Tuesday’s news links – Jan. 7, 2020

Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, on November 19, 2016.

U.S. war drive

‘They Fear Someone Will Go There and Tell the Truth,’ Says Iran’s Top Diplomat as Trump White House Bars Him From US Common Dreams

NBA coach: Pence lying about Soleimani’s involvement in 9/11 PressTV

TV Pundits Praising Suleimani Assassination Neglect to Disclose Ties to Arms Industry Intercept

‘No Laughing Matter’: Ilhan Omar Shares Searing Anti-War Standup Routine by George Carlin CommonDreams

Mistakenly Sent Draft Letter Falsely Announces US Forces Preparing to Leave Iraq Sputnik

Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War Gareth Porter

Military Contractors Raytheon, Lockheed Martin See Stock Prices Soar Amid Iran Crisis MPN

Where Are U.S. Troops Near Iran? Tens of Thousands of American Soldiers Are in Middle East, Afghanistan Newsweek

Colin Kaepernick’s Mom Comes For Megyn Kelly’s Head After Her ‘Racist’ Criticism Of Her Son NewsOne

Cuba

Diaz-Canel denounces manipulation of social media as part of unconventional warfare ACN

U.S. Encirclement Endangers Cuba’s Economy, Provokes Response Counterpunch

Indonesia floods

Death toll rises in Indonesia following landslides and flooding Axios

Monsoon Rains Hit Indonesia Causing Massive Flooding In Jakarta NPR

Im/migrants and refugees

ICE Detention Center Captain Was on a Neo-Nazi Website and Wanted to Start a White Nationalist Group Vice

Labor

Uber Files Official Complaint Against Workers Who Led Protests in France Vice

‘Say No to Stealing Our Social Security Benefits’ FAIR

How Economists Tricked Us Into Thinking Capitalism Works Truthout

History of the two-day weekend offers lessons for today’s calls for a four-day week The Conversation

Venezuela

Venezuela: Opposition Breaks up in Parliament Resumen

Juan Guaidó Voted Out as President of Venezuelan Legislature

India

Trade unions to hold nationwide strike tomorrow against govt’s ‘anti-people’ policies Indian Express


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