Monthly Archives: January 2017

Fred Korematsu – Wikipedia

“Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu (是松 豊三郎 Korematsu Toyosaburō?, January 30, 1919 – March 30, 2005) was an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Shortly after the Imperial Japanese Navy launched its … Continue reading

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Bannon Is Given Security Role Usually Held for Generals – The New York Times

”  ……But the defining moment for Mr. Bannon came Saturday night in the form of an executive order giving the rumpled right-wing agitator a full seat on the “principals committee” of the National Security Council — while downgrading the roles … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Cowardly and Dangerous – The New York Times

“First, reflect on the cruelty of President Trump’s decision on Friday to indefinitely suspend the resettlement of Syrian refugees and temporarily ban people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. It took just hours to begin witnessing … Continue reading

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The end of coal is near: China just scrapped 103 power plants – ScienceAlert

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“China has announced plans to cancel more than 100 coal plants currently in development, scrapping what would amount to a massive 120 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired electricity capacity if the plants were completed.For…

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The Road to Tet – by George Herring – The New York Times

“In popular memory, America’s war in Vietnam begins sometime in the Kennedy administration. But its roots go much deeper, to the end of World War II and the revolution of Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh against French colonial rule. As … Continue reading

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The Closing of Trump’s America – by Roger Cohen – The New York Times

“Donald Trump is an ahistorical man. He knows nothing of European history and cares less, as his cavalier trashing of the alliance and union that ushered the Continent from its darkest hours demonstrates. He knows little enough of American history … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Nonviolence? – The New York Times

“Issa Amro, a native of the city of Hebron and a prominent Palestinian advocate of nonviolent resistance, has been waiting now for nearly two months to find out when he can expect to face trial in an Israeli military courtroom. … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Forceful Resistance – by Jorge Cataneda –  The New York Times

“MEXICO CITY — It has been just over a week since President Trump took office, and he already has a diplomatic mini-crisis on his hands. First, he demanded that Mexico pay for his wall along our mutual border — on … Continue reading

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Making the Rust Belt Rustier – by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

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“What Reagan did do, however, was blow up the budget deficit with military spending and tax cuts. This drove up interest rates, which drew in foreign capital. The inflow of capital, in turn,…

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Donald Trump’s Mexico Tantrum – The New York Times

“Less than a week into the job, President Trump on Thursday raised the specter of a trade war with America’s third-largest partner, Mexico, as the White House warned that the United States could impose a 20 percent tariff on Mexican … Continue reading

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