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Climate Action is Needed Whether Exxon Likes it or Not – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Last week, we were among a handful of organizations who received a letter signed by 13 members of Congress claiming that we may be violating Exxon’s right to free speech. They’re requesting that we divulge any communication we may have had with state officials and many private organizations with regard to looking into what Exxon knew about climate change and when. At face value this request is a threat to constitutional rights.

Source: Climate Action is Needed Whether Exxon Likes it or Not.

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Why Trump Might Win – By Robert Reich + Latest Polls

Why Trump Might Win – By Robert Reich

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Trump vs Clinton

May 22, 2016 – http://robertreich.org/post/144763032115

Trump’s demagoguery makes him the most dangerous nominee of a major political party in American history.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday (May 16,2016) finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. That’s an 11 percent swing against Clinton since March.

new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, also released Sunday, shows Clinton at 46 percent to Trump’s 43 percent. Previously she led 50 percent to 39 percent.

Polls this far before an election don’t tell us much. But in this case they do raise a question.   Continue reading

Black Muslims support some Donald Trump ideas, says Louis Farrakhan – 2 videos

Donald Trump – Black Muslims support Trump

Rousseff’s Ouster Weakens BRICS by M.K. Bhadrakumar – Indian Punchline

Rousseff’s Ouster Weakens BRICS  by M.K. Bhadrakumar – Indian Punchline

Official Photo of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

The fact of the matter is that the removal of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff from the office of president and her impending impeachment trial does not add up. Crime and punishment must have some co-relation.

Rousseff herself likened her ouster to a coup d’état. Indeed, the political circumstances are extraordinary. The charge against Rousseff is fiscal wrongdoing – using state money under one budgetary head to cover extra expenditure under another head. She says she diverted the funds for undertaking social programs.

Fiscal jugglery is not unusual for elected governments and it is a common practice in Brazil. No president ever paid this high a price. Curiously, Rousseff is not charged with corruption.  Continue reading

Welcome to 1984 – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Welcome to 1984 – by Rosaliene Bacchus

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By Chris Hedges – Source: truthdig

The artifice of corporate totalitarianism has been exposed. The citizens, disgusted by the lies and manipulation, have turned on the political establishment. But the game is not over. Corporate power has within its arsenal potent forms of control. It will use them. As the pretense of democracy is unmasked, the naked fist of state repression takes its place.  Continue reading

Donald Trump Has Already Destroyed the GOP

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump Has Already Destroyed the GOP

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 – By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

When I was a boy, we had a small cocker spaniel. Though she was dumber than a can of paint — she would run headlong into walls on a regular basis — the pup had moves like Barry Sanders coming out of the backfield.

At the sound of a door to the outside being opened she’d come charging, claws raking the hardwood floor. A feint to the left, a jink to the right, a hesitation followed by a surge and she was gone down the front steps and into the world like a blur. Stopping her was like trying to catch smoke.  [Read more]

Reasons Bernie Sanders Wins Big With Cruz Dropout

Reasons Bernie Sanders Wins Big With Cruz Dropout
by Seth Abramson – Wednesday, May 04, 2016 – by Huffington Post –

Here are five immediate repercussions to Ted Cruz dropping out of the Republican primary:

1. News coverage for the Democratic primary, and thus Bernie Sanders, will increase exponentially — immediately.

Without Trump in the field, all of the focus on future election nights — nine states and several territories over the next 45 days — will be on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

2. Sanders will pick up a huge number of what would otherwise be Trump votes in states where voters are still able to register for upcoming Democratic primaries, or are able to cross over and vote in the Democratic primary due to being a registered independent.  [Read more]

Trump-Clinton begins as the most lopsided race in the modern era – commentary

Trump-Clinton begins as the most lopsided race in the modern era

trumpAs long expected, Trump has effectively secured the Republican nomination tonight – can he beat Hillary?

By Harry Lambert – Independent UK  – May 03, 2016

Donald Trump is the runaway winner in tonight’s Indiana primary, as expected. Polls, and the demographics of the state, had suggested as much. As usual during this election, they’ve been proven right.

Trump is now as likely to be the Republican nominee as Hillary Clinton is to be the Democratic nominee, with both a 98 per cent favourite in the betting markets after tonight.

Less than three weeks ago Trump’s odds had fallen to 55 per cent. But should you fear – will he actually be President?

Well, now that he’s wrapped up the nomination, his chances of being America’s next President have shot up, from 17 per cent to 29 per cent.  Continue reading

Trump and Sanders win in Indiana – Cruz suspends campaign – reports & videos

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INDIANA – Click to enlarge

Ted Cruz suspends campaign, clearing path for Trump to get nomination

Texas senator quits the race after losing to Donald Trump in Indiana, while Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton

Ted Cruz suspended his campaign on Tuesday after a crushing defeat in Indiana’s primary, leaving the way clear for Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee for president.    Continue reading

President Barack Obama’s hilarious final White House correspondents’ dinner speech – video

President Barack Obama’s hilarious final White House correspondents’ dinner speech

Published on Apr 30, 2016 – President Barack Obama didn’t hold back in his final speech at the White House correspondents’ dinner firing barbs at himself, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz.
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