When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico [Michael Deibert] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <b>A searing investigation of the factors that nearly destroyed Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria
"We are so, like, one, that you can’t tell one city from the other."
Michael Deibert“Everybody pretty much knows each other already,...And we are so one, that you can’t tell one city from the other or one citizen from the other because we all have family on either side. We’re just so connected, & the lines are so blurred.” marketplace.org/2019/01/30/wor… #Laredo
In the end, Saudi Arabia played Kushner, Trump and his other American acolytes for suckers.
Michael Deibert"A mad prince who murders a journalist, kidnaps a prime minister and starves millions of children should never be celebrated at state dinners, but instead belongs in a prison cell." nytimes.com/2018/10/13/opi… #JamalKhashoggi #Saudi #MBS #journalism #Yemen
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Robert F. Kennedy decided to duck through the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after declaring victory in the 1968 Democratic presidential pr
Michael DeibertJuan Romero, Mexican immigrant busboy who comforted Robert Kennedy after he was shot, dies at 68. “He wasn’t looking at my skin, he wasn’t looking at my age...He was looking at me as an American.”
Toxic water in Iraq’s oil-rich but water-poor south has hospitalised more than 90,000 people and sparked a wave of unrest. In the first in a new series, Water Wars, Bel Trew reports
Michael Deibert#Basra: "It’s not just water. We lack electricity, infrastructure, jobs. We sit & watch foreign companies employ foreigners while our sons sit at home with their degrees. But the water shortages have made all the other problems gather & explode." independent.co.uk/news/world/mid… #Iraq
Male politicians aren’t told to put training wheels back on after a fact check.
Michael DeibertShocking that the tedious chattering class of professional pundits would employ a double-standard when writing (condescendingly) about a Latina woman. I, for one, hope to see more like @Ocasio2018, regular working people inspired to enter govt vox.com/2018/8/31/1776… #NY #NYC
The toddler from Guatemala died six weeks after leaving an ICE family detention center in Dilley. She had not yet turned two years old.
Michael DeibertReport: Toddler died after contracting infection at #Texas #ICE family detention facility; Toddler from #Guatemala died 6 weeks after leaving center in Dilley. She had not yet turned two years old. texastribune.org/2018/08/27/tod… #immigration
The Syrian regime isn’t remotely interested in accountability or reconciliation. It looks for only domination and subjugation, without responsibility, writes HA Hellyer
Michael DeibertWe are witnessing the birth pains of a new & vile authoritarianism in #Syria; The #Assad regime isn’t remotely interested in accountability or reconciliation It looks for only domination & subjugation, without responsibility. thenational.ae/opinion/commen… via @hahellyer
Allegations against Luc Besson have not set off a chain reaction in the French film industry, showing how #MeToo has played out differently.
Michael DeibertReally not a very good comment on #France & its #cinema world: Actress Sand Van Roy tell police director Luc Besson raped her on multiple occasions, accusations mirrored by that of other women. Response from film world is muted. nytimes.com/2018/07/30/mov… #MeToo #BalanceTonPorc