Links – June 16, 2019

Russia

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid NYTimes

Trump accuses The New York Times of ‘a virtual act of Treason’ for publishing a story saying the US is ramping up cyberattacks on Russia Business Insider

Pain of tariffs and sanctions behind China and Russia’s push to dethrone the US dollar SCMP

Chief of Naval Operations lauds return to tradition of ‘false flag’ operations Duffelblog

Cuba

Expedia Agrees To Pay Fine For Breaching Cuban Travel Sanctions Time

Iran

Trump’s consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict Washington Post

Once Again Pompeo Displays Hopeless Ignorance of Sunni & Shiite, Iran and Taliban Juan Cole

Geronimo and the Japanese were imprisoned there. Now Fort Sill will hold migrant children — again Washington Post

Central Park Five Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer Resigns from Columbia After Black Law Students Protest DiversityInc

Swiss women strike for more money, time and respect BBC

Environment

US Poised to Approve Shipping LNG by Rail for Export With No New Safety Rules DeSmog

Why electric cars won’t save us: There are not enough resources to build them Treehugger

‘The Changes Are Really Accelerating’: Alaska at Record Warm While Greenland Sees Major Ice Melt Common Dreams

The Arctic Ocean and Greenland ice sheet have seen record ice loss in June Boston Globe

Marta Harnecker (1937-2019)

The Origins of Capitalist Exploitation – by Marta Harnecker, Havana, Cuba


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