Links – April 25, 2019

South Carolina Teachers Will Call in Sick to Strike on International Workers’ Day GritPost

Instagram Memers Are Unionizing The Atlantic

Venezuela

Venezuela arrests 5 men suspected of causing national blackouts LatinDispatch

Venezuela Imports Crude for the First Time in Five Years Bloomberg

Dissecting ROAR’s Article “Can the Bolivarian Revolution Survive the Venezuelan Crisis? Orinoco Tribune

Intervention in Venezuela: a tour of U.S. military bases in Curaçao and Aruba Monthly Review

Imperialism

Could The U.S. Navy’s War Plan Orange (For Fighting Japan) Be Used Against China? The National Interest

Former CIA director makes an admission that perfectly exposes Washington’s international hypocrisy The Canary

Freedom Rider: Pompeo’s Truth About Lies Black Agenda Report

Overlooked No More: Martin Sostre, Who Reformed America’s Prisons From His Cell NYTimes

Police officers pepper-spray and punch black teenager, 15, in Florida – video Guardian

U.S. Farmers Are Being Bled by the Tractor Monopoly Bloomberg

Left-wing activist Toto Patigas assassinated in the Philippines Peoples Dispatch

Recovering an erased history: The Chinese railroad workers who helped connect the country NBC

“Socialism” in the Economic Report of the President Monthly Review

Something unusual has just happened. The current Economic Report of the President (March 2019) has devoted one full chapter (45 pages) to attacking socialism.

The kings of capitalism are finally worried about the growing gap between rich and poor Guardian


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