Links – March 11, 2019

A Boeing 737 Max Crashes for Second Time in Months, Killing 157 Bloomberg

Are There Problems With the Boeing 737 Max? A Second Deadly Crash Raises New Questions NYTimes

A community meeting to discuss recent police shooting of West Philly grad student

Pentagon Eyes Windfall as Trump Seeks $750 Billion Defense Budget Foreign Policy

Over a Year Later, the U.S. and Puerto Rico Fight Over Every Dollar of Hurricane Aid Bloomberg

Amazon Workers in Minnesota Hold Overnight Strike for Better Conditions Gizmodo

Venezuela

NYT’s Exposé on the Lies About Burning Humanitarian Trucks in Venezuela Shows How US Govt and Media Spread Fake News Intercept

EVERY MAJOR U.S. WAR of the last several decades has begun the same way: the U.S. Government fabricates an inflammatory, emotionally provocative lie which large U.S. media outlets uncritically treat as truth while refusing at air questioning or dissent, thus inflaming primal anger against the country the U.S. wants to attack. That’s how we got the Vietnam War (North Korea attacks U.S. ships in the Gulf of Tonkin); the Gulf War (Saddam ripped babies from incubators); and, of course, the war in Iraq (Saddam had WMDs and formed an alliance with Al Qaeda).

Footage Contradicts U.S. Claim That Maduro Burned Aid Convoy NYTimes

Boots Riley says: Glad to see an article in NYT that chronicles the lies of Guaido, Pompeo, Rubio, et al regarding the burning of “humanitarian aid”.
Correction tho: Colectivos arent gangs. They are autonomous neighborhood collectives. Hopefully more lies exposed soon

Maduro’s Rebounding Support – Public Convinced That Electricity Black-Outs Are Acts Of U.S Terrorism, Sabotage FRN

U.S. Airstrikes Kill Hundreds in Somalia as Shadowy Conflict Ramps Up NYTimes

Happy Women’s Day: 30 Airstrikes in Yemen Massacre 20 Women and Children Geopolitics Alert

Is a War With Iran on the Horizon? TomsDispatch

Despite growing Trump administration tensions with Venezuela and even with North Korea, Iran is the likeliest spot for Washington’s next shooting war.

Mangueira samba school perform at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 5, 2019.

Carnival 2019: Brazil Sambas for Lula, Marielle Franco, Against ‘Neoliberal Vampires’ teleSUR

A Hedge Fund Steps Into Nigeria’s $9 Billion Corporate Dispute Bloomberg

The U.S.-based hedge fund is trying to pull levers of power in the U.S. and the U.K. to make Nigeria pay $9 billion – almost 2.5 percent of its annual gross domestic product – or, failing that, enable the company to start seizing assets.

New Film on German Communist Playwright Bertolt Brecht teleSUR

Sickeningly Sweet

Biochemist Dr. Lewis Cantley is Finding Increasing Evidence of a Strong Connection Between Sugar and Cancer


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