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 No.141594

Tear gas fired during May Day demonstrations in Paris, scores detained

Demonstrators marching in Paris to mark International Workers' Day have been met with tear gas, images from the French capital show, with reports of over 350 people detained.

https://www.rt.com/news/458043-tear-gas-paris-yellow-vest/

Workers in Mexico just won the right to organize real labor unions. Trump helped.

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, and employees in Mexico have good reason to celebrate: They just won the right to organize and negotiate their own pay.Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador enacted a labor reform bill Wednesday that for the first time gives workers the legal right to bargain collectively with employers through independent labor unions.

https://www.vox.com/2019/5/1/18523972/may-day-2019-mexico-labor-reform

https://archive.is/7NQ2f

Venezuela: Thousands Rally in Streets for Labor Day After Failed Coup Attempt

Labor forces and the Venezuelan people mobilized on the streets of Caracas Wednesday to celebrate International Workers' Day in honor of the workforce which has seen 20 years of the Bolivarian Revolution.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Thousands-Rally-in-Streets-for-Labor-Day-After-Failed-Coup-Attempt-20190501-0017.html

British Judge Sentences Julian Assange To 50 Weeks In Prison

Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British judge.The controversial founder of WikiLeaks was arrested in April after being pushed out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/01/718945707/british-judge-sentences-julian-assange-to-50-weeks-in-prison

Conservative donors abandon Theresa May's party to back new Brexit referendum campaign

Pro-European Conservative donors are diverting their cash from Theresa May's party in order to fund efforts to stop Brexit, as funding for the national party dries up, Business Insider can reveal.

https://www.businessinsider.com/disgruntled-tory-donors-divert-100000s-to-second-brexit-referendum-campaign-2019-4

Donald Trump threatens Cuba with 'full and complete embargo' over support for Venezuela's Maduro

On a day that saw violence erupt on the streets of Caracas as opposition leader Juan Guaido launched his latest bid to oust Mr Maduro, Mr Trump took to social media to heap new pressure on the Venezuelan president and his supporters in Havana.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-us-cuba-venezuela-nicolas-maduro-military-support-a8893886.html

Mass protests intensify against Algerian regime

The mass protest movement that forced the removal of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the beginning of the month is continuing, with growing demands for the downfall of the regime and mounting expressions of opposition to the military.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/01/alge-m01.html

Comrade Gorbachev Has Regrets

Were you harboring any doubts about whether Mikhail Gorbachev was a democrat who sought freedom for his people? Let Mikhail Sergeyevich himself correct your impression. Asked about his successor Boris Yeltsin, the first-ever elected leader of Russia, Gorbachev today says spitefully, “I should have sent him off somewhere. He was playing up.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/mikhail-gorbachev-has-regrets-new-documentary-shows/

https://archive.is/sDjM1

“Americans of European Heritage Exclusively”: Identity Evropa Front Group Meetings Leaked

Washington, DC – Identity Evropa, the largest neo-Nazi organization in the United States, recently renamed itself the American Identity Movement. The name change came after reporting by Unicorn Riot exposed over a year of internal chat logs from inside Identity Evropa, leading to journalists and antifascists exposing many of the group’s formerly anonymous members.

https://unicornriot.ninja/2019/americans-of-european-heritage-exclusively-identity-evropa-front-group-meetings-leaked/

Thousands turn out in Puerto Rico at May Day demonstration

Thousands of Puerto Ricans marched to the rhythm of traditional music and tambourines while opposing austerity measures, with many demanding the ouster of a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/05/01/thousands-mourn-for-puerto-rico-may-day-rally/aAT3xcgtS4rKyOI3MTKK9K/story.html

https://archive.fo/xGnzL

 No.141599

U.S. military stops tracking key metric on Afghan war as situation deteriorates

The U.S. military has stopped tracking the amount of territory controlled or influenced by the Afghan government and militants, a U.S. watchdog said on Tuesday, one of the last remaining public metrics that tracked the worsening security situation in the war-torn country.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military/us-military-stops-tracking-key-metric-on-afghan-war-as-situation-deteriorates-idUSKCN1S734C

Carlson blasts supporters of Venezuela intervention: 'Has it ever worked?'

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson lambasted supporters of U.S. intervention in Venezuela on Tuesday night, suggesting they “care more about Venezuela than they do this country.”“Would the overthrow of [President Nicolás] Maduro make Venezuela a more stable, prosperous country? More to the point, would it be good for the United States?” Carlson said, specifically pointing to calls for intervention from Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.).

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/441513-carlson-blasts-supporters-of-venezuelan-intervention-has-it-ever-worked

https://archive.is/keuLh

Guaido supporters confront anti-intervention activists at Venezuelan Embassy in DC (VIDEO)

Police have shut down the entrance to the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, as crowds backing the country’s opposition confront the activists who have been defending the building for over two weeks.

https://www.rt.com/usa/458013-standoff-venezuelan-embassy-dc/

General Motors reports $2.1 billion first-quarter profits as job cuts take their toll

General Motors reported $2.1 billion in first-quarter 2019 net profits, higher than analysts’ expectations, amid continuing signs of a slowdown in auto sales. The first quarter results were about double the $1.1 billion reported for the same period one year ago.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/01/gmpr-m01.html

Chase sparks backlash over tweet mocking customers for spending money

Chase Bank deleted a tweet this week where it appeared that the bank was doing some personal finance shaming. The tweet mocked customers for spending too much money on eating out, taking cabs and drinking coffee.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/01/chase-monday-motivation-tweet-backlash

'The textbook market is broken' and the latest mega-merger makes it worse

With a handful of companies controlling the market, the newly announced merger between McGraw-Hill and Cengage — two of the world’s biggest textbook makers — worsens an already “broken textbook marketplace,” according to experts. The merged company would be named McGraw Hill, book about $3.16 billion in annual revenue, and be valued at about $5 billion.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/textbooks-college-deal-165350614.html

Another big private insurer just vowed to fight ‘Medicare for All’ plans in Washington

Humana CEO Bruce Broussard warns U.S. lawmakers that the insurer won’t back any legislation that makes private health coverage illegal.Several Democrats are calling for eliminating private health insurance and replacing it with a universal Medicare plan.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/01/another-big-private-insurer-just-weighed-in-on-medicare-for-all.html


 No.141601

OP/ED

Happy May Day! Workers of the World Are Uniting

Here’s something to celebrate this May Day: History may well look back at our era as the moment the working class finally got back on its feet.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/05/may-day-strikes-working-class-organizing

Capitalism’s dirty secret: it was built by lawyers, not by the ‘invisible hand’

If the economy is so good, why are so many people struggling?That’s the trillion-dollar question in politics and economics. The persistently widening gap between Wall Street and Main Street gave rise to the populists of both right and left.On the right, the response to rising inequality and discontent is to blame outsiders, then get the government out of the way, and rely completely on the magic of a free market to create a just economy.On the left, the reply is to democratize (that is, socialize) the economy by giving the public an effective voice to rewrite the rules — on taxes, antitrust, health care, housing, education, trade, the environment, employment and income — so that everyone may benefit from the nation’s bounty.A new book by Columbia Law School professor Katharina Pistor, “The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality,” argues that the “free market” isn’t so free. Capitalism didn’t spring fully formed, like Venus emerging from the sea. There is no primal capitalism to which we must return. There’s no pure form of capitalism forged by the invisible hand.Instead, the capitalism we know was painstakingly built by the invisible pens of lawyers and judges that created over time broader and bolder property rights that are ultimately enforced by the power of the state.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/capitalisms-dirty-secret-it-was-built-by-lawyers-not-by-the-invisible-hand-2019-05-01

May Day 2019: The resurgence of the class struggle and the fight for socialism

On May Day, the day of international working class solidarity, the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site salute the growing struggles of workers throughout the world.Developments on the eve of May Day reveal the urgent necessity for the global organization and unity of the working class in a common fight against inequality, war, and reaction. The Trump administration sharply escalated its regime-change operation in Venezuela, encouraging Juan Guaidó to make an open appeal to the military and proclaim an armed uprising against the government of Nicolás Maduro. While Guaidó did not succeed in overthrowing the government yesterday, the US is using it to intensify its campaign, not only against Venezuela, but also against Cuba and Russia, risking a regional and even global military conflict.Also yesterday, WikiLeaks announced that its founder, Julian Assange, will face sentencing today in a UK court for “violating bail conditions,” and there will be a hearing on Thursday on an extradition request filed by the United States. Last month, Assange was seized from the Ecuadorean embassy in London. If the US succeeds in getting its hands on him, Assange faces indefinite detention or charges that carry the penalty of death.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/01/pers-m01.html


 No.141614

>>141594

>https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/mikhail-gorbachev-has-regrets-new-documentary-shows/

Thanks for the right-wing clickbait trash OP. You call yourself a newsanon?




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