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MANUEL MADRID – New Report Examines How Country’s Largest Banks Finance the Private Prison Industry

When Donald Trump won and private prison stocks surged, an unexpected cheer came from downtown Manhattan. It’s a great time to be in the jail business. A new report by the progressive advocacy group In the Public Interest reveals the troubling ties between Wall Street and the private prison industry, including hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and revolving …

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Kali Holloway – Right-Wing German Hate Groups Plan Attacks With American Counterparts Emboldened by Trump

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump exploited existing racist and xenophobic sentiments across his base. Since he launched his election bid 18 months ago, a number of hate crimes have carried out by whites who openly admitted being inspired by Trump’s rhetoric. Since the election, racial and religious minorities have reported being targets in an unprecedented number of attacks. Now the head of Germany’s …

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Andrew Nikiforuk – The End of Growth and the Rise of Trump

The world did not end, but it changed when the United States elected a narcissistic billionaire and racist demagogue as its president. As Albert Camus once noted, “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” But there is no shortage of such men in politics and commerce at the moment. Donald Trump’s electoral victory says something …

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Dirk Kurbjuweit – America Has Abdicated Its Leadership of the West

Even history sometimes leans toward pathos. In January 2017, when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the American Age will celebrate its 100th birthday — and its funeral. The West was constituted in its modern form in January 1917. World War I was raging in Europe at the time and in Washington, D.C., …

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Jean Saint-Vil – If this Haitian was superstitious like the Clintons

The other day, I saw a video excerpt of an October 2012 speech in which Bill Clinton was telling an audience in New-York how his wife, Hillary, possesses the extraordinary psychic ability to speak regularly with the dead, in particular, with the spirit of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. * Today, some U.S. citizens who are still stunned by the election of Donald Trump may be seeking extra insights to …

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Klaus Brinkbäumer – An Absurd and Dangerous President

Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering into the United States, he described Mexicans as rapists and announced his intention to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. He boasted about sexually harassing women and, when women came forward to say that he did in fact harass them, he said: Oh no, not her. Just look …

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KATHERINE LAM – Cuomo offers New York as refuge for people who feel ‘under attack’ during Trump’s presidency

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered New York as a refuge to anyone who feel threatened or under attack during Donald Trump’s four-year presidency. “As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign,” Cuomo wrote in an email to members of the New York State Democratic Committee Saturday. “So let me be …

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COLIN TODHUNTER – Congratulations America: Have You Just You’ve Been Trumped?

I watched Donald Trump’s presidential victory speech. He spoke a lot about unity, the potential of ordinary, marginalised people and about making the US great again. He spoke about rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, creating jobs and about finding common ground with other nations. He can be quite charismatic and, taken at face value, quite convincing. His victory was, to a …