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Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant encourages revolt against Trump

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Kshama Sawant, who was born in Pune, India, and is a member of the Socialist Alternative party currently serving on the Seattle city council, is encouraging a rebellion against President Donald Trump.

SEATTLE (Diya TV) — Seattle city councilwoman Kshama Sawant hailed President Donald Trump’s dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey an extremely significant political event, and said it was only further proof Trump needs to be removed from his post in the Oval Office.

“A lot of people correctly want Trump out, I want Trump out,” she was quoted as saying by Democracy Now!. “But I want Trump, the Republicans, the billionaire class and the security state out of  power.”

Sawant, who was born in Pune and is a member of the Socialist Alternative party, called Comey’s firing indicative of the current administration’s instability. “It’s true that the firing of James Comey is an extremely significant political event. It definitely puts on display the authoritarian streak of the Trump administration, his billionaire-backed, right-wing administration. And it shows an administration in deep crisis,” she said.

“We, as ordinary people, as social movements, we cannot wait for whether or not there will be a smoking gun that will be found in the investigations, which of course, should go forward. The question is: What do we do now? And I think that right now the time is ripe to really build social movements,” Sawant added.

As the first member of the Socialist Alternative party to win a seat on Seattle’s council in a century, she has since helped champion the city’s $15 per hour minimum wage bill. She has also been more than vocal about her desires to move towards a single-payer healthcare system.

 “So, in reality, what message we should be drawing from the crisis in the Trump regime, the crumbling of the legitimacy of the ruling classes everywhere, is that this is exactly the moment for us to build our movements, not to be complacent, not to wait for a impeachment to happen, but to recognize that Trump, as vicious as he is, as vicious as his right-wing, billionaire-backed administration is, we can defeat him,” she said.

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India’s Republic Day celebrated around the world

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — India held massive celebrations for Republic Day, a day to mark the signing of the Indian Constitution in 1950, featuring floats and a military parade. The revelry extended to the U.S. as well, where Indian Americans also took part in events held by Indian consulates, like this gathering in San Francisco.

Those against the Indian government’s new Citizenship Law took the occasion of Republic Day to demonstrate, the largest gathering of which was in Washington, DC, where hundreds of people took to the streets.

President Trump’s impeachment trial continued, with his defense team deeming the House Articles of Impeachment as an abuse of the Constitution and a partisan game. Meanwhile, Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton revealed in his new book Trump withheld aid to Ukraine until the country would investigate his political opponents, Joe and Hunter Biden. This revelation has Democrats demanding Bolton testify.

And retired Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died tragically in a helicopter crash in Southern California. He was only 41, losing his life alongside 8 others including his teenage daughter.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian Americans now 2nd largest immigrant group in the US

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — New data released indicates Indian Americans are now the second largest immigrant group conferred with American citizenship, behind only the Mexican community. Individuals born in India made up 6.9% of the total number of new American citizens, reflecting a rise of 2.7% over the previous year.

Democrats made their final opening argument on the fourth day of President Trump’s impeachment trial. A new recording played before the Senate demonstrated the President wanted former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired, saying on tape: “Get rid of her! Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it.”

The Pentagon says 34 American troops have brain injuries from the missile strike launched by Iran in retaliation for the killing of Qasem Soleimani.

More than 800 people have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, the ailment that began in China and is spreading around the globe. At least 26 people are dead. Hospitals in China are overwhelmed with patients. The disease has reached Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.S.

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Pharma exec John Kapoor gets 66 month prison sentence

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BOSTON (Diya TV)  — Former billionaire CEO John Kapoor was sentenced to 66 months in prison, the culmination of a criminal trial in Boston resulting in the first successful prosecution of a pharmaceutical executive tied to the opioid epidemic. The 76-year-old founder of Insys Therapeutics made the potent opioid painkiller Subsys.

Senators reconvened in the Capitol for the third day of President Trump’s impeachment trial. House Democrats argued the president abused his power by pressuring Ukraine for his own personal gain, often playing video of Trump speaking publicly to make their point.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum in Davos said Osama bin Laden was able to find refuge in Pakistan because groups like Al Qaeda were viewed as “heroes” rather than terrorists. In May 2011, bin Laden was killed by US Special Forces in Pakistan, near one of their military bases.

India is considering incentives to woo Apple and Samsung’s suppliers to open factories in the country.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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