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Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump exhibit shut down over violence

An exhibit by actor Shia LaBeouf that lambasted President Donald Trump has been shut down because it had turned into "a flashpoint for violence".

Steinmeier becomes German president

Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of the 1,260 votes by lawmakers and representatives of Germany's 16 federal states.

French economist Piketty joins team of left-wing candidate Hamon

Piketty will advise Hamon on subjects relating to the "European budget treaty", the chart showed, without giving further details. Campaign officials were not immediately available to comment on his role.

Switzerland votes to relax its citizenship rules

People in Switzerland have voted to relax the country's strict citizenship rules, making it easier for third-generation immigrants to become Swiss.

Democrats, advocates question ICE raids after hundreds of arrests

Immigrant rights activists and Democrats are raising concerns this weekend about recent immigration enforcement actions – though immigration officials maintain that only routine actions targeting criminals were underway.

GOP bill would gut EPA

A House Republican is sponsoring legislation to do away with large portions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including environmental justice and greenhouse gas programs.

Dollar-a-dose, off-patent drug being marketed in the US for $89,000 as a muscular dystrophy treatment

Deflazacort, a steroid, can be purchased online from non-US sources for $1.00, but now it's being marketed by Illinois's Marathon Pharmaceuticals for $89,000 as Emflaza, to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which predominantly affects men in their 20s.

Protests Against Planned Parenthood Rouse Dueling Rallies Nationwide

Anti-abortion rights protesters gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday, in a series of rallies calling on politicians to end federal funding for the century-old organization. The activists planned to picket outside roughly 200 Planned Parenthood clinics — but at many of those locations, counterprotesters were there to meet them.

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State G.O.P. Leaders Move Swiftly as Party Bickers in Congress

While Republicans in Washington appear flummoxed by the complexities of one-party rule, struggling with issues from repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, to paying for President Trump’s promised wall on the Mexican border, rising party leaders in the states seem far more at ease and assertive.

The Wagenknecht Question

The German left’s response to right-wing populism will determine its future.

Reason, creativity and freedom: the communalist model

Humanity stands at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, history calls for a grassroots democracy at a global scale. If we look carefully, all the tools are at hand.

America's housing crisis: 'A problem we need to hate more’

Interview with sociologist Matthew Desmond on the genesis of Evicted, his acclaimed book about those affected by the eviction epidemic in the US.

Trump’s Economic Cabinet Is Mostly Bare. This Man Fills the Void.

Gary Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, was summoned to Trump Tower for a discussion about the economy. It would be the first of many such meetings with President-elect Donald J. Trump.

‘I feel like I have been buried alive’: families live in fear and isolation as Erdoğan leads a witch-hunt

More than 125,000 people have been sacked on suspicion of links to a dissident cleric. Two teachers and a law student describe how this has affected them.

A Look At Why 'Crime Pays' In Indian Politics

The world's largest democracy, it turns out, has a government full of men – and occasionally women – who are steeped in and emerging from the world of crime.

The European Central Bank is about to do something very stupid

Back in 2012, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi declared that "the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro." He has apparently already forgotten that promise.

10 years later, Putin's 'Munich Warning' has proved frighteningly true

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s speech in Munich, is now considered to have been a turning point in Russia’s foreign policy.

All the more reason not to vote for him then.

Wtf is this nigger doing?

Trying to sell books by sounding edgy whilst just being a Social Liberal?

This is a very cynical undermining of 15 years of research he's done, providing for the very first time empirical evidence of the effects of inequality.

You may not like his prescriptions, but that is something you can't take away from him.

15 years of research into defending a milquetoast SocDem position we fundamentally disagree with isn't going to do much to soften our stance on the issue.

Oh, well. It was up until Holla Forums nerds showed up.

How did no one with an itchy fist end up at the exhibit if it became such a hotbed?

lmao Holla Forumstards will fall for any woman as long as they are white.

That picture was made here, la.

Uhm, Shia pushed that guy who said Hitler did nothing wrong. That's extreme assault. Holla Forums were absolutely right to run to the police crying like little babies.


I guess Trump succeed in dividing us then.


Once again, POC LARPing Nazism. Typical of Holla Forums.

Sheesh, lads, I'm being sarcastic.

Fucking hell. La is "lad" in Scouse.

my sides took off to another galaxy when his lecture was postponed

It's always funny when burgers don't get British slang. I told one guy who was being an unfunny cunt but using the bantz excuse to fuck off back to Nandos and he was completely stumped a while back. Holla Forums misusing bantz is a sorry sight to see.


Is this true or just a meme? I thought this had been debunked

So Turkey has gone full fashy and not a single source from the MSM is reporting it?


The Wagenknecht Question

The German left’s response to right-wing populism will determine its future.


the article seems to have been deleted, what was it about









so Die Linkw caring more about 🍀🍀🍀racism🍀🍀🍀 and electoral success that class struggle then



This is true everywhere, ditch the fucking SJWs and learn to tolerate nationalism and un-diverse groups.

Shia didn't get arrested for that, he punched a mexican and the cops were right there. The Hitler dindu nuffin guy didn't give a fuck he came back again and trolled Shia and asked him about the Holocaust

am i having a stroke?

come on guys


But we're all the same, you can jam 2.5m muslim men into a country in a few years and they will be the same as German men, in fact if they are not it is the Germans fault for poor treatment of the refugees.


This pleases me

Some memes just write themselves.

Here's an archived version restored from from Google cache: archive.is/hI6wv

Yeah, it was a reasonable article, but they got pushback and finally removed it.

From who?


Absolutely infuriating, 'can we not' tier fucking liberal trash. Yes you have to listen and respond to people who are watching their country change without a single vote cast for it, their concerns will be heard at some stage, and they are not all fucking racist to hold the view Merkel is retarded for not Governing the country properly.

Hi Holla Forums.

No I don't, I have to kill them since they are the ones who want to change the country for the worst.

Sure but they are all anti-freedom of movement nativists.

Agreed, she's not rounding up and deporting all the anti-immigration advocates.

Sorry but I'm not a fan of superstitious beliefs.

Limiting immigration is change for the worst, please, you are crusading against the obvious r

You are a little faggot who isn't trying to get elected, nobody gives a shit about your edge.

Fucking LARPers, how about you step out of your imaginary little world and enter the real world for a change. These people are voting right because the left are a bunch of college kids who have neither the ability nor the intention to address their material concerns. The left is never gonna fucking grow if it isn't willing to engage with people they don't agree with.

I used to be an anti-immigration neo-nazi.

Do you think there are a lot of Neo Nazi voters in Austria, Holland, France and Germany? They are normalfaggot who don't swallow the diversity argument as an axiomatic moral good, and are angry they can't express it. Fucking having a conversation with most of these voters is a release valve. But like that Jacobin article deletion, Liberals strike again, can't even have a fucking 'what's to be done' talk.

the case with LeBeouf is instructive about the role of the state. it does not want to mediate conflict, it must smother all intensity. violence as 'violence' is a modern invention.

"When Biopower starts speaking of 'violence on the highways' we begin to realize that for imperial society the term violence only refers to its vocation for death. This society has forged this negative concept of violence in order to reject anything within it that might still carry a certain intensity or charge. In an increasingly explicit way, imperial society, in all its details, experiences itself as violence. When this society hunts down violence everywhere, it does nothing other than express its own desire to pass away.

I can already smell Holla Forums triggers


Ah yes, let's make fun of fat people and associate them with Holla Forums.

He shouldn't have underestimated Trumpcuck autism.

fat-shaming as a concept is singularly proof that idpol has gone way too fucking far

who the fuck identifies as a changeable state of being?