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  1. Democrats need to do better. A LOT better.

    We’re only on day 7 of Trump’s administration and he’s already taken sweeping action to restrict abortion, attack immigrants, start his plans to ban Muslims, and even silence federal agencies.1

    And how have Democrats responded? By letting Trump’s cabinet sail through. Fifteen Senate Democrats voted for Trump’s pro-torture CIA pick, Mike Pompeo. And yesterday, two true progressive champions voted in favor of Ben Carson–who has no relevant experience–to run the federal housing agency.2

    Linda, this is unacceptable. And it’s simply not going to be good enough to protect us from very real threats in the next four years.

    We as citizens are doing our part. We’re marching and protesting in unprecedented numbers. We’re calling our Congress members. We’re speaking out. Why won’t the Democrats fight as hard as us?

    Now–with just days to go before Trump names his nominee for the Supreme Court–is the time to send a clear message: Democrats, we need you to fight harder, starting now. Will you sign the petition?

    Tell the Democrats in Congress:

    We need you to fight A LOT harder to stop President Trump and his hate filled agenda.
    Sign the petition

    The past week of Trump’s presidency has stripped millions of people their rights, and it’s going to get worse. He plans to gut the Office on Violence against Women.3 He is going to sign an order to ban refugees and Muslims from entering the country.4 He is threatening to strip funds from sanctuary cities who welcome immigrants.5

    And Trump’s nominees–each more extreme than the last–are itching to carry out his plans. The fact that Democrats don’t have enough votes to stop them doesn’t make it OK to surrender their votes and be complicit in building Trump’s bigoted, incompetent administration.

    The Democrats’ mandate to resist Trump comes from us, and they aren’t doing nearly enough. If we tell them clearly they are doing a poor job, they will be forced to put up a better, stronger fight against Trump.

    Tell the Senate Democrats: fight harder to resist Trump.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet team

    Sources:

    1. Trump reverses abortion-related U.S. policy, bans funding to international health groups, Washington Post, January 23, 2017

    The wall is the least aggressive part of Trump’s executive actions on immigration, Vox, January 25, 2017

    Trump expected to order temporary ban on refugees, Reuters, January 25, 2017

    Sudden changes at the EPA, USDA, and CDC under Trump, explained, Vox, Jan 25, 2017

    2. Senate confirms Pompeo as CIA chief amid questions over torture, spying views, USA Today, January 23, 2017

    Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown Will Support Ben Carson’s Nomination To HUD, Huffington Post, January 24, 2017

    3. Trump Wants To Cut Funding For Programs Protecting Women From Violence, Refinery 29, January 23, 2017

    4. Trump expected to order temporary ban on refugees, Reuters, January 25, 2017

    5. ‘Sanctuary City’ Mayors Vow to Defy Trump’s Immigration Order, New York Times, January 25, 2017

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  2. Friday 27th January 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

    Ministers, Labour and human rights groups urge PM May to take strong line as she flies out for first talks with new US president

    MINISTERS and campaign groups have called on PM Theresa May to challenge US President Donald Trump over pro-torture comments he made yesterday — as it emerged that the US State Department’s entire top team had simultaneously quit.

    Mr Trump said that he was minded to reinstate torture as a method of interrogation just hours after all four of the most senior civil servants at the US equivalent of the Foreign Office bowed out on Wednesday, saying they could not work with his administration.

    News of the mass resignation came as ministers in Westminster stressed that Britain remains opposed to torture, after Mr Trump said yesterday that waterboarding terror suspects “absolutely works.”

    Mr Trump also said that he is preparing to order a review of interrogation methods and the possible reopening of secret “black site” prisons situated in many countries outside the US, such as at the notorious Bagram Airbase.

    The CIA was allowed to use black sites and so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” under George Bush — and was supported in its extraordinary rendition programme by Britain — but was barred from waterboarding by Barack Obama.

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the government’s “principled position” on the issue was unchanged, while Brexit Secretary David Davis stressed Britain does not agree with torture techniques “under any circumstances whatsoever.”

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged Ms May to put British values before those of the US.

    He said: “Theresa May must stand up for our country’s values when she meets Donald Trump and oppose his support for torture, which is inhumane, illegal and delivers false intelligence.

    Mr Corbyn also urged Ms May to stand firmly against Mr Trump’s border wall policy, anti-green agenda, proposed ban on Muslim travel and any moves to stamp US corporate control over the NHS. He added that Labour would fight hard to stop Ms May from turning Britain “into a bargain basement tax haven off the coast of Europe to be ripped off by the world’s biggest corporations.”

    Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said that the PM must stick to her promises of setting out to be brutally honest with Mr Trump on what British people think of his support for torture.

    She said: “While he’s said this sort of thing before, it’s still extremely disturbing that we now have a new president of the United States who says he believes waterboarding torture works.

    “She mustn’t flinch from telling the president some basic truths about the complete unacceptability of authorising a return to the use of waterboarding and other torture, or indeed of keeping Guantanamo open.”

    Ms Allen also stressed that Ms May should discuss the subjects of human rights — especially those of women.

    Stop the War convenor Lindsey German meanwhile warned that: “The special relationship has never benefited the people of Britain. With this president it will be positively harmful and should be ended.”

    Ms May is set to use her visit to tell Mr Trump that Britain and the US can “lead together again.”

    The two-day trip will see her become the first foreign leader to meet Mr Trump since his inauguration as president last week.

    The meeting in the Oval Office will also focus on priorities like a post-Brexit trade deal and more co-operation on defence and security.”

    The PM’s official spokeswoman declined to say whether the use of torture would be on the meeting agenda.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-3e16-Foreign-Chiefs-Quit-En-Masse-as-Trump-Backs-Torture#.WIsFJPKbIdU

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  5. Well expected, I will have been saying for as long as this started, and watched MegaOil in Standing Rock go against court orders and the likes, and continue drilling, Folks “This is a Silent Coup De Tate.

    It is borderline Oligarchy and Feudalism, I am going to clarify or at least execute my opinion in my next post.

    This was a great article, prelude to what’s to come. Keep Marching Trump this, Trump that, keep being purposely instigated and divided, play there game.

    Come on America, what going on?
    Very good article, based on facts, heed the warning.

    Thank you

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