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'He's a liar - Justin Trudeau / Politics Insights E-mail
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Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:29

'He's a liar': Why the Left Coast may be writing off Justin TrudeauiPolitics Insights
British Columbians fell hard for ‘sunny ways’. Trudeau’s approach to development is changing their minds.
Michael Harris Michael HarrisThursday, February 23rd, 2017

http://ipolitics.ca/2017/02/23/hes-a-liar-why-the-left-coast-may-be-writing-off-justin-trudeau/The man sitting at the head of the table has a face that should be on money.

 

It is calm, etched with wrinkle lines of infinite patience, utterly immune to honeyed words. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has heard more vows than the parsons in Reno’s drive-thru wedding chapels — most of them destined to be broken by the politicians who made them. Yet behind the softness, the weary eyes suggest something else. These are undefeated eyes.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 09:23
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Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:24

 

This article slightly updates a previous one that IPS had published regarding the recurrent confusion about who are Arabs and who, Muslims.

Arab countries in the Middle East and North of Africa. Dark Green: Arab majority population. Light Green: Arab minority countries | Credit: Public Domain.

Arab countries in the Middle East and North of Africa. Dark Green: Arab majority population. Light Green: Arab minority countries | Credit: Public Domain.

ROME, Feb 20 2017 (IPS) - Now that President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States continues to drift into legal labyrinths about its legality–or not, it may be useful to clarify some myths that often lead to an even greater confusion regarding the over-written, under-reported issue of who are Arabs and who Muslims.

To start with, it is a common belief – too often heralded by the mainstream media – that the Middle East is formed entirely of Arab countries, and that it is about the so-wrongly called Muslim, Arab World.

This is simply not accurate.

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Trump Marks the End of a Cycle E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:46

By Roberto Savio 

Roberto Savio is co-founder of Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and its President Emeritus. He is also publisher of OtherNews.

ROME, Feb 21 2017 (IPS) - Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle!

 

Roberto Savio

Roberto Savio

Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has been living in an Anglophone-dominated world. First there was Pax Britannica (from the beginning of the 19th century when Britain started building its colonial empire until the end of the Second World War, followed by the United States and Pax Americana with the building of the so-called West).

 

The United States emerged from the Second World War as the main winner and founder of what became the major international institutions – from the United Nations to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – with Europe reduced to the role of follower. In fact, under the Marshall Plan, the United States became the force behind the post-war reconstruction of Europe.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:57
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The Leaker E-mail
Posted by Dragonslayer   
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:28

Now that Trump is so concerned about who to arrest for leaking, we all get to submit our best guess.  There maybe should be a lottery.  Any way my guess would be "The Russians".   Maybe Trump should ask his good buddy Putin to cough up the leakers.

 
The Goldman Sachs Effect How a Bank Conquered Washington E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:53

By Nomi Prins

Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, "For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished -- but the people did not share in its wealth."  Under Trump, an even smaller group will flourish -- in particular, a cadre of former Goldman Sachs executives. To put the matter bluntly, two of them (along with the Federal Reserve) are likely to control our economy and financial system in the years to come.

Infusing Washington with Goldman alums isn’t exactly an original idea. Three of the last four presidents, including The Donald, have handed the wheel of the U.S. economy to ex-Goldmanites. But in true Trumpian style, after attacking Hillary Clinton for her Goldman ties, he wasn’t satisfied to do just that.  He had to do it bigger and better.  Unlike Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, just a sole Goldman figure lording it over economic policy wasn’t enough for him. Only two would do.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2017 23:43
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What Happens When All We Have Left Is The Pentagon? E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:21

Trump’s Vision of a Militarized America 
By  William D. Hartung

At over $600 billion a year and counting, the Pentagon already receives significantly more than its fair share of federal funds.  If President Donald Trump has his way, though, that will prove a sum for pikers and misers.  He and his team are now promising that spending on defense and homeland security will increase dramatically in the years to come, even as domestic programs are slashed and entire civilian agencies shuttered.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2017 23:31
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Trump’s Muslim Ban a Test for Unity and Solidarity E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:55

Trump’s Muslim Ban a Test for Unity and Solidarity

Outgoing African Union Chair described the Muslim ban as a test for unity and solidarity. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

Outgoing African Union Chair described the Muslim ban as a test for unity and solidarity. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

NEW YORK / UNITED NATIONS, Feb 1 2017 (IPS) - Outgoing African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has described the United States ban on refugees and immigrants from seven countries as “one of the greatest challenges and tests to our unity and solidarity.”

 

Speaking to African leaders on Monday Zuma asked why “the very country to whom our people were taken as slaves during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, have now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries.”

On Friday 27 January United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily ceasing entry to the United States for nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The order also suspended the entire U.S. refugee program for 120 days and indefinitely blocked all refugees from Syria from entering the United States.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2017 23:58
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Enough Trump E-mail
Posted by Dragonslayer   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:28

It is time to call for the arrest of Donald Trump and the members of his team for instigating events causing the death of six people in a mosque in Quebec.


It is time to arrest any member of the Trump team and charge them with promoting racism against Muslims resulting in the death of six people.  Should any of them be stupid enough to show their faces in Canada we should arrest them the instant they set foot on Canadian soil.  

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:52
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What Now Canada E-mail
Posted by Dragonslayer   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:52

Now that we have a real live monster running the US who is intent on becoming a King who is answerable to no one and is being advised by the new grand wizard of our time.

 

It may be time for Canada to take a new direction.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 02:45
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This First Nation Just Banned Industrial Logging and Mining from Vancouver Island Territory E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:14

By Judith Lavoie - Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:03 Desmog
Connection to the land and ocean has guided the Ahousaht people throughout their history and that bond is now at the root of a new sustainable economic development plan for the First Nation whose territory spans the heart of the

Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Under the first phase of the plan, announced Thursday, there will be no mining or industrial logging in Ahousaht traditional territory and about 80 per cent of almost 171,000 hectares will be set aside as cultural and natural areas "to conserve biological diversity, natural landscapes and wilderness and to provide to Ahousaht continued spiritual, cultural and sustenance use."

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017 23:53
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Thanks to Trump, the Doomsday Clock Advances Toward Midnight e E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 26 January 2017 10:43

Our organization, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is marking the 70th anniversary of its Doomsday Clock on Thursday by moving it 30 seconds closer to midnight. In 2016, the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to come to grips with humanity’s most pressing threats: nuclear weapons and climate change.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:15
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