News 11/6

New York Times ramps up smear campaign against Julian Assange
A pair of blaring headlines appearing in Friday’s edition of the New York Times purported to show that the newspaper had obtained damning new evidence of collusion between WikiLeaks, the Trump campaign and the Russian government to damage the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/06/asng-n06.html

Emmanuel Macron calls for creation of a ‘true European army’ to defend against Russia and the US
Emmanuel Macron has called for the creation of a “true European army” to allow the EU defend itself from threats ranging from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin.The French president has pushed for closer EU defence union since coming to power last year but has been so far met with limited success amid foot-dragging by other member states.“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Mr Macron told France’s Europe 1 radio in an interview.
outline.com/7xJLFa

Migrant caravan converges on Mexico City after three weeks on the road
Thousands of Central American migrants headed towards Mexico City on Monday after three weeks of walking, pleading for rides and depending on the solidarity of Mexicans of modest means.One group of at least 1,000 caravan participants headed out at daybreak from the town of Córdoba, in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, hoping to hitchhike the remaining 300km, past the towering Pico de Orizaba – Mexico’s highest mountain – to the national capital.
theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/05/migrant-caravan-latest-mexico-city-path-asylum-seekers

Grenfell Tower Fire Victims Are Mocked in ‘Sickening Video’
It was among the worst fires in modern British history: The blaze that gutted Grenfell Tower in London last year killed more than 70 people, displaced hundreds more and marred the lives of the mostly low- and middle-income residents who lived there.But to a group celebrating Britain’s annual Bonfire Night, it was a joke.In a widely shared video that circulated on Monday, a group of people laughed as they burned an effigy of Grenfell Tower, which included paper cutouts of residents in the windows.
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Frost thaws in U.S.-China ties ahead of G20 meeting
The United States and China will hold a delayed top-level security dialogue on Friday, the latest sign of a thaw in relations, as China’s vice president said Beijing was willing to talk with Washington to resolve their bitter trade dispute.
reuters.com/article/us-usa-china/frost-thaws-in-us-china-ties-ahead-of-g20-meeting-idUSKCN1NB0A0

Italy Gets a Warning From the 14th Century
If you needed extra proof that Italy’s public debt is the main event in Europe, look no further than a document released last week by the so-called “New Hanseatic League” — a group of eight fiscally cautious euro-zone countries named in homage to the group of northern European trading powers whose zenith was in the 14th century.
bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-06/italy-gets-a-warning-from-the-14th-century

Image of Bolsanaro’s sons wearing pro-IDF & Mossad shirts goes viral
A photograph of Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s sons sporting IDF and Mossad t-shirts has gone viral. RT set out to verify the image and find out the story behind it.The photograph, showing Eduardo and Carlos Bolsonaro walking in Israel, is getting attention on social media in the wake of right-wing Bolsonaro’s election win. The siblings are pictured donning t-shirts advertising Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad, and the Israel Defense Forces.
rt.com/news/443215-bolsonaro-sons-idf-mossad-tshirt/

Venezuela really wants its $550 million worth of gold back from the Bank of England
The deepening economic crisis in Venezuela means the government really wants to repatriate its gold reserves, worth more than $500 million.Reuters reported on Monday that Venezuelan authorities had approached the Bank of England about getting back approximately 15 tons of gold bullion held in the bank's vaults. It's common for emerging-market governments to store gold within the central banks of more developed economies.
businessinsider.com/venezuela-asks-bank-of-england-to-return-550-million-of-gold-2018-11

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Iconic Palestinian protester shot in Gaza
Multiple reports from Gaza say that the 20-year-old protester photographed last month with a slingshot and a Palestinian flag was among those injured by Israeli troops in the most recent protests.A'ed Abu Amro was among those injured by Israeli sniper fire on Monday, according to multiple activists and journalists reporting from the area. Photos show him being carried away on a stretcher.
rt.com/news/443156-iconic-gaza-palestinian-shot/

Voters in South Carolina say voting machines changed their choices
Officials in Richland County, S.C., are looking into reports by voters that their voting machines were selecting the opposite candidates they chose.
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Facebook Blocks More Than 100 Accounts, Citing Possible Foreign Influence
On the eve of midterm elections, Facebook said Monday that it had blocked 115 social media accounts after receiving a warning from federal law enforcement officials of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" that could be linked to foreign entities.
npr.org/2018/11/06/664610468/facebook-blocks-more-than-100-accounts-citing-possible-foreign-influence

European Commission Approves Disney’s $71 Billion Acquisition Of Fox, With Conditions
European antitrust regulators approved the Walt Disney Co.’s $71.3-billion offer to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets today, on the condition that it sell its stake in certain television channels in Europe.Disney will have to divest its interests in History, H2, Crime & Investigation, Blaze and Lifetime in the European Economic Area (EEA) to avoid harming competition following its purchase from Fox.
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'Absolute Fraud': After Billions in Taxpayer Subsidies Championed by Trump, Ryan, and Walker, Foxconn to Import Chinese Workers for Wisconsin Jobs
Wisconsin's Koch-funded Republican Gov. Scott Walker lavished the Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn with over four billion in taxpayer subsidies last year in a deal that he claimed would create 13,000 jobs in the state, but that agreement is increasingly looking like a massive con-job amid new reports on Tuesday that Foxconn is planning to bring in Chinese workers to fill spots that the governor insisted would be filled by Wisconsinites.
commondreams.org/news/2018/11/06/absolute-fraud-after-billions-taxpayer-subsidies-championed-trump-ryan-and-walker

Sears boss Eddie Lampert accused of possibly profiting from retailer's decline
Sears Holdings chairman and investor Eddie Lampert may have profited from the company's plunge into bankruptcy, a group of creditors alleged Tuesday.A committee organized to represent the retailer's unsecured creditors in court accused Lampert and his hedge fund ESL Investments of potentially structuring deals to gain an unfair edge as the company declined.They "may have exercised undue influence to siphon value away from the Company on favorable terms," the creditors group said in a court filing.
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China central bank official says yuan internationalisation is market-driven
Internationalisation of China’s yuan is market-driven, a monetary policy official of China’s central bank said Tuesday, in a speech originally prepared for the central bank’s deputy governor.“Yuan internationalisation is a natural process driven by the market, and its basic motivation is real demand from trade and investment,” said Huo Yingli, director general of the Monetary Policy Department II of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC).
reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-yuan/china-central-bank-official-says-yuan-internationalisation-is-market-driven-idUSKCN1NB076

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inb4 Body Oder calls it "anti-imperialist"
That sounds so much nicer than, "The E.U. needs an expeditionary military to secure resources and economic hedgemony. Also, my buddies in the weapons manufacturing industry need business."

OP/ED

Republican Barbarity, Democratic Incompetence
If Democrats don't perform well today, they'll only have themselves to blame.
jacobinmag.com/2018/11/midterm-elections-republicans-democrats-trump

The specter of Marx haunts the American ruling class
Last month, the Council of Economic Advisers, an agency of the Trump White House, released an extraordinary report titled “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism.” The report begins with the statement: “Coincident with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse. Detailed policy proposals from self-declared socialists are gaining support in Congress and among much of the younger electorate."The very fact that the US government officially acknowledges a growth of popular support for socialism, particularly among the nation’s youth, testifies to vast changes taking place in the political consciousness of the working class and the terror this is striking within the ruling elite.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/06/pers-n06.html

An Anarchist Response to “Harm-Reduction Voting”
As this year’s midterm election approaches, even anarchists are heading to the polls, and many are doing so thanks to the logic of harm-reduction voting, which is the latest rebranding of “lesser-evil voting.”. Separate from electoral concerns, the harm-reduction philosophy has roots in the social justice movement for the rights of drug users. One of the movement’s main principles is the understanding that while drug-use is dangerous, it is inevitable, and that there are some ways of using drugs that are safer than others. Needle exchanges are an example of harm-reduction in practice. In line with this principle, some voters are choosing to enact their limited power in a an oppressive system by voting for the candidates they hope are least likely to fuck up the world.
itsgoingdown.org/anarchist-response-to-harm-reduction-voting/

lel they still haven't learned
Macraon Chacaron is like a Pre-Heresy in-character Colbert

Damn, the CIA is really pissed off about that Marble Framework leak.

Why are liberals still going apeshit over alleged Russian meddling? No one gives a shit about that, except the rich bourgeois demoshit dickheads. Move the fuck on already. If anything, Russian factchecked the demoturds corruption.


So now Mexico will becoma america's Sweden? Flooding countries with immigrants fixes absolutely nothing. Guns fixed tyranny back in the day, not unlimited immigration.


Fuck. I really wanted the US to die off. We deserve to go the way of the dinosaur.


Fuck Israel and zionists.


"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal" - Emma Goldman.


Muh rooskies REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


All hail dear leader Trump! Yet another shill for porky!


Democrats and Republicans are both the party of the bourgeoisie. Why would they give a shit about some poor fucks like us?

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Yeah I noticed this too. They are mocked as leftist wellfare queens. Who ever was behind the PR of it all, good job.

Zig Forums is only anti-Israel in name only. They don't care.

Good thing the sanctions came right on time. Otherwise England would look like a villain not giving them their Gold back because they spent it already on something else

There are just too many foreigners. Especially in foreign countries. How can a global corporation keep tabs on that shit, expect banning all foreign accounts?

Nothing. It is a convenient excuse for a pork-laden arms build-up.

Shit

Lol, Europe doesn’t have the warrior culture Russia and America have. Most people in Western Europe are open Pacifists. This “European Army” shit is a meme.

Wtf

Why was it there in the first place?

Remember some years ago when people called you a crack-pot conspiracy theorist for ever worrying that an EU army could possibly exist?
Weird

why? it was always on the cards and now that its greatest opponent (the UK) is out of the picture it was bound to turn up. especially since the NATO guarantee seems to be wavering

yet another example of wsws being irrelevant, i thought the whole point of trots was that they didn't automatically side with assange and his type if it means a chance to shit on america

What does it mean to "side with Assage"?

basically just parroting the republican line of "no collusion" and yeah, you can make this about all the meddling america has done in other countries, or that establishment democrats have seized on it as the only reason they lost in 2016, but all that really does is bolster the arguments of this international network of reactionaries and their enablers

You mean the network America operates? Because that's the only relevant one as long as America controls the globe.

There was no collusion by any standard you'd apply to a bourgeois democracy. Hell, what the Clintons did with Russia was probably weighing heavier. Just stop with the muh Russia/yas queen bullshit.

Why does every investigative journalist who is critical of the political mainstream publicly denounce Russia to not be called a Putin troll? Assange can expose the shitlibs all he wants, he does not need to do the same shit for Russia, especially since the MSM is full of anti-Russia pieces every day. If you want a hateboner for Putin, open any fucking newspaper at the kiosk. This is some psycho-pass shit, where your pass becomes greener the more anti-Russia pieces you publish.

That's the neoliberal establishment you idiot. Russia supports left-wing movements too if it is in their interest. All they are concerned about it weakening the US hegemony, they would have support Sanders if he ran against Bush jr. or Marco Rubio. Also:
Smells like reddit trash to me.

no one country has or ever could control the globe


well im sorry for having higher standards than that

if there is such a thing, its not reactionary, in that "neoliberalism" is just a nice way of saying late stage capitalism

yeah if anything that's a bigger problem than their support for fascism

so why is it so hard to believe they'd do something like this

So you are a liberal? You want liberal democracy to be the gold standard where everybody is uncorrupt, fair, and democratic in your fairytale land? Words have to be put into context and all you are doing is applying bourgeois legal positivism to an issue that isn't even an issue.

Untrue. Beginning with Reagan and Thatcher, neoliberalism can be identified as a tendency within liberalism. I doubt you could even define what "late stage capitalism" means.

I personally don't have a problem with that. In capitalism, we all need patrons. redfish is a really cool channel that travels the world and report about hard-left and pro-worker issues. They actually go into the Phillipinian jungle and stay with the NPA, they actually go to Nicaragua and report about the clashes there. I don't give a shit that they get their money from the Kremlin because they are interested in undermining American hegemony.

Because it doesn't matter, because I don't care about American nationalism, American chauvinism or if Trump is a "traitor" or whatever. America's interference in elections is far far greater than anything Russia ever did, and the fact that only this rustles your jimmies means you have a particular bias against Russians, the same way Nazis have a bias if there is corruption amongst rich Jews, etc. - as some other poster said, all they did was factchecking the libshits.

Have people, no, creatures like you ever actually seen the charges formally leveled at Russia? Not the completely baseless garbage the FBI/CIA don't even pretend they have any hard evidence for (FSB troll farms, remote controlled voting machines, DNC leaks being external hacks, etc.), the actual charges in official documents.

Those charges, the ones people are actually being "investigated" for are:
The entire "Russia story" is the nothingest nothingburger in the history of bread & circus politics since the Lewinsky "scandal". The only reason Trump is still playing along with the dog and pony show, much like the reason he hasn't thrown the book at the DNC's blatant election sabotage, is because it's the perfect vehicle to keep subhumans like you from fixing your own stupid shit and concentrating on any of the thousand and one blatant cases of genuine treason that would indict the entire administration including most of your own talking heads.


Much earlier than that, back in the 1930s. It typically encompasses three goals:
And overlaps with Austrian school "economists" such as Rothbard and Mises.

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Reminder that 'foreign interference' means 'anyone and anything that deviates from MSNBC's corporate script'

You don't have any standards you gullible imbecile.

The trend of deregulation really started with Carter.

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read it again moron

an increasingly globalised world that makes traditional socdem policies unviable

congratulations

facts don't care about your feelings


lol nice prose retard

almost like building a complex case that involves foreign espionage takes time

welcome to 2018, where internet ancoms defend the good name of cunts like paul manafort, who incidentally made his career working for anticommunist tyrants with links to the cia


actually im probably the only one here with standards


really you could take it back to nixon ending bretton woods, but that would require people think for themselves instead of falling back on existing narratives


epic