Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

Misadventures of a minority-elect President 51

Trump’s desperation to deflect attention from his Russia scandal is growing, Trump’s White House staffed with multimillionaires, our Presidential twit is still delusional about Twitter and how he uses it, trying to stifle dissent any way he can – illegally or not, law firm fired for enabling Trump kleptocracy, ten weeks of Trump fail, LA Times expose delves into the many reasons Trump lies, chipping away at President Obama’s accomplishments, trying to impede the Congressional investigation into his Russia ties, prophylactic tweeting about Hillary Clinton as his presidency implodes around him, Trump’s brazen corruptness never ceases to amaze, reorganizing the White House after disastrous beginning of his illegitimate presidency, right-wing media tries propping up Trump’s wiretapping fairy tale and more.

Trump’s Protests Over Russia Investigation Hit a Crescendo article from the Fiscal Times on Yahoo! News. –

Trump’s White House stuffed with multimillionaires article from the World Socialist Web Site. –

TRUMP: ‘If you issue hundreds of tweets and every once in a while you have a clinker, that’s no so bad’ article from Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –

Americans’ Right to Protest is in Grave Danger Under Trump, United Nations Warns article from Information Clearing House. –

“The right to protest is fundamental to American democracy. The country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. (In Washington, FWIW, we are still angry.)

But according to United Nations human rights investigators, this very basic principle is under attack. Over the past few months, on the heels of a fresh wave of organizing by liberals, at least 19 states have introduced measures that would criminalize peaceful protest. In places such as Minnesota, Michigan and Iowa, Republican lawmakers have proposed laws that would stiffen penalties for demonstrators who block traffic. In North Dakota, GOP leaders are pushing a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill agitators, as long as the crash was accidental. In Indiana, conservatives want to instruct police to use “any means necessary” to remove activists from a roadway. Opponents worry this could lead to more brutal police response.

Colorado lawmakers are considering a big increase in penalties for environmental protesters. Activists who tamper with oil or gas equipment could be, under the measure, face felony charges and be punished with up to 18 months behind bars and a fine of up to $100,000. A bill pending in the Virginia state legislature would dramatically increase punishment for people who “unlawfully” assemble after “having been lawfully warned to disperse.” Those who do so could face a year in jail and a $2,500 fine…”

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