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File: 66e64a2eca6b2e6⋯.jpg (136 KB, 1200x675, 16:9, trotsky-serie.jpg)

 No.141815

French minister slammed for twisting ‘truth’ after fake claim of hospital attack by Yellow Vests

Yellow Vests protesters and opposition politicians have slammed French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for describing an incident at a Paris hospital as an “attack.” Social media footage tells a different story.

https://www.rt.com/news/458310-yellow-vests-hospital-attack/

Hostilities flare up as rockets hit Israel from Gaza

Militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, the army says, prompting air strikes and tank fire on the Palestinian territory.Three Israelis were wounded by the rockets. Israeli fire killed three Palestinians, including a mother and her baby daughter, Gaza officials say.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48160098

Prince William booed and heckled at service to mark 50 years of Royal Navy's nuclear submarines

Protesters shouted "shame on you" at the Duke of Cambridge as he entered Westminster Abbey for a service to mark 50 years of the Royal Navy's nuclear submarines on Friday.Activists from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), who were across the road from the Abbey booed and chanted, condemning the Duke's attendance.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/03/prince-william-booed-heckled-nuclear-deterrent-service/

Rio de Janeiro: killings by police hit a record high in Brazilian state

Police killings in the state of Rio de Janeiro have hit a record high, rising by 18% in the first three months of this year.Official data reviewed by the Associated Press on Friday show police forces in Rio killed 434 people during clashes in those months, compared with 368 people in same period last year.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/03/rio-de-janeiro-police-killings-rise-brazil

Theresa May must go now, former Tory leader says

Theresa May must resign or the Conservatives should force her out, after the party's heavy local election losses, Iain Duncan Smith has said.The former Tory leader called Mrs May a "caretaker PM" and described her attempts to reach a Brexit deal with Labour as "absurd".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48161178

Assange’s father slams US pursuit of Wikileaks founder as ‘revenge’ for exposing war destruction

Julian Assange’s father John Shipton has blasted the US for seeking “vindictive revenge” on his son for WikiLeaks exposing the US “destruction” of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria and the “millions killed” in wars.

https://www.rt.com/news/458365-assange-dad-vindictive-revenge/

'Let's just not say it': Jared Kushner says 'two-state' label hinders Middle East talks

Jared Kushner has revealed aspects of the US peace plan for the Middle East, indicating it would pull back from longstanding mentions of a two-state solution with the Palestinians and accept Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/03/lets-just-not-say-it-jared-kushner-says-two-state-label-hinders-middle-east-talks

Fuel tanker drivers threaten new strike in Portugal

Portuguese fuel tanker drivers have threatened further action, less than two weeks after a three-day strike over low wages and poor working conditions brought the country to a virtual standstill. Half of the country’s petrol stations ran dry, factories halted production, public transport routes were suspended and flights cancelled.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/port-m04.html

Venezuela: Socialist Party Headquarters Torched, Attacked

The local headquarters of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in San Agustin, Caracas, was the scene of arson early Saturday morning in an act of targeted violence.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Socialist-Party-Headquarters-Torched-Attacked-20190504-0014.html

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn

Up to 1m species are at risk of annihilation, many within decades, according to a leaked draft of the global assessment report, which has been compiled over three years by the UN’s leading research body on nature.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/03/climate-crisis-is-about-to-put-humanity-at-risk-un-scientists-warn

 No.141818

Sanders trip to Soviet Union comes under new scrutiny

The Post’s report, which was based on audio and video of the visit, as well as interviews with several people who accompanied the Vermont senator, includes anecdotes about the then-Burlington, Vt., mayor criticizing U.S. intervention in other countries along with the high cost of housing and health care in his home country.Republicans seized on the report to hit the top contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, using the remarks to bolster President Trump’s argument that Sanders would move the U.S. further toward socialism.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/442000-sanders-trip-to-soviet-union-comes-under-new-scrutiny

Neo-Nazi networks exposed across US military

In March 2019, independent media outlet Unicorn Riot, published more than 770,000 Discord chat messages from chat servers associated with Identity Evropa. Discord is a messaging service popular with computer video game players. Combing through the chat logs, Huffington Post reporters have so far been able to identify 11 members from the white supremacist organization who are currently serving in the US military.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/nzws-m04.html

People are hiring private police squads in Detroit

In 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. As a result, budget and pay cuts have since pushed police officers toward better paying opportunities outside the city, and private security companies have rushed into the city. Now, private security is a booming industry in Detroit. The largest contractor has reported 25% year-over-year growth since the city’s bankruptcy.

https://video.vice.com/en_asia/video/people-are-hiring-private-police-squads-in-detroit/5cbf5a2fbe407747f51e6d8c

Oglala Lakota Sioux to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem: You are not welcome at Pine Ridge Reservation

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem (R) is governor non grata at Pine Ridge after her support of new "riot boosting" laws that target indigenous people opposed to oil infrastructure on their land.

https://boingboing.net/2019/05/03/oglala-lakota-sioux-to-south-d.html

U.S. Ride Share Drivers Will Strike On May 8th Ahead of Uber IPO

Uber and Lyft drivers in major U.S. cities have united to strike during peak hours on Wednesday May 8th for two hours from 7AM to 9AM local time, according to a report from Autoblog. Cities which may see rush hour even more rush-y include New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others.

https://jalopnik.com/u-s-ride-share-drivers-will-strike-on-may-8th-ahead-of-1834526115

Warren Buffett says the US won't 'go into socialism in 2020, or 2040, or 2060'

Warren Buffett was asked about the growing political discussion around socialism."I don't think the country will go into socialism in 2020, or 2040, or 2060," Buffett said.Socialism has become a hot topic with the rise of democratic socialists like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and recent attacks against the idea by President Donald Trump.

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/berkshire-hathaway-warren-buffett-doesnt-think-us-will-go-to-socialism-2019-5-1028167387

In 2008 "synthetic CDOs" destroyed the global economy, and now they're back

CDOs are toxic as fuck, but there's a limit to how much damage they can do: you need actual loans or other payment streams to package up into CDOs. Once every rental property's payments have been financialized, you can't mint more CDOs from rental property. But synthetic CDOs have no limit: so long as there's a financial engineer willing to place bets on the performance of CDOs, there's a synthetic CDO to be packaged up from the returns on those bets. And that means that synthetic CDOs can be totally uncoupled from the real economy, which is how the 2008 crisis came involved trillions in debt, representing many, many multiples of the entire planet's net worth

https://boingboing.net/2019/05/03/this-time-its-different.html


 No.141819

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>>141815

>French minister slammed for twisting ‘truth’ after fake claim of hospital attack by Yellow Vests

You don't even need to false flag anymore lmao.

>Militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, the army says, prompting air strikes and tank fire on the Palestinian territory.Three Israelis were wounded by the rockets. Israeli fire killed three Palestinians, including a mother and her baby daughter, Gaza officials say.

>200 rockets

>3 people wounded

>air strikes and tank fire

>3 dead, including a mother and baby

How does anybody rationalize Israel as the besieged one?

>Prince William booed and heckled at service to mark 50 years of Royal Navy's nuclear submarines

based

>Rio de Janeiro: killings by police hit a record high in Brazilian state

fuck

>Theresa May must go now, former Tory leader says

>Theresa May must resign or the Conservatives should force her out, after the party's heavy local election losses, Iain Duncan Smith has said.The former Tory leader called Mrs May a "caretaker PM" and described her attempts to reach a Brexit deal with Labour as "absurd".

Can someone more familiar with bong politics weigh in whether this helps Labour?

>Assange’s father slams US pursuit of Wikileaks founder as ‘revenge’ for exposing war destruction

I'm surprised he did get locked up in a black site tbh.

>'Let's just not say it': Jared Kushner says 'two-state' label hinders Middle East talks

It's kind of amazing that public opinion is starting to come around on Israel.

>Fuel tanker drivers threaten new strike in Portugal

YES

>Portuguese fuel tanker drivers have threatened further action, less than two weeks after a three-day strike over low wages and poor working conditions brought the country to a virtual standstill. Half of the country’s petrol stations ran dry, factories halted production, public transport routes were suspended and flights cancelled.

This is amazing news. More people need to see this shit so they realize what kind of power they have over the supply chain.

>Venezuela: Socialist Party Headquarters Torched, Attacked

>Around 21 families live in the building

Fucking civil war brewing. It's going to be such a mess.

>Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn

>Up to 1m species are at risk of annihilation, many within decades, according to a leaked draft of the global assessment report, which has been compiled over three years by the UN’s leading research body on nature.

The state of the biosphere is maybe the most grim and depressing shit these days.


 No.141821

>>141818

>Sanders trip to Soviet Union comes under new scrutiny

If they think this will hurt him they haven't been paying attention.

>Neo-Nazi networks exposed across US military

Anyone shocked by this is a retard.

>People are hiring private police squads in Detroit

Pinkertons are back, baybee.

>Oglala Lakota Sioux to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem: You are not welcome at Pine Ridge Reservation

>South Dakota governor Kristi Noem (R) is governor non grata at Pine Ridge after her support of new "riot boosting" laws that target indigenous people opposed to oil infrastructure on their land.

Can't wait for the media to completely look the other way when the government finishes off these native tribes.

>U.S. Ride Share Drivers Will Strike On May 8th Ahead of Uber IPO

>Uber and Lyft drivers in major U.S. cities have united to strike during peak hours on Wednesday May 8th for two hours from 7AM to 9AM local time, according to a report from Autoblog. Cities which may see rush hour even more rush-y include New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others.

YES

Get the apps and book a ride or two to put a strain on the system, and if you get picked up, give the scab a 1 star review.

>Warren Buffett says the US won't 'go into socialism in 2020, or 2040, or 2060'

Warren Buffet won the lottery. His opinion doesn't mean shit.

>In 2008 "synthetic CDOs" destroyed the global economy, and now they're back

Of course they are. The financial sector needs bullshit like this to keep profit from collapsing. We're in the end game for the falling rate of profit, my niggas. Buy guns and train with them. Organize mutual aid networks in your community. Get to know local farmers.


 No.141824

OP/ED

Art for the 99 Percent

Rich kids are way more likely to grow up to be artists. And that's because capitalism doesn't give us all the freedom to reach our creative potentials.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/05/wealth-art-creativity-resources-redistribution

https://archive.is/PuR43

Environmental Crisis, Oil Geopolitics and the Trump Diversion

America in 2019 is a very strange place. The problems of the age: looming environmental calamity, the threat of nuclear annihilation and accumulating class tensions, keep being shoved to the side through diversionary tactics. No sooner had a range of left programs been consolidated under the banner of a Green New Deal than establishment Democrats and their partners in misdirection made it known that ‘stopping Trump’ was their only priority. As priorities go, this one speaks to the limitations of its proponents.Back in the land that time hasn’t forgotten, environmental calamity has been a growing threat for three centuries now. Its growth rate accelerated after WWII along with the threat of nuclear annihilation. Class tensions have been escalating since the 1970s as neoliberalism has diminished the public sphere and accrued wealth and income to those who benefit from social destruction. Given the singular source and its persistence through periods in which either Republicans or Democrats exercised control, systemic drivers are the only explanation left standing.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/03/environmental-crisis-oil-geopolitics-and-the-trump-diversion/

New York Times column falsifies legacy of Eugene Debs

The growing interest in socialism continues to provoke attempts to falsify its history. This is the aim behind the New York Times’ publication last week of a column on the pioneering American socialist, Eugene V. Debs. Written by Hamilton College professor Maurice Isserman, the article presents Debs as a tragic figure who attempted to create a distinctly “American socialism” only to see it fail.Debs’s fervent insistence on the centrality of working class revolution, which dominated his writings and speeches, is overlooked entirely. Isserman makes no mention of the Russian Revolution, though Debs enthusiastically supported it. Indeed, in Isserman’s rendering, Debs was not much of a socialist at all.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/30/debs-a30.html


 No.141825

>>141824

>Rich kids are way more likely to grow up to be artists. And that's because capitalism doesn't give us all the freedom to reach our creative potentials.

Yeah no shit. Art's only viable at a large scale or by commission in capitalism. You can't be a "true" artist, you have to be commercial. In communism everyone can make art.

>New York Times column falsifies legacy of Eugene Debs

As if the people who are interested in socialism read the New York Times. If anything this will raise his profile and people below retirement age will do their own research.


 No.141827

>>141824

Why did you archive the jacobin link?


 No.141828

>>141827

The leftypol BO put a word filter on the name and it messes with links so i archive it so leftypol anons can read.


 No.141829

>>141828

What did Jacobin do? Did they say something mean about Assad?


 No.141839

>>141818

>Combing through the chat logs, Huffington Post reporters have so far been able to identify 11 members from the white supremacist organization who are currently serving in the US military.

Based trannies defending the leviathan war machine from infiltration by a handful of racists


 No.141841

>>141829

Jacobin are socdems who support sanders so BO filters it to "Jakkkobin", because tanks are tanks.


 No.141843

That "trotsky show" is a thinly-veiled antisemitic revision of Bolshevik history.


 No.141845

>>141843

Based post, prepare to be attacked by antisemites pretending to be comrades.


 No.141846

>>141843

I haven't watched it yet, but how so? Are they pinning the worst of the revolution and subsequent state on Trotsky, and implicitly the echoes gang, while absolving Lenin and Stalin?


 No.141848

>>141841

>Jacobin are socdems

Jacobin has no consistent editorial or author recruitment policy, both the theoretical rigor and ideological slant of their articles are absolutely all over the map.


 No.141851

>>141818

>thehill

>vice

>boingboing

All right, what the fuck happened to newsanon? You can do better than this trash, can't you?


 No.141857

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>>141848

>Jacobin has no consistent editorial or author recruitment policy

The editor/owner is a member of the "radical" socdem caucus of the dsa and the majority of, if not all, articles are endorsements for the electoral strategy. Minor disagreements between individual authors doesn't change the overall function of the journal.

>both the theoretical rigor and ideological slant of their articles are absolutely all over the map

Only if the map ranges from "liberal to socdem", cuz there ain't any anarchists, leftcoms, or tankazoids there. Regeneration or Commune have more variety than Jacobin.


 No.141861

>>141843

>>141846

>Watching propaganda

Lmao.

Here though I haven't seen the show but I assume this is what he's talking about.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russian-tv-series-claims-jewish-trotsky-masterminded-the-bloody-1917-revolution/

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/11/25/tele-n25.html

All I can say is wasn't Lenin ethnically Jewish too?

Why would they oust Trotsky when a major chunk of the revolutionaries were ethnically Jewish?


 No.141868

>>141819

>Can someone more familiar with bong politics weigh in whether this helps Labour?

It depends. Either May resigns and makes the Tories look even worse, boosting Labour's image, or she resigns and we get someone more competent in the Tory party in charge. But I do believe it would be the former. Considering the state the Conservatives are in, both in their own party and in the polls, I do believe that Labour is gaining the upper hand at the expensive of the Conservative Party constantly looking like it is about to collapse.


 No.141875

>>141861

>All I can say is wasn't Lenin ethnically Jewish too?

The same way burgers are ethnically native american.

>Why would they oust Trotsky when a major chunk of the revolutionaries were ethnically Jewish?

To make papa stalin look good I guess.


 No.142339

people hate Trump, but why aren't people talking about Kushner enough?

>>141839

this will just get more people to hate the press. its counterproductive

>>141845

Posadism is really the only good thing to come out of Trotsky tbh and it wasn't even his own creation

>>141875

>The same way burgers are ethnically native american.

casting a wide net over Americans is ok but don't do that to Jews. good god…and Trotsky was a bigger tyrant than Stalin. look Posadism is really the only way to spread global communism. I mean would you rather live under HIS vision of Communism or at least die getting nuked?


 No.142348

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>>141861

>Why would they oust Trotsky when a major chunk of the revolutionaries were ethnically Jewish?

But they weren't?


 No.142351

>>142348

>Lenin

>Not Jewish ethnically.

You and your image focuses on nationality (Jew wasn't even a nationality back then even if they claimed they were) and religion instead of ethnicity. If all those people weren't Jewish then neither is Trotsky (which your image says he is) because he was an self proclaimed atheist himself. Your infograph contradicts itself to push a point.


 No.142366

>>142351

>(Jew wasn't even a nationality back then even if they claimed they were)

Then nobody is a nationality.

>and religion instead of ethnicity

The entire Mediterranean world is nothing but one big genetic soup. How does "Jew" make any sense as an ethnicity?


 No.142369

>>142366

>the entire Mediterranean is one big soup

>no sauce


 No.142443

>>142369

>soup with sauce

Like Pho?


 No.142445

>>142366

jews were always two handed players


 No.142452

>>141843

It's not.

>>141846

It's actually quite okay, but obviously completely over the top for dramatic purposes, but it didn't come over as ideologically motivated. If it was an American production you'd get the version where Stalin is portrayed as a comic book villian and Trotsky dindu nuffin.

Lenin is portrayed as a bit of a cuck to be honest, Stalin is portrayed badass, Trotsky is portrayed as a Machiavellian character. In general the Bolsheviks are portrayed as a leather-clad chads that rob trains and fuck women all the time. There is a scene where Stalin makes a somersault off a moving train after delivering a James Bond-like line.




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