Links – March 31, 2019

The US just ‘invaded’ an island in the South China Sea & no one noticed RT

Airline regulators knew about Boeing 737 MAX nosedive issue 2yrs ago RT

Puerto Rico Faces a Flood of Fracked Gas in Wake of Hurricane Maria RNN

Venezuela

Venezuelans March in Defense of Freedom and Peace teleSUR

US orders foreign firms to further cut oil trade with Venezuela regardless of sanctions – report RT

Diplomats, Washington skittish on Maduro’s downfall in Venezuela McClatchy

Russia Defends Military Presence in Venezuela, Says U.S. ‘Nervous’ Because Its Plans ‘Failed’ Newsweek

Venezuela’s Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions CEPR

How War Criminal Elliott Abrams Orchestrated The 2007 Hamas-Fateh Palestinian Civil War teleSUR

Taken for a Ride: How Ambulance Debt Afflicts the Extreme Poor American Prospect

Fed official: Climate change is an ‘international market failure’ Grist

Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware Motherboard

A country of monopolies Axios

  • Three companies control about 80% of mobile telecoms.
  • Three have 95% of credit cards.
  • Four have 70% of airline flights.
  • Four companies control 66% of U.S. hogs slaughtered in 2015, 85% of the steer, and half the chickens.
  • Four companies control 85% of U.S. corn seed sales, up from 60% in 2000.

Trump wrecked summit with Kim by suggesting N. Korea give all its nukes to US – report RT

It’s the For-Profit Health Care Industry Telling Us We Can’t Afford Medicare for All Common Dreams

OxyContin Billionaires Chase Global Profits to Offset U.S. Woes Bloomberg

Lyft Shares Plunge 10% in 4 Hours from “Pop” to Close Wolf Richter

March U.S. Auto Sales Numbers Aren’t Looking Good As Consumer Confidence Slumps Further Jalopnik


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