Daily News Thread 2/13

North Korea calls ballistic missile test-fire a success

Kim was present at the site and personally gave the order for the launch, which was the first missile test by Pyongyang since US President Donald Trump took office, KCNA reported.

Podemos leader tightens grip on Spanish party after landslide re-election

Pablo Iglesias sees off challenge from more moderate deputy after months of public infighting about direction of anti-austerity party

Boeing, machinists face off over union at South Carolina plant

Boeing Co faces its first union vote on Wednesday at its aircraft factory in South Carolina, a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation's most strongly anti-union state.

‘Neo-Nazis’ beat up brothers over ‘anti-fascist’ sticker: cops

A group of “Neo-Nazis” beat up two twin brothers and menaced them with a knife in front of a Lower East Side bar Saturday morning when they took offense to an “anti-fascist” sticker on one of the men’s cell phone cases, police said.

UK: Journalists who obtain leaked official material could be sent to prison under new proposals

Campaigners have expressed outrage at new proposals that could lead to journalists being jailed for up to 14 years for obtaining leaked official documents.

Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns

UK government’s treatment of EU nationals may colour EU27’s approach to reciprocal rights, says document.

US Hiring Mercenaries with $1,500 Daily Wages for War in Southern Yemen: Reports

Intelligence sources in Sana'a disclosed that the US has sent a large number of mercenaries it has hired on high wages to the Southern parts of Yemen to help the Saudi troops against the Yemeni forces there.

'Predictive Policing' Is Coming to Canada's Capital, and Privacy Advocates Are Worried

Officers now have access to social media posts and other information directly in patrol car computers. Activists say it could discourage legitimate protests.

A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone

Bikkannavar says he was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol and pressured to give the CBP agents his phone and access PIN. Since the phone was issued by NASA, it may have contained sensitive material that wasn’t supposed to be shared.

Mexico protesters march against Trump's immigration policies

Tens of thousands of people in Mexico have taken to the streets to protest against Donald Trump's immigration policies and plan for a border wall.

Threat eases at nation’s tallest dam, in NorCal, but evacs still in place

Some 188,000 people were ordered or urged to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing Sunday and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.

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Turmoil at the National Security Council, From the Top Down

The national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, has hunkered down since investigators began looking into what, exactly, he told the Russian ambassador to the United States about the lifting of sanctions imposed in the last days of the Obama administration, and whether he misled Vice President Mike Pence about those conversations.

The Labor Movement Must Learn These Lessons From the Election

 An interview with Jane McAlevey.

On the Line

How call centers quietly became the modern epicenter of precarious, exploitative work.

Backed by Democrats, union pushes sellout deal to end Momentive strike

As the strike of 700 workers at Momentive Performance Materials, a specialized chemical plant in Waterford, New York, entered its fourth month, a tentative contract was reached late last Wednesday. The final negotiations were reportedly conducted with the direct intervention of aides to New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Standing Rock chairman looks to history as divisions emerge among activists

Tribal leader Dave Archambault II has struggled to forge unity among native people, as some see him as an enemy in the struggle against Donald Trump.

The global targeted killings bandwagon: who’s next after France?

Targeted killing – the killing of specific individuals usually performed by drones – is a globally expanding practice. What will happen when Russia, Turkey and China launch their own operations?

Trump’s Airport Kingdom

Trump couldn’t institute his Muslim ban by himself; it depended on the complaisance of thousands of bureaucrats, any of whom could decide to stop following orders if they wanted to. Nobody did.

The Blackwater of Jihad

A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global.

Thank you as always, OP.

2 stories about mercenaries in the news

Daily autism thread, more like it

Sage because this shit really shouldn't be getting an audience

Bump then.

I occasionally find this thread useful.

Marx speed OP

If you have a better idea for a thread then make it


unless I can see some statistics of strike frequency and union membership in the US I'm not convinced the labor movement is gaining traction

thanks for letting us know you saged the thread, reddit


You're doing god's work mate



Stop whining then and make the kind of threads that you want to be seeing. Most people here appreciate these threads, including myself.

There's neo-nazis in Manhattan? The ultimate place of gentrification?

what article is this from?

Boeing story

I like how capitalism is all about rational self interest and individualism until workers try to assert their own individuality. Then suddenly you are suppose to care about your poor old boss

Words cannot describe how much I hate those fucks and the corrupt bastards who hire them.

It's a racket to funnel money into Blackwater.

fuck you, OP is keeping the periscope up.

Read it all, thanks OP

How can anyone be this much of a faggot?

Great fucking shit comrade, keep up the good work. Fuck the naysayers.

I think that one thread isn't the best format for multiple news topics since it's tougher to follow convos about multiple unrelated topics in one thread than it would be otherwise. Also the format looks like the shit that one arsehole posts on crab threads that trigger him. Maybe we should make a /leftynews/?

Lefties are spread thin enough on this site as it.


don't do that

bumpity bumpity

Fuck off, cunt.