Links – March 16, 2019

The Christchurch Shooting and the Normalization of Anti-Muslim Terrorism MPN

The real forces responsible for the destruction of many Muslim-majority countries and the current chaos present in many Western countries are not generated by civilian populations or religions but instead by the global oligarchy that engineers and profits from this chaos.

Tufts University dining hall workers vote to strike Boston Business Journal

U.S. manufacturing sector slowing as economy loses steam Reuters

Yellow Vest week in review: March 16 to be the biggest march in months The Saker

Venezuela

Venezuela’s Electric Grid Was Attacked From Abroad: Russia teleSUR

Inside the August plot to kill Maduro with drones CNN

Movimientos sociales convocan a denunciar acción de guerra de EE.UU. contra Venezuela ALBAtv | English translation by Internationalist 360°

The State Dept Allegedly Tried to Coax An Iranian Expat into Sabotaging Iran’s Power Grid MPN

Helms-Burton Act meant to re-colonize Cuba Granma

The Trump administration is dusting off the law’s Title III to tighten the blockade and dissuade foreign investors in Cuba

Gangsters: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, and U.S. National security adviser John Bolton.

Korea

North Korea Warns ‘Gangster-Like’ Tactics of Bolton and Pompeo Undermining Nuclear Talks Common Dreams

UN Works With Intelligence Contractors To Destabilize North Korea Dialogue Disobedient Media

50+ Retired Generals and Diplomats Urge the United States to Reenter Iran Deal

FAA’s close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes AP

Boeing’s software update to the 737 Max 8 was reportedly delayed more than a month because of the government shutdown Business Insider

You Will Soon Be Able To Pay Your Subway Fare With Your Face in China South China Morning Post

The Intercept Shuts Down Access to Snowden Trove Daily Beast

The Pentagon’s 2020 Budget Asks for Nearly 380 Aircraft, But One Buy Is Raising Eyebrows Popular Mechanics

The human cost of insulin in America BBC

Meritocracy is a myth invented by the rich Guardian

The elite college admissions scandal in the US is a reminder that wealth, not talent, is what determines the opportunities you have in life

Abolish Billionaires NYTimes (notice it’s not “abolish capitalism”)

In my defense, back in October, abolishing billionaires felt way out there. It sounded radical, impossible, maybe even un-American … Last week, HuffPost asked, “Should Billionaires Even Exist?” I suspect the question is getting so much attention because the answer is obvious: Nope. Billionaires should not exist — at least not in their present numbers, with their current globe-swallowing power, garnering this level of adulation, while the rest of the economy scrapes by.


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