Sunday’s news links – Jan. 5, 2020

NYC anti-war. SLL photo: Greg Butterfield

U.S. war on Iran, Iraq

Thousands Take to Streets in More Than 70 Cities Across US to Protest Trump’s “Reckless Acts of War” Against Iran CommonDreams

After Soleimani death, Colin Kaepernick decries US ‘terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people’ Fox News

‘If You Are Wondering Who Benefits’: Weapons Makers See Stocks Surge as Trump Moves Closer to War With Iran CommonDreams

Trump threatens to hit 52 Iranian targets if Tehran retaliates over top general’s death CNBC

Tens of thousands march in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani, others killed in U.S. air strike Reuters

Thousands in Iraq mourn top Iranian general killed by U.S.; rockets fired in Baghdad Reuters

‘And He Shot Lincoln, Yeah?’ Twitterstorm as US VP Mike Pence Links Soleimani to 9/11 Hijackers

Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani Craig Murray, formerly British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector of the University of Dundee

US Foreign Policy by Assassination Graham E. Fuller, adjunct professor of history at Simon Fraser University, formerly vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA, and a former senior political scientist at RAND

The Revenge For The Assassination Of Qassem Soleimani Moon of Alabama

The anti-war movement gears up to oppose war with Iran Countercurrents (Britain)

Iraqi militia warns [Iraqi] security forces to stay away from [protecting] U.S. bases: Al Mayadeen Reuters

Trump said ‘Iranian culture’ sites could become military targets, but that could [does] constitute a war crime Business Insider

Indigenous Peoples

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs Evict Coastal GasLink from Territory

Chelsea Manning Responds to United Nations Rapporteur’s Call For Her Release Sparrow Media

Violence at Parchman, other Mississippi prisons: What we know Clarion-Ledger

Capitalist swamp

US manufacturing contracts to lowest level since 2009 The Hill

New York offered to pay part of Amazon workers’ salaries in early HQ2 bid Engadget

‘Trump Money’ Is Buying Silence as Unprecedented Payments Go to Farmers Rolling Stone

Lands’ End sued by Delta Air Lines employees who claim uniforms cause health problems Wisconsin State Journal

Indonesia floods

Jakarta flood: At least 21 killed in Indonesia and tens of thousands evacuated Evening Standard

Australia burning

I spent New Year’s trapped by Australian bushfires that looked like a scene from a warzone Business Insider

Stunning photograph shows bushfire smoke turning the Australian sky into a re-creation of the Aboriginal flag Daily Mail

On Fires in Australia Ecological Rants

Australia’s bushfires are a wake-up call: we must build a more humane economy before it’s too late openDemocracy

Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Harry Villegas, Passes Away
Alongside Ernesto Che Guevera, the Cuban General ‘Pombo’ fought in Cuba, Congo, and Bolivia

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