Links – May 11, 2019

She Stopped to Help Migrants on a Texas Highway. Moments Later, She Was Arrested. NYTimes

Chelsea Manning Probably Won’t Be Out of Jail for Long Vice

Trump Nominates ‘Embodiment of the Military-Industrial Complex’ Patrick Shanahan to Lead Pentagon Common Dreams

Venezuela

Violent, Bigoted Supporters of Juan Guaidó Attempt to Invade Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy MPN

‘Turnkey Tyranny’ on the Streets of Washington ConsortiumNews

Fidel Castro’s part in shaping China’s economic link with Venezuela revealed by former bank governor SCMP

Activists Inside The Venezuelan Embassy No Longer Have Electricity

Argentina’s Economic Misery Could Bring Populism Back to the Country NYTimes

As Riot Games employees walk out, discontent swirls among video game industry workers Salon

Alabama could pass a near-total ban on abortion as soon as Tuesday CBS News

A student throws a bottle at the US embassy in Beijing in a protest against the Nato strike on the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

US tariffs threat strikes raw nerve on 20th anniversary of Nato bombing of Chinese embassy in Serbia SCMP

U.S. Military Drill Aims at Ratcheting Up Situation on Korean Peninsula KCNA

CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee Counterpunch

Productivity, investment and profitability Michael Roberts

While the stock market booms, with the help of near zero interest rates and quantitative easing, the profitability of productive capital stays low – and along with it, low investment growth and poor productivity growth.

Revolutionary Prisoners discussed at the Seminar in London for Mumia Abu-Jamal

History according to EH Carr 

Corporations are funding health and nutrition research – here’s why you should be worried The Conversation


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