Links – Feb. 15, 2019

‘Executed by firing squad’: video shows police firing a dozen shots at man
Cellphone footage sparks outrage days after six California officers fired at Willie McCoy, who had been asleep in his car

Haiti’s Unfolding Revolution Is Directly Linked to Venezuela’s Haiti Liberte

Oregon official: texts show police-extremist collusion AP

Labor

Teachers strike ending as union declares ‘Denver teachers win for Denver students’ Daily Kos

The Denver teachers strike is over. They won. Vox

‘No One Should Be Surprised’: After Long Career Stiffing Workers, Trump Blocks Back Pay for Federal Contractors Common Dreams

The Rebirth of Mexico’s Electrical Workers NACLA

Johns Hopkins’ latest plan for police force prompts protest from students, faculty, neighbors Baltimore Sun

The Greensboro Sit-In Protests, Explained Teen Vogue

Venezuela

Maduro reveals secret meetings with U.S. envoy Politico

Two senior Venezuelan officials who were not authorized to discuss the meetings publicly said the two encounters between Abrams and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza came at the request of the U.S. The first one on Jan. 26 they described as hostile, with the U.S. envoy threatening Venezuela with the deployment of troops and chastising the Venezuelan government for allegedly being in league with Cuba, Russia and Hezbollah.

The Tienditas Bridge “blockade”
Or how to turn an unopened bridge into an international news story to build support for your coup

Venezuela and Disaster Capitalism Verso

Inside the neoliberal laboratory mobilizing for regime change in Venezuela — and preparing for the theft of its economy Alternet

As Giuliani Calls for Regime Change in Iran, Netanyahu Raises the Specter of “War” Intercept

US Media Trying to Drum up a New ‘Cold War’ Counterpunch

Ukraine: NATO in the Constitution Manlio Dinucci

Ilhan Omar

What Ilhan Omar Said About AIPAC Was Right
I’m ashamed to admit that endorsing AIPAC positions was all about the Benjamins for me and my candidate.

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Harry Belafonte (!!!) stands with Ilhan. Do you?

Upload your photo in solidarity

A billion-dollar empire made of mobile homes Washington Post

Is the Opioid Overdose Crisis a Story of Supply or Demand? Depends Where You Look Institute for New Economic Thinking

Blockchain and Trust Schneier on Security

Much has been written about blockchains and how they displace, reshape, or eliminate trust. But when you analyze both blockchain and trust, you quickly realize that there is much more hype than value. Blockchain solutions are often much worse than what they replace.


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