Links – Feb. 7, 2019

Labor

Teachers strike at 2nd Chicago charter school network SunTimes

Denver teachers say they’ll go on strike Monday Denver Post

Hotel workers union is organizing to win real changes in 2019 Workday Minnesota

Why the Seattle General Strike of 1919 should inspire a new generation of labor activists The Conversation

Marx in Engels’ words Following the attack on Marx’s grave in Highgate, we reprint a transcript of Engels speaking at his graveside on why he is worth remembering

First signs of border wall construction spotted at National Butterfly Center San Antonio Express-News

Indigenous Peoples

His side of the story: Nathan Phillips wants to talk about Covington Guardian

Mexico: Me’phaa Indians Slaughtered in Lust For Resources teleSUR

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, second from the left in the back row, poses for a photo with militia members during a military parade in La Guaira, Venezuela.

Venezuela

Venezuela crisis: Pompeo demands air corridor opened BBC

U.S. Southern Command In Colombia Along The Border Activist Post

Venezuela Authorities Discover Cache of US-Made Weapons Amid US’s Slow-Rolling Coup MPN

US ACCELERATING COUP, Washington CAUGHT OUT SMUGGLING Weapons Into Venezuela FRN

Maduro Says To Imperialists: ‘We Will WIN This Battle” FRN

US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela FAIR

Juan Guaidó Promises Oil Deals with US Gas Giants Geopolitics Alert

Red Cross Refuses to Send Venezuela Aid Without State Approval Cuba Inside

Peruvian President Against Military Intervention in Venezuela Cuba Inside

British military presence near Venezuela ‘extremely concerning’ MorningStar

Brooklyn Jail Officials Accused Of Lying About Heat Outages: ‘What The Warden Said Was False’ Gothamist

African-Americans’ economic setbacks from the Great Recession are ongoing – and could be repeated The Conversation

Trump Administration Drills Down on Alaska’s Arctic Refuge Truthout

Haitian Opposition to Mobilize One Million Demonstrators in Protests PrensaLatina

U.S. warns European allies not to use Chinese gear for 5G networks Reuters

The Cold War’s Missing Atom Bombs Spiegel

Leaked Wikileaks Doc Reveals US Military Use of IMF, World Bank as “Unconventional” Weapons
This “U.S. coup manual,” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, serves as a reminder that the so-called “independence” of such financial institutions as The World Bank and IMF is an illusion and that they are among the many “financial weapons” regularly used by the U.S. government to bend countries to its will.

Here Are The Racist Conspiracy Emails Rotting Right-Wing Billionaire Joe Ricketts’ Brain Splinter

US Troop Count in Syria Jumps by 50 Percent Since Trump’s “Withdrawal” Announcement MPN

Moldova anti-oligarchy fighter calls for boycott of elections, referendum

St. Petersburg, Russia: Anti-Clericalism 2019 defies official obstruction


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