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Don’t talk about guns after a massacre

Seen from abroad this rabid attachment to guns, in which individuals proudly stockpile deadly weapons, despite the slaughter gun-possession leads to verges on collective madness. When are Americans going to have the courage to stand up and say "No!" to ...

Trump guilty of crimes against humanity

Trump is guilty of crimes against humanity. Enough is enough. Let's call a spade a spade. As record-breaking Hurricane Irma devastates islands in the Caribbean and heads towards Florida, as Houston reels under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, as forest fires ...

Climate breakdown says George Monbiot, not change

Climate breakdown, not climate change. The words we use to discuss an issue like the impact of climate on the world have an important effect on the way we communicate and the way we understand what is happening. George Monbiot underlines ...

Who said climate change didn’t exist?

Hurricane Harvey and climate change denial - just one more recipe for disaster. Who said climate change didn't exist? How is it possible to be so blind or short-sighted when proof is screaming at you from Texas as well as ...

Women are not objects to be used and abused

Women are not objects. Yet news from around the world underlines how many men act as if they were, while key figures, like Trump, set a disastrous example. Today it was announced that a ten-year-old Indian girl, victim of repeated ...

Enough is enough, but beware damage by his minions

Enough of the clown. That attention is so focused on him is not surprising. He knows how to hold media attention with his outrageous and shocking behaviour. People are understandably up in arms against his words and acts. Not only ...

Race-hatred fanned by fawning authorities

Race-hatred is being fanned across the U.S. but also in many other countries. Both right-wing politicians and certain media fuel discontent, repeatedly and incorrectly heaping blame on those who are different. The campaign for Brexit was a flagrant example of ...

Private military enforce corporate agenda

Private military enforce corporate agendas. There is increasing recourse to private military not only to backup or even replace the army in conflict zones, but also to enforce the agenda of industrial conglomerates as in the eviction of peaceful demonstrators ...

Word-ban: How to combat climate change

Word-ban! How to end climate change? Easy. Ban the use of the word! In his visionary novel, 1984, George Orwell wrote: In the end, we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express it ...

Elect an illiterate president

An illiterate president - the ultimate recipe for disaster. Understanding requires knowing the necessary words and being able to develop the concepts that underlie that understanding. Without the words, understanding the world is just not possible. Having an extremely limited vocabulary implies ...

Make war for the few to get richer

Make war for the few to get richer. On the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, in threatening North Korea Trump uses the same bellicose language as President Truman’s warning to Japan before bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Except the ...

Donald Trump, disaster incarnate

Donald Trump, disaster incarnate. Trump's reckless and incompetent approach to governance is nothing short of a disaster-creating machine. Naomi Klein in No is Not Enough. Defeating the New Shock Politics. While there are so many recipes for disaster trumped up ...

Blame, divide & build walls

Blame, divide and build walls. As a recipe for disaster, what better than dividing up the population, blaming certain minorities for all the ills and then building walls. Not only does it throw the world into disarray, but it undermines ...

Privatise & militarise the police

More and more money is being spent on militarising the police supposedly because of the threat of terrorism and armed crime by migrant populations. But a quick look at some of the articles and links quoted below shows that it ...

Deny climate change

Why deny what the vast majority of scientists say is proven? Why turn a blind eye on the increasing number of extreme weather conditions worldwide? Just take, for example, the latest report published in Science Advances and reported in The ...

Kill the pig!

"Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!" was what the stranded boys chanted as they ran rampage on their island in search of one of their number to slaughter. Surely it is unlikely to see ...

Undermine the state

Irrespective of who his audience is, Trump has to talk about himself and vilify those who are or that he imagines are against him. Here he was addressing 12-16-year-old scouts. His behaviour lastingly tarnishes the image of the Presidency and his ...

Vilify immigrants

Donald Trump vilifies illegal immigrants by treating them as 'animals' who 'slice and dice' beautiful young girls.-- ...

Ban transgender military

In a typical angry blast of early morning tweets, Trump kicked transgender people from the US military. That's over 15'000 people. Ostensibly a manoeuvre to gain support from certain US Senators for Trump's budget and his Mexican border wall who are ...

Assist bombings in Yemen

Thousand's die every day from cholera in Yemen in an epidemic provoked by bombings by Saudi-led coalition with arms provided by the United States. Just another of those 'success' of the American president who was proud of signing such an ...

Stop blockade of Gaza

In a supposed drive to stamp out terrorism, the systematic blockade of the Gaza Strip has led to intolerable living conditions for the Palestinian population. How can a nation that was a victim of the Holocaust afflict such suffering on fellow ...

Energy companies go uncontrolled

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to dump 700,000 tons of contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean ...

Sabotage anti-smoking treaty

Multinational PMI invests millions to sabotage anti-smoking treaty according to documents revealed by Reuters ...

Criminalise abortion

Trump and his team of male thugs at work undoing women's reproductive rights ...

Poke fun at climate change scientists

One tactic of the current US president and his hand-picked band of thugs is to poke fun at scientists investigating climate breakdown ...

Disaster Cookbook Gallery

Recipes for disaster: the cookbook liberally employed by NotMyPresident in its original form as an electronic illustrated picture book for wayward children that inspired the raping of the earth and the subjugation of its peoples ...

Fear-mongering

The message of 45 in his Poland speech was all about fear, painting images of a world teetering on the brink of disaster ...