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Trump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich Indian reservations PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 05 December 2016 12:08
By Valerie Volcovici | WASHINGTOn  Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-tribes-idUSL1N1E00H0Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation's oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves.
Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on Native American issues wants to free those resources from what they call a suffocating federal bureaucracy that holds title to 56 million acres of tribal lands, two chairmen of the coalition told Reuters in exclusive interviewsThe group proposes to put those lands into private ownership - a politically explosive idea that could upend more than century of policy designed to preserve Indian tribes on U.S.-owned reservations, which are governed by tribal leaders as sovereign nations.
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Publish, Punish, and Pardon PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 05 December 2016 08:28

Nine Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office to Reveal the Nature of the National Security State By Pratap Chatterjee

In less than seven weeks, President Barack Obama will hand over the government to Donald Trump, including access to the White House, Air Force One, and Camp David. Trump will also, of course, inherit the infamous nuclear codes, as well as the latest in warfare technology, including the Central Intelligence Agency’s fleet of killer drones, the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance and data collection apparatus, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s enormous system of undercover informants.

Before the recent election, Obama repeatedly warned that a Trump victory could spell disaster. "If somebody starts tweeting at three in the morning because SNL [Saturday Night Live] made fun of you, you can’t handle the nuclear codes," Obama typically told a pro-Clinton rally in November. "Everything that we've done over the last eight years," he added in an interview with MSNBC, "will be reversed with a Trump presidency."

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2016 23:46
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Trump Think PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Dragonslayer   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:35

Trump says on twitter that millions of illegal votes happened and that dead people were voting.  Either he has been watching too many episodes of the walking dead, he doesn't know anything or he knows it is a fact because he engineered it.   

He is also attacking the first amendment with the flag burning issue.  At present it is not illegal to burn a flag because of free speach.  He cannot take away someones citizenship.  That is a hint of what to expect in the future.  America is no longer the "Leader of the Free World".

Thist all sounds like the typical Trump big fat lies which he uses effectively to distract from other events going down that would effect his ability to become President...Conflicts of interest being the obvious one.  Shady appointments another.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 19:02
 
Protests Head Into Fourth Day as Sanders Urges Trump 'Heed the Views of Progressives' PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 November 2016 06:21
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'After Tuesday it felt like I was living an absurdist joke, except the joke was on all of us'

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Anti-Trump protesters hold signs outside Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. (Photo: Lorie Shaull/flickr/cc)

As U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) urges the president-elect "to heed the views of progressives," protests continue in cities across the U.S. on Saturday, with participants driven by "outrage and fear" over Donald Trump's electoral victory.

Describing the continued demonstrations, the New York Times writes that "a national resistance among liberal activists and others who say they do not support his presidency is rising in response to the election in a way not seen in modern presidential history." They also, as Common Dreams reported, "continue amid a reported increase of abuse and assaults against Muslims, people of color, immigrants, women and girls, and the LGBTQ community, among other minorities."

"On Friday night," the Washington Post reports, "people marched in cities including New York, the District, Dallas, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh, and Portland—where, for a second night, demonstrations turned violent. More rallies were planned through the weekend in scattered cities."

Though they have been largely peaceful, one of the protesters in Portland who faced tear gas and flash-bang grenades was shot in the early hours on Saturday.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 06:31
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'The radical inside the system': Tom Hayden, protester-turned-politician, dies at 76 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 24 October 2016 19:42
 
The life of Tom Hayden
 


October 23, 2016, 

Tom Hayden, a 1960s radical who was in the vanguard of the movement to stop the Vietnam War and became one of the nation’s best-known champions of liberal causes, has died in Santa Monica after a lengthy illness. He was 76.

Hayden vaulted into national politics in 1962 as lead author of a student manifesto that became the ideological foundation for demonstrations against the war.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016 19:55
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Why Isn't Trump Junk? PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 September 2016 13:57

There ar a number of things that are not making sense about Donald Trump.  It seems that:

 

1- He can lie about everything without being called to task.

2. He can conduct criminal acts and not get charged with a crime.  

For example: Why is he not arrested for doing business with Cuba during a US embargo?  Any other citizen would be arrested.   If so, as a convicted criminal would he still be eligible to be President?

3 - He seems to be trying to brand the Trump name and for him it doesn't seem to matter what people say as long as they say Trump.  Perhaps "branding" is his real weakness?  Perhaps then we should rebrand him with "Dump the Trump" or "The Trump is junk".

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:17
 
Madoff in the White House? How Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Could Become Ours PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:05
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Haida strip two hereditary chiefs of titles for supporting Enbridge PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:18

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://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/haida-strip-two-hereditary-chiefs-of-titles-for-supporting-enbridge

Published on: August 17, 2016 | Last Updated: August 17, 2016 8:01 PM PDT

Darin Swanson, head chief of the Yahgulaanaas/Janaas clan at the ceremony where two hereditary chiefs were stripped of their titles. Ernest Swanson, his nephew is to the left holding a staff. MARY HELMER / FOR PNG

The extraordinary decision by a Haida clan to strip two of its hereditary chiefs of their titles for secretly supporting the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is being closely watched by First Nations across Canada.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:59
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Sanders wins concessions in Dem draft platform PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 02 July 2016 06:37

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Bernie Sanders won a handful of concessions in the Democratic National Committee’s platform, with the party lining up behind his vision on the minimum wage, financial regulation and other issues.
 
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draft version of the platform was released Friday, amid an ongoing battle to get Sanders to end his presidential campaign and endorse presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton
 
The platform explicitly calls for a $15 minimum wage, a position long espoused by Sanders. 
 
"Democrats believe that the current minimum wage is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage," the text reads. 
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 06:45
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Donald Trump’s Finance Chair Is the Anti-Populist From Hell PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 07:33

 

 
 
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Donald Trump’s Finance Chair Is the Anti-Populist From Hell
Steve Mnuchin specialized in fraudulent foreclosures during the heart of the Great Recession. Power to the people.
 
 
BY DAVID DAYEN
https://newrepublic.com/article/133368/donald-trumps-finance-chair-anti-populist-hellMay 9, 2016
 
Donald Trump’s first major staff selection since securing the Republican nomination, national finance chairman Steven Mnuchin, co-founded and manages the hedge fund Dune Capital. Not only did he make partner at Goldman Sachs, so did his father in the 1960s. With over 30 years of experience at the top levels of finance, Mnuchin was present for every recent major banking innovation, including those that brought the country to the brink of economic collapse.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 07:38
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