Thursday’s news links – Aug. 1, 2019

Puerto Rico

Did Puerto Rican Police Go Too Far During Protests? What the Video Shows.

Puerto Ricans Aren’t Done Protesting. “La Junta” Is Why. Vice

US Admits Violating Venezuela Airspace teleSUR

Fight racism

Abraham Lincoln’s friendship with Karl Marx influenced his opposition to slavery Washington Post

100 years ago, white mobs across the country attacked black people. And they fought back CNN

Ronald Reagan’s Long-Hidden Racist Conversation With Richard Nixon The Atlantic

China / Hong Kong

US, China tilting towards conflict on Taiwan Asia Times

Color Revolution In Hong Kong: USA Vs. China Counterpunch

Entrenched anti-China, pro-”democracy” forces in Hong Kong control three critical areas: education, the legal system and media. The legions of local youth imbued with a toxic hatred of the Chinese Communist Party and clueless about international geopolitics, testify to the stunning success of the anti-Communists in the schools. Backing them up, the US and UK have in Hong Kong their biggest consulates anywhere (i.e., their biggest spying operations).

Violent ‘Color Revolution’ In Hong Kong Fails Despite Strong NYT Support Moon of Alabama

When the U.S. instigates its so called ‘color revolutions’, the transatlantic main stream media are usually supportive. But the support is rarely as extreme as the extraordinary one the New York Times gives to the rioters in Hong Kong.

China still ships in Iranian oil despite U.S.’s tougher stance: report Tehran Times


Oil’s Enduring Sway in US Policy in the Middle East Truthout

Iran calls European fleet in the Gulf ‘hostile’ and ‘provocative’ Al Jazeera

Did Trump Just Threaten to Attack Iran With Nukes? Scott Ritter

Germany will not join US naval mission in Strait of Hormuz DW

US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries The Conversation

A Tale of Two Prisoners Jacobin

Comparing the treatment of Jeffrey Epstein to Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner’s murder, reveals the grotesque inequality at the heart of American society. There’s one set of rules for the rich, and an entirely different set for the poor.


Sao Paulo Forum Ends in Venezuela Under Siege Marco Teruggi/ Internationalist 360°

There were 190 organizations, including political parties, social movements, workers’ organizations, intellectuals, artists, MEPs, personalities such as the descendants of Nelson Mandela, Salvador Allende, and the president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz Canel. The meeting was harshly attacked by the continental right from before its realization for one principal reason: its realization in Venezuela and the consequent support to the political process led by Nicolás Maduro.


Amazon workers walk out across the world on Prime Day MorningStar

‘No pay, we stay’; Protesting miners in Harlan County are not going anywhere WYMT

Trump’s Secretary of Labor Pick Is Reliably Anti-Labor Capital & Main

A profits recession? Michael Roberts

France arrests 21 after hundreds of African migrants occupy Pantheon France24

36 Arrested As Hundreds of Jewish Protesters Block Road to Migrant Detention Center CommonDreams

Im/migrants and refugees

ACLU says Trump admin has separated over 900 migrant children in past year The Hill


Herbicide warfare against Gaza farmers Electronic Intifada


Heatwave: think it’s hot in Europe? The human body is already close to thermal limits elsewhere The Conversation

Bulk of Trump’s U.S. farm aid goes to biggest and wealthiest… Reuters

Did Novelist John Steinbeck Spy for the CIA in Paris? Daily Beast

Why do we drink so much bottled water? TreeHugger

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