Links – May 15, 2019

Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion, with few exceptions AP

Trade Spat Wipes Out $1 Trillion From Global Stock-Market Values Bloomberg

Exclusive photos reveal children sleeping on the ground at Border Patrol station CNN

Venezuela

Activists at Venezuela Embassy served with eviction notice Associated Press

US Press Reaches All-Time Low on Venezuela Coverage Counterpunch

Why Everyone in the U.S. Who Counts Wants Julian Assange Dead Down With Tyranny

It’s brutal to watch. … The film shows war crimes that implicate the entire structure of the U.S. military, as everyone involved was acting under orders, seeking permission to fire, waiting, then getting it before once more blasting away. The publication of this video, plus all the Wikileaks publications that followed, comprise the whole reason everyone in the U.S. who matters, everyone with power, wants Julian Assange dead.

The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has been sent to the Gulf as part of a U.S. military buildup in the region.

Iran

US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions Guardian

No increased Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US Guardian

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War NYTimes

Satellite images show no major damage to ‘sabotaged’ ships Associated Press

Warnings of ‘Gulf of Tonkin 2.0’ as Trump Officials Blame Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks Common Dreams

Collision course: The brewing conflict between America and Iran The Economist

Decolonizing Justice in Tunisia: From Transitional Justice to a People’s Tribunal Monthly Review

Tennessee Janitors Convince Target To Drop Dirty Cleaning Contractor Labor Notes

There Was a Secret White House Plan for Mass Arrests of Immigrant Families. When DHS Officials Pushed Back, They Were Fired The Root

California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial Reuters

WhatsApp discloses vulnerability that allowed Israeli spyware to be installed on iPhones 9TO5Mac

Britain risks heading to US levels of inequality, warns top economist Guardian


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