Puerto Rico: ‘We are dying,’ says San Juan’s mayor

San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, makes an emotional, heartfelt plea for help for Puerto Rica, saying that the island is devastated, that people are dying around her, that if the federal government doesn’t come to their help it will be genocide.

Meanwhile, that swine-in-chief Trump boasts about how good the US response has been in helping Puerto Rica and sneers at a mayor who, according to him is incapable.… (Read more...)

Trump guilty of crimes against humanity

Irma denying climate breakdown

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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 rage through the drought-stricken west coast of the US, not to mention massive flooding around the world, Trump stands up in front of oil workers in a North Dakota refinery and boasts about quitting the Paris climate deal and giving the go-ahead for several major oil pipelines.… (Read more...)

Enough is enough, but beware damage by his minions

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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 is he a staunch neo-liberalist out to rape the world and most of its people for the betterment of a select few, but recent events have reminded everyone that he is and always has been a racist.… (Read more...)

Race-hatred fanned by fawning authorities

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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 a nationalist, isolationist discourse with heavy racist undertones.

This weekend, alt-right groups including the KKK marched armed and unmasked through the university campus in Charlottesville sporting flags with swastikas.… (Read more...)

Word-ban: How to combat climate change

Word-ban

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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.

Out of sheer greed and/or ideological short-sightedness, Trump and his neoliberal buddies are using the same tactic to do away with climate change: ban the use of the expression and those words related to it.… (Read more...)

Elect an illiterate president

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An illiterate president – the ultimate recipe for disaster

Illiterate? The word rings like an accusation. In itself, it is not.  It is the combination of the two words ‘illiterate’ and ‘president’ that is accusatory. The dictionary says of being illiterate: ignorant in a particular subject or activity: uncultured or poorly educated; badly written or expressed.(Read more...)