Thursday’s news links – Aug. 15, 2019

Documents Show FBI Targeted Ferguson Black Activists Over White Supremacists Truthout

Indigenous Movements in Colombia Declare a State of Emergency Over Assassinations Peoples Dispatch

Indigenous Guardia attends the funeral of Gersaín Yatacué who was assassinated on August 1 in Caloto, Cauca. The banner reads: “They are killing us”.

Jammu and Kashmir

Why Kashmir Is Suddenly a Potential Global Point of Conflict Vijay Prashad

Kashmir Caged: Fact Finding Report Countercurrents

Shocking! Press Club of India Refuses To Show Film And Photographs On Kashmir Countercurrents

Iran

The U.S. moved to seize an Iranian tanker at the British territory of Gibraltar NYTimes

Environment

Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution, Says New Study DeSmog

Argentina

Argentina and the Next Global Financial Crisis teleSUR

Epstein

Autopsy finds broken bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck, deepening questions around his death Washington Post

He had broken bones in his neck, including in his hyoid bone under his chin, two sources tell the Washington Post. Although such injuries are consistent with suicidal hanging in some older individuals, forensics experts note they’re more likely to occur in someone who’s been strangled.

CEO compensation has grown 940% since 1978: Typical worker compensation has risen only 12% during that time Economic Policy Institute


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