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North Korea condemns the actions of western imperialism in Venezuela and recognizes the people's right to self determination and national sovereignty.

Long live the Bolivarian Revolution!
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North Korea contains 30 nations, the 454th most in the world.

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The World Census shared cheeky grins with citizens around the world in order to determine which were the most relentlessly cheerful.

As a region, North Korea is ranked 789th in the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.

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1.The Chinese Space Outpost of MzundulaxiLeft-wing Utopia“Construct Socialism with Celestial Characteristics!”
2.The Workers' Republic of KazirstanLeft-wing Utopia“Order, Progress, Equality”
3.The Sanctuary of Che TriumphantDemocratic Socialists“To be vegan is part of a revolutionary perspective”
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6.The Dominion of The undominatedLeft-wing Utopia“Burn it down”
7.The Peoples Socialist Republics of North American CommunistsLeft-wing Utopia“Bread and Roses! Tierra y Libertad! Solidarity Forever!”
8.The Timchiland NK Liaison of TimochilandScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Pandas for Socialism”
9.The People's Republic of Kim TriumphantDemocratic Socialists“A true revolution is guided by great feelings of love”
10.The Democratic Confederacy of United KyrLeft-wing Utopia“The people, above all”
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Oh boy that Eurosong was a failure. They invited Austrialia for some reason... first i can think of why is they are white like Europeans, if that's the case, then obiously that's racist.

People leading the show also avoided calling Swedish participants what they are - Swedes, and kept addressing them as 'representatives of Sweden'. I mean lmao, really.

France missed the point of the show completely, by singing about oppression. It's a cheerful event god dammit, we watch it to be happy and enjoy, not listen to your politics!

The show became a meme, neighboring countries giving high scores to each other, and no one complain. Oh they did complain when Cyprus gave Greece, i wonder why.

Wait. Where are Those Caravans Going?

Here’s one the Trumpits haven’t blown about: thousands of desperate people — 6,000 every per day at just one crossing point in Yuma, Arizona — swarming across our southern border in search of help. These people represent an existential threat to the US economy, yet the troops already deployed to the border have not been used to stop them.

But wait, there’s more. An organized caravan of migrants on a 600-mile trek across our northern border, all of them intent on wrecking our economy and soaking up free socialistic benefits. Where, you might ask, is the wall that could put a stop to this?

Couple of interesting details. That southern migration, the one that just at Yuma involves five times as many refugees per month as came into the United States from Mexico last year, is going south. Into Mexico. Specifically, to Los Algodones, a city that has turned itself into an enormous dental clinic to serve desperate Americans who can’t afford dental care n their own country. Locals and visitors alike have come to call it “Molar City.”

There are more dentists per capita in Los Algodones than anywhere in the world, and there’s still room for pharmacies and vision-care specialists, all charging about one-third what Americans have to pay in their own country. Nearly a quarter of US residents have no dental insurance, and those who have it find it extremely limited — most are capped at $1500 a year, which typically will not pay for a single crown.

Mexican dentists have no student-loan burdens — their education is free — and they are not required to carry malpractice insurance, and they don’t have to spend their days wrangling over the phone with insurance cronies trying to avoid paying benefits. As a result, a human tide of dental refugees who should be supporting American free enterprise are giving their money to Mexico. They must be stopped.

About that northern caravan. It also crossed our border going the wrong way — into Canada — and it also should draw the attention of the Trumpits because it is all about bringing drugs into the country. It was made up of people who have Type 1 Diabetes and cannot afford to buy the insulin they need in this country. A vial of insulin — 1,000 units, enough for a week to ten days — from an American drug store typically costs $300. The identical dose in Canada costs $30. The cost of production is estimated at $10.

In 20 years, the cost of insulin has spiked 1,100% in the US, for no apparent reason. This does not seem to have happened in any other country inthe world. Then there’s the contribution of the lucrative insurance industry:

“This year it took me 15 phone calls to a variety of parts of the healthcare system over 11 days before I could get my daughter’s insulin refilled. And this is exactly the same insulin we’ve been getting for many years,” one member of the Caravan told Newsweek. “But, in Canada, you just walk in and you buy it. It’s literally just as easy as, you know, walking up to the pharmacy counter and asking for what you need.”

So there you have it. Canada and Mexico working away to undermine our capitalist way of life, and human waves of medical migrants responding in caravan after caravan. Where is the army when you need it?

http://www.dailyimpact.net/2019/05/10/wait-where-are-those-caravans-going/

"On 6th of May 2019 I took action in Wettingen in the Swiss Canton of Aargau. I destroyed the fence that locked up 150 breeding deer at the farm, Mooshof, of Walter and Pius Benz. According to the Aargauer Zeitung, many animals were able to flee, but many have returned to the enclosure. The freedom is unusual for these wild animals, which are bred here because of their meat.

Walter and Pius Benz are worried about the escaped animals. They are 'under stress'. Not a word is said about their breeding the animals to kill them and sell their meat for profit. The Mooshof is not a sanctuary for animals. The profit of their death is the only purpose of this farm! Let us not be deceived by the crocodile tears of these men. They don't care at all about the welfare of the animals - otherwise they wouldn't kill them professionally.

Since fallow deer are not native to Switzerland, the remaining escaped animals should be shot. 'This is what the law wants', explains Pius Benz, deputy hunting supervisor of the region: 'The federal hunting law stipulates that no alien animals may be reintroduced.' Again, the perverse character of the law becomes apparent: it categorises life and imposes artificial national boundaries on nature. Who may live here (and be shot, because this is often the fate of 'free' wild animals), who may not, who may or 'must' be killed? Which animals are subject to which jurisdiction? What counts here is not the condition or characteristics of the respective animal, but only the benefit that the capitalist economy derives from it. The animal exploiters Benz have filed a complaint, among other things for violation of the Animal welfare Law. In the speciesist, state and capitalist logic this report makes sense: The animal exploiters are upset that the animals are not murdered on their farm and profitably, but are shot in the wild. By the way, Pius Benz is a member of the cultural commission of the racist Swiss People's Party (SVP) Wettingen. So the destruction of the fence hit the right one.

Commercial breeding and killing of deer in Switzerland: Deer breeding has been booming in Switzerland for the past 15 years: as the dairy industry has increasingly fallen into crisis, some farmers have decided to do so. But it remains a niche. The vast majority of deer bred, imprisoned and killed in Switzerland for their meat are fallow deer. Red deer are also bred; in contrast to fallow deer, they also live in the wild in Switzerland. Sika deer are also imprisoned in Swiss enclosures. This originally in Asia occurring genus has expanded meanwhile world-wide and occurs also in individual places in Switzerland. More than 11,000 fallow deer, red deer and sika deer were confined in Swiss enclosures in 2011. The deer calves are born from the beginning of June to the middle of July (in the hunting language they are called the 'set time'). The animals are shot at the age of 15 to 16 months, when they are 'ready for slaughter'. The time to kill the deer is in the autumn. When escaped deer give birth to their young in the wild, the probability of returning to the enclosure decreases.

Off to new deeds! It is advisable to visit and destroy breeding farms of red deer (or sika deer), since red deer are native to Switzerland and are not murdered immediately after liberation by the self-proclaimed 'hunting supervisors'. Since a deer enclosure quickly costs between CHF 8,000 and CHF 10,000 per hectare, it is advisable to destroy the fence. Be careful! The animal exploiters say: 'We are not allowed to video-supervise the enclosure because it is public property. Even electrifying the fence is not an option. The only way to avoid such incidents in the future would be to carry out regular patrols'. So, before you go into action, patrol yourself the whole area to avoid the patrols of the exploiters.

By the way: The damage of several thousand francs mentioned in the Aargauer Zeitung may not burden the Mooshof too much, because the men don't seem to lack money; the taxidermist Walter Benz bought stuffed animals for several 100'000 Swiss francs in 2017. At the Mooshof the death of the deer was inevitable, it was their fate. I sincerely hope that some animals will find their way to freedom.

UNTIL EVERY CAGE IS EMPTY
FOR THE RESISTANCE AGAINST CAGES, JAILS AND BORDERS FOR THE WILD LIFE"

http://directaction.info/news_may17_19.htm

Woh, I found a video about the rise of vegan activism in my city!

http://kurtcadet.com/las-vegas-vegan-activism-the-modern-day-social-justice-movement/?fbclid=IwAR2KhAlShbGY9WYTZ0YoXXLzUtuP4Bqqo1wWBaIkNnRelGptEI7TCcxQjw0

California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren't Ready

A plan by California’s biggest utility to cut power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season could plunge millions of residents into darkness. And the vast majority isn’t ready for it.

The plan by PG&E Corp. comes after the bankrupt utility said a transmission line that snapped in windy weather probably started last year’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in state history. While the plan may end one problem, it creates another as Californians seek ways to deal with what some fear could be days and days of blackouts.

Deadliest Wildfires In California History As Death Toll Rises
Destruction during the Camp Fire in Paradise, 2018.Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Some residents are turning to other power sources, a boon for home battery systems marketed by Sunrun Inc., Tesla Inc. and Vivint Solar Inc. But the numbers of those systems in use are relatively small when compared with PG&E’s 5.4 million customers. Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom said he’s budgeting $75 million to help communities deal with the threat.

"I’m worried," Newsom said Thursday during a budget briefing in Sacramento. "We’re all worried about it for the elderly. We’re worried about it because we could see people’s power shut off not for a day or two but potentially a week."

Six of the 10 most destructive wildfires in California history have come in the last 18 months, killing 123 people, and often shutting down large sections of the state’s electrical grid.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-12/california-may-go-dark-this-summer-and-most-aren-t-ready

Five imperialist myths about China’s role in Africa

No element of this coverage is more duplicitous and hypocritical than those dealing with China and Africa. In the span of 10 years, from 2000-2010, China went from a relatively minor trading partner with Africa to its leading trading partner. Total trade amounted to $10 billion in 2000 and recently surpassed $220 billion. Many of the deals are long-term agreements; this is not a passing phenomenon. This economic interconnection is occurring on the backdrop of a major global demographic shift: Africa’s share of the world population is projected to rise to 38 percent by 2100 (compared to just 9 percent in 1950). If the nations of Africa — with their vast natural resources and enlarging markets — were to decisively reorient towards China, this would alter the global relationship of forces in a fundamental way.

And so, the very countries that enslaved, plundered, and colonized the African continent for centuries are now raising a hue and cry about “Chinese colonialism and imperialism.” Few would consider Mike Pence, Hillary Clinton, and Steve Bannon champions of anti-colonialism, but when it comes to China in Africa they all raise this banner. The distortions have been repeated so much in the bourgeois media, by U.S. politicians, and in committees dominated by U.S. officials at United Nations, that it has practically become “common knowledge,” and has seeped into progressive, leftist, and even some Black liberation spaces.

Take the following description:

“What the [Chinese] are doing in sub-Saharan Africa is predatory capitalism. They understand that many of the loans, the projects they are funding are never going to be able to pay back on the cash flow that comes out of it. They intend to foreclose on it and gain much more active control on some of these countries.”

These words come from Steve Bannon, the former top advisor to Trump. But they could have been uttered by many on the Left.

Given the expanding trade war against China, the increased possibility of direct military conflict, and the waves of anti-China propaganda in front of all our faces, it is imperative to begin to clarify the relationship between China and Africa. What follows are investigations of five primary myths about China’s role in Africa, which gain far too much currency in progressive discussion. The goal here is not to present a comprehensive and final analysis about the very complex and dynamic China-Africa relationship, but to disprove some common imperialist talking points, and in so doing, to demonstrate the importance of research, scrutiny, and finding sources not tied to the Western media.

It is not necessary to have an identity of views with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), or to defend all of its domestic or foreign policies, in order to recognize that the main arguments used to indict China for “colonialism” are myths.

This does not deny that there have been inequalities and examples of abuse in some particular agreements and practices. And of course, all international trade between parties of vastly different sizes and markets can replicate an unequal dynamic insofar as the trade is conducted on a bourgeois basis whereby each party seeks the most favorable terms for their side, but one holds far more leverage and power. Even this conclusion would need to be qualified in the case of China-Africa trade, however; for every example of such an imbalanced trade agreement one could find another where China presents unusually favorable terms to African countries — not necessarily because of either ideological conviction or charity, but because China views accelerated African economic development and independence to be in its long-term strategic interest as well.

https://liberationschool.org/five-imperialist-myths-about-chinas-role-in-africa/

U.S. breaks international law, seizing Venezuelan Embassy and arresting guests

On May 16, the U.S. government committed a major violation of international law that was barely reported in the mainstream media. Federal agents broke down the door to the Venezuelan Embassy, arrested and removed the people living inside (at the invitation of the Venezuelan government). The Trump administration then handed the building over to an operative chosen by the United States to represent the country with no legal standing in Venezuela itself. Under international law — 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, articles 22 and 45 — a host country is prohibited from invasion or interference with another nation’s embassies, and is in fact obligated to defend it.

The arrests of the anti-war activists culminated a dramatic five-week standoff that pitted the U.S. antiwar activists inside and outside the embassy, against the Trump administration and a group of Venezuelan coup-supporters living in the United States — many of them connected to the military-industrial complex and foreign policy think tanks.

For weeks, the Secret Service and Washington, D.C. police stood idly by while right in front of them these well-off Venezuelans harassed and attacked anti-war activists, destroyed or stole their property, vandalized the embassy and broke into it. They barricaded the entrances so as to starve out those inside, and cut off the electricity and the water to complete their siege. While dueling rallies took place on an almost nightly basis outside, the embassy protectors held firm inside, supplied by a trickle of food deliveries that found their way in through creative means. The government finally broke down the doors and took the activists out by force.

https://www.liberationnews.org/u-s-breaks-international-law-seizing-venezuelan-embassy-and-arresting-guests/

Oh wow, I don't know what countries this is available in but they're giving away free chest binders to those who can't afford or safely get one, make sure to spread this around all your LGBT groups and spread the word
https://pointofpride.org/chest-binder-donations/

Animal Advocates Should Focus On Anti-speciesism, Not Veganism

How can we help nonhuman animals as much as possible? A good answer to this question could spare billions from suffering and death, while a bad one could condemn as many to that fate. So it’s worth taking our time to find good answers.

The following article was written by guest blogger Magnus Vinding. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Sentience Politics.

How can we help nonhuman animals as much as possible? A good answer to this question could spare billions from suffering and death, while a bad one could condemn as many to that fate. So it’s worth taking our time to find good answers.

Focusing our advocacy on antispeciesism may be our best bet. In short, antispeciesist advocacy looks very promising because it encompasses all nonhuman animals and implies great obligations toward them, and also because people may be especially receptive to such advocacy. More than that, antispeciesism is also likely to remain relevant for a long time, which makes it seem uniquely robust when we consider things from a very long-term perspective.

The value of antispeciesist advocacy
Antispeciesism addresses all the ways in which we discriminate against nonhuman animals, not just select sites of that discrimination, like circuses or food farms. Unlike more common approaches to animal advocacy, it demands that we take all forms of suffering endured by nonhuman animals into consideration.

Campaigns against fur farming, for instance, do not also cover the suffering and death involved in other forms of speciesist exploitation, such as the egg and dairy industries. Veganism, on the other hand, is much broader, in that it rejects all directly human-caused animal suffering. Advocating for the interests of comparatively few beings when we could advocate for the interests of many more with the same time and resources is likely a lost opportunity.

But even veganism is not as broad as antispeciesism, since it says nothing about the vast majority of sentient beings on the planet: animals who live in nature. Wild animals also suffer, and should not be granted less consideration simply because their suffering is not our fault.

Antispeciesism implies veganism – i.e. that we “exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose” – but unlike veganism it also requires us to give serious consideration to nonhuman animals who are harmed in nature. Antispeciesism implies that we should help wild animals in need, just as we should help humans suffering from starvation or disease that we didn’t cause. Unfortunately, nonhuman animals are often harmed in nature, and often do succumb to starvation and thirst. Fortunately, there is much we can do to work for a future with fewer harms to them.

Even if we expect people to be more receptive to messaging that is narrower in focus and easier to agree with, the all-encompassing nature of antispeciesist advocacy could mean it has the greater expected value overall.

But are people really less receptive to such advocacy anyways? The concept of speciesism may seem abstract and advanced, and may strike us as something only committed animal rights advocates know of and understand. Yet there are reasons to think that this gut intuition is wrong.

Oscar Horta, a professor of moral philosophy who has delivered talks about animal rights around the world, has repeatedly put this pessimistic intuition to the test. At various talks delivered to Spanish high school students, he has attempted to systematically evaluate the attitudes of the attendees by giving them a questionnaire. One of the main results of this evaluation, according to Horta, was that: “[…] contrary to what some people think, most people who attended these talks accepted the arguments against speciesism.”1

This is significant: a majority of attendees accepted the arguments against speciesism. And perhaps we should not be that surprised. Most people understand the concept of discrimination already, and speciesism is just another form of discrimination. The fact that many people are already familiar with the concept of discrimination and agree that it is not justified suggests that there might be a template upon which speciesism can easily be argued against. This could be part of the explanation for why most of Horta’s attendees accepted the arguments against speciesism. Another reason might be that the arguments against speciesism are exceptionally strong and hard to argue with, and as students, Horta’s attendees may have been able to approach the topic with an open and rational mindset that made them particularly ready to agree with such arguments.

Another interesting finding from Horta was that students appeared more receptive to a message opposing speciesism than to one supporting veganism. As he reports:

”What is controversial is not really the discussion about speciesism. On the contrary, the most controversial point is (as might be expected), the discussion about whether we should stop eating animal “products”. Yet this discussion can also be carried out without major problems, at least if a couple of recommendations are followed: First of all, that this discussion arises not at the beginning of the talk, but rather towards the end, when speciesism and the need to respect all sentient beings has already been discussed. At that point, there is a greater willingness to consider this issue, because people who attend the talk then have a favorable attitude both toward animals and the speaker. But if we proceed in the opposite order and first argue for veganism and then raise the arguments about speciesism, the reaction is different. The result is that there is less willingness to consider the issue of veganism. And not only that, acceptance of arguments about speciesism is lower as well.”

If this difference in effectiveness between vegan and antispeciesist messaging is similar in the broader public, the implications for advocacy are profound: even if one’s goal is only to promote veganism, the best way to do so might be to talk about speciesism, rather than, or at least before, talking about veganism. That talking about veganism straight away seems to have made the students less receptive not only to veganism itself but also to arguments against speciesism is also worth taking note of.

More thorough replication of Horta’s findings, on larger, more varied populations would significantly increase our confidence in the conclusion that antispeciesist advocacy is superior to vegan advocacy for creating antispeciesists, as well as vegans. Until then, Horta’s reported findings do at least suggest that people can accept arguments against speciesism, and that antispeciesism might be among the animal rights memes that people are most receptive to.

Is vegan advocacy costly to wild animals?
Vegan advocacy could also be costly to animals not encompassed by vegan advocacy. Horta states:

“There are many people involved in antispeciesism who are afraid to defend the idea that we should help animals in need in nature. Even though they fully agree with it, they believe that most people totally reject that idea, and even consider it absurd. However, among those attending the talks, there was a broad acceptance of the idea.”

This is good news for animals and their advocates, given that the vast majority of nonhuman animals live in nature. Helping animals in the wild – for instance through vaccinations and cures for diseases – may be among the most effective ways in which we can help nonhuman animals. Vegan advocacy excludes consideration of their interests, but antispeciesist advocacy does not. This means that not only might it be costly to focus mainly on veganism in the interest of spreading antispeciesism or veganism itself (compared to focusing mainly on speciesism and then raising the issue of veganism), but it might also be costly with respect to the goal of helping animals in nature. It’s possible that talking about veganism rather than speciesism makes it significantly harder to bring about interventions that could help nonhuman animals.

Compared to veganism, antispeciesism is also much harder to confuse with environmentalism, supporters of which often recommend overtly speciesist interventions such as the mass killing of beings in the name of “healthy ecosystems” and biodiversity. This lack of potential for confusion is another strong reason in favor of antispeciesist advocacy.

Beyond veganism
Antispeciesist advocacy is also much more neglected than vegan advocacy. Veganism is rising, and there are considerable incentives entirely separate from concern for animals to move away from the production of animal “products”. In economic terms, it is inefficient to sustain an animal in order to use her flesh and skin rather than to grow meat and other animal-derived products directly, or replace them with plant-based alternatives. Similarly strong incentives exist in the realm of public health, which animal agriculture threatens by increasing the risks of zoonotic diseases, antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA, and cardiovascular disease. These incentives, none of which have anything to do with concern for nonhuman animals per se, could well be pushing humanity toward veganism more powerfully than anything else.

While veganism likely has a promising future, the future of antispeciesism seems much less clear and less promising still, and has far fewer people working to promote it. This suggests that our own limited resources might be much better spent promoting the latter. When thinking about how to build a better tomorrow, we should also consider the following tomorrows, and if we have a virtually vegan world a century from now due to the incentives mentioned above, the world will likely still be speciesist in many other respects. So in addition to the appeal antispeciesist advocacy has for the nonhuman animals whom humans are actively harming now, the explicitly antispeciesist approach is important for the sake of nonhuman animals in the future, including those whom we may not be hurting, but have the ability to help. Working towards a less speciesist future could both help close down the slaughterhouses, and help many animals long after.

Additionally, the spread of antispeciesism might also be a useful stepping stone toward concern for sentient beings of nonanimal kinds. Unfortunately, there is a risk that new kinds of sentient beings could emerge in the future – for instance biologically engineered brains – and become the victims of a whole new kind of factory farming. Just like concern for humans who face discrimination can provide useful support today when the case against speciesism is made, antispeciesism could well be similarly generalizable and provide such support in the case against new forms of discrimination.

A final point in favor of antispeciesist advocacy over vegan advocacy is that the message of the former is clearly ethico-political in nature, and therefore does not risk being confused with an amoral consumerist preference or fad, as veganism often is. The core of antispeciesism is clear, easy to communicate, and much follows from it in terms of the practical implications.

Reproduced with permission. Originally produced for Sentient Politics Blog here

Additional Resources
Oscar Horta provides more reasons to favor antispeciesist advocacy in a talk entitled “About Strategies”.

https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/animal-advocates-should-focus-on-anti-speciesism-not-veganism?fbclid=IwAR1YalCUVcsLNbvAy5VcCDe2uFfdCZIFELKZGmleHING4AwvYuHRmGRIzB8

Just a quick reminder that the war the US is waging on reproductive rights doesn't just affect women, in fact, there's a lot of women that it doesn't affect and there's a lot of men it does affect, anyone who has uteri is being attacked, let's not legitimize cisnormativity by saying this is purely an attack on women

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