10 Trump Administration Atrocities Going Under-Reported Amid Russia Hysteria-Part 3:

10 Trump Administration Atrocities Going Under-Reported Amid Russia Hysteria-Part 3:

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  1. Bringing Back The Tpp In A Bunny Suit And Hoping No One Notices

 

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.

bringing back the TPP in a bunny suit hoping no one notices

 

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.

Trumps “renegotiation” of NAFTA has many provisions of the highly unpopular TPP. https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-renegotiation-of-nafta-is-starting-to-look-a-lot-like-the-tpp/ 

Trump’s Renegotiation of NAFTA Is Starting to Look a Lot Like the TPP

What happened to his campaign promise to write better rules for trade?

thenation.com

A July article by The Nation details how aspects of the Trump administration’s NAFTA renegotiations bear a striking resemblance not just to certain parts of the wildly unpopular TPP, but of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) as well. The goal is plainly deregulation for corporations, the subordination of national sovereignty, a tightening of the screws on intellectual property rights enforcement (to the benefit of Hollywood and the pharmaceutical industry), with very little in the way of any strong benefit for workers.

There are lines about removing “unnecessary differences in regulation” between the US, Canada and Mexico in industrial and agricultural goods, effectively lowering regulations standards toward those of the least-regulated nation. There’s a stated objective by the administration to reject measures that “restrict cross-border data flows,” dropping localization requirements preventing financial services or other countries from transferring personal data outside a host country. The Nation reports that these objectives have privacy advocates alarmed.

“It does appear that the globalists in the administration won this round before NAFTA negotiations even had a chance to begin,” the article concludes.

Key NAFTA talks opened up in Mexico yesterday, and Reuters reports that Canada and Mexico aren’t pleased with how inflexible the US is being in negotiations. We’ll see how it goes, I guess.

8. Puerto Rico

 

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everything about post-Maria Puerto Rico

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https://www.npr.org/2017/11/09/563028732/frustration-mounts-over-puerto-ricos-new-normal-as-federal-troops-leave-the-isla 

Frustration Mounts Over Puerto Rico’s ‘New Normal’ As Federal Troops Leave The Island

Army officials say they’re beginning a drawdown of federal troops on Puerto Rico, even as many homes still lack power and clean drinking water.

npr.org

Yesterday the White House sent congress a disaster aid request for $44 billion to help rebuild from hurricane damage, which is already drawing outcry from Puerto Rico and Texas, who had requested far more. Asked for comment, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded (and this is a real quote), “I don’t think $44 billion is a low amount and my guess is if you asked any average citizen across this country they wouldn’t feel that it’s low either.”

They’re not even trying to sound sincere anymore. “Well the average person thinks that’s a lot of money, so obviously it’s enough to restore miles and miles of extensive hurricane damage.” You could ask the average American citizen if $100,000 is a low amount of money and they’d tell you no too, for God’s sake.

That’s how little this administration cares. While they’re over there working on tax cuts for unfathomably wealthy plutocrats, hurricane victims are being told to make due with far less than they need and publicly reprimanded on Twitter if they complain.

Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria, the majority of Puerto Ricans are still without power in what ranks as the largest blackout in US history. Clean water is still a problem, as is living space, and there are severe labor issues. Some of this is the natural consequence of a severe natural disaster in a hard-to-access area, but it’s hard to imagine anywhere in the continental United States receiving such underfunded cold shoulder treatment.

On October 2, the poverty-fighting charity coalition Oxfam released a statement, saying that they had “monitored the response in Puerto Rico closely, and we are outraged at the slow and inadequate response the US Government has mounted.”

“The US has more than enough resources to mobilize an emergency response,” the statement continued, “but has failed to do so in a swift and robust manner.”

On October 19th, Oxfam still sharply criticized the US government’s performance, saying “At this stage in the humanitarian response, these conditions are unacceptable and we need to see a more robust and efficient response from the US government now.”

Insights like these and the administration’s current attitude toward Puerto Rico indicate that the Trump administration is ignoring the island in the same way it ignores everyone who isn’t wealthy and powerful.

9. Gutting National Parks And Monuments

 

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He is gutting our treasured National Park system. http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/opinion/guest_shot/park-fee-increase-prices-out-families/article_4976302b-7aab-56ef-ad65-0119d2e79846.html  https://www.apnews.com/1437b02d7d3a478291c4c47b7b003c85 

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Trump expected to significantly reduce 2 Utah monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to significantly downsize two sprawling Utah national monuments that protect more than 3 million acres of the state’s red

apnews.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.

Trying to mine National Parks/monuments & other protected habitat for natural resources like Uranium in Grand Canyon https://earthjustice.org/features/protecting-the-grand-canyon-against-uranium-mining 

Protecting the Grand Canyon Against Uranium Mining

More than 4 million visitors each year seek out the sunset-colored vistas of the Grand Canyon National Park—making it the second-most visited national park in America. Therefore, it was no surprise…

earthjustice.org

War propaganda has Americans so screwed up about what’s great about their country. They seem to think it has something to do with flags and freedom and the fact that they can destroy any country that crosses them, but from an outsider’s perspective that’s all a bunch of neurotic, cultish nonsense. What makes America truly remarkable, apart from its people, is its natural beauty. And from the looks of it Trump is trying to turn the whole gorgeous nation into a giant strip mall.

 

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