Abby Martin: Trump’s Growing War on the Trans Community

Trans Solidarity Rally and March 55401

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Updated: May 11, 2018, TeleSur replaced the video. ~DS

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English originally on Mar 28, 2018; replaced May 11, 2018

In 2016, more than 50 bills were introduced in Congress targeting Trans people. Since Trump took office, dozens of pieces of landmark legislation have been canceled, severely rolling back Trans rights.

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Chris Hedges: The Struggle for Trans Rights

Trans Solidarity Rally and March 55401

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sep 3, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by trans rights activist Pauline Park. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the struggle of the transgender community.

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Dr. Guido G. Preparata: They Want to Turn Us All into A Global Society of Termites by Mohsen Abdelmoumen

On the walls of the former American embassy

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by Mohsen Abdelmoumen
American Herald Tribune, July 23, 2017
July 26, 2017

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book Conjuring Hitler received a laudatory criticism of our friend Peter Dale Scott. Moreover, I share the view of this great intellectual on the fact that this book is essential in the work of historical research. How did you arrive at conclusions against the flow of the historians of the establishment, namely that Hitler was made by the United States and Great Britain and that World War II was inevitable?

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Trump’s Cabinet: The Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals + Abby Martin: 2016–Year in Review

Democracy Not Plutocracy

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TheRealNews on Dec 26, 2016

Professor Henry Giroux says the appointments signal a future of more war and violent military interventions, and an embrace of Islamophobia.

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Jill Stein: Clinton Has Done What Trump Only Talks About

Vigil for Orlando victims, Wellington, June 13, 2016

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Presidential candidates react to the Orlando shooting

RT America on Jun 13, 2016

The candidates were quick to the react the Orlando shooting on social media, and quick to politicize it. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump also gave speeches on the Orlando tragedy. Clinton opened her speech by saying “Today is not a day for politics,” but then proceeded to take several indirect shots at Donald Trump. RT America’s Lindsay France joins Anya Parampil to discuss the presidential candidates’ reactions to the shooting. Then, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein tells Anya Parampil about her reaction to the Orlando shooting and expresses her sadness that “LGBTQ community was specifically targeted on Pride Week” in this latest attack.

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Sochi Olympics: Western Games Begin as US Aims for Propaganda Gold by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
January 10, 2014

Following the horrific double bombing in the Russian southern city of Volgograd that killed 34 people and injured dozens of others, the United States and other Western countries issued solemn condemnations of the terror attacks.

“The United States stands in solidarity with the Russian people against terrorism,” the White House promptly declared. It added: “The US government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games”.

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Interview on CNN Sept. 24, 2012

TEHRAN. With the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ah...

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Sep 25, 2012 by Antinwonews

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Ch. 10: Comrades in Arms — Rape in the U.S. Military by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
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August 12, 2012

Comrades in Arms
From the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Published by Trine Day

I received this letter from an ex-soldier.

Hi Mr. Hathaway,

I got your letter (forwarded) asking for information for your book. To answer your first question, Yes, I’m enjoying living in Holland. I’m becoming the little Dutch girl — the little Black Dutch girl, but that doesn’t bother people here. They’re very tolerant and internationally minded.

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The War on Gays by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
May 28, 2012

More than Pride: Equality, equal rights

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The sentencing of Dharun Ravi for the hateful abuse that may have driven his gay roommate at Rutgers, Tyler Clementi, to commit suicide, or Barack Obama’s public acceptance of gay marriage, prevents many of us from seeing that life for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people is getting worse—much worse.

No one understands this better than the gay activist and pastor Mel White. White, along with his husband and partner of 30 years, Gary Nixon, founded Soulforce, an organization committed to using nonviolent resistance to end religion-based oppression.

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Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
www.globalresearch.ca, May 17, 2012
www.johnpilger.com, May 16, 2012

Bradley Manning & Bidder #70

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In the week Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he  ordered bombing attacks on Yemen, killing a reported 63 people, 28 of them children. When Obama recently announced he supported same-sex marriage, American planes had not long blown 14 Afghan civilians to bits. In both cases, the mass murder was barely news. What mattered were the cynical vacuities of a political celebrity, the product of a zeitgeist driven by the forces of consumerism and the media with the aim of diverting the struggle for social and economic justice.

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Banning the First Amendment by Walter Brasch

Banned books

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by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
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www.walterbrasch.com
September 28, 2011

Parents demanded it be banned.

School superintendents placed it in restricted sections of their libraries.

It is the most challenged book four of the past five years, according to the American Library Association (ALA).

“It” is a 32-page illustrated children’s book, And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, with illustrations by Henry Cole. Continue reading

“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 19th Installment: Chapter Eighteen: 2020: The Second Final Solution

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Seventeen can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
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crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
August 28, 2011

This is the nineteenth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Continue reading

Gov. Mark Dayton Vetoes Anti-Gay MN Constitutional Amendment

Pro Gay Marriage

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on May 25, 2011

Governor Mark Dayton holds a press conference to announce a symbolic veto of the recently passed anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment. Dayton acknowledges his veto will not prevent the amendment from going on the 2012 general election ballot, but since it was sent to him in the form of a bill he has the option of signing or vetoing it. He is joined by Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner-Salon, Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) and Representative Karen Clark (DFL-Minneapolis) who are leading the charge to defeat the amendment on the ballot.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 12th Installment: Chapter Eleven 2009: The Proclamation of Right Presidential Decree No. One

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Ten can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
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crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
January 23, 2011

This is the twelfth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010.  It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Herein you will find Chapter 11.  This chapter presents the “Proclamation of Right,” decreed by President Jefferson Davis Hague of the American Christian Nation Party, presented to the nation on Easter Sunday, 2009.  An earlier Constitutional Amendment has already established that homosexuality is a matter of choice.  Hague’s decree established it as a crime.

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Don’t Go, Don’t Kill (DGDK) by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
originally published on Al Jazeera
December 24, 2010

The recent repeal of the US military policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is far from being the human rights advancement some are touting it to be. I find it intellectually dishonest, in fact, illogical on any level to associate human rights with any military, let alone one that is currently dehumanising two populations as well as numerous other victims of it’s clandestine “security” policies.

Placing this major contention aside, the enactment of the bill might be an institutional step forward in the fight for “equality”; however institutions rarely reflect reality.

Do we really think that the US congress vote to repeal the act and Obama signing the bill is going to stop the current systemic harassment of gays in the military?

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