Wednesday, 11 September 2019

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As if it wasn’t chilling enough that the grifter and bully in the White House would compel his own weather monitoring services to revise their forecast map to match his own mischaracterization, covertly disclosed communications suggest that United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is practising self-censorship in its agenda to skirt issues not aligned to US policy and politics for fear the US would pull funding and support. 

While it might be seen as just a shrewd measure by some at the organisation to de-emphasise certain points for the pitch and focus on climate change and sustainable growth any way, the agency is compromising itself too far by conceding—however superficially—to Trump and his outlook on the world.  A rather nominal philanthropic donation could ensure that the programme could maintain its independence and integrity for decades.