In Trump’s America, there’s never a shortage of fascinating news stories to read…unfortunately. This week is no exception. Here are some of the stories we’re following at the moment. Just when you thought we couldn’t get any closer to Orwell’s 1984, we learn from Business Insider’s Sinéad Baker that the NSA and AT&T are cooperating…

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Over the past couple months we’ve seen the Trump administration implement a zero tolerance policy at the US’ southern border. This has caused us to watch the unlawful detainment of people looking for asylum here in the US, and the kidnapping of their children as well as the placement of these children in kiddie concentration…

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It is too easy to despair right now, with a would-be fascist government in Washington. But, even in these dark times, there are reasons to hope. All over America, there are rallies and protests in favor of immigrant rights, and in protest of Trump’s brutally inhuman policy of separating children from their parents—and all those…

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Bad Education

In an attempt to streamline the federal government, and as part of their “Drain the Swamp” agenda, the Trump administration has proposed merging the labor department and the department of education. “The sweeping reorganization proposal, which was formally unveiled during the president’s Cabinet meeting Thursday, is the result of an order signed by Trump in…

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So we’re all aware of how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been of late going after undocumented workers with a fury that is rather terrifying. What may not be as well known is that ICE has started arresting legal residents, and even naturalized citizens of these United States on rather questionable charges. For example,…

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Once more, we’ve had a busy week on the web. Trump and his minions have provided us with no end of reports to follow…and be appalled by. Particularly compelling have been the endless stories arising from the separation of children from their parents at the border. Among the stories we’re following on this topic are:…

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The West should start noticing and encouraging grassroots[1]-democracy in Ukraine: The Kyiv City Council, ruling over 3 million inhabitants has adopted exceptionally protective measures for real estate transactions, like forbidding beneficial ownership. They went as far as starting to fully inform their citizens on plenary meetings by televising their plenary meetings live. Town Hall property…

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