Daily News Thread 11/6

Crackdown on Billionaires and Other Top Officials Shakes Up Saudi Arabia

In just a few hours, security forces arrested princes, billionaires, ministers and former top officials as soon as King Salman announced a sweeping anti-corruption drive.

Texas Church Massacre: At least 26 dead after man opens fire at Baptist church near San Antonio

Texas Governor Greg Abbot said 26 people where killed during a shooting inside a Baptist church near San Antonio on Sunday (5 November).

The Paradise Papers Data Dump: What's Been Reported So Far

A new set of data taken from an offshore law firm again threatens to expose the hidden wealth of individuals and show how corporations, hedge funds and others may have skirted taxes. A year after the Panama Papers, a massive leak of confidential information from the Bermuda law firm Appleby Group Services Ltd. has shone another light on the use of offshore accounts.

US Senator Rand Paul's ribs broken in assault at home

It has emerged that US senator Rand Paul suffered serious injuries during an assault at his Kentucky home.

Saudi says reserves right to respond to Iran 'hostile actions'

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday his country reserved the right to respond to Iran’s “hostile actions”, an apparent reference to a missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis who Saudi Arabia says are armed by Iran.

Saudi Arabia retaliates with 29 air strikes on Yemen after ballistic missile fired at Riyadh airport

Saudi Arabia-led coalition carried out at least 29 air strikes on Yemen's Sanaa province in retaliation to a missile attack on a Riyadh airport on Saturday (4 November). The Kingdom also warned Iran that it holds the country responsible for the "act of war".

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Monday it would close all air, land and sea ports to the Arabian Peninsula country to stem the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran.

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanese PM to quit

Lebanon’s Shi‘ite Hezbollah group on Sunday accused Saudi Arabia of forcing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to quit, and called for calm in an effort to contain the political crisis unleashed by his resignation.

Japan can shoot N. Korean missiles ‘out of the sky’ if it buys enough arms from US – Trump

Donald Trump promised that Japan will be able to shoot North Korea’s missiles “out of the sky” if it purchases enough arms from Washington. The Japanese prime minister is considering buying fighter jets, missiles, and warships from the US.

Trump Is Leaving Japan Empty-Handed on Trade

President had hoped for concessions on trade from Japan’s Abe.

Nicaragua: Sandinistas Lead Municipal Elections

Participation was somewhere between 52 and 53 percent, according to Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council.

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Germany's Greens overtake liberals in poll as coalition talks continue

Germany’s environmentalist Green party polled at its highest level this year in a survey published on Sunday, overtaking Chancellor Angela Merkel’s other would-be coalition partner as talks to form a new government continued.

Iceland's leftist opposition fails to form government

Talks on forming a governing coalition between Iceland’s Left-Green Movement and three other parties after an Oct. 28 parliamentary election have broken down, broadcaster RUV reported on Monday.

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdish independence bid

Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote.

Almost 60% of Finns oppose NATO membership – Gallup poll

Fifty-nine percent of Finland’s population do not want their country to become a NATO member, a new Gallup poll has revealed. And even if Sweden agreed to join NATO, which is seen as a factor which could sway public opinion in Finland, 52 percent would be still opposed.

Ex-Democratic leader who mulled dropping Clinton spurns critics

Donna Brazile, former head of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, on Sunday defended her assertion that she had seriously considered proposing to replace Hillary Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee, and said her critics could “go to hell.”

Soviet Time Capsule Reveals Communists' Alien Ambitions

“We believe you are negotiating cultural and scientific cooperation with representatives of other, extraterrestrial civilizations,” says a letter in the newly unearthed capsule that was buried 50 years ago.

2017 'very likely' in top three warmest years on record

The year 2017 is "very likely" to be in the top three warmest years on record, according to provisional figures from the World Meteorological Organization.


Started to get worried

I missed you News user

Is Ahmed gonna get the guillotine?

Saudi Arabia is giving Israel a run for its money in the "most boorishly imperialist MENA country"

Deals left right and centre, baby


Autonomy as societies in movement: Raúl Zibechi


Congress Works with Big Oil on Letter Suggesting Anti-Pipeline Activists Face Terrorism Charges

The latest chapter in the efforts to treat activists as criminals.

Alt-Right or jihad?

Unleashed by globalisation’s dark side and the collapse of communities, radical Islam and the alt-Right share a common cause

Weathering Jail and Prison

Tips from Anarchist Prisoners Dane Powell and Joseph Buddenburg


lol so this is the plan? agitate Kim and then try to sell weapons to all the surrounding countries…
also what is this shit excuse of a handshake?

more of a power grab than anything

Fucking KEK

Embryos actually had to be born for this

it's almost as if terrorism was a meaningless word used to arbitrarily designate people as enemies of the state.

Yup. Overpriced and outdated weapons at that. America is becoming great again right before our eyes.


Is Trump a weeb?

the ride never ends


The USA hasn't even developed a proper anti-ICBM system themselves. To my knowledge only Russia and Israel have.

Supsersoldier here. I've got latest info from Soros HQ: squad 3/B were assigned with the task and they got 300 sorosbux for successful deribbing of the target. Report to your squad leader for updates.

wait weren't they just some guerilla movement?
also, do you expect US intervention soon?

not since the 80s.
Sandinistas have been in power for a decade now. They aren't a revolutionary movement anymore not even nominally, just another liberal party.

I thought they were succdem

There's little difference.

The US doesn't really do this anymore in South America. At least not directly. Now they use more sneaky tactics like funding the opposition or pro-opposition media and put sanctions on countries.

So much for the gun ownership as a tool of self-defense against crime right.

i cri

I'm starting to be more OK with this timeline.

That's it. I'm sick of all this "Masterwork Missile Defense System" bullshit that's going on in the d20 system right now. The AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (ABMD) deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.

I should know what I'm talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine ABMD in America for $2,180,000,000 USD (that's about the GDP of one or two African countries) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. I can even shoot down missiles of solid uranium with my AEGIS.

American military contractors spend years working on a single AEGIS and fold the antennae up to a million times to produce the finest RADAR known to mankind.

ABMDs are thrice as sensitive as Russian missile defense systems and thrice as powerful for that matter too. Anything the A-135 can cut stop, an AEGIS can stop better. I'm pretty sure an AEGIS could easily neutralize an ICBM carrying a thermonuclear warhead with a simple RIM-161 Standard Missile 3.

Ever wonder why modern Russia never bothered conquering America? That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Navy Captains and their impenetrable AGEIS Ballistic Missile Defense Systems. Even in the Cold War, Russian spies targeted the men working on Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) first because the defensive power of American anti-missile systems was feared and respected.

So what am I saying? AEGIS is simply the best anti-missile defense system that the world has ever seen, and thus, requires better stats in the d20 system. Here is the stat block I propose for ABMDs:

(Siege Engine)
20d12 Damage
11-20 x8 Crit
Type: Fire
Range: 12,500 mi.
Crew: 30
Aim: 0
Load: 0
+5 to hit and damage
Counts as Masterwork

Now that seems a lot more representative of the defensive power of ABMDs in real life, don't you think?

tl;dr = ABMDs need to do more damage in d20, see my new stat block.

Whoa… so this is the power of autism.

lowkey excellent pasta

/tg/ plz

When Social Democracy Was Vibrant
The German Social Democrats built a world of cultural institutions that improved workers' immediate lives — while organizing for a socialist future.

Was curious to here you guys' opinions on this article, which incredibly idolizes the SPD for "building towards a socialist future", even though it peaced the fuck out when there was the possibility of one after the October Revolution.

Color me surprised.




yeah i've defended jacobin sort of in the past, since they have decent articles sometimes, but this is just so bad lmao

will this bitch ever shut up about her soviet boogeymen
literally all her books are about soviet warcrimes too




Vsevolod Balitsky was unironically a batshit brainlet though.

Earned him a bullet during the Great Purge.

that article gave me stage 9 cancer

HAHAHA! Have a (You).

Now that's some good pasta

Trump says Saudi elites caught in anti-corruption probe were ‘milking’ kingdom for years

The US president has backed Saudi Arabia’s corruption purge initiated by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman against influential princes, military and business elites. The Pentagon praised Riyadh for exposing “Iran’s destabilizing influence” in the region.

I like the ring to it.

I like it.

Trump is a germaphobe so he has issue with hand shaking.


Shit like this is why I am a ☭TANKIE☭.

Comrade Farage is the Lenin of our time.


You missed the whole image.

Farage is a Militant psyop.

the saudis are basically gearing up for invading its neighbours and the western media will say nothing anx western leaders will continue sucking up to them so they can sell them weapons

Well rand can't complain. He violated the N.A.P when his leaves blew onto that dudes lawn.

Not as long as she's married to a Polish nationalist politician. She seems to love getting used by Slavs in all ways possible.


Fairenough. I thought he was MFA in current admin

NOPE and I'm not surprised Girondin is praising them

Socdems didn't just abandon the idea of socialist revolution, but even the idea of socialist reform, which is why they came to be nearly fucking indistinguishable with liberals and neoliberals in Europe. They have no problems whatsoever with private property. I mean, democratic socialists at least supposedly intend to reach socialism through reform, but socdems reform bourgeois capitalism itself forever. They're Porky's autopilot.

Jacobin occasionally has great articles, but I'm afraid that, for the most part, it's wishy-washy.

If in his callousness towards women Dzerzhinsky followed a long revolutionary tradition within Russia, another of his chief aversions was as un-Russian as possible: he could not abide drunkards. At one minor official charged by the central government with preventing alcohol abuse in his bailiwick, Dzerzhinsky barked: "I want you to breathe in my face!" The official's respiration showed that he had himself been boozing; Dzerzhinsky therefore ordered him taken away and killed.9 On at least one occasion, though New Year's Eve 1918 Dzerzhinsky himself over-indulged in drink. This led to a scene of orgiastic self-reproach in which he blubbered to Lenin: "I have spilt so much blood that I no longer have any right to live. You must shoot me now".10 Secret police work, Dzerzhinsky whined, can be done by "only saints or scoundrels . . . but now the saints are running away from me and I am left with the scoundrels."11