Saturday, June 3, 2017

Enabling Climate Change and White Supremacy

The Trump administration has deepened attacks against the climate and against Muslims.
May 28-June 3, 2017
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Enabling Climate Change and White Supremacy

The Trump administration has deepened attacks against the climate and against Muslims. This week, two of The Intercept's senior correspondents, Naomi Klein and Mehdi Hasan, focused on its tactics.

Klein, writing on the day Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, drew attention to a remedy proposed by some activists: that the U.S., which is vandalizing the climate, should face sanctions from the rest of the world. She also argues that pretty much everything that is inadequate about the Paris accord is the result of U.S. lobbying to weaken it.

Hasan notes that while Trump and Fox News exaggerate the dangers posed by Muslim terrorists in the United States, they all but ignore the large number of killings by white, far-right terrorists, such as the Portland attack on May 23. "The numbers don't lie — even if the Islamophobes do," writes Hasan, citing a recent government report.

Peter Maass
Senior Editor
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Everything that is weak, disappointing, and inadequate about the Paris climate accord is the result of U.S. lobbying since 2009.
 
The Numbers Don't Lie: White Far-Right Terrorists Pose a Clear Danger to Us All
Mehdi Hasan
Donald Trump and other Republicans decry Islamist terror attacks in the U.S. but pay scant attention to attacks by white nationalists, such as in Portland.
 

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