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Trump’s order barring refugees flies in the face of logic and humanity

Protest - The Conversation

With an irony that hasn’t gone unnoticed, US President Donald Trump signed his executive order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the US on January 27, Holocaust Memorial Day. Geoff Gilbert The Conversation The order’s instructions are harsh and shocking. Not only does it suspend the US Refugee Admissions Programme for 120 days and all refugee arrivals from Syria indefinitely, it suspends all new arrivals from designated countries… Trump’s order barring… Read More »

Iraq retaliates against US travel ban imposed by Trump

Iraq - Daily Sabah

Two lawmakers say that the Iraqi parliament has approved a “reciprocity measure” after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning citizens from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Compiled from Wire Services Daily Sabah The measure, adopted by lawmakers at a Monday session of parliament, is to apply to Americans entering Iraq. Lawmakers Kamil al-Ghrairi… Iraq retaliates against US… Read More »

Why is Russia so happy with Trump?

Russia - Al Jazeera

The Russian ruling elite is hoping it would be able to negotiate a new world order with Trump. Ivan Kurilla Al Jazeera News The inauguration of Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States caused anger, anxiety, and demonstrations across the world. Few were the countries that… Why is Russia so happy… Read More »

Donald Trump Supporters Are Playing With Nationalistic Fire: Welcome To The Age Of Unreason

Trump - New Matilda

In a post-truth world where ‘alternative facts’ are now peddled by leaders and their advisers, the need for a transparent media is greater than ever, writes Johan Lidberg. Dr Johan Lidberg New Matilda Trump in the US, Brexit in the UK, Le Pen in France, Hanson in Australia, racist and xenophobic party gains in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Austria, Poland and Hungary – the common denominators are… Donald Trump Supporters Are… Read More »

After Washington and London, Berlin changes its foreign policy

GER - Voltaire

The Chancellor Angela Merkel has moved her Minister of Economy, Sigmar Gabriel, to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Voltaire Mr Gabriel is a former trade unionist known for his criticisms of the US’s imperial policy under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. We must highlight the… After Washington and London… Read More »

Twitter reveals the Jewish refugees who were murdered after the US turned them away

Jews - SBS

Twitter users are commemorating the many Jewish refugees who were murdered by the Nazi regime after the US refused to grant them visas in the 1930s. SBS In a touching and timely tribute, a Twitter account is commemorating Jewish refugees who were murdered by the Nazis after being refused entry to the US. Many thousands of Jewish… Twitter reveals the Jewish… Read More »

Me the People! Narcissist U.S. President Donald Trump rewrites the Constitution

Trump - IA

Donald Trump is delusional and utterly obsessed with himself, and this is a danger to the world, says contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence. Tess Lawrence Independent Australia “ME THE PEOPLE” is Donald’s Trump narcissistic rewrite of the Constitution of the United States, now pulped to a mere three word slogan. It’s all about… Me the People… Read More »

Court Rules Against Monsanto, Allows California To Put Cancer Warning On Roundup

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled… The Associated Press CBS Sacramento California would be the first state to order such labeling if it carries out the… Court Rules Against… Read More »

Who’s top rooster in the South China Sea?

Rooster - Asia Times

It’s not a matter of “if” but “when” there is a serious confrontation between Messrs Trump and Xi over “access” to the South China Sea. Pepe Escobar Asia Times The stakes could not be higher As we enter the… Who’s top rooster in… Read More »

The Environmental Left and Keystone XL

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Why, on every measure, Keystone XL opponents’ arguments don’t hold up… Benjamin Zycher The National Interest Everything old is new again, the latest manifestation of which is the reaction of the environmental Left to the news that President Donald Trump has issued presidential memoranda and an… The Environmental Left… Read More »

Dark Knight of America’s soul

Knight - Asia Times

Weapons, warriors & fear is the New Order for America William J. Astore Asia Times I came of age during America’s Cold War with the Soviet Union, witnessing its denouement while serving in the US military. In those days, the USSR led the world’s weapons trade, providing arms to the Warsaw Pact as well as… Dark Knight of… Read More »

In the Baltics, waiting for history to start up again

Baltics - Politico

As the Trump era begins, Lithuanians are preparing for the worst. Vijai Maheshwari Politco VILNIUS, Lithuania — A large plaque located in a central square in Lithuania’s capital city enshrines a phrase uttered by U.S. President George W. Bush during a visit in 2002: “Anyone who would choose Lithuania as an… In the Baltics, waiting for… Read More »

Terrorism research must be driven by evidence, not political agendas

Eurek Alert

Despite concerted efforts by many people and institutions, fundamental aspects of terrorism — identifying participants, understanding how they radicalize, and developing effective countermeasures — remain unclear. Carnegie Mellon University Eurek Alert In a new Science Policy Forum article, four experts from different fields propose a strategy for terrorism research. Carnegie Mellon University’s Baruch… Terrorism research must be… Read More »

America would mourn Europe’s breakup

Union - AEI

When Theresa May meets Donald Trump this Friday, one has to hope that she can convince him on one major issue. Desmond Lachman AEI It is not in the United States’ interest to see either the disintegration of the European Union or the unraveling of the euro. President Trump would be doing… America would mourn… Read More »

The Statue Of Liberty Poem Is Now A Weapon In America’s Culture War

Statue - Daily Caller

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! Scott Greer The Daily Caller We’re all familiar with those words written by Emma Lazarus over a 100 years ago and emblazoned on the Statue of Liberty. It’s embedded into our culture… The Statue Of Liberty Poem Is… Read More »

Trump is the U.S.’s first Latin American president

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In his first week in power, President Trump has ruled by fiat and tweet, following through on many campaign promises most people had assumed were too absurd or extreme to ever… By Ishaan Tharoor The Washington Post A temporary Muslim ban of some sort is set to come into effect, and the White House is seeking funding to… Trump is the… Read More »