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Theresa May told to resign as prime minister in 'a matter of days'

Backbench Conservative MPs will meet on Tuesday afternoon to discuss plans to force Theresa May out as prime minister "within a matter of days," as anger over her decision to delay Brexit boils over.


New police crackdown in France as Macron to announce further austerity cuts

As French President Emmanuel Macron is set to announce new social attacks on the working class in a speech on Thursday, the government is stepping up its police crackdown against social opposition and “yellow vest” protesters opposing social inequality.


Silent and powerful: Nuclear underwater drone carrier set afloat – Russian MoD

The Russian Navy’s largest submarine designed to operate nuclear-tipped underwater drones, considered by experts to be a “retaliatory weapon,” was set afloat in Russia’s White Sea, according to the Ministry of Defense.


Netanyahu calls for new Golan settlement named for Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.



Sri Lanka bombings: Isis claims responsibility for deadly church and hotel attacks on Easter Sunday

Isis has claimed responsibility for bombings that left more than 300 people dead in Sri Lanka, releasing a video of the alleged attackers pledging allegiance to its leader.


Lyra McKee killing: 'New IRA' admits responsibility

The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, according to the Irish News.In a statement given to the paper the group offered "full and sincere apologies" to her family and friends.


Duterte threatens to ‘declare war’ on Canada over long-running trash dispute

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to declare war with Canada amid a long-standing diplomatic dispute between the two nations over Canadian waste that was illegally dumped in his country five years ago.


Mexico murder rate rises in first three months of 2019

The first three months of 2019 have seen a 9.6% increase in murders in Mexico, official figures suggest.The report says 8,493 people were murdered from 1 January to 31 March, a 9.6% rise from the same period in 2018.


Spain election: leaders clash on Catalonia during TV debate

On Monday night the leaders of Spain’s four main political parties went head to head in a 90-minute televised debate in which they hoped to sway the 30% of the electorate who remain undecided as the nation faces an extended period of weak coalition government and instability. The far-right Vox party was excluded on the grounds that it is not as yet represented in parliament.


Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study

The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic.



Durruti was a cool guy


Bernie Sanders slams Netanyahu's government as 'racist'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday decried the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as racist, saying Jerusalem treats Palestinians "extremely unfairly."



Leader of armed group at U.S. border boasted of assassination training: FBI

The head of an armed group that stops migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally allegedly boasted of training volunteers to kill former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an FBI agent said in court papers.


Prosecutor: Greed fueled college basketball coaches’ bribes

A scandal in which college basketball coaches were bribed to steer NBA-bound players to favored agents and money managers was motivated by greed, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday — before defense lawyers criticized the case as an FBI-led setup.


Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday.


Judge rules former Michigan Governor Snyder, EPA can be sued by Flint residents

Thousands of Flint, Michigan residents have been party to several civil suits over the contamination and lead-poisoning of their water system for almost five years. Until recently, former Governor Rick Snyder, who presided over the switch in the city’s water supply from the Detroit system to the heavily polluted Flint River, was protected from liability under the “sovereign immunity” doctrine.


Google 'retaliating against harassment protest organisers'

Organisers of a series of walkouts in protest at Google's treatment of women have said they have since become victims of retaliation by the company.In November, 20,000 employees walked out of their offices demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations were dealt with at Google.


The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes

More young people are leaning into the rental or sharing economy — owning less of everything and renting and sharing a whole lot more. Housing, cars, music, workspaces. In some places, such as Los Angeles, this rental life has gone to an extreme.Steven T. Johnson, 27, works in social media advertising and lives in Hollywood. He spends most of his days using things he does not own.




>Leader of armed group at U.S. border boasted of assassination training: FBI

>The head of an armed group that stops migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally allegedly boasted of training volunteers to kill former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an FBI agent said in court papers.

This wild wild west boomer white pramilitarism is cool shit idgaf what any of you say



May Day 2019: Against Landlord, Boss, & Jailer!

Across so-called North America, anarchists, autonomists, and anti-authoritarians will be taking part in actions, marches, rallies, gatherings, and events in celebration of May 1st and as part of a broader struggle against the current system of domination, exploitation, and control.On every level, the need for a swift break with the current system of industrial capitalism is needed. From the mounting threat of climate change and the rampant disasters that is it bringing down upon us, the State’s creation of mass “sacrifice zones” from Flint, Michigan to Puerto Rico, the proliferation of mass detention, prison slavery, police killings, and widespread surveillance, the deepening of the housing crisis and gentrification, and the accelerating class war heightened by the rise of the gig economy, AI, and automation technology.


The Monroe Doctrine is Back, and as the Latest US Attack on Cuba Shows, Its Purpose is to Serve the Neoliberal Order

In November 2013, then-Secretary of State John Kerry declared: “The era of the Monroe Doctrine is over.” The reality of Obama administration policy did not entirely support this assertion; there was the executive order against Venezuela in 2015, support for the coup in Honduras in 2009, and ominously close ties with right-wing governments across the region. But with other more encouraging steps such as the normalization of relations with Cuba and the (belated) show of support for the Colombian Peace Process, there were at least some modest steps towards greater mutual respect for national sovereignty in the Hemisphere. Then came the unexpected election of Donald Trump. Though throughout his election campaign he expressed a preference for US isolationism and opposition to senseless war, once in office he appointed the very neoconservative war hawks he had earlier criticized for engineering such foreign debacles as the disastrous invasion of Iraq. His appointments to hemispheric policy posts have been the least encouraging, with figures such as the convicted criminal Elliot Abrams reemerging from obscurity to saber-rattle against traditional Latin American foes. Ever since Trump entered the White House, there has been a growing sense that the Monroe Doctrine is back. Now, that suspicion has been confirmed. On April 17, National Security Advisor John Bolton said: “Today, we proudly proclaim for all to hear: the Monroe Doctrine is alive and well.”


Labour & ‘anti-Semitism’: Real goal of establishment smear campaign is to deny socialists power

After three years of screaming headlines, the truth about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is finally revealed.

There have been 673 allegations of anti-Semitism by Labour Party members and, since the new general secretary started a crackdown on this issue back in April 2018, 296 members have either been expelled, sanctioned, or have resigned. Some 227 have been cleared of these accusations, and 150 cases are still under investigation, according to the Guardian.Even if all of those 150 turn out to be guilty of anti-Semitism, it will still mean that just 0.08 percent of Labour’s half-a-million members have said or tweeted something anti-Semitic. This clearly shows the allegations that Labour is institutionally anti-Semitic are just not true. So, how did this all come about?



I'm still fucking flabbergasted that this anti-semitism campaign has been anywhere near as effective as it has been at stymieing Labour. Thought Labour members were a little more woke on this shit.



>Thought Labour members were a little more woke on this shit.

lmao, no. If your worldview (like most liberals and leftists) is built on the assumption that claims of racism (and its anti-jewish extension) are only thrown about in good faith, and not weaponised by idpol types to bludgeon others into supporting their politics, this is the natural conclusion.

That is, an endless, draconian purge of phantom "antisemites" that will never, ever, satisfy the people crying antisemitism - in fact, it will only encourage them ("if Labour wasn't filled with antisemites, why are so many members being purged over antisemitism?")

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