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Saturday, October 14, 2017
Notations From the Grid (Special W-End Edition): On @POTUS Watch.......
On this weekend, we wanted to share some profound and insightful perspective courtesy of Seth Meyers:
We also present this alternative view on President Trump:
This afternoon, Trump announced that he won’t certify the Iran nuclear deal. This won’t unravel the deal, but what it will do, John Feffer argues, is send a dangerous message to the world that it can’t count on the U.S. to be a responsible member of the international community.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is currently bombing at least six countries. With Trump adding an extra element of instability, it’s more important now than ever for the peace movement to step up. Phyllis Bennis offers how.
Here at home, this administration’s anti-immigrant sentiment would have you thinking we’re living in a crime-ravaged dystopia. Their latest boogeyman is MS-13. But don’t be fooled, Michael Paarlberg says in the Washington Post, this is just xenophobic fear-mongering that creates more danger than it prevents.
And finally, IPS spent a year surveying 500 women of color in Detroit on their feelings about the city’s economic revival and compiling them in our newest report — I Dream Detroit. The report found that women of color in the city have a revolutionary fervor for solving deep-rooted problems.