I just moved my news bots over to newsbots.eu, because their rules are much better than botsin.space. Thanks to @jeroenpraat for hosting it :)
Check them out if you are interested in leftist and international news:
I will also consider adding more bots if you have any suggestions.
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After World War 2, the US military set of multiple nuclear bombs underwater to test their effectiveness. The first test went so bad that dozens of ships were destroyed or too radiated for use. But these military assholes decided they had to run four more tests, causing lots of pollution in the environment.
Internetverbot im Wohnheim für behinderte Menschen, - Show more
Bin heute auf den „Inklusionstagen“ des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales. Laura Gehlhaar berichtet gerade, dass die Internetnutzung verboten ist in dem Wohnheim, in dem ihr Bruder lebt (Träger Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe).
Github and Medium just censored an activist's publication of scraped ICE employee data https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodonovan/heres-why-medium-and-github-just-took-down-a-post
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Some random allowed Swedish police behavior:
· Trying to run over people on a slippery surface in the dark, terrorist-style.
· Grabbing last of a football supporter crowd that followed order to disperse, then beat it after it raised its hands to surrender.
· Under cover running over a students celebrating exams on a public square without any "violence" at the square according both police and my friends that were present.
In the last case, police first responded by macing those trying to help those attacked, then blamed that they "thought" there was a fight on the square and finally that brakes had "failed", but manufacturer showed record they hadn't.
In no case did any prosecutor even attempt to do its job,
in first case notably blaming that this is indeed a tactic taught officially at the police academy, which only makes it systematic and thus worse.
The 2019 U.S. military budget ($674 billion) is enough money to end world hunger for more than 22 years ($30 billion/year).
the whole thing about north korea being a backwoods, starving nation comes from the US intentionally destabilizing north korea's economy after the soviet union collapsed, taking advantage of floods and drought to starve north korea. they wouldn't let NK import oil to run their tractors, and pulled schemes to trade small amounts of food for cow tails--which was a plot to make the cows unusable as farm labor and cause further famine
this is what an american air force general had to say about them, from there, bombing north korea's infastructure to make things even worse
@anna Imagine if people knew that the US literally murdered 1/5 of the entire population of the North during the war. Imagine if people knew that the US overthrew democratically elected communist goverments in the South MULTIPLE TIMES to put US-collaborating fascists back in power. Imagine if people knew that the North has been trying to officially end the war for DECADES, that the vast majority of the people in the South also want that, and that the US (which has millions of troops stationed in the South) has literally forbidden it from happening
@anna imagine if people in the US knew that the anti-imperialist socialist revolution that swept the Japanese occupiers out was originally a peninsula-wide movement led by the Workers Party of Korea which created the People's Republic of Korea, which the US then invaded to partition into the "north" and "south", putting the same collaborators who had been willing puppets for the brutal Japanese occupation back in power in the US-occupied South
Imagine if people knew the US and collaborators went around rounding up and executing anyone suspected of being a communist, massacring 100's of thousands of Koreans in the South before the war
@anna we're up to our eyeballs in anti-DPRK propaganda 24/7/365 and most of it is so absurd that literally no one would ever believe it if it was about any other country, but it's so pervasive that even a lot of "leftists" in the US just don't think twice about it.
and the reason it's so ubiquitous is precisely that the DPRK is actually a beautiful and prosperous socialist country that's been a thorn in the side of the US empire for over half a century, and if everyone in the US knew what was actually going on in Korea they would demand the complete withdrawal of US forces from the peninsula immediately and the US would lose its forward base in Asia
they interview a couple of north korean "defectors", one of them was literally kidnapped by the korean intelligence agency and shoved into solitary confinement and told that if she didn't tell everyone the story they wanted they'd kill her and nobody could do anything about it
another one felt like he didnt quite fit in in north korea and went to china for a bit, then ended up being taken to the south and was narced on by a church group for saying that he admired kim il sung (this is illegal in south korea)
yo before anyone comes at me or thinks im some kind of ironic edgelord for saying that north korea is Good Actually or at least not a horrible nightmare, WATCH THIS
ALSO STOP FUCKING BELIEVING STATE DEPARTMENT PROPAGANDA THAT THEY GET THROUGH KIDNAPPING AND TORTURE TO JUSTIFY THEIR IMPERIALIST BULLSHIT JFC
If it had not been for the incredible diversity of people and their experiences, I am sure that Occupy Stockholm had not lasted to become the "longest lasting" demonstration or occupation in the history of Sweden.
Definitely not past the autumn that included two hurricanes clashing over the town so that "proper houses" were demolished but our tents lasted and very unlikely during the next exceptionally cold winter.
Specifically, one participant indigenous of the Chiapas had experience from the "Zapatista Army of National Liberation" guerrilla and several Kurd refugees that had been "peshmerga" (liberation militia) ensured the tents survived what even the cops later declared was incredible.
Diversity is humanity's "survival of the fittest". :-)
fascists: try to enslave and kill millions of people in the name of world domination
antifascists: organize to stop them
liberals: "they're both bad!"
US empire: tries to enslave and kill millions of people in the name of world domination
DPRK: organizes to stop them
liberals: "they're both bad!!!"
don't be the liberals
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