10 Trump Administration Atrocities Going Under-Reported Amid Russia Hysteria-Part 2:

10 Trump Administration Atrocities Going Under-Reported Amid Russia Hysteria-Part 2:

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  1. Killing Net Neutrality

 

https://usat.ly/2AJUU1A 

Protect net neutrality and Internet freedom: World Wide Web inventor

Treating all content equally online is key to individual empowerment, democracy and economic growth. But the FCC is threatening to take that away.

usatoday.com

I haven’t forgotten about this; stuff just keeps happening that I need to write articles about, but I’ve been writing it. I should have it ready around the time you Americans wake up in the morning. Thanks to everyone for your ideas and links! https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/930807846823870464 

We need to hammer the message from now until FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is out. https://www.battleforthenet.com

Battle for the Net

The FCC is trying to kill the Internet again. This time, it’s even worse. Here’s how to stop them…

battleforthenet.com

On December 14th, the Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that there will be a final vote on whether to dismantle net neutrality once and for all. This is being defended by conservatives as an attempt to shrink the intrusiveness of an over-inflated government in the affairs of private corporations who are overburdened by excessive regulations, but this defense only exists in an imaginary fairy tale realm where increasingly consolidated media corporations don’t effectively own the US government. Net neutrality is one of the few governmental brakes placed on plutocratic power by inhibiting the ever-growing media conglomerates who provide internet services from being able to choke off smaller independent sites by slowing them down with an unaffordable fee for faster service, which will put fewer eyes on dissenting online media.

In a corporatist system of government, corporate censorship is state censorship. By allowing billionaire-owned internet companies to favor online mainstream media outlets, which consistently support the interests of the billionaire class, you are allowing your true rulers to censor you in a way that the US Constitution (authored by men who couldn’t have imagined the plutocratic dystopia in which we now find ourselves) does not protect you from.

On a related note, Pai is also leading the charge to consolidate local media.

Go to Youtube and watch some video footage of Ajit Pai right now. Ignore his words and just watch his face, listen to his tone of voice. That is not a sincere person. You know this. You can feel it in your guts. Trust that feeling. Trust the way that man makes your skin crawl. This former Verizon lawyer is not trying to dismantle net neutrality because he wants to help you, this former Verizon lawyer is trying to dismantle net neutrality because he wants to hurt you. He wants to take away your power and give it to the ruling class he serves.

  1. Afghanistan

 

 

Time for another crowdsourced journalism project. Share your opinions and links in the comments here on some of the worst things the Trump administration has been doing that are going under-reported while everyone fixates on Russia, and I’ll use them in an article.

Afghanistan. While we seem to be withdrawing from Syria and Iraq, Afghanistan is turning into a massacre.

Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Our troops are being killed by the Afghanis we train and we waste billions there. Nonsense! Rebuild the USA.

This one is not just a continuation and expansion of an insane military occupation that nobody can clearly articulate the justification for, it’s a total reversal on a policy Trump campaigned on. The troop surge he authorized is now complete, with 14,000 US troops now on the ground in Afghanistan, and civilian deaths are rising tremendously as strikes increase.

Again, all officially in the name of fighting terrorism. The US occupation which began sixteen years ago, purportedly to overthrow people responsible for a day of terrorist attacks which killed 2,996 US civilians, has killed more than ten times that number at over 31,000 Afghan civilians and counting. This is not including the lives lost by combatants on both sides. And Trump authorized its escalation.

  1. Allowing Banks And Credit Card Companies To Block Customers From Filing Class Action Lawsuits

 

Time for another crowdsourced journalism project. Share your opinions and links in the comments here on some of the worst things the Trump administration has been doing that are going under-reported while everyone fixates on Russia, and I’ll use them in an article.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-consumers-trump/trump-kills-class-action-rule-against-banks-lightening-wall-street-regulation-idUSKBN1D15WX 

Trump kills class-action rule against banks, lightening Wall Street regulation

President Donald Trump signed a Congressional resolution on Wednesday that lets banks block customers from filing class action lawsuits, partly delivering on his election campaign promise to lighten…

reuters.com

Time for another crowdsourced journalism project. Share your opinions and links in the comments here on some of the worst things the Trump administration has been doing that are going under-reported while everyone fixates on Russia, and I’ll use them in an article.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-senate-vote-banks-insurers-block-class-action-lawsuits-forced-abritation-donald-trump-mike-pence-a8018411.html 

Wall Street just scored its first major victory of Trump’s presidency

Banks, credit card issuers and other financial companies will be able to block customers from banding together to sue over disputes, after the US Senate on Tuesday narrowly killed a rule banning the…

independent.co.uk

At the beginning of the month Trump signed into law a congressional resolution which killed a rule banning the firms from using “forced arbitration” clauses, which forbid customers who sign contracts with the firms from participating in class action lawsuits against them. This makes it even easier for the predators who build their fortunes on the debt of working Americans to exploit their prey with underhanded practices free from consequence.

The resolution passed 51–50 after a tie-breaking vote by Mike Pence (that guy the Democrats keep trying to make president), prior to which Democrats had argued that forced arbitration is stacked against the consumer, and Republicans argued that forced arbitration bans only benefit the greedy lawyers who participate in class action lawsuits. All my readers know I view the Democratic party as one of the most toxic forces on the planet, but it doesn’t take a genius to see that the ones more substantially in the wrong in this instance are the group trying to protect banks and credit card companies from class action lawsuits filed by the people they defraud.

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