Links – May 7, 2019

Sandra Bland’s own video of 2015 Texas traffic stop surfaces AP

May 3 STRIKE! Uber, Lyft, ALL App Drivers on Wed, May 8th, 7AM-9AM!NY Taxi Workers Alliance

Iran

U.S. Officials Raise Alarm of Iranian Threat Targeting American Troops in Iraq NYTimes (in full Pentagon war mode)

Bolton: U.S. sending Navy strike group to Iran to send “clear message” Axios

In The Name of Puerto Rico: Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Will Not Be Going To The White House Dave Zirin

US guided-missle destroyers enter disputed South China Sea in clear warning to Chinese gov’t AMN

Google employees protest retaliation with international sit-in The Verge

White Settlers Wiped Thousands of Miles of Cherokee Trails Off the Map. This Man is Reclaiming Them — By Walking Each and Every One.

Venezuela

Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy MPN

Trump’s “Troika of Tyranny” Meddles in Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua Truthout

How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela MPN

US State Department Publishes, Then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin MPN

National Lawyers Guild International Statement on the Venezuelan Embassy and U.S. Sanctions

Fake news: CNN falsely claims US-appointed Venezuelan coup leader Guaidó was ‘elected’

The Atlantic Illustrates Everything That’s Wrong With Media Coverage of Venezuela Sanctions FAIR

Thousands protest against Honduras president France24

Capitalist economy

Black Unemployment Rate for April 90 Percent Higher Than US Rate Overall The Root

The Reality Behind the ‘Surging’ U.S. Economy Inequality

How Accurate Are the US Jobs Numbers? ZNet

Bad Evidence The Intercept 

Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On

Elite gathering reveals anxiety over ‘class war’ and ‘revolution’ FT

Jill Martin Ives: A revolutionary who loved people Haiti Liberté

Renewables Are Dead The Automatic Earth


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