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Mexico's drug cartels are now fighting over Manzanillo

Two of Mexico's biggest cartels are engaged in a bloody fight over a port city.
It’s business as usual in Mexico: rising death toll, corrupt officials, and a full-fledged cartel war. In other words, nothing new. It’s the same old thing. Drug war The Jalisco New Generation...
28 November 2016 -
R. Radic

Forget Plymouth Rock; indigenous peoples head to “The Rock” aka Alcatraz for ceremony

Every year since 1975 indigenous peoples have gone to Alcatraz Island, an infamous prison site and site of a major political action in 1969
“Native News Online” reports that hundreds of Native people will go to Alcatraz Island tomorrow morning for the annual “Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Day Celebration.” Alcatraz is...
24 November 2016 -
M. Barkhausen

Speaker Ryan vows to quash Obama’s Arctic drilling ban

Shortly after President Obama rescinded Arctic offshore drilling leases, House Speaker Paul Ryan has vowed to restore them
When President Obama announced a five-year plan to keep the Arctic and Atlantic oceans off limits to drilling, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) promised to restore those leases once Donald Trump is sworn...
21 November 2016 -
T. Richard
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  • John Kerry’s Antarctic boondoggle reinforces why Trump won election

    Despite widespread scientific agreement climate change is not affecting Antarctica, Secretary Kerry flew there anyways for a two-day visit.
    Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Antarctica this weekend to learn how climate change is affecting the continent, despite numerous studies showing it’s gaining in size and mass. Antarctica...
    11 November 2016
    T. Richard
  • US violations of indigenous peoples human rights prompts UN investigation

    Continuing violations of indigenous peoples human rights by the United States prompts United Nations investigation
    “Indian Country Today” reports that continuing human rights violations by the agents of North Dakota Gov. Dalrymple's police state have prompted a United Nations investigation. Standing Rock Sioux...
    13 November 2016
    M. Barkhausen
  • Donald Trump makes his first cabinet nominations

    Sessions as Attorney General, Pompeo as CIA Director, Flynn as National Security Advisor
    Less than two weeks after he was elected president, Donald Trump has started to make appointments to his cabinet. The Washington Post reports that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama has been selected as...
    18 November 2016
    M. Whittington
  • Donald Trump has no idea what he's in for as president

    This is perhaps a job no person in his right mind would want to do, and Trump will find out the hard way.
    The office of the presidency is a viper's pit Trump will have to undergo four years at least of being criticized and mocked. That is part of being president. Trump can’t stand this. Every time...
    6 December 2016
    J. Sammon
  • Donald Trump unveils an extreme right-wing nationalist form of government

    The president-elect has some ideas, which he articulated in a speech, but how much of it is mere rhetoric?
    Donald Trump has won the election despite being behind in the popular vote. Now that he has won there is an alarm in many quarters as to how Donald will function as the president. One can draw some...
    4 December 2016
    M. Singh
  • Donald Trump is adding diversity to his cabinet

    Donald has picked Nickey Haley and Dr. Seema Varma (both Indian-American) for top posts in his administration.
    Donald Trump will soon be the 45th president of the USA. He is now finalizing his cabinet as well as appointing members of his entourage who will represent the USA at forums like the UN. In this...
    30 November 2016
    M. Singh
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