Links – April 4, 2019

‘Weak Journalism’: NYT Fails to Disclose Op-Ed Writer’s Close Family Ties to Venezuelan Opposition Leader Common Dreams

Newspaper keeps from readers that author’s father was recently appointed to powerful position by opposition leader Juan Guaidó

Lozen & Dahteste’s Two-Spirit Love Story Is The Women’s History Month Narrative That Needs To Be Told Bustle

Outside the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

GM Squeezed $118 Million From Its Ohio Workers, Then Shut The Plant Bloomberg

Pentagon Obsession: China, China, China Pepe Escobar

Irritating Facts About Korea that Many in the West Would Rather Not Know Counterpunch

This week in the United States, April 3rd will come and go with barely a comment by Our journalists. That date in 1948 is one which will live in infamy. U.S. military leaders gave direct orders that day that initiated the massacre of tens of thousands on Jeju Island, Korea.

British soldiers use photo of Jeremy Corbyn as target practice France24

If the Labour Party gets elected in Britain, many officers will want to overthrow it. Harold Wilson’s sudden resignation in 1976 was probably due to the danger of a coup aagainst the backdrop of a militant union movement. The army had a secret mobilization without the knowledge of Wilson or the other members of the cabinet. Lord Mountbatten, who was later sent to the Hell, perhaps by IRA members, was to be the figurehead ruler for the military brass. See:

Colombian Police Attack Indigenous Protesters, at Least 1 Dead Colombia Reports

Students at New York’s Hofstra Want Jefferson Statue Removed NBC

‘A Lot of That Science They Point to Is Science They Paid For’ FAIR

Boeing crashes

Ethiopian Airlines Pilots Initially Followed Boeing’s Required Emergency Steps to Disable 737 MAX System WSJ

Boeing’s “blame those inexperienced foreign pilots” defense looks to be falling apart. The Wall Street Journal reports:

Pilots at the controls of the Boeing Co. 737 MAX that crashed in March in Ethiopia initially followed emergency procedures laid out by the plane maker but still failed to recover control of the jet, according to people briefed on the probe’s preliminary findings.

After turning off a flight-control system that was automatically pushing down the plane’s nose shortly after takeoff March 10, these people said, the crew couldn’t get the aircraft to climb and ended up turning it back on and relying on other steps before the final plunge killed all 157 people on board.

The sequence of events, still subject to further evaluation by investigators, appears to undercut assertions by Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration over the past five months that by simply following established procedures to turn off the suspect stall-prevention feature, called MCAS, pilots could overcome a misfire of the system and avoid ending in a crash.

Faulty 737 Max sensor from Lion Air crash is linked to a Florida repair shop Bloomberg

Lack of redundancies on Boeing 737 MAX system baffles some involved in developing the jet Seattle Times

Boeing delays 737 MAX software fix delivery ars technica

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