Wednesday’s news links – Aug. 28, 2019

Boots Riley Calls Out Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ for Not Depicting Manson Family as White Supremacists IndieWire

The Amazon

Indigenous Tribes on Front Line of Amazon Rainforest Fires Vow to Resist Bolsonaro’s “Destruction of Mother Nature” Common Dreams

“We’re putting our bodies and our lives on the line to try to save our territories.”

The Amazon Is on Fire—Indigenous Rights Can Help Put It Out Countercurrents

Palestine

Incoming Harvard Freshman Deported After Visa Revoked Harvard Crimson

U.S. officials deported Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian resident of Tyre, Lebanon, Friday night shortly after he arrived at Boston Logan International Airport. Before canceling Ajjawi’s visa, immigration officers subjected him to hours of questioning — at one point leaving to search his phone and computer — according to a written statement by Ajjawi.

Venezuela

Bolton Bemoans Venezuela’s Upcoming Democratic Elections teleSUR

Lebanon, Iraq, Iran call out Israel’s ‘declaration of war’ after it bombs 3 COUNTRIES in one weekend RT

F-16 Viper fighter jet

China

The US announces provocative arms sale to Taiwan SCMP

US phone carriers make empty, unenforceable promises to fight robocalls ArsTechnica

Hong Kong winner of John W. Campbell sci-fi award stands by ‘fascist’ comments as new name for accolade is considered SCMP

Ng held Campbell “responsible for setting a tone of science fiction that still haunts the genre to this day. Sterile. Male. White. Exalting in the ambitions of imperialists and colonizers, settlers and industrialists.”


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