Links – April 30, 2019

Venezuela and Cuba

Venezuela’s government says it is putting down a small coup attempt of military ‘traitors’ tied to opposition Washington Post

Exclusive: Blackwater founder’s latest sales pitch – mercenaries for Venezuela Reuters

Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó calls for military uprising in new video Axios 

New Report Reveals US Sanctions Have Cost 40,000 Venezuelan Lives MPN

Economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs conclude that US sanctions “would fit the definition of collective punishment.”

Interview with Ambassador Rogelio Polanco: US and the Progressive Revival of Latin America, Balance and Perspectives Internationalist 360°

US Imperialist Domination in Latin America and Europe Resumen

It would be unjust to say that all this comes, like lightning on a serene day, from Trump’s hand. It has distant origins. … the war option was well established in the Clinton Administration’s plans and Madelein Albright was one of its most eloquent spokespersons when she warned Washington and others that the option for multilateralism would be respected “when possible”; otherwise “unilateralism would remain necessary”.

Amazon employees from as far afield as Egypt, Brazil and Pakistan gathered in Berlin.


Amazon workers from around world join forces in Berlin

Unionized Faculty at Rutgers University Win Historic Victory After Threatening Strike Grit Post

Mumia: Media Joined the “War Against Assange”

50,000 Palestinian Children Imprisoned by Israeli Kangaroo Courts Since 1967 MPN

US-Led Bombing Campaign in Syria Killed 1,600 Civilians and Left Raqqa ‘Most Destroyed City in Modern Times’ MPN

Indigenous Peoples

Forced to live on roadsides: the dark history of Métis road allowances CBC

From #PineRidge to #PuertoRico, the Trump administration has failed Native News Online

Native Peoples’ Bones Are Not Collectors’ Items. They Must Be Returned. Truthout

How Movement To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Prevailed Over Obstruction Of A Progressive Prosecutor Shadowproof

Filmmaker John Singleton dies; ‘Boyz n the Hood’ was his own personal L.A. story LATimes

There were nearly a million black farmers in 1920. Why have they disappeared? Guardian

Climate change

North American drilling boom threatens big blow to climate efforts, study finds Guardian

Degrowth is utopian, and that’s a good thing … and it’s scientific, too Uneven Earth

Guantanamo prison chief fired ‘due to loss of confidence’ ahead of term’s end – for trying to improve jail’s conditions RT

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