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Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

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Nigeria: Recession, Confusion and Depression

Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters   By Prince Charles Dickson I will start my column this week with this story…one I am sure that we have read or seen at one point or the other. I want us to reflect on it, and the following narratives about the United States will suffice, and then read my conclusion.

Sebastian Gorka: Dreams of Fighting Jihad

FB photo   By Binoy Kampmark Counter-terrorism has been a pop field for some decades. As vague as what it purports to counter, it has generated a pundocracy of sorts, guns and mouths for hire across the US imperium and its associate powers.

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Observations of an Expat: Brexit Goes Nuclear

PA photo   By Tom Arms The EU is worried about losing their American nuclear umbrella. The UK is worried about losing their European market and their seat at the European top table. Britain has nuclear weapons. The EU has markets. Is there a fit?

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The Truth about Trump’s Promises on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Job Creation

Reuters photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner The Trump administration’s promises to reform the Environmental Protection Agency, to scale back on environmental laws and regulations, and to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change omit any explanation of the legal processes involved.

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One Nation Train

AAP photo   By Binoy Kampmark The global populist fever is catching. Put the nation first before all else, patria before sense. Make America Great Again. One Nation before any other. Australia has been a fairly non-responsive patient to that effect, keeping its symptoms to the rural fringes of the country, or the more bitter […]

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Observations of an Expat: Alliance 101

AFP photo   By Tom Arms The Western Alliance is in disarray. Americans are sick of picking up the tab for protecting a rich Europe from a communist threat which no longer exists. Europe is terrified at being abruptly left in the lurch facing a corrupt, authoritarian Russian threat which has replaced the communist one.

No Raila, on this one, you are off the mark

Khalil Senosi/AP   By Joe Khamisi In the heat of the American presidential campaign last year Donald Trump threatened to jail his opponent Hillary Clinton if he became president. He accused her of endangering national security through “careless” handling of official e-mails while she was Secretary of State.

Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

Mario Tama/AFP   By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

Trumped by a Royal Flush

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed The UK Parliament yesterday held a three hour debate as to whether President Trump’s state visit should be revoked following a petition signed by 1.8 million people to date.

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Observations of an Expat: Mind The Gap

AP photo   By Tom Arms Mind the Gap. Three very familiar monosyllabic words for anyone who has travelled on the London Underground. The taped announcement is a warning to beware of the potentially dangerous space between the railway carriages and the platform. But it has a political meaning too.

Anti-Islam Wilders frontrunner as Dutch election campaign begins

Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters   By Toby Sterling Campaigning for the Dutch election began on Wednesday with anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders frontrunner in a vote that will test the anti-establishment sentiment that swept Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump into the U.S. presidency.

Nationalism: Russian Hybrid Warfare

By Cynthia M. Lardner

Why General Flynn’s ‘Russing’ to talking inevitably triggered his walking

Carlos Barria/Reuters   By Hazel Speed President Trump’s National Security Advisor General Michael T Flynn has been caught out speaking to the Russians in breach of not only his remit, but contrary also to legal confines constitutionally speaking, on other levels as well, therefore he had to go.

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Where is the Moral Compass in Parliament?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed It was quite interesting the other day to watch The House of Lords commence their early debates on Brexit, a most sedate and honourable debate (no pun intended).

Speaker John Bercow: No Confidence motion tabled by Tory MP

PA photo   By Hazel Speed This latest news does not surprise many. The only wonder was its timing, no doubt delayed so as not to affect the important outcome of the Brexit Vote on Wednesday.

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Thump, RasPutin, and World Domination

Stevo Vasiljevic/AFP   By Wayne F Burke

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Toru Hanai/Reuters   By Nicole B Hicks