Links – April 15, 2019

Black Student Pinned Down By Columbia University Cops for Allegedly Running On Campus GritPost

Cause for jubilation is very much exaggerated as global markets are sleepwalking in unison toward a cliff’s edge. Here’s why South China Morning Post

The Hidden Horror of Hudson Yards Is How It Was Financed City Lab

CIA’s Vault 7 Files Launched New Case Against Assange – Attack Intends To Prevent Further Leaks Moon of Alabama

Venezuela

US Forces Ready to Attack Venezuela: Southern Commander teleSUR

US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting GrayZone

Venezuela’s military, despite U.S. expectations, has not turned on Maduro Washington Post

Former Venezuelan general with ‘treasure trove’ of intelligence arrested for drug trafficking Reuters

Hollywood writers begin firing their agents over fee dispute CNN

The Skeleton In The Electric Car Closet Zerohedge

You probably have not heard anything other than praise for electric cars in the mainstream media. They are sexy and environmentally friendly too, we are told. The first may be true, but not the latter. Batteries are not good for the environment, and their raw materials are mined at the expense of human health.

The Authoritarian Heroes of Game of Thrones The Atlantic

As with many epic fantasies, the show’s heroes are framed as liberators and defenders of the common people—despite holding absolute power.

Steve and Lacey Pourier standing on the road to their house on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The road is now rubble after they spent thousands to upgrade it.

Indigenous Peoples

Still reeling from massive flooding and without federal assistance, the Pine Ridge Reservation braces for another major storm Indian Country Today

Lummi Nation calls for ‘state of emergency’ to aid dwindling orca population CBC

Indigenous Peoples Of Hawaii Request Urgent Action From Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination Cultural Survival

Waorani Sue Ecuador Government to Halt Oil Auction of Their Territory teleSUR

Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism High Country News

3 arrested at Alton Gas site as RCMP enforce injunction CBC


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