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Executive Orders

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by Eric van der Vort

Donald Trump has been very busy since Inauguration Day. He’s issued a number of executive orders (EOs); banning people from Muslim majority countries, undoing President Obama’s climate change protections, restructuring the executive branch by reorganizing “unnecessary and redundant federal agencies,” and ordering construction of a border wall with Mexico.

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Meet the Swamp

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by Thomas M. Keck

President Donald Trump’s Cabinet has garnered significant attention for being the richest in US history. Wilbur Ross (Secretary of Commerce nominee), Steven Mnuchin (Treasury), and Betsy DeVos (Education) are actual billionaires, and Rex Tillerson (State), Tom Price (Health & Human Services), and Andrew Puzder (Labor) are also members of the super-rich 1%. What is perhaps even more striking, however, is how many members of the Cabinet have built their careers on hostility toward the central missions of the federal agencies they have now been appointed to lead.

People's Inauguration

Sat, Jan 21, 2017 11:30am - 2:30pm
All Saints Parish Center 1342 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse

 

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The Work Ahead

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by Aly Wane

I am writing this to you the day after Donald Trump was elected the next President. By the time you are reading this, you probably will have read many articles and analyses about our prospects as a nation. But right now, it is important to acknowledge the amount of anger and frustration that there is in progressive circles. A certain grieving process will be in order. A Trump presidency will unleash the forces of racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and classism at unprecedented levels.

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Third Parties: a Critical Player in US politics

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by Ursula Rozum

 

Jill Stein gets 7% among registered voters according to CNN/ORC poll

 

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From Crisis to Revolt: The Sanders Campaign

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by Brian Escobar

 

Pro-Bernie Sanders protestors

 

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Maffei and the Ongoing Bank Bailouts

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by Howie Hawkins

Dan Maffei’s first TV campaign ad in 2012 proclaimed, “Dan Maffei opposed the Wall Street bailout.” But it wasn’t true. I knew that well as Maffei’s Green Party opponent in the 2008 election. On the eve of the first House vote on the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the Post-Standard published statements by all three of us running for Congress in that race: “Maffei, Sweetland back bailout; Hawkins says investors, not the taxpayers, should eat the losses” (Sept. 26, 2008).

SPC Statement

The Elections Are Over, Now What?

Sat, Nov 15, 2008

Okay. We can take a deep breath. Exhale. Close our eyes and even smile…for a few minutes. Many people worked long and hard to achieve this moment. While we applaud the end of the Bush dynasty, it's clear that the US Empire lives on.

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