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Donald Trump’s Dangerously Coherent Agenda

John Nichols
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
President Trump’s agenda is disturbingly coherent, and it is based around militarism, austerity, social division, voter suppression, and right-wing authoritarianism.

Puerto Rico: No Debt Forgiveness If Wall Street Has Its Way

Kate Aronoff
The Intercept
Even before Hurricane Maria, the “colonial and undemocratic” federal board managing Puerto Rico’s debt was forced to consider 79% debt forgiveness. Today as demands grow for full debt cancellation and a massive relief package, the vulture bondholders want just the opposite. They want to oust the oversight board for even considering debt relief, and they want tax breaks for multinationals in Puerto Rico and the “militarization of the island” to “maintain law and order.”

Friday Nite Videos | October 6, 2017

John Oliver | The NRA. Cable Street: Anti-Fascist Story in Song. Betsy DeVos Faces Silent Protest at Harvard. An Algorithm That Could Help End Partisan Gerrymandering. How Russia Sent a Small Idaho Town Into a Fake News Tailspin.

When Mama Sang the Blues

Angela M. Franklin
Cultural Weekly
"Whoever said a black woman/was always liberated/didn’t walk in my Mama’s heels," says southern California poet Angela Franklin, a poet active in the Social Justice movement.

Puerto Rico: Cruelest Storm; Trump Political Disaster; AFL-CIO Labor Solidarity

Puerto Rico has been hit by a triple disaster - Hurricane Maria; outrageous debt owed to vulture hedge funds; racist, colonial indifference by the Trump Administration. Puerto Ricans - on the island, and in the U.S. have called for the lifting of the Jones Act, as it applies to Puerto Rico; canceling the debt; and abolishing PROMESA. Yesterday a solidarity flight of medical and emergency organized by AFL-CIO unions brought needed supplies and aid workers to the island.