Trump Accuses Clinton of Guiding Global Elite Against U.S. Working Class – The New York Times – Translation: German-American Trump uses anti-semitic code words and themes to gain advantage

“Mr. Trump focused on the very issues and themes that obsess conspiratorial anti-Semites: They believe that there is an elite group of Jews who control the media, the government, and banking, and who are trying to destroy white America,” he said. “They also believe that most of Hillary Clinton’s donors are Jewish.”The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Others drew a more direct comparison between Mr. Trump’s words and those of anti-Semites.In the speech, Mr. Trump also accused the “Clinton machine” of wielding control over the news media, as well.“The most powerful weapon deployed by the Clintons is the corporate media, the press,” he said to jeers from the audience.While the allegations were aimed at Mrs. Clinton, who is a Methodist, Jews have long been accused of conspiring to control institutions like banks and the media in order to amass wealth and power.In 1931, for example, the author A. N. Field described the creation of the American Federal Reserve as the moment the “German-Jew engine of control” enslaved the United States, according to the Anti-Defamation League. That conspiracy theory has survived the ensuing decades and, even today, such anti-Semitic beliefs remain prevalent around the world, according to A.D.L. polling.In West Palm Beach on Thursday, reporters covering Mr. Trump returned to a table reserved for the press to find a sign bearing a swastika and the word “MEDIA” scrawled on it, Jim Acosta, a senior CNN White House correspondent, reported.

Source: Trump Accuses Clinton of Guiding Global Elite Against U.S. Working Class – The New York Times

Donald Trump: Unearthed 1994 Interview on Family, Why Women Shouldn’t Work (Q&A) | Hollywood Reporter – the 70 year-old 11 year-old!

So why in 1992 did you tell a writer for New York magazine, Marie Brenner, that ‘You have to treat women like shit” – ultimately pouring a bottle of wine down her back?

“I didn’t say that. The woman’s a liar, extremely unattractive, lots of problems because of her looks.”

Source: Donald Trump: Unearthed 1994 Interview on Family, Why Women Shouldn’t Work (Q&A) | Hollywood Reporter

‘True Scale’ of India’s Tuberculosis Problem: 2.8 Million New Cases – The New York Times

Finally coming to terms with the enormity of its tuberculosis problem, India is preparing a radical overhaul and expansion of its national treatment program to fight an affliction that kills more adults worldwide than any other infectious disease.The severity of the matter was underscored on Thursday when the World Health Organization substantially increased its estimate of the number of new patients with TB in India, to 2.8 million in 2015, compared with 2.2 million in 2014 — more than in any other country in the world and more than a quarter of the world total.

Source: ‘True Scale’ of India’s Tuberculosis Problem: 2.8 Million New Cases – The New York Times

‘True Scale’ of India’s Tuberculosis Problem: 2.8 Million New Cases – The New York Times

Finally coming to terms with the enormity of its tuberculosis problem, India is preparing a radical overhaul and expansion of its national treatment program to fight an affliction that kills more adults worldwide than any other infectious disease.The severity of the matter was underscored on Thursday when the World Health Organization substantially increased its estimate of the number of new patients with TB in India, to 2.8 million in 2015, compared with 2.2 million in 2014 — more than in any other country in the world and more than a quarter of the world total.

Source: ‘True Scale’ of India’s Tuberculosis Problem: 2.8 Million New Cases – The New York Times

How Nazi terminology is creeping back into politics – The Local – “Proof that death patterns can be revived – problem is that while the patterns may be strategic, mass death is its predetermined end.”

Some politicians too have been using racially charged words such as “völkisch”, a term meaning “ethnic” but used by the Nazis to describe people belonging to the superior German race, and “Umvolkung” – the fascist idea of replacing racially inferior populations with the German people.The leader of the anti-migrant right-wing populist party AfD, Frauke Petry, who has never been shy of controversy, last month suggested that “völkisch” be rehabilitated and wiped of its negative connotation.”I do not use this term myself, but I don’t agree that it should only be used in a negative context,” she told Die Welt daily, drawing a chorus of condemnation.Die Zeit columnist Kai Biermann pointed out that “the term völkisch was a synonym for extreme nationalism and racism. It is, until today, a symbol for Nazism and its ideology to exterminate and murder everyone who is not German.” The columnist charged that Petry had dug up the term because “it expresses the wish to reject everything that does not belong to one’s people”. “It stirs up the fear that too many foreign people are coming who can change the status quo,” he wrote. A politician belonging to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union went on to also use the term “Umvolkung”. While the Nazis had used the word to define the Germanization of people in regions seized by the Third Reich, today it is used in the far-right milieu as shorthand for immigration. Bettina Kudla drew fire when she said in a tweet that: “Merkel disputes it … The Umvolkung of Germany has already begun. Action is needed!”

Shift in identity

Hans Kundnani, political analyst at the German Marshall Fund, noted that politicians would not have used these controversial terms two decades ago. “There’s been a shift in German national identity over the last 15 years or so, and I think the use of these terms has reemerged against that backdrop”, he said. What has changed is that there has been a “resurgence in the collective memory of Germans as victims” in World War II.

Source: How Nazi terminology is creeping back into politics – The Local

Evangelical movement in Colombia: How Colombia’s Evangelists undermined the peace referendum | In English | EL PAÍS – (Politicized “religion” is as anti-peace, as it is anti-Christian…)

Colombia’s media has noted that Gina Parody, who led the government’s Yes campaign in the run up to the referendum, stepped down as education minister following the defeat. Parody, a lesbian, has faced a sustained campaign against from right-wing groups over her sexual orientation.The former minister had been in the eye of the hurricane in the months before the referendum after ultra-conservative Christians accused her of seeking the “gay colonization” of Colombia’s youth when issuing a teacher’s manual on how to deal with gender-related bullying.

Source: Evangelical movement in Colombia: How Colombia’s Evangelists undermined the peace referendum | In English | EL PAÍS

Former Miss Arizona: Trump ‘just came strolling right in’ on naked contestants – The Washington Post

Tasha Dixon, she only confirmed what Trump told Howard Stern, except with detail. She described to the Los Angeles TV station her experience with Trump as a contestant in 2001 in a dressing room where she and others were changing into bikinis: He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Others girls were naked. Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis. To have the owner come waltzing in, when we’re naked, or half naked, in a very physically vulnerable position and then to have the pressure of the people that worked for him telling us to go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him, get his attention.

Source: Former Miss Arizona: Trump ‘just came strolling right in’ on naked contestants – The Washington Post

Trump is a sexual predator. I know it, you know it, we all know it.

Women and marginalized folks who have been a target of his incessant racism and bigotry know this, and they are taking action to demand better from our political system. On Tuesday of this week, dozens of young women and femmes with AllofUs2016 risked arrest by occupying the Republican National Committee’s headquarters in D.C., demanding that party chairman Reince Priebus and House Speaker Paul Ryan unendorse their nominee.“As a survivor of sexual assault, the idea that we actually have someone who’s a sexual predator who could be just a second away from being president is absolutely disgusting to me,” organizer Natalie Green told Think Progress. Both Green and Ambar Pinto, an undocumented immigrant, spoke about their serious concern with a man who has targeted so many aspects of their identities.The next day, 60 more activists formed a human chain around Trump Towers in New York City, calling on elected officials to withdraw their support for the nominee. Participants chanted “Trump thinks he runs this town, pussy came to shut it down,” and held signs saying “Pussies in formation.”Yesterday Reina reminded us that “either you believe that every single human being has a fundamental right to live free from violence, or you’re full of crap.” I think we know the side on which this man falls.Trump, this is where you get off. The party is over, you are done. People with pussies, immigrants, Black people, Muslims, and people with disabilities are grabbing it back.

Source: Trump is a sexual predator. I know it, you know it, we all know it.

Trump Isn’t Teflon | FiveThirtyEight

Proposition No. 5: This probably won’t cost him the election — because Trump was already losing. It’s important to remember that Trump has been running behind Clinton for almost the whole campaign, and he had fallen into roughly a 5-percentage-point deficit after his poor performance in the first presidential debate — and before the latest round of scandals. That deficit is fairly hard to come back from even under the best of circumstances. To make it to the Oval Office now, Trump would have to make one of the greatest comebacks in political history while navigating a minefield of scandals and leaks, making his task even harder. But as far as FiveThirtyEight’s forecasts are concerned, the first debate still looks like the turning point in the race.Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight. @natesilver538

Source: Trump Isn’t Teflon | FiveThirtyEight