Links – April 20, 2019

Abu-Jamal supporters applaud DA’s decision not to move forward with appeal

Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border Guardian

The Baltimore Uprising: Four Years Later RNN

In the Bronx, AOC Advocates for a ‘VA for All’ The Nation

The gig economy is distorting U.S. economic data Axios

The McKinsey Way to Save an Island NYMag

Why is a bankrupt Puerto Rico spending more than a billion dollars on expert advice?

‘The FBI Appears to Be Engaged in a Modern-Day Version of COINTELPRO’ FAIR

CounterSpin interview with Nusrat Choudhury on FBI targeting of black activists

The Hustlers and Swindlers of the Mueller Report NewYorker

Pete Buttigieg Fired South Bend’s Black Police Chief. It Still Stings. NYTimes

Outside the headquarters of Société Générale on Friday, climate activists gathered to demand the French investment bank cease its support for fossil fuels. (Photo: Greenpeace France/Twitter)

France

Decrying ‘Toxic Alliance’ of Macron and Polluters, Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Ever Acts of Civil Disobedience Common Dreams

Reaction of the rich to the Notre Dame fire teaches us a lot about the world we live in

Billionaires face ‘yellow vest’ scorn over Notre-Dame pledges Telegraph

China

China Rising In The Caribbean Zerohedge

Libya

Libya – U.S. Reveals Support For Hafter’s Side Moon of Alabama

Trump praises Haftar in apparent reversal of US policy on Libya  Al Jazeera

Massive pro-Assange protest hits Ecuador’s capital Quito Daily Sabah

The Persisting Relevance of Walter Rodney’s “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” Los Angeles Review of Books

Boeing ‘shielded’ from 737 Max order cancellations MarketWatch

The Captain Swing Riots; Workers and Threshing Machines in the 1830s The Conversable Economist


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