Links – March 2, 2019

UNITE HERE! Local 11 Calls Out DTLA Freehand Hotel

On the picket line in Erie: Long-simmering issues reach boiling point Post-Gazette

Environmental Groups, Activists Win Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed by Dakota Access Pipeline Company CCR

Venezuela and Haiti

Trump’s Other ‘National Emergency’: Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans Nation

Every executive order that Trump has issued imposing economic sanctions on Venezuela includes a sentence declaring that the country is causing a “national emergency” for America and poses “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security” of the United States.

International Peoples’ Assembly gives clarion call for solidarity with Venezuela People’s Dispatch

Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series Counterpunch

Canadian military in Haiti. Why? Yves Engler

Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela Counterpunch

Maduro orders European HQ of Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA to be moved to Moscow RT

US plans to buy arms incl mortars in E. Europe, send them close to Venezuela border – Moscow RT

Venezuela and American Manifest Destiny – Gerald Horne RNN

Oakland school strike: Teachers reach tentative deal with district SFGate

Teachers Asked to Swallow Concessions to Get Pay Hikes EdWeek

Southwest sues mechanics union alleging deliberate slowdowns ABC

Farm Loan Delinquencies Highest in 9 Years as Prices Slump (Trump’s tariffs) AgWeb

Jose Maria Sison: Role of Comintern in formation of Communist Party of the Philippine Islands (1930)

Lower graphite production in China could mean higher battery prices Axios

How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Separate Families in Puerto Rico CPI

Amazon admits that a typo took the internet down this week Engadget

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