Daily News Thread 8/6

'Terrorist attack' on military base in Venezuela foiled – official

Authorities in Venezuela have announced they thwarted a "terrorist attack" on a military base not far from the capital, Caracas. The statement comes after a group of men in military uniforms released a video announcing an uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.
rt.com/news/398796-venezuela-military-base-terrorist-attack/

Carla Del Ponte: War crimes expert quits UN Syria inquiry

Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte has announced she is quitting a United Nations commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria because it "does absolutely nothing".
bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40845771

New Chief of Staff Reins in White House Aides-and Trump's Tweets

On his fifth day on the job as Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, John Kelly gathered about 200 White House aides for a meeting where he spelled out in blunt terms the way things are going to work in the West Wing he now oversees.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-06/new-chief-of-staff-reins-in-white-house-aides-and-trump-s-tweets

WannaCry 'hero' Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty and is slated to be released on $30,000 bond

Marcus Hutchins, the "accidental hero" who helped stop the global epidemic of the WannaCry ransomware and was recently arrested in the US, has reportedly pleaded not guilty of charges of allegedly creating and distributing the notorious banking malware Kronos. Hutchins was arrested at the McCarran International Airport before he could board his flight back to Britain from Def Con.
ibtimes.co.uk/wannacry-hero-marcus-hutchins-pleads-not-guilty-slated-be-released-30000-bond-1633635

Nissan Mississippi workers vote heavily against unionization

Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted nearly two to one against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) said late on Friday.
reuters.com/article/us-uaw-mississippi-nissan-idUSKBN1AL02O

Pence denies eyeing presidential bid amid distance with Trump over Russia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is "disgraceful and offensive."
reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pence-idUSKBN1AM0N3

Venezuela to Install Truth, Justice and Reparations Commission

The commission will also seek to promote peace and prevent further violent acts directed against the Bolivarian Revolution.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-to-Install-Truth-Justice-and-Reparations-Commission-20170806-0012.html

Israel Takes Further Steps to Shut Down Al Jazeera News Network

“Regimes that want to control power will almost always go after two targets — the media and foreigners," noted Rami Khouri of the American University in Beirut.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Israel-Takes-Further-Steps-to-Shut-Down-Al-Jazeera-News-Network-20170806-0015.html

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament on Saturday.
bbc.com/news/world-europe-40842853

Mary Beard says she faced abuse from alt-right after challenging Alex Jones on Roman Britain

The historian Mary Beard has claimed that she was on the receiving end of a "torrent of aggressive insults" after weighing into a debate about the ethnic diversity of Roman Britain that was initiated by Infowars' Alex Jones.
ibtimes.co.uk/mary-beard-says-she-faced-abuse-alt-right-after-challenging-alex-jones-roman-britain-1633746

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twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/894030293249794048

Anyone wanna take bets on if they will be overthrown and if so, how many fascist deathsquads theres going to be killing beggars and workers for being "commies"?

Alex Jones and his followers are why we need to eliminate the petite bourgeoisie.

burgers are classcucked as fuck

Little did they know that only the Japanese are honorary aryans!

Someone explain to me why? I understand corporations hate unions but shouldn't employees love them?

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Go to this thread to know what is happening at Venezuela right now.
Shit right now is FUBAR.

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I think its safe to say al jazeera is (ourcomrade).

How do you even "vote" against "unionization"…? Aren't workers free to join any operating union as they wish?

IRCC US law says you need a majority vote to make a Union official and legal n shiet

Oh wow and we have 70% unionization here. Talk about class warfare.

I don't have much confidence in UAW either, they're old, declining, and very in-line with establishment Dems. Also do extremely unquestionable bullshit like run a private golf course for "conferences".

We get brainwashed in the US to be anti-union, especially in a place like Mississippi where the illiteracy rate is 15% among adults and public education has been gutted by Republicans in power. Working adults in red states are tragically uninformed and undereducated.

Also, if you read the article you'd see that this particular union seems to have been incompetant, and the workers were also heavily influenced by the porkys at Nissan:

zero coverage, zero support and a all powerful capitalist in the deep south

I forget how cucked most in the south are

Pls help comrades ;-;

isn't the UAW infamously shit though?

i think they'll make it through. The military seems on side and this looked like amateur hour, but you never know.

It seems u have posted using the leftcom flag. Ur post has been archived. Thank u.

It is quite shit in regards to what we what, especially after supporting the Taft-Hartley Act, but it is still better for the workers than no union at all.

Al Jazeera is literally run by the government of Qatar.

We have really extreme anti-union propaganda in the south. Tons of anti-union billboards all over the place.

US Special Forces Working In Close Proximity To Terrorist Hezbollah

Wtf I support Israel against American backed Hezbollah imperialism now.

Like anyone gives a shit, AJ is solid.

Hezbollah is an imperialist American puppet.

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Tell me what the whole slides say you faggot, it's clearly out of context.

It literally a video of some crackpot who runs an organic farm that claims his cow urine cures everything. twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/894030293249794048

Tankies are gonna claim Hezzbollah is imperialist now aren't they?