Daily News Thread 2/14

Russia Accuses U.S. of ‘Paranoia’ Over Ties After Flynn's Ouster

Russian lawmakers reacted with dismay and anger to U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, calling it a sign that Donald Trump’s White House is driven by the same “paranoia” toward the Kremlin as previous presidencies.
bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-14/russia-accuses-u-s-of-paranoia-over-ties-after-flynn-s-ouster


Kim Jong Un's half-brother has reportedly been killed in Malaysia

The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia, a South Korean government source told Reuters on Tuesday.
businessinsider.com/kim-jong-nam-killed-2017-2


Wife and stepson charged in murder of Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri

Both were charged with murder, abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Frank Ancona, who was shot in the head.
theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/13/kkk-leader-murdered-frank-ancona-missouri


US sanctions Venezuela vice-president over trafficking claims

The US has imposed sanctions on the new vice-president of Venezuela, accusing him of involvement in international drug trafficking.
bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38964575


No return home in sight for thousands of Californians sheltering from dam

Tens of thousands of Californians faced an indefinite stay in shelters as engineers worked for a second day on Tuesday to fix the United States' tallest dam before more storms sweep the region.
reuters.com/article/us-california-dam-idUSKBN15S04W


Senators plot bipartisan bill on self-driving cars

A bipartisan duo in the Senate is planning to craft legislation to advance autonomous vehicle technology as part of a major congressional effort to speed up the deployment of self-driving cars.
thehill.com/policy/transportation/319256-senators-plot-bipartisan-bill-on-self-driving-cars


Drivers' strike paralyses Uber, Ola services in Indian capital

A strike led by drivers' unions in the Indian capital demanding better pay from Uber and Ola has paralyzed the ride-hailing services that have grabbed business from traditional taxi and rickshaw operators with their cheaper fares.
reuters.com/article/us-india-taxis-idUSKBN15S0R3


Divided Senate Confirms Steven Mnuchin to Be Treasury Secretary

The Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Treasury Department, in a vote mostly along party lines Monday night as Democrats criticized him as a Wall Street-friendly banker who breaks with Trump's promise to stand for American workers.
nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-gears-partisan-vote-treasury-secretary-n719581


Turkey detains 600 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Turkish police have detained more than 600 people over alleged links to Kurdish militants in the past two days, state media said on Tuesday, a crackdown the pro-Kurdish parliamentary party said was aimed at sidelining it ahead of an April referendum.
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-turkey-security-kurds-idUKKBN15T0HB


Lloyds Bank closes in on Berlin as post-Brexit EU hub: sources

Lloyds Banking Group is close to selecting Berlin as a European base to secure market access to the European Union when Britain leaves the bloc, sources told Reuters.
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-lloyds-banking-idUKKBN15S20H


Angela Merkel angrily cancels Israel summit over new settlements law, report says

Reichstag officially cancels talks due to German election, but sources say real reason is anger at new law legalising settlements built on private Palestinian land
independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/angela-merkel-cancel-israel-summit-new-settlement-law-germany-chancellor-palestinian-territory-gaza-a7579831.html

Other urls found in this thread:

jacobinmag.com/2017/02/trump-gop-democrats-protests-marches-social-movement/
theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/14/us-immigration-ice-deportation-raids
money.cnn.com/2017/02/13/news/economy/mexico-trump-us-corn/
counterpunch.org/2017/02/14/nafta-has-harmed-mexico-much-more-than-a-wall-will-ever-do/
reuters.com/article/us-philippines-drugs-children-insight-idUSKBN15T1NB
boomcalifornia.com/2017/02/07/anthropologist-as-court-jester-civil-disobedience-and-the-peoples-cafe/
nytimes.com/2017/02/14/nyregion/social-media-schools-politics-civics.html?_r=0
vice.com/en_us/article/how-federal-civil-servants-are-waging-bureaucratic-war-against-trump
nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/hindutva-zionism/
altright.com/2017/02/14/michael-flynn-did-nothing-wrong/
youtube.com/watch?v=VTHsOSGJHN0
rt.com/usa/377346-spicer-russia-return-crimea/
thesaker.is/the-neocons-and-the-deep-state-have-neutered-the-trump-presidency-its-over-folks/
cnbc.com/2017/02/14/russia-has-secretly-deployed-a-cruise-missile-that-violates-an-arms-treaty-nyt-report.html
rawstory.com/2017/02/us-spies-withholding-intel-from-white-house-because-they-know-russia-is-listening-report/
foxnews.com/us/2017/02/14/russian-spy-ship-off-east-coast-us-officials-say.html
thehill.com/policy/defense/319499-russian-jets-buzz-us-destroyer-in-black-sea

OP/EDs

Beyond Resistance

Our movement will exhaust itself if it’s only fueled by outrage. We need to win people to a positive vision of a better world.
jacobinmag.com/2017/02/trump-gop-democrats-protests-marches-social-movement/


How immigration activists mobilized to thwart deportation raids last weekend

With communities on edge as crackdowns begin, grassroots groups are acting quickly to form information-sharing networks and raise awareness of legal rights.
theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/14/us-immigration-ice-deportation-raids


Mexico ready to retaliate by hurting American corn farmers

Mexico is one of the top buyers of American corn in the world today. And Mexican senator Armando Rios Piter, who leads a congressional committee on foreign relations, says he will introduce a bill this week where Mexico will buy corn from Brazil and Argentina instead of the United States.
money.cnn.com/2017/02/13/news/economy/mexico-trump-us-corn/


NAFTA has Harmed Mexico Much More Than a Wall Will Ever Do

If we look at the most basic measure of economic progress, the growth of GDP, or income, per person, Mexico ranks fifteenth out of 20 Latin American countries since it joined NAFTA in 1994. Other measures show an even sadder picture. According to Mexico’s latest national statistics, the poverty rate in 2014 was 55.1 percent ― actually higher than the 52.4 rate in 1994.
counterpunch.org/2017/02/14/nafta-has-harmed-mexico-much-more-than-a-wall-will-ever-do/


Duterte targets Philippine children in bid to widen drug war

On June 30, as Duterte was sworn in, they introduced a bill into the Philippine Congress that could allow children as young as nine to be targeted in a crackdown that has since claimed more than 7,600 lives.
reuters.com/article/us-philippines-drugs-children-insight-idUSKBN15T1NB


Anthropologist as Court Jester: Civil Disobedience and The People’s Café

There are times when civil disobedience is a just path toward human liberation. Feed the hungry; visit the prisons; make friends with the drug dealers and the gangsters; open the doors of the university to the undocumented, to the former gang members, and let the homeless sit in on your classes.
boomcalifornia.com/2017/02/07/anthropologist-as-court-jester-civil-disobedience-and-the-peoples-cafe/


The Snapchat Cohort Gets Into Politics, and Civics Is Cool

High school and even middle school students are showing a level of civic engagement not seen in years, say their teachers and principals.
nytimes.com/2017/02/14/nyregion/social-media-schools-politics-civics.html?_r=0


How Federal Civil Servants Are Waging Bureaucratic War Against Trump

Some protest movements happen in the streets, others happen behind a desk.
vice.com/en_us/article/how-federal-civil-servants-are-waging-bureaucratic-war-against-trump


Hindutva Zionism

As India and Israel move closer together diplomatically, their citizens are drawing connections in an ever-tighter web.
nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/hindutva-zionism/

Godspeed user

Honestly how can immigration officers round up and detain a mother who has lived her whole adult life in the country and has committed no crime except crossing when she was young and think "damn I am doing the correct thing, #MAGA"?

Like what kind of fucking animal do you have to be to justify that?

but that is a crime, a pretty big one too
It's not like "X years have passed so the crime you committed is now void!"

Michael Flynn did nothing wrong

altright.com/2017/02/14/michael-flynn-did-nothing-wrong/

She was 14 and had spent more than 20 years in America, with American children too.

Jesus, Uber are porks incarnate, I hope those strikes fuck them up hard.

The very notions upon which "our" "justice" system is based are fundamentally flawed. Without appealing to the letter of the law, what possible justification can there be for doing that?

I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN!

Thank you for these threads user.

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youtube.com/watch?v=VTHsOSGJHN0

literally cucked to death.
would've been sad if he wasn't a kkk fag

no thanks sperg

Like pottery

Trump: Russia must return Crimea
"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea," Spicer said at the daily news briefing on Tuesday.

rt.com/usa/377346-spicer-russia-return-crimea/

I wish. That would be glorious.

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This guy, who is usually spot on in his geopolitical analysis', has basically declared it over for Trump. Basically, anyone who thinks Trump is going to "do good" for America/not be same old same old is officially delusional. He also thinks this probably means the US is going to pull some kind of implosion in the future

thesaker.is/the-neocons-and-the-deep-state-have-neutered-the-trump-presidency-its-over-folks/

I knew the honeymoon wouldn't last long.

The German parliament is the Bundestag.

I saw one link from this site in a daily news thread before where he tried to argue that Russia had the world's strongest military because of their Orthodox faith and nationalist resolve, so it is probably just Russiaboo garbage.

third world infrastructure

If Trump neutralizes the Democratic Party, that will be good by any leftist criterion. It's usually better to have to deal with one less bullshit vendor passing off their ultra-right liberal crap as "left".


That's our Saker, alright. Raevsky's a Russian nationalist living in Florida and full of the dilatory spirit of the Orthodox evangelist. If only he could stfu about muh used god and muh proud people already, he would produce better analysis. I don't think that's why he's there. Moon of Alabama's b keeps it real and secular and readily admits error.

gotta love a Russian nationalist that chooses to live in Florida

American kulaks deserved it.

cnbc.com/2017/02/14/russia-has-secretly-deployed-a-cruise-missile-that-violates-an-arms-treaty-nyt-report.html

rawstory.com/2017/02/us-spies-withholding-intel-from-white-house-because-they-know-russia-is-listening-report/

foxnews.com/us/2017/02/14/russian-spy-ship-off-east-coast-us-officials-say.html

thehill.com/policy/defense/319499-russian-jets-buzz-us-destroyer-in-black-sea


So, uh, what's going on? Russia using some strange intimidation techniques on Trump? Excuse the sources.

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pro-Trump anti-imps have to be on suicide watch right now.

It makes me wonder how Bernie Sanders would've done had he become President

Would he have crumbled within a month as Trump has done?

not in this fashion

Having the NSA step down after only 23 days is a record only this shitshow could accomplish

Probably but at least I might have state-run healthcare so who gives a shit

god the people on thesaker comments are fucking stupid. does literally every right-wing conspiracy theorist think the USD only has value because of oil and collapse and the return to the gold standard is imminent?

which begs the question why the fuck would the US return to the gold standard in the case of a currency crash. everyone left the gold standard because it turns out pegging your currency to a commodity is fucking stupid because the price of your money is affected by the price of the commodity and now the everall economy

*not the overall economy

because they're dumb and base their worldview on ron paul videos

ron paul is the king of the right wing charletans, turns out he and the rest of the goldbug kings have serious investments in gold. its hilarious how these hysterical retards get fleeced everytime

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Wow! RON PAUL has investments in GOLD?? Holy shit… Holy shit!! Holy shit!!!!

I think the deportation raids are bad, but a SOL argument doesn't cut it. Technically, it's not just entering the country undocumented that's illegal, but the person's continuing presence.