Despite US threats, the UN voted overwhelmingly to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision - 128 countries voted in favor. #HandsOffJerusalem… Which countries are most vulnerable to US pressure over UN Jerus. By James Griffiths CNN (CNN) -- The US faces an embarrassing loss in the United Nations General Assembly Thursday despite comments by President Donald Trump suggesting countries that vote against the US could face repercussions.
Egypt called for a vote at the UN General Assembly after the US vetoed a resolution put to the Security Council rejecting Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem and relocate its embassy there. The US cannot veto General Assembly motions, which require a simple majority to be adopted. "We're watching those votes," Trump said Wednesday. "Let them vote against us, we'll save a lot. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley also attempted to put pressure on other countries not to vote against Washington, vowing to "take names. " But how realistic is this threat? Massive military aid budget Ironically, one of the most vulnerable to US financial pressure is also the least likely to go against Washington in Thursday's UN vote: Israel.
1. Gen. Wesley Clark, Democracy Now! interview, 2007. Alabama election results – live updates: Doug Jones wins bitter fight as Roy Moore tells supporters 'it's not over' hinting at recount. Doug Jones, the man who made his name prosecuting two former Ku Klux Klan members who bombed a black church, has won a stunning victory in the senate race in Alabama - the first Democrat to win such a seat in the state for 25 years.
In doing so, the 63-year prosecutor, who just weeks ago was trailing Republican Roy Moore by double digits in the polls, also delivered a humiliating blow to Donald Trump, who had mocked Mr Jones and endorsed his opponent. It also reduces the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49, complicating Mr trump's efforts to push his legislative agenda. Il pressing dei finanziatori pro-Israele e degli evangelici dietro la svolta di Trump. The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery?
The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery?
By Vicky Pelaez Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million - mostly Black and Hispanic - are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold.
They don't have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All Things Trump, From the People's Perspective. About four in 10 Americans approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, and that figure has not changed materially over the past four months.
Accounting for a small number of those without an opinion, a little less than six in 10 disapprove. That too has not changed. The range of presidential approval ratings in Gallup's history stretches from a high of 90% (George W. Bush after 9/11) to a minimum of 22% (Harry Truman in 1952). The average is 53%. Jerusalem embassy move probably not for two years: Tillerson. U.S.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem probably will not take place within two years as Muslims across the world staged protests against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the holy city as the capital of Israel. "This is not something that is going to happen this year or probably not next year but the president does want us to move in a very concrete, very steadfast way," Tillerson said after talks in Paris with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
On Wednesday, the U.S. president announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move Washington's Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The dramatic shift in U.S. policy sparked demonstrations on Thursday in the occupied Palestinian territories, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq and in some other Muslim countries. Text of S.Res. 176: A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. (Resolution Agreed to by Senate version) Why is Trump undoing decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem? It is almost impossible to see the logic of the Trump administration’s expected recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and possibly moving the U.S. embassy to Israel there—before it even unveils what’s certain to be a controversial plan for Middle East peace, which will be tough enough to sell.
The White House is probably betting that, despite the noises in the Arab world against such a move, their key allies in Saudi Arabia and Egypt will limit their opposition—already publicly voiced—to lip service, as they are all interested in protecting relations with Trump over more urgent issues, such as fighting militancy and confronting Iran. It’s also betting that the Arab and Muslim public outcry will be limited, both because of efforts by their governments to contain dissent, and because administration officials may have swallowed the arguments that Arabs no longer care about Palestine, or even Jerusalem.
Sure, the Middle East is more divided today than it was then. America the Paranoid? When President Trump retweeted three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos by a British far-right group he managed to do something rare in post-Brexit Britain – unite the country.
But Prime Minister Theresa May had good reason to express her concern over the tweets, writes Therese Raphael for Bloomberg View. The extreme right threat is growing there – and the President’s intervention only added fuel to the fire. “In the past, extreme-right groups in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe have been fragmented, lacked leadership and generally were a low-level annoyance. These days they are highly networked, sophisticated and organized.
They know how to tailor their rhetoric to attract particular audiences. Meanwhile, “the U.K. has experienced a rise in hate crimes (which also spiked during the 2016 campaign that preceded the vote to leave the European Union) following terrorist attacks on Manchester and London Bridge in May and June this year. Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist. In the past few weeks, President Donald Trump has, in no particular order: tweeted out anti-Muslim propaganda, disgraced a ceremony honoring Navajo code talkers with a racist slur of Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” called Kim Jong-Il “little Rocket man,” lied about not benefiting from the tax plan that will line his pockets, revived his bizarre birther claims about Obama’s birth, and questioned the authenticity of his infamous Access Hollywood bus tapes.
News coverage of this nonstop carnival barking has missed the real story of the past month, however. These antics are a distraction from the pernicious GOP agenda that is moving through Washington with amazing speed. Virtually unified Republican caucuses in both the House and Senate are on the verge of passing a truly grotesque tax bill that would give more than 60 percent of its benefits to the richest 1 percent of Americans, while those making $75,000 or less will end up paying more in taxes. Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital, says final borders up to Israel, Palestinians. U.S.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," calling the move "a long overdue step to advance the peace process" between Israel and the Palestinians. >> Why the world doesn’t recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ■ Trump set to recognize Jerusalem - but don't panic just yet | Analysis ■ Trump, don’t do us any favors on Jerusalem | Analysis He said recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is not only a "necessary condition for achieving peace," but also "in the best interests of the United States of America. " Trump also said that the U.S. would support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if agreed upon by both sides.
Jerusalem - live updates: Trump's decision a 'declaration of withdrawal' from peace process, says Palestinian President. Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital today, a move which would upend decades of US policy and risk potentially violent protests.
Despite warnings from Arab, Muslim and Western allies, the US President instructed the State Department to begin the process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. Mr Trump said ahead of the announcement that his decision on Jerusalem was "long overdue" step to advance the peace process. "I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," he said. "While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering. " Mr Trump acted under a 1995 law that requires the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
House rejects call to impeach Trump — RT Newsline. Trump riconosce Gerusalemme capitale di Israele: «Scelta necessaria per la pace» L’assurdo Trump: volere pace in Palestina regalando Gerusalemme a Netanyahu – MAKTUB Blog. What Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Means in Mueller’s Russia Inquiry. 10 Trump Administration Atrocities Going Under-Reported Amid Russia Hysteria. The other day I asked my audiences on Facebook and Twitter what they think are some of the most under-reported stories about the awful things the Trump administration has been doing.
The Russiagate narrative has sucked so much oxygen out of the room for criticism of the actual, real horrible agendas this president has advanced in the ten months he’s been in office, and for that reason it can be tempting to view him as either a treasonous Putin puppet or a poor misunderstood hero. He is neither. Donald Trump has been facilitating the same neoliberal, neoconservative, omnicidal, ecocidal, oppressive and exploitative agendas as his predecessors, and has even kicked the death march up several notches in some key areas. One of the many, many dangers of Russiagate is that it causes those things to go unnoticed. What follows is not a complete list of Trump’s misdeeds, but of those which don’t get enough airplay. 1. So it looks like we’ll need a new nickname for the 44th president. TrumpRussia: Where Are We Now? – The Stern Facts.
Dena Grayson, MD, PhD “TrumpRussia” encompasses alleged ties between Russia and Donald Trump and his surrogates, along with Russia’s interference in our 2016 election. By now, most Americans are familiar with TrumpRussia, whether or not they think that it’s “Fake News.” How A Russian Troll Fooled America – DFRLab. Few Americans were more patriotic on Twitter than the user known as @TEN_GOP. For almost two years, it lauded President Donald Trump, praised the American military, promoted Brexit and the European far right, and interacted with dozens of leading conservatives, while attacking Trump’s election rival Hillary Clinton, liberals, Muslims and the mainstream media.
@TEN_GOP was a heavyweight voice on the American far right. It had over 130,000 followers; it was retweeted by some of Trump’s aides. When it was suspended, in July 2017, voices across the American far right protested. To some observers, it seemed too good to be true; in October, they were proven right. What was the secret of its success? Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Own More Wealth Than the Entire Poorest Half of the US Population. As treasure troves of the super-elite’s untold trillions glisten in offshore tax havens, Main Street is sinking in an underwater economy.
Drowning in debt, clinging to the tatters of the welfare state, the gulf between the richest few and the rest of us could now widen even further with a new GOP tax bill loaded with another corporate bounty of loopholes, more tax “incentives,” and more trickle-up economics designed to horde as much wealth in as few hands as possible. According to a report on the country’s widening wealth gap, published by the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), the elites at the helm of this upside-down economy would fit in a cozy lifeboat: The three wealthiest people in the United States—Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett—now own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the American population combined, a total of 160 million people or 63 million households.
More than half of US wealth is controlled by 25 billionaires. Elisa Campioni - Se avete segreti veri o fabbricati, qui i... Are the Clinton WikiLeaks emails doctored, or are they authentic? Hillary Clinton and her campaign have sought to cast doubt on the authenticity of thousands of emails leaked by WikiLeaks showing the inner workings of Clinton’s campaign. It’s not just that they came from Russian hackers in an attempt to meddle in the U.S. election. But also that they might have been doctored.
Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine raised the possibility Sunday in an interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. Before posing a question about the email leak to Kaine, Todd said, "I know you have a blanket statement here: You don’t want to respond because you don’t believe that they have been confirmed. " "Well, you know Chuck, again these are connected to a Russian government propaganda effort to destabilize the election," Kaine responded. Kaine later added: "The one (email) that has referred to me was flat-out completely incorrect.
Trump careens off script on Russia after Putin meeting. Trump absolves Putin and shoots himself in the foot (Opinion) - CNN. Yet to call the trip a success would be a big mistake. On Saturday, the President delivered his first moment of shock and awe with his Achilles' heel on foreign policy: Russia. In an act of defiance, he said he believed President Vladimir Putin's claim that Russia did not intervene in the 2016 US election despite all the evidence to the contrary, including from US intelligence agencies.
He seems more worried that Putin is "insulted" by the accusations than he is by the impact these operations had on our democratic processes. The shocking comments about Putin are likely to drown out everything else that has happened so far. The statement is a head-turner. Thehill. Russiagate, Paul Manafort e Rick Gates agli arresti domiciliari. Sono accusati di cospirazione. Il capo della Cia: «Se Kim dovesse morire all’improvviso non chiedetemi se è stato un incidente» How Netanyahu Pulls Trump’s Strings – Consortiumnews. We can’t wait for Mueller. Alexander Hamilton, the great expositor of the Constitution, wrote that impeachment will “proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.”
It is time for an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump by the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives. Impeachment does not necessarily require proof of an indictable crime, but turns on abuses of power. What happened inside Las Vegas shooter's hotel room - CNN. Paddock had booked room 32135, described by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as one large suite with uninterrupted views of the Las Vegas Strip.
The former accountant would've had a clear view of the Route 91 Harvest festival, a three-day country music event taking place in an open-air, ground-level venue across the Strip, some 400 yards away from his hotel. Il governo Trump perde un altro pezzo: via Price, ministro della sanità. NEW YORK – Centinaia di migliaia di dollari, forse fino a mezzo milione.
America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars. Il primo discorso di Donald Trump all'Assemblea generale dell'Onu. Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump - CNNPolitics. Have black historians been wrong all along? Mike Pompeo is being watched from within CIA over his 'impulse to be political': Report. Birds of a feather: White supremacy and Zionism. The Week When President Trump Resigned - The New York Times. Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In - The New York Times. Trump pressures Pakistan to end support for terror 'safe havens' Italian Theologian Assails Trump as Cause of ‘Xenophobia, Racism and Anti-Semitism’ Priebus, l’ultimo epurato da Trump Tutti i «sei fuori!» di Donald: foto. The Memo: GOP in shock over White House drama. Reince Priebus replaced as White House chief of staff.
Casa Bianca: la folle telefonata di Scaramucci. Senate sends Russia sanctions bill to Trump's desk. An ex-Soviet counterintelligence officer was in the Trump Jr meeting. Usa, presentata proposta di impeachment per Donald Trump. "Trump non è indagato per il Russiagate". Il legale spiega: "Si riferiva alle fonti anonime del Washington Post" L’inchiesta su Mosca è arrivata fino a Donald Trump - Alessio Marchionna - Internazionale. Rifle-wielding gunman wounds lawmaker, then killed by police. Now what happens to the Trump presidency? REPORTER: Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of events? TRUMP: 100% #TrumpMustTestify.
Winners and losers from Comey’s testimony. James Comey's prepared remarks. Comey says he was fired because of Russia investigation. As ISIS retreats in Syria, U.S. and Iran scramble for control. Trump’s Massive Saudi Arms Sale Was All Sizzle And No Substance – Mother Jones. Trump Foundation funneled $100K in donations into revenue for Trump Organization: report. US-led coalition admits killing at least 484 civilians in air strikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq. It’s Time to Make the Case for Impeaching Trump.
Trump declines to move US Embassy to Jerusalem, for now. Mike Dubke: White House communications director quits. Experimental Vaccines Unleashed on Public? Lame Duck Congress Fast Tracking Bill. In shakeup, Trump to set up 'war room' to repel attacks over Russia probe. The Trump effect: More dangerous than the man himself. Gli Americani sono un popolo anti-palestinesi, rileva Gallup. Trump Tells Muslim Leaders: 'Drive Out' the Terrorists. Monoteismi e rispartizione. Il discorso di Trump a Riad prefigura il ritorno a vecchie sfere di influenza in Medio Oriente. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump hold talks. Trump Threatens Comey With Secretly Recorded “Tapes” of Their Conversations.
READ IN FULL: Trump's letter to Comey informing him of his termination as FBI chief - U.S. News - Haaretz.com. Why did Trump fire James Comey? The main reasons explained. Did President Trump fire James Comey as part of a cover-up? US psychiatrists 'fear reprisals if they speak out' on Donald Trump's mental health. Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’? – Consortiumnews. Trump says US-Russia relations may be at all-time low. "Donald Trump ha sbagliato ad attaccare la Siria. Il suo unico scopo è distinguersi da Obama". Il generale Vincenzo Camporini ad HuffPost. 3 questions to Marwan Bishara after US strike in Syria. How Sisi Is Destabilising Egypt. Hidden Loopholes Allow FBI Agents to Infiltrate Political and Religious Groups. White House Meeting With Egypt’s Tyrant Highlights Key Trump Effect: Unmasking U.S. Policy.
Trump campaign’s Russia ties: Who’s involved - Washington Post. Jared Kushner met with head of state-controlled Russian bank linked to espionage. Log In - New York Times. Russiagate, la commissione Senato Usa sentirà il genero di Trump. Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill. Why Steve Bannon Wants You to Believe in the Deep State. Analysis: Trump collides with reality on Russia. Hawaii judge halts Trump's new travel ban before it can go into effect. Trump’s Revised Refugee and Visa Order: A Quick and Dirty Analysis - Lawfare.
Log In - New York Times. Trump’s Twitter Distraction « George Lakoff. Trump e la teoria del mega-complotto, ecco perché ha accusato Obama. Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones, offers no evidence - U.S. News - Haaretz.com.