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Macron moves to prosecute journalists who revealed French arms sales in Yemen war

In a far-reaching assault on democratic rights and free speech, the government of Emmanuel Macron is moving to prosecute journalists who have exposed both France’s complicity in Saudi Arabia’s illegal war in Yemen as well as the Macron government’s efforts to cover it up.


Trump state visit: Corbyn boycotts Buckingham Palace banquet

Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not attend the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of Donald Trump.The Labour leader argued it would be wrong to "roll out the red carpet" for the US president, whom he accused of using "racist and misogynist rhetoric".


Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and plans for a more representative parliament Thursday as part of a promised response to the weekly yellow vest protests that damaged his presidency.


Cuba dubs Bolton 'pathological liar' over Venezuela troops charge

Cuba branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a “pathological liar” on Thursday for his allegation that it has troops stationed in ally Venezuela and said the latest U.S. sanctions would further hurt but not vanquish the Cuban people.


Spain election: Ruling party appears poised to win poll and fend off far-right threat

One of Spain’s most competitive and polarised election campaigns since its transition to democracy came to an end on Friday, with the ruling Socialist Party (PSOE) predicted to win enough seats in Sunday’s snap poll to stay in power and keep out the threat from the far right.


Brazil's Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday expressed horror over the 1,000 penis amputations that occur each year in the country including those due to a lack of basic hygiene, a figure he called “ridiculous and sad.”


Macri Tears Argentina Apart: Devaluation and Debt Risk on Rise

Neoliberal policies are affecting the Argentinean state's capacities to control exchange rate and inflation.In Argentina, the is hitting record highs at over 51 percent compared to the United States dollar.


UN Special Rapporteur meets Assange in ‘British Gitmo’ jail to discuss breach of privacy claims

Joe Cannataci, the UN’s official on the ‘right to privacy,’ told reporters outside Belmarsh prison in London on Thursday that he is conducting an inquiry into whether Assange’s human rights have been breached under international law.


North Korea billed US $2m for Otto Warmbier's hospital care – report

The United States was handed a $2m bill from North Korea for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American student died soon after his release back to the US in a comatose state in 2017, after being detained for 17 months.


'Outrage is justified': David Attenborough backs school climate strikers

The outrage of the students striking from school over climate change inaction is “certainly justified”, according to Sir David Attenborough, who said older generations had done terrible damage to the planet.



Mayor Emanuel intervenes to shut down Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike

On Wednesday, Chicago’s outgoing Democratic mayor Rahm Emanuel offered to intervene to end the seven-week strike of Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musicians. The mayor’s intervention is aimed against the CSO musicians who have fought a courageous battle to defend their pensions, benefits and salary as well as the fate of art and culture internationally.


Trump announces US withdrawing from UN Arms Trade Treaty

US President Donald Trump has announced his administration will stop ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and withdraw from it, calling it “badly misguided” and a threat to American freedoms.The UN will soon receive “formal notice that America is rejecting this treaty,” Trump said on Friday, speaking at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Trump says he answered Charlottesville questions 'perfectly'

“If you look at what I said you will see that that question was answered perfectly,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn ahead of a trip to Indianapolis to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting. “I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general.”


Federal judge rules against Texas in ban on boycotting Israel

In a victory for freedom of speech advocates and a setback for conservative state leaders, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman on Thursday issued a temporary injunction on a politically charged law that bars state contract workers from boycotting Israel.


America's crippling debt: Every man, woman & child owes Uncle Sam $220,000

The spiraling US government debt is apparently much higher than the official figure of $22 trillion. The indebtedness of the American financial system has now reached $72 trillion, according to the numbers compiled by the US Fed.The higher debt estimate includes corporate borrowings, consumer loans along with debts being added by state and local governments.


US manufacturer 3M says to cut 2,000 jobs on slowing demand

US industrial products manufacturer 3M announced Thursday it will cut 2,000 jobs worldwide, citing weakness in key markets that led to a drop in first-quarter sales.




Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

For most of my adult life I’ve railed against “corporate capitalism”, “consumer capitalism” and “crony capitalism”. It took me a long time to see that the problem is not the adjective but the noun. While some people have rejected capitalism gladly and swiftly, I’ve done so slowly and reluctantly. Part of the reason was that I could see no clear alternative: unlike some anti-capitalists, I have never been an enthusiast for state communism. I was also inhibited by its religious status. To say “capitalism is failing” in the 21st century is like saying “God is dead” in the 19th: it is secular blasphemy. It requires a degree of self-confidence I did not possess.But as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to recognise two things. First, that it is the system, rather than any variant of the system, that drives us inexorably towards disaster. Second, that you do not have to produce a definitive alternative to say that capitalism is failing. The statement stands in its own right. But it also demands another, and different, effort to develop a new system.


Hating the Homeless

Raiding homeless camps and removing the tents the inhabitants of those camps use for shelter is standard practice throughout the United States. Recently, this idea was revived in a government subcommittee in Burlington, VT where I work. Besides the fact that this practice was recently ruled unconstitutional by a Federal Court in Seattle, it also violates the basic human rights of those who live in the camps. These camps have grown in size and in frequency around the nation. Indeed, the biggest difference between the years I had no real address in the 1970s and early 1980s is the sheer number of homeless people today. When I visited California, Oregon and Washington almost three years ago, I was both astounded and appalled at the vast numbers of people living in tents under bridges and in vacant lots. I had not been in that part of the United States in close to a decade and the sheer numbers had increased exponentially. So had the price of rent. Obviously, we’re talking causality and not correlation here. The number of people living in the streets is directly related to the gentrification occurring. The most honest definition of gentrification is kicking people out of their homes so the owner(s) can make a huge profit by selling it to a high bidder. In Europe it’s called housing speculation. No matter what, it puts people who have paid rent for years out in the street.


A Communist Mayor in Chile Explains How to Govern Locally From the Left

Even under right-wing governments, local leftist leaders can have a massive impact. Daniel Jadue describes the “people’s pharmacy,” cheap eye-care and glasses, public housing, left approaches to community safety, and much more instituted during his time as the Communist mayor of Recoleta, one of the thirty-seven municipalities that make up Greater Santiago, Chile.




>whom he accused of using "racist and misogynist rhetoric"

Surely Corbyn can say something better than that milquetoast shit.


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>Brazil's Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations

>including those due to a lack of basic hygiene



>Macron moves to prosecute journalists who revealed French arms sales in Yemen war

This is certainly something you won't read on corporate media. But people need to talk more about it. Apparently Saudi Arabia is super important for neoliberals and apparently it's super important for Saudi Arabia to win their war on Yemen (which they lead far more brutally than Gaddafi or Assad ever did). It's their fucking weakpoint and our job is to drive a fucking wedge here. Constantly.

>Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

He wanted to do so all the time. For the rich of course. It's incredible how despite all these protests, he still goes on with his neoliberal policies. He just rephrased it. I hope the yellow vests don't fall for that.

>Spain election: Ruling party appears poised to win poll and fend off far-right threat

PSOE my call themselves socialist, but just like in France they are socdems through and through.

>North Korea billed US $2m for Otto Warmbier's hospital care – report

The fucking balls.


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It's like Macron's poll guy's like: "Well, I guess suing those pesky journalists won't really affect a lot, since everyone already views you as suppressing the media."



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