Daily News Thread 5/31

Assad demands US leave Syria, vows to retake US-backed lands by force if needed

President Bashar al-Assad said the United States should learn the lesson of Iraq and withdraw from Syria, and promised to recover areas of the country held by U.S.-backed militias through negotiations or force.

US tariffs: Steel and aluminium levies slapped on key allies

The US said a 25% tax on steel and 10% tax on aluminium from the EU, Mexico and Canada will start at midnight.

Trump pardons conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza

President Donald Trump has issued a pardon to conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted in 2014 of violating campaign finance laws.

Lithuania and Romania complicit in CIA torture - European court

European judges have ruled that Lithuania and Romania violated the rights of two al-Qaeda terror suspects by allowing the CIA to torture them.

Greece: Tens of Thousands Strike Against Austerity Measures

Over ten thousand Greek workers, including youths and pensioners, took to streets on Wednesday holding banners reading "No!" and "They have crushed our lives!" to protest a wave of austerity measures that have gripped the country for several years now.

Friends in Ethnic Cleansing: Myanmar and Israel Sign Education Deal to Rewrite History

Controlling how history is taught also gives you control over how people think about their past and present, and the Israeli and Myanmar governments are well aware of that.

Mexico: 20,000 Suffer Physically, Financially from MS: Experts

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an incurable neurological disease, affects 2.3 million people around the world, between 50,000 to 100,000 Latin Americans, and as many as 20,000 Mexicans, experts say.

Protesters in San Francisco dumped a huge pile of scooters in the street and blocked 11 tech buses — and then things got tense

Anti-tech demonstrators in San Francisco on Thursday used piles of electric scooters to block shuttles carrying Google employees to protest what they see as the failure of the tech industry and lawmakers to address the city's income inequality and sizable homeless population.

A small military contract started an internal war at Google that's tearing the company apart

A senior Google scientist once warned in an email that winning a military artificial-intelligence contract would spark a controversy beyond the company's control.

Jury clears deputy in fatal shooting, awards victim's family $4

A federal jury has cleared a deputy of using excessive force in the 2014 shooting death of Gregory Hill Jr. and awarded $4 to Hill's family, a family lawyer said.

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Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America

Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual lynchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean

Right-populist threat increases

As stock exchanges are rattled and EU politicians worry over the survival of the euro, Toby Abse warns the left against treating our enemy’s enemy as our friend

Space policy directive 2

Donald Trump has signed a presidential directive designed to boost US space commerce and fend off any challenge from China

French rail workers protest privatization plans

Rail workers were sympathetic to the Socialist Equality Party’s call for the formation of committees of action to unify the struggles against President Macron.

Links 5/31/18


Can we expect a revolution in Greece soon? The people there have either gone far left or far right, and the country has a strong anarchist movement (which is what we need here in the states).

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I'm struggling to believe that america is a real place

the """best""" part

a revolution in greece would probably be swiftly crushed by european oligarchs

would still be interesting to see how it plays out though

America is a historical abomination and will not exist by the end of the century.

Hahaha, Euro-American Split soon

Based Greeks

Guess Isreal is now “Anti-Imperalist”

Holy Shit, Burgers are doing something Class Conscious

Neoliberals in my opion are a bigger threat than non-neoliberal right wingers. Because non-neoliberal right wingers, at least in Europe is just one Norwegian guy in Rural South France.

Here’s my prediction, American companies will set up a colony on Mars be 2070. Burgers will beg=come class conscious by 2100. And there will be a revolution soon after and all the Burger Porkies will lead a government in Exile on Mars.

Paris Commune 2.0

These don't exist user. It's just like how fashies back in the 30s pretended to be all socialist-like but were really porky as fuck. It's the same grift really. In reality it's just the national bourg getting antsy about losing out on the global economy.

I can't tell you how much I hope you're right.

What will replace it though?


Fucking based Cops kill a father, and pay $4 in damages.

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Reminder at the tail end of WWII, the British occupation of Greece did the equivalent of putting the Vichy government back in power to massacre the Free French.

Nick Landian Thinking Machines

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As a world power or as the country that controls the territory? In the case of the latter it will probably be a group of smaller countries made from the population and institutions of former states, same as what happens to every power that collapses.

That the U.S. can roll into a country with gigantic oil reserves, force a regime change, give the oil fields to the President's favorite energy corporation, and bleed the country dry while leaving all the actual rebuilding and governance to proxies? I don't think that Assad should want them to learn that particular lesson.

I don't think you've been paying attention to the news lately user.


This is that Doctor Who that these internet "nerds" have been gushing over? It's hot garbage but not even in a so bad it's good kind of way.

I hope he takes the right option and save thousands of lives

Cyberpunk fiction is dead.