News 2/16

‘I do not recognize my country’: Yellow Vests who have lost eyes, limbs demand justice from Macron
France gathered for the 15th week of Gilets Jaunes protests, with the injury toll of the worst civil unrest in decades now resembling that of a small war. Yet despite pleas from victims, Emmanuel Macron is tightening the screws.

Karl Marx's London memorial vandalised for second time
The tomb of Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery in London has been vandalised for the second time in the space of a month.The words “doctrine of hate” and “architect of genocide” were found daubed in red paint across the Grade I-listed monument in the north London graveyard on Saturday.

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid
The U.S. Air Force began flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border on Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival to leadership of the South American nation.

Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria
U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat.

Nationwide public sector strike hits Portugal
Tens of thousands of teachers, nurses, garbage collection workers and other public sector employees took part in a nationwide strike in Portugal yesterday. They are fighting against wage cuts and austerity demanded by the European Union and imposed by the Socialist Party government of Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

Iran says Pakistan to 'pay high price' over attack, warns Saudi
Iran warned neighboring Pakistan on Saturday it would “pay a heavy price” for allegedly harboring militants who killed 27 of its elite Revolutionary Guards in a suicide bombing near the border earlier this week, state television reported.

CRPF sub-inspector dies in landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Bihar’s Gaya
A CRPF sub-inspector was killed in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists during a combing operation in Bihar’s Gaya district and two hardcore Maoists making plans for disruptive acts during the Lok Sabha polls were arrested in Bhojpur district, police said on Thursday.

Latin American Social Movements Show Support to The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela
Several groups of artists, journalists, intellectuals and social groups from around Latin America have shown their support for Venezuela, its Bolivarian Government, and have rejected any interventionist acts perpetrated by the United States.

There's a cavity underneath Antarctica that's two thirds the size of Manhattan — a sign ice sheets are melting faster than we thought
Scientists have spotted a never-before-seen hole under the Antarctic ice.The cavity d is 984 feet tall and roughly two-thirds the size of Manhattan. It's a sign that this part of the Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster than experts thought.

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Former FBI deputy director confirms FBI, Justice officials discussed removing Trump
In an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” program, to be aired on Sunday, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe confirms previously published reports that he and top Justice Department officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution to remove Trump from office.

Mexico to inject $3.9 billion in Pemex, seeks to prevent credit downgrade
Mexico will inject $3.9 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a further credit downgrade, although investors saw the plan as only a short-term fix.

Meddling, anyone? Pro-Israel groups spent $22 million on lobbying & campaign contributions in 2018
Pro-Israel lobbyists funneled more than $22 million into the 2018 US election cycle, making the lobby far more active and influential than those aligned with other foreign nations, public records show.Controversy was sparked last week after freshman Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted that pro-Israel money affected the decisions of members of Congress.

Payless Shoes to Shut All U.S. Stores and Wind Down Online Operation
Payless ShoeSource, a once-popular seller of inexpensive women’s footwear and a staple in many suburban shopping malls, is closing all of its American stores.The company said on Saturday that it would begin liquidating all 2,100 of its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Payless is also winding down its online business.

PepsiCo plans layoffs, plant closures in overhaul
PepsiCo Inc. plans to shed jobs and close plants over the next few years as part of a new restructuring program, as Chief Executive Ramon Laguarta looks to make his imprint on the food and beverage company.The Purchase, N.Y., firm said Friday it expects to incur about $2.5 billion in pretax charges through 2023 from the program, designed to "leverage new technology and business models."

reminder that this is the rule of thumb for any climate change related information
shit's happening way faster than anyone thought possible

blue ocean event by 2021


Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies
It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from my position as a Political Officer with the US State Department in Afghanistan. It had been my third time to war, along with several years of working in positions effecting war policy in Washington, DC with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the State Department. My resignation in 2009 was not taken lightly by my superiors and my reasons for opposing President Obama’s “surge” in Afghanistan found support amongst both military officers and civilian officials at senior levels in Kabul and Washington.

The Return of “Judeo-Bolshevism”
In the Nazi propaganda of the interwar period, Marxism and Judaism were seen as two sides of the same coin. In a speech at the 1935 Nazi congress, entitled “Communism with the Mask Off,” Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, listed evil Jewish Marxists from Karl Marx to Ferdinand Lassalle, Leon Trotsky, Karl Radek, and Rosa Luxemburg.Just as some right-wingers consistently refer to Obama as Barack Hussein Obama, Goebbels insisted on calling Marx by the name Karl Mordechai Marx. He insisted, “It was the Jew who discovered Marxism. It is the Jew who for decades past has endeavored to stir up world revolutions through the medium of Marxism. It is the Jew who is today at the head of Marxism in all the countries of the world. Only in the brain of a nomad who is without nation, race and country could this Satanism have been hatched.”Such a connection is a well-established part of Nazi ideology. But perhaps the more surprising thing is that such views were not held by Hitler’s men alone. On the contrary, they were widespread across the European right at the time. And not least in the writings of the vehement anticommunist Winston Churchill.

Is the Opioid Overdose Crisis a Story of Supply or Demand? Depends Where You Look
Over the past two decades deaths from opioids and other drugs have grown to be a major U.S. health problem, but fatal overdose rates are much higher in some places than in others. Explanations for this variation are debated. One ongoing debate is whether geographic differences in drug mortality rates are driven mostly by opioid supply factors (Currie et al. 2018; Ruhm 2018) or socioeconomic distress, that is demand factors. (Case and Deaton 2015, 2017; Hollingsworth et al. 2017; Monnat 2018). Existing research in this area does not allow for the possibility that demand factors may matter more in some parts of the U.S. while supply factors might matter more in others. In particular, the relative contributions of economic distress and opioid supply factors in explaining variation in drug mortality rates in rural versus urban areas and across different labor markets have been ignored.In my INET paper, I use National Vital Statistics System mortality data to examine relationships between county-level non-Hispanic white drug mortality rates for 2000-02 and 2014-16 and several socioeconomic and opioid supply measures across the urban-rural continuum and within different rural labor markets. My aim is to tease out the relative contributions of socioeconomic distress and opioid supply factors on geographic variation in drug mortality rates and identify characteristics of counties bearing the heaviest drug mortality burdens.

Controlling The Message, Controlling The World: From Vietnam to Venezuela
In 1973, the Chilean Armed Forces—with support from the U.S. government, overthrew the democratically elected left-wing Unidad Popular (Popular Unity) administration of President Salvador Allende.Now, in 2019, another U.S.-backed coup is taking place in Latin America, this time against President Nicolas Maduro and the Chavismo movement.We now know from declassified documents that U.S. involvement in the 1973 Chilean coup runs very deep indeed, not just regarding CIA covert operations but instructions from then-President Richard Nixon to “make the [Chilean] economy scream” and to isolate Allende’s government diplomatically.

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I've never heard this, was that actually his middle name or did Goebbels pull it out of his ass?

Nope. Nazi bullshit as usual. It was apparently "Heinrich".

Why would him being Jewish matter at all?

Rightists have low Autism Level…

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because all people work for their own self interest and the interest of whatever group they identify with.

Identifying as jewish makes a person consciously or subconsciously work for the interest of jews at the expensive of the host population.

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there are lots of "leftists" who advocate for that sort of sexualities

Haiti is in complete revolt right now btw and US/allies are evacuating their people while the government they've propped up for 30 years appears to be imploding. I've read some things that argue it's been triggered by the events in VZ.


in other words: I'm right.


Why is self interest and racial interest one in the same?

Another fun fact, the Nazis used to refer to Roosevelt as Rosenfelt as well. Turns out your Jewish whenever you don't do they want–who could've guessed?

Its not only racial it is any group a person identifies with.
Minorities tend to have a stronger group identity than ethnic majorities.

Ngl, this is pretty heavy

Why are you faggots so happy to be exploited if the exploiter is from the same town as you?

Marx’s father’s birth name was Herschel Levi Mordechai, but he changed his name to Heinrich Marx when he converted to Lutheranism before Marx was born so he could practice law in Prussia (and he never really gave a shit about Judaism). So, “Mordechai” would have been Marx’s surname had his father not converted a couple years before his birth. Anti-communist Nazis like to refer to Marx as Mordechai because it highlights his ethnic Jewish ancestry, though I don’t believe it was ever actually his name.

On the last big piece of news like this I said Old Navy would be next, but Payless going under really is pretty big. The more "household names" that go bankrupt the harder it'll hit people.

Yeah, and right-wingers forget Marx was married in a Catholic church, to a Catholic.

Countries are for fascists.

to the neetsoc that almost as bad as being jewish

Was hitler a lawcuck?

Yeah, but blows the whole Marx as a Jew thing out of the water. Besides, Marx was an atheist, famously. Religion is incompatible with scientific socialism.

Yes like this

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That looks like some weird false flag shit. How are you going to have a "No rape apologists" sign and a no pedo bashing NAMBLA sign in the same march. But I dunno, at least a handful of them are marching without masks.

Yep it looks like a false flag because that's exactly what that was.