The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama

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“Bernie Sanders gallantly tried to generate a leftwing populism but he was crushed by Clinton and Obama in the unfair Democratic party primaries. So now we find ourselves entering a neofascist era: a neoliberal economy on steroids, a reactionary repressive attitude toward domestic “aliens”, a militaristic cabinet eager for war and in denial of global warming. All the while, we are seeing a wholesale eclipse of truth and integrity in the name of the Trump brand, facilitated by the profit-hungry corporate media.”

#Obama#CornellWest#NeoLiberal#Democracy#Trump

China-built rail network in African heartland inaugurated

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“The project is also seen as a curtain raiser for the China-backed pan-African railway network, which will be about 2,000km long. The electrified railroad venture also reflects China’s increasing clout in the continent, whose GDP is predicted to double by 2035.”

#Africa#Djibouti#AddisAbaba#China#Economics

With All Eyes on Donald Trump, Mexico’s Ongoing Protests Get Overlooked

mexicorevolution

“While Mexico has been plagued by economic issues for some time, some of the nation’s current anxieties can partly be credited to Trump’s impending presidency and the effect it will have on relations between the two neighboring nations. As The New York Times reported, many Mexicans feel as though Peña Nieto will not be able to defend the nation from Trump. While that seems to be a sweeping concern, The Guardian spoke with one protester, Iván Rosales, who had a good point: “We wouldn’t have to worry about Donald Trump if were a stable economy,” he said. “Corruption here is what’s killing us.”

#Mexico#Oil#FordMotors#Nieto#Recession

Stars: A Poem On The Miracle of Light and Fusion

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is to a star what a heartbeat

is to a man,

the most basic element

of existence, burning burning hot,

hot so hot beyond comprehending,

a melting love, a fusing love,

a uniting love, an orgasmic love

tied to everything in deep converse

merged with all in a universe

#TheUniverse #ExpandedConsciousness#Stars #StarDust

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