Links – June 29, 2019

‘Help me please. My son is dying’: Mother pleads for medicine and food as hundreds of Haitian and African migrants riot at Mexico’s biggest detention facility

A Brief History of U.S. Concentration Camps BAR

Officer traveling with Brazilian president Bolsonaro caught with 39 kilos of cocaine CNN

Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Medicare for All Will Cut Their Health Costs FAIR

Megan Rapinoe Is Right to Not Sing the Anthem Edge of Sports

Philadelphia refinery will close after fire. Now who will clean up the mess? Grist

Resist together, wage revolution together: Joma Sison to Metro Manila Pride March 2019

Venezuela

Advisor Responsible For The Coup Attempt In Venezuela Is A CIA Agent

Industrial food

Sweet, fatty foods could remodel the brain to drive overeating Science

Study links diet of ultra-processed foods to chronic disease risk CBC

The Insulin Racket prospect.org

The death of a 26 year old diabetic man who couldn’t afford the $1300 it now cost him for a month supply of insulin—and the story behind the outrageous cost of insulin.

The S Word, the F Word and the Election Paul Krugman

What did you think of the bunch of socialists you just saw debating on stage?

Wait, you may protest, you didn’t see any socialists up there. And you’d be right. The Democratic Party has clearly moved left in recent years, but none of the presidential candidates are anything close to being actual socialists — no, not even Bernie Sanders, whose embrace of the label is really more about branding (“I’m anti-establishment!”) than substance.

Nobody in these debates wants government ownership of the means of production, which is what socialism used to mean.


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