Photos: Largest Anti-Trump Protest Yet Swarms In Downtown L.A. For Fifth Day : LAist

An enormous gathering of more than 8,000 people expressing their disapproval of President-Elect Donald Trump have taken to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. The thousands of people began gathering this morning in MacArthur Park at around 10:00 a.m. Soon after, the march began walking east towards downtown Los Angeles on Wilshire Boulevard. By 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, the protest has begun circling through downtown Los Angeles’ streets.Wick reports that the gathering is a largely peaceful assembly of Angelenos from different backgrounds, many of whom have brought their kids along for a taste of their first amendment right to peaceful assembly.The march was organized the group Union del Barrio, a political organizing group that aims to increase political literacy in America’s growing Latinix community.

Source: Photos: Largest Anti-Trump Protest Yet Swarms In Downtown L.A. For Fifth Day : LAist

German Greens call for wealth tax | Germany | DW.COM | 12.11.2016

The gap between the rich and the poor is wide in Germany. For the Greens, it is a matter of fairness that the state tries to narrow it. Billions will be needed for the fight against child poverty and for the construction of affordable housing in major metropolitan areas. Party delegates were split on where that money should come from – a wealth tax or another source. The Greens do not want to be viewed as the party of higher taxes, nor to be seen as paying mere lip service to the idea of social cohesion. This resulted in no fewer than five proposals being put to a vote during the conference.

Source: German Greens call for wealth tax | Germany | DW.COM | 12.11.2016

Bird flu spreads in Germany, sparking fears for holiday meals | News | DW.COM | 12.11.2016 – We will kill ourselves with global “goose” greed and try to blame it on wild  birds – but we are doing it to ourselves.

Berlin has set up a crisis management task force to tackle the issue, after reports also came in from Austria that another large outbreak was suspected in an area along the border with Bavaria.Authorities urge extreme cautionAt the same time, Switzerland has confirmed that a number of dead birds found along Lake Geneva were confirmed to be carrying the H5N8 virus. Bern and Vienna both immediately took steps to contain the disease from spreading further, authorities said.This particular strain of avian influenza arrived in Europe from South Korea in 2014, brought by migratory waterfowl. Massive culling followed after wild ducks, geese and swans passed the disease to farmed birds like chickens and turkeys.Authorities have urged extreme caution and care on the part of farmers and food inspectors. The upcoming holiday season will increase the demand for duck, goose and chicken, and the flu outbreak could have serious economic consequences.Avian influenza spreads easily among domestic poultry, but only certain subtypes – H5N1 and H7N9 – are known to infect humans.

Source: Bird flu spreads in Germany, sparking fears for holiday meals | News | DW.COM | 12.11.2016

NYTimes: Jury Deadlocks in Trial of Ex-Officer in Killing of Unarmed Black Driver in Cincinnati

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/us/ray-tensing-samuel-dubose-trial-deadlock.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share
Go stand on the corner of any street and count the number of cars and trucks that do not have a license plate on the front. This is why this man was stopped and killed. How crazy is that? When some police want to exercise power just to feel powerful or to keep “people” down/scared, they pick people on their own biases. If it goes bad, people can and do die for?