Links – May 6, 2019

Karl Marx and Cinco de Mayo Left Voice

Israel Again Bombs Gaza – But Is It “In Response”? Moon of Alabama

Red Sox coach Alex Cora will not visit White House due to Puerto Rico policies Guardian

Iran

US dispatched aircraft carrier to send message to Iran AP

Bolton: US deploying bombers to Middle East in warning to Iran Al Jazeera

Boys Go to Baghdad. Men Go to Tehran. DWT

Venezuela

Pence Tries to Dismiss Ilhan Omar on Venezuela, Fails Miserably teleSUR

Despite International Law Which Would Make It Illegal, Pompeo Claims US Attack on Venezuela “Would Be Lawful” Common Dream

I was arrested for sharing bread Code Pink

Embassy Protection Collective: We’re Still Here And We’re Staying Popular Resistance

On Venezuela, Tucker Airs Anti-Trump Ideas While Maddow Wants John Bolton To Be More Hawkish Caitlin Johnstone

Francia Márquez along with several other Black leaders suffered an assassination attempt on May 4, 2019. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize

Black Colombian leaders survive assassination attempt Peoples Dispatch

French actors and writers back latest yellow vest protests DW

Israel escalates deadly attacks in Gaza Electronic Intifada

Millions of workers are paid less than the ‘average’ minimum wage EPI

China

Trump threatens to raise Chinese tariffs to 25% this week AP

In abrupt move, Donald Trump says 10 per cent China tariffs will rise to 25 per cent on Friday SCMP

China is considering canceling this week’s trade talks after Trump’s tariffs threat, sources say CNBC

Trucking Skids into Downturn after Phenomenal Boom Wolf Street

Boeing Didn’t Tell FAA, Airlines That Cockpit Alert Wasn’t Working Bloomberg

Gavin Williamson ‘wanted to invade Africa’ and risked war with China, say May allies Business Insider

A leaked National Security Document, seen by the Times, also suggests that Williamson drew up plans for the British Armed Forces to be sent to “at least five African countries, including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt.

The plans were reportedly for peacekeeping initiatives. However, Ministry of Defence officials told the paper that Williamson wanted to “find excuses to send troops”.

They added: “He wanted to invade Africa… He made it clear that he was keen to send the troops in.”

The Race to Develop the Moon New Yorker

Absolute Capitalism Monthly Review

Far-right extremists have weaponized the Middle Ages. Medieval scholars fighting back face a question of white supremacy in their own field. NYTimes


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