Friday’s news links – Aug. 2, 2019

‘No Pay, We Stay’: Laid-off coal miners say they will block train until they get back pay Courier-Journal

Protesters Yelling ‘Fire Pantaleo’ Disrupt Democratic Debate NBCNews

Court rules against militant formerly known as H. Rap Brown ABCNews

Kumu hula Bradford Ikemanu Lum, left, greets with kupuna Noe Noe Wong-Wilson during the seventh day of protests against the TMT telescope on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island.

Indigenous peoples

Protesters celebrate governor’s decision to withdraw emergency proclamation for Mauna Kea Hawaii News

Actor Jason Momoa stands with Thirty Meter Telescope opponents at Mauna Kea Star Advertiser

The Killing Of An Indigenous Leader In Brazil Is Part Of A Global Trend Of Attacks On Environmentalists Pacific Standard

Rep. Cheney Accuses Tribes Of “Destroying Our Western Way Of Life” Over Sacred Grizzly Protections Native News Online

Palestine

The Ongoing Dread in Gaza: So Many Names, So Many Lives The Progressive

It’s called interest-rate repression. Wolf Street

A 1% reduction in interest spread across the board of just these four categories amounts to nearly $400 billion a year, that the holders of these products are being deprived of. For example, the Social Security Trust fund, which holds $2.9 trillion in Treasury securities. … For the Social Security Trust Fund, the difference between earning 2.9% and 5% is $62 billion a year, that the fund is not earning in interest.

Trump’s cuts to food stamps are indefensible, economically and morally MarketWatch

Nearly 100 percent of Trump funds designed to help farmers went to white farmers Grist

There’s no evidence 5G is going to harm our health, so let’s stop worrying about it The Conversation (A good counter-balance to the anti-China fueled reports on 5G.)

Iran

US Cluster Bomb-Armed Fighter Jets Patrolling Persian Gulf Amid Tensions With Iran Sputnik

US envoy fumes at Germany’s reluctance to take part in Hormuz naval mission RT

Oil Crashes As Trade War Escalates OilPrice

Venezuela

Sao Paulo Forum: Defending Venezuela is Defending Our America Nino Pagliccia

Maduro Reveals Right-Wing Opposition And US Are Wanting To Steal Venezuela’s Wealth FRN

Venezuela-The FAILED Coup | DW Documentary on YouTube

The U.S. is in Debt to Central America Cesar Chelala


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