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No More Presidents

The inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States has unleashed a wave of anger across the country. Faced with the frightening prospect of an authoritarian right wing government, many people have chosen to take their opposition to the streets. In the days surrounding Trump’s inauguration, Washington DC became the scene of continuous disruptions and resistance. On the day after the inauguration, one of the largest international mobilization in recent history took place with an estimated 4.8 million people marching on over 700 cities around the world. These days of action marked a clear rejection of the Trump administration and the global rise of right-wing populism.



115 Comments on "No More Presidents"

  1. makati1 on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 5:37 pm 

    Davy, and I guess the tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of innocent men. women and children the U$ kills every year in their bombing raids in 5 countries don’t count? Hypocrites all.

    Duterte is dealing with the countries drug problem the only way it can be dealt with and force change. Eliminate the pushers or put the fear of death in them so they stop. Nothing else works. The pusher death toll is never compared to the death toll from drugs is it? Because it would blow the bleeding heart’s reason out of the water. The Philippine people still support his method because it is working.

    What would YOU do if a pusher addicted one of your kids and ruined his/her life? Be willing to kill him/her? If you say no, you are lying to yourself.

  2. Davy on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 5:50 pm 

    Pretty fishy to me makati. It is all too apparent that what is likely really happening is people are being killed as needed under the guise of a drug war. You are just too naïve to understand that. You should watch your back being a foreigner.

  3. Apneaman on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 6:19 pm 

    Protecting Canada from what exactly Davy? The Nazi’s in WWII? Sorry Canada was in the shit before y’all and did not require a punch in the face to go (Pearl Harold). As for WWI, the Canadians were there and kicking ass for years before y’all sowed up in the 14th round of a 15 fight. If you’re talking today, well it’s “Death to America” they are all shouting, not death to Canada. Oh and there are even more, on every continent thinking it too.

    Why Dave? Why would that be?

    The School of the Americas, the CIA and the US-Condoned Cancer of Torture Continue to Spread in Latin America, Including Mexico

    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/9685-the-school-of-the-americas-the-cia-and-the-us-condoned-cancer-of-torture-continues-to-spread-in-latin-america-including-mexico

    Well over half a century of training up dictators and death squads.

    FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA:

    A CENTURY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS

    This guide does not include:

    mobilizations of the National Guard
    offshore shows of naval strength
    reinforcements of embassy personnel
    the use of non-Defense Department personnel (such as the Drug Enforcement Administration)
    military exercises
    non-combat mobilizations (such as replacing postal strikers)
    the permanent stationing of armed forces
    covert actions where the U.S. did not play a command and control role
    the use of small hostage rescue units
    most uses of proxy troops
    U.S. piloting of foreign warplanes
    foreign or domestic disaster assistance
    military training and advisory programs not involving direct combat
    civic action programs
    and many other military activities.

    COUNTRY OR STATE Dates of intervention Forces Comments
    SOUTH DAKOTA 1890 (-?) Troops 300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
    ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
    CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
    HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
    IDAHO 1892 Troops Army suppresses silver miners’ strike.
    HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
    CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.
    NICARAGUA 1894 Troops Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
    CHINA 1894-95 Naval, troops Marines land in Sino-Japanese War
    KOREA 1894-96 Troops Marines kept in Seoul during war.
    PANAMA 1895 Troops, naval Marines land in Colombian province.
    NICARAGUA 1896 Troops Marines land in port of Corinto.
    CHINA 1898-1900 Troops Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
    PHILIPPINES 1898-1910 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos
    CUBA 1898-1902 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still hold Navy base.
    PUERTO RICO 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, occupation continues.
    GUAM 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still use as base.
    MINNESOTA 1898 (-?) Troops Army battles Chippewa at Leech Lake.
    NICARAGUA 1898 Troops Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.
    SAMOA 1899 (-?) Troops Battle over succession to throne.
    NICARAGUA 1899 Troops Marines land at port of Bluefields.
    IDAHO 1899-1901 Troops Army occupies Coeur d’Alene mining region.
    OKLAHOMA 1901 Troops Army battles Creek Indian revolt.
    PANAMA 1901-14 Naval, troops Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone; Opened canal 1914.
    HONDURAS 1903 Troops Marines intervene in revolution.
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1903-04 Troops U.S. interests protected in Revolution.
    KOREA 1904-05 Troops Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
    CUBA 1906-09 Troops Marines land in democratic election.
    NICARAGUA 1907 Troops “Dollar Diplomacy” protectorate set up.
    HONDURAS 1907 Troops Marines land during war with Nicaragua
    PANAMA 1908 Troops Marines intervene in election contest.
    NICARAGUA 1910 Troops Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
    HONDURAS 1911 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
    CHINA 1911-41 Naval, troops Continuous occupation with flare-ups.
    CUBA 1912 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
    PANAMA 1912 Troops Marines land during heated election.
    HONDURAS 1912 Troops Marines protect U.S. economic interests.
    NICARAGUA 1912-33 Troops, bombing 10-year occupation, fought guerillas
    MEXICO 1913 Naval Americans evacuated during revolution.
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1914 Naval Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
    COLORADO 1914 Troops Breaking of miners’ strike by Army.
    MEXICO 1914-18 Naval, troops Series of interventions against nationalists.
    HAITI 1914-34 Troops, bombing 19-year occupation after revolts.
    TEXAS 1915 Troops Federal soldiers crush “Plan of San Diego” Mexican-American rebellion
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1916-24 Troops 8-year Marine occupation.
    CUBA 1917-33 Troops Military occupation, economic protectorate.
    WORLD WAR I 1917-18 Naval, troops Ships sunk, fought Germany for 1 1/2 years.
    RUSSIA 1918-22 Naval, troops Five landings to fight Bolsheviks
    PANAMA 1918-20 Troops “Police duty” during unrest after elections.
    HONDURAS 1919 Troops Marines land during election campaign.
    YUGOSLAVIA 1919 Troops/Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
    GUATEMALA 1920 Troops 2-week intervention against unionists.
    WEST VIRGINIA 1920-21 Troops, bombing Army intervenes against mineworkers.
    TURKEY 1922 Troops Fought nationalists in Smyrna.
    CHINA 1922-27 Naval, troops Deployment during nationalist revolt.
    MEXICO

    HONDURAS

    1923

    1924-25

    Bombing

    Troops

    Airpower defends Calles from rebellion

    Landed twice during election strife.

    PANAMA 1925 Troops Marines suppress general strike.
    CHINA 1927-34 Troops Marines stationed throughout the country.
    EL SALVADOR 1932 Naval Warships send during Marti revolt.
    WASHINGTON DC 1932 Troops Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.
    WORLD WAR II 1941-45 Naval, troops, bombing, nuclear Hawaii bombed, fought Japan, Italy and Germay for 3 years; first nuclear war.
    DETROIT 1943 Troops Army put down Black rebellion.
    IRAN 1946 Nuclear threat Soviet troops told to leave north.
    YUGOSLAVIA 1946 Nuclear threat, naval Response to shoot-down of US plane.
    URUGUAY 1947 Nuclear threat Bombers deployed as show of strength.
    GREECE 1947-49 Command operation U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.
    GERMANY 1948 Nuclear Threat Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
    CHINA 1948-49 Troops/Marines evacuate Americans before Communist victory.
    PHILIPPINES 1948-54 Command operation CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
    PUERTO RICO 1950 Command operation Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
    KOREA 1951-53 (-?) Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in 1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases.
    IRAN 1953 Command Operation CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
    VIETNAM 1954 Nuclear threat French offered bombs to use against seige.
    GUATEMALA 1954 Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion after new gov’t nationalized U.S. company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua.
    EGYPT 1956 Nuclear threat, troops Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners.
    LEBANON l958 Troops, naval Army & Marine occupation against rebels.
    IRAQ 1958 Nuclear threat Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.
    CHINA l958 Nuclear threat China told not to move on Taiwan isles.
    PANAMA 1958 Troops Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
    VIETNAM l960-75 Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969.
    CUBA l961 Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
    GERMANY l961 Nuclear threat Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.
    LAOS 1962 Command operation Military buildup during guerrilla war.
    CUBA l962 Nuclear threat, naval Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union.
    IRAQ 1963 Command operation CIA organizes coup that killed president, brings Ba’ath Party to power, and Saddam Hussein back from exile to be head of the secret service.
    PANAMA l964 Troops Panamanians shot for urging canal’s return.
    INDONESIA l965 Command operation Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66 Troops, bombing Army & Marines land during election campaign.
    GUATEMALA l966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels.
    DETROIT l967 Troops Army battles African Americans, 43 killed.
    UNITED STATES l968 Troops After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities.
    CAMBODIA l969-75 Bombing, troops, naval Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing, starvation, and political chaos.
    OMAN l970 Command operation U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.
    LAOS l971-73 Command operation, bombing U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; “carpet-bombs” countryside.
    SOUTH DAKOTA l973 Command operation Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas.
    MIDEAST 1973 Nuclear threat World-wide alert during Mideast War.
    CHILE 1973 Command operation CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.
    CAMBODIA l975 Troops, bombing Gassing of captured ship Mayagüez, 28 troops die when copter shot down.
    ANGOLA l976-92 Command operation CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
    IRAN l980 Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing Raid to rescue Embassy hostages; 8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned not to get involved in revolution.
    LIBYA l981 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.
    EL SALVADOR l981-92 Command operation, troops Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
    NICARAGUA l981-90 Command operation, naval CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution.
    LEBANON l982-84 Naval, bombing, troops Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim positions. 241 Marines killed when Shi’a rebel bombs barracks.
    GRENADA l983-84 Troops, bombing Invasion four years after revolution.
    HONDURAS l983-89 Troops Maneuvers help build bases near borders.
    IRAN l984 Jets Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
    LIBYA l986 Bombing, naval Air strikes to topple Qaddafi gov’t.
    BOLIVIA 1986 Troops Army assists raids on cocaine region.
    IRAN l987-88 Naval, bombing US intervenes on side of Iraq in war, defending reflagged tankers and shooting down civilian jet.
    LIBYA 1989 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down.
    VIRGIN ISLANDS 1989 Troops St. Croix Black unrest after storm.
    PHILIPPINES 1989 Jets Air cover provided for government against coup.
    PANAMA 1989 (-?) Troops, bombing Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed.
    LIBERIA 1990 Troops Foreigners evacuated during civil war.
    SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91 Troops, jets Iraq countered after invading Kuwait. 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel.
    IRAQ 1990-91 Bombing, troops, naval Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; large-scale destruction of Iraqi military.
    KUWAIT 1991 Naval, bombing, troops Kuwait royal family returned to throne.
    IRAQ 1991-2003 Bombing, naval No-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south; constant air strikes and naval-enforced economic sanctions
    LOS ANGELES 1992 Troops Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising.
    SOMALIA 1992-94 Troops, naval, bombing U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
    YUGOSLAVIA 1992-94 Naval NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
    BOSNIA 1993-? Jets, bombing No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs.
    HAITI 1994 Troops, naval Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup.
    ZAIRE (CONGO) 1996-97 Troops Troops at Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, in area where Congo revolution begins.
    LIBERIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
    ALBANIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
    SUDAN 1998 Missiles Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be “terrorist” nerve gas plant.
    AFGHANISTAN 1998 Missiles Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked embassies.
    IRAQ 1998 Bombing, Missiles Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
    YUGOSLAVIA 1999 Bombing, Missiles Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo. NATO occupation of Kosovo.
    YEMEN 2000 Naval USS Cole, docked in Aden, bombed.
    MACEDONIA 2001 Troops NATO forces deployed to move and disarm Albanian rebels.
    UNITED STATES 2001 Jets, naval Reaction to hijacker attacks on New York, DC
    AFGHANISTAN 2001-? Troops, bombing, missiles Massive U.S. mobilization to overthrow Taliban, hunt Al Qaeda fighters, install Karzai regime, and battle Taliban insurgency. More than 30,000 U.S. troops and numerous private security contractors carry our occupation.
    YEMEN 2002 Missiles Predator drone missile attack on Al Qaeda, including a US citizen.
    PHILIPPINES 2002-? Troops, naval Training mission for Philippine military fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels evolves into combat missions in Sulu Archipelago, west of Mindanao.
    COLOMBIA 2003-? Troops US special forces sent to rebel zone to back up Colombian military protecting oil pipeline.
    IRAQ 2003-11 Troops, naval, bombing, missiles Saddam regime toppled in Baghdad. More than 250,000 U.S. personnel participate in invasion. US and UK forces occupy country and battle Sunni and Shi’ite insurgencies. More than 160,000 troops and numerous private contractors carry out occupation and build large permanent bases.
    LIBERIA 2003 Troops Brief involvement in peacekeeping force as rebels drove out leader.
    HAITI 2004-05 Troops, naval Marines & Army land after right-wing rebels oust elected President Aristide, who was advised to leave by Washington.
    PAKISTAN 2005-? Missiles, bombing, covert operation CIA missile and air strikes and Special Forces raids on alleged Al Qaeda and Taliban refuge villages kill multiple civilians. Drone attacks also on Pakistani Mehsud network.
    SOMALIA 2006-? Missiles, naval, troops, command operation Special Forces advise Ethiopian invasion that topples Islamist government; AC-130 strikes, Cruise missile attacks and helicopter raids against Islamist rebels; naval blockade against “pirates” and insurgents.
    SYRIA 2008 Troops Special Forces in helicopter raid 5 miles from Iraq kill 8 Syrian civilians
    YEMEN 2009-? Missiles, command operation Cruise missile attack on Al Qaeda kills 49 civilians; Yemeni military assaults on rebels
    LIBYA 2011-? Bombing, missiles, troops, command operation NATO coordinates air strikes and missile attacks against Qaddafi government during uprising by rebel army. Periodic Special Forces raids against Islamist insurgents.
    IRAQ 2014-? Bombing, missiles, troops, command operation
    Air strikes and Special Forces intervene against Islamic State insurgents; training Iraqi and Kurdish troops.

    SYRIA 2014-? Bombing, missiles, troops, command operation
    Air strikes and Special Forces intervene against Islamic State insurgents; training other Syrian insurgents.

    https://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html

  4. makati1 on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 6:20 pm 

    Davy, you put American methods into Philippine actions. Not so. There would be a huge protest if that were happening. This is a country the really does protest, not just expect someone else to do it while they lay on their couch and complain, like America.

    And, if a few “innocents” get killed, in the U$ that is called “collateral damage”. Maybe if the U$ kept it’s shit covered nose out of other country’s affairs it would be a better place? The U$ that is. America has no business talking about any other country until it’s own shit is cleaned up. Hypocrites all.

  5. Apneaman on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 6:23 pm 

    Trumpothalamus

    “The real problem, however, is the ever-falling net energy obtainable by society from the fossil fuels we consume. There’s not a whole lot he can do about that. The total number of societal metabolic interactions will have to fall as the energy necessary to accomplish them is no longer available and this will result in unemployment. The hunger pangs will grow louder and may eventually result in an aggressive taking of remaining high EROEI fuel reserves somewhere in the world.

    Once most of the technological civilization is at standstill and climatic externalities add to the burden, the human RNA will themselves begin to starve and the Trumpothalamus will have become insignificant as the civilizational body breaks down.”

    http://megacancer.com/2017/01/28/trumpothalamus/

  6. Davy on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 6:23 pm 

    Yehaa, Ape, get em. You are ferocious. I love when you get hot and bothered

  7. makati1 on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 6:24 pm 

    Ap, Americans own no mirrors. They know by instinct that they are the most guilty and can never face the cost of their lifestyle in blood and broken families. They do not know true history by design of their brainwashing government. They are fast becoming the most hated people on the planet. Few are the countries that have not felt the Capitalist American boot.

  8. Davy on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 6:25 pm 

    Makati in his sci fi world of make believe is priceless. It will all be OK makati just keep believing.

  9. Davy on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 6:48 pm 

    Here is a peek into the wall Trump is planning:

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a44782/donald-trump-the-wall/?zoomable

  10. antaris on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 6:48 pm 

    Tell that to the family and friends of the 158 Canadian men and woman killed in Afganistan Davy. I don’t think they would believe you that the Canadian military does nothing and that the Americans did much protecting.

  11. Davy on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 7:08 pm 

    Poor guy can degrade an American McDonald’s worker like a typical asswipe Canadian then he gets high and might about his little Canadian army. What planet you guys on?

  12. makati1 on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 8:29 pm 

    Davy, you are the delusional one, as usual. Don’t want to believe anything except your narrow view of the world. That Elite, exceptionalist upbringing is difficult to shed, isn’t it? Come down to earth and realize that the U$ is done. All they can do now is start a nuclear war, which they will lose, along with every American city and your little farm. Dream on redneck wannabee. LMAO

  13. Apneaman on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 9:48 pm 

    Davy, “hot and bothered” about what? I’m a determinist and the show we are in and witnessing has played many times before. What’s different is there are merely more players on this global stage. Different faces, different empire, bigger scale, but it’s the same old script. The Human Overshoot Show. I already know how it’s going to play out and so do you unless you have forgotten all those helpful essays you been writing to inform anyone interested. You’ve gotten many compliments from folks for bumping them hip on the overshoot predicament. The humans are absurd and tragic. It’s all so fucking absurd. I guess the last act is always the most absurd and full of pain. The outcome cannot be changed. The script is written in the architecture of our brains by evolution over millions of year. We cannot escape our biologly.

    I think Carlin was bang on when he said

    “When you’re born into this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. If you’re born in America you get a front row seat.”

    If you’re born in Canada, you’re in the second row.

    I’ve adopted Carlin’s strategy of emotionally removing myself from the outcome and just stick to taking notes and commentating. The second row is now the peanut gallery.

    George Carlin on God, the planet, and “the freak show”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9CjBtv7j78

    George Carlin’s Daughter on Donald Trump: ‘The Freak Show Is Alive and Well’ – video

    “Comedian George Carlin‘s numerous political routines and social commentaries have long since become classics of American stand-up. Hence why, when the late comedian’s daughter Kelly Carlin visited Larry King‘s Ora TV program, the host decided to ask about what George would say about the 2016 presidential election cycle.

    King specifically wanted to know what Carlin would have thought or said about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.”

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/george-carlins-daughter-on-donald-trump-the-freak-show-is-alive-and-well/

    It’s all good Davy.

  14. Apneaman on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 9:57 pm 

    Short and informative – 2 min.

    Jennifer Francis: A New Arctic Feedback

    “A key idea in climate science is that the system contains multiple feedback loops, that can make warming worse.
    For instance, as white, reflective ice is replaced by Dark, absorbing water – more of the sun’s warmth is absorbed – a positive feedback. Here, Arctic expert Jennifer Francis describes a new, emerging feedback process, as the arctic warms and affects jet stream flow.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_EzF4k9_QY

  15. antaris on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 11:10 pm 

    Says Davy, the old miserable peice of shit knife fighter.

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