Category Archives: Politics

“Angriff auf den Friedensprozess”

Deutsche Welle: Journalist killed in Northern Ireland ‘terrorist incident’. “A journalist has been killed in Londonderry during violent demonstrations in an Irish nationalist part of the city. Police are treating the murder as a “terrorist incident.””

Journalistin in Nordirland erschossen. “Die Frau berichtete über die gewaltsamen Ausschreitungen in der nordirischen Stadt Londonderry. Die Polizei ermittelt wegen Mordes und spricht von “terroristischen Aktivitäten”.”

“UK to leave ‘as soon as possible'”

Deutsche Welle: Brexit delayed until October 31, EU and UK agree. “Theresa May has accepted an offer from Brussels to extend the Brexit deadline to October 31. The delay could force the UK to take part in European elections unless it can pass a divorce deal through parliament.”

Der Brexit wird nochmal aufgeschoben – mit Bedingungen. “Fast hätte Frankreich eine Einigung mit Großbritannien verhindert und einen Chaos-Brexit provoziert. Doch jetzt hat London bis Ende Oktober Zeit, um den Austritt zu ordnen. Christoph Hasselbach berichtet aus Brüssel.”

““As far as I’m concerned, I don’t care about the Mueller report. I’ve been totally exonerated,” Trump said.”

The Washington Post: Trump says he was the target of ‘an attempted coup’ with Mueller investigation.

“President Trump claimed Wednesday that he had survived “an attempted coup” and said he no longer cares about the forthcoming release of a report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III because, in his view, he has been exonerated.
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“It was an illegal investigation. It was started illegally. Everything about it was crooked,” Trump claimed. “This was an attempted coup. This was an attempted takedown of a president, and we beat them. We beat them.”
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Trump also insisted Wednesday that “there is no law” that would require his tax returns to be shared with Congress.

House Democrats are asking for six years of Trump’s personal and business returns, using a federal law that says the treasury secretary “shall furnish” the records upon the request of House or Senate chairmen.

“There is no law. As you know, I got elected last time with the same issue,” Trump told reporters. “There’s no law whatsoever.”

Trump was referring to his decision to break with tradition during the 2016 election and not voluntarily release his returns, as other presidential candidates have done for decades.

Trump also repeated his false claim that being under audit prevents him from releasing his returns.”

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Roma Day – Erinnerung an den Völkermord

Deutsche Welle: Auschwitz-Überlebender Mano Höllenreiner: “Wir waren ja Deutsche!” “Sinti und Roma sind die größte Minderheit Europas. Im Nationalsozialismus wurden Hunderttausende ermordet. Mano Höllenreiner überlebte als Kind. Er warnt vor dem Vergessen. Andrea Grunau hat ihn besucht.”

“Einerseits würde er gerne alles vergessen, “aber es kommt immer wieder”, sagt Höllenreiner. Seine Frau berichtet von Alptraum-Nächten, in denen er fast unmenschliche Schreie ausgestoßen habe. Ihr Mann schaut sie dankbar an: “Sie hat viel mitgemacht mit mir.” Mano Höllenreiner setzt sich aktiv gegen das Vergessen ein. Viele Vorträge hat er gehalten, oft vor Schulklassen, damit “die jungen Deutschen wissen, was wir im KZ mitgemacht haben und dass es ein Verbrechersystem war”. Manche Schüler hätten geweint, manche geklatscht, ein Mädchen habe ihn schluchzend umarmt. “Es gibt gute Deutsche”, hält er fest. Für seine Aufklärungsarbeit erhielt er das Bundesverdienstkreuz.”

Der 8. April ist Internationaler Tag der Roma.

“The EPA finally banned indoor use of the pesticide in 2001.”

Medium: My Quest to Understand What Caused My Children’s Birth Defects. “A journey into my family history, the chemical industry, and genetics”. By Amy Roost.

“It matters because the government is no longer working for the people or public health when a $1 million donation by Dow Chemical to the Trump Inauguration happens to coincide with former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rejecting the advice of his agency’s chemical safety experts and reversing the Obama era’s prohibition against agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos. Fortunately, environmentalists and public health advocates were quick to file suit. A federal appeals court has issued a stay effectively banning the agricultural use of the chlorpyrifos until the case is settled. The EPA has appealed the court’s decision and the $800 billion chemical industry lobby will undoubtedly hire the best lawyers money can buy.

It matters because Dow continues to sell chlorpyrifos without proper warning labels in developing nations.”

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