Monday’s news links – Aug. 26, 2019

Brazil

La Via Campesina: Burning the Amazon is a crime against humanity Brasil de Fato

Imperialism

Economic Sanctions: War by Another Name Common Dreams

NATO Nuclear Gaff Manilo Dinucci

It’s a stale old secret. But it is also one of the most formidable denials of the Atlantic Alliance: nuclear bombs are stored in violation of international law in Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey. By mistake, a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly wrote it in a report immediately withdrawn.

Fight racism

A Child Bumps Her Head. What Happens Next Depends on Race. NYTimes

George Washington owned slaves and ordered Indians killed. Will a mural of that history be hidden? Washington Post

Indian security personnel on patrol during a total military lockdown in Srinagar, Kashmir, August 10, 2019.

Kashmir

Kashmir on the Edge of the Abyss Tariq Ali

Capitalist crisis

World Trade Skids for First Time Since Financial Crisis Wolf Street

Environment

The Politics of Ecosocialism Ian Angus

Trump suggests ‘nuking hurricanes’ to stop them hitting America Guardian

How the Unchecked Power of Judges Is Hurting Poor Texans Texas Monthly

Did the Soviets Actually Build a Better Space Shuttle? Popular Mechanics


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