vendredi 23 février 2018

Donald Trump annonce de lourdes sanctions à l'endroit de la Corée du Nord


Ivanka Trump est arrivée en Corée du Sud au moment où l'administration de son père annonce de nouvelles sanctions contre le régime nord-coréen. Nous sommes déjà loin du rapprochement entre les deux Corées au début des Jeux Olympiques.

 "President Trump announced the “heaviest” set of U.S. sanctions against North Korea on Friday as his administration redoubles its efforts to starve Pyongyang of resources and force the isolated regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

 “We imposed today the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on a country before,” Trump said at the close of a wide-ranging address to a conservative political conference.

 The new measures target 56 vessels, shipping companies and other entities that Trump administration officials believe are used by North Korea to conduct trade prohibited under previous sanctions.

Significant advances in its missile and nuclear weapons programs have made North Korea the most pressing foreign threat facing the Trump administration."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-to-impose-largest-ever-set-of-sanctions-against-north-korea/2018/02/23/42e1afb8-18a8-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_nkorea-1005a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.47c649a10de5

#BoycottNRA: des compagnies coupent les liens avec le puissant lobby


Si plusieurs politiciens hésitent toujours à appuyer un meilleur contrôle des armes à feu, des compagnies ont déjà accepté de joindre les rangs du mouvement #BoycottNRA. Parviendra-t-on à maintenir la pression?

 "American businesses have become increasingly politically aware and have participated in boycotts over the past few years against states over LGBT rights. But the NRA is a well-funded membership operation devoted to a single cause — guns — and unlikely to be moved by the actions of companies with which it has such loose and peripheral ties."

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/02/23/boycottnra-enterprise-omaha-bank-end-gun-lobby-deals-as-boycott-movement-gains-steam/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_mm-boycott-nra-1pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.fadd79a27034

Rick Gates, ancien conseiller de Donald Trump, plairderait coupable


Comme je le mentionnais plus tôt cette seamine, Robert Mueller poursuit son enquête et dépose de nouvelles accusations. Gates fut un associé de l'ancien directeur de la campagne de Donald Trump, Paul Manafort. Il témoignerait également contre ce dernier.

 "The plea deal is expected to require Gates to cooperate with Mueller's prosecution of Manafort, Gates' former business partner who served as chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign in the summer of 2016.

Gates served as a deputy to Manafort when he ran the Trump campaign from June to August of 2016. Gates then reportedly continued to work in a liaison role between the campaign and the Republican National Committee, although precisely what he did in that capacity is unclear."

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/23/gates-set-to-plead-guilty-to-conspiracy-and-false-statement-charges-423403?lo=ap_a1

Caricature NRA et sécurité dans les écoles

Caricature de Dave Granlund, Minnesota

Caricature des armes, toujours plus d'armes...

Caricature de Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MN

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Caricature de Marian Kamensky, Austria

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Caricature de Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle, GA