Trump administration’s opposition to breastfeeding resolution sparks outrage

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US delegation to the World Health Assembly reportedly deployed threats to try to browbeat nations into backing off the resolution Advocates for improved nutrition for babies have expressed outrage over reports that the Trump administration bullied other governments in an attempt to prevent the passage of an international resolution promoting breastfeeding. The US delegation to […]

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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

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Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before, writes Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik If there was a dictators playbook, the DonaldTrump administration would now be on the Instrumentalise Religion chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US […]

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Sanders uses Bible to defend Trump’s separation of children from families at border

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Press secretary rejects criticism of Jeff Sessions citing Romans 13 to justify policy and says it is very biblical to enforce the law Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, invoked the Bible to defend the Trump administrations immigration policy of separating mothers from their children. She was speaking at Thursdays White House briefing, in […]

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Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

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In arguing for a sunset clause to the trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy, says George Monbiot, a regular contributor to the Guardian He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended […]

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Roseanne cancelled: ABC scraps sitcom after star’s ‘abhorrent’ tweets

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Network pulls Barrs revived show and condemns racist tweets towards ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett Roseanne Barrs revived sitcom has been cancelled after she posted a racist and Islamophobic tweet that attacked former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. The sitcom star falsely alleged that Jarrett, who was born in Iran to American parents, has connections […]

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Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

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US Border Patrol allows reporters to visit but does not allow pictures or interviews at holding facility housing children as young as four Inside an old warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about […]

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‘CEOs don’t want this released’: US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

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The first comprehensive study of CEO-to-worker pay reveals an extraordinary disparity with the highest gap approaching 5,000 to 1 The first comprehensive study of the massive pay gap between the US executive suite and average workers has found that the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio has now reached 339 to 1, with the highest gap approaching […]

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