Links – June 15, 2019

Arizona cops terrorize black family at gunpoint after 4-year-old takes Barbie doll from dollar store RawStory

Reparations for slavery to get a hearing in Congress Guardian

American tipping is rooted in slavery—and it still hurts workers today

Iran

US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours Grayzone

Japanese Oil Tanker Owner Says U.S. Is Wrong About Gulf Attack Daily Beast

‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine NYTimes

Iran Has Little to Gain From Oman Tanker Attacks Bloomberg

Pompeo Gulf of Oman Narrative Torpedoed by Vessel’s Japanese Owner MPN

US economist urges covert violence to provoke war with Iran OffGuardian

Hong Kong

How Trump Could Suddenly Amplify the Hong Kong Protests Bloomberg

Sudan

Amid Sudan’s Brutal Crackdown, Trump Admin Appoints Envoy Who Helped Worsen War in South Sudan MPN

Trump’s clear goal is to ensure that power in Sudan stays firmly in the hands of those who will serve the interests of the U.S.’ top regional allies, even if it means scuttling all hopes of a future, democratic Sudan.

Robert Fisk: Sudan Protesters Were Right to Fear the Arrival of Saudi and UAE Money

Palestinian women prisoners announce demands, plan for collective strike 1 July

Trump’s Trade Threats are really Cold War 2.0 Michael Hudson

Economic growth: a short history of a controversial idea openDemocracy

Say hello to the Russia-China operating system Pepe Escobar

Answering Questions About Nuclear Power Neurologica Blog


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