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Point/Counterpoint: President Trump Went Too Far On Jan. 6 vs. Mike Pence Was Wrong To Say President Trump Went Too Far On Jan. 6

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-17 12:54

On Jan. 6, 2020, President Trump attempted to change the course of U.S. history forever. Rather than accept a loss, he asked me, Vice President Mike Pence, to step in and overturn the election in his favor.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates In Effort To—Hey, Pay Attention, This Is Important!

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-17 12:40

WASHINGTON—With inflation at a 40-year high, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate this week in an effort to—hey, come on, pay attention, this is really important! The Consumer Price Index has gone up 8.6% since May of last year, and so the Fed’s hike of three-quarters of a point is aimed at…hello?…

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New Black Wristbands Designated For Visitors Condemned To Spend Eternity At Water Park

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-17 11:22

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX—Dooming parkgoers to an eternity of family fun in the sun, a new black wristband was unveiled Friday for visitors condemned to spend the rest of time at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. “We are happy to offer our new accursed black wristbands to those damned to endlessly wander the world’s largest and most…

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Jan. 6 Rioters Explain Why They Stormed The Capitol

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-17 09:24

Thus far, more than 300 people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, have pleaded guilty. The Onion asked them why they participated in the insurrection, and this is what they said.

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Grandma Didn’t Exactly Live In 6 Countries Because She Loved To Travel

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-17 09:17

OAK PARK, IL—Upon receiving information that dispelled his previously held notion that the woman was just “a real jet-setter,” local man Josh Novak was reportedly surprised to learn Friday that his grandmother didn’t exactly live in six countries because she loved to travel. “I always thought travel was Grandma’s…

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Kid With Kitchen Play Set In Bedroom One-Upped By Poor Friend Who Sleeps Next To Real Stove

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-17 08:00

HOUSTON—As she marveled in awe that a child could be so lucky, sources confirmed that local 8-year-old Madison Fritsch, who reportedly has a kitchen play set in her bedroom, had been one-upped Friday by a poor friend who actually got to sleep next to a real stove. “Wow, I thought having a toy kitchen in my room was…

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Report: Didn’t Pop

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-17 08:00
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Ancient Greek ‘Yearbook’ Discovered On 2,000-Year-Old Tablet

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-17 08:00

A recently translated 2,000-year-old Greek marble tablet is being recognized as a primitive version of a yearbook that includes the signatures of students completing ephebate, a military training and civic education program of the era. What do you think?

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Review: The Second and Third Internationals and the Vienna Union (1922)

Eric Lee's Blog - Fri, 2022-06-17 04:27

This short book is a transcript of a long-forgotten meeting that took place in Berlin’s Reichstag in early April 1922. At the initiative the Austrian Social Democrats and their colleagues in what came to be known as the “two-and-a-half” International, representatives of the Second and Third Internationals came together to discuss possible joint actions and the holding of an international conference.

Everyone who was anyone on the international Left seemed to be there. From the old Second International, people like Britain’s Ramsay MacDonald, Belgium’s Vandervelde and even Georgia’s Tsereteli were present. Many of their representatives had participated in the international delegation that visited independent Georgia just 18 months earlier. The Communists sent Karl Radek as their main spokesman, backed up by such notables as Klara Zetkin, Bukharin and even the legendary Sen Katayama from Japan. The Vienna group included prominent representatives of the Russian Mensheviks, among them Martov.

Friedrich Adler opened the event with cautious optimism, but over the course of several sessions it was Radek’s voice above all that prevailed. Here, perhaps for the first time, we come across whataboutism as part of the Communist polemical toolkit. Both Socialist internationals come demanding that the Bolsheviks grant self determination to Georgia — an issue that comes up in every session. Radek’s replies are invariably along the lines of “What about Congo? What about Ireland?” As Tsereteli points in an appendix, this was the first time that the Bolsheviks publicly admitted that they had, in fact, invaded Georgia — they had not come to support a local workers’ uprising, as they had claimed during the previous year.

A century later, this short book still makes for compelling reading — and shows us the beginnings of the historic split between democratic socialism and Communism.

The full text can be found here.

Global: IDWF Message on International Domestic Workers Day 2022

LabourStart - Thu, 2022-06-16 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IDWF

China: Unions to build power within China’s belt and road initiative

LabourStart - Thu, 2022-06-16 20:00
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Company Offering $2,000 To Release 100 Cockroaches Into Home

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-16 16:06

A pest control company in Raleigh, NC is offering $2,000 to release 100 cockroaches into the homes of volunteers as part of a study on the efficacy of various DIY cockroach treatments. What do you think?

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Tampon Shortage Solved After Woman Shakes Out Bag

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-16 16:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—Following weeks of low stock and empty shelves at many of the nation’s drugstores, the maker of Tampax products announced Thursday that the tampon shortage had been resolved after a local woman shook out her bag and rummaged through all the items that had accumulated inside it. “Thankfully, we…

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Top Experts Divided On Whether It’s Better To Beat The Heat Or Have Fun In The Sun

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-16 15:45

WASHINGTON—Debating the best public course of action for dealing with the record-breaking temperatures expected across the country this week, top experts were reportedly divided Thursday on whether it was better to beat the heat or have fun in the sun. “On the one hand, heatstroke is very serious and people should…

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Study Links Postpartum Depression To Baby Immediately Slapping, Flipping Off Mother After Birth

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-16 14:30

NEW YORK—In what doctors are calling a landmark discovery vital to understanding mental health, a new study published Thursday in The American Journal Of Psychology found that postpartum depression was directly linked to a baby immediately slapping and flipping off its mother after birth. “In terms of a woman…

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Down Pillow Mostly Beaks

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-16 10:38
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Most Frequent Google Search In Every State

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-16 08:45

jobs in segregation

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