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Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido urges opposition uprising

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration but fierce resistance from forces loyal to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro.


Pro-Guaido bloc celebrates, encourages Venezuela coup attempt

One by one, leaders and officials from Latin American states are taking to social media to applaud opposition leader Juan Guaido’s attempted military coup in Venezuela, some even encouraging an army mutiny.


China's Xi appeals to youth patriotism on centenary of student protests

President Xi Jinping appealed to China’s youth on Tuesday to love the country and dedicate themselves to the Communist Party, warning on the centenary of student-led protests there was no place for those who ignored the country’s needs.


Faltering Brexit talks limp on amid UK political impasse

Britain is due to leave the European Union in six months, but you wouldn’t know it from the country’s news headlines or the debates in Parliament. The issue that consumed the country for almost three years has been reduced to a murmur.


North Korea warns of 'undesired consequences' if no change in U.S. nuclear stance

North Korea’s vice foreign minister said on Tuesday the United States will face “undesired consequences” if it fails to present a new position in denuclearization talks by the end of the year, state media reported.


Syriza government authorises mass evictions of refugees and asylum seekers

Hundreds of people gathered April 22 at the central square of Mytilene—the capital of the island of Lesbos—for a silent protest to mark the first anniversary of a far right attack on a group of mainly Afghan asylum seekers.


Serbia, Kosovo agree to talks following Berlin summit

A Balkan summit in Berlin has ended with Serbia and Kosovo agreeing to work together to diffuse existing tensions.


Won’t Accept Chaos: Sudanese Army Threatens Protesters Demanding Civilian Gov’t

Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council said Tuesday the army would not accept unrest in the country amidst continuous sit-in outside army headquarters in demand of a civil government.


China's South China Sea strategy takes a hit as the US Navy threatens to get tough on Beijing's sea forces

The US Navy's top admiral has warned China that the US could treat China's coast guard and maritime militia the same as the People's Liberation Army Navy, the Financial Times reported.


Workers Healthcare Center of Vio.Me., Created by the Workers for the Community

Thessaloniki, Greece – A radical new approach to healthcare is reclaiming equal relations between specialists and patients while building a community of health from inside an occupied factory in an industrial Greek metro.


Canada: extreme floods show climate threat as experts warn of further tumult

News footage showed people boating where they once walked, homes and cars filled with muddy water, volunteers searching for lost pets. Thousands of people in eastern Canada have been forced from their homes as heavy rains and meltwater cause unprecedented flood evacuations.






>pretending one porky propaganda outlet is better than another

>not playing different porky factions against each other


Trump And Democrats Agree On $2 Trillion For Infrastructure, But Not On How To Pay

Democratic congressional leaders say President Trump has agreed to a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. But — and it's a big but — there was no agreement on how to pay for such a wide-ranging and expensive proposal.


Pentagon fires Guantanamo prison commander for calling attention to US crimes

The Pentagon has announced the abrupt firing of the commander of the infamous US prison camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.In a statement released Sunday, the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), which oversees the extra-legal detention center, claimed that Rear Adm. John C. Ring, the camp commandant, had been relieved of his command because of a “loss of confidence in his ability” to lead.


State of the Homeless 2019

The Coalition for the Homeless released its State of the Homeless 2019 report today, providing a comprehensive look at homelessness in New York City. The report finds that policy failures by the City and State have exacerbated the decades-long homelessness crisis stemming from New York’s severe lack of affordable housing. In January 2019, an all-time record 63,839 men, women, and children slept in New York City shelters each night.


Obamas unveil slate of series, documentaries for Netflix

The Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground Productions, on Tuesday announced a total of seven films and series that Barack Obama said will entertain but also “educate, connect and inspire us all.”.


Sanders suggests Disney should use 'Avengers' profits to 'pay all of its workers a middle class wage'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday called on Disney to use profits from its "Avengers: Endgame" record-breaking opening weekend to pay all employees "a middle class wage."The Vermont senator and presidential candidate linked to a Bloomberg article on the superhero film’s opening weekend box office returns, an all-time high of $1.2 billion worldwide.



Amazon's 1-day shipping plan draws response from labor union

Amazon wants to turn its famous two-day delivery into just one-day on most Prime orders. But can warehouse workers handle it?The company's plan to spend $800 million this spring to speed up deliveries for Prime members has sparked a tense back-and-forth between an Amazon executive and the leader of a major workers' union.


Millionaires Flee Their Homelands as Tensions Rise and Taxes Bite

The world’s wealthy are increasingly on the move.About 108,000 millionaires migrated across borders last year, a 14 percent increase from the prior year, and more than double the level in 2013, according to Johannesburg-based New World Wealth. Australia, U.S. and Canada are the top destinations, according to the research firm, while China and Russia are the biggest losers.




What the April 15 Emerson Democratic Primary Poll Says About Emerson and Sanders

On April 15, just prior to Joe Biden’s entry into the race, Emerson College Polling released their Democratic primary contest report. Two things to note before we go further.First, the poll of the Democratic primary shows four clear tiers of candidates (see graphic above):Tier 1 — Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, far above the restTier 2 — Buttigieg, O’Rourke, Harris and Warren, two-thirds below the leadersTier 3 — Castro and Yang, polling at 3%Tier 4 — Everyone elseTier 4, everyone else, is polling at or below the choice named “Someone Else.”Second, the Emerson site write-up of this poll highlights everything but the striking 12-point surge by Sanders, who rose from 17% in February to 29% in April. Mayor Pete’s rise over the same period — from 3% to 9% — is their first touted takeaway. According to Spencer Kimball, the organization’s director, “[I]t looks like Mayor Pete is the candidate capturing voters’ imagination”.


Yellow Vests for May Day

Last week, concluding a national initiative aimed at drawing the general population into “dialogue” with the authorities, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a handful of minor reforms intended to placate participants in the yellow vest movement. It’s far from certain that this strategy will succeed.The situation in France is the culmination of years of strife between protest movements and the state. At the height of the so-called “refugee crisis” in 2015, the French government used the opportunity provided by the November 13 terror attacks to declare a state of emergency intended to suppress all protest activity. Instead, a massive student revolt against the Loi Travail erupted in 2016, defying the state of emergency, and simmering unrest continued through the 2017 elections and the 2018 eviction of the ZAD. The clashes of May Day 2018 showed that the movement had reached an impasse: thousands of people were prepared to fight the police and engage in property destruction, but the authorities were still able to keep the contagion of rebellion quarantined inside a particular space.Starting in November 2018, the Yellow Vest movement upended this precarious balance, drawing a much wider swathe of the population into the streets. In response, Macron organized a “National Debate” in a classic attempt at appeasement and pacification. The outcome of the National Debate and the May Day demonstrations will tell us a lot about the prospects of social movements elsewhere around the world: what forms of pressure mass movements can bring to bear on the authorities, what kind of demands neoliberal governments are (and are not) able to grant today, and what sort of longterm gains movements for revolutionary liberation can hope to make in the course of such waves of unrest.


Hey Kids, Join the Tories!

Onward, a new British center-right think tank, recently released a report entitled Generation Why?. It shows that the average age when voters switch from Labour and start backing the Conservatives has gone up . . . and up and up to reach fifty-one. That means, if you live to be a century old, statistically you’ll spend slightly more of your life voting Labour than you will voting Conservative.Unless the Conservative Party has a way to turn the Barbour-sporting, Jaguar-driving, property-owning pub bores of Tunbridge Wells into immortal vampires, this is bad news for them in the long term, as the Tory “cartoon supervillain” approach to governance shows itself to be less and less electorally viable among living humans, who represent an important voting bloc.




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>The facility has a staff of 1,800 troops and civilian personnel deployed to continue the imprisonment of 40 remaining detainees.

Unless those guys are the Legion of Doom, that is one hilariously spectacular display of inefficiency.



>Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido urges opposition uprising

>Pro-Guaido bloc celebrates, encourages Venezuela coup attempt

I thought Russia had beef here too, where those niggas at.

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