JANUARY 22 THROUGH 31
31, 2017 -
Democracy in Exile and the Curse of Totalitarianism. CounterPunch/Giroux
FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration
of Law Enforcement. ... Bureau policies have been crafted
to take into account the active presence of domestic extremists
in U.S. police departments. Intercept
Brothers Worried Trumps Extreme Presidency Will Lead
to Far-Left Revolt. RoF
Donald Trump's New Campaign Chief Created an Online Haven
for White Nationalists. ... Breitbart News is "the
platform for the alt-right," boasts Stephen Bannon.
Steve Bannon Called for Christian Holy War: Now He's on
the National Security Council. ... "We're at the very
beginning stages of a very brutal and bloody conflict,"
President Trump's chief strategist told a Christian conference
in 2014. AlterNet
30, 2017 -
It Took Donald Trump 8 Days To Bring The U.S. To The Brink
Of A Constitutional Crisis. ... Obedience to specific
court orders is what keeps us from being a banana republic
or fascist dictatorship. Thats a really big deal.
Joint Press Release Between Border Patrol and ICE Councils
representatives of the nations Frontline - immigration
officers and agents responsible for enforcing our laws and
protecting our borders, we fully support and appreciate
President Trumps swift and decisive action to keep
the American people safe and allow law enforcement to do
and ICE Councils
Psychosis ... Reality is under assault. Verbal confusion
reigns. Truth and illusion have merged. Mental chaos makes
it hard to fathom what is happening. We feel trapped in
a hall of mirrors. Exposed lies are answered with other
at the Denver airport over the weekend were told by police
that it was illegal to exercise free speech without
a permit. ...(Police Commander Tony Lopez ) ... that
even carrying a copy of the U.S. Constitution was prohibited
in the airport.
Conway, a top adviser to Donald Trump, on Monday said that
the presidents first week in office was nothing short
Cowardly Democrats Dont Grow a Spine, Kiss America
Goodbye. ... The Democratic party has lost everything
the presidential election, the Senate, the House, the respect
of their voters....
And Border Officials Defy Court Order On Lawful Residents.
... Customs officials arent letting green card holders
talk to lawyers. Huffington
America: Land of Dystopia and
Bannon believes we're already at war: 'This new barbarity
that's starting, that will completely eradicate everything
that we've been bequeathed over the last 2,000, 2,500 years'.
29, 2017 -
"It's working out very nicely," ... You see it
at the airports. You see it all over. It's working out very
Meanwhile, back at the ranch ....
The worlds biggest sponsors of Islamic terrorism are
stinking rich, and are strangely not included in the Trump
freeze. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are yet again excluded
from action against Islamic terrorism despite
being patently the fons et origo of most of it. Trumps
ban would not exclude Osama Bin Laden or the vast majority
of the 9/11 cells, which is almost amusing. Murray
Muslim Ban Triggers Chaos, Heartbreak, and Resistance Intercept
Rebranded? The Koch Brothers In 2016. ... They are spending
millions to disguise their actual aims so they can lull
citizens into thinking its safe to allow them more
control over our political system. WBNR
Koch - The billionaire brothers are championing criminal-justice
reform. Has their formula changed? New
Yorker or download
Welfare: Trumps Infrastructure Plan
Hes going to create a huge trillion-dollar market
for Wall Streets high finance. AlterNet
US Is Suffering From a Very Real Water Crisis That Few Are
28, 2017 -
Missile Launchers at Standing Rock: Weaponized Law in Action.
leaks coming out of the Trump White House cast the president
as a clueless child. WaPo
Most Vicious President in American History Is Donald Trump's
New Role Model. ... Andrew Jackson was an unrepentant slave
driver and ethnic cleanser. Trump sees him as a fellow populist.
know they cant convince everyone that mass voter fraud
exists because it doesnt so what theyre
trying to do is put the lie that it DOES exist out there
to create the false impression that theres some sort
of debate to be had here when there isnt. Ring
Trump supporter who shot an unarmed anti-fascist protester
was released by Seattle, Washington police without charge.
Meanwhile, at least six journalists arrested by the Washington,
D.C. force face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 fines
on felony "riot" charges for covering protests
at the presidential inauguration.
New Low For Wells Fargo: Are You Still Using Gross Big Banks?
.... four ex-employees from Southern California reported
that Wells Fargo was engaged in yet another scheme to defraud
its customers: improperly charging them for extending promised
interest rates when mortgage paperwork wound up being delayed.
27, 2017 -
Noam Chomsky: Explaining the 'Collapse' That Gave Us Donald
Trump. ... Noam Chomsky interviewed by Kenneth Palmer and
Richard Yarrow. AlterNet
The Election was Stolen Heres How
in 2013 just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting
Rights Act a coterie of Trump operatives, under the
direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created
a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the
voter rolls of GOPcontrolled states. Palast
Trump Against the World: The Birth of a New Nationalist
World Order ... Welcome to a globalism of the 1 percent.
Bannon Takes Control While Trump lies, the former Breitbart
chief seizes the reins of power.
The Rise Of Europes Far-Right Is A Wake-Up Call
For Democracy, Says Turkish Novelist. .. We cannot
leave patriotism to the nationalists. ... And we cannot
leave emotions to populist demagogues,
No local enforcement of Federal Immigration laws (NM)
America Lost Its Identity. ... Reporter
Holger Stark spent the past four years as Washington correspondent
during a time in which the country changed radically enough
to elect Donald Trump as its president. What led this once
mighty nation into decline? Spiegel
de Résistance? Entire Senior Staff at Trump's State
Dept. 'Unexpectedly' Resigns. ... 'We know Americans don't
want [Secretary Tillerson] representing them, and it now
seems like the most senior officials of the State Department
know it too.' CommonDreams
says he doesnt need facts as long as very smart
Fox News viewers agree with him. ... Trumps first
interview as president illustrated how Fox News is becoming
26, 2017 -
TDS: You have been warned: Trump Derangement Syndrome
will be a cudgel used to silence his critics. ... Right-wingers
who claim that principled opposition to Trump is "deranged"
are avoiding America's true insanity. Salon
the first 100 days by
Trump's contract with American voters here
Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking
Trump Looks More and More Like a Rubber Stamp for a Radical
Congress. ... A pattern is emerging: the president is presented
with a draconian bill, and he signs on the dotted line.
Trump's team to review all Environmental Protection Agency
studies before release .. scrutiny will also extend to federal
agency's website, including scientific evidence showing
impact of manmade carbon emissions on global warming. Independent
Radical Expansion of Sanctuary: Steps in Defiance of Trump's
Trumps unconstitutional plan to turn cities into federal
police states. ... Remember when the Tenth Amendment was
a thing? ThinkProgress
-and- Bill would make NM sanctuary state
25, 2017 -
Get Ready for the First Shocks of Trumps Disaster
more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration
unrest. ... A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a
live-streamer and a freelance reporter facing up to 10 years
in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted. Guradian
government gag order blocks agencies from talking to Congress.
... First the National Park Service was banned from using
social media because one Park Service Twitter account dared
to retweet images showing Trumps less-than-stellar
inaugural crowd. Then the EPA was blocked from all forms
of external communication. The research arm of the USDA
was the next to go behind the Trump Curtain. And it seems
that this glittery gilt wall of silence is not just spreading,
but even cutting off communication with Congress. ... .
come amid growing concern that Trump and his appointees
will suppress scientific innovation and research to advance
their own ideological agenda. CommonDreams
Trump lies about losing the popular vote. ... Donald Trump
told congressional leaders he lost the popular vote to Hillary
Clinton because of immigrants fraudulently voting in the
election. This comes after Kellyanne Conway debuted the
phrase "alternative facts." David Corn and Indira
Lakshmanan join Lawrence. MSNBC
Arabia deliberately targeting impoverished Yemens
farms and agricultural industry. ... Increasing
evidence suggests Kingdom is not merely bombing civilians
in neighbouring country, but systematically targeting infrastructure
survivors will need to avoid starvation when the war is
Private Equity Firms are Designed to Earn Big While Risking
Little of Their Own.
24, 2017 -
The ruling elites, terrified by the mobilization of the
left in the 1960s, or by what [political scientist] Samuel
P. Huntington called Americas excess of democracy,
built counter-institutions to delegitimize and marginalize
critics of corporate capitalism and imperialism. They bought
the allegiances of the two main political parties. They
obedience to the neoliberal ideology within
academia and the press. This campaign, laid out by Lewis
Powell in his 1971 memorandum titled Attack on American
Free Enterprise System, was the blueprint for the
creeping corporate coup détat that 45 years
later is complete. Hedges
Takeover': Oil & Gas Industry Now In Charge of US Foreign
Policy. ... Confirming
Rex Tillerson, Republicans on Senate Foreign Relations Committee
"just knowingly handed our international climate diplomacy
over to a rogue oil mogul"
Administration Imposes Freeze On EPA Grants and Contracts.
...The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants
and contracts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Trump Cabinet: Strangest Show on Earth.
far) Lawmakers in Eight States Have Proposed Laws Criminalizing
Peaceful Protest. Intercept
23, 2017 -
Naomi Klein, Alicia Garza, Ralph Nader & Others Respond
to Trump's "America First" Inaugural Address.
Trump's Two-Step Strategy to Take Over the Truth
The new president has this all figured out.
Facts': The Needless Lies of the Trump Administration. ...
If the president and his aides will tell easily disproven
falsehoods about crowd sizes and speeches, what else will
they be willing to dissemble about? The
Trump Administrations Lies Have Already Ruined Its
Credibility. ... The president has made the wrong bet, and
it will sink him.
the rise of Donald Trump and Isis have more in common than
you might think. ... Across continents there are many who
see themselves as the losers from globalisation, but the
ideological vehicles for protest differ markedly from region
to region. Independent/Cockburn
22, 2017 -
Marine Le Pen claims Anglo Saxon world waking up
as Europes far-right parties meet after Trump inauguration.
a new America. Today - a new Europe, anti-Islam politician
Geert Wilders tells cheering crowds. Independent
pull the trigger: Robert Reich explains how the GOP
is playing Trump until they can dump him. Reich
Chomsky on the Long History of US Meddling in Foreign Elections.
Order of Police union endorses Trump.
Final Day of Obama Presidency, a Look at His Mixed Legacy
& the Rise of Neo-Fascism in Washington. DemocracyNow