Even if John Stewart is Gone, We all Need to Keep taking on FOX and all the Media


I am going to put a lot of John Stewart videos in the comment section, like this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO_om3iK9kE

You probably heard the great news – after a few years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show–but the Boycott Must Go On!!

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Dear Kevin,
You probably heard the great news – after two years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show.
Beck was targeted after he slandered President Obama by saying, “This president has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture, I don’t know what it is… This guy, I believe, is a racist.”
Activists at ColorOfChange, Media Matters, StopBeck, FoxNewsBoycott, and of course Democrats.com responded with a boycott of advertisers on Glenn Beck’s show. Ultimately over 300 advertisers pulled their ads from Beck, costing FOX over $40 million.
Advertiser boycotts work! And it’s time to boycott all FOX News advertisers:
http://www.democrats.com/boycott-proactiv
We’re starting our boycott of all FOX News with Proactiv, which sells acne medicine to teenagers and young adults. Why?
First, there are lots of other acne treatments. Second, young adults above all are hurt by FOX News, which promotes right-wing policies on race, education, healthcare, the environment, and war. Let’s get our future leaders to lead the fight against FOX News!
Sign the petition to Proactiv and enter the email address of every young adult over 18 you know:
http://www.democrats.com/boycott-proactiv
Beyond President Obama, FOX regularly slanders nearly everyone: Democrats, unionized workers, the unemployed (including veterans and 99ers), environmentalists, feminists, blacks, Hiics, Jews, Muslims, progressives, scientists, and any other group it disagrees with.
FOX News broadcasts rightwing extremist slander, incitement to violence, political propaganda, and outright lies to promote its rightwing political agenda. This is not “news,” but rather a never-ending “war on news” – and it’s all documented in our petition.
Why would any decent company want to fund it? Tell Proactiv to stop advertising on FOX News:
http://www.democrats.com/boycott-proactiv
Thanks for all you do!
Bob Fertik

GLEN BECK ADMITTED in 2007, “I Am RACIST and Barack Obama is very White” THIS MAKES Boycotting FOX NEWS needed NOW

By Kevin Stoda

Dear, American supporters of the Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) news networks.

AMERICANS are getting less tolerant of your racism and stronghold on our major media.

For example, we have noted that in his 2007 TV program from FOX (See on You-Tube), Glen Beck admitted he himself was racist. Further, Beck then, in contrast to 2009, called Barrack Obama much more white than black. (Apparently, Beck now he has other nonsense to mush men’s minds.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0tgvWxC_6A

Using a major news platform to promote racism and to tell people to disrespect a whole presidential administration through mixed truths, outright lies, and xenophobia, is not to be tolerated any more.

On Democracy Now today, Amy Goodman asked Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP what he thought of Wal-Mart’s pull-out from advertising on the Glen Beck program on FOX.

NOTE: Goodman had simply asked , “The whole attack by Glenn Beck that drove this (resignation)? In your response from the NAACP to Van Jones, it says, ´The only thing more outrageous than Mr. Beck’s attack on Van Jones is the fact that there are sponsors that continue to pay him to provide this type of offensive commentary.` Do you support the continued boycott of companies like Wal-Mart of Beck’s show on Fox?”

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/8/white_house_environmental_adviser_van_jones

This is a particularly important point because Glen Beck´s HATE CAMPAIGN ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION led recently to a great American policy maker, Van Jones, quitting the government this week.

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/06/van-jones-resigns/

Mr. Jealous said, “We certainly support them (Walmart) choosing with their dollars who they’re going to support. I mean, it’s—Glenn Beck is somebody who’s told a seven-year-old girl, a seven-year-old black girl, that he would buy her a ticket back to Africa, that she needed to go back to Africa. And then he comes out, and he says that healthcare is the beginning of reparations. I mean, this guy plays the race card on a weekly basis. He does it very aggressive—you know, in a very hateful way.”

Recall, first, that Van Jones is one of the most important and thoughtful men in America—however, the FOX (Fascist Oddball Xenophobic) news network chose to support a man, like Glen Beck, rather than seeing that tens of millions of Americans need to get health care from promoters like Jones and that our America economy needs to move starting today to the kind of economy that its competitors worldwide are already doing.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/95963/what_will_the_green_economy_look_like/

Let’s quote the wisdom and influential words of Van Jones on the absolute necessity to green the American economy NOW!

“I think it’s really important to point out that we’re sort of at the end of an era of American capitalism, where we thought we could run the economy based on consumption rather than production, credit rather than creativity, borrowing rather than building, and also, most importantly, environmental destruction rather than environmental restoration.”

Jones continued, “We’re trying to make the case in this book that that era is over. We now have to move in a very different direction. And key to that will be basing the US economy not on credit cards, but based on clean energy and the clean energy revolution that would put literally millions of people to work, putting up solar panels all across the United States, weatherizing buildings so they don’t leak so much energy and put up so much carbon, building wind farms and wave farms, manufacturing wind turbines. We argue you could put Detroit back to work not making SUVs to destroy the world, but making wind turbines, 8,000 finely machine parts in each one, twenty tons of steel in each wind tower, making wind turbines to help save the world.”

Finally, Van Jones wisely noted, “So we think that you can fight pollution and poverty at the same time. We think that you can actually power our way through this recession by putting people to work, but we’re going to have to start building things here and re-powering, retrofitting, retooling America, and that that’s the way forward both for the economy, for the earth and for everyday people.”

Note: These statements came from a program on DN from October of last year:

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/28/van_jones_on_the_green_collar

Van Beck has written a book of the same title, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.

http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061650758/The_Green_Collar_Economy/index.aspx

America needs such voices as Van Jones in government leadership in America—not Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) types.

Clean up the American airwaves of all its fascism and racism, today.

http://www.pittsburghurbanmedia.com/a-petition-against-fox-conservative-host-glenn-beck.aspx

NOTE: One way to change the noise of Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) media moguls is to support alternative media organizations

http://aan.org/alternative/Aan/index

and alternative monitoring websites.

http://americas.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/64380

Another way, is to demand that local radio and TV channels put better programming on, such as Democracy Now or news sources promoted by serious progressive journalists:

http://www.tacomapjh.org/progressive_news.htm

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Tell me more about Trump’s Russian Mafia Connections!


The Middle East is watching Godfather 1, 2 and 3 tonight.  What could the connection be to American politics today.  Does the rest of the world watch these movies to percieve how Americans allow themselves to be run?–kas

    Both men were looking to the large continent. “It’s just 90 miles away. We just need a guy to be president.Michael, we are bigger than US steel. “Godfather 2, set in Havana in late 1950s

Some Of Trump’s Russian Mafia Ties – Daily Kos

Nov 1, 2016 – I think given Trump’s ties to Russia, one area that needs to be further explored is Trump’sties to potentially mafia-associated and or government …

Another Donald Trump recording emerges … and this time it’s a mob …

http://www.dailykos.com/…/-Another-Donald-Trump-recording-emerges-and-this-time-it-s-…

Nov 2, 2016 – Sure, Donald Trump has connections to the Russian mafia—but don’t forget his ties to the plain old American variety. Those connections …

‘Russia’ May Not Have Leverage Over Trump; ‘Russians’ Are Another …

http://www.thedailybeast.com/…/russia-may-not-have-leverage-over-trumprussians-are-ano…

Jan 11, 2017 – Trump cagily said he has no dealings with Russia, the government. But with variousRussian oligarchs, he’s thick as, well, you know. … A reporter asked “does Russia have any leverage over you, financial or otherwise?

Donald Trump, Russian Mafia & US Intelligence Secrets …

greatgameindia.com/donald-trumprussianmafia-us-intelligence-secrets/

Donald Trump, will soon be entitled to regular briefings on some of the United States’ most sensitive intelligence secrets. Once Trump, becomes the Republican …

Here’s what we know about Donald Trump and his ties to Russia – The …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…trumprussia/…/1268b5ec-54e7-11e6-88eb-7dda4e…

Jul 29, 2016 – Q. What has Trump said about his connections to Russia? … (a Russian immigrant with an interesting mafia-related back story) testified that he …

Just What Were Donald Trump’s Ties to the Mob? – POLITICO Magazine

http://www.politico.com/magazine/…/donald-trump-2016-mob-organized-crime-213910

May 22, 2016 – Donald Trump, Mayor Ed Koch, and Roy Cohn attend the Trump Tower … by mafiachieftains Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno and Paul Castellano. … but even the son of a reputed Russianmob boss whom Trump had at his side at …

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Why Is Trump Acting Like A Russian Oligarch? | The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harlan-green/why-is-trump-is-acting-li_b_12785948.html

Nov 3, 2016 – It’s becoming clear why Presidential Candidate Trump and Russian … on Russian oligarch monies, many of them either Russian Mafia figures …

Trump: Owned By The Russian Mafia – Tea Party Nation

http://www.teapartynation.com/trump-owned-by-the-russianmafia/

Dec 31, 2016 – Felix Sater started funneling Russian money to Trump in 2000-when US banks stopped loaning to Trump @citynightcap. 2. While funneling in …

Donald Trump And The Felon: Inside His Business Dealings With A …

http://www.forbes.com/…/donald-trump-and-the-felon-inside-his-business-dealings-with-a-…

Oct 3, 2016 – From a Russian-born felon with past mob connections to a trio of Kazakh … Sater’s mafiaconnections, Trump said he didn’t recall the interview.

Russian born, with ties to Putin loyalists and linked to the mafia …

Aug 27, 2016 – Russian born, with ties to Putin loyalists and linked to the mafiaTrump’s mob-linked ex-associate gives $5,400 to campaign

How Did an Alleged Russian Mobster End Up on Trump’s Red Carpet …

http://www.motherjones.com/…/trumprussian-mobster-tokhtakhounov-miss-universe-mosc…

Sep 14, 2016 – How did an alleged and notorious Russian mobster connected to an illegal international gambling ring run out of Trump Tower end up as a …

The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections …

Dec 19, 2016 – The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections ….. sentence of Mafiahit man “Sammy the Bull” Gravano to 4.5 years for 19 …

Donald Trump Was Bailed Out of Bankruptcy by Russia Crime Bosses …

http://www.alternet.org/…/donald-trump-was-bailed-out-bankruptcy-russia-crime-bosses

Jan 10, 2017 – In 2008, Donald Trump Jr. attended a real estate conference, where he stated that.Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of …

Yes, Donald Trump has been linked to the mob | PolitiFact

Mar 2, 2016 – Trump was first tied to the mafia in the 1980s, when a $7.8 million … Russian émigré who served prison time and had documented mafia …

Security Analysts Warn Trump Is Russian Mafia’s ‘Manchurian …

reverbpress.com/world/donald-trumprussianmafia-manchurian-candidate/

Aug 2, 2016 – Respected international security policy journal Global Security has labeled Trump the ‘Manchurian Candidate’ of Putin and the Russian Mob.

Donald Trump and the Mob – WSJ

http://www.wsj.com/…/donald-trump-dealt-with-a-series-of-people-who-had-mob-ties-147273…

Sep 1, 2016 – GOP nominee Donald Trump’s business career is dotted with instances where he worked with people who had ties to gangsters; Trump says …

Anonymous threatens Donald Trump with leaks about ties to mafia and

Jan 17, 2017 – Anonymous threatens Donald Trump with leaks about ties to mafia and …realDonaldTrump you have financial and personal ties with Russian …

THE PUBLIC EYE:From Russia With Love: Donald Trump. Category …

Dec 16, 2016 – Meanwhile, the CIA believes that Russian hackers helped Trump win the … about Donald’s business dealings with the mob, with the mafia.

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone calls for investigation of alleged …

https://www.theguardian.com › US News › Trump administration

4 days ago – The crisis of Russian contacts is threatening to derail the Trump … article, “Russian Mafiamoney laundering, the Clinton Foundation and John …

Donald Trump’s Many, Many, Many, Many Ties to Russia – Time

time.com/4433880/donald-trump-ties-to-russia/

Aug 2, 2016 – Trump’s dodge—that he has no businesses in Russia, so there is no connection to Putin—is a classic magician’s trick.

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone calls for investigation of alleged …

https://www.theguardian.com › US News › Trump administration

4 days ago – The crisis of Russian contacts is threatening to derail the Trump … article, “Russian Mafiamoney laundering, the Clinton Foundation and John …

MAFIA, KGB, PUTIN AND TRUMP – Mosaic2 – Medium

https://medium.com/mosaic2/mafia-kgb-putin-and-trump-208a7c8e1a56

Nov 7, 2016 – The Trump Tower Toronto is funded by the Russian-Canadian billonaire Alex Shnaider of Talon International Development Inc., who used …

Does Donald Trump owe more money to the Russian mafia, or to the …

https://www.quora.com/Does-Donald-Trump-owe-more-money-to-the-Russianmafia-or…

Nov 2, 2016 – Any proof that he owes money to either? Receipts? Family members taken hostage? (they all seem to be present and accounted for though) …

EXCLUSIVE: Top Trump Aides’ Deeper & Linked Roles in Putin …

https://www.linkedin.com/…/exclusive-top-trump-aides-deeper-linked-roles-putin-maf

Nov 4, 2016 – EXCLUSIVE: Top Trump Aides’ Deeper & Linked Roles in Putin Agenda Revealed; Russian Mafia Nexus With Trump & Aides Goes Back Years.

Trump’s Russian Mafia Ties Are Extensive (with tweets … – Storify

https://storify.com/Trumpnado2016/trump-s-russianmafia-ties-are-extensive

Jan 9, 2017 – John Schindler @20committee raises a LOT of questions about Russian Mafia ties toTrump Tower, Trump Taj Mahal & other Trump biz. Why is …

Trump’s Kremlin connections | Veterans Today

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/01/25/trumps-kremlin-connections-2/

Jan 25, 2017 – There is no doubt Trump has worked closely with the Russian mafia for … Trump’s‘election’, in concert with their fellow Zionist mafia cohorts in …

Aangirfan: TRUMP; CLINTON; MAFIA; SEX RINGS

aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/11/trump-clinton-mafia-sex-rings.html

Nov 1, 2016 – Is a Russian-Israeli Oligarch Running a Covert Cybe-Channel Between Trump and Russia? Mikhail Fridman “is closely tied into the Muscovite …

Donald Trump’s Russian Mafia Ties – YouTube

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LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE Donald Trump’s Russian Mafia Ties donald, trump, protest, riot, anti, anti …

The Donald Trump Story You’re Not Hearing About – BillMoyers.com

billmoyers.com/story/donald-trump-story-youre-not-hearing/

Jun 21, 2016 – Trump’s relationship with a twice-convicted felon, the Russian émigré …. Wayne Barrett thinks editors downplay Mafia stories because they …

Dirty money: Trump and the Kazakh connection – Financial Times

Oct 19, 2016 – FT probe finds evidence a Trump venture has links to alleged laundering network. …Trump’s Russian connections. Read our guide to the …

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Godfather 2 and Trump’s Cronies–and too many of his supporters


                        Both men were looking to the large continent. “It’s just 90 miles away. We just need a guy to be president.Michael, we are bigger than US steel. “Godfather 2, set in Havana in late 1950s

Recall that it was a tax man who put Al Capone in jail.  Where are the tax men on Donald Trump, America?  Who is protecting Trump from “Death and Taxes”?  Now , let’s talk deep structural governance.–KAS

EXPOSED: A scary list of Donald Trump’s mob ties in Atlantic City and …

Sep 1, 2016 – Trump just finished a development in New York City and his business partner … of running a stock scheme involved with members of the Mafia.

TRUMP MAFIA – YouTube

Welcome to TRUMP MAFIA. Thank you for watching this channel. MAGA. We are all one nation, one people, under one flag. The future is ours, nothing can …

Yes, Donald Trump has been linked to the mob | PolitiFact

Mar 2, 2016 – Trump was first tied to the mafia in the 1980s, when a $7.8 million subcontract for TrumpPlaza was awarded to S&A Concrete, according to …

Donald Trump and the mob – CNNPolitics.com – CNN.com

Jul 31, 2015 – Donald Trump’s glittering empire of New York skyscrapers and … developers and mafia-controlled companies almost unavoidable at times.

Former Federal Prosecutor Says Trump Blocked Mafia Investigation …

http://www.wnyc.org/story/former-federal-prosecutor-trump-blocked-mafia-investigation/

Oct 19, 2016 – In the 1980s, federal prosecutors investigating dealings between organized crime and real estate developers were repeatedly stonewalled by …

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet – The Atlantic

Jan 23, 2017 – The breadth of Trump’s controversies is truly yuge, ranging from allegations of mafia ties to unscrupulous business dealings, and from racial …

Former Mafia-linked figure describes association with Trump – The …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…mafiatrump/…/cec6c2c6-16d3-11e6-aa55-670cabe…

May 17, 2016 – On the 24th floor of Trump Tower, in an office two floors below Donald Trump, Felix Sater was trying to revive his career. The Russian-born …

Trump Family Mafia Executes “Stalin-esque Purge” | Vanity Fair

Nov 15, 2016 – With Donald Trump already exploring his options for working part-time, telecommuting from the comfort of his Trump Tower penthouse, …

Donald Trump, Russian Mafia & US Intelligence Secrets …

greatgameindia.com/donald-trump-russian-mafia-us-intelligence-secrets/

Donald Trump, will soon be entitled to regular briefings on some of the United States’ most sensitive intelligence secrets. Once Trump, becomes the Republican …

New Years’ video reveals Trump partying with mob associate Joey ‘No …

usuncut.com/politics/media-silent-trump-seen-partying-mob-associate/

Jan 3, 2017 – Standing to Trump’s left is Joseph Cinque — a known mafia man colloquially referred to as “Joey No Socks” — who is seen enthusiastically …

Donald Trump and the Mob – WSJ

http://www.wsj.com/…/donald-trump-dealt-with-a-series-of-people-who-had-mob-ties-147273…

Sep 1, 2016 – GOP nominee Donald Trump’s business career is dotted with instances where he worked with people who had ties to gangsters; Trump says …

Just What Were Donald Trump’s Ties to the Mob? – POLITICO Magazine

http://www.politico.com/magazine/…/donald-trump-2016-mob-organized-crime-213910

May 22, 2016 – Donald Trump, Mayor Ed Koch, and Roy Cohn attend the Trump Tower … by mafiachieftains Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno and Paul Castellano.

Trump appears with mobster-affiliated felon at New Year’s bash – NY …

http://www.nydailynews.com/…/trump-appears-mobster-affiliated-felon-new-year-bash-article…

Jan 3, 2017 – SEE IT: Donald Trump appears alongside convicted felon with mobster ties at New Year’s Eve party. … Donald Trump appeared with Joseph Cinque at his New Year’s Eve party in Florida on Saturday. … President-elect Donald Trump rang in the new year together with Joseph “Joey No Socks …

The Many Times Donald Trump Has Lied About His Mob Connections …

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/…/donald-trump-lies-about-dealings-mafia-figur…

Sep 23, 2016 – (Trump’s longtime lawyer, the thuggish and deceased Roy Cohn, repped numerous Mafiabosses, some of whom were connected to Trump …

Donald Trump’s shrewdest investment was in the MAFIA | Daily Mail …

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/How-Trump-Mob-offer-not-refuse-killing-building-skyscraper-…

Jul 30, 2016 – A new expose reveals US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s troubling mafiafriendships and how his deal to build Trump Tower came with …

Thoughts? TRUMP IS THE SWAMP: Trump’s Jewish Elite MAFIA and …

Jan 24, 2017 – Thoughts? TRUMP IS THE SWAMP: Trump’s Jewish Elite MAFIA and The 5 Dancing Israelis (2017)

Another Donald Trump recording emerges … and this time it’s a mob …

http://www.dailykos.com/…/-Another-Donald-Trump-recording-emerges-and-this-time-it-s-…

Nov 2, 2016 – Sure, Donald Trump has connections to the Russian mafia—but don’t forget his ties to the plain old American variety. Those connections …

A Brief History of Donald Trump and the Mafia – VICE

Apr 28, 2016 – Donald Trump’s views on criminal justice remain one of those mysteries he will presumably carry with him if elected into the Oval Office, where …

Anonymous threatens Donald Trump with leaks about ties to mafia and

Jan 17, 2017 – Donald Trump has not yet taken up office, but he has already managed to whip up tidal waves of opposition not only in the US, but around the .

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Video shows Trump with mob figure he denied knowing – Yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/…/video-shows-trump-with-mob-figure-he-denied-knowing-…

Nov 2, 2016 – A newly uncovered video appears to contradict Donald Trump’s claim … the state’s casinos in 1991 because of his ties to Mafia boss John Gotti, …

Donald Trump And The Felon: Inside His Business Dealings With A …

http://www.forbes.com/…/donald-trump-and-the-felon-inside-his-business-dealings-with-a-…

Oct 3, 2016 – And asked about a previous BBC interview, in which he was questioned about Sater’s mafiaconnections, Trump said he didn’t recall the …

Une courte histoire des liens entre Donald Trump et la mafia – Ulyces

Crédits : Gage Skidmore Les Américains sont bien en peine de savoir quelles sont les positions du candidat républicain à l’élection présidentielle Donald Trump …

The Donald Trump Story You’re Not Hearing About – BillMoyers.com

billmoyers.com/story/donald-trump-story-youre-not-hearing/

Jun 21, 2016 – Developers Julius Schwartz and Alex Sapir, Donald Trump and New …. Wayne Barrett thinks editors downplay Mafia stories because they think …

Security Analysts Warn Trump Is Russian Mafia’s ‘Manchurian …

reverbpress.com/world/donald-trump-russian-mafia-manchurian-candidate/

Aug 2, 2016 – Respected international security policy journal Global Security has labeled Trump the ‘Manchurian Candidate’ of Putin and the Russian Mob.

Trump campaign donor linked to mafia, Putin loyalists – The Week

theweek.com/speedreads/645271/trump-campaign-donor-linked-mafia-putin-loyalists

Aug 26, 2016 – Last month, Felix Sater, a businessman with ties to the mafia and “loyalists of Russian President Vladimir Putin,” paid Donald Trump a visit at …

Aangirfan: TRUMP; CLINTON; MAFIA; SEX RINGS

aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/11/trump-clinton-mafia-sex-rings.html

Nov 1, 2016 – Donald Trump, New York Mayor Ed Koch and Roy Cohn Roy Cohn was the lawyer for the top Mafia families of New York and Canada.

Donald Trump: Let’s fight cyber crime like we fought the Mafia | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/article/donald-trump-lets-fight-cyber-crime-like-we-fought-the-mafia/

Oct 3, 2016 – Donald Trump spoke about cybersecurity on Oct. 3, 2016. (Image: Trump Campaign). Donald Trump, the US Republican party’s presidential …

Here’s Video of Trump and an Alleged Mobster at Wrestlemania

Nov 2, 2016 – For months, Trump has insisted he’s “the cleanest guy there is” and … of his ties to Mafiaboss John Gotti, then the chief of the Gambino crime …

Trump’s mob ties are as solid as the teamster concrete holding up …

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/…/trump-mob-mafiatrump-tower-concrete-david-cay-j…

Aug 30, 2016 – Literally. Trump bought the concrete from a mafia-run company.

The Trump Administration Should Treat Islamists Like The Mafia

thefederalist.com/2017/01/02/trump-administration-treat-islamists-like-mafia/

Jan 2, 2017 – The Trump Administration Should Treat Islamists Like The Mafia. The analogue is so close that, reading public statements from the early 1970s …

Donald Trump, the Russian developer and the Mafia convict

http://www.irishtimes.com/…/donald-trump-the-russian-developer-and-the-mafia-convict-1….

Aug 15, 2016 – During the first decade of this century, Donald Trump began doing business with an unlikely partner – Bayrock, a New York property developer …

Video Shows Donald Trump With Alleged Mobster He Denied …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/donald-trump-mobster-casino_us_5819ff2ee4b01f610e3…

Nov 2, 2016 – Robert LiButti was a preferred patron at Trump’s casino, which got fined … Jersey gaming halls over his alleged ties to Mafia boss John Gotti.

“Trump ebbe legami con la mafia” (Wall Street Journal) – Estremo …

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Sep 1, 2016 – Un’inchiesta del quotidiano economico newyorchese (che è di proprietà di Rupert Murdoch e di simpatie repubblicane) getta un’ombra sul …

MAFIA, KGB, PUTIN AND TRUMP – Mosaic2 – Medium

https://medium.com/mosaic2/mafia-kgb-putin-and-trump-208a7c8e1a56

Nov 7, 2016 – In 2001, the Trump Organization, the company led by U.S. presidential candidate DonaldTrump, licensed its name to the Trump Tower Toronto.

A Deep, Shady Dive Into Trump’s Alleged Mob Ties: Gothamist

gothamist.com/2016/09/02/the_wall_street_journal_took_a_long.php

Sep 2, 2016 – The deep dive into Trump’s mob connections takes a look at his old history of … Sater also had been convicted in 1998 as part of a Mafia-linked …

Donald Trump walks out over questions about his mafia connections …

http://www.independent.co.uk › News › World › Americas

Jul 8, 2013 – There are questions over the apparent lack of any due diligence assessment carried out on Donald Trump by Scottish ministers when …

Trump booster Alex Jones: I’m not anti-Semitic, but Jews run an evil …

Oct 26, 2016 – Jones listed a series of prominent people with Jewish backgrounds he believed to be working with this mafia — Rahm Emanuel, Madeleine …

 

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Wannabee Ambassador who called liberal American Jews “worse than kapos”—a reference to Jewish prisoners who worked for the Nazis during the Holocaust–is forced to apologize on Thursday


Protests at Hearing for Ambassador to Israel Nominee David Friedman

HEADLINES FEB  2017

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On Capitol Hill, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, was repeatedly interrupted by Jewish and Palestinian protesters Thursday as he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

David Friedman: “It’s a great privilege to address this committee, which has done so much to advance America’s interests around the world.”

Protester 1: “Mr. Friedman also said that Palestinian refugees don’t have a claim to the land, don’t have a connection to Palestine.”

Protester 2: “David Friedman, you promote racism, fund illegal settlements. We will not be silenced. You do not represent us, and you will never represent us.”

David Friedman has no diplomatic experience and worked as a bankruptcy lawyer for Donald Trump over the last 15 years. He served as president of an organization which raised millions of dollars to support illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. He’s also called liberal American Jews “worse than kapos”—a reference to Jewish prisoners who worked for the Nazis during the Holocaust. On Thursday, Friedman apologized for the remarks.

David Friedman: “I provided some context for my remarks, but that was not in the nature of an excuse. There is no excuse. I will, if—if—if you—if you want me to rationalize it or justify it, I cannot. These were hurtful words, and I deeply regret them. They’re not reflective of my nature or my character.”

David Friedman told senators that he sees a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the best possibility for peace in the region. That’s despite his past claims to the contrary and yesterday’s comment from President Trump backing away from two decades of U.S. support for a two-state solution.

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Trump told media: “Claims Admin Running Like ‘Fine-Tuned Machine'”–NATION LAUGHS, NATION CRIES


President Trump Assails Media in Combative, Rambling News Conference

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President Donald Trump assailed the media and defended his administration as a “fine-tuned machine” Thursday in a combative and rambling news conference at the White House. For 77 minutes, Trump took questions, frequently interrupting reporters, dismissing CNN and other outlets as “fake news.” Trump angrily denied reports that his administration is in chaos following Monday’s firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

President Donald Trump: “I turn on the TV, open the newspapers, and I see stories of chaos. Chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine, despite the fact that I can’t get my Cabinet approved.”

President Trump dismissed a New York Times report that members of his presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the lead-up to November’s election. Trump called the report a “joke” and falsely stated it has been discredited. He later vowed to put a stop to leaks in his administration, saying the leaks were real but the “news is fake.”

Jonathan Karl: “And on the leaks, is it fake news, or are these real leaks?”

President Donald Trump: “Well, the leaks are real. You’re the one that wrote about them and reported them. I mean, the leaks are real. You know what they said. You saw it. And the leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake, because so much of the news is fake.”

We’ll have more excerpts of President Trump’s White House news conference after headlines.

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“Day Without Immigrants” Protests Target Trump Immigration Crackdown

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Across the country Thursday, thousands of immigrants closed their businesses, refused to go to work, and kept their children home from school for a “Day Without Immigrants.” It was a protest against President Trump’s crackdown against immigration and immigrants living in the United States. The protests in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Raleigh, Austin and other cities came after Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, sent shock waves through immigrant communities by arresting at least 680 people in a series of raids last week. In Washington, D.C., hundreds of immigrants marched from the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to the White House. This is Irma Andino, an employee at Capital One bank and an immigrant from El Salvador.

Irma Andino: “I’m hoping that [the protest] opens Congress’s eyes, because if they were separated from their families, they wouldn’t like it. And like if I went to my country now, I wouldn’t even know where to go or what to do. I don’t know it. I belong here. I’m part of here. I grew up here. So I think it’s important to show support and to try to open their eyes that we’re not here to be criminals, or, you know, everybody is the same. We are all loved in God’s eyes.”

President Trump to Issue New Order on Refugees, Muslim Travelers

HEADLINESFEB 17, 2017

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Thursday’s immigration actions came as President Trump said he will issue a new executive order on immigration rather than challenge a federal court’s freeze on his ban on refugees and travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations. Trump said at Thursday’s press conference he will sign the new executive order next week.

President Donald Trump: “As far as the new order, the new order is going to be very much tailored to the—what I consider to be a very bad decision. But we can tailor the order to that decision and get just about everything—in some ways, more. But we’re tailoring it now to the decision. We have some of the best lawyers in the country working on it.”

President Trump’s January 27 executive order canceled tens of thousands of visas, stranding travelers worldwide. It prompted unprecedented mass protests at airports around the U.S. Earlier this month, a unanimous panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals placed a stay on the order, saying the government failed to show that anyone from the seven majority-Muslim nations targeted in the travel ban had committed acts of terrorism.

Protesters Call for Release of DACA Recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina

HEADLINESFEB 17, 2017

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In New York City, demonstrators gathered outside a Manhattan federal building Thursday to protest recent ICE raids, including last Friday’s arrest of Daniel Ramirez Medina in Washington state. Ramirez has permission to live and work in the United States under President Obama’s program DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. His arrest alarmed immigrant communities who fear the Trump administration could soon target other DACA recipients. This is Yatziri Tovar, an immigrant who was brought to the U.S. as a child.

Yatziri Tovar: “We’re here because we demand the release of Daniel. He is a DACArecipient. He was arrested, and he is now being detained. And they’re saying that they’re going to deport him. You know, when DACA came around, that was one of the promises that was made to us. And he has no criminal record, and there’s no reason why he should be detained.”

A hearing in Daniel Ramirez’s case is scheduled for today. On Thursday, the Justice Department claimed in a legal brief that Ramirez was arrested because agents suspected he might be part of a gang. Meanwhile, lawyers for Ramirez said Thursday that immigration officials doctored a document to make it seem as though Ramirez admitted he belonged to a criminal gang. A photograph of Ramirez’s original statement read, “I came in and the officers said I have gang affiliation with gangs so I wear an orange uniform.” Lawyers say the document was altered to read, “I have gang affiliation with gangs so I wear an orange uniform.” We’ll have more on the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina and Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” after headlines.

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Can you help us find out if the FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] actually functions well enough?


We Need You: Help Improve FOIA

The Project On Government Oversight and the National Security Archive are seeking the input of anyone that has requested government agency records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The survey is open until the end of February. Results will be used to inform the work of the FOIA Federal Advisory Committee.

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FOIA Survey

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Will GOP-Congress Reduce Safety Oversight on Construction of USA Ship Construction?


Stormy Seas Ahead for US Shipbuilding Safety

There’s an “unhealthy codependency” between the US Navy and Coast Guard and private shipbuilders, who thrive on federal contracts but neglect workplace safety. President Trump’s plan to expand the US fleet could put shipyard workers in even greater danger.

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Do-Nothing Congress Goes on Holiday without Acting on Puerto Rico–Again!!!!


Congress Moves Slowly on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recommendations

Posted: 17 Feb 2017

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By Greg Williams

Congress has not acted on recommendations made by its Puerto Rico task force it implemented last year. The Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico was established by Congress last summer as a part of its “PROMESA” debt crisis legislation. The task force released its final report on December 21st.

“Unfortunately, we lost some momentum on action for Puerto Rico. Congress does still have a role to play in resolving the island’s crisis,” stated Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA. In recent weeks, Jubilee USA visited more than 40 Congressional offices about legislative action to pass the recommendations. “In order to restructure Puerto Rico’s debt and avoid some types of austerity, Congress needs to pass the bipartisan recommendations.”

The task force gave extensive directives, including asking Congress to extend the Child Tax Credit to additional families in Puerto Rico, which could inject nearly $3 billion into the economy over the next decade. Currently on the island, only families with three or more children are able to claim the credit. It also called for Congress to give Puerto Rico equal treatment to the US mainland on Medicaid and Medicare funding.

“The task force’s report is a blueprint for practical action for Puerto Rico,” noted LeCompte. LeCompte’s organization won an amendment to the PROMESA legislation that required the task force to address Puerto Rico’s high child poverty rate. “Everyone has a role to play in resolving this terrible crisis and we need Congress to play its role as soon as possible.”

The task force included Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Representative Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin), Representative Tom MacArthur (R-New Jersey), Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida), Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Representative Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico) and Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-New York).

Read more about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

See Jubilee USA’s action alert to Congress

Read the task force’s report

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Imagine discovering a photo of your missing son or daughter on Backpage, a website known for selling sex. Imagine the cold fear that the website facilitating the sale of your underage child isn’t going to do a single thing about it!!!


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Dear Jim,

Imagine discovering a photo of your missing son or daughter on Backpage, a website known for selling sex. Imagine the cold fear of realizing your child has been trafficked and likely sold for sex. And then imagine that the website facilitating the sale of your underage child isn’t going to do a single thing about it.

That’s exactly the terror that Kubiiki Pride and her family lived through, and as a mother, I can’t even fathom her pain.

KMIZ News: McCaskill Leading Fight Against Trafficking in Washington, DC
WATCH NOW: Leading the Fight Against Online Sex Trafficking

Last month, Kubiiki travelled to Washington and testified before the Senate about what it was like to be the mother of a trafficked child. What it was like to approach Backpage about removing the ad selling her 14-year-old daughter and being told they wouldn’t unless she could somehow prove that the underage girl in the pictures was hers. What it was like to “buy time” with her daughter in a desperate attempt to save her.

Kubiiki’s testimony was so brave, and it was part of an historic victory against child sex trafficking.

READ OUR REPORT: Backpage.com’s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking

READ THE REPORT: Backpage's Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking

For years, my Republican colleague, Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, and I had been pressing Backpage for proof that they weren’t facilitating the sale of children. Asking for documents that could show they were taking appropriate steps to prevent this tragedy, that they weren’t complicit in these crimes.

They wouldn’t.

Let me tell you, it was very clear why they didn’t want us to get our hands on those documents.

We saw a conversation over email discussing how many child exploitation reports Backpage could afford reporting each day to make sure its monthly totals weren’t too high. We reviewed documents exposing an automatic filter that would remove “problematic” words from posts—words like Lolita, teen, amber alert—before posting the ad anyway. And we learned that Backpage employees at all levels—from moderators to the company’s own CEO—were acutely aware of the illegal activity happening on the site.

This case shows why oversight is SO important. These bipartisan investigations have been my bread and butter since before arriving in the Senate because they have the power to force change, and alter laws and policy. I’m incredibly proud of the report Senator Portman and I released because I’m confident that the information we uncovered will help people around the country and in our very own communities… people just like Kubiiki.

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PHOTO: Kubiiki, far right, joins panel of parents testifying before the Senate.

Her fight, and the fight of parents across the country, can be seen in the new documentary, I Am Jane Doe. The film tracks the legal battle against Backpage from courtrooms in St. Louis, Seattle, and Boston, all the way to my hearing room in Washington and the Supreme Court.

I will never stop fighting for those without a voice and for those
who need us most. Learn more about our investigation at
www.mccaskill.senate.gov/backpage and help me
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The week of February 18–26 is the first recess of the 115th Congress—time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities they represent.


Kevin,

In the summer of 2009, the Tea Party made a splash by disrupting town halls around the country. It may seem like we’re witnessing history repeat itself as everyday people confront their lawmakers and demand they resist Trump.

But here’s the thing. We’re bigger than the Tea Party ever was. At its height, the Tea Party only had 200,000 active members. We number in the millions.

But unless we take action, it doesn’t matter how many people are with us. We can only stop Trump’s disastrous plan to take health care away from millions, deport our sisters and brothers, and hand the government over to hedge fund managers if each and every one of us steps up and speaks out.

This recess, we’re going to resist. Join us.

Sign up now to attend a “Resistance Recess” action. Demand your member of Congress resist Trump’s disasterous agenda.

Onward,

Mehrdad, Sarah, Julie and the People’s Action team

P.S. We’re holding another “Ready to Resist” call Sunday, February 19 at 8pm ET with our friends at MoveOn, #AllofUs, Working Families Party, and others. We’ll be talking about how to effectively have your voice heard at a town hall, plan a bird-dogging action, use Facebook live and social media, and more. Be sure to attend so you’re ready to resist during the coming week.

ATTEND A RESISTANCE RECESS EVENT: SAVE OUR HEALTH CARE, OUR COMMUNITIES, AND OUR DEMOCRACY

The week of February 18–26 is the first recess of the 115th Congress—time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities they represent.

This is the perfect time to raise our voices. We will show up at our elected officials’ events, town halls, other public appearances, and even plan our own events, if they refuse to meet with us, to make it clear to those who represent us, as well as to the media, that tolerance of Trump’s hurtful agenda is unacceptable and politically toxic.

Will you join fellow constituents and attend a Resistance Recess action near you?

Enter your ZIP Code or view the map to search for an event near you. If you don’t see an event with your member of Congress listed, click “Create a New Event” below and add your event! We’ll help recruit fellow constituents to join you.

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    Will Trump and GOP end PBS, NEA, AmeriCorps?


    PBS, NEA, AmeriCorps on the chopping block in Trump’s first budget

    The New York Times reported yesterday that the White House budget office has prepared a list of programs that could be eliminated in Trump’s first budget proposal. Among those programs are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities and AmeriCorps. From the NY Times:

    Work on the first Trump administration budget has been delayed as the budget office awaited Senate confirmation of former Representative Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, as budget director. Now that he is in place, his office is ready to move ahead with a list of nine programs to eliminate, an opening salvo in the Trump administration’s effort to reorder the government and increase spending on defense and infrastructure…

    Many of those programs have been attacked by conservatives since the Republican “revolution” of 1994. Led by then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, the House of Representatives at the time repeatedly went after funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, whose supporters dragged Big Bird and Kermit the Frog to Capitol Hill to make their case…

    Other agencies on the budget office’s list of cuts include the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, which finances programs run by AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps. The memo also proposed reducing funding for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, a nonprofit organization focused on urban development.

    You probably don’t have to guess where this is going. Every time someone threatens to cut PBS funding, progressives roll out Big Bird. In fact, Obama for America did this in 2012 after Mitt Romney said he would cut PBS funding. Here’s an ad they created which has been viewed more than 3 1/2 million times:

    The real problem with zeroing out these programs isn’t that it will kill Big Bird. Sesame Street could make it in the free market without the $500 million a year CPB gets in taxpayer funds. The real problem is that these cuts, which together amount to $2.5 billion a year, won’t put a real dent in our growing debt.

    As the debt clock approaches $20 trillion dollars, it’s important to remember that government spending is overwhelmingly dedicated to two big entitlement programs: Medicare and Social Security. We spend nearly $900 billion dollars a year on Social Security and over $900 billion a year on Medicare and associated programs (Medicaid, CHIP, etc). Since that is where the real money is, addressing our debt without touching these big programs is impossible.

    But back when he was a candidate, Trump said a number of times that he would not be cutting Social Security or Medicare. This clip shows about four instances where he publicly promised no cuts to these programs.

    Cutting funds to CPB and the NEA could be a symbolic victory for conservatives who have long argued these programs are wasteful. I get that. But unless this is just a first step, one which leads us to eventually addressing the real drivers of our debt, these cuts aren’t going to make much of a difference.

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