News 2/25

After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.
Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland.

Pence On Venezuela: 'We Will Keep Standing Until Your Libertad Is Restored'
Vice President Pence traveled to Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday and urged regional leaders to support Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, vowing that the U.S. will stand with the opposition leader "until your libertad is restored."

‘Danger & restraint’: Neither India nor Pakistan want to start nuclear war, former leaders insist
Despite tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors having reached dangerous levels following the deadly blast in Kashmir, a war between India and Pakistan is highly unlikely, former leaders of the two states have stressed.

Okinawa rejects new US military base but Abe vows to push on
Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has vowed to push on with the controversial relocation of a US military base in Okinawa, hours after the island’s voters overwhelmingly rejected the move in a referendum.

Sao Paulo teachers, public workers strike against attack on pensions in Brazil
Teachers in São Paulo, the largest city in the Americas, have been on strike since February 4—the beginning of the school year—in opposition to a pension reform that was introduced by right-wing Mayor Bruno Covas (PSDB) and passed by City Council at the end of December 2018.

US warships just sailed through the Taiwan Strait again, ignoring China's repeated warnings
Two US Navy warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, sending a message to Beijing, which has warned the US to "tread lightly" in the closely-watched waterway.

UK Labour to support a second Brexit referendum – Jeremy Corbyn
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that his party will either table or support an amendment backing a second Brexit referendum this week.Corbyn said that he would support a new referendum to avoid a "damaging Tory Brexit" and accused May of "recklessly running down the clock" in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her "botched deal" or a "disastrous no deal" scenario.

As Venezuela descends into chaos, Marco Rubio posts bloody tweet and highlights alleged poisoning of opposition lawmaker
In another tweet, directly following one about the "#MaduroCrimeFamily," Rubio posted uncaptioned before and after picture of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, with the before showing a photo of him in power, and the after showing him beaten to a bloody pulp.

86% Votes For New Constitution in Cuba
Cuba's referendum on the New Constitution was announced Monday through a press conference. According to preliminary results, 85.86 percent voted yes for the new constitution.The vote took place Sunday in the country where around 84.1 percent of the electorate exercised their right to vote.

Boris Nemtsov: Thousands march against Vladimir Putin in memory of slain Russian opposition leader
Thousands of Russian protesters gathered in Moscow to march against president Vladimir Putin and honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Protesters carried portraits of the murdered politician on Sunday and marched behind a banner reading: “We have given Russia away to the crooks, it’s time to take it back.”

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Please just do it Vlad

Vova pls, don't be a pussy

US-DPRK summit this week from Wed-Thurs
I don't think anything will come from it other than some vague reassurances and based Kim improving the DPRK's image at american expense

Press the button already. End the suffering.

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Bernie Sanders Says 1,000,000 People Have Signed Up as Campaign Volunteers
While the campaign generated headlines last week by raising nearly $6 million in its first 24 hours—including approximately $600,000 in recurring monthly giving—hitting its volunteer goal in less than six days shows that there's plenty of energy among the progressive base of his supporters.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) on Sunday compared himself to victims of lynching amid accusations that he sexually assaulted two women.“I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” Fairfax said in the state Senate, according to The Associated Press. He was referencing legislation passed expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.

Judge Rules Male-Only Draft Violates Constitution
Requiring only men to register for the draft is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.The Military Selective Service Act states that men in the U.S. ages 18 through 25 must register in case the country needs a military draft. Women face no such requirement. On Friday, a federal judge in Texas ruled that a males-only draft violates the equal protection provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

Illinois and New Jersey governors sign $15 minimum wage into law
Last Tuesday, the Democratic governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, signed into law a bill that will raise the minimum wage in the state to $15 an hour by 2025. The first increase from the current minimum wage of $8.25—a hike to $9.25—is set to take place January 1, 2020, followed by another one-dollar raise in July of 2020. Pritzker, a former venture capitalist whose estimated net worth is $3.5 billion.

Poor People’s Campaign to hold bus tours of poverty areas
The Poor People’s Campaign will hold bus tours of poverty-stricken areas in more than 20 states to call attention to “what the national emergencies really are” in the wake of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration over the U.S.-Mexico border, a leader of the campaign says.

Trump administration to create panel to deny climate change facts almost all scientists agree on
he Trump administration is reportedly ready to set up a panel to reconsider and possibly change the US government’s position on climate change.A committee working under the National Security Council (NSC) would include sceptics who have questioned the scientific consensus on manmade global warming, administration officials have revealed.

Trump Jr: Feds using “Stalinist’ tactics against family
President Donald Trump’s eldest son says federal authorities are using “Stalinist” tactics as they investigate the president’s inaugural committee and family enterprise.Donald Trump Jr. told “Fox & Friends” in an interview Monday that the investigation is “as political as it gets.” He says the “dream” of federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York is to “try to find something to get Trump,” adding: “It’s that old Stalinist tactic, you know?”

American millennials are saddled with more than $1 trillion in debt — and student loans make up the biggest share
Young Americans have yet another thing to worry about: debt.According to figures from the New York Federal Reserve Consumer Credit Panel, Americans ages 18 to 29 had debt exceeding $1 trillion at the end of 2018.

How North Korea’s Economy Defies Sanctions
The U.S. has been leading a world-wide campaign to pressure North Korea into giving up its nuclear arsenal through an increasingly stringent sanctions regime. Available evidence suggests it’s not working.Economic indicators show day-to-day commerce in the country has remained resilient. And many residents, having lived through much harsher conditions in the 1990s, appear to be adapting as market forces take deeper root, according to three dozen defectors, humanitarian workers, government officials and other visitors interviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Rubio needs to be shoot


All roads lead to Russia for unhinged hysterics in UK media (by George Galloway)
A fortnight ago, the Mail on Sunday devoted over 12 pages to the destruction of Jeremy Corbyn in one of the biggest misfires in media history. It returned like a dog to its own vomit last weekend with more tales from the east.This time, the main target was not Labour leader Corbyn but his right-hand man Seumas Milne (full disclosure: Milne has been a close friend of mine since the 1970s), the Labour Party’s director of communications and strategy.The top line was – in the mouth of Sir Richard Dearlove, the disgraced former head of the British Iraq-War security services – that unless Corbyn ditched Milne, neither the US nor other “allied” countries would share information with the UK under a Corbyn premiership, which would thereby be rendered impossible. The implication was that the Privy Council would advise the Queen to select someone else instead of the winner of the election!

The Banality of Empire
This month freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar questioned Trump’s nominee for envoy to Venezuela, Elliot Abrams. While her interrogation was somewhat tepid in regard to American imperialism (she said “no one disputes” that the US goal has always been to support democracy and defend human rights), she did bring up the role of the US in the massacres in El Salvador in the 1980s. Massacres in which Abrams is implicated. It was also instructive in that it provided a visual to how deeply debased the American political landscape actually is. Abrams is a Presidential pardoned liar who provided cover for some of the most heinous war crimes of the 20th century. That he has reemerged again to lead a coup against the democratically elected government of yet another Latin American country is testament to the banality of American Empire and how uninterested it is in its own history or unending brutality and corruption.

Skilling Released from Prison After A Decade of Doing Time : A Reminder of a Not So Distant Past, When the Rule of Law Applied to Corporate CEOs
On Friday, the Grey Lady reported: Jeffrey Skilling, Former Enron Chief, Released After 12 Years in Prison:Jeffrey K. Skilling, the former chief executive of Enron whose lies contributed to the sudden collapse of the energy company in one of the country’s most high-profile cases of corporate fraud, was released from federal custody on Thursday after serving more than 12 years in prison, the federal authorities said.Younger readers may be amazed to hear about a time not so very long ago and in a place much nearer than a galaxy far, far away, where the US Department of Justice (DoJ) – now openly derided by practicing lawyers as the Department of Jokes – prosecuted and jailed corporate officers who allowed criminal activity to occur on their watch.Not only Skilling, but Enron’s founder and chairman, Kenneth Lay, and its CFO, Andrew Fastow, were sentenced to prison terms — although Lay died before he was able to serve his time.

I don't know why he wants to be associated with Islamic extremist executioners, or that he thought that was a good thing even to American conservative or his standards.
Public hang drawn and quartered with military tribunal broadcasted on international television.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has stepped down
Should we be concerned? What will Iran do? He was extremely based.

is there anymore info on this constitution, is it good?

Lmao did that fucker just want to try out the one Spanish word he knew?

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All I know is that the new constitution recognizes private property and puts age limits on those elected.

Does anyone have statistics on campaign volunteer count throughout the 20th and 21st century? This is the kind of political mobilization you'd expect of the 1930s.


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Ebin :DDD

Didn't the people also vote to keep the word communism in the constitution too?

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shut the fuck up socdem

Lighten up bruh