Saturday’s news links – Feb. 15, 2020

Mistrial Declared in Kafkaesque D.C. Trial of Venezuela Embassy Protectors MPN

Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities NYTimes

Wet’suwet’sen

Canada: protests go mainstream as support for Wet’suwet’en pipeline fight widens Guardian

Indigenous-Led Rail Blockades Could Cost ‘Billions’ and That’s the Point: Organizers Vice

The powerful example of the Wet’suwet’en resistance

Feminist Scholar Barbara Smith on Identity Politics & Why She Supports Bernie Sanders for President Democracy Now

Who Wants the World to Believe that a Climate of Insecurity and Violence Exists in Cuba? Granma

Bolivia

Bolivia: An Election in the Midst of an Ongoing Coup Counterpunch

Venezuela

Wallace reprimanded over European Parliament remarks about Juan Guaido RTE

Irish MEP Mick Wallace was reprimanded in the European Parliament for calling Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido an “unelected gobshite”.

Turning up the pressure for integration, NYC students plan citywide school boycott Chalkbeat

Who’s Profiting From Your Outrageous Medical Bills? NYTimes

Environment

Believe it or not, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was even worse than previously thought Grist

Strange bedfellows: Pelosi finds rare common ground with Trump in denouncing Huawei at Munich Security Conference RT

Appeals Court Rebukes Administration’s Attempt to Force Work Requirements, Other Barriers on Medicaid Program National Health Law

Donbass defender Benes Ayo is free!

Frederick Koch, Subject of Brothers’ Antigay Blackmail Plot, Has Died Advocate

Welcome to the Era of Fake Products Wirecutter

Billionaires for president

Bloomberg once blamed end of ‘redlining’ for 2008 collapse Associated Press

Michael Bloomberg’s Polite Authoritarianism New Republic

Bloomberg defied a flight ban to show support for Israel, defended the country shelling a school and killing sleeping children Mondoweis

Mayor Bloomberg Spied on Arabic Speakers, Candidate Bloomberg is Wooing Them Muslim Advocates


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