Saturday’s news links – Jan. 18, 2020

Mike Pence’s Impeachment Hero Is a Corrupt 19th Century Politician Slate

Pence’s op-ed is profoundly ahistorical, inaccurate, and oddly reliant upon a view of Johnson promoted by the Ku Klux Klan during its resurgence in the early 20th century. Far from a principled independent, Ross was an unscrupulous politician who exploited his impeachment vote to obtain favors from the president and may well have been bribed to acquit. Historian Brenda Wineapple’s extraordinary book The Impeachers, published in 2019, details the true story of Ross’ corrupt bargain to save Johnson’s catastrophic presidency.

Mississippi man gets 12 year sentence for taking phone into jail cell

Protesters carry a poster depicting French President Emmanuel Macron during a demonstration Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Lille, northern France. Protesters are denouncing French President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the national pension system.(AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

France

In France’s Longest Protests Since 1968, Striking Workers Continue the Fight Against Neoliberalism MPN

Labor

Va. Bus Drivers Win 82 Day Strike – Coal Miners Win 3 Day Blockade – Fired CNN Workers Win $76 Million PayDay Report

Women’s March 2020: Are Black Women Still A Part Of The Conversation? News One

U.S. war drive

How a Hidden Parliamentary Session Revealed Trump’s True Motives in Iraq MPN

USA Vs Iran: Six Decades of American Lies, Deceit and War Crimes Pressenza

Eleven US Troops Were Injured in Jan. 8 Iran Missile Strike DefenseOne

The War Machine Is Run on Contracts Atlantic

Troops will stay in Iraq as Pentagon decides where to station US forces globally, official says Examiner

Indigenous Peoples

Minnesota sending Black, Native American prisoners to solitary confinement at higher rates than whites StarTribune

A Copy Editor’s Education in Indigenous Style The Tyee

Controversy over giant telescope roils astronomy conference in Hawaii Space.com

Venezuela

Venezuela and China Strengthen Bilateral Relations Orinoco Tribune

Bolivia coup

Bolivia’s Dictatorship Increase Military Presence in the Streets, Close Anti-Imperialist Military School Prensa Latina/Internationalist 360°

Brazil

Top Brazilian paper reveals Bolsonaro government’s terror plot against Venezuela Grayzone

Bolsonaro’s Culture secretary fired after quoting Nazi Goebbels Peoples Dispatch

India

Delhi To Be Under Draconian National Security Act For Three Months Countercurrents

Australia burning

How climate change influenced Australia’s unprecedented fires Yale Climate Connections

Tree Ghosts’ Are All that Remain in Parts of Burnt Out Australia Vice

We are all Telesur Resumen

Why Luxury Units in Manhattan Are Vacant Atlantic

Real wages declined slightly in Q4 2019; nearly flat since last January Angry Bear

IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression Guardian

Decolonization, Decoloniality and the Future of African Studies Maria Faciolince

A Communist Designed Your Kitchen Jacobin


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