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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Malala Rebukes Trump: ‘This Is Not America’

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

President Donald Trump has reiterated he will stop at nothing to secure funding for his border wall as his intransigence drags out a government shutdown that is impacting some 800,000 workers. He is even toying with the idea of declaring a state of emergency to suspend Congress’ authority over military spending and direct the troops to build his wall, which could escalate the standoff into a full-blown constitutional crisis.

The problem is that Trump’s demand is simply too much for Congress. A border wall, his signature campaign promise of 2016, is impractical, would not work, would devastate communities and ecosystems, and above all would be a racist monument to Trump’s xenophobia.…

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DeNiro: Trump Makes Mobsters Look Bad

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro unloaded on Donald Trump in a scathing interview published Sunday by the Guardian, calling the president both a white supremacist and a “buffoon.”

De Niro said that when Trump was originally elected, “I thought, well, OK, let’s see what he does – maybe he’ll change.”

“But he just got worse,” De Niro explained. “It showed me that he is a real racist. I thought maybe as a New Yorker he understands the diversity in the city but he’s as bad as I thought he was before – and much worse.

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Trump’s Border War

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

“What did you do in the war, Daddy?”

“I was in an Army platoon on the front lines, stringing bands of concertina wire along the border.”

“Concertina? Were you in the military band?”

“No, no, not a concert. Concertina wire is razor wire, very sharp and painful. It keeps people out — or in.”

“What people?”

“Migrants from Central America, thousands of them coming to the U.S.A.”

“Why are they coming here, Daddy?”

“Because they are fleeing gang wars, hunger, persecution, rape and murder back home. They’re desperately poor, mostly women and children, seeking safety by walking hundreds of miles to our land of the free.”

“So why is the U.S.

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