Links – Feb. 9, 2019

Labor

Denver teachers planning first strike in 25 years CBS

Striking charter school teachers accuse cops of trying to ‘bust up’ picket line Chicago Sun-Times

Unions fight back against Kochs and allies since supreme court ‘disaster’ Guardian

The union that ended the last shutdown prepares to protest MSN

Fight racism

Nehanda Abiodun, 68, Black Revolutionary Who Fled to Cuba, Dies NYTimes

21 Savage and the Fight for Black Humanity: A Conversation With UndocuBlack Rewire.news

Sorry Liam Neeson, murderous racism is not a natural or ‘primal’ response – here’s the science The Conversation

 

Venezuela

Mike Pompeo Claims Terror Threat as Cause for US Action in Venezuela Truthout 

Venezuela releases video confession of revolting Colonel admitting ties to CIA coup attempt SouthFront

U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections – source Reuters

Admiral: US Military Ready to Protect Diplomats in Venezuela VOA

NLG Statement on the Illegal U.S. Interference in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Interview with former UN special rapporteur to Venezuela, Alfred de Zeyas The Media Coop

Venezuela: Mediation Efforts Splinter as Tensions Build over Colombia Convoy MPN

U.S. Sanctions Are Aimed at Venezuela’s Oil. Its Citizens May Suffer First. NYTimes

Ricardo Hausmann Is Taking Milton Friedman’s Lessons to Venezuela CommonDreams

France and Germany Face Off Over Russian Pipeline FP

China

Confronting the crisis of imperialist globalisation I’Humanite
The Anti-Trump: Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era

Huawei is Being Targeted Because of the “Tech Arms Race,” Not the “Trade War” Geopolitics Alert

Huawei 5G ban: US dragging Germany into harmful economic war with China, warns industry union head RT

Inside the Secretive US Air Campaign In Somalia The Nation

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking TC

The Green New Deal and changing America Michael Roberts

The Only Green New Deals That Have Ever Worked Were Done With Nuclear, Not Renewables Forbes


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