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Hawaii Judge Tosses 2d Muslim Travel Ban
by Solidarity Forever
Wednesday Mar 15th, 2017 7:24 PM
At 12:32 p.m Hawaii time. on March 15, 2017, a bell of freedom rang across the land as a US District Court in Hawaii filed an Order Granting Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), stopping Nazi Trump's second Muslim Travel Ban, and the Order specifies that if it is appealed, the TRO remains in effect. See the 43 page Decision in Hawaii v. Trump, USDC Hawaii CV No. 17-00050 DKW-KSC at http://www.hid.uscourts.gov/files/announcement142/CV17-50%20219%20doc.pdf
or
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3518042/Hawaii-TRO-ORDER.pdf
At 12:32 p.m Hawaii time. on March 15, 2017, a bell of freedom rang across the land as a US District Court in Hawaii filed an Order Granting Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), stopping Nazi Trump's second Muslim Travel Ban, and the Order specifies that if it is appealed, the TRO remains in effect. See the 43 page Decision in Hawaii v. Trump, USDC Hawaii CV No. 17-00050 DKW-KSC at http://www.hid.uscourts.gov/files/announcement142/CV17-50%20219%20doc.pdf
or
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3518042/Hawaii-TRO-ORDER.pdf

One of many important points in this Order is on pages 20-21, where it states that tourism in Hawaii accounted for $15 billion in spending in 2015 and a decline in tourism has a direct effect on Hawaii's economy. The tourist industry, namely hotels, restaurants, air travel and all related services, are experiencing a Trump Slump due to the 2 travel bans and the uncertainty they create. The tourist industry is a big JOBS GENERATOR in the entire United States.

Another big JOBS GENERATOR is the healthcare field, which will be decimated if the Trump Anti-healthcare bill passes. The only way to improve the Affordable Healthcare Act is with at least Medicare for All, preferably Socialized Medicine for All.

The tide is now boiling as it is changing against Trump. The Trump Terror Regime has now been defeated twice in the courts and its Anti-healthcare bill has no mass support. The tide will turn against him with the defeat of the anti-healthcare bill, but so long as he is illegally in office, our Medicare, Social Security, public housing, public schools, right to abortion and birth control, right to gay marriage and all labor rights and needs are in jeopardy. He sits in office by having tossed the black vote, the same routine the Republicans did in 2000 and 2004, and it has nothing to do with the false anti-Russian hysteria the Democrats are promoting. If they had taken Trump to court, as they should also have taken the Republicans to court in 2000 and 2004, and exposed the election fraud, Trump would not be in office. Of course, they have no fundamental difference with Trump, as he and the Republican Party represent the same billionaire, warmongering, anti-labor class as the Democrats.

We can keep protesting right here in San Francisco.

On April 21, the eve of Earth Day (and eve of Lenin's birthday, not a coincidence), at 12 Noon, there will be a science march for clean air, water and earth from the EPA office, 75 Hawthorne, San Francisco. See https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/27/18796869.php

On May Day, there will be a labor march for immigrants which should occupy Market Street for more hours than the huge 2006 May Day labor march for immigrants. The immigrant community is experiencing a massive police state terror, breaking up families and preventing labor organizing, the latter being the primary purpose of any anti-immigrant witchhunt.

Mahalo, Hawaii! Thank you, Hawaii!
An injury to one is an injury to all!
Victory, victory is our cry;
The class struggle is the reason why!


by Solidarity Forever
Thursday Mar 16th, 2017 8:10 PM
If the Black Agenda Report is not on your list of favorites, now is the time to add it to that list since its outstanding analysis and news items are worthy of your attention at least weekly. Margaret Kimberley reminds us or brings us the news, depending on our age, that Democrat Pres Clinton, in 1996, interfered with Russian elections to make sure Boris Yeltsin remained in office, promoting the horrors of capitalism that made Russia poorer, after destroying the Soviet Union in 1991. See
'Freedom Rider: When America Interfered in a Russian Election, by Margaret Kimberley, 3/14/17
https://www.blackagendareport.com/us_fixed_russian_election_1996
Pertinent paragraphs:
'The U.S. is the unchallenged champion of hijacking, fixing and subverting elections around the world. On every inhabitable continent – from Italy to Iran to Accra to Tegucigalpa -- Washington has stolen people’s rights to elected leaders of their choice. Only two decades ago, Bill Clinton and his operatives were busy stealing Russia’s first post-Soviet elections. But, U.S. corporate media seem to have forgotten such inconvenient facts.'

"There is still no evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election. What substitutes for proof is nothing but an endless loop of corporate media repetition. The Democratic Party has plenty of reason to whip up hysteria in an effort to divert attention from its endless electoral debacles."

"There is no need for conjecture in this case. The story was discussed quite openly at the time and included a Time magazine cover story with the guilty parties going on record about their role in subverting democracy."

“In 1996 American political consultants and the Bill Clinton administration made certain that Boris Yeltsin remained in the Russian presidency.”

"Polls showed that Yeltsin was in danger of losing to the Communist Party candidate Gennadi Zhuganov. The collapse of the Soviet Union had created an economic and political catastrophe for the Russian people. Oligarchs openly stole public funds while government workers went without pay. Russians lost the safety net they had enjoyed and the disaster resulted in a precipitous decline in life expectancy and birth rates."

"The United States didn’t care about the suffering of ordinary Russians. Its only concern was making sure that the once socialist country never turned in that direction again. When Yeltsin looked like a loser the Clinton administration pressed the International Monetary Fund to send quick cash and bolster Yeltsin’s government with a $10 billion loan."

"Clinton had an even more direct involvement. Led by a team connected to his adviser Dick Morris, a group of political consultants went to work in Moscow, but kept their existence a secret. One of the conspirators put the case succinctly. "Everyone realized that if the Communists knew about this before the election, they would attack Yeltsin as an American tool.” Of course Yeltsin was an American tool, and that was precisely the desired outcome."

"The Time magazine article wasn’t the only corporate media expose of the American power grab. The story was also made into a film called “Spinning Boris.” One would think that this well known and documented account would be brought to attention now, but just the opposite has happened. The tale of Clinton administration conniving has instead been disappeared down the memory hole as if it never took place."
Time magazine article: Rescuing Boris, 7/15/1996 at http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,984833-2,00.html

"After Obama and his secretary of state Hillary Clinton made Russia bashing a national pastime the media followed suit. The reason for the hostility is very simple. Russia is an enormous country spanning Europe and Asia and has huge amounts of energy resources which European countries depend on. Its gas and oil reserves make it a player and therefore a target for sanctions and war by other means. "
Energy resources: U.S. Prepares to Gas Russia Into Submission by Glen Ford, 3/19/14 at
https://www.blackagendareport.com/content/us-prepares-gas-russia-submission