Wednesday’s news links – Aug. 7, 2019

Making America White Again by Toni Morrison

Cyntoia Brown, Behind Bars Since She Was 16, Walks Free Daily Beast

Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez speaks at en event in Caracas.

Venezuela

Venezuelan VP Rejects US Blockade, Calls for Unity teleSUR

Trump Imposes Total Economic Embargo On Venezuela this is war

Investigations into the Ticoporo Massacre are Progressing Well. La Corriente Communiqué Internationalist 360°

‘John Bolton tried to assassinate me’: Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Grayzone

China

China Warns US Against Missile Deployment in Asia teleSUR

Helmets, goggles sent from Taiwan to HK protesters Asia Times

Puerto Rico

A former coal lobbyist is Puerto Rico’s new governor … for now Grist

Labor

‘Pay the miners first’: Laid-off coal workers urge judge to put them first in line Courier Journal

Monday, the miners took their demonstration to a federal courthouse in Charleston where a bankruptcy judge is overseeing the auction of Blackjewel’s assets.

Harlan County Miners Win Partial Backpay After Week of Blockading Train Payday Report

Target Workers Unite! Statement on the United For Respect organization

Smash white supremacy

Twitter Cancels The New York Times For Falsely Saying Trump Doesn’t Urge Racism Newsoneheadline is satire, the story of false New York Times headline is real

‘Are you paying for young men to practice groping and choking?’ AOC’s fury at McConnell over picture of young men in ‘Team Mitch’ shirts molesting a cutout of her at Kentucky fair DailyMail

McGrath blasts McConnell campaign for tweeting graveyard photo after El Paso shooting ABC News

Jammu and Kashmir

Listen to People of Jammu & Kashmir: End ‘Reign of Occupation and Terror’ Countercurrents

Syria: Washington brings 200 trucks, military vehicles to Qamishli to support Qasad militia

Authorities in Latvia order antifascist Benes Ayo jailed in absentia


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