News 3/21

Anthony Thompson
Anthony Thompson

New Zealand bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre
New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-shootout-ardern-guncontrol/new-zealand-bans-semi-automatic-and-assault-rifles-after-mass-shooting-idUSKCN1R205Z?il=0

Macron to deploy French army against “yellow vest” protests
After Wednesday’s meeting of the council of ministers, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux announced that President Emmanuel Macron would activate army units during this weekend’s “yellow vest” protests. This is the first time since the 1954–1962 war in Algeria that the army is to be mobilized in police operations on French soil against the population.
wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/21/macr-m21.html

Kachin women from Myanmar 'raped until they get pregnant' in China
Burmese and Chinese authorities are turning a blind eye to a growing trade in women from Myanmar’s Kachin minority, who are taken across the border, sold as wives to Chinese men and raped until they become pregnant, a report claims.
theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/21/kachin-women-from-myanmar-raped-until-they-get-pregnant-in-china

The EU to offer short Brexit delay if MPs back Theresa May's deal
The European Union is set to agree to give the United Kingdom a short delay to Brexit — but only if members of the UK Parliament vote for Theresa May's deal next week.The UK is currently due to leave the EU in on March 29.
businessinsider.com/brexit-delay-eu-may-if-mps-vote-for-theresa-may-deal-2019-3

Guaidó Says Venezuelan Agents Detained His Chief Of Staff In Pre-Dawn Raid
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Thursday that government agents detained his chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, in an overnight raid. Describing what he called a kidnapping, Guaidó said weapons had been planted at Marrero's house and that he should be freed immediately.
npr.org/2019/03/21/705420840/guaido-says-venezuelan-agents-detained-his-chief-of-staff-in-pre-dawn-raid

Ex-Brazilian President Michel Temer Arrested Over Corruption
A task force for the Lavo Jato corruption case has arrested Michel Temer, the former president of Brazil Thursday morning. Agents also have a warrant out for former Minister of Energy and Mining Moreira Franco.
telesurenglish.net/news/Ex-Brazilian-President-Michel-Temer-Arrested-Over-Corruption-20190321-0012.html

Nicaragua Says It Will Release Hundreds Of Detained Opposition Protesters
Nicaragua's government says it will release hundreds of opposition protesters who have been detained in the months since anti-government protests began nearly a year ago.
npr.org/2019/03/21/705392262/nicaragua-says-it-will-release-hundreds-of-detained-opposition-protesters

Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack
An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the early hours of Thursday, boosted by a possible terrorist attack this week in the city of Utrecht.
reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-election/dutch-populist-wins-provincial-elections-after-utrecht-attack-idUSKCN1R20IS?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: reuters/topNews (News / US / Top News)

Top Ukrainian justice official says US ambassador gave him a do not prosecute list
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told Hill.TV's John Solomon in an interview that aired Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch gave him a do not prosecute list during their first meeting.
thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434875-top-ukrainian-justice-official-says-us-ambassador-gave-him-a-do-not-prosecute
archive.is/wgg84

Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics
A Palestinian was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday by what a Palestinian ambulance service said was Israeli army gunfire.The Israeli military said it was checking the report.
reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence/palestinian-killed-in-west-bank-by-israeli-gunfire-palestinian-medics-idUSKCN1R12UV

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npr.org/2019/03/20/705090399/u-s-airstrikes-in-somalia-may-amount-to-war-crimes-says-rights-group
businessinsider.com/pete-buttigieg-blue-collar-jobs-white-nationalism-2019-3
rt.com/usa/454425-jewish-cemetery-vandalized-swastikas-graffiti/
wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/21/csos-m21.html
npr.org/2019/03/21/705536383/wisconsin-governors-powers-restored-after-restricted-by-lame-duck
apnews.com/3f78ede2730b4deb8ddd83d46e6d6721
npr.org/2019/03/21/705408364/nebraska-faces-over-1-3-billion-in-flood-losses
krebsonsecurity.com/2019/03/facebook-stored-hundreds-of-millions-of-user-passwords-in-plain-text-for-years/
finance.yahoo.com/news/nike-3q-2019-earnings-202422157.html
youtube.com/watch?v=FVj9AtpTZII)
nakedcapitalism.com/2019/03/u-s-oil-weapon-could-change-geopolitics-forever.html
wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/21/pers-m21.html
counterpunch.org/2019/03/20/say-it-aint-so-joe-the-latest-neoliberal-from-the-war-and-wall-street-party/
jakkkobinmag.com/2019/03/economic-planning-walmart-democracy-socialism
youtube.com/watch?v=kLlnZGj83vM

Jason Gutierrez
Jason Gutierrez

w-wow haha why is Macron bringing the army into this haha is he going to shoot them or s-something?

Sebastian Butler
Sebastian Butler

That's right, pro- I mean, my fellow Kiwis, you don't need any guns. Just turn them over to our enforc- brave police officers; they'll keep you safe.

John Foster
John Foster

Macron is about to do to the yellow vests what Assad was accused of in 2011

Caleb Jones
Caleb Jones

"Yellow vests" to be renamed "Kevlar vests".

Asher Nelson
Asher Nelson

Thesis: yellow vest
Antithesis: riot gear
Synthesis: neon yellow kevlar

Samuel Sanders
Samuel Sanders

NZ bans military weapons
France deplay army against protesters
Like pottery.

Jacob Ward
Jacob Ward

U.S. Airstrikes In Somalia May Amount To War Crimes, Says Rights Group
The United States may have committed war crimes as it bombed al-Shabab militants in Somalia, a new report Amnesty International alleges.Researchers for the human rights group investigated five U.S. airstrikes and found that they had resulted in 14 civilian deaths. The U.S. has "indiscriminately killed some of these civilians," Abdullahi Hassan, a Nairobi-based researcher for Amnesty, said in an interview.
npr.org/2019/03/20/705090399/u-s-airstrikes-in-somalia-may-amount-to-war-crimes-says-rights-group

Pete Buttigieg says 'disruption' of blue-collar industries has helped fuel white nationalism
Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, a 2020 presidential candidate, argued that a rise in white nationalism and domestic terrorism in the US is tied to economic insecurity and the transformation in blue collar industries in the US.
businessinsider.com/pete-buttigieg-blue-collar-jobs-white-nationalism-2019-3

‘This is MAGA country’: Jewish cemetery defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in MA (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Police in Massachusetts are investigating a suspected hate crime in which some 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery were defaced with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti including, “Expel the Jew,” and “Heil Hitler.”Dozens of graves were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Fall River some time between Saturday evening and Sunday morning in what has already been described as “an inexcusable act of anti-Semitic hatred.”
rt.com/usa/454425-jewish-cemetery-vandalized-swastikas-graffiti/

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians strike in its second week
The strike by Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musicians is now in its second week with management cancelling performances through March 25. Little progress in negotiations has been reported and musicians conjecture online that the strike may go on for weeks or months. In 1982 the Chicago musicians conducted a 21-day strike and a 15-day strike in 1991.
wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/21/csos-m21.html

Judge Restores Wisconsin Governor's Powers, Strikes Down GOP Laws
A judge has struck down the laws that Wisconsin Republicans passed in December's lame-duck session of the state's Legislature, restoring powers to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, if only temporarily.
npr.org/2019/03/21/705536383/wisconsin-governors-powers-restored-after-restricted-by-lame-duck

The Latest: Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes
A Florida man has pleaded guilty to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.Cesar Sayoc entered the plea Thursday before a federal judge in New York.He had been scheduled to go on trial this summer on charges that he mailed explosives to 16 targets, including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, the billionaire George Soros, several members of congress and the actor Robert De Niro.
apnews.com/3f78ede2730b4deb8ddd83d46e6d6721

Nebraska Faces Over $1.3 Billion In Flood Losses
The "bomb cyclone" that swept through the Midwest this week has caused more than $1 billion of flood damage in Nebraska, the state's governor said Wednesday. At least three people have been killed in Nebraska and Iowa.
npr.org/2019/03/21/705408364/nebraska-faces-over-1-3-billion-in-flood-losses

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years
Hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees — in some cases going back to 2012, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Facebook says an ongoing investigation has so far found no indication that employees have abused access to this data.
krebsonsecurity.com/2019/03/facebook-stored-hundreds-of-millions-of-user-passwords-in-plain-text-for-years/

Nike's North American sales disappoint, shares fall
Nike (NKE) reported North American sales that fell short of consensus expectations, overshadowing better-than-expected earnings results and sending shares lower in extended trading.Sales in North America, Nike’s largest market, grew 7% to $3.81 billion in the third quarter, reversing a 6% decline in the year-ago quarter. However, sales in the region were below the $3.85 billion expected by analysts ahead of results.
finance.yahoo.com/news/nike-3q-2019-earnings-202422157.html

Matthew Davis
Matthew Davis

Don't know how to feel about this, I'm French living in Paris and will obviously go protest Saturday with the yellow vests; in one hand the State using the military against a social movement like in the Algerian War or in the XIXth century will obviously further radicalise the yellow vests and the French in general (in a recent poll 39% of the French population think a revolution is necessary), in the other hand, I don't want to get shot.
I guess the dialectics are in motion and I can't fight it.

Elijah Thomas
Elijah Thomas

get shot for your niggas it's all worth it

Bentley Nguyen
Bentley Nguyen

Just make sure your last words are to tell the boys on leftypol so we can mourn you

John Brooks
John Brooks

You still have Friday to shop for armor. Remember, you need steel plates to stop rifle rounds.

Brody Murphy
Brody Murphy

this, scream "FUCK IDPOL" right as your chest is being filled with bullets

Ian Ramirez
Ian Ramirez

Don't die user

Jeremiah Gonzalez
Jeremiah Gonzalez

"WE'RE COMIN' BUCKOS!"

Leo Williams
Leo Williams

POLICE ASSAULT IN PROGRESS

Cameron Baker
Cameron Baker

I already got chemical burns on my face from last Saturday because the police used a new tear powder that is 200 times more potent than the normal tear gases.
(see youtube.com/watch?v=FVj9AtpTZII)
This won't deter me from participating next Saturday because it's the chance of a lifetime, but it's getting kind of stressful, to say the least, to go on protests.
The only thing I ask from you, my comrades of Zig Forums, is the promise that if anything happens in your country similar to the yellow vest movement, you'll be out in the streets, agitating and organising.
I hope I'm not being too melodramatic, I shouldn't forget I'm posting in a Cambodian knitting enthusiasts mailing list.

Parker Miller
Parker Miller

OP/ED

U.S. ‘’Oil Weapon’’ Could Change Geopolitics Forever
In a dynamic that shows just how far U.S. oil production has come in recent years, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Monday that in the last two months of 2018, the U.S. Gulf Coast exported more crude oil than it imported.Monthly net trade of crude oil in the Gulf Coast region (the difference between gross exports and gross imports) fell from a high in early 2007 of 6.6 million b/d of net imports to 0.4 million b/d of net exports in December 2018. As gross exports of crude oil from the Gulf Coast hit a record 2.3 million b/d, gross imports of crude oil to the Gulf Coast in December—at slightly less than 2.0 million b/d—were the lowest level since March 1986.Monthly net trade of crude oil in the Gulf Coast region (the difference between gross exports and gross imports) fell from a high in early 2007 of 6.6 million b/d of net imports to 0.4 million b/d of net exports in December 2018. As gross exports of crude oil from the Gulf Coast hit a record 2.3 million b/d, gross imports of crude oil to the Gulf Coast in December—at slightly less than 2.0 million b/d—were the lowest level since March 1986.
nakedcapitalism.com/2019/03/u-s-oil-weapon-could-change-geopolitics-forever.html

The Boeing disasters: 346 more victims of capitalism
In the wake of two deadly airplane crashes that have killed 346 people, it has become clear that executives at aerospace giant Boeing repeatedly subordinated basic considerations of safety to profit, aided and abetted by the federal government.The first disaster occurred on October 29, when a Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Lion Air crashed thirteen minutes after leaving Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 189 people. That same plane only narrowly averted disaster a day earlier, Bloomberg reported this week, when a third, off-duty pilot who happened to be on the flight, intervened under similar conditions that ultimately caused the crash.Less than five months later, on March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed about six minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing a further 157 men, women and children.Beginning on March 11, every country in the world grounded the 737 Max 8, citing overwhelming safety concerns. The United States was the final holdout, but it grounded the aircraft on March 13.
wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/21/pers-m21.html

“Say It Ain’t So, Joe:” the Latest Neoliberal from the War and Wall Street Party
Like an annoying rash that could become dangerous, the Wall Street and war wing of the Democratic Party is back for yet another reprise in its run in the 2020 presidential primary and election. Think these representatives of wealth and war and power went away with the mid-evening swing toward doom of the New York Times polls on election night 2016? Think again… Hillary Clinton has been supplanted by Joe Biden. Power and wealth will not give up because those forces have an almost psychopathic hold on a wing of the Democratic Party, like an out-of-control vehicle careening to certain doom down a mountainside.In the 1970s, Biden was a fierce opponent of school busing toward the end of eliminating segregation in schools (”As Joe Biden Hints at presidential Run, Andrew Cockburn Looks at His ‘Disastrous Legislative Legacy,’” Democracy Now, March 13, 2019).
counterpunch.org/2019/03/20/say-it-aint-so-joe-the-latest-neoliberal-from-the-war-and-wall-street-party/

Yes, a Planned Economy Can Actually Work
Mega-companies like Amazon and Walmart are already using large-scale central planning. We can wield that tool for good. Socialists need to renew our embrace of democratic planning and fight for a real alternative to capitalism.
jakkkobinmag.com/2019/03/economic-planning-walmart-democracy-socialism

Aaron Stewart
Aaron Stewart

good luck user

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Gavin Ward
Gavin Ward

Stay safe my man. Our time will come.

Jacob Watson
Jacob Watson

I admire your bravery to go out there even with the stress. Hope you are safe now and during the protest. we will be rooting for you lad.

Christopher Kelly
Christopher Kelly

I'll drink to your good health tonight lad

Alexander Reyes
Alexander Reyes

I don't think I am really courageous, that's not false humility but an objective fact.
However, the Mexicans auto workers who went on strike in Matamoros, the anarcho-syndicalist in Bangladesh, the militant socialist and communist in India or Dengist China (inb4 I get banned) or even the French communist who resisted the Nazi in WWII, are the truly courageous ones and inspire me to risk a fraction of what they risked everyday of their life not only on Saturday.
I will stop here, I don't want to derail the thread.
But thank you for your kind words, comrades from all over the world.

Camden Parker
Camden Parker

Oh, and I forgot the most important thing :
Thank you based news user!

Justin Cox
Justin Cox

they shot protesters and arrested kids already

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Jaxon Bailey
Jaxon Bailey

Nothing but respect user. I for one promise.

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Benjamin Ross
Benjamin Ross

Is there anything foreigners can do to help the protests?

Samuel Morgan
Samuel Morgan

I guess fighting against bourgeois propaganda in your country (e.g. all yellow vests are fascists, racist etc…) and informing people around you about what's really happening, about the repression and police brutality yellow vests are facing.

Anthony Peterson
Anthony Peterson

That's what I've been doing, and periodically I see other people share yellow vest stuff too. Though they are mostly liberals and share articles about how "they don't want you to know" about the rad brass orchestra that was playing to the cops on some streetcorner in Marseille, or shit like that. IRL people are receptive though and some people, even completely non-political, get pumped as fuck as I just talk to them about what the GJ have faced and how they're still going and radicalising. I'm in a nordic SocDem country, and people here have been so sedated, that a real example of a working people rising up is like a shot of adrenaline.

You're carrying a torch user, stay safe!

Lincoln Reyes
Lincoln Reyes

If the yellow vests have enough numbers, then they should just stop being cucks and go for the kill. Guillotine Macron, kill Le Pen and butcher the french army.
If they don't, idk. Focus on gathering more people to the cause.

John Johnson
John Johnson

Comrade, I swear to you upon the graves of every revolutionary martyr, that if ever such an event happens in the States that I will go at the first sign and leave only in cuffs or bodybag.

Christopher King
Christopher King

and butcher the french army.
With what? Broken wine bottles?

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Evan Perez
Evan Perez

nice try, fbi

Logan James
Logan James

good luck, famalam

Gabriel Turner
Gabriel Turner

I was participating in the Athenian riots of December 2008. I was 18 back then, shit was pretty dangerous but I was fine in the end.

Keep calm and stay with your comrades, never stay alone or you will be easy target for arrest. It doesn't matter whether you did anything or not, cops are simply looking to make a certain number of arrests so they can show their superiors.

Ian Nelson
Ian Nelson

that if ever such an event happens in the States that I will go at the first sign and leave only in cuffs or bodybag.
well this is vacuously true, so I believe you, user :D

Angel Watson
Angel Watson

I think you just described a French Molotov

Jaxson Morgan
Jaxson Morgan

Hear hear comrade

Lincoln James
Lincoln James

Be brave comrade, brave like your forefathers storming the Bastille. Statistically speaking you’re probably be fine, even if the worst happens like the troops firing on the crowd.

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Joseph Nguyen
Joseph Nguyen

This. The souls of the sans-culottes and the others are with you, whether you live or die, succeed or fail! Onwards!

Justin Sanchez
Justin Sanchez

youtube.com/watch?v=kLlnZGj83vM

netanyahu's most likely successor openly embraces fascism in her election campaign. she wants to reform the courts in israel, that is getting rid of independent judges etc.

i wouldnt be surprised when our liberals and conservatives come out of the closet as well soon. liberals, conservatives and reactionaries will fall in line with fascism as they did under hitler, mussolini, franco etc. already. no i'm not an antisemite (rosa and marx were jewish ffs) but yes, i believe zionists do have that much political influence in europe and they are utter, utter cancer. all those neo-fascist "alt-right" parties who magically popped up around the same time might be a zionist 5th column in europe.

Sebastian Miller
Sebastian Miller

TAKE UP ARMS / DO EVERYTHING TO MAKE THEIR USE UNNECESSARY / AGAINST THE ARMY, THE ONLY VICTORY AGAINST THE ARMY IS POLITICAL

Parker Reyes
Parker Reyes

It was always going to happen. Settler colonialisn combined with ethnonationalism will always end up producing fascism given enough time.

Ayden Clark
Ayden Clark

Yeah, if Bibi wins the election Israel is gonna go full captured state like Russia and Hungary.

Nathaniel Gonzalez
Nathaniel Gonzalez

neo-fascist "alt-right" parties who magically popped up around the same time might be a zionist 5th column in europe
They are definitely Zionist puppets. America's alt right are Zionist puppets too. Israel has no problem platforming radical white nationalism to achieve their ends. They have already been caught funding right wing neo-fascist in Europe.

James Morris
James Morris

Burmese and Chinese authorities are turning a blind eye to a growing trade in women from Myanmar’s Kachin minority, who are taken across the border, sold as wives to Chinese men and raped until they become pregnant, a report claims.
Is this the power of socialism?

Landon Bell
Landon Bell

Or Marxist-Leninism?

Sebastian Taylor
Sebastian Taylor

Socialism with Chinese supremacism?

Angel James
Angel James

🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧HRW🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
liberals get the bullet too

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Elijah Morales
Elijah Morales

If you live in a country with weak gun laws buy as many guns as you can and send them to France.

Elijah Lopez
Elijah Lopez

Just like when Gaddafi got black mercaneries to rape young virgin arabs amiright fellow "leftists"?

Sebastian Scott
Sebastian Scott

Implying Qaddafi ever did anything bad for his country
SHUT
THE
FUCK
UP
LIBERAL

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Easton Barnes
Easton Barnes

It was sarcasm you fucking mong.

Noah Hill
Noah Hill

Sarcasm doesn't really work online.

Caleb Miller
Caleb Miller

Did my original post look serious?

Austin Bailey
Austin Bailey

insufficient data

Adrian Carter
Adrian Carter

I’m praying for you and rest of yellow vests, user

Gabriel Fisher
Gabriel Fisher

in a recent poll 39% of the French population think a revolution is necessary
source?
i'd love to be able to site this

Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker

it does, but it requires context and effort.
have you been to /pol/ all their posts are non-serious yet not sarcastic