Posts Tagged: United States

The would-be mini Trumps: Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Frauke Petry, Jussi Halla-aho and other autocrats

We have commented that President Donald Trump’s erratic and autocratic style may be a curse on the US but a blessing for Europe since his style may scare away potential voters who don’t want far-right politicians like Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Frauke Petry and others.

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Ahmad Liath: “I left Iraq because I long for freedom”

Ahmad Liath was twelve years old when he left Iraq in 2005. Two years before that year, the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 and in 2004 his father was killed.

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Trump’s USAmerica and populist parties in Europe have given us a choice: democracy or demagoguery

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to chat with Wouter Van Bellingen, the first black deputy mayor of Belgium and prominent civil rights activist against causes like Black Pete. Some of the topics we touched upon were the future of Europe in light of the rise of the far right populist parties and the start of President Donald Trump’s mandate in the White House.

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November 9, 2016: “A date that will live in infamy”

It looks like Donald Trump is heading for an upset victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections, according to the New York Times.

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(Racism Review) More hostility to Spanish: An Arizona mayor

José Cobas  Fort Huachuca City is a small community in Arizona (pop. 1900) located approximately 20 miles from the Mexican Border. Mayor Ken Taylor was upset when he received an invitation to a meeting of U.S. and Mexican border city mayors because it was written in both English and Spanish, or “Spanish/Mexican,” as he put

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(Racism Review) Our post-truth culture: institutional and individual consequences

This presidential election has become the perfect storm of “post-truth” politics and racism. It is reflected by the fact that an unqualified “know-nothing” like Trump could be nominated as the Republican presidential candidate. Trump’s disregard for ethics, extreme egoism, and racist solutions to complex policy problems, which include banning all Muslims, building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and bombing our enemies into the stone age, will have institutional and individual consequences if he is elected as the next president.

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Juha Sipilä and Petteri Orpo: The sad Finnish tale of spineless politicians

In the United States, a lot of Republican politicians who should know better still haven’t withdrawn their support for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump despite his ultranationalistic, racist and misogynistic comments. The latest row involves Trump insulting the parents of Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim who was killed in Iraq.

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Racism Review: Debunking white supremacy

The United States has always been a white supremacy that masquerades as a democracy. For white racists those are fighting words. How dare anyone cast aspersions on the motives of America’s founding fathers? For shame.

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