Sunday’s news links – Aug. 4, 2019

Puerto Rico

As Rosselló Resigns, Renewed Protests Demand ‘Real and Radical Change’ Instead of Continued Austerity and Corruption Common Dreams


Are U.S. Military Planes Announcing Formal Aggression Against Venezuela? Internationalist 360°

U.S. Headed Toward Blockade of Venezuela, Trump Official Says Bloomberg

Sicilian fishermen risk prison to rescue migrants: ‘No human would turn away’ Guardian

Meet the mixed-gender ‘muxes’ of southern Mexico Washington Post

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming Photo: Ania Tuzel Photography/Flickr/cc

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Groups Applaud Protection of Grizzly Bear as Liz Cheney Claims Rule Harms ‘Western Way of Life’ Common Dreams

Hawaiian protesters started a school on Mauna Kea to teach local culture to the next generation NBC

Powhatan and his people: The 15,000 American Indians shoved aside by Jamestown’s settlers Washington Post

Slavery in Washington

An elite D.C. girls’ school thought its founding nuns taught slaves to read. Instead, they sold them off for as much as they could. Washington Post

The Nuns Who Bought and Sold Human Beings NYTimes

The History of Enslaved People at Georgetown Visitation Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School report

Sinn Féin: vote on Irish reunification must follow no-deal Brexit Guardian

More Signs the Next Big Financial Crisis May Begin in Germany ActivistPost


UN: Monthly Afghan civilian casualties highest since 2017 AP

The United Nations report says 83 percent of casualties from airstrikes are attributed to “international military forces,” essentially pointing the finger at the United States military, which is the only member of the international coalition in Afghanistan that carries out airstrikes.

Hong Kong

China Says Hong Kong Protest Violence ‘Is Creation of U.S.’ Bloomberg

Flagging patience: Colonial emblems divide opinion at Hong Kong protests CNA

British and colonial-era flags being waved at Hong Kong’s anti-government rallies

US hand apparent in Hong Kong unrest Global Times

Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire’s Smear Campaign Against China? Counterpunch

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