Facing farmer anger, Trump scrambles Cabinet to brainstorm on biofuel policy: sources

No strategy, no thought except wanting to look good today U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summoned Cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources familiar with the matter said.

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Far-right violence is on the rise. Where is the outrage? | Owen Jones


Politicians and media outlets seem happy to fuel the hate-filled ideologies of a once-despised and tiny minority

Mohammed Saleem was murdered by a terrorist, and yet you’ve probably never even heard of him. It was April 2013, and the 82-year-old was walking home from evening prayers at a mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham. A Ukrainian neo-Nazi terrorist – who had bombed three mosques – stabbed him three times from behind. “He was a very beautiful, educated man who empowered all of his five daughters – and his sons as well – to pursue education, and loved and appreciated everything Britain gave him,” says Maz Saleem, his daughter. “I’ve spent six years tirelessly campaigning for him to be recognised in a mainstream platform.”

(July 22, 2011)  Utøya island and in Oslo, Norway

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Leaked emails show Ukip leader comparing Muslims to Nazis


Richard Braine accused of stoking tensions after also saying there are no ‘moderate Muslims’

Richard Braine, the new Ukip leader, has been accused of whipping up religious tensions and anti-Muslim prejudice after leaked emails showed he argued that people should no more want Muslims to settle in their country than Nazis.

Braine, who won the leadership after a campaign in which he expressed anti-Islam views, also suggested that non-Muslims needed to help Muslims to “cast out their demon” and argued there was no such thing as “moderate Muslims”.

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Protesters Confront Congressmen Visiting NJ ICE Facility: ‘What Are You Doing To Shut This Place Down?’ – Gothamist

The vast majority of New York and New Jersey immigrants who are arrested by ICE end up in publicly-run county jails in overwhelmingly Democratic Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.
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