Category Archives: USA Politics and Economy

The Cliff of Nuclear Annihilation: Humanity is on the Brink of Extinction!

The Cliff of Nuclear Annihilation: Humanity is on the Brink of Extinction! Thirty Seconds to Midnight

Refugees fleeing the U.S. to Canada could become a deluge in the spring

The trickle of refugees fleeing the U.S. to Canada could become a deluge in the spring

By Alan Freeman February 23 at 3:00 AM – Washington Post

refugees-in-canadaPhoto: Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police help a family from Somalia on Feb. 17, 2017 along the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Quebec. (The Canadian Press/AP)

OTTAWA — As desperate asylum seekers continue to flee the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown by crossing into Canada, concern is growing here over whether the country will be able to cope if the number of migrants keeps growing.    Continue reading

Trump Announces NEW JOBS During Meeting with Manufacturing CEOs – video

Trump Announces NEW JOBS During Meeting with Manufacturing CEOs – video

Published on Feb 23, 2017  –  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is meeting at the White House with two dozen manufacturing CEOs. Trump told the executives that his policies will create millions of jobs, though he did not outline specific initiatives to drive that job growth. The president singled out Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, saying she was working on lowering the costs of F-35 fighter jets. Referencing his campaign rival Hillary Clinton, he asked Hewson if she thought the Democrat would have asked for savings on the contracts.

Plutocratic Media Defeat of Sanders by Democrats created Trump’s victory

The fake news that provably threw the election to Trump was not Russian

The Democrats introduced the term “fake news” just days after losing the election.

Opinion - commentary -analysisBy  Rob Hager   – February 23, 2017 – | Op-Ed- Nation of Change

Trump and establishment Democrats are trading allegations about “fake news.”

Trump attacks CNN and others in the mass media with his typical lack of supporting evidence for his assertions. Nevertheless, progressives can agree with Trump that during the election major mass media selected Clinton as their candidate early on. They accordingly discounted and ignored Sanders during the primary while promoting Trump, and then promoted Clinton against Trump in the general election

The plutocratic media went beyond their usual propaganda role of merely defining the limits of public discussion and setting the agenda.  This time in desperation about a mobilized populist/progressive electorate they intervened in the election on behalf of the reliably plutocratic status quo candidate, Clinton.    Continue reading

OPINION: Unskilled and Unable – Why Donald Trump’s Great Jobs Promise is a Lie

OPINION: Unskilled and Unable – Why Donald Trump’s Great Jobs Promise is a Lie

The USA has serious problems with recruiting, training and retaining suitable factory workers. Michael Pascoe explains.

MICHAEL PASCOE | Business DayOpinion - commentary -analysis

For all the turmoil marking the first weeks of President Trump, the big boot is yet to drop. That’s when the angry heartland realises the factory jobs aren’t coming back, no matter what Trump promised.

It will take time for that realisation to dawn on Trump’s followers. Minor events, such as the 700 Carrier jobs, will be well-publicised PR stunts and the overall employment picture will tend to overshadow what’s specifically happening in manufacturing.      Continue reading

US Implements ‘Hyper-Aggressive Mass Deportation Policy’

Trump Administration Issues How-To for ‘Hyper-Aggressive Mass Deportation Policy’

us-dhs-logoNew Homeland Security guidelines constitute a sweeping rewrite of Obama-era policies on immigration

by Lauren McCauley, staff writer – Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Common Dreams

The Trump administration on Tuesday issued new guidelines that constitute a “sweeping rewrite” of Obama-era policies on immigration, greatly expanding the number of individuals that can be forcibly deported and further emboldening the current crackdown.

The memoranda on implementation (pdf) and enforcement (pdf) of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration, which were dated Monday February 20, 2017, and published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), were leaked to news agencies over the holiday weekend and sparked wide concern among immigrants and civil liberties organizations.     Continue reading

James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness – by Chris Hedges

James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness

by Chris Hedges – Monday, February 20, 2017 – by Truthdig

James Ba;dwin

The work of James Baldwin, pictured here in 1969, is as relevant today as in his time. The essayist, novelist, poet and social critic died in 1987. (Photo: Allan Warren / Wikimedia Commons)

Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” is one of the finest documentaries I have ever seen—I would have stayed in the theater in New York to see the film again if the next showing had not been sold out. The newly released film powerfully illustrates, through James Baldwin’s prophetic work, that the insanity now gripping the United States is an inevitable consequence of white Americans’ steadfast failure to confront where they came from, who they are and the lies and myths they use to mask past and present crimes. Baldwin’s only equal as a 20th century essayist is George Orwell. If you have not read Baldwin you probably do not fully understand America. Especially now.     Continue reading

Steve Bannon Lays Out His AMAZING Political Philosophy in 2011

Steve Bannon Lays Out His AMAZING Political Philosophy in 2011

Published on Nov 18, 2016

Speech by Stephen K. Bannon (Steve Bannon), Donald Trump’s senior strategic advisor and architect of his winning 2016 election. In this speech delivered in 1911 to the Liberty Restoration Foundation, Bannon laid out the political philosophy both he and Trump embraced, and which appealed to the American people in the election.  It is conservative, perhaps explaining why the political liberal left has resorted to evidently incorrect allegations of antisemitism or racism to try to derail his appointment.      Continue reading

Trump Divides and Rules – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Trump Divides and Rules – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opinion - commentary -analysisimagesWhy protest? You can sit and do nothing. They will gradually chip away at your rights while you are busy with other things. Then one day you will wake up to find that the liberties you took for granted are gone, and never to be replaced.

You make some token noises but no one really listens. It is too late. The alternative is to peacefully rise up and let your voice join in a crescendo that advocates for change. The tone in Washington is ugly, incorrect and poisonous and looks likely to get worse. The voices for change are needed more than ever before.   Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – 16 February 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 16 February 2017

Tenants get more legal aid

BY NELSON A. KING | BROOKLYN

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito say that, for the first time, the City will fund unive­rsal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court.

CARICOM TO FOCUS ON US RELAT­IONS

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

Carib­bean Commu­nity leaders begin two days of talks at their half-yearly summit in Guyana this week with the recent election of Donald Trump to the presi­dency of the United States, Brexit and a string of other interna­tional issues on their agenda.

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