November 22, 2016

17 protesters reportedly hospitalized after pipeline protesters clash with police, some with hypothermia.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/21/police-citing-ongoing-riot-use-water-cannons-on-dakota-access-protesters-in-freezing-weather/   160 reportedly injured.  http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=11191

Satellite images show burned villages in Muslim Rohingya area of Myanmar.  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/satellite-images-show-muslim-villages-myanmar-burned-destroyed-wave-sectarian-violence-1591505

Sanders says identity politics are not enough. “What we need is a woman who has the guts to stand up to Wall Street, to the insurance companies, to the drug companies, to the fossil fuel industry.”   http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/bernie-sanders-democrats-identity-politics-231710  Hmm, sort of sounds like Jill Stein.

Trump reveals the agenda for his first day in office: scrap TPP trade deal, revoke restrictions on fossil fuel extraction, investigate visa abuse by employers who hire foreign employees and order security agencies to come up with a new cyber-security plan.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/21/donald-trump-withdraw-us-trans-pacific-partnership/

Different versions emerge of Trump’s meeting with media executives. “Everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed.”  http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/307134-trump-aide-on-media-meeting-he-didnt-explode-in-anger

Some alt-rightists reportedly shout “Hail Trump” and give Nazi salutes at Washington conference.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/21/politics/alt-right-gathering-donald-trump/

NBC labels exchange of fire with suspect after foot chase a “targeted shooting” of a police officer, includes traffic fatalities and heart attacks in total of “officers killed in the line of duty”.  NBC’s death toll = 127  http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/slain-san-antonio-officer-william-mcmanus-targeted-police-chief-says-n686746    CNN’s = 58   http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/14/us/police-officers-fatal-shooting-line-duty-nationwide/

Argentine press alleges Trump asked for help with Buenos Aires building permit during congratulatory phone call from the country’s president, both Trump and President Macri deny it.   http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/21/502925644/trump-denies-report-he-sought-business-favor-from-argentinas-president

A record 77% of Americans believe the country is divided over most important values according to post-election poll.   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/21/gallup-finds-record-divisions-trumps-america

More criticism of Trump’s proposed infrastructure spending plan from top economist Krugman. “Now, the Trump people could make all my suspicions look foolish by scrapping the private-investor/tax credits aspect of their proposal and offering a straightforward program of public investment. And if they were to do that, progressives should indeed work with them on that issue. But it’s not going to happen. Cronyism and self-dealing are going to be the central theme of this administration…”   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/21/trump-infrastructure-plan-trap-democrats-should-reject-experts-warn

Restaurant that unwittingly hosted far-right/alt-right dinner in Washington, D.C. donates proceeds to Anti-Defamation League after protests and guests reportedly post photos of Nazi salutes.   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/d-c-restaurant-donates-profits-to-charity-after-white-nationalists-trick-it-into-hosting-dinner/

Job interview fail? Candidate for director of Homeland Security job leaks own plans for targeting Muslims.   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/potential-trump-dhs-pick-accidentally-reveals-his-plans-for-tracking-and-interrogating-muslims/

Trump allegedly asked British politicians to keep wind turbines away from his golf course in Scotland in post-election meeting.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/11/21/nyt-as-peotus-trump-pushed-golf-course.html

Israeli officials reportedly happy with Trump’s appointments of Pompeo and Flynn. http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-said-to-welcome-trumps-pro-israel-security-picks/

Turkish-backed forces continue their attacks on Kurdish leftists in northern Syria.  http://aranews.net/2016/11/turkey-says-allied-syrian-rebels-killed-12-kurdish-ypg-fighters-8-isis-militants-in-aleppo/

Green Day criticizes Trump at American Music Awards ceremony. “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!”   https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/21/headlines/green_day_at_american_music_awards_no_trump_no_kkk_no_fascist_usa

Man accused of shooting and stabbing anti-Brexit legislator Jo Cox to death reportedly had Nazi memorabilia and literature at his home.   https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/21/jo-cox-suspect-collected-far-right-books-court-hears

Some IS weapons and ammunition reportedly traced to U.S. and Saudi governments, were intended for Syrian rebel groups, explosive components apparently bought in huge lots from Turkish firms.   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38048482

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November 22, 2016

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