Thursday’s news links – Feb. 13, 2020

Wet’suwet’en

Sixty-Four Arrests on Unceded Wet’suwet’en and Coast Salish Territories

Seattle City Council approves Sawant’s ban on winter evictions

Revealed: big oil’s profits since 1990 total nearly $2tn Guardian

Labor

The Survival of the ILWU at Stake! Jack Heyman

LAX workers to stage 3-day fast over wages, benefits

Trump Cuts Scheduled Federal Pay Raise, Citing “Serious Economic Conditions” in the Country Slate 

Trump tweet on Feb. 11: BEST USA ECONOMY IN HISTORY!

Real pay data show Trump’s ‘blue collar boom’ is more of a bust for US workers, in 3 charts The Conversation

Credit-Card Debt in U.S. Rises to Record $930 Billion WSJ

Nearly 1 in 3 American workers run out of money before payday—even those earning over $100,000 CNBC

Jeff Bezos has reportedly broken California’s record for the most expensive home sale of all time with his purchase of a $165 million Beverly Hills mansion Business Insider

Photojournalist Arrested While Filming NYPD In Chinatown Gothamist

Lower Income Towns in New Hampshire Voted Heavily for Sanders; Richer Towns Did the Opposite 

Bolivia coup

The Bolivian government announces that it stops works of nuclear power plant with Russian firm Rosatom Sputnik

Evo Morales Thanked US Senator Bernie Sanders for His Support teleSUR

Cuba

Trump Puts Cuban Doctors in Firing Line as Heat Turned Up on Island Economy Orinoco Tribune

The Internet Is Widely Accessible in Cuba. Why Is the US Insisting It Isn’t? Truthout

Venezuela

US Sanctions Venezuela Again to Prove Socialism Doesn’t Work Orinoco Tribune

Palestine

Nelson Mandela and Palestine: In his own words Middle East Eye

U.S. war drive

Trump shifts to authorize wider US military use of landmines AP

The ‘race to 5G’ is a myth Kevin Werbach 

Most of the 5G reporting in the U.S. media is based in anti-China propaganda. It’s really about control of markets.


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