Links – Feb. 13, 2019

Labor

Denver teachers strike enters second day with large demonstrations outside North, East highs Denver Post

APNewsBreak: Teach for America slammed over Oakland strike

Unions See an Opening in the Wake of a Ruling That Was Supposed to Finish Them Off Intercept

Filipino garment workers demand reinstatement of union leaders Peoples Dispatch

Venezuela

Facts Don’t Interfere With Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela’s Elected President FAIR

US piles pressure on Venezuela… but remains mute on Haiti anti-govt unrest RT

U.S. destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea as trade tensions simmer Japan Times

Ilhan Omar

Where’s the Lie? On Sunday evening, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made a true statement. Jewish Currents

No, Ilhan Omar Is Not Anti-Semitic For Calling Out AIPAC Forward

Ilhan Omar is right to attack US-Israel policy. But her tweets were flawed. By focusing on lobbyists, Omar suggests that America’s interests are corrupted by a small clique. The truth is far worse Guardian

Ilhan Omar says AIPAC influences Congress using money and Israel supporters erupt in fury Mondoweiss

There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It The Intercept

A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, a red flag for the economy Washington Post

Best U.S. Job Numbers Ever? Not If You’re Out of Work for a Year Bloomberg

Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure MPN

Reports: Lies, Chaos and Abuse at ICE Contractor Lockup Capital&Main

Code Talking: UN Security Council On War And Peace In DR Congo Black Agenda Report

The True Story of “Pride”: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners Were Communists

Race, Not Abortion Was the Founding Issue of the Religious Right Boston Globe

UVM’s Kake Walk Featured Blackface Performers for Decades Off Message

Study links heavily processed foods to risk of earlier death Guardian

Did a 1950s TV Episode Feature a Character Named Trump Who Offered to Build a Protective Wall? Snopes


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