Trump elected president, reactions

This video from the USA says about itself:

9 November 2016

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton did a Facebook live report discussing why Hillary Clinton was a microcosm of a bigger problem–neoliberalism and corporatism taking over the Democratic Party.

By Joseph Santolan in the USA:

Thousands protest in Berkeley in wake of Trump election

10 November 2016

In the wake of the late-night announcement of the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Oakland and Berkeley, California, marching down the main thoroughfares and shouting, “Not my president!” Similar midnight protests broke out in cities across the United States, including in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and New York.

Some of the demonstrators made a brief attempt to block traffic on the 580 freeway before dispersing at around 3 a.m.

The next morning, several thousand high school students in the East Bay walked out of their classes and staged multiple protest marches, denouncing the election of Trump. Fifteen hundred students walked out of Berkeley High School, and were joined by students from neighboring Albany High, and from several schools in North Oakland.

The protesters converged on the UC Berkeley campus where they rallied on Sproul Plaza at 10a.m. followed by a second wave at noon, when they were joined by protesting UC Berkeley students. Campus police stood watching the demonstration, others patrolled its fringes on motorcycles. A helicopter circled overhead.

The UC Berkeley chapter of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) intervened at the protests, distributing 300 copies of the World Socialist Web Site’s perspective on the election,“Trump’s victory and the debacle of American democracy.” They built for a meeting on the significance of the election of Trump and the danger of war, which will be held on the Berkeley campus Thursday evening.

The protesting youth gathered on the Berkeley campus displayed a mingled sense of shock, fear and anger. Students who spoke with the WSWS talked of being afraid of concentration camps, mass deportations and a ban on Muslim immigrants under a Trump presidency. Most expressed disbelief at his election.

The leaders of the protest gatherings, associated with By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), the Chicano/Latino Club and the Gay Straight Alliance, controlled the megaphone during the rally at 10 a.m. and addressed the crowd …

The protests, however, had largely emerged spontaneously and were not fully under the control of any particular organization. The impetus for the Berkeley walkouts and marches seems to have originated with high school students on social media late last night. For 20 minutes at noon, over 1,000 people gathered without any leadership and stood in angry silence on the steps of Sproul Plaza. …

The spontaneous protests in the wake of Trump’s election express an intuitive recognition on the part of many young people that the right-wing politics of Donald Trump represent a tremendous danger. This is an entirely healthy impulse. …

The shock and outrage expressed on the Berkeley campus and elsewhere are but an initial expression of broader social opposition which will take shape.


Only hours after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Republican candidate Donald Trump to concede the November 8 election, the political establishment of both corporate-controlled parties has embraced Trump as president-elect and buried any criticism of his fascistic appeals. Clinton spelled out her capitulation in a speech Wednesday morning in which she said nothing about the deep economic distress that was the foundation of Trump’s victory. … “Donald Trump is going to be our president,” she said. “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” She made no reference to where Trump threatens to “lead” America, with his incessant attacks on Muslims, immigrants and other minorities, his bullying towards other countries, and his manifest authoritarianism and contempt for democratic rights: here.

It Was the Rise of the Davos Class That Sealed America’s Fate. Hillary Clinton’s embrace of neoliberalism was disastrous. The only answer now is to take on the billionaires, by Naomi Klein: here.

Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit, by Glenn Greenwald: here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

How Did Neoliberalism Help Create Trumpism

9 November 2016

Author Nomi Prins joins Paul Jay and panelists to discuss the economics behind Donald Trump.

This 9 November 2016 video from the USA is called Dear Establishment Democrats, Step Aside.

This video from the USA says about itself:

If Bernie Won Democratic Primary, Would We Now Be Looking at a Sanders Presidency?

9 November 2016

On election night, Republican Donald Trump claimed victories in battleground states where Democrat Bernie Sanders’s campaign found enthusiastic support during the primary. We speak with The Intercept’s Lee Fang and Linda Sarsour, Muslim Democratic activist and former Bernie Sanders campaign surrogate, on the outcome of Tuesday’s election if Sanders had won the Democratic nomination.

Europe’s ruling elites responded with shock and horror to the election of Donald Trump as the next US president. Hardly any government or newspaper expected such a result. They now fear that Trump’s presidency will not only destabilise the United States, but also the rest of the world: here.

How the World Reacted to Trump’s Surprise Victory. There was alarm from many, and applause from right-wing elements: here.

Far-right parties and politicians across Europe yesterday hailed the surprise victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections, seeing it as proof that they could also rise and take power. France’s neo-fascist National Front (FN), which itself could come to power in next year’s French presidential elections amid mass anger at the Socialist Party (PS) government’s policies of austerity and war, praised Trump’s victory for hastening the FN’s rise in France.

Global markets swung wildly yesterday as it became clear that Donald Trump was going to be the next US president. After the futures markets had shown the Dow Jones index could drop more than 500 points when trading opened yesterday, it finished up 257 points for the day, a rise of 1.4 percent: here.

Shares of companies that operate in the prison industry rose in Wednesday premarket trading in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election win: here.

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump thinks climate change is a “bullshit” “hoax.” Now the president-elect gets to guide United States’ climate policy. No one bothered to ask the candidates about climate change at the debates, despite the fact that it’s the most pressing environmental issue of our time ― and arguably the most important economic, social and national security issue, too: here.

Does President-Elect Trump Spell Doom for the Planet? Climate change denier promises to bring in new era for coal, pull U.S. out of international climate commitments: here.

China criticises Donald Trump’s plan to exit Paris climate deal. In a rare comment on a foreign election, veteran climate chief says a wise political leader should make policy in line with global trends: here.

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