Links – April 2, 2019

Puerto Rico Activists in Boston Call on Federal Judge to ‘Keep Wall Street Hands Off Puerto Rico’s Pensions’

Politicians Silent on Chelsea Manning’s Imprisonment on Trans Day of Visibility MPN

Japanese American internment camp survivors hold protest outside migrant family jail Daily Kos

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Racist U.S. Empire Can’t Change Its Spots

#SayHerName: Ashanti Carmon, Transgender Woman, Shot and Killed in Maryland The Root

Venezuela

Chinese Military Personnel Arrive In Venezuela With ‘Humanitarian Supplies’ FRN

Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela GrayZone

In 1999, it was Yugoslavia in the crosshairs of the imperialists, now it’s Venezuela RT

‘NATO bombing of Yugoslavia paved way for 1 million civilian casualties worldwide’

A motorway bridge in the Belgrade suburb of Ostruznica, destroyed during NATO bombing raids over Yugoslavia on 1999.

Capitalist crisis

Getting longer but lower Michael Roberts

The first three months of 2019 have shown a significant slowing in global economic activity. Global manufacturing output (as measured by JP Morgan economists) is actually falling. So too is global trade for the first two months of this year. And just today US retail sales for February also showed a slowdown. … it appears that what I call the Long Depression in the major capitalist economies since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, is not over.

The U.S. coal industry is choking Axios

Labor

The US Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring Defense One

Sears To Its 90,000 Retirees: Thanks For Your Loyalty, We’re Ending Your Life Insurance CBS

Turkey gets first communist mayor as Erdogan suffers a blow in local body polls Peoples Dispatch

The Surprisingly Little-Known History of White Rice in Korea Food52

Tear gas, skirmishes: Yellow Vests flood streets of France in Act XX (VIDEO) RT


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