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brainbomb (325 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
Why shouldnt North Dakota have a nuclear weapons programme?
The US has nuclear weapons. We got silos and shit all over Montana/ND and SD. Who are we to say that North Dakota is not entitled to secede and have their own nuclear arsenal?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
Digital forums and free speech
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40577858

i think we all understand the implications of this: twitter is a digital forum open to the public, but it's also privately operated and it has set rules. the decision on this case is going to have sweeping effects on the internet and internal law alike
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LeonWalras (409 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
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Webdip Conservatives have convinced me my world is flawed.
I had always suspected it might be.
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michael_b (192 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
Board Pieces World Diplomacy 2017
See Reply
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
IndyCar and Nascar vs F1 and Touring Car
Why are American motor racing events based on going around and around and around an oval circuit with no difficult turns or chicanes or anything? So boring.
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Marneus_Calgar (0 D X)
01 Jul 17 UTC
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Diplomacy Survival Game!
Each person may non-consecutively take one point from one nation to another.
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Carebear (100 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
WDC 2017 in Oxford
Just curious, which webDiplomacy regulars will be going to WDC?
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
04 Jul 17 UTC
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Why shouldn't North Korea have a nuclear weapons programme?
The US has nuclear weapons. The UK does. France does. China does. Russia does. Israel probably does. India and Pakistan might also.

Who are we to say that North Korea is not similarly entitled?
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
Right-wing twit shoots himself while protesting non-existent event
This is too funny:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-guy-accidentally-shot-himself-after-a-fake-news-story?utm_term=.njLwQbNKZ#.eqGX3AoMy
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
Vash's Point Giveaway
Guys. I have too many points. I need to get rid of them. Who wants to take them?
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acamer4 (1022 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
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diplomacy reality show concept
Hey everyone, I wanted to share these "test run" episodes I made of a reality show about a game of diplomacy. http://www.diplomacyshow.com/about.html
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jul 17 UTC
Happy 4th
For him, Independence Day is a celebration of genocide. A number of tribes and nations contacted for this story expressed various levels of discomfort with the holiday. https://m.mic.com/articles/121671/native-americans-have-nothing-to-celebrate-on-july-4#.0sqTmzhvW
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dargorygel (541 D Mod (G))
06 Jul 17 UTC
1812 and Fireworks and Putin
And NPR
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Onar (131 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
replacement russia needed
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201151
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Egathetos (212 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Question on moves
Unit A attacks an enemy unit. At the same time units B and C support HOLD unit A.
What is the defensive strength of unit A? Is it 2 beceuse it is supported by 2, or is the support wasted because unit A is attacking rather than holding?
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brainbomb (325 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
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NPR blasted for tweeting passages from Declaration of Independence
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/npr-declaration-independence-tweetstorm-confuses-some/QOsQcr9EDmyAyb8LUHICeM/
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brainbomb (325 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
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Hillary Clinton found guilty on 237 charges
Treason, Money Laundering through her foundation, illegally checking her facebook, illegally deleting an email from a south african prince who left her millions in his will, Regecide, criminal neglect, intent to have intent, causing rising sea levels, orchestrating the murder of rival DNC members, 9/11, and a whole host of other charges ranging from multi-accounting to impersonating Jesus. Lock her up. So glad this criminal investigation paid off.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Federal Judge Denies Motion Challenging White House Travel Ban
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii is leaving Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries.
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Hippopankake (80 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Wtf
I just met a Spanish facist who when we showed a photo of a freedom fighter statue in our country. He motioned a pistol and shot it.
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Randomizer (0 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Hobby Lobby's Christian Values
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/05/us/hobby-lobby-ancient-artifacts-trnd/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/06/us/hobby-lobby-bible-museum/index.html

Hobby Lobby believes their version of the Bible is more important than the law.
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Is it happening?
Market is acting pretty strange, has it begun?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
Battery free phone
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/6ljt26/batteryfree_phone_harvests_ambient_energy_to_make/
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Zach0805 (100 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
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CNN found the Reddit user who created the WWE wrestling meme
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/politics/kfile-reddit-user-trump-tweet/index.html
This is just sad. A news organization so triggered by a meme that they would go after the poor guy and threaten to release identity to get an apology and is still threatening to release his identity. You can argue if it was appropriate that Trump tweeted this but this is not ok. This is freedom of speech and he might get severely punished for it. Apparently CNN never understood that "1984" is fiction.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
02 Jul 17 UTC
Hi
Hello
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Ezio (1736 D)
02 Jul 17 UTC
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I'm all out of things to say
I just wanted to tell everyone that I have nothing more to say.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
On this day...
In 1937, exactly 80 years ago, the women's day massacre occured in Ohio.

'Police' hired to prevent union workers fighting for their rights, killed 16 and injured over 280. Violence is ok, so long as you claim to represent the state...
orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
I was going to post something about the civil rights movement, and FBI sanctioned executions of various working class organisers - some of whom may have advocated violent struggle. Contrasted with anti-fa movements today. But this came up in my feed, and i think it offers important historical context to the fight for rights which influenced the later civil rights movement.

https://libcom.org/history/womens-day-massacre-1937
MajorMitchell (1158 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Surely it's not enough to be representing "the state", the critical requirement is that both "the state" and "police" be acting as stooges for the rich and powerful and defending their "rights to exploit and act unlawfully"
orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
On this day in 1905 the King of Sweden publicly and formally ended plans to invade the recently independent Norway. The announcement was prompted by the threat of a nationwide general strike by Swedish unions if mobilisation for war went ahead.

https://libcom.org/history/1905-swedish-workers-threaten-general-strike-against-war-norway

@MajorMitchell, i said 'claim to represent the state' - you can claim legitimacy and not actually have it. That is pretty common, a police officer shooting a pregnant woman (who called the police to report a crime) likely claims he is representing the state, but is he really? (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/charleena-lyles-seattle-shooting-pregnant-black-mother-of-four-brettler-family-place-a7797971.html )

I'm afraid that people will stop using the police, and they need a plan to replace them. With local community based policing. Get the state out of communities if all it can do is kill people.

orathaic (1009 D (B))
21 Jun 17 UTC
On this day in 1912 The Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist-feminist, poet and free thinker, died. Two thousand attended her funeral, where she was buried next to the haymarket martyrs.

https://libcom.org/library/voltairine-de-cleyre-reader
SerbijaJeBosna (0 D X)
21 Jun 17 UTC
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Tomorrow is the anniversary of Operation Barbarossa
Ogion (4075 D)
22 Jun 17 UTC
Actaully, orathaic, that concept was the principle behind the black panthers. Cops couln't be trusted in black communities (and often still can't) so there needed to be some community group to protect the community from criminals, including the cops.
AdolfHimmler (5 D X)
22 Jun 17 UTC
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Feels bad man. Ill be crying
AdolfHimmler (5 D X)
22 Jun 17 UTC
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Boo Hoo. Where dat tiny violin at?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
22 Jun 17 UTC
@Ogion, yes, and it will continue to happen when policing becomes overly militarized and distant from the populations they are policing.

On this day in 1852, Maria Luisa 'Gigia' Minguzzi, Italian seamstress, anarchist and feminist, who played a leading role in the development of the female workers' movement in Italy, was born. In 1872, she helped found the women's section of Marx and Bakunin's International Workingmen's Association.

orathaic (1009 D (B))
22 Jun 17 UTC
@Ogion, the other example i was thinking about was in Northern Ireland, the civil rights movement was heavily policed by the sectarian (and exclusively protestant) RUC, who were eventually stood down by the british government.

Unfortunately the government sent in the British Army, and being an army it is relatively unsurprising that things escalated (though it is unclear whether it was Unionist terrorists or Republican terrorists who started bombing the British Army, the Unionists didn't like that they were protecting Catholics from the RUC, and the Republicans didn't like that the British Army was in Ireland).

The result was the non-sectarian leaders of the civil rights movement lost influence, and the political wing of the IRA gained. Over the next 30-40 years the IRA ran their own attempted courts, protected catholic areas, and nobody used the RUC - while the RUC and British Army Intelligence gave material aid to the Unionist terrorists...

This is what i might call a worst case. But as you pointed out, it happened in the US with the Black Panthers....
Ogion (4075 D)
22 Jun 17 UTC
Here is a date where everybody cheered

October 16,1945

Indeed, looks like we need a real life reenactment
orathaic (1009 D (B))
23 Jun 17 UTC
On this day in 1908, the Red Flag Incident took place in Tokyo, Japan, marking the beginning of the move of the imperial government to crush the socialist movement. Celebrated anarchist Koken Yamaguchi was released from prison and was met by crowds waving red flags carrying anarchist communist and revolutionary slogans, and singing communist songs. Police violently attacked and broken up the demonstration and arrested 10 prominent activists, later giving them lengthy prison terms. More information about this period in this pamphlet about the Japanese anarchist movement: https://libcom.org/library/anarchist-movement-japan
orathaic (1009 D (B))
23 Jun 17 UTC
On this day in 1911, a mass meeting of dockers passed a resolution refusing to cargo vessels manned by scabs in support of a seamen’s strike in Salford, England. This is a great pamphlet about what became a general strike in the area:
https://libcom.org/history/general-strike-salford-1911-edmund-ruth-frow

Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
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On this day in 2014, I joined webDip.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
23 Jun 17 UTC
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On this day in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, following the Communist suppression of the anarchists and anti-Stalinist socialist P.O.U.M., George Orwell fled Spain with his wife, Eileen O'Shaughnessy. This book, Homage to Catalonia, is his fantastic journalistic account of the conflict and revolution: https://libcom.org/library/homage-to-catalonia-george-orwell
orathaic (1009 D (B))
27 Jun 17 UTC
Not quite an On this Day, but current FBI investigations of BLM comparable to Cointelpro operations to investigate MLK.

'national security' somehow justifies political policing of certain domestic groups. That is the politics of the nation is for white parties, black groups can be targeted with assassination, suppression, and propaganda to discredit them.

see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XLMyrkjcMg
orathaic (1009 D (B))
27 Jun 17 UTC
On this day in 1938, rent strikers in Stepney, east London fought bailiffs with shovels, rolling pins and saucepans. There were many militant struggles of tenants in working class areas in London at this time. More info here: https://libcom.org/history/east-london-rent-strikes-1938-9
orathaic (1009 D (B))
27 Jun 17 UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS27iafQwrw

Mass media failed to report on this, because - unlike watergate - they targeted citizens were not an established powerful political block.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
28 Jun 17 UTC
On this day, in 1956, Poland (under Soviet occupation/puppet state) the Poznan uprising began. The city woke up to a rebellion. The smell of revolt around every corner. Workers took to the streets and took up arms.
https://libcom.org/library/poland-1956-vladan-v
orathaic (1009 D (B))
29 Jun 17 UTC
In 2007, a postal workers strike forced Royal Mail to renegotiate sub inflation pay increases. See: http://libcom.org/news/comments-recent-summer-postal-strike-striker-17082007
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Perhaps we can send all anarchists to Antarctica. Their cold attitude might refreeze the Ross ice sheet
orathaic (1009 D (B))
04 Jul 17 UTC
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

On the 3rd of July, 1988, the US navy murdered all the passengers and crew of Iran Air flight 655. In what was a violation of Iranian airspace and territorial waters, a US ship mistakenly shot down a civilian liner - thinking it was an F-14 attack bomber.

The US never admitted fault or apologised, but paid out a multi-million dollar settlement to avoid international justice finding them in the wrong.

News coverage and subsequent medals awarded to the navy personnel in question, indicate that the US really does think it is ok to murder hundreds of civilians without any consequences. An attitude which continues today with drone strikes, and which has roots going very far back, notably the US invasion and colonisation of the Phillipines (bringing Christianity to the majority Catholic country??) - where those who weren't murdered were rounded up into concentration camps 'for their own safety' with mortality rates in the concentration camps as high as 20%.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
04 Jul 17 UTC
See also: https://libcom.org/blog/road-lockerbie-iran-flight-655-10012016
Noticing a theme.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
On this day in 1852, abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered his speech “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro,” on July 5 https://libcom.org/history/peoples-history-fourth-july


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orathaic (1009 D (B))
05 Jul 17 UTC
Shock tactics, and how to resist them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44lApffH30
Naomi Klein, on Trump and shock tactics.
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markradar29 (389 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
Takeover Russia
Would anyone like to take over for me in Quevega?
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Ezio (1736 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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The most official MAFIA game ever.
Mafia 29.5 "Totally not a popularity contest or RNG"
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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OFFICIAL MAFIA XXX SIGN-UP THREAD
See inside for game details.

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