Media Roundup for March 2019

News Articles

  1. Five myths about socialism, Sheri Berman, The Washington Post
  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is coming for your hamburgers!, David Remnick, The New Yorker
  3. Maduro’s strategy is to wait, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  4. The Democratic Party attacks on Ilhan Omar are a travesty, Phyllis Bennis, The Nation
  5. House’s anti-Semitism resolution surfaces generational fight over Ilhan Omar, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times
  6. Cruz Roja Internacional duplica el presupuesto destinado a Venezuela, Isaac Gonzalez, Efecto Cocuyo
  7. Why Chavez’s followers are standing by Maduro, Katy Watson, BBC
  8. Venezuela exodus undercuts Trump on immigration: ‘Nothing as permanent as a temporary refugee’, Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times
  9. Trump is deporting Venezuelans, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  10. An open letter to the Washington Office on Latin America about its stance on US effort to overthrow Venezuelan government, Common Dreams
  11. Kyrie Irving responds to non-stop Kyrie Irving coverage, Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog
  12. Jaylen Brown says BOS needs to fix ‘toxic’ environment around team, Timothy Rapp, Bleacher Report
  13. Heavily armed soldiers aborted a plan to enter Venezuela by force, Ethan Bronner and David Wainer, Bloomberg
  14. President Bolsonaro shocks Brazil with ‘golden shower’ tweet, Gabriel Stargardter, Reuters
  15. The left’s revolt against Democrats’ plan to punish Rep. Ilhan Omar appears to be working, Rex Santus, Vice
  16. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris condemn effort to rebuke Ilhan Omar, Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post
  17. The dishonest smearing of Ilhan Omar, Paul Waldman, The Washington Post
  18. Alex Trebek announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer: ‘I’m going to fight this’, CBS News
  19. Evo saluda a senador de EEUU que busca hacerle frente a Donald Trump, Jesús Alanoca Paco, El Deber
  20. Gayle King praised for composure in R. Kelly interview: I thought ‘let it play itself out’, Erin Jensen, USA Today
  21. Gordon Hayward hits game winner to elevate the Celtics to 2-0 on west coast trip, CLNS Nick, Celtics Blog
  22. As blackout plunges Venezuela in darkness, Maduro blames the US, Alan Yuhas, The New York Times
  23. Wave of killings by polices marks Bolsonaro’s first months, Jonathan Wheatley, Financial Times
  24. The Democrats’ Dilemma, Tim Alberta, Politico
  25. DFA endorses Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib for reelection ahead of House anti-hate vote, Democracy for America
  26. Andrew Gillum set to make ‘major announcement’ March 20, Karl Etters, Tallahassee Democrat
  27. DHS Secretary Nielsen’s first public hearing before the new Congress was a disaster, Aaron Rupar, Vox
  28. A Peaceful, Democratic Solution to Venezuela’s Crisis Requires Fact-based Analysis and Advocacy: A Response to the ‘Open Letter to WOLA’, Venezuelan Politics and Human Right
  29. Bachelet: Crisis en Venezuela ‘ha sido exacerbada por las sanciones’, NTN24
  30. Venezuela’s long and winding road to debt restructuring, Financial Times
  31. Guaidó: En su momento activaremos el artículo 187 de la Constitución, Isaac Gonzalez Mendoza, Efecto Cocuyo
  32. Maduro denuncia ataques cibernéticos y electromagnéticos contra el sistema eléctrico, Ronny Rodriguez Rosas, Efecto Cocuyo
  33. Estados Unidos debe ofrecer protección temporal a los venezolanos en su territorio, Human Rights Watch
  34. Venezuela blackout, in 2nd day, threatens food supplies and patient lives, Anatoly Kurmanaev, Isayen Herrera and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times
  35. Footage contradicts US claim that Maduro burned aid convoy, Nicolas Casey, The New York Times
  36. Despite pressure, Venezuela’s Maduro seems set on staying put, Lesley Wroughton, Reuters
  37. La mediocre asfixiante oscuridad, Jorge Giordani, Aporrea
  38. Erdogan accuses women’s march of disrespecting Islam, Reuters
  39. After week of controversy, Rep. Ilhan Omar says her criticism of President Obama was distorted, John Verehovek, ABC News
  40. Colon cancer rates rising in young adults, Mark Ockerbloom and Jason Solowski, Boston 25 News
  41. ICE makes more arrests at decoy university; some detainees being deported, authorities say, Louis Casiano, Fox News
  42. Eva Golinger’s Confidante of ‘Tyrants’, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  43. Rotting food and endangered patients: How Venezuelans are faring during continuing nationwide power outages, Mary Beth Sheridan and Mariana Zuniga, The Washington Post
  44. Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Capitalism is irredeemable’, Michael Burke, The Hill
  45. Did pro-Israel lobby funding influence Democrats’ responses to Ilhan Omar?, Tom Perkins, The Guardian
  46. Pentagon spent $4.6 million on lobster tail and crab in one month, Joe Setyon, Reason
  47. For the Venezuelan diaspora, a total blackout means no news from home, Astrid Cantor, Caracas Chronicles
  48. The ‘electrical wars’ and left wing solidarity with Venezuela, Clifton Ross, Blog
  49. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about workers being paid ‘less than the value they create’ is essentially a restatement of Marx’s Labour Theory of Value — here’s why that’s interesting, Jim Edwards, Business Insider
  50. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘We should be excited about automation’, Katharine Schwab, Fast Company
  51. In unearthed audio, Tucker Carlson makes numerous misogynistic and perverted comments, Madeline Peltz, Media Matters
  52. Did pro-Israel lobby funding influence Democrats’ responses to Ilhan Omar?, Tom Perkins, The Guardian
  53. Who are the Pemon of Kumarakapay?, Dorothy Kronick, Caracas Chronicles
  54. ¿Conocía Álvaro Uribe las objeciones a la JEP antes de que Duque las anunciara?, Pacifista!
  55. Iván Duque quiere hacer trizas la JEP, pero no la tendrá tan fácil, Pacifista!
  56. Expresidente de Hidrocapital: el Gobierno no ha sabido cómo reanimar el sistema, Daisy Galaviz, Tal Cual
  57. ‘Hay que persuadir a los militares de que les va a ir bien en democracia’, Teresa Casique, El Nacional
  58. Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term, BBC
  59. Netanyahu says Israel is ‘nation-state of the Jewish people and them alone’, Bill Chappell and Daniel Estrin, NPR
  60. Petróleo sube por segunda jornada gracias a Venezuela y Arabia Saudita, El Financiero
  61. U.S. presses Latin American allies to turn China against Maduro, Franco Ordóñez, McClatchy DC Bureau
  62. Caracas goes thirsty as power crisis shuts down water plants, Fabiola Zerpa and Alex Vasquez, Bloomberg
  63. A call for clear heads on Venezuela: How to criticize Maduro while opposing US regime change, Alejandro Velasco, In These Times
  64. US withdrawing remaining staff from embassy in Venezuela, Edmund DeMarche, and Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News
  65. College cheating scandal: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among dozens charged in alleged scam, Eric Levenson and Marc Morales, CNN
  66. How Congress can advance non-violent, Democratic solutions to the Venezuela crisis, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  67. How Bernie could save socialism from Trump, Bill Scher, Politico
  68. In a first for presidential race, Bernie Sanders campaign staff unionizes, Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg
  69. Succeeding while Black, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Boston Review
  70. New Zealand Mosque shooting: Black conservative commentator Candance Owens reacts to her alleged influence on white supremacist attacker, Ewan Palmer, Newsweek
  71. The New Zealand attack and the fundamental thoughtlessness of evil, Elizabeth Bruenig, The Washington Post
  72. 123 organizaciones y 509 académicos y activistas sociales venezolanos agradecen el trabajo de WOLA por la democracia y los DDHH en su país, Rafael Uzcategui, Blog
  73. Venezuela’s electricity crisis could trigger ‘serious disruption’ to the oil market, IEA warns, Sam Meredith, CNBC
  74. ‘It is unspeakable’: How Maduro used Cuban doctors to coerce Venezuelan voters, Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  75. Venezuela’s Maduro asks cabinet members to offer resignations, Oscar Medina, Bloomberg
  76. Guaido amnesty for Venezuelan army stalls in his own legislature, Alex Vasquez, Bloomberg
  77. Ta-Nehisi Coates is an optimist now, Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
  78. Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news, David Bauder, AP
  79. Exjefe paramilitar que acusa a Uribe de fundador de Bloque Metro pide ingresar a la JEP, Noticias Uno
  80. People want higher taxes on rich, better welfare – 21-country OECD survey, Reuters
  81. Venezuela may divert U.S.-bound oil to Rosneft, says Jose generator working, Reuters
  82. What a military intervention in Venezuela would look like, Frank O. Mora, Foreign Affairs
  83. The Constitutional path to dictatorship in Venezuela, Diego A. Zambrano, Lawfare
  84. Maajid Nawaz attack: police release CCTV after racist assault in London, LBC
  85. ‘Egg Boy’ to donate money raised for him towards victims of Christchurch attack, NZ Herald
  86. Beck to Hannity: ‘We are officially at the end of the country as we know it’ if Trump loses in 2020, Joe Concha, The Hill
  87. Trump and Bolsonaro’s far-right summit, Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post
  88. The real reason the Trump administration is constantly losing in court, Fred Barbash and Deanna Paul, The Washington Post
  89. Organizaciones de colombianos en el exterior se movilizarán este lunes en apoyo a la JEP, El Espectador
  90. Vicepresidenta defiende objeciones a la estatutaria de la JEP y se va contra las marchas, El Espectador
  91. ¿Por qué se disparó el desempleo en Colombia?, Jaime Tenjo G., El Espectador
  92. De vuelta al uribechavismo, Cristina de la Torre, El Espectador
  93. No son tiempos normales, Ariel Ávila, El Pais
  94. Trabajando para el gallo, y el gallo se llama…, Álvaro Leyva Durán, Las 2 Orillas
  95. Fiscalía relaciona a Álvaro Uribe con grupos armados ilegales en el Suroeste antioqueño, Verdad Abierta
  96. Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?, Ahsan I Butt, al-Jazeera
  97. Sanders hires social media attack dog, Taegan Goddard, Political Wire
  98. Bernie Sanders pledges to do a better job of explaining socialism, Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR
  99. Polls show Bernie Sanders popularity among all voters is plummeting, Harry Enten, CNN
  100. Florida committee approves bill requiring felons to pay court fees before voting, Justin Wise, The Hill
  101. Andrew Gillum’s next move is a good one, Paul Blest, Splinter News
  102. Bachelet briefs States on Colombia, Cyprus, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Yemen, United Nations Human Rights
  103. US again cuts women from State Department’s Human Rights reports, Amanda Klasing and Elisa Epstein, Human Rights Watch
  104. Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox, Tom Barnes, The Independent
  105. ‘Azaan’ to be broadcast nationally in solidarity with Muslims, Ary News
  106. Preventing civil war and US intervention in Venezuela, Edgardo Lander, ROAR
  107. Giving a voice to the Venezuelan people, Reinaldo Iturriza, ROAR
  108. Laura Ingraham and guest mock ‘Anastasio’ Ocasio-Cortez for doing ‘the Latina thing’, Lee Moran, Yahoo!
  109. Aumentan las masacres en territorio colombiano, Voces
  110. La estrategia de la nueva constituyente, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  111. Disidencias de Farc infiltraron protestas indígenas en Cauca, Blu Radio
  112. Is an oil-for-food program plausible for Venezuela, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  113. Maduro aides reached out to US seeking to cut a deal, Ethan Bronner, Bloomberg
  114. Colombia’s indigenous block road to Ecuador in anti-government protest, Emily Hart, Colombia Reports
  115. Court to rule Duque abused power in rejecting war crimes tribunal bill: reports, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  116. ICC to be asked to investigate mass killing of Colombia’s social leaders, Jake Kincaid, Colombia Reports
  117. Colombia’s court won’t block return of war crimes tribunal bill to Congress, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  118. How Colombia’s opposition is struggling to take part in local elections, Jake Kincaid, Colombia Reports
  119. Robert Mueller has completed his report, Andrew Prokop, Vox
  120. Petro llegó hasta el epicentro de la minga indígena en el Cauca, El Tiempo

YouTube Videos

1. El paramilitarismo en Colombia

2. Why you still don’t understand the Green New Deal

3. Slavoj Zizek vs. Jordan Peterson [Revised Rerun]

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Media Roundup for February 2019

News Articles

  1. Cuba without the Castros, Andrés Pertierra, Dissent
  2. Patriots owner praises Trump for working for country’s ‘best interests’, Rachel Frazin, The Hill
  3. Booker announces White House bid, Lisa Hagen and Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  4. Middle school students ask about Rosa Luxemburg, Paul Le Blanc, Socialist Worker
  5. The subways should be free, Christopher Baum, Socialist Worker
  6. NPR: Venezuela’s opposition leader, US embark on risky strategy for military uprising, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  7. Venezuela’s Guaido seeks talks with China, morning post reports, Stanley James, Bloomberg
  8. Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to nine criminal counts, details emerge, Emmanuel Maduakolam, Hypebeast
  9. Patriots owner praises Trump for working for country’s ‘best interests’, Rachel Frazin, The Hill
  10. Crypto exchange says it can’t repay $190 million to clients after founder dies with only password, Tom McKay, Gizmodo
  11. Egypt to consider longer presidential term, Mohamed Abdellah, Reuters
  12. One of the biggest at-home DNA testing companies is working with the FBI, Salvador Hernandez, BuzzFeed
  13. US food aid as a foreign policy tool in Venezuela, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  14. Anthony Davis’ league-shaking trade request has thrown a wrench in the Celtics’ master plan, Scott Davis, Business Insider
  15. Are Brown and Rozier back on track?, CLNS_Nick, Celtics Blog
  16. Sold to an ally, lost to an enemy, Nima Elbagir, Salma Abdelaziz, Mohamed Abo El Gheit and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN
  17. We may finally see Trump’s tax returns, and Republicans are panicking, Paul Waldman, The Washington Post
  18. Las fallas de origen de las democracias liberales, Ariel Ávila, El Pais
  19. Río Cauca está bajando un centímetro cada dos minutos, Vanesa Restrepo, El Colombiano
  20. Juan Guaido will open up oil deals to foreign private companies, opposition leader’s US envoy says, Tom Embury-Dennis, The Independent
  21. What’s next for Venezuela as US and opposition reject negotiations aimed to end crisis peacefully?, DemocracyNow!
  22. Trial of El Chapo highlights failure of US War on Drugs, but will US ever be held to account?, DemocracyNow!
  23. Tulsi Gabbard Insists Syrian Dictator Assad is ‘Not the Enemy of the United States’ to Baffled Morning Joe Panel, Ken Meyer, Mediaite
  24. Venezuela and the left, Gabriel Hetland, Jacobin
  25. European Union proposes International Contact Group, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  26. North Korea calls Trump administration racist billionaires’ club, Christina Zhao and Reuters, Newsweek
  27. Venezuela-Colombia bridge blocked to keep out humanitarian aid, David Papadopoulos, Bloomberg
  28. Firm founded by Trump inaugural chair sought to use admin, foreign connections for profit, Michael Burke, The Hill
  29. ¿Qué hay de positivo y de negativo en crear una red de informantes?, El Tiempo
  30. Duque to revive controversial civilian informant network, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  31. Colombia makes peace talks with ELN illegal, demobilization of armed groups virtually impossible, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  32. The cherry on EPM’s disaster pie: Colombia’s second largest river dries up, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  33. Unemployment in Colombia in 2018 reached highest level since 2012, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  34. Government ‘obstructed justice’ in FARC leader’s extradition case: Colombia’s war crimes tribunal, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  35. US did receive request for evidence in FARC leader extradition case, Stephen Gill, Colombia Reports
  36. Y Duque hizo trizas los protocolos, Víctor de Currea-Lugo, Pacifista
  37. Corte Suprema admite a Cepeda como víctima en proceso contra Uribe, El Colombiano
  38. Uribe, a juicio, Hector Riveros, La Silla Vacia
  39. US in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections, Luc Cohen, Matt Spetalnick, and Roberta Rampton, Reuters
  40. What Venezuelans think about Trump’s intervention plan, Robert Malley and Robert Fadel, The Atlantic
  41. Neocon-led US Venezuela policy, rhetoric trigger deja vu effect, DW
  42. Bipartisan Venezuela legislation fizzles over use of military force, Leigh Ann Caldwell, NBC News
  43. US sanctions are aimed at Venezuela’s oil. Its citizens may suffer first, Anatoly Kurmanaev and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times
  44. How Washington funded the counterrevolution in Venezuela, Rebecca Hanson and Tim Gill, The Nation
  45. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sheds tear, says ‘we are standing on native land’ as she calls to defund ICE, Jessica Kwong, Newsweek
  46. Candace Owens: Hitler was ‘ok’ until he tried to go global, Will Sommer, The Daily Beast
  47. Venezuela’s Maduro is doomed? They said that about Syria’s Assad, Ethan Bronner, Bloomberg
  48. ‘Dangerous territory’ for Democrats as Republicans seize Venezuela moment in Miami, Patricia Mazzei, The New York Times
  49. Positive neutrality: can the Vatican be effective in Venezuela?, Hugo Pérez Hernáiz, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  50. Open letter from Peace and Non-violence activists and organizations from Venezuela to our friends throughout the world, Perdido en Itaca
  51. Ilhan Omar ignites new anti-Semitism controversy with comments on AIPAC, John Bresnahan, Politico
  52. Omar apologizes after Dem leaders blast tweets as ‘anti-Semitic’, Cristina Marcos, The Hill
  53. Weaponization and oversimplification of Israel debate must end, J Street
  54. Netflix’s Siempre Bruja conjures up racist tropes it’s not equipped to address, Kayla Sutton, AV TV Club
  55. Netflix’s Siempre Bruja is frothy, fun and entirely too facile for 2019, Alexis Gunderson, Paste Magazine
  56. Cuba charges U.S. moving special forces, preparing Venezuelan intervention, Reuters
  57. Venezuelan opposition urges international community to help aid get in, Reuters
  58. Venezuela’s popular sectors and the future of a country, Rebecca Hanson and Francisco Sánchez, NACLA
  59. LASA Dialogues: How did the opposition become energized again, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  60. China talks with Venezuela opposition to protect investments, Kejal Vyas, The Wall Street Journal
  61. Revolt at American University where Pompeo addressed Middle East, Declan Walsh, The New York Times
  62. El-Sisi may rule Egypt until 2034 under parliamentary plan, Declan Walsh, The New York Times
  63. Después de llamar “putas” a petristas, Ignacio Greiffenstein renunció a su cargo en la Presidencia, Semana
  64. La Casa Blanca le cambia el nombre al presidente Duque, Caracol
  65. FARC leader Timochenko first to testify before Colombia’s war crimes tribunal, Jake Kincaid, Colombia Reports
  66. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: marijuana prohibition hit Black and Latino people hardest so they should profit from legalization first, Shane Croucher, Newsweek
  67. Trump will declare a state of emergency to fund border wall, McConnel says, Matt Laslo, Vice News
  68. Trump says he didn’t need to declare national emergency for border wall, John Haltiwanger, Business Insider
  69. Jayson Tatum on Boston: ‘I want to play there my whole career’, John Tomase, WEEI
  70. US masses aid along Venezuelan border as some humanitarian groups warn of risks, John Otis, NPR
  71. Proposal to end the crisis in Venezuela, The Guardian
  72. Republicans hope to sway voters with labels that demonize Democrats, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times
  73. What did Elliott Abrams have to do with the El Mozote massacre, Raymond Bonner, The Atlantic
  74. Trump’s irresponsible Venezuela speech, Daniel Larison, The American Conservative
  75. Fiscal general le pide a Iván Duque objetar ley estatutaria de la JEP, El Espectador
  76. Americanizing the Venezuelan crisis, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  77. Alabama newspaper editor calls for Klan return to ‘clean out D.C.’, Melissa Brown, Montgomery Advertiser
  78. Bernie Sanders announces presidential run, calls Trump ‘an embarrassment’, Arit John, Bloomberg
  79. Sanders campaign takes aim at doubters who say he’s too extreme to win, Holly Otterbein, Politico
  80. Sanders campaign reports raising $4M in less than a day, Tal Axelrod, The Hill
  81. Jussie Smollett charged with filing a false report, BBC
  82. Malcolm X at Oxford: ‘They’re going to kill me soon’, Tariq Ali, The Guardian
  83. “Tell Me How This Ends”, Charles Glass, Harper’s Magazine
  84. As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition, Brian Ellsworth and Sarah Marsh, Reuters
  85. Venezuela’s ex-spy chief rejects Maduro, accusing leader’s inner circle of corruption, Ana Vanessa Herrero and Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  86. Vice President Mike Pence will go to Colombia to demand Maduro step down, Francisco Ordoñez, McClatchy
  87. Maduro closes Venezuela-Brazil border, Bloomberg
  88. Meeting the needs of suffering Venezuelans will require expertise and commitment to humanitarian principles, Washington Office on Latin America
  89. El rencauche de los parapolíticos en el Cesar, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  90. ‘He is not going to be the nominee’: Dems slam Sanders over Maduro stance, Marc Caputo, Politico
  91. Sanders has a soft spot for Latin American strongmen, León Krauze, Slate
  92. High noon over humanitarian aid at Venezuela’s border, International Crisis Group
  93. When humanitarian aid is used as a weapon to bring down regimes, Dylan Baddour, The Atlantic
  94. Venezuela has seen major protests before. Why is this moment different?, Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times
  95. There is Venezuela consensus: Trump not following it, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  96. Beyond the nation state: a critical look at Venezuela’s current crisis, Brooke Anderson and Mateo Nube, Movement Generation
  97. EE. UU. aprueba extradición de Andrés Felipe Arias a Colombia, Pulzo
  98. Amazon is the invisible backbone behind ICE’s immigration crackdown, Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review
  99. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution, Rachel Katz, Emily Shapiro and Kelly McCarthy, ABC News
  100. What we know about Patriots owner’s sex solicitation allegations, Tom Schad, USA Today
  101. Tostao, de Chocquibtown, pide concierto solidario para comunidades pobres en Colombia, Pulzo
  102. I’m Venezuelan, I’m a progressive and I want to see Maduro go, Pilar Marrero, Latino Rebels
  103. Venezuela Aid Live, el jaque en el cerco diplomático a Maduro, Jineth Prieto, La Silla Vacia
  104. Lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo de la educación en el Plan de Desarrollo, Sandra García, La Silla Vacia
  105. So you think you know Marcus Smart, Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report
  106. Booker: We want Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ in Newark, Emily Birnbaum, The Hill
  107. Cruz Roja aclara que ayudas que llegarán desde EE.UU. no son humanitarias, Jairo Tarazona, RCN
  108. Amid chaos and defiance, Venezuelan opposition faces off against security forces as Maduro digs in, Mariana Zuniga, Anthony Faiola and Dylan Baddour, The Washington Post
  109. Chocó, en emergencia tras el desbordamiento de cinco ríos, El Espectador
  110. El 75% de los trabajadores de Colombia son informales: Mintrabajo, La W
  111. How Mike Pence wields foreign policy power, Jonathan Swan, Axios
  112. Inside Trump’s Venezuela pivot, Jonathan Swan, Axios
  113. Will Maduro’s supporters abandon him?, Ivan Briscoe, Foreign Affairs
  114. Thinking about the unthinkable: US military intervention in Venezuela, Adam Isacson, Adam Isacson Blog
  115. ‘Socialism and communism on display’: Fox News host rips Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to pay staff ‘living wage’, David Matthews, New York Daily News
  116. Uribe dice no a una intervención militar en Venezuela, Marcela Puentes, Blu Radio
  117. South America’s Prosur: The answer to a question nobody asked, Bruno Binetti, Americas Quarterly
  118. Has Maduro made it easier for his enemies, Sofia Arias, Socialist Worker
  119. Venezuela’s political crisis is affecting arepas and driving people to protest, NPR
  120. Lorent Saleh fue detenido el pasado sábado por la Policía Nacional, Ana María Cuesta, La W
  121. Bad takes on Venezuela, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  122. Brazil’s new right-wing government asks schools to read out Bolsonaro slogan, Reuters
  123. Ministro da Educação admite ter errado ao pedir que escolas filmem crianças cantando hino, Folha de S. Paulo
  124. Is Political Science relevant?, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  125. New archaeological evidence for the Kaaba, Sanctuary of Peace, in early Islam, Juan Cole, Informed Comment

Podcasts

  1. Podcast episode 62: Understanding the Venezuelan CrisisUnderstanding Latin American Politics
  2. Venezuela clashes amid intensified sanctions, Steve Bynum, WBEZ 91.5

Books

  1. The FARC: The Longest Insurgency by Garry Leech. London: Zed Books.
  2. Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton. New Haven: Yale University Press.

YouTube Videos

1. America’s cocaine habit fueled its migrant crisis

2. Salvar a Venezuela o Colombia?

3. Origins of Cameroon’s anglophone crisis

4. This is not humanitarian aid: A Maduro critic in Venezuela slams US plan to push regime change

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Media Roundup for January 2019

Newspaper Articles

  1. Markets keep flashing recession warnings, Mark Gongloff, Bloomberg
  2. The interview Egypt’s government doesn’t want on TV, CBS News
  3. Pompeo: US seeks to ensure ‘Turks don’t slaughter the Kurds’ in Syria, Al-Arabiya
  4. Brazil is about to show the world how a modern democracy collapses, Travis Waldron, The Huffington Post
  5. Brazil’s Bolsonaro targets minorities on 1st day in office, Mauricio Savarese, US News
  6. Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he is open to hosting a US military base, Brad Brooks and Lisandra Paraguassu, Reuters
  7. Saudi Arabia muscles Netflix over Minhaj criticism of Khashoggi murder, Juan Cole, Informed Comment
  8. Ann Coulter predicts Donald Trump ‘will fold’ on border wall and the ‘next president will be a Democrat’, Jason Leon, Newsweek
  9. Return of the neocons, Stephen Wertheim, The New York Review of Books
  10. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now going viral for [spins wheel] a college dance video, Peter Slattery, Vice
  11. ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Executive Producer dream hampton: ‘I’m at war with R. Kelly’, Shadow and Act
  12. Ocasio-Cortez after being booed voting for Pelosi: ‘Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me’, Emily Birnbaum, The Hill
  13. Redes se burlan de mujer Colombiana que increpó a AMLO por ‘no ayudar a Venezuela’, The Mexico News
  14. Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal, Matthew Choi, Politico
  15. New House Dem Rashida Tlaib on Trump: ‘Impeach the motherf—er’, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  16. Rashida Tlaib and working class authenticity v. Trump’s plutocrat pretense, Juan Cole, Informed Comment
  17. Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 percent top tax rate is a moderate, evidence-based policy, Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
  18. How the US government can advance a negotiated, nonviolent solution to Venezuela’s crisis, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  19. Options for US policy in Venezuela, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  20. Dame Dash felt betrayed by Jay-Z for collaborating on album with R. Kelly, Latifah Muhammad, Vibe Magazine
  21. Venezuela needs politics and diplomacy, not military intervention, Abraham Lowenthal and David Smilde, The Hill
  22. Venezuela needs politics and diplomacy, not military intervention, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  23. House Democrats introduce anti-corruption bill as symbolic 1st Act, Peter Overby, NPR
  24. The American Dream isn’t for Black millennials, Reniqua Allen, The New York Times
  25. You’ll share this apartment with a stranger — but don’t dare call it a dorm, Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
  26. Pompeo, in Cairo speech, to rebuke Obama’s Mideast vision, Nahal Toosi, Politico
  27. Angela Davis is latest Black target of Israel lobby, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada
  28. Venezuelans want President Maduro out, but most would oppose foreign military intervention to remove him, David Smilde, The Conversation
  29. After the Pink Tide, Patrick Iber, Dissent Magazine
  30. The deadweight of structure: a response to Rene Rojas on Latin America’s Pink Tide, Jeffrey Webber, NACLA
  31. ‘It’s just too much’: a Florida town grapples with a shutdown after a hurricane, Patricia Mazzei, The New York Times
  32. Familia de Merchán sabía que su muerte fue por cianuro, Caracol
  33. ¿Cuerpo de Rafael Merchán tenía rastros de cianuro?, Clauia Arango Holguin, El Colombiano
  34. López Obrador ratifica que no intervendrá ‘en asuntos internos’ de Venezuela, Ronny Rodriguez Rosas, Efecto Cocuyo
  35. US Senate’s first bill, in the midst of the shutdown, is a bipartisan defense of the Israeli government from boycotts, Ryan Grim and Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
  36. Ayanna Pressley says she sees through Trump’s government shutdown in first House floor speech, Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston
  37. Indignación por valla gigante en Miami, Estados Unidos, que dice “Uribe es Colombia”, Colombiano Indignado
  38. There’s no National Security emergency at the border to justify an authoritarian power grab, Adam Isacson, Washington Office in Latin America
  39. Graphic truth: Trump’s migrant crisis, Gabe Lipton, Gzero Media
  40. Ministro de Defensa de Venezuela le pidió a presidente Maduro renunciar, Reuters
  41. Max Blumenthal, you can hate two things at once, Emmi Bevensee, Center for a Stateless Society
  42. House committee chiefs press Mnuchin for answers on sanctions relief for Russian oligarch, Olivia Beavers, The Hill
  43. ‘Officials’ worst nightmare’: Yellow Vests hope to trigger bank run with financial protest, RT
  44. People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds, Casey Newton, The Verge
  45. Líderes sociales: en exterminio, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  46. Trump backtracks further on border-wall promises, says he ‘never meant Mexico would write a check’, Bob Bryan, Business Insider
  47. Trump could take billions from disaster areas to fund wall, Courtney Kube and Julia Ainsley, NBC News
  48. Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez, Rachael Bade and Heather Caygle, Politico
  49. Investidura, apoyo militar y repudio internacional, todo lo que debe saber de este #10E, Julett Pineda Sleinan, Efecto Cocuyo
  50. Guaidó se apega al 233, 333 y 350: Debe ser el pueblo y la Fanb quienes nos lleven a asumir el mando, Ibis Leon, Efecto Cocuyo
  51. Almagro “saluda la asunción” de Guaidó como “Presidente interino”, Julett Pineda Sleinan, Efecto Cocuyo
  52. Protest erupts in Venezuela’s capital after Nicolas Maduro’s inauguration, Alex Vasquez and Andrew Rosati, Bloomberg
  53. Líderes opositores guardan silencio en medio de enredo por proclamación de Guaidó como Presidente, Ibis Leon, Efecto Cocuyo
  54. Steve King under fire after embrace of white supremacy, Laura Barron-Lopez and John Bresnahan, Politico
  55. Miles de personas marchan en el país exigiendo renuncia de fiscal Néstor H. Martínez, Blu Radio
  56. Para The Economist Colombia no es una ‘democracia plena’: sólo 20 países lo son, Confidencial Colombia
  57. Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020, Caroline Kelly, CNN
  58. Tulsi Gabbard is rising star, despite her support for Hindu nationalists, Soumya Shankar, The Intercept
  59. Lindsey Graham is depressed and doesn’t know what to do. Can we help?, Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
  60. Civil rights groups join lawsuit to fight Kentucky’s felon voter ban, Chris Kenning, Courier Journal
  61. Kyrie Irving explains difference between last year and this year’s team, NBC Sports
  62. John Bolton is under attack, Henry Olsen, The Washington Post
  63. Rosa Luxemburg’s revolutionary socialism, Paul Le Blanc, Socialist Worker
  64. Poll: A majority of Americans support raising the top tax rate to 70 percentThe Hill
  65. La transcripción no estaba completa: Comisión de Acusación sobre audios del fiscal, Marcela Puentes, Blu Radio
  66. Return of the neocons!, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
  67. El fragmento perdido, Daniel Coronell, Semana
  68. Tensión entre Daniel Coronell y Néstor Humberto Martínez por grabaciones de la DEA, El Espectador
  69. El Chapo trial: former Mexican President Peña Nieto took $100 million bribe, witness says, Alan Feuer, The New York Times
  70. Gov. Kim Reynolds to propose constitutional amendment lifting felon voting ban in Condition of the State, Brianne Pfannenstiel, Des Moines Register
  71. Turkey accusing Enes Kanter of being part of terror group, ESPN
  72. Terry Rozier: Boston Celtics ‘too talented’, Marcel Mutoni, Slam
  73. Ocasio-Cortez to join House panel overseeing financial sector, Sylvan Lane and Scott Wong, The Hill
  74. Cohen hired firm to rig polls, only paid part of bill with bag of cash, John Bowen, The Hill
  75. U.S. refiners scramble as White House eyes Venezuela sanctions, Marianna Parraga and Collin Eaton, Reuters
  76. Ayesha Curry says she puts her marriage before her childen: ‘It’s not us being selfish’, Daryl Nelson, Atlanta Black Star
  77. Presidente insiste a Cuba en entregar a miembros del Eln y niega protocolos, La W
  78. White students in MAGA gear crashed the Indigenous Peoples March and harassed participants, Amanda Sakuma, Vox
  79. Tulsi Gabbard releases video apologizing for past anti-LGBT views, Caitlin MacNeal, Talking Points Memo
  80. Fox News’ Laura Ingraham rants about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ‘minority privilege’, Lee Moran, The Huffington Post
  81. Will Venezuela’s Maduro complete his second term?, The Dialogue
  82. Feminicidio en Ecuador: migrantes venezolanos bajo la lupa, tras asesinato de una mujer ecuatoriana a manos de un venezolano, BBC
  83. Kamala Harris was not a ‘progressive prosecutor’, Lara Bazelon, The New York Times
  84. Time to break the silence on Palestine, Michelle Alexander, The New York Times
  85. Forget taxing the wealthiest Americans 70% of their income. It’s time to tax their net worth, Martin Varsavsky, Business Insider
  86. Eva Golinger, tras críticas por publicar “un momento incómodo” con Hugo Chávez respondió: Ningún ser humano es perfecto, ni un dios ni ‘supremo’, Aporrea
  87. PSUV condena declaraciones del presidente de Ecuador contra venezolanos, Aporrea
  88. “Necesitamos un acuerdo, los colombianos merecemos la paz”: Nairo sobre el ELN, Juan Martin Caballero, Colombiano Indignado
  89. Ocasio-Cortez: I give ‘zero’ f—s about pushback from other Democrats, Aris Folley, The Hill
  90. Five days that stunned LA’s billionaries, Melissa Rakestraw and Elizabeth Lalasz, Socialist Worker
  91. Running for Chicago’s 99 percent, Rossana Rodriguez, Socialist Worker
  92. Venezuela’s oil industry could be privatized, Andy Tully, Business Insider
  93. ICE arrest at Suffolk court rankles new DA, Maria Cramer, The Boston Globe
  94. Trump’s immigration offer solidifies GOP behind him, Susan Crabtree, RealClear Politics
  95. Most Americans oppose the wall – and oppose ending the shutdown by funding it, Philip Bump, The Washington Post
  96. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a popular choice for president – even though she’s too young to serve, John Wagner, The Washington Post
  97. Pence tells Venezuelans that US backs efforts to oust Maduro, Edward Wong, The New York Times
  98. Washington moves toward ‘regime change’ in Venezuela, Jorge Martin, VenezuelAnalysis
  99. Unrest roils Venezuela amid new push to topple Maduro, Joshua Goodman, AP
  100. Trump expected to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader as nation’s president, Jeremy Diamond and Boris Sanchez, CNN
  101. Diputado ruso se pronuncia sobre la situación en Venezuela, RT
  102. Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on latest developments in Venezuela, European Council
  103. México y Uruguay urgen a la sociedad venezolana a encontrar una solución pacífica a sus diferencias, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
  104. Si alguien de mi Gobierno recibió sobornos de Odebrecht, que se vaya para la cárcel, Lucas Pombo, La W
  105. Duque le pide a Noruega entender su decisión frente a los protocolos, El Espectador
  106. Condenan a militares que idearon un plan para asesinar al senador Alexander López, El Espectador
  107. US soldiers plead guilty to attempting to smuggle $1 million worth of cocaine from Colombia aboard military plane, Jason Lemon, Newsweek
  108. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only Democrat to vote ‘no’ on a bill to reopen the government because it would fund ICE, Eliza Relman, Business Insider
  109. España no reconoce a Guaidó, Aporrea
  110. Venezuela at another crossroads, Rebecca Hanson and Tim Gill, NACLA
  111. Former top US military official: don’t invade Venezuela, Alex Ward, Vox
  112. How the Trump administration’s move on Venezuela came together, Carol E. Lee and Josh Lederman, NBC News
  113. ‘I have to stay alive’: Gay Brazilian lawmaker gives up seat amid threats, Shasta Darlington, The New York Times
  114. White House preparing draft national emergency order, has identified $7 billion for wall, Priscilla Alvarez and Tammy Kupperman, CNN
  115. Police called to shutdown protest at McConnell office, ABC News
  116. LAUSD teachers’ strike ends. Teachers to return to classrooms Wednesday, Howard Blume and Sonali Kohli, The Los Angeles Times
  117. What do we mean when we say democracy?, Felipe Bascunan Simone, Socialist Worker
  118. Mueller indicts Roger Stone, says he was coordinating with Trump officials about WikiLeaks’ stolen emails, Katelyn Polantz, Sara Murray and David Shortell, CNN
  119. With risks ahead, Trump administration pins hopes on Venezuela’s opposition, Anne Gearan and Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
  120. Anti-Maduro coalition grew from secret talks, Joshua Goodman, Luis Alonso Lugo and Rob Gillies, AP
  121. Pence pledged US backing before Venezuelan opposition leader’s move, Jessica Donati and Vivian Salama, The Wall Street Journal
  122. Kremlin-linked contractors help guard Venezuela’s Maduro, Maria Tsvetkova and Anton Zverev, Reuters
  123. Maduro dispuesto a reunirse con Guaidó, “cuando quiera y donde quiera”, Vanessa Moreno Losada, Efecto Cocuyo
  124. Venezuela: call it what it is – a coup, George Ciccariello-Maher, The Nation
  125. Leading Human Rights Organizations support a democratic, non-violent solution to Venezuela’s crisis, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  126. Former US diplomat Abrams to lead efforts on Venezuela, Reuters
  127. Eight years after uprising, Egyptians say freedoms have eroded, Mohamed Abdellah and Mahmoud Mourad, Reuters
  128. Do we need billionaires? Ocasio-Cortez forces a conversation on the place of the superrich, Christopher Wilson, Yahoo!
  129. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed tax on enormous fortunes, explained, Matthew Yglesias, Vox
  130. How the right is using Venezuela to reorder politics, Greg Grandin, The Nation
  131. US-centric views of Venezuela, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  132. Why Venezuela’s military may be standing by Maduro, for now, John Otis, NPR
  133. ¿Cómo regresó la guerra al Catatumbo?, Ariel Ávila, El Espectador
  134. Concern around NFL that 4 officials in NFC Championship Game live in Southern California, Adam Schefter, ESPN
  135. Bolsonaro acts on promises to dismantle human rights protections in Brazil, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Washington Office on Latin America
  136. Michelle Alexander is right about Israel-Palestine, Marjorie Cohn, TruthOut
  137. Dos disidentes de las Farc fueron torturados y asesinados en Corinto, Cauca, El Espectador
  138. NBC News’ Tom Brokaw apologizes for Hispanic ‘assimilation’ remarks, Caitlin Oprysko, Politico
  139. Nadler pledges not to blindside GOP with subpoenas, Rachael Bade, Politico
  140. Are we headed for another crisis?, David McNally, Socialist Worker
  141. Macron: Egypt’s human rights abuses threaten country’s stability, Gregory Viscusi, Bloomberg
  142. Roger Stone says he might cooperate with Mueller, Madison Pauly, Mother Jones
  143. Venezuela’s crisis explained, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  144. Bolton: ‘All options are on the table’ for Trump in Venezuela, Johnathan Allen, NBC News
  145. ¿5.000 tropas a Colombia? El apunte del Consejero de Seguridad de EE.UU.RCN
  146. Alto mando militar de EE.UU. llega a Bogotá para revisar temas fronterizos, Caracol
  147. Sanctions against PDVSA and Venezuela oil sector, US Department of State
  148. Howard Schultz blames Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for his decision to run as independent, The Daily Beast
  149. Ocasio-Cortez understands politics better than her critics, Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic
  150. Some Dems float idea of primary challenge for Ocasio-Cortez, Scott Wong, The Hill
  151. Rusia cree que Venezuela tendrá problemas para pagar su deuda con Moscú, Darya Korsunskaya, Reuters
  152. Venezuelan army defectors appeal to Trump for weapons, Nick Patton Walsh, Barbara Arvanitidis and Alex Platt, CNN
  153. Why Netflix’s ‘Siempre Bruja’ looks compelling, Rosie Knight, Hollywood Reporter
  154. ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan on Kyrie Irving rumors: ‘I don’t put any stock in it’, Mass Live
  155. Arrival of Russian passenger jet fires up Venezuela’s rumor mill, Reuters
  156. Ocasio-Cortez fundraises off report some Dems want her primaried, Rachel Frazin, The Hill
  157. The people no longer want Maduro, and no one chose Guaidó, Marea Socialista, Anticapitalista En Red
  158. Vázquez insiste en negociar y se le suma la Union Europea, El Observador
  159. Uribe: “Es muy importante el apoyo logístico de USA para enfrentar la amenaza narcoterrorista”, Semana
  160. Los cuestionamientos al general Barrero, el designado para proteger a líderes sociales, Edinson Arley Bolaños, El Espectador
    Álvaro Uribe insistió en la reglamentación de permisos especiales para porte de armas, La W
  161. Rusia hará “todo por apoyar al Gobierno legítimo del presidente Maduro”, Efecto Cocuyo
  162. The US declares economic war against Venezuela, Steve Hanke, Forbes
  163. Beginning the endgame in Venezuela, Evan Ellis, Global Americans
  164. Ocasio-Cortez on Schultz: Why are billionaires who want to run for president never told to ‘work their way up’?, Tal Axelrod, The Hill
  165. Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio: ‘Capitalism basically is not working for the majority of people’, Catherine Clifford, CNBC

Podcasts

  1. Revolt of the haves: Venezuela’s US-backed opposition and economic sabatoge with Steve Ellner (E33), Moderate Rebels

Books

  1. The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin. London: Penguin Classics.

YouTube Videos

1. 2018 Rewind (Marxist version)

2. The New Feudalism

3. Philosophical nihilism, Nietzsche’s pessimism, and the Black Pill

4. China leads the way in eradicating extreme poverty

5. #ArielExplica – Las FARC

6. Trump keeps LYING about illegal immigrants

7. How tax brackets actually work

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Media Roundup for December 2018

News Articles

  1. ¿Qué dijo Andrés López Obrador en su discurso de posesión?, El Tiempo
  2. Egyptian actress could face up to five years in prison after wearing a see-through dress that showed off her legs at a film festival in Cairo, Daily Mail
  3. Stacey Abrams eyeing Senate, governor campaigns, David Siders, Politico
  4. GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin mount lame-duck power grab, David Boddiger, Splinter News
  5. Not all progressives agree that primarying Democrats from the Left is a good idea, Molly Hensley-Clancy and Ryan C. Brooks, BuzzFeed
  6. 4 takeaways from Mueller’s sentencing memo for Michael Flynn, Andrew Prokop, Vox
  7. Trump on coming debt crisis: ‘I won’t be here’ when it blows up, Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay, The Daily Beast
  8. Russia hands Venezuela a $6 billion lifeline, Jim Wyss, Miami Herald
  9. Massachusetts governor calls for removal of judge accused of helping immigrant avoid ICE, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  10. GOP leader in Texas says colleagues are trying to oust him for being Muslim, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  11. Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders, Avery Anapol, The Hill
  12. #LaPulla: ¿Gobierno censura programa de TV?, El Espectador
  13. Erdogan’s Venezuela adventure turns into another bargaining chip, Imdat Oner, The Global Americans
  14. How democracies slide into authoritarianism, Charles Edel, The Washington Post
  15. Rejecting Israel lobby’s influence over Congress, Rashida Tlaib plans to lead delegation to Palestine, Alex Kane and Lee Fang, The Intercept
  16. Entrevista a Elías Jaua, exministro de Chávez y Maduro: ‘Nos equivocamos al dejar intacta la estructura de la corrupción en Venezuela’, Guillermo D. Olmo, BBC
  17. Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get ’10 tyre’ severance, BBC
  18. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Harvard orientation for freshman lawmakers as ‘lobbyist project’ that hypes tax cuts for corporations, Sinéad Baker, Business Insider
  19. Google CEO Sundar Pichai grilled by Congress on privacy, bias and China plans, Olivar Darcy, CNN
  20. Google CEO responds to Steve King’s iPhone concerns: ‘Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company’, Owen Daugherty, The Hill
  21. One of the Democratic stars of 2018 sharply rebuked her party in a private meeting, Darren Sands, BuzzFeed
  22. Are Boston police working regularly with ICE?, Yawu Miller, The Bay State Banner
  23. It’s surprisingly hard to give away billions of dollars, Kelsey Piper, Vox
  24. Brexit in chaos as Tory MPs trigger vote of no confidence in Theresa May, Jessica Elgot, The Guardian
  25. FBI confirms Gillum is not corrupt and that DeSantis lied, Nigel Roberts, Newsone
  26. A 20 años del triunfo de Chávez, Venezuela está en la misma encrucijada de 1998 según analistas, Ronny Rodriguez Rosas, Efecto Cocuyo
  27. Jailed former Venezuela oil minister dies in state custody, AP
  28. Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition, AP
  29. ‘We were shocked as sh–‘: How Pelosi crushed the Dem rebels, Rachael Bade, Heather Caygle and John Bresnahan, Politico
  30. Denmark to send ‘unwanted’ migrants to small island off its coast, Justin Wise, The Hill
  31. ‘Not a natural death’: the Never-Trump bastion Weekly Standard may be shut down, Jane Coaston, Vox
  32. The murder of the Weekly Standard, John Podhoretz, Commentary
  33. ‘This is a story that’s being written’: Jaylen Brown’s new reality in Boston, Jackie MacMullan, ESPN
  34. Flaws that can doom Eastern Conference contenders, Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated
  35. Vic Mensa apologized to XXXTentacion’s mom, says bell hooks helped him understand black masculinity, Ivie Ani, Okayplayer
  36. New poll shows basically everyone likes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, Brian Kahn, Earther
  37. Defeated by Russia and Iran, US throws in towel on Syria regime change, Informed Comment
  38. Who is to blame for the Cuban economy?, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  39. The fallen metropolis: the collapse of Caracas, the jewel of Latin America, Tom Phillips, The Guardian
  40. Photos we don’t get to see (photo essay), Kevin Coleman, NACLA
  41. Michelle Obama reflects on ‘refreshing’ tradition of sharing candy with George W. Bush, Aris Folley, The Hill
  42. Biden and Beto O’Rourke may team up for a 2020 presidential run, Eileen AJ Connelly, New York Post
  43. Teen quits Walmart job over the store’s intercom: ‘Attention all shoppers … nobody should work here — ever’, Michael Brice-Saddler, Chicago Tribune
  44. Homelessness growing at faster rate in Massachusetts than any other state, WCVB
  45. Number of homeless people in Mass. is up 14 percent, Cynthia Fernandez, The Boston Globe
  46. Politicians have caused a pay ‘collapse’ for the bottom 90 percent of workers, researchers say, Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
  47. Ex-National Enquirer editor suggests Jared and Ivanka were involved in ‘criminal activity’, Ken Meyer, Mediaite
  48. Should Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. talk about accusations onstage?, Jason Zinoman, The New York Times
  49. As Facebook raised a privacy wall, it carved an opening for tech giants, Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia and Nicholas Confessore, The New York Times
  50. FAIR in Venezuela, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  51. James Mattis to step down as US defense secretary after announcing he can no longer support Donald Trump, Harriet Alexander, The Telegraph
  52. Trump orders rapid withdrawal from Syria in apparent reversal, Barbara Starr, Ryan Browne and Nicole Gaouette, CNN
  53. Iraq’s post-ISIS campaign of revenge, Ben Taub, The New Yorker
  54. France says Islamic State not defeated, troops to remain in Syria, John Iris and Jean-Baptiste Vey, Reuters
  55. Reading between the lines after Celtics’ closed-door meeting, Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports
  56. More Russians want the Soviet Union and Communism back amid continued tensions, Cristina Maza, Newsweek
  57. Centro Democrático pide a Duque permitir porte de armas para legitima defensa, Angel Ocampo Rodriguez, La FM
  58. Invoking his ‘House of Cards’ character, Kevin Spacey posted an alarming video that appeared to address new charges of sexual assault, Maane Khatchatourian and Cynthia Litleton, Business Insider
  59. US joins ranks of world’s most dangerous places for journalists for first time, Tal Axelrod, The Hill
  60. Guyana, Exxon in talks after Venezuela dispute halts marine survey, Luc Cohen, Reuters
  61. In Venezuela, Russia pockets key energy assets in exchange for cash bailouts, Anthony Faiola and Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
  62. CBP orders medical checks after second child’s death, Nomaan Merchant, AP
  63. Rafael Merchán, testigo en caso Odebrecht, apareció muerto en su apartamento, El Espectador
  64. La supuesta revista de Harvard que elogió a Iván Duque no existe, El Espectador
  65. Porte de armas y Estado de derecho, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  66. Judge rules cops, schools had no duty to shield students in Parkland shooting lawsuit, Aris Folley, The Hill
  67. Far-right Proud Boys reeling after arrests and scrutiny, Colin Moynihan and Ali Winston, The New York Times
  68. We can’t build our way out of the housing crisis, The Boston Globe
  69. Syria’s Kurds, feeling betrayed by the US, ask Assad government for protection, Ben Hubbard, The New York Times
  70. The threat to Rojava, CrimethInc
  71. First to worst: Bitcoin ridiculed as most disastrous investment of 2018, Habiba Tahir, CNN
  72. Oil output goes AWOL in Venezuela as soldiers run PDVSA, Alexandra Ulmer and Marianna Parraga, Reuters
  73. Venezuela and Turkey unite to profit from Amazonian ‘blood gold’, Insight Crime
  74. Netflix says over 45 million accounts watched Bird Box – here’s what that means, Julia Alexander, The Verge
  75. Netflix’s Bird Box is about white people not wanting to see racism, Michael Harriot, The Root

Podcasts

  1. ¿Hacia dónde debe apuntar la política educativa del Gobierno Duque en 2019?, W Radio

Books

  1. Lenin: The Man, the Dictator and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen. New York: Pantheon.

YouTube Videos

1. What we get wrong about affirmative action

2. Global race for AI supremacy

3. Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war

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Media Roundup for November 2018

News Articles

  1. Jayson Tatum and his shot selection, Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog
  2. CNN’s Don Lemon doubles-down after saying white men are ‘the biggest terror threat in this country’, Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post
  3. American military apologizes for booklet with racially offensive language, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The New York Times
  4. Andrew Gillum is at home with his blackness, Julia Craven, The Huffington Post
  5. Tallahassee yoga shooter was a far-right misogynist who railed against women and minorities online, David Mack, Amber Jamieson and Julia Reinstein, BuzzFeed
  6. Trump cancels Colombia trip, Eliana Johnson, Politico
  7. Uribe y Petro: ¿Cuál fue el acuerdo sobre militares en la JEP?, El Espectador
  8. Cómo reinventar la izquierda latinoamericana, Javier Lafuente, El Pais
  9. American Jews may never forgive Israel for its reaction to the Pittsburgh massacre, Allison Kaplan Sommer, Haaretz
  10. More than 4.5 million people vote early in Texas, Aris Folley, The Hill
  11. Alex Rodriguez records robocall for Democrat in tight Florida House race, Tal Axelrod, The Hill
  12. Florida just passed the largest expansion of voting rights in decades, Ari Berman, Mother Jones
  13. Could Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum race for governor face recount?, Gray Rohrer, Orlando Sentinel
  14. Stacey Abrams refuses to concede Georgia governor’s race, hoping for runoff, Veronica Stracqualursi and Devan Cole, CNN
  15. Sessions is forced out after months of Trump abuse over Mueller, Chris Strohm, Bloomberg
  16. La paz de Uribe es con más impunidad, Juan Esteban Lewin and Juanita Velez, La Silla Vacia
  17. Brian Kemp’s lead in Georgia needs an asterisk, Carol Anderson, The Atlantic
  18. Scott Walker narrowly loses Wisconsin governor’s race – and he can’t ask for a recount because of a law he put in place, Caitlin O’Kane, CBS News
  19. La magistrada que tendrá a cargo la investigación a Álvaro Uribe Vélez, El Espectador
  20. The path forward for progressives, Sean McElwee, Data for Progress
  21. Pelosi and Trump agree on something: she should be speaker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Nicholas Fandos, The New York Times
  22. The last statesman of Venezuelan democracy, Dorothy Kronick, The New York Times
  23. Judge loses reelection, so he sets all the defendants free, Hope Schreiber, Yahoo!
  24. More Latinos will serve in Congress than ever before, Emily Birnbaum, The Hill
  25. Ex-Dem lawmaker: My vote in Florida wasn’t counted due to signature issues, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  26. Immigrant communities were the ‘geographic solution’ to predator priests, Aaron Schrank, NPR
  27. GOP scheming to strip just elected Democratic governor of power – before he’s even sworn-in, Bob Brigham, Raw Story
  28. The Democrats’ deep-south strategy was a winner after all, Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic
  29. I am one of Colombia’s students. We were protesting peacefully and police attacked us, Daniela Quintero, Colombia Reports
  30. Negotiation noise, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  31. Fundador de Telesur: ”La izquierda se ha quedado en la denunciología y el lloriqueo”, Martín Espinoza, Diario U Chile
  32. Bernie Sanders on Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams: many whites made ‘uncomfortable’ voting for black candidates, Gideon Resnick, The Daily Beast
  33. Trump says he doesn’t know acting AG, despite reports of Oval Office meetings, Rebecca Morin, Politico
  34. Trump involved in ‘nearly every step’ of hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal: WSJ, Kevin Breuninger, CNBC
  35. US gave military jeeps to Guatemala to fight drug trafficking. Instead, they were used to intimidate an anti-corruption commission, Sandra Cuffe, The Intercept
  36. ‘I’m suffocating’: Khashoggi’s last words, says Turkish reporter, al-Jazeera
  37. Do the math. Moderate Democrats will not win in 2020, Steve Phillips, The New York Times
  38. Former Army paratrooper and congressional candidate Richard Ojeda files papers to run for president, Brett Samuels, The Hill
  39. The dissolution of DSA Refoundation, DSA Refoundation
  40. The war inside 7-Eleven, Lauren Etter and Michael Smith, Bloomberg
  41. “Tenemos un presidente que no es autónomo”: así recibieron a Duque colombianos en Francia, Semana
  42. La protesta que recibió a Duque en Francia, Ricardo Abdahlla, El Espectador
  43. Los hallazgos que el controller de la Ruta del Sol no se llevó a la tumba, Noticias Uno
  44. Ocasio-Cortez shares photo of new ‘squad’ on Capitol Hill, Aris Folley, The Hill
  45. Ocasio-Cortez joins climate change sit-in at Pelosi’s office, Miranda Green, The Hill
  46. Trump mocks France for World War losses, Richard Bravo, Bloomberg
  47. Federal judge finds Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act by rejecting ballots, Aris Folley, The Hill
  48. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez participates in protest outside of Nancy Pelosi’s office, Grace Segers, CBS News
  49. Diosdado Cabello dijo que Petro buscó apoyo a su campaña en Venezuela, El Espectador
  50. Caso Odebrecht en Colombia: quiénes eran Jorge y Alejandro Pizano, cuyas muertes han sacudido el país, BBC
  51. Colombia’s biggest corruption scandal gets more complicatedThe Economist
  52. Delay, deny and deflect: how Facebook’s leaders fought through the crisis, Sheera Frenkel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Jack Nicas, The New York Times
  53. Venezuela is rolling out a new ID card manufactured in China that can track, reward, and punish citizens, Angus Berwick, Business Insider
  54. Se desploma la popularidad de Iván Duque de 53,8% a 27,2%, Semana
  55. Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race, Bill Barrow and Kate Brumback, AP
  56. Georgia’s Stacey Abrams admits defeat says Kemp used ‘deliberate’ suppression to win, Jessica Taylor, NPR
  57. Democrat Stacey Abrams admits defeat in contentious Georgia governor’s race, Vanessa Williams and Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post
  58. Free from ‘San Antonio mafia,’ Kawhi Leonard is everything Raptors hoped for, Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report
  59. CIA concludes that Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi killed, Julian E. Barnes, The New York Times
  60. Brazil’s new foreign minister believes climate change is a Marxist plot, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
  61. Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer, CBC
  62. Antioquia y el eje cafetero: los más uribistas desaprueban a Duque, Semana
  63. Buenaventura sin tregua: la guerra que nunca se fue, Ariel Ávila, El Espectador
  64. In Egypt, fake news becomes weapon of choice to crush dissent, BBC
  65. Duque respalda a Néstor Humberto Martínez ante escándalo de Odebrecht, Javier Barragan Ramos, La FM
  66. Una carrera militar marcada por “falsos positivos”, José Miguel Vivanco, La Silla Vacia
  67. Pacho Santos dice que Venezuela protege al ELN: ¿qué tanta razón tiene?, Juan Pablo Sepúlveda, Pacifista
  68. La muerte se viste de cianuro, Yezid Arteta, Semana
  69. La segunda grabación, Daniel Coronell, Semana
  70. Remaking the common good: the crisis of public higher education in Colombia, Forrest Hylton, Aaron Tauss and Juan Felipe Duque Agudelo, NACLA
  71. Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving: ‘(Expletive) Thanksgiving’, Tom Westerholm, Mass Live
  72. Boston Police has a secret point system that turns normal teenage behavior into gang membership, Mary Holper and Claire Valentin, ACLU
  73. Trump thanks Saudis for lower oil price, doubling down on defense of kingdom, Tom DiChristopher, CNBC
  74. Philosopher fight: Slavoj Zizek attacks Jordan Peterson and Steven Pinker at Cambridge Union, RT
  75. Iván Duque muestra poco sentido de dirección: el análisis de The Economist sobre el gobierno, Semana
  76. Rihanna on US Border Patrol firing tear gas at migrants: ‘Terrorism’, Emily Birnbaum, The Hill
  77. Tomase: 5 biggest disappointments on Celtics include 2 of their supposed rocks, John Tomase, WEEI
  78. La protesta de Álvaro Uribe funcionó: censurada la película La Negociación, Las 2 Orillas
  79. Los trinos de Álvaro Uribe que sacaron de cartelera el documental ‘La Negociación’, Las 2 Orillas
  80. Compraron video en el que me prestan un dinero para oscurecer debate de corrupción: Petro, Lucas Pombo, La W
  81. Venezuela’s next generation of opposition plays a long game, Scott Smith, AP
  82. El Chapo and the narco-spectacle, Christy Thornton, Jacobin
  83. Somali workers in Minnesota force Amazon to negotiate, Karen Weise, The New York Times
  84. Being a socialist at work, Larry Bradshaw, Socialist Worker
  85. Explainer: Ukraine-Russia dispute over territorial waters, Tamila Varshalomidze, al-Jazeera
  86. El punto de quiebre, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  87. Comisión de Valores de EE.UU. cuestiona papel de Corficolombiana en Caso Odebrecht, Canal Uno
  88. Senadora Paloma Valencia revela video que muestra a Gustavo Petro recibir fajos de billetes, El Espectador
  89. Simón Vélez admitió haber recaudado fondos para Gustavo Petro, Lucas Pombo, La W
  90. Ocasio-Cortez-backed Green New Deal sees surprising momentum in House, E.A. Crunden, Think Progress
  91. Deutsche Bank offices raided in money laundering probe, Arno Schuetze and Tom Sims, Yahoo!
  92. Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress in new deal with Mueller in Trump-Russia probe, George Stephanopoulos, Eliana Larramendia, James Hill and Lauren Pearle, ABC News
  93. Do the Boston Celtics have a Jaylen Brown problem?, Dan Favale, Bleacher Report
  94. Heartbreaking moment hundreds of devastated GM workers gather in solemn PRAYER over the closure of their plant and loss of 15,000 jobs company-wide, Emily Crane, Daily Mail
  95. Millennials are killing countless industries — but the Fed says it’s mostly just because they’re poor, Kate Taylor, Business Insider

YouTube Video

1. Elige el uribismo

2. El aumento de cultivos de coca y narcotráfico en Colombia


3. La clase política colombiana

4. Syrian refugee ‘waterboarded’ by bully in UK

5. Why Colombia has taken in 1 million Venezuelans

6. White Supremacy expert tells all

7. Odebrecht y el problema de las democracias

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Media Roundup for October 2018

News Articles

  1. Uribe using lies to discredit criminal investigation: Supreme Court judges, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  2. Worker Co-ops catch on in Philadelphia, Sandra Larson, Next City
  3. US and Canada reach trade deal to keep Nafta trilateral, Jenny Leonard, Josh Wingrove and Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg
  4. Meet the new NAFTA, almost the same as the old NAFTA but with a different name, Jeet Heer, The New Republic
  5. Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School, The Harvard Crimson
  6. Kyrie Irving on flat-Earth comments: ‘I’m sorry’, Fox Sports
  7. Amazon to raise minimum hourly wage for all US workers to $15, Karen Weise, The New York Times
  8. Amazon’s $15 political insuranceWall Street Journal
  9. That sign telling you how fast you’re driving may be spying on you, Justin Rohrlich, Quartz
  10. Organización judía denuncia a Macri por escribir tuit “inspirado” en Hitler, El Espectador
  11. Kyrie Irving says he plans on re-signing with Celtics, Amina Hussein, ESPN
  12. ‘People’ aren’t divided on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. White people are, Anne Branigin, The Root
  13. Millennial men and women are divided on race and gender issues, new poll finds, Matt Berman, BuzzFeed
  14. More than 250 people around the world have died taking selfies since 2011, Doug Criss, CNN
  15. Firing back at Trump in the trade war with tariffs aimed at his base, Eduardo Porter and Karl Russell, The New York Times
  16. China unbound: what an emboldened China means for the world, William Dobson, NPR
  17. Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court, Clare Foran and Stephen Collinson, CNN
  18. Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation will delegitimize the Supreme Court — and that’s good, Matthew Yglesias, Vox
  19. Of demagogues and pedagogues, Bret Stephens, The New York Times
  20. Brazil election heads to runoff as far-right candidate falls just short of outright win, Ernesto Londoño and Manuela Andreoni, The New York Times
  21. Did the Saudis murder Jamal Khashoggi?, Robin Wright, The New Yorker
  22. Pressure on Saudis after disappearance of dissident in Istanbul, Martin Chulov, The Guardian
  23. Proponen ampliar a cinco años periodo presidencial, El Espectador
  24. Brazil’s Bolsonaro-led far right wins a victory far more sweeping and dangerous than anyone predicted. Its lessons are global, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
  25. Bill Maher blames ‘social justice warriors’ for Kavanaugh confirmation, Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast
  26. The dark side of American conservatism has taken over, Max Boot, The Washington Post
  27. ‘A Fajardo hay que preguntarle si quiere separarse del proyecto de Uribe’, Semana
  28. Sen. Lindsey Graham, top Trump ally, warns on ties if Saudi state murdered journalist Khashoggi, Juan Cole, Informed Comment
  29. Bulgarian reporters investigating misuse of EU funds murdered, Theodor Troev and Kerin Hope, Financial Times
  30. Kingdom Crackdown, Sarah Aziza, The Intercept
  31. Rompe el silencio la esposa de exparamilitar que acusa a Álvaro Uribe, Silvia Charry, Blu Radio
  32. How Real Estate segregated America, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Dissent
  33. ‘She just ended her career’: Taylor Swift’s political post sparks praise and fury, Erin Durkin, The Guardian
  34. Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori held on graft charges, John Quigley, Bloomberg
  35. Moa do Katendê: Os minutos que antecederam o assassinato de mestre de capoeira esfaqueado após discussão política, Victor Uchôa, BBC
  36. Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is having a bad day, Bruce Douglas and Aline Oyamada, Bloomberg
  37. The Brazilian nostalgia for dictatorship, Frederico Freitas, Current Affairs
  38. What to expect from Jair Bolsonaro, Brian Winter, Americas Quarterly
  39. Antiprogresismo: Un fantasma que recorre América Latina, Pablo Stefanoni, Nuso
  40. Privatizar la educación es negar la posibilidad de superar las inequidades, Sergio Saavedra, Pares
  41. 53K Georgia voter registration applications on hold with Kemp’s office: report, Emily Birnbaum, The Hill
  42. Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse, Daniel Boffey, The Guardian
  43. Islam and the West: Reflecting on Nicholson’s and Hamid’s recent conversation, Wilson Shirley, Providence
  44. Deported parents may lose kids to adoption, Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza, AP
  45. Death of detained opposition leader shakes up Venezuelan politics, Hugo Pérez Hernáiz, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  46. George W. Bush, Mitt Romney to visit Arizona to boost Martha McSally, Brett Samuels, The Hill
  47. Supreme Court lets North Dakota’s GOP’s voter ID law take effect in a blow to Native American voters, Stephen Wolf, Daily KOS
  48. ¿Por qué las universidades privadas también se unieron a la marcha?, Sebastián Forero Rueda, El Espectador
  49. Opciones naranja, Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín, El Espectador
  50. Senators push vote to block Saudi arms sals after Khashoggi disappearance, Elana Schor, Politico
  51. Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm, Los Angeles Times
  52. The Good Place is really about rethinking policing and prisons, Noah Berlatsky, The Verge
  53. ‘We’ve got a Latino problem’: Dems fret midterm turnout in key House districts, Elena Schneider, Politico
  54. How ‘should’ you decide on Question One?, Jerold Duquette, Mass Politics Prof
  55. Call of the day: Don’t rule out $400 oil if the US sanctions Saudi Arabia, Shawn Langlois, Market Watch
  56. Trump says ‘rogue killers’ may be involved in Saudi journalist case, Eileen Sullivan, The New York Times
  57. How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives are defining the midterms, Irina Aleksander, Vogue
  58. Nate Silver will make one firm prediction about the midterms. Most journalists won’t want to hear it, Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post
  59. El Centro Democrático y Bolsonaro, Sara Tufano, El Tiempo
  60. The former president of Iran quoted Tupac to troll the US, Hayes Brown, BuzzFeed
  61. Ten reasons why you should go out and vote on November 6 (and vote Republican), Ben Shapiro, Fox News
  62. Saudi Arabia delivers $100 million pledged to US as Pompeo lands in Riyadh, Ben Hubbard, The New York Times
  63. Proud Boys founder: how he went from Brooklyn Hipster to far-right provocateur, Alan Feuer, The New York Times
  64. EEUU e Israel investigan a Álex Saab por presunto financiamiento a grupo terrorista Hezbollah, Run Run Es
  65. Ex-Ministro Héctor Navarro: En la Venezuela de Maduro hay presos políticos, muertos y desaparecidos, Aporrea
  66. Spanish push for Venezuela dialogue piques critics, Hugo Pérez Hernáiz, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  67. Francis Fukuyama interview: “Socialism ought to come back”, George Eaton, New Statesman
  68. Khashoggi was the victim of an Ottoman-Saudi Islamist war, Mustafa Akyol, Foreign Policy
  69. He voted for Trump. Now he’s running as his foe in West Virginia’s coal country, Eric Bradner, CNN
  70. Was there a connection between a Russian bank and the Trump campaign?, Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker
  71. Dozens of black senior citizens ordered off bus taking them to vote, Avery Anapol, The Hill
  72. What does early voting look like in Georgia? Massive turnout, long lines, and voter suppression, Kelly Macias, Daily Kos
  73. America is drowning in milk nobody wants, Deena Shanker and Lydia Mulvany, MSN
  74. Egypt: France flouts international law by continuing to export arms used in deadly crackdowns, Amnesty International
  75. MLB must fix broken replay system after non-home run call wrecks Astros, Scott Miller, Bleacher Report
  76. At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman, Arjun Panchadar, Reuters
  77. A tale of three presidents, Eva Gollinger, The New York Times
  78. Chávez, Maduro, Trump: Three Peas in a Pod?, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  79. Odebrecht participará en cumbre anti corrupción en Colombia, La W
  80. 107,000 purged from Georgia voter rolls for not voting in past elections, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  81. Bolton and Kelly get into heated shouting match sparking resignation fears, Kaitlan Collins and Jeff Zeleny, CNN
  82. Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes: ‘We need more violence from the Trump people’, Katelyn Kivel, Grit Post
  83. A defector from conservatism with a clear vision of Trump’s rise, Johnathan Chait, New York Magazine
  84. Peñalosa duró nueve horas perdido en los cerros de Bogotá, LaFM
  85. Uribismo propone extender un año más el mandato de Duque para unificar períodos, El Espectador
  86. Turkish investigators turn up heat on Riyadh over Kashoggi’s death, Dorian Jones, Voices of America
  87. The world has a question for the White House: when do murders matter?, Emily Rauhala and Anton Troianovski, The Washington Post
  88. Lyft partnering with Latino activist group to take voters to polls after only polling station moved, Avery Anapol, The Hill
  89. ‘Transgender’ could be defined out of existence under Trump administration, Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear, The New York Times
  90. Venezuela’s presidency in jeopardy, Moises Rendon, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  91. Venezuela’s Maduro meets commune leaders, calls for devolution of state power, Paul Dobson, Venezuelanalysis
  92. White House anti-socialism report inadvertently makes a case for single-payer, Sarah Kliff, Vox
  93. Have Red Sox fixed Craig Kimbrel issues? Dodgers’ swings pointed to ‘yes’, Mike Cole, NESN
  94. Saudi Arabia: 10 things you need to know about a kingdom of cruelty, Amnesty International
  95. Secret Service intercepts bombs addressed to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Rex Santus, Vice News
  96. Prominent conservatives accuse liberals of sending the bombs to themselves, Tess Owen, Vice News
  97. The border is tougher to cross than ever. But there’s still one way into America, Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
  98. Corte no le da la razón a Petro y reitera que sanciones fiscales impiden posesionarse, La W
  99. Rick Porcello admits ‘crying’ after Nathan Eovaldi’s Game 3 performance, Dakota Randall, NESN
  100. Gillum targeted by new racist robocall in Florida, Justin Wise, The Hill
  101. Georgia GOP candidate expresses concerns about opponent’s voter turnout, Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill
  102. Father apologizes for dressing son as Adolf Hitler for Halloween, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  103. Jair Bolsonaro is elected president of Brazil. Read his extremist, far-right positions in his own words, Andrew Fishman, The Intercept
  104. Angela Merkel announced she will not seek re-election as German Chancellor, Bianca Britton, CNN
  105. People are changing their views on race and gender issues to match their party, Matt Grossmann, Five Thirty Eight
  106. Jewish group tells Trump to stay away from Pittsburgh: ‘You are not welcome’, Ed Mazza, Yahoo! News
  107. La tenebrosa radiografía de las oficinas de cobro en Medellín, Andrea Aldana, Pares
  108. Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors, Amy Erica Smith, Vox
  109. JEP recibe informes sobre secuestro político, El Espectador
  110. Luis Eladio Pérez: “Pensé que habían sanado las heridas del secuestro”, Caracol Radio
  111. Este fue el desgarrador testimonio de Íngrid Betancourt en la JEP, Santiago Valenzuela A, Pacifista!
  112. ‘Una víctima quiere saber la verdad’: exsecuestrado ante la JEP, El Tiempo
  113. Colombia desmiente haber sugerido a Bolsonaro alianza contra Maduro, El Tiempo
  114. Otros 73 productos de la canasta familiar quedarían gravados con IVA, Caracol Radio
  115. La política del gobierno para atraer inversión extranjera, El Espectador
  116. Gustavo Petro, a la espera de definición de sanciones en la Contraloría de Bogotá, El Espectador
  117. Ecopetrol seeks license to starts fracking tests in Colombia, Luis Jaime Acosta, Reuters
  118. ‘Our vote matters very little:’ Kim TallBear on Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to claim Native American heritage, Prachi Gupta, The Slot
  119. Steve King: Members of Nazi-linked party in Austria ‘would be Republicans’ if they were in US, Avery Anapol, The Hill
  120. Trump says he will end birthright citizenship via executive order, Catherine Lucey, Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, The Boston Globe
  121. Russia sends team to Venezuela to help draft rescue plan, Andrew Biryukov and Anna Adrianova, Bloomberg
  122. The apple of discord in the Cuban Constitution, Ailynn Torres Santana, NACLA

Books

  1. Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean. New York: Penguin Books.

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. From Nation State to Empire State: A radical history of how we got to Trump, Intercepted
  2. ‘Mi vida y el periodismo son la misma cosa’: Coronell, W Radio
  3. Three Miles, This American Life

YouTube Videos

1. Jalen Rose explains downside to Kyrie Irving re-signing with Boston Celtics

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Media Roundup for September 2018

News Articles

  1. Piden investigar a Uribe y otros exgobernadores de Antioquia por las Convivir, BLU Radio
  2. ¿Quien gobierna?, Ariel Ávila, Pares
  3. Colombia charges 13 former Chiquita executives over hundreds of murders, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  4. Marco Rubio: US military intervention could solve Venezuelan crisis, Ramsey Touchberry, Newsweek
  5. Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash, al-Jazeera
  6. Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, The Washington Post
  7. Transcript: Phone call between President Trump and journalist Bob Woodward, Aaron Blake, The Washington Post
  8. Dems interrupt Kavanaugh hearing asking that it be adjourned, Jordain Carney, The Hill
  9. Nike reignited the Kaepernick controversy in naming him the face of ‘Just Do It’, Jane Coaston, Vox
  10. On Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad: Will the revolution be branded?, Dave Zirin, The Nation
  11. Pressley takes down incumbent Dem Capuano in Massachusetts primary, Lauren Dezenski and David Siders, Politico
  12. Rachel Rollins wins nod for Suffolk County District Attorney, Andy Metzger, WGBH
  13. Down the ballot, liberal reformers take over the criminal justice system, David Weigel, The Washington Post
  14. Donald Trump inaccurately describes libel law, Louis Jacobson, Politifact
  15. Region forges agreements on Venezuelan migration, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  16. Candidate’s ‘decline to prosecute’ list alarms cops, Alexi Cohan and Brooks Sutherland, Boston Herald
  17. ‘No mistakes in politics,’ Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says as primary losses follow high-profile endorsements, Gintautas Dumcius, Mass Live
  18. Dallas officer enters apartment she mistakes for her own, fatally shoots man inside, Erik Ortiz and Jareen Imam, NBC News
  19. Bernie Sanders to introduce legislation to tax Amazon, Walmart for workers’ welfare benefits, Sean Higgins, Washington Examiner
  20. Trump administration discussed coup plans with rebel Venezuelan officers, Ernesto Londoño and Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  21. Trump administration met with Venezuelan military coup plotters, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  22. La murga de Panamá, Daniel Coronell, Semana
  23. Crece presión para firmar moción de censura contra Carrasquilla, El Tiempo
  24. How the Great Recession turned America’s student-loan problem into a $1.5 trillion crisis, Jillian Berman, Market Watch
  25. Iran develops a $5 billion weapon to fight sanctions, Benoit Faucon, The Wall Street Journal
  26. Seventeen years after Sept. 11, al-Qaeda may be stronger than ever, Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times
  27. Venezuela to unveil plan allowing people to trade currency, Fabiola Zerpa and Andrew Rosati, Bloomberg
  28. Police: Faneuil Hall kidnapping suspect offered parents money to ‘buy’ their daughter, tried to drag her away, Owen Boss, WHDH
  29. Feeling queasy about Charlie Baker’s endorsement of Trump-loving Geoff Diehl, Joan Vennochi, The Boston Globe
  30. Can a Democracy unseat Massachusetts’ popular GOP governor?, Bob Salsberg, Boston.com
  31. Dozens of Venezuelans in Peru seek to return home despite crisis, Marco Aquino, Reuters
  32. Boston’s new luxury towers appear to house few Bostonians, Tim Logan, The Boston Globe
  33. Bolton to label International Court ‘illegitimate’, Emily Birnbaum, The Hill
  34. GOP candidate for Florida Gov. spoke at events organized by white race war theorist, Willa Frej, The Huffington Post
  35. Con tutela, Uribe busca retractación de PetroEl Tiempo
  36. Lindsey Graham told Trump to assassinate Kim Jon Un with Chinese help, Woodward book claims, David Brennan, Newsweek
  37. US weighs sanctions against Chinese officials over Muslim detention camps, Edward Wong, The New York Times
  38. Homeland Security shifted $10 million from FEMA for immigrant crackdown, senator says, Nick Visser and Roque Planas, The Huffington Post
  39. Detention of migrant children has skyrocketed to highest levels ever, Caitlin Dickerson, The New York Times
  40. Carrasquilla también tendrá que explicar negocios con Saludcoop: senador Robledo, Blu Radio
  41. La mayoría de ausentes de la Farc vienen de las zonas de disidencias, Juanita Vélez, La Silla Vacia
  42. Duque ha dado poca mermelada en puestos pero la que dio es uribista, Tatiana Duque, La Silla Vacia
  43. Las críticas de María Fernanda Cabal a la cúpula militar y al presidente Duque, El Espectador
  44. Mauricio Macri, el “salvador” al que le fallaron sus promesas, El Espectador
  45. There’s a new No. 1 among 2020 Democrats, Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten, CNN
  46. The irrelevance of Trump: America was a plutocratic nat’l security state and still is, Andrew J. Bacevich, Informed Comment
  47. Nikki Haley’s view of New York is priceless. Her curtains? $52,701, Gardiner Harris, The New York Times
  48. Missing wages, grueling shifts, and bottles of urine: The disturbing accounts of Amazon delivery drivers may reveal the true human cost of ‘free’ shipping, Hayley Peterson, Business Insider
  49. The inequality industry, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, The Nation
  50. Maduro gets help from China, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  51. France admits torture during Algeria’s war of independence, al-Jazeera
  52. Prosecutor: Border Patrol agent charged with murdering 4, Juan A. Lozano, AP
  53. Judge rules DeVos of Obama-era student loan rules ‘unlawful’, Michael Stratford, Politico
  54. If Jeff Bezos wants to help low-income people why not just pay them better?, Marina Hyde, The Guardian
  55. Howard Zinn’s anti-textbook, Sam Wineburg, Slate
  56. What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez think about the South China Sea?, Daniel Bessner, The New York Times
  57. Voters are ready for a Green New Deal. Are Democrats?, Eric Levitz, NY Magazine
  58. Colombia protests incursions from Venezuelan soldiersReuters
  59. Colombia: todas las opciones valen para Venezuela, Luis Alonso Lugo, AP
  60. Estados Unidos debe apoyar a Colombia, Marco Rubio, Efe Doc Analysis
  61. The threat to democracy isn’t coming from its people, Jamelle Bouie, Slate
  62. Supreme Court orders disclosure for dark money, as new report unveils some donors, Peter Overby, NPR
  63. North and South Korea commit to ‘era of no war’, Joshua Berlinger and Yoonjung Seo, CNN
  64. ¿Era el nazismo un movimiento de izquierda o de derecha?, BBC
  65. How YouTube communities are creating ‘pathways of radicalization’ toward white supremacist ideas, Jack Smith IV, Mic
  66. 1 year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans march in South End, Jenna Fisher, Patch
  67. Crude Realities: Understanding Venezuela’s economic collapse, Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  68. Married men are earning much more than others in America, Jeff Green, Bloomberg
  69. Only one party from 2015’s MUD survives the government’s purge, Eugenio Martinez, Caracas Chronicles
  70. Las guerras de Antioquia y sus gobernantes, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  71. Las pruebas para acusar a dos personas por compra de votos en favor de Cabal, Semana
  72. Thoughts and prayers: The NRA is bleeding money, Frank Dale, Think Progress
  73. Kavanaugh’s lesson for Democrats is that it’s always worth a fight, Sean McElwee, The Huffington Post
  74. Uribistas exigen a Caracol renuncia de Mónica Rodríguez por “ataques” a Uribe, PubliMetro
  75. Colleges don’t need more Republican professors, Eric Levitz, NY Magazine
  76. Jason Miller leaves CNN after claim he once spiked drink with abortion pill, Matt Shuham, Talking Points Memo
  77. As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough, NBC News
  78. Trump now plans to keep US troops in Syria until Iran gets out, which means America may never leave, John Haltiwanger, Business Insider
  79. 6 siblings of an Arizona Congress member endorse his opponent in attack ads, Emily Stewart, Vox
  80. Centro Democrático radica proyecto para acabar Corte Suprema y Constitucional para crear supercorte, Noticias Caracol
  81. Finlandia: cómo la igualdad de oportunidades para ricos y pobres ayudó a que el país nórdico se convirtiera en referencia mundial en educación, Claudia Wallin, BBC
  82. US military official: no plans for Venezuela military intervention, Reuters
  83. Talk of US military intervention in Venezuela suddenly gains traction, Matthew Bristow, Bloomberg
  84. Venezuela targeted sanctions update: US appears to give up on inner circle split, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  85. Economic Freedom of the World: 2018 Annual Report, Fraser Institute
  86. China reveals its new party line: We’re trying to save the world from the US, Yen Nee Lee, CNBC
  87. Flake says he’ll vote to confirm KavanaughBloomberg
  88. Equal in what? The Magna Carta, racism and non-discrimination in Cuba, Julio César Guanche, NACLA
  89. Cuba artists rise up, Coco Fusco, NACLA
  90. You gave Facebook your number for security. They used it for ads, Gennie Gebhart, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  91. Judge: Pence’s gubernatorial office must turn over emails with Trump about Carrier jobs, Tal Axelrod, The Hill
  92. George W. Bush called undecided senators to sway them to vote for Kavanaugh: report, Aris Folley, The Hill
  93. GOP lawmaker’s campaign shares meme comparing Ford to Hillary Clinton, Aris Folley, The Hill
  94. What the crisis in Venezuela reveals, Richard N. Haass, Project Syndicate
  95. Senadores de EEUU piden designar a Venezuela como país patrocinador de terrorismo, Efecto Cocuyo
  96. Lengua embrollada y falaz, Beatriz Vanegas Athías, El Espectador
  97. Egyptian woman Amal Fathy jailed for sexual harrasment video, Ruth Michaelson, The Guardian
  98. Ouch, this statement did not age well, Adam Isacson, Blog
  99. La irresponsabilidad de llamar a una guerra contra Venezuela, Víctor de Currea-Lugo, ¡Pacifista!
  100. Mother of two punches Lindsay Lohan over ‘child abduction’ bid, The Tribune
  101. America is not an innocent bystander in Yemen, Steven A. Cooks, Foreign Policy
  102. European markets fall after Italy’s deficit-widening budget plans, Richard Partington, The Guardian
  103. Is the struggle with Islam reshaping the modern world? An interview with Shadi Hamid, Robert Nicholson, Providence
  104. Despite recent ‘progressive’ ads with Colin Kaepernick, Nike gives more money to Republicans than Democrats, Nihal Krishan, Open Secrets

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. Outlining the left wing of the Democratic Party with Sean McElweeWhy Is This Happening with Chris Hayes

Books

  1. En busca de Bolívar por William Ospina. Bogotá: Editorial Norma.

YouTube

1. What a Social Wealth Fund could do for Americans

2. Ser afro es llevar siempre las de perder

3. Peter Thiel on Trump, Gawker and leaving Silicon Valley

4. Cameron Kasky, before and after the Parkland Shooting

5. Ending inequality!? What does real equality look like?

6. Laci Green talks feminism, social justice warriors, leaving Mormonism

7. If Dr. Ford acted like Kavanaugh…

8. Why we say “OK”

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