Links – Jan. 13, 2019

What you haven’t heard from inside the battle of Gidimt’en checkpoint Vancouer Star

THIS IS NOT OVER Unist’ot’en Camp

Canadian police block journalists from covering indigenous pipeline protest Nation of Change

Photo: Toronto Star

Imperialism and global politics

Venezuela: Maduro Takes Office for Second Term Amid Rising International Tensions VenezuelaAnalysis

Forget the border wall, a coup in Guatemala is the real emergency The Hill

US military document reveals how the West opposed a democratic Syria Le Monde Diplomatique

New Jerusalem ‘Apartheid Road’ opens, separating Palestinians and Jewish settlers Haaretz

The Border Patrol Has Been a Cult of Brutality Since 1924 Intercept

Government Shutdown Threatens Section 8 and Food Stamps TruthOut

V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care NYTimes

New home sales tank 19 percent to end 2018 CNBC

One killed in police repression against Bangladeshi garment workers’ protest for higher wages Peoples Dispatch

Gilets Jaunes

Tens of thousands take to streets in Act 9 of ‘Yellow Vest’ protests France24.com

Gilets Jaunes in 2019: French Democracy Dead or Alive? Diana Johnstone

RAF veteran ‘admitted 1961 killing of UN secretary general’ Guardian

Article says pilot was with “separatist rebels” in the Katanga province of the Congo. It doesn’t say that it was Belgian mercenary army aimed against Congo Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. On Katanga “rebels” in Wikipedia: The Katangese secession was made with the support of Union Minière du Haut Katanga, a Belgian mining company, and a large contingent of Belgian military advisers. A paramilitary force designated the Katanga Gendarmerie … was initially organised and trained by Belgium.

Before Lisbeth Salander: The couple that invented Nordic noir with the Martin Beck series of books scroll.in

“Despite being police procedurals, the books are often scathing in their criticism of force (and of the Swedish state itself, which came from the fact that its authors were both Marxists), such as the drive to militarise the police.”

The prosecution of pirates was a model for today’s system of international justice The Conversation


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