#AdiosStarbucks: Mexicans Launch Campaign to Boycott US Goods

 telesur | 27 January, 2017

Worker hanging a piñata of U.S. President Donald Trump

Worker hanging a piñata of U.S. President Donald Trump | Photo: Reuters

The day after U.S. President Donald Trump initiated construction of a border wall and proposed a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports, Mexicans turned to social media to launch their own boycott campaign against U.S. goods.

Read More »

Workers File Over 30 Complaints Against Labor Pick Puzder, Protest Nationwide

by Nika Knight, staff writer

Common Dreams | 26 January, 2017

Workers in 31 cities protested Puzder's nomination on the same day the labor complaints were filed.
Workers in 31 cities protested Puzder’s nomination on the same day the labor complaints were filed. (Photo: Fight for 15 Chicago/Twitter)

U.S. Labor Secretary nominee and billionaire fast food chain owner Andy Puzder has been slapped with 33 labor complaints—about wage theft, sexual harassment, and unfair labor practices—from cooks and cashiers at his own fast food chains, all filed on Thursday at state and federal agencies.

Read More »

Trump’s Appointed Secretary of State Confirms Support for Regime Change in Venezuela


venezuelanalysis.com | 23 January, 2017

US President Donald Trump’s designated Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed his support for regime change in Venezuela last Friday in a written exchange with think tank Latin America Goes Global.

In the interview, which aims to gauge the new Trump administration’s prospective Latin American foreign policy, Tillerson states that he would seek to work with allied right-wing governments and organizations in the region to replace the “incompetent and dysfunctional” elected Chavista government of Nicolas Maduro.  Read More »

Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

by Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Common Dreams | 24 January, 2017

A San Francisco protest in solidarity with North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux and their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo: Peg Hunter/cc/flickr)
A San Francisco protest in solidarity with North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux and their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo: Peg Hunter/cc/flickr)

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive orders advancing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines, prompting a tsunami of outrage and vows of bold resistance from the Indigenous activists, climate campaigners, and countless others who have fought against these projects.

Read More »

Trump’s “Disastrous” Regulatory Cuts Imperil Public for Corporate Benefit

by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Common Dreams | 24 January, 2017

President Donald Trump met Tuesday morning with U.S. auto industry leaders, and said environmental regulations are “out of control.” (Photo: Getty)

Even as he moves to approve risky fossil fuel projects and eliminate healthcare for millions, President Donald Trump told corporate leaders on Monday he could “cut regulations by 75 percent, maybe more”—and he made similar promises to automakers in a meeting Tuesday morning.

Read More »

Sanders Vows To “Vigorously Oppose” Trump’s Noxious and Destructive Agenda

by Jon Queally, staff writer

Common Dreams | 10 November, 2016

Just as he vowed to hold Clinton’s feet to the fire if elected, Sanders indicated that he, along with allied progressive forces, will be a source of aggressive opposition to all destructive policies put forth by Trump and his Republican Party. (Photo: Reuters)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the man who did everything he could to defeat Hillary Clintonin the Democratic primary before doing everything he could to defeat Donald Trump in the general election, finally reacted to Tuesday’s presidential result in a short statementWednesday evening.

Read More »

Trump’s isolationism: Threats and opportunities for Africa

by Patrick Bond

Pambazuka News | 10 November, 2016


What does a Trump victory mean for Africa?

The most catastrophic long-term consequence is climate change. This is because Trump is a denialist who will give the green light to widespread fracking, coal and oil exploration. Africa will be the most adversely affected continent. United Nations scientists estimate that 9 out of 10 small-scale farmers are unlikely to farm by 2100 due to drying soils and global warming, plus extreme weather will also cause 180 million unnecessary African deaths by then, according to Christian Aid.

Under Trump, we can safely predict that Washington will no longer seek to control United Nations climate negotiations, as did Barack Obama’s administration. The WikiLeaks Clinton emails and State Department cables revealed blatant manipulations of the Copenhagen and Durban climate summits. Instead, Trump will simply pull the US out of the 2015 Paris agreement, as did George W. Bush from the Kyoto Protocol.

Read More »