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Leftist Obrador Wins Mexican Election by a Landslide

by Oui Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 01:39:15 PM EST

An inspiring first speech by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addressing his supporters from his campaign headquarters in Mexico City:

More below the fold ...

Mexico electionresults: López Obrador vows profound change after win | BBC News |
Leftist is victor in Mexican vote | The Globe & Mail |

Mexico, a new revolution ...
Sick of corruption and of Trump, voters embrace the maverick leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador | The New Yorker |

AMLO considers Mr. Corbyn a great friend!

Corbyn surge raises hopes that Mexico might soon have a friend in No 10 | The Guardian |

Britain's Conservative government has forged close ties with Mexico's Nieto administration, which has been tainted by corruption scandals, worsening violence and accusations of spying on journalists and activists.

And while Theresa May has sought to appease Donald Trump, who has threatened and offended Mexico at every opportunity, Corbyn has become an unlikely source of inspiration for Mexican activists.

Corbyn, whose wife, Laura Álvarez, is Mexican, often speaks at solidarity events organised by London's Mexican community. He has, in parliament, condemned Mexico's media censorship and human rights abuses, and led demonstrations against Nieto's state visit in 2015 while the British government was signing controversial oil deals.

First posted as a comment @BooMan in lead frontpage story ...

Re: The Response to Trump vs. The Response to Obama

Thx Martin ... excellent, great stuff. I called the SCOTUS decision on asylum seekers and the resignation of Kennedy a watershed moment for America. Indeed, a sea change for decades. The mid-term election will be momentous for Freedom in America. Individual freedom can never be wagered for the collective AmericaFirst! of the Trumpistas. NEVER!

May the nations of the European Union grow a spine and tell bully Trump a piece of their mind.

The EU is dead by IdiotSavant @EuroTrib on Jul 2nd, 2018

The Rutte - Trump meeting at the White House: what you need to know | NRC Daily News |

Trump and Rutte are meeting today to discuss the trade dispute

One of the reasons for the meeting today is to discuss the trade dispute between The Netherlands and America. The U.S. and the Netherlands have been important trading partners for each other for decades. Almost 60 billion dollars of American goods and services are exported to the Netherlands every year. However, with Trump's recently introduced taxes on steel and aluminum from Europe, the relationship between the two countries has started to falter. In response to Trump's decision, Rutte responded by stating that the American levies are "very unwise" and "harmful to the world trade system".

Rutte will raise a question regarding Trump's travel ban on Muslims

Another reason why President Trump and Mark Rutte are meeting today is to discuss the Muslim travel ban that is currently in place in the U.S. This is a concrete concern for The Netherlands since the U.S. has its own customs personnel at Schiphol airport. This is causing concern among the Dutch, since officials may stop Muslims from going to the US on Dutch soil.

Liberal democratic party D66 has therefore asked Rutte to discuss this important matter with Trump. Chairman Pechtold of the coalition party D66 stated that he is afraid that passengers from Muslim countries will be separated from each other on Dutch territory on the basis of faith or race. They want it to be clear that the Netherlands does not want in any way to be responsible for the travel ban.

This "historic" moment will be covered by Nieuwsuur this evening with Jaap De Hoop Scheffer as commentator in the studio

America On Path to Break-up the European Union

by Oui on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 02:04:01 PM EST
Why is this suddenly bothering the Dutch?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 02:33:03 PM EST
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Great question ... it's Israeli security with their well know profiling of passengers. Nothing here to see.
by Oui on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 06:40:40 PM EST
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El Al and the Israeli Mossad have a privileged relationship with Dutch authorities and Schiphol Airport.

The Dutch, Israel and Airport Security - Part 2
Israeli Security Failure at Amsterdam Airport [Update]

Just as Logan airport in Boston [9/11 terrorists] and Schiphol airport with the Christmas bomber from Nigeria, the security was in hands of an Israeli Security company [ICTS]. I have written about the evidence a number of times here @ET and over @BT.

Airport and Telecom Security Run by Mossad
Airport Security by Israeli Rafi Ron ¶ IDF - Neal Sher & Burson-Marsteller

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Ronen Bergman Selling A Book on Iran

by Oui on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 06:41:55 PM EST
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The rightwing press bashes him as expected. They don't even do it very well. The Guardian
Like Trump, Amlo cast himself as a political outsider during his campaign, despite having been a professional politician for decades, although Amlo avoided much of the New York billionaire's nastiness and nativism.
" having been a professional politician for decades"? Trump? At least they should have had the competence to compare him with one of the Le Pens.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2018 at 06:34:02 AM EST

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