Donald Trump-Trudeau quarrel, parody song


This 4 December 2019 music video from Britain is a parody of the Beatles song Hey Jude.

It is about the quarrel of United States President Donald Trump with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in London.

The video says about itself:

The Tweetles – Hey Trude

Donald Trump’s Beatles tribute band has a musical message for Justin Trudeau.

LYRICS:

Hey Trude, don’t make it SAD!
Took a summit and made it bitter
Remember I don’t know the Duke of York
And your locker room talk
Has got me triggered

Hey Trude, don’t be two-faced
One looks so great, the other one I hate
Which one has been talking behind my back?
Must be the black
I bet it’s Kenyan

So let me out, I’m going home
Hey Trude, you blow
Keep your dirty hands off my Ivanka
And stay away from Melanie
Hey Trude, don’t be

Wa-wa-wa-wanker!
Wa-wa-wanker!

Hey Trude, don’t make me SAD!
Took a summit and made it bitter
Remember I don’t know the Duke of York
And your locker room talk
Has made me triggered
Triggered, triggered, triggered…
WAAAAHHHH!

TRUMP ONCE CALLED PRINCE ANDREW ‘A LOT OF FUN’ President Donald Trump can’t keep his story straight regarding his relationship with Prince Andrew. On Tuesday, he claimed that he didn’t know the disgraced royal. But People dug up a 2000 interview with Trump in which he’d said of the prince: “He’s not pretentious. He’s a lot of fun to be with.” [HuffPost]

Trump denounces Macron’s criticisms of NATO at London summit: here.

WORLD leaders gathered in Watford today as the Nato imperialist war machine attempted to paper over the cracks with growing rifts between the supposed allies. Much attention has focused on a perceived spat between French President Emmanuel Macron and his authoritarian Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Both are accused of war crimes — Mr Erdogan for his jihadist-backed ethnic cleansing campaign against Kurds in northern Syria and Mr Macron for the sale of arms used to deadly effect in Yemen: here.

Against Trump and NATO, London protest video


This Washington Post video of today says about itself:

Watch live: Protest held against Trump in London as he attends NATO summit

Stop Trump Coalition” holds demonstrations in central London as President Trump visits the city for NATO summit.

Big anti-Trump anti-NATO demonstration, London this Tuesday


This July 2018 video says about itself:

Belgium: Anti-war protest hits Brussels ahead of Trump‘s NATO visit

Anti-war activists protested in Brussels on Saturday against the upcoming NATO summit on July 11-12, which US President Donald Trump is also expected to visit.

The protesters held up numerous banners denouncing the NATO and Trump, such as ‘Stop the war coalition‘, ‘NATO game over’ and ‘Make peace great again.’

Donald Trump is coming to London, England for a NATO summit conference. He is pressuring other NATO governments, like Germany and Belgium, to waste even more taxpayers’ money on ‘defence’ bloody neocolonial warmongering.

There will be a big demonstration against Trump and NATO in London this Tuesday.

Anti-Trump demonstration in London

This photo shows part of a big demonstration in London during another Trump visit.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday, November 29, 2019

NHS staff frontline for Trump demo

NHS nurses and doctors will lead the march against Donald Trump’s visit to Britain on Tuesday in a show of defiance against US privatisation plans, protest organisers said today.

On Thursday Labour released documents it said were “proof” that the NHS was “up for sale” under a new trade deal between the US and Britain.

One of the protest organisers, Global Justice Now (GJN), which has also played a role in exposing the planned trade deal, said that the demonstration would show Mr Trump that “Britain is not for sale.”

GJN’s Nick Dearden said: “This week we discovered just how great a threat Donald Trump is to our NHS.

“That’s why Tuesday’s demonstration will be led by nurses and doctors — to symbolise the millions of people who will stand up for our health service against a US President who simply represents the biggest, greediest corporate interests in the world.”

The demonstration will assemble at Trafalgar Square, London, from 4pm onwards before finishing at Canada Gate, opposite Buckingham Palace, at 5.45pm.

Anti-Trump demonstration

From the organisers of the demonstration:

No to Trump – No to NATO – National Demonstration

03 December 2019

Assemble: Trafalgar Sq, London – 4PM

March to Buckingham Palace

Facebook event here

Organised by: Stop the War Coalition & CND

4pm: Assemble on south of Trafalgar Sq. for speeches & music

5pm: March leaves Trafalgar Sq. to Buckingham Palace via The Mall

5.45pm: Arrives at Canada Gate opp. Buckingham Palace

6pm: NATO reception begins

7pm: R3 Soundsystem – Dance Music Against Trump at Buckingham Gate

We are encouraging everyone to bring glow sticks and fairy lights etc for visibility as well as horns, whistles, pots, pans and other instruments to make as much noise as possible at the protest.

Donald Trump is coming to London in December for the NATO Heads of State summit. On Tuesday 3rd December, the Queen will be hosting a reception for NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace and it’s crucial we raise our voices against the world’s largest nuclear-armed military alliance which is overseen by one of the most reckless US Presidents in history.

Donald Trump is a racist, a misogynist and a climate change denier who threatens communities at home while destabilising the rest of the globe.

NATO, as an aggressive and expansionist nuclear and military alliance, plays a dangerous global role – it’s still in Afghanistan 18 years on and is expanding further into Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Turkey, a NATO member, is currently attacking the Kurds in North Eastern Syria.

The summit is a crucial opportunity for our movement to oppose Trump, his nuclear warmongering, interventionism and destructive social and political agenda. Let’s unite against war and military aggression and ensure President Trump’s visit to Britain will be met with the response that it deserves.

Assemble at 4PM in Trafalgar Square on 3rd December for music and speeches before we march to Buckingham Palace saying loud and clear: no to Trump, no to NATO!

NATO kills 18 Baltic Sea porpoises


This 6 July 2018 video says about itself:

With only 500 animals left, the Baltic harbor porpoises have been declared critically endangered. Being killed as bycatch in fishing nets is the major threat for the animals, yet fishing is still permitted, even in Marine Protected Areas. In Sea Shepherd’s Perkunas campaign, the crew of the M/V Emanuel Bronner documented and monitored deadly gillnets in protected areas of the Baltic Sea. But accidental death in fishing nets is not the only human-caused threat for these animals.

Eutrophication, underwater noise, marine debris, overfishing, and bottom trawling are also damaging the Baltic Sea ecosystem, affecting both harbor porpoises and the local populations that depend on it.

Read the full commentary by Perkunas campaign leader, Reinhard Grabler here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

’18 porpoises dead after naval exercise in Germany’

A German environmental organization says that eighteen porpoises were killed during a military war game in the Baltic Sea. That, they say, have happened during a NATO war game in September. As part of that mission, the German navy blew up 42 British mines, German media report. Porpoises are regarded as a protected species in Europe.

The war game was training to defuse sea mines. In addition, real ground mines from the First World War, left behind by the British, were blown up.

An analysis of that action shows that every explosion left a crater 5 by 1.5 meters deep and that animals and plants were destroyed in a radius of 10 to 30 meters.

Nature destroyed

According to the environmental organization NABU and the political party The Greens, the Ministry of Defense has ignored nature conservation law. The Greens estimate that up to 110,000 square meters of nature have been destroyed.

According to Nabu, NATO blew up the mines right in the nursery grounds for young porpoises.

NABU map of porpoises killed by the war game

More than forty ships from 18 countries, including the Netherlands, took part in the exercise. …

Tunnel to Denmark

The NATO mission took place at an area where there are plans for the construction of a tunnel. The connection to be made must connect the German island of Fehmarn with the Danish Lolland. The construction of the tunnel costs around € 7.4 billion and is largely paid for by Denmark.

Critics point out that there is more ammunition in the Fehmarnbelt strait. After the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of tons of bombs, rockets and mines were dumped in the Baltic Sea and North Sea. Environmental organizations have been pointing out for some time that rust-causing substances end up in seawater. According to environmental organization Nabu there is a total of 1.6 million tons of ammunition in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.