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The US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear

The US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear

Jonathan Freedland We thought the United States would step back from the abyss. We believed, and the polls led us to feel sure, that Americans would not, in the end, hand the most powerful office on earth to an unstable bigot, sexual predator and compulsive liar. People all around the world had watched and waited, […]

Black Americans fear racism, police violence post-Trump

Black Americans fear racism, police violence post-Trump

It’s been about 48 hours since Donald Trump’s surprise win in the US presidential election, but Alicia Scotland-Smalls still cannot shake off a feeling of shock and fear. “Given that racism was part of Trump’s campaign, I am afraid that racists might feel emboldened to commit acts of violence and discrimination against our community,” Scotland-Smalls, […]

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

Thousands of protesters have taken their frustration over Donald Trump‘s presidential election win onto the streets for a third straight night, following previous outbreaks of window-smashing and fire-setting. Protests swept on Friday across the cities of Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland – where one protester was shot, voicing anger at Trump’s controversial campaign […]

Donald Trump, climate finance, and ‘catastrophe’

Donald Trump, climate finance, and ‘catastrophe’

President-elect Donald Trump’s policies are likely to make it harder for developing nations to obtain the growing finance they need to combat climate change, threatening one pillar of a 2015 international agreement to slow global warming. There is widespread unease about climate finance at the November 7-18 talks on climate change among almost 200 nations […]

Protests against Donald Trump’s win turn violent

Protests against Donald Trump’s win turn violent

Protests in the US against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election victory have turned violent as demonstrators take to the streets for a second day. Thousands of protesters on Thursday threw objects at police in Portland, Oregon, and damaged a car park, the Portland Police Department said on Twitter. Some protesters sprayed graffiti on cars […]

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Senator Bernie Sanders says his camp will become President-Elect Trump’s worst nightmare if he goes after minorities in America. The former Democratic presidential hopeful says he’s prepared to work with Trump to improve working people’s lives. Sanders, who endorsed Clinton after she beat him at Democratic presidential primary and campaigned for her against Trump, warned […]