DW: You have experienced more than half a dozen US presidents, both Democrats and Republicans, and criticized all of them because you are not beholden to either party. How does President Trump rank compared to his predecessors? Ralph Nader: At the bottom. He is so ignorant that he doesn't know what he doesn't know. He is also destroying norms and conventions of a sane society. I can imagine a lot of parents around the country being sassed by their ten- or eleven-year-olds. And when they admonish them for what they say or what they observe or what they do, these kids can say the president of the United States, President Trump, does it. So he is very corrosive for moral and ethical values in the society. Plus, he has gone back on his populist promises. He has brought back Wall Street advisers in his circle of advisers in Washington. He is destroying the law and order for corporate polluters and consumer exploitation and labor abuse. And he is basically running down the regulatory … [Read more...] about Ralph Nader: Donald Trump is ‘a clear and imminent danger’ to the world
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They have staged some of the most comprehensive protests seen in France since 1968, but who are the people making up the "gilets jaunes" (yellow vest) movement?The protesters, thus named because they sport the distinctive yellow high-visibility jackets required to be carried in every vehicle by French law, initially came together to demonstrate against a sharp increase in diesel taxes. But its raison d'être has since expanded, and the government U-turn on fuel taxes has failed to appease everyone.The movement - born online - cuts across age, job and region, and includes members of the working and middle classes, all affected by the higher cost of living.Its members range from factory workers and the unemployed to the self-employed (particularly artisans) and retired people. Ball in Macron's court after violent protests Will Macron face down French fuel protesters? What are their grievances?What they all seemed to have in common at the outset was their reliance on cars to get … [Read more...] about France fuel protests: Who are the ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow vests)?
The temperature is 25c and it’s mid-January. The sky is clear and blue, and a soft breeze is ruffling the palms that fringe a white-sand beach, where crabs scuttle beside turquoise waters. Nearby, a glittering green hummingbird flits between purple and orange blooms. Above, a vervet monkey looks down mischievously from a venerable mango tree, clearly envious of my spicy creole breakfast of saltfish, peppers and johnnycake. ‘Any plans for today?’ asks a genial waiter as he tops up my coconut water. Whether you like to fly and flop, kick back on a catamaran with a rum punch, or hike through a towering rainforest, the charismatic Caribbean offers it all, says Nigel Tisdall Well, yes — I’ll definitely have a swim in that bewitching ocean, and I might go and look at a historic plantation house, while tonight it has to be the grilled lobster BBQ under the stars. These are the delights of a winter holiday in the Caribbean, which is not a new idea. The first … [Read more...] about Sick of the gloomy weather? Ditch your woolly hat and head to the Caribbean, where classic destinations have glamorous new openings with a totally tropical twist
BRITAIN’S biggest newspaper has readers with the biggest hearts. Today, as The Sun celebrates its half century, we can reveal our generous readers have donated around £100million to help those in need. Not only have you dug deep into your pockets, you have also changed the lives of millions of people by fighting for the little guy. For 50 years The Sun has stood by a pledge made in our very first edition to be a virile, campaigning newspaper. On November 17, 1969, we vowed: “The Sun cares. About the quality of life. About the kind of world we live in. And about people.” Today, a huge sign in our London Bridge headquarters reminds staff that The Sun “sticks up for the little guy”.Because of you, our millions of loyal readers who have supported The Sun over the years, we can use our clout to change the world. ‘Right wrongs’ Ex-Editor David Dinsmore says: “The real power of journalism is to champion … [Read more...] about A look back at our campaigns over 50 years and how our generous readers have raised £100m fighting for the little guy