Daily Archives: May 20, 2019

Trump’s Real Estate Dealings Needed a ‘Criminal Organization:’ Deutsche Bank

The Real News Network
Published on May 20, 2019

In 1990 Trump reorganized his finances and no bank would lend him money except for Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank has already paid $600 million dollars in fines for money laundering says David Cay Johnston.

Protesters Call on Whitney Museum to Remove Tear Gas Manufacturer’s CEO from B oard

May 20, 2019

And in New York City, activists staged another protest at the Whitney Museum Friday to demand the removal of Warren Kanders, CEO of tear gas manufacturer Safariland, from the museum’s board. The demonstration, which took place on the opening of the prestigious Biennial exhibition, capped off nine weeks of actions by a coalition of activist groups who called out Safariand’s role in suppressing popular movements, including in Standing Rock, Ferguson and Palestine, as well as the tear-gassing of migrant families at the border. Last month, 48 artists participating in the Biennial signed on to a letter demanding Warren’s removal from Whitney’s board. Some groups at Friday’s protest also challenged the role of cultural institutions in the gentrification of New York City. This is activist Betty Yu.

Betty Yu: “My name is Betty Yu, and I’m a co-founder of the Chinatown Art Brigade. And the reason why we’re here at the Whitney is we’re making the clear connection between war profiteers and profiteers of mass displacement. So, namely, the Whitney and the High Line behind me, when they opened up, a lot of galleries here in the meatpacking industry moved to Chinatown. We have a 120 galleries gentrifying Chinatown now, and they’re being used by these real estate developers—what we call the ‘real estate-industrial complex’—to pit newcomers and gentrifiers against longtime residents. And what they do is they’re the Trojan horses used to raise the real estate value, and then eventually will displace Chinatown tenants and residents.”

Australian Voters Choose Conservative PM Morrison Over Opponent Who Vowed to Tackle Climate Change

May 20, 2019

In Australia, voters and pollsters were left in shock after the conservative government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison won an election that was largely favored to go to the Labor opposition, which ran on a platform of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and taking on the challenges of climate change. Scott Morrison, who is pro-Trump, has backed major coal mine projects and introduced anti-immigrant policies, most notably turning away asylum seekers to Australia and sending them to migrant camps on remote islands.

Evacuation ordered for High Level as Alberta wildfire approaches


CBC News: The NationalPublished on May 20, 2019

People living in and near High Level, Alta., have been ordered to leave their homes because of danger posed by an out-of-control wildfire.

Mission to Mars through the Moon

RT America

Published on May 20, 2019

Scientists believe that NASA’s anticipated return-mission to the Moon in 2024 will yield crucial research in anticipation of an eventual mission to Mars.

Through data-based food waste prevention, Leanpath helps #MoveTheDate, explains Steve Finn

Food-matters,

Roger Entne discusses impact of US Huawei ban