PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The Feuding Kleptocrats” / truthdig / Chris Hedges / 03.26.2017 ☮

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The Trump kleptocrats are political arsonists. They are carting cans of gasoline into government agencies and Congress to burn down any structure or program that promotes the common good and impedes corporate profit.

They ineptly have set themselves on fire over Obamacare, but this misstep will do little to halt the drive to, as Stephen Bannon promises, carry out the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Donald Trump’s appointees are busy diminishing or dismantling the agencies they were named to lead and the programs they are supposed to administer. That is why they were selected. Rex Tillerson at the State Department, Steven Mnuchin at the Treasury Department, Scott Pruitt at the Environmental Protection Agency, Rick Perry at the Department of Energy, Tom Price at Health and Human Services, Ben Carson at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Betsy DeVos at the Department of Education are eating away…

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Private Prisons Face A Class-Action For Violating Anti-Slavery Laws In The U.S.

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In the summer of 2016, President Obama’sDepartment of Justice was directed to stop using private prisons.

Besides having notoriously inhumane conditions, the private prison industry doesn’t really save taxpayers money—it just generates money for people who are in bed with private prisons.

Trump and his racist Attorney General Jeff Sessions have already made moves to reverse course.This has sent private prison stocks soaring. There are a few reasons that Republicans like Trump and Bannon and Sessions want private prisons.

The main reason is that they are racist white supremacists; and if you are going to detain and imprison people of color with gestapo-sized forces, you’ll need a lot of prisons. And,as a class-action lawsuit that has been brewing since 2014 explains, if you are going to make America “great again” in the way that Donald Trump and Bannon and Sessions intend to, you need…

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New Study Proves Just Because Your Skin Is Colored, Does Not Mean That Your Ancestors Are From Africa

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Since the late 1630s, the people of color in America have been struggling with the actual account of theirtrue identities.

After being labeled a race of people under certain classifications based on skin hue, the complexity of learning their background, heritage and culture was relied upon the western European settlers that won the hundreds of war invasions that took place immediately in the year of 1492 and beyond.

The inability of governments of America and Europe to come to grips with their dark past and allow the Aborigines, who are Natives to the land of America, as well as the descendants of everyone else involved; the healing required to move forward is not only a denial of basic human rights, but a tell-tale sign of the type of current racism, economic neglect and mistreatment that will surely come to light during this generation of life.

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