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Illusions and Dangers in Trump's "America First" Policy: An Interview With Economist Robert Pollin 17.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The "America First" foreign policy supported by global military dominance has always existed and is consistent with neoliberal economic policy, says economist Robert Pollin. It's time progressives advanced their own policy approach to global trade and investment within a broader framework of full employment and a strong social welfare state. Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona, March 19, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) Donald Trump will probably go down in history as having pulled the biggest political con job in US electoral politics. With no coherent ideology but lies and false promises, he managed to win the support of millions of white working-class people whose lives have been shattered by globalization and stagnant wages. In an exclusive interview for Truthout, Robert Pollin, professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, puts into context Trump's stance on globalization and his "America ...
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ICE Came for Us and the Community Stood Up 17.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On May Day in Burlington, Vermont, immigrant farmworkers organized through  Migrant Justice  led a boisterous march of hundreds through the city streets. The protest stopped at Ben and Jerry's flagship scoop shop to demand that the corporation, which claims to have a social justice mission, sign a contract ensuring fair wages and working conditions in the state's dairy industry -- the centerpiece of Migrant Justice's "Milk with Dignity" campaign. The protest also stopped at the city's Federal Building to protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) detention of immigrant leaders. Four recent detainees, Victor Diaz, Enrique "Kike" Balcazar, Zully Palacios and Miguel Alcudia bravely spoke out about their struggle for justice. Migrant Justice has spearheaded a movement of immigrant workers over the last decade. It won driver's licenses for immigrants in 2013 and waged successful campaigns to stop the deportation of many immigrant leaders. In retribution, ICE this spring arrested three leaders of the ...
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Heartland, Silicon Valley hook up in Trump view 11.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
President Donald Trump’s get-tough attitude on immigration is spurring a surge of high-tech investment in America’s heartland, where farmers are scrambling for new ways of coping with labor shortages and slumping profits. Finding people for the sometimes back-breaking tasks of planting and harvesting crops has become more and more difficult in the U.S., where the industry has relied on cheap immigrant labor for generations. Since taking office in January, Trump has compounded the problem with ac...
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Essential California: Why Silicon Valley, not D.C., is drawing old campaign hands 9.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, May 9, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Go west!

A demand for skilled communications experts has turned Silicon Valley into a retirement community of sorts for veterans of political campaigns...

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Despite Trump’s “Hire American” pledge, budget bill would dramatically expand the number of foreign workers 4.5.2017 Washington Post
Despite Trump’s “Hire American” pledge, budget bill would dramatically expand the number of foreign workers
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Explore all of @realDonaldTrump’s tweets from his first 100 days in office (including the deleted ones) 1.5.2017 Washington Post
Explore all of @realDonaldTrump’s tweets from his first 100 days in office (including the deleted ones)
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Orchard owners look to robots as labor shortage worsens 29.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Spokane, Wash. • Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market. The robotic pickers don’t get tired and can work 24 hours a day. “Human pickers are getting scarce,” said Gad Kober, a co-founder of Israel-based FFRobotics. “Young people do not want to work in far...
As labor shortage worsens, orchard owners use robots 29.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Spokane, Wash. • Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market. The robotic pickers don’t get tired and can work 24 hours a day. “Human pickers are getting scarce,” said Gad Kober, a co-founder of Israel-based FFRobotics. “Young people do not want to work in far... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some 28.4.2017 AP National
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Harvesting Washington state&apos;s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States....
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The Daily 202: Trump is setting up Paul Ryan to be his fall guy 27.4.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Speaker is less powerful than we expected 100 days ago
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The Daily 202: Trump is caving on border wall funding after showing his base that he tried 25.4.2017 Washington Post: Politics
GOP leadership breathes a sigh of relief. POTUS plans to claim victory anyway.
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Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration 24.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salem, Ore. • The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting the grapes, it takes skill and a strong work ethic to produce the winery’s pinot noir and chardonnay, and native-born Americans just aren’t willing to work that hard, Patricia Dudley said as a cold rain drenched the...
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Bomb attack on German soccer team was thought to be terror. Prosecutors now call it part of a get-rich-quick scheme 22.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 28-year-old Russian immigrant in Germany was arrested on Friday and charged with attempted murder for a bungled attack last week against one of the country’s top soccer teams, in what authorities say was a nefarious attempt to drive the club’s share price down through a stock market gambling...

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Today: Cold Reality: ICE Isn’t Ready to Ramp Up Deportations 21.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Overworked and underprepared: That’s how a new report describes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.

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Cold Reality: ICE Isn’t Ready to Ramp Up Deportations

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Mexico's bargaining chips with Trump? How about a corn boycott 30.3.2017 L.A. Times - World News

First domesticated here 10,000 years ago, corn is not only a staple of the Mexican diet, but also a symbol of Mexico itself.

Since the passage of the North American Free Trade agreement in 1994, it has also become a symbol of Mexico’s growing economic dependence on the United States.

Now, as President...

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Despite Trump's bluster, rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations is not a done deal 29.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Make no mistake, President Trump’s order Tuesday rolling back key Obama administration policies to combat global warming is a very bad step for the country, and for the world. As it is, U.S. efforts to reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions need to be stronger if the planet is to avoid the...

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DWP training program has high costs and low graduation rate, audit finds 29.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

An audit of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's training programs found that the utility spends $40 million a year on apprenticeship programs, but low graduation rates have created staffing shortages and driven up overtime expenses.

The findings from City Controller Ron Galperin's office,...

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Trump's poll numbers are low. But the people who put him in office say it's not time to judge him — yet 29.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been five months since the euphoria of a Donald Trump rally at the local arena brought optimism to this former Democratic stronghold. The snow from a long winter has begun melting into the rocky soil, and the digital sign in a torn-up parking lot blinks hopefully: “Warm days are coming.”

President...

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Chinese tech giant Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla 29.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. has bought a 5% stake in electric car and solar firm Tesla Inc., according to a regulatory filing submitted Tuesday.

The $1.8-billion investment gives one of China’s most valuable companies another foothold in a growing industry and provides Elon Musk’s...

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American Airlines buys $200-million stake in China Southern Airlines 28.3.2017 LA Times: Business

American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of the country's three major state-owned carriers, and expand commercial cooperation.

China Southern Airlines said in an announcement Tuesday through the Hong Kong stock exchange that the purchase will...

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