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April 2017

After 100 Days, No Redemption - Defiance and Divisiveness Affirmed by Trump

Just when it appeared that maybe Donald Trump was turning the corner on the way to attaining some appearance of normalcy to the United States(US) presidency, he mounted a stage yesterday in the state of Pennsylvania, to mark his 100 days-in-office, where he displayed no redemption as to his performance, but instead affirmed his egotistic defiance to the free press in a speech, which one political commentator, who has been an adviser to four US presidents, has labeled as the most divisive presidential speech he has ever heard.

The New American Resistance - to Protect Liberties and the Environment

New notice of America's resistance to protect human, civil and gender liberties and to protect the environment, was explicitly demonstrated via the popular Women's March on the day after the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States(US). 

Since that day, January 21, 2017, Americans have been staging demonstrations and rallies in many cities across the country in resistance to the agenda of Donald Trump. After the women's march, Scientists, last weekend, joined the lengthening list of groups demonstrating in Washington, DC, as they rallied for continued support and respect of science.

To Resist, to Build, to Rise - the People's Climate March 2017

United in the need to protect the climate, to create good-paying jobs and to build a more just world, tomorrow, April 29, 2017, on the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency, the People's Climate March will be held on the National Mall, Washington, DC, to celebrate both diversity and unity of movements and demonstrations against Trump's divisive agenda.

Themed: "We Resist, We Build, We Rise", the People's March, which started back on September 21, 2014, and was organized by the Peoples Climate Movement on the eve of the United Nations(UN) Climate Summit, saw hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life marched through New York City, New York, to demand bold and urgent action on the global climate crisis.

Of Men and War and of the Unfathomed Tragedies that Result

[Technical difficulties originating with my Internet Publisher resulted in My Blog not being published, yesterday, April 26, 2017. I thank all of you readers for your continued faithful patience.]

Two World Wars, including one to end all wars, followed by wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iran, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Angola, Nigeria, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Rwanda, Croatia, Sierra Leon, Algeria, Ukraine, Somalia, Georgia, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Angola, Nicaragua and Bosnia, to name some theaters of past or present conflict, have all been the consequences of mankind's deliberate actions.

Donald Trump and North Korea - Decisions in the Making

United States(US) President Donald Trump continues to talk tough on North Korea. Barring his acceptance of any rational arguments not to go to war, Trump could find himself declaring war on the Korean peninsula only to save face amid tough rhetoric against the reclusive, repressive and unpredictable Pyongyang regime.

"North Korea's a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve. People put blindfolds on for decades and now it's time to solve the problem," CNN cited Trump as stating to ambassadors of nations that make up the United Nations(UN) Security Council.

Le Pacte Republicain - the Republican Pact to Affirm French Ideals in the Run-off Presidential Election

A 39-year-old pro-European Union(EU) former economy minister, who quit his job to form a new political party to seek the presidency of France, is set to become the youngest leader of the Fifth Republic on May 7 in a run-off election. 

Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, who founded En March political party last September after quitting as France's economy minister, emerged as the major vote getter after yesterday's first round of voting in the election for the president of France. He got 8.4 million votes or 23.

The French Vote - another Defining Event of the Future of Europe

The people of France are voting today in a presidential election, which will join the already concluded March 14 decision of the Dutch people and the scheduled September vote of the German people, to define the future of Europe - with or without a strong European Union(EU), or become a divergent region marred by right wing nationalism and replete with anti-immigration and anti-Muslim sentiments.

In rejecting the scare tactics of Holland's right wing rhetoric-mongers, the people of the Netherlands reaffirmed their commitment to the EU in their election on March 14.

Earth Day 2017 - to Accepting Scientific Evidence of the Necessity to Protect Planet Earth

Today, is Earth Day 2017. On this day as the global community seeks to explore and to highlight ways and means to human sustainability on Planet Earth, humankind should be reminded of the science that underscores the importance of protecting the entire environment - the air, the oceans and seas, the rivers and the lakes as well as the land.

As the effects of climate change grow more evident, humankind should respect the science that clearly offers rehabilitative and preventative solutions to sustaining life on Planet Earth.

Problematic Conditions Facing Humanity - Duration and Prolongation of Suffering

In the circles of real political idealists, revolution has always been a welcomed event because it offers immediate change, relief and rebirth of governing systems. The most notable revolutions across history, from the French to the American and all the other not-so-well-accepted events, underscore the benefits and the opportunities presented to nationalities via revolution.

However, in recent years, in lieu of revolutions to change disgusted and failed governments in some lands, humanity has had to suffer problematic deathly conditions over a long duration with no guarantees of relief.

Trouble in the Backyard - Killings in Venezuela and Seizure of an American Plant

Years of political strife, exacerbated by the failed economic and social performances by president Nicolas Maduro to bring relief and prosperity to the Venezuelan people, have reached yet another boiling point with three people killed at anti-government protests and with socialist authorities seizing an American car plant.

Despite having one of the world's largest proven reserves of oil, under Maduro and his failed economic policies, Venezuela has struggled to maintain basic commodities needed to enhance every day life.