Links – June 7, 2019

China

Pentagon eyes rare earth supplies in Africa in push away from China Reuters

How US “good guys” wiped out an Afghan family Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Venezuela

Venezuela and the Hybrid Wars in Latin America Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

Cuba

Cuba rejects new travel restrictions for Americans ACN

Im/migrants and refugees

RI Farmer, Teacher Begins Jail Sentence for Protest to #ShutDownICE Washington Babylon

Iran

Why Trump now wants talks with Iran Pepe Escobar

If Tehran blocks the Strait of Hormuz it could send the price of oil soaring and cause a global recession

D-Day

Russia to West: D-Day wasn’t decisive in ending World War Two Reuters

D-Day And The Myth That The U.S. Defeated The Nazis Moon of Alabama

US abortion policy is ‘extremist hate’ and ‘torture’, says UN commissioner Guardian

Capitalist crisis

Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the Opposite. ProPublica

Another Sign of Economic Worry: Tumbling Oil Prices NYTimes

Trump’s Tariffs Could Nullify Tax Cut, Clouding Economic Picture NYTimes

Tiananmen Square

The Myth of Tiananmen Columbia Journalism Review

The problem is this: as far as can be determined from the available evidence, no one died that night in Tiananmen Square.

May was the 2nd wettest month in the U.S. since 1895 Axios

Earth’s carbon dioxide has jumped to the highest level in human history Axios


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