Links – Jan. 25, 2019

Labor and strikes

Could a Long-Shot Aviation Strike Be What Finally Ends the Shutdown? New York

The president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, Sara Nelson, went a step further, suggesting a “general strike” among members of American labor unions.

Virginia Teachers Plan to March at the Capital. Will They Shut Down Schools? Education Week

Virginia Educators United

Oakland teachers to vote on whether to authorize strike East Bay Times

Professors on Wright State strike: ‘They’ve left us no choice’ Dayton Daily News

City Colleges of Chicago Faculty and Professionals announce February 4th Strike Date


Trump administration ‘rolling back women’s rights by 50 years’ by changing definitions of domestic violence and sexual assault The Independent

Capitalist crisis

U.S. Stocks Can’t Shake Fears That Spurred December’s Bloodbath Bloomberg

Imperialism and global politics

Arrest of Marzieh Hashemi Reveals Nature of Bipartisan Police State Ajamu Baraka

Marzieh Hashemi released!

Fight racism

Covington Catholic students: what America is missing Vox

Angola becomes the first country to legalize homosexuality in 2019 LGBTQ Nation

Remembering a South African freedom fighter called ‘Yahabibi’ Mondoweiss

In Buenos Aires during a rally in support of Maduro. “Who are you calling illegitimate? Maduro: 67,8% Trump: 46% Macri: 51% Check your numbers!” Photo: teleSUR


Is Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent? AFGJ

Prospect of change lifts Venezuela bonds to 2017 highs Reuters

Venezuela – U.S. Again Tries Regime Change Which Is Again Likely To Fail Moon of Alabama

Venezuela’s long history of racism is coming back to haunt it The Conversation

This belief in the natural superiority of Europeans was also evident in the economically crucial, foreign-owned oil sector. Professionals and middle managers were white Venezuelans, but labourers were recruited from black and mixed-race sectors.

So-Called ‘Trump Resistance’ Mostly Silent as US President Openly Foments Coup d’Etat in Venezuela Common Dreams

Venezuela Military Backs Maduro, as Moscow Warns U.S. Not to Intervene NYTimes

Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela Common Dreams

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