Links – Jan. 26, 2019

Philly DA’s Office appeals judge’s ruling on Mumia Abu-Jamal

Washington Trained Guatemala’s Killers for Decades. The US Border Patrol played a key role in propping up Latin American dictatorships. The Nation

U.S. Developing Supply Route Along Dangerous Stretch From Djibouti to Somalia. The project is part of a broader military entrenchment in Africa. FP


Emergency rallies #HandsOffVenezuela

Confirming US Orchestration, Report Details Pence’s Key Phone Call to Venezuelan Opposition Leader Common Dreams

“The U.S. had been planning this coup in Venezuela. It was the Trump administration that told the little-known opposition leader Juan Guaidó to declare himself (unelected) ‘president.'”

An Open Letter to the United States: Stop Interfering in Venezuela’s Internal Politics Common Dreams

Venezuela is not alone Granma

The U.S. Coup: New Attempt To Eradicate The Chavista Revolution Stansfield Smith

‘Resistance’ Media Side With Trump to Promote Coup in Venezuela FAIR

Hamas, PLO Slam ‘Blatant US Interference’ in Venezuela Affairs Middle East Monitor

US-Led Efforts to Overthrow Maduro Spurred by Business Interests, Not Democracy What’s Left

Labor and strikes

Will Growers’ Demand for Wage Cuts Get Help From U.S. Government? Capital & Main

Who Needs a Paycheck Anyway? NYTimes

Are federal workers being forced into involuntary servitude? The Conversation

More than 1,000 media jobs lost in one day, with layoffs at Verizon, Buzzfeed and Gannett Axios

Factory workers’ strike in Mexico completes two weeks Peoples Dispatch

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite NYTimes

How Big Firms Keep Wages Low Forbes

LA teachers make the case that charter schools are an existential threat to public education Salon

Second Former L.A. Charter School Official Facing Federal Charges My News LA

Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On Jack Rasmus

Imperialism and global politics

George Soros says the US and China are in a cold war that ‘threatens to turn into a hot one’ CNBC

2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait amid tensions with China RT

War Against Iran Becoming Ever More Likely LobeLog

Press TV’s Hashemi vows to speak out against US injustice until her last breath PressTV

The Impact of Brexit on Tax Evasion and Money Laundering TJN

Gilets Jaunes under attack openDemocracy


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