Daily News Thread 8/16

Sebastian Flores
Sebastian Flores

US govt demand for info on 1.3mn visitors to anti-Trump site is ‘abuse of authority’ – hosting firm

The Superior Court of DC has requested DreamHost to provide “all” information available to them about disruptj20.org, the website for organized protests against Trump’s inauguration on January 20. The company says the demand amounts to "investigatory overreach".
https://www.rt.com/usa/399692-doj-requests-protesters-ip-addresses/

'We moved as quickly as we could': Baltimore quietly removed 4 Confederate monuments overnight

Four Confederate monuments were quietly removed in Baltimore, Maryland overnight early Wednesday to avoid violence, after a White nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly on Saturday.
http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-confederate-monuments-removed-overnight-in-baltimore-2017-8

Trump Ends Business Councils as CEOs Turn Against President

Donald Trump said he’s disbanding two advisory groups of American business leaders, after CEOs quit this week as the president faced blowback for failing to sufficiently condemn white supremacists.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/trump-ceo-strategy-council-is-said-to-be-disbanding-after-exodus

Black Hawk down: 5 feared dead in Army helicopter crash off Hawaii

The US Coast Guard is searching for five people who were on board the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that went down in the Pacific Ocean west of the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
https://www.rt.com/usa/399795-black-hawk-hawaii-crash/

Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush jump into the fray criticizing Trump's Charlottesville comments

Mitt Romney rejected President Trump's assertion Tuesday that "both sides" were responsible for the violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/mitt-romney-and-jeb-bush-jump-into-the-fray-criticizing-trumps-charlottesville-comments/article/2631659

Trump Says Amazon Does ‘Great Damage’ to Retailers

U.S. President Donald Trump once again unloaded on Amazon.com Inc., tweeting that the company is hurting other retailers and implying that it’s killing industry jobs across the U.S.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/trump-says-amazon-does-great-damage-to-retailers-shares-fall

China angered at U.S. criticism of religious freedom, says U.S. not perfect

China hit back on Wednesday at criticism by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of its record on religious freedom, saying the United States was not perfect and should be looking after its own affairs rather than making baseless accusations.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-religion-china-idUSKCN1AW0TC

Georgia judge suspended for comparing anti-confederate statue protesters to Isis

A judge in Georgia has been suspended after sharing controversial comments on social media about confederate statues and protesters.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/georgia-judge-suspended-comparing-anti-confederate-statue-protesters-isis-1635324

Mexican Workers March in Protest at NAFTA Renegotiations

Trade unions believe they have a right to know the terms and conditions of the NAFTA renegotiations, which they claim are inaccessible.
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Mexican-Workers-March-in-Protest-at-NAFTA-Renegotiations-20170816-0014.html

Discover Ends Dealings With 'Hate Groups' After Charlottesville

Discover Financial Services said it’s ending merchant agreements with extremist organizations that incite violence.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/discover-ends-dealings-with-hate-groups-after-charlottesville

Hope Hicks to Serve as Interim Communications Director, White House Official Says

Hope Hicks, White House director of strategic communications, has been named President Trump’s interim director of communications, according to a White House official.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/hope-hicks-to-serve-as-interim-communications-director-white-house-official

Texas clamps down on abortion insurance - forcing women to take out rape coverage

Texas has passed a new law that requires women to pay extra insurance to cover non-emergency abortions ― a move critics say forces women into buying rape insurance.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/texas-clamps-down-abortion-insurance-forcing-women-take-out-rape-coverage-1635312

Labour's Sarah Champion resigns over 'poor choice of words' on Asian paedophile gangs

Champion quit her role as Secretary of State for Woman and Equalities following an article in The Sun, which suggested people were "not addressing" the issue surrounding the ethnicity of child abuse gangs.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/labours-sarah-champion-resigns-over-poor-choice-words-asian-paedophile-gangs-1635325

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.rt.com/usa/399692-doj-requests-protesters-ip-addresses/
http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-confederate-monuments-removed-overnight-in-baltimore-2017-8
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/trump-ceo-strategy-council-is-said-to-be-disbanding-after-exodus
https://www.rt.com/usa/399795-black-hawk-hawaii-crash/
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/mitt-romney-and-jeb-bush-jump-into-the-fray-criticizing-trumps-charlottesville-comments/article/2631659
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/trump-says-amazon-does-great-damage-to-retailers-shares-fall
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-religion-china-idUSKCN1AW0TC
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/georgia-judge-suspended-comparing-anti-confederate-statue-protesters-isis-1635324
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Mexican-Workers-March-in-Protest-at-NAFTA-Renegotiations-20170816-0014.html
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/discover-ends-dealings-with-hate-groups-after-charlottesville
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/hope-hicks-to-serve-as-interim-communications-director-white-house-official
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/texas-clamps-down-abortion-insurance-forcing-women-take-out-rape-coverage-1635312
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/labours-sarah-champion-resigns-over-poor-choice-words-asian-paedophile-gangs-1635325
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Will-Artificial-Intelligence-Make-Society-Obsolete--20170816-0013.html
https://itsgoingdown.org/alexandria-va-richard-spencer-hides-on-his-roof-from-angry-crowd/
https://subversionpress.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/nowhere-to-go-automation-then-now/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/names-hizbul-mujahideen-terrorist-group-170816151503838.html
https://twitter.com/tariqnasheed/status/897896461672751104
https://www.marxist.com/after-charlottesville-how-the-working-class-can-defeat-the-right.htm
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/08/16/cheyenne-mountain-resort-cancels-plans-host-white-nationalist-vdare-conference-after-wide-criticism/217657
https://gizmodo.com/cloudflare-ceo-on-terminating-service-to-neo-nazi-site-1797915295
https://youtu.be/lyeTj002DCo
https://theoutline.com/post/2121/squarespace-is-dropping-richard-spencer-s-think-tank-and-other-alt-right-websites
Josiah Howard
Josiah Howard

Trump Ends Business Councils as CEOs Turn Against President.

Literally flipping over the Monopoly game board and stomping out of the room.

Adrian Nguyen
Adrian Nguyen

ty based news user

Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy

Based. Is it happening guys?

Thomas Cox
Thomas Cox

The best part is like an hour before he decided to end the council the council themselves decided they were disbanding on their own. Trump just didn't want to be one-upped. What a cuck.

Michael Foster
Michael Foster

OP/ED

Will Artificial Intelligence Make Society Obsolete?

Many are concerned about the application of computer processing power to automation of work and the impact on jobs and joblessness.
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Will-Artificial-Intelligence-Make-Society-Obsolete--20170816-0013.html

Alexandria, VA: Richard Spencer Hides on His Roof From Angry Crowd

“a shaken Spencer took to the roof to film activists while hiding his face, prompting police to guard the rear entrance of his apartment building for the rest of the night. We chanted, “We are not afraid of you!”’
https://itsgoingdown.org/alexandria-va-richard-spencer-hides-on-his-roof-from-angry-crowd/

Charles Adams
Charles Adams

Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush jump into the fray criticizing Trump's Charlottesville comments

Henry Allen
Henry Allen

lol the booty blasted responses to Mitt

Luke Diaz
Luke Diaz

Richard Spencer hides on roof from angry crowd
"We are not afraid of you!"

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Christopher Scott
Christopher Scott

I'm pretty sure this tweet wasn't about a riot in Greece in 2009.
fucking kek why do they keep doing this to themselves.

Sebastian Jones
Sebastian Jones

lmao

Michael Parker
Michael Parker

'We moved as quickly as we could': Baltimore quietly removed 4 Confederate monuments overnight
Why the fuck did Baltimore have Confederate monuments? Maryland wasn't in the confederacy.

Nolan Brooks
Nolan Brooks

Many are concerned about the application of computer processing power to automation of work and the impact on jobs and joblessness.
I've read a great analysis of this question recently:
https://subversionpress.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/nowhere-to-go-automation-then-now/

Oliver Kelly
Oliver Kelly

My favorite news of the day

James Morris
James Morris

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/names-hizbul-mujahideen-terrorist-group-170816151503838.html
US names Hizbul Mujahideen as 'terrorist' group
US designates Kashmir's largest armed group fighting against Indian rule as "foreign terrorist" organisation.

Gavin Reyes
Gavin Reyes

Richard Spencer Hides on His Roof From Angry Crowd
brings a smile to my face. between this, that video of the statue being toppled, and the fact baltimore was so shook they removed all of their in the middle of the night, I feel like things are about to start getting real smashy in the near future.

Owen Jones
Owen Jones

@SoCal4Trump

Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks

Maryland was in the soft union, like the states that were barely apart of the union during the war

Evan Edwards
Evan Edwards

White Nationalist admits He's LARPing; takes off polo and hat in embarrassing denouncement
https://twitter.com/tariqnasheed/status/897896461672751104

You can't make this shit up

Jaxon Lewis
Jaxon Lewis

TFW I was there for the Spencer thing

Chase Robinson
Chase Robinson

Was it as good as it sounds?

Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan

Btw what is the name of that flag: more leftists need to use it in the US.

Joshua Green
Joshua Green

I hate to sound like a fucking Clintonite but at this point, it is very clear we are under rule of a fucking dementia addled President with anger management issues, who has been reduced to a toddler through stress.

Jayden Turner
Jayden Turner

Oh God yes. About 60 leftists marched like 5-6 blocks under the red flag, the DSA flag, the IWW flag, the SAlt flag, and the Black flag. Random pedestrians we're hopping in with us (we picked up 10-12 random along the way). Blocked one of the major thoroughfares in Alexandria. Some politician was there and led everyone in Solidarity Forever, which transitioned straight into a change of "NAZI SCUM FUCK OFF."

Shit was beautiful, mane.

Dylan Campbell
Dylan Campbell

1776 Huntington Flag.

Benjamin Davis
Benjamin Davis

Please be safe. Fill a painters bucket with concrete and take it with you when blocking roads. That way cars will be disabled that run it over.

Carson Morris
Carson Morris

Fuck, that sounds amazing. Wish I was there, I'm an Arlington native.

Eli Jackson
Eli Jackson

That's fucking beautiful.

Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson

Cops bugged us a little when we were mourning at the farmers market with the wobbly medics that treated her. But they realized that they wouldn't be able to stop us, so they put a squad car in the travel lane to prevent us from getting run over while mourning someone who was just run over.

But that's all they did. Just put one car in the road and watched us.

Aiden Wright
Aiden Wright

Holy shit. This right here is the news of the week. The U.S. openly favoring India against Pakistan in Kashmir is incredibly dangerous. It is probably at attempt to encircle China in anticipation of Chinese imperial expansion, but giving the shaft to Pakistan is going to cause serious instability in the direction of Iran and Afghanistan.

Ian Jackson
Ian Jackson

I'm uncomfortable with the whole antifa thing

but god damn is the whole right wing spergout they entice always funny

Liam Anderson
Liam Anderson

Can you expand on this more? I don't know very much about the India-Pakistan conflict, nor India-China's recent ones.

Antifa has been playing pretty smart the past couple days desu. I don't tend to like them that much because they can tend to shoot themselves in the foot. Let's hope they keep playing it safe and just stick to confederate statues.

Luke Kelly
Luke Kelly

Can you expand on this more? I don't know very much about the India-Pakistan conflict, nor India-China's recent ones.
different user but America has always had to pull a weird balancing act when it comes to india/pakistan because they wanted both countries on their side during the Cold War (Richard Nixon loved Pakistan but JFK was really pro-India for example.) But right now China is trying to expand its geopolitical influence and forge better ties with Pakistan so the US is trying to counter them by favoring India more.
When the war on terror first started maintaining healthy relations with Pakistan was a huge deal because it was supposed to be a moderate Muslim country and US partner against AL-Qaeda. But now America is drifting away from Pakistan, probably due to them hiding Bin Laden.

Leo Bailey
Leo Bailey

https://www.marxist.com/after-charlottesville-how-the-working-class-can-defeat-the-right.htm

Great analysis of the events in Charlottesville

What Charlottesville demonstrates is the critical urgency of an immense political task for which there are no shortcuts. That the working class is an overwhelming force numerically goes without saying. But on the political front it lacks a mass, independent, organized expression, and on the economic front, is consistently sold short by the pro-capitalist labor leaders. The consciously organized working class, in the form of a mass socialist party, could stop a burgeoning fascist movement in its tracks. Most importantly, it alone can put an end to the impasse that has given rise to a resurgence of right-wing terror, by striking collective blows against the material basis of reaction.

Logan Stewart
Logan Stewart

Thanks for the quality info comrade. But why is favoring India so dangerous as user said? How does Pakistan getting closer with China put Iran and Afghanistan in further danger?

Jayden Hall
Jayden Hall

The consciously organized working class, in the form of a mass socialist party, could stop a burgeoning fascist movement in its tracks.
How the fuck could a socialist "mass party" stop fascism and how is such a thing even feasable? What year is this, 1916?
striking collective blows against the material basis of reaction.
What does this even mean? There's LARPing but this is some next level shit

Austin Torres
Austin Torres

How the fuck could a socialist "mass party" stop fascism

There's only one place this ship is going, and it's into the ocean. We are destroying the environment and so to, we are destroying ourselves, all in the pursuit of wealth we have no means of pursuing.

The people feel it. They know, that there is no future possible in which they can retire.

Fascism does not offer a future that does not involve either genocide or a mass separation of family, of friend.

To point out the differences between the two results is to unify the people around a banner that is not capitalism, nor fascism, but conclusion.

Parker Flores
Parker Flores

Well this reply didn't make any more sense

Samuel Gray
Samuel Gray

How the fuck could a socialist "mass party" stop fascism and how is such a thing even feasable?

A large socialist party? What do you mean how is such a thing even feasible? - are you seriously saying that you cannot possibly imagine how a small socialist political organization could grow in number and support in the right conditions (e.g. the present political polarization in society) and with the right leadership?

> striking collective blows against the material basis of reaction.
How is this LARPing? What would striking collective blows against the material basis of reaction mean? It would mean collectively dismantling the material basis of fascism; every ideology has a material basis. It would mean removing and debunking the myths and spin of the right wing, and offering instead to these people a concrete socialist set of ideas, and a party capable of putting these ideas into practice.

Christian Murphy
Christian Murphy

If you can't find sense to it, that's fine. My point is fascism doesn't offer a solution. And it actually just justifies already existing Capitalism, for which people know this century will be our own end.

Jonathan Myers
Jonathan Myers

Cheyenne Mountain Resort cancels plans to host white nationalist VDare conference after wide criticism

As Media Matters reported, VDare recently announced, and started taking reservations for, its April 2018 conference at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. The event was scheduled to feature “a weekend of candor, fellowship, and top-notch speakers, as we celebrate the shifting political tides and discuss the way forward for patriotic immigration reform and American national identity.”

Those plans were canceled today by the resort, which is a part of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. The resort emailed the following statement: “Cheyenne Mountain Resort will not be hosting the VDARE Foundation in April of next year. We remain committed to respecting the privacy of guests at the resort.”

https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/08/16/cheyenne-mountain-resort-cancels-plans-host-white-nationalist-vdare-conference-after-wide-criticism/217657

Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray

Cloudflare CEO on Terminating Service to Neo-Nazi Site: 'The Daily Stormer Are Assholes'

"This was my decision. Our terms of service reserve the right for us to terminate users of our network at our sole discretion. My rationale for making this decision was simple: the people behind the Daily Stormer are assholes and I’d had enough."

https://gizmodo.com/cloudflare-ceo-on-terminating-service-to-neo-nazi-site-1797915295

4chan next?

Eli Martinez
Eli Martinez

4chan next?
Oh god yes

Brody Cruz
Brody Cruz

4chan is an Internet institution; They would never take it down. R…right, guys?

Matthew Roberts
Matthew Roberts

I certainly hope so. halfchan hasn't been good in fucking years

Wyatt Harris
Wyatt Harris

TAKE THAT BACK

Christian Watson
Christian Watson

No. Been browsing there since '08. I hope CloudFare finally puts it out of its misery

Jonathan Turner
Jonathan Turner

4chan next?
I hope so.
The only way imageboards can be saved is by killing 4chan.
The people who care enough for imageboards will make their own, and the newfags will fuck off to reddit.
The only issue is that all /pol/yps will come here.

David Hill
David Hill

Don't think this will end with them. This is the concern people have always had with Cloudflare. Our own sites could very well be next.

Dylan Jenkins
Dylan Jenkins

https://youtu.be/lyeTj002DCo

Cooper Phillips
Cooper Phillips

It wouldn't solve the auts, but god it would be worthwhile for the tears alone

Jace Gomez
Jace Gomez

he doesn't want Chelsea Manning to stomp on his face
He's more of a faggot than I could have ever imagined

Dominic Brown
Dominic Brown

I'm always suspicious of business intervening, especially silicon valley.

Carson Robinson
Carson Robinson

This is only the beginning

Squarespace is dropping Richard Spencer’s think tank and other “alt-right” websites

<The hosting service has given multiple sites 48 hours to find a new hosting provider.

https://theoutline.com/post/2121/squarespace-is-dropping-richard-spencer-s-think-tank-and-other-alt-right-websites

Luke Clark
Luke Clark

Of course, but sometimes you have to just enjoy the moment knowing it's going to hurt later.

Aaron Parker
Aaron Parker

China hit back on Wednesday at criticism by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of its record on religious freedom, saying the United States was not perfect and should be looking after its own affairs rather than making baseless accusations.

Trump will need some ice for that burn.

Easton Rogers
Easton Rogers

As long as they kick /pol/ out they'll be fine.

Levi Richardson
Levi Richardson

First they came for the /pol/yps, and I said nothing for I was not a /pol/yp…

David Hernandez
David Hernandez

Eh, I am too, but even porky liberals can have flashes of conscious

Jacob Cruz
Jacob Cruz

Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush jump into the fray criticizing Trump's Charlottesville comments
So this… is the power of meme magic…

Jacob Evans
Jacob Evans

God, their short lived cultural hegemony is crumbling beneath their feet. Honestly I didn't really see this coming, I thought they/their ideology would just slowly become more normalized

Jason Martin
Jason Martin

I predicted it. Too many people have too many friends who aren't white, or are women, and these are the two groups these people shit on the most.

When push comes to shoves it's trusting the internet vs people trusting what they know, and they're going to trust what they know.

Henry Peterson
Henry Peterson

Take down 4chan, take down Holla Forums, create a new dawn in Something Awful cultural hegemony

Angel Hill
Angel Hill

The far right was only popular because they weren't SJWs. Now that they basically are no one wants them around.

Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell

Bannon says to crush the far right

Maybe he really is a Leninist

Nicholas Murphy
Nicholas Murphy

a company providing ddos protection to ISIS is condemning someone
I'm not even sure what it really made me think.

Chase Walker
Chase Walker

They're not becoming SJWs, they're becoming worse. They've got all the same idpol obsessions except they like to scream about killing everyone, and now they are actually following through with this widely publicized domestic terrorism. The average joe doesn't like being told that reading comics or playing video games or watching movies makes him a vile subhuman pig, but he's not going to feel any more love toward a group that still shouts that everything he does makes him a vile subhuman pig but also points a gun at his head.

Tyler Green
Tyler Green

It was this point Richard Spencer knew, he fucked up.

Logan Morgan
Logan Morgan

I hate you Hoochie, but I agree. Clinton at least has her sanity.

Luke Sullivan
Luke Sullivan

I wouldn't take it that far.

Isaac Russell
Isaac Russell

Can you expand on this more?
India and Pakistan have been arguing over Kashmir since they split. The region is mountainous and has significant strategic military value. The citizens of Kashmir mostly favor Pakistan, and they have created resistence groups which fight with the Indian military. India accuses Pakistan of providing both material support and safe haven to the rebels, which is almost certainly the case. Both sides have frequently threatened war, but recently both Pakistan and India became nuclear powers. This has kept the conflict from boiling over into a full-scale war.

Throughout the conflict, the United States has vascillated between the two countries over the issue of Kashmir, playing the Clint Eastwood character in A Fistfull of Dollars. Now the Americans are declaring the Kashmiri militants to be illegitimate. That gives India tacit approval to control Kashmir. Pakistan is not going to take this lying down, and there is a good chance that–much as in A Fistful of Dollars–the Americans finally taking a side is going to mean a bloodbath.

Cameron Robinson
Cameron Robinson

Bannon calls /pol/ "losers" and "clowns" after they shilled like Paultards for him
This really is the best post-election timeline.

Adam Hughes
Adam Hughes

Some nice work there fam. Fucking terrifying though.

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