Links – Jan. 24, 2019

Venezuela

Trump recognises Venezuela opposition leader Guaido as interim president France24

Pence Openly Declares Support for Regime Change in Venezuela MPN

US Backs Coup in Oil-Rich Venezuela, Right-Wing Opposition Plans Mass Privatization and Hyper-Capitalism Ben Norton

Mike Pompeo says US refuses to remove diplomats from Venezuela after president gave them 72 hours to leave Evening Standard

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (center), speaks to a crowd of supporters .

Labor

Denver Teachers Vote to Strike The Strikewave

‘This Is Called Union-Busting’: As Teachers Union Approves Strike, Denver Superintendent Wants to Turn Furloughed Federal Workers Into Scabs CommonDreams

BuzzFeed to cut 15% of its workers: reports The Star

South Korea warns of retaliation against Japan’s ‘provocative’ flights as military relations sour over radar-lock dispute SCMP

Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi To Appear In Court MPN

The unusually large drop in home sales has real estate agents baffled CNBC

Investors shun stocks, seek safety in bonds as economic gloom spreads CNBC

Palestine

‘Does Israel Have A Right To Exist’ Is A Trick Question Forward

Palestinian professor sues SF State for breach of contract, discrimination Mondoweiss

Fight racism

Covington Catholic Teen on ‘Fox & Friends’: Blackface Is ‘School Spirit’ Daily Beast

The MAGA Boys Are Racist Brats Truthout

Cartoon: The upstanding kids of Covington Daily Kos

The History of the Covington MAGA Teens’ Racist ‘Tomahawk Chop’ Daily Beast

I Know the MAGA Chuds Taunting Indigenous Activists on the Washington Mall! Washington Babylon

Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About Truthout


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