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 No.142307

U.S. Takes Control Of North Korean 'Sanctions-Busting' Ship

U.S. authorities announced on Thursday that they have taken control of a coal ship North Korea was allegedly using to evade international sanctions.The ship, called the M/V Wise Honest, was first held by Indonesian authorities more than a year ago and is now being moved to American Samoa.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/09/721827706/u-s-takes-control-of-north-korean-sanctions-busting-ship

Argentine deputy targeted in 'premeditated shooting'

An Argentine deputy has been seriously injured and another man killed in a shooting outside parliament in Buenos Aires, officials say.Hector Olivares, of Argentina's Radical Civic Union (UCR), was shot three times by armed suspects while walking with a colleague on Thursday morning.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48223177

‘Why do we fuel the war?’ French peace activists manage to stop arms shipment to Saudis – report

A ship that was set to carry arms to Saudi Arabia has apparently left France without them, a day after a protest at port. Activists rallied to stop the delivery, saying the weapons could be used to slaughter civilians in Yemen.

https://www.rt.com/news/458983-france-protest-arms-saudis/

Venezuela Announces Re-opening Borders With Brazil, Aruba

During a Friday morning press conference, Venezuelan vice president of economy said the nation is reopening its borders with Brazil, Aruba.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Announces-Re-opening-Borders-With-Brazil-Aruba-20190510-0012.html

U.S. crafting surrender plan, not peace deal: Palestinian foreign minister

The United States seems to be crafting a plan for a Palestinian surrender to Israel instead of a peace deal, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told a meeting at the United Nations attended by U.S. Middle East peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-un/us-crafting-surrender-plan-not-peace-deal-palestinian-foreign-minister-idUSKCN1SF2MN

Yemen's Houthis offer unilateral withdrawal from key ports in coming days - UN

The Houthis have offered to withdraw their forces from three key ports in Yemen starting this weekend, according to senior United Nations official in charge of monitoring the move.

https://www.rt.com/news/459006-houthis-withdraw-ports-yemen/

NPA offensive against RPA-ABB response to the long time demand of the people for justice

The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command applauds the Red fighters of New People’s Army (NPA) under the Armando Sumayang Jr. Command for their victorious offensive against members of the mercenary bandit terrorist armed group RPA-ABB around 1:30 this morning at Sitio Mambinay, Barangay Locotan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/philippines/npa-offensive-against-rpa-abb-response-to-the-long-time-demand-of-the-people-for-justice/

https://archive.is/bmV4K

Corporate murder: Trial opens of France Télécom executives over worker suicides

The trial that opened in Paris on Monday of seven former France Télécom executives on the spate of worker suicides at the company sheds a stark light on the brutality of the capitalist system.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/10/tele-m10.html

Brazilian Universities Reject Budget Cuts to Science, Education

A few days before the May 15 nationwide strike against social security reforms, Brazilian teachers, students and researchers held the 'Scientific March Against Budget Cuts and Education Dismantling" across the nation.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Universities-Reject-Budget-Cuts-to-Science-Education-20190510-0010.html

‘Time is no longer on our side’: Cambridge scientists to test radical ways to stop climate change

The University of Cambridge is launching a new research lab to explore radical ways of fixing the Earth’s climate.The new centre is being established in response to concerns current efforts to tackle climate change by reducing emissions will not be enough to halt or reverse damage to the environment.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cambridge-scientists-radical-ways-to-stop-climate-change-a8907766.html

 No.142308

Chelsea Manning Is Freed From Jail, Faces New Subpoena In WikiLeaks Case

Chelsea Manning has been freed from jail, more than a month after she was taken into custody for refusing to testify before a grand jury in a case involving WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/10/722059301/chelsea-manning-is-freed-from-jail-faces-new-subpoena-in-wikileaks-case

Ben Shapiro ends BBC interview, scolds host: 'I'm popular and no one has ever heard of you'

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro abruptly ended a BBC interview on Friday while telling host Andrew Neil "I'm popular and no one has ever heard of you" in a contentious exchange.The interview, which was conducted via satellite between London and Los Angeles, became heated after Neil claimed that "all the new policies" are "coming from the left, and they're popular," while conservatives were absent of new ideas.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/443138-ben-shapiro-ends-bbc-interview-scolds-host-im-popular-and-no-one-has-ever

https://archive.is/nZAxB

Proposed Rule Could Evict 55,000 Children From Subsidized Housing

Tens of thousands of poor children — all of them American citizens or legal residents — could lose their housing under a new rule proposed Friday by the Trump administration.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/10/722173775/proposed-rule-could-evict-55-000-children-from-subsidized-housing

Cell phone video from Sandra Bland’s 2015 traffic stop made public

Cellphone video footage from Sandra Bland’s 2015 traffic stop was made public this week, showing from her point of view the incident that led to her arrest and death in a jail cell. The video renews attention to her death in police custody and raises questions over the way it has been withheld for nearly four years.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/10/blan-m10.html

QAnon conspiracy theory on James Comey shuts school festival

A California school fundraiser has been cancelled after conspiracy theorists spread the claim it was the target of a terror attack by an ex-FBI chief.An innocuous tweet by James Comey about his previous jobs was interpreted online as code for a "false flag" assault on the family gathering.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48231708

Delta targets its workers with anti-union apps that push deceptive memes

Aviation is one of America's most concentrated industries, and workers have steadily lost ground to shareholders and execs, who have enriched themselves with tactics like flying planes to South America for maintenance by non-union technicians who do not speak the language that the maintenance manuals are written in.

https://boingboing.net/2019/05/10/crash-and-burn.html

Actress Olivia Munn made a savvy Uber investment in 2011 but was roasted for a now deleted tweet about it people called 'tone deaf'

"In 2011 I invested in UBER when it had only about 7,000 cars in just a few cities and 1.8 mil in net revenue," Munn wrote in the now-deleted tweet. "To see how much it's grown has been truly remarkable. Excited to see all the places @Uber will take us in the future.""We get it, you're rich," one person replied. Multiple people called the tweet "tone deaf."

https://www.businessinsider.com/olivia-munn-made-early-uber-investment-in-2011-getting-criticized-2019-5


 No.142309

OP/ED

Thank Russia for Winning World War II

Russia celebrates victory over the Third Reich on May 9th; the West celebrated it on May 8th. Separate celebrations make sense because the communists had a different fight against the Nazis than the free world did. The USA fought a quarter of the war that our Soviet allies waged – and we opened fire on them at the end. D-Day was timed to halt Russia’s advance west; not to liberate the continent from white supremacists. Western powers waited to open the second front until 11 months before the war ended because our richest racists kept doing business with the Aryans until 1945.There are many ways to visualize the fraction of the war fought by Western powers: More Uzbeks than Americans died. 14% of the USSR’s prewar population, 2k towns, 70k villages, 40k miles of railroad, and 100k collective farms were wiped out in a race war. https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/thank-russia-for-winning-world-war-ii/

Making Monsters: David Geffen

David Geffen is one of Hollywood’s most influential media moguls. Geffen, the owner of Dreamworks, is also one of the worlds only LGBT billionaires, with a net worth of $8.5 billion. It’s probably fair to say he is the world’s wealthiest gay man, well perhaps the world’s wealthiest OUT gay man.Forbes lists the 75-year-old as number 190 on their 2018 billionaires list and states that Geffen was born to Jewish immigrants. Biography.com expands on Geffen’s history by explaining that his parents were poor textile workers who immigrated from the Soviet Union.This is an interesting and humbling history that, when told, serves to humanize Geffen and identify him with the problems of the global working class. Clearly erasing or changing historical narratives so that they deviate from the truth serves as no form of justice, so I’m not saying that Geffen’s story shouldn’t be told, rather I’m saying that it should be told in context. …. It matters not that Geffen was born poor, that he grew up Jewish and gay. So have countless others — ones who didn’t devour the working class that Geffen is apparently so proud to originate from. Being marginalized in some aspects of your identity does not erase the harm caused by the hoarding the fruits of other people’s labor.

https://itsgoingdown.org/making-monsters-david-geffen/

According to our capitalist overlords, you're broke because you eat lunch

We live in what feels like permanently lean times. Forty-two per cent of American adults are at risk of retiring broke, a whopping 60% don’t have enough money saved to cover a $1,000 expense and the majority don’t expect their lot to improve in 2019. But fret no more, for the Nobel-worthy economists at LadderLife.com (“we make life insurance simple”) have figured out what’s holding you back from getting ahead, saving for retirement and taking out a lavish life insurance policy: lunch.According to a study commissioned by the altruistic insurance website and reported by USA Today, the average American spends nearly $1,500 a month on “nonessential items” such as takeout or delivery, gym memberships, rideshares and “buying lunch”. So, food, exercise, transportation and … um, food. Also on the chopping block: personal grooming (because hiring managers love an unkempt dirtbag), bottled water (think of your thirst as God’s way of punishing you for your poor financial planning) and TV or movie streaming services (forget “Netflix and chill”, it’s time for “stare at the wall and drool”). But who has time to watch movies anyway when you get up at 4am to walk to work because they defunded public transit in your area? Oh well, at least that takes care of exercise. Meeting a friend for drinks or coffee? Whatever you say, Warren Buffett.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/09/capitalist-overlords-lunch-usa-today


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>>142308

>Ben Shapiro telling host Andrew Neil "I'm popular and no one has ever heard of you"




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