Links – Jan. 29, 2019

Venezuela

Fears US could invade Venezuela as ‘5,000 troops to Colombia’ note spotted on John Bolton’s pad and he warns ‘all options on table’ The Sun

Sanctions Are Wars Against Peoples Moon of Alabama

Pope fears ‘bloodbath’ in Venezuela Agence France-Presse

Trump Administration Announces New Sanctions on Venezuela NYTimes

Treasury sanctions Venezuela state-owned oil firm in bid to transfer control to Maduro opposition CNBC

US sanctions Venezuela oil company, PDVSA, to pressure President Maduro PressTV

Bank of England Refused to Return $1.2bn in Gold to Venezuela – Reports RT

Bank of England urged to give Juan Guaidó Venezuela’s gold Guardian

Gazans Rally in Support of Venezuela After Attempted Coup.

When Is a Democracy not a Democracy? When It’s Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change MPN

John Bolton Admits US Wants To Take Venezuela’s Oil TROF

Treasury to announce new economic measures against Maduro Axios

Labor

Citing $750 Million Tax Break for Amazon While Students Suffer, Teachers Walk Out in Virginia Common Dreams

Virginia teachers turn out in droves to protest for more funding and higher pay Guardian

Denver teachers union urges state to stay out of compensation negotiations Denver Post

The single most important pro-labor speech of the shutdown wans not given by AOC Salon

General Strike: Fierce Urgency of Now Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

The case for a national general strike protesting Trump’s heartless shutdown Salon

How air traffic controllers helped end the shutdown — and changed history Washington Post

Black workers had long history with fed jobs before shutdown Atlanta Voice

Indigenous Peoples

Trans Mountain pipeline work destroyed salmon habitat, scientist says Vancouver Sun

Indigenous woman recites powerful poem at Australia Day protest Video

Federal lawsuit filed by estate of man shot and killed at Brown County Jail WBAY

Philadelphia NAACP angry after DA Krasner’s surprise Mumia Abu-Jamal decision Fox

‘Young, Gifted and Black’ Actors Struggle in Hollywood, Says Chadwick Boseman DiversityInc

Brexit is good news for those in the business of war openDemocracy

Warming Seas May Increase Frequency of Extreme Storms NASA

China

US Accuses Huawei of Stealing Trade Secrets, Defrauding Banks Bloomberg

Huawei Is Blocked in US, But Its Chips Power Cameras Everywhere Bloomberg


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