Links – May 16, 2019


Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens Daily Beast

NYC: Reclaim Pride announces march route, rally details Gay City News

How Billionaires Define Socialism Counterpunch

Bill Gates says don’t worry about “socialists” who do not advocate the ownership of the means of production to be passed on to the workers, that all industries be nationalized, and that private property be abolished, which are the real principles of socialist ideology.



For Iranians, the War Has Already Begun LobeLog

The U.S. Has a Long History of Provoking Wars. Could Iran Be Next? New Yorker

The Mysterious “Sabotage” of Saudi Oil Tankers: a Dangerous Moment in Trump’s Escalating Conflict With Iran Counterpunch

White House Mulls Plan to Send Up to 120,000 Troops to Iran: NYT Daily Beast

Target Iran! Francis Boyle

The imperialist foreign policy of the United States of America since its foundation, has been predicated upon racism, aggression, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, war crimes and outright genocide.


The United States is preparing tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. Here are all the products that will get hit. Business Insider

Washington plays Monopoly, Beijing plays Go Asia Times

Korea says ship seizure by US illegal, demands immediate return Al Jazeera


China Delivers 71 Tons of Medical Aid to Venezuela teleSUR

What 50 countries are backing Guaidó? Who knows? Who cares? If the Media Claim 50 Countries Reject Venezuela’s Elected President and Repeat It Enough It Must Be True

Inside the secret plot to turn senior Venezuelan officials against Maduro Washington Post

“This is a War Against the Honduran People” Internationalist 360°

‘No other option’: Climate change driving many to flee Guatemala Al Jazeera

The Real Mueller-Gate Scandal Craig Murray

How Silicon Valley’s successes are fueled by an underclass of ‘ghost workers’ The Verge

Audio reveals pilots confronting Boeing about new features suspected in deadly crashes CBS

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous groups march 200km across Guatemala against corruption Al Jazeera

Alaska Mining Project Threatens Salmon, Water, and Native Communities Unicorn Riot

The Promise and Perils of Resurrecting Native Americans’ Lost Crops AtlasObscura

Bolsonaro’s plan to unlock the Amazon: split its indigenous peoples Climate Change News

Trauma lives on in Native Americans by making us sick – while the US looks away Guardian

In memory of Comrade Andrey Karelin (1968-2019)

The Dirty Truth About Green Batteries Gizmodo

Scientists discover why grocery store tomatoes don’t taste like anything BGR

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