Media Roundup for August 2018

Newspaper Articles

  1. Polling the left agenda, Data for Progress
  2. The radical left’s agenda is more popular than the mainstream GOP’s, Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
  3. Odebrecht demandó al Estado colombiano por 3.8 billones de pesos, Semana
  4. La masacre que quiere esconder José Félix Lafaurie II, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  5. Venezuela eases currency controls amid economic meltdown, Patricia Laya and Andrew Rosati, Bloomberg
  6. Entre la rubia y la morena, Daniel Coronell, Semana
  7. Por qué en Colombia se necesitan 11 generaciones para salir de la pobreza y en Chile 6, BBC
  8. California says Starbucks has to stop stealing its workers’ wages, Michael Arria, Salon
  9. A history of Islamic Spain counters centuries of romantic myths, Tanjil Rashid, Financial Times
  10. El fallido atentado contra Maduro “deja en evidencia las intenciones de EE.UU. y la oposición”, RT
  11. Transit Union refuses to bring white nationalists to ‘Unite the Right’ rally, Erin Corbett, Fortune
  12. Wife of former Marine to be deported to Mexico Friday, after 20 years in USCBS News
  13. Facebook to Banks: Give us your data, we’ll give you our users, Emily Glazer, Deepa Seetharaman and Anna Maria Andriotis, The Wall Street Journal
  14. Trump signs order reimposing sanctions on Iran – a move the EU said it ‘deeply’ regrets, Andrew Buncombe, The Independent
  15. The Right’s Straw Left, Ben Judah, The American Interest
  16. Instalan vallas de apoyo a Álvaro Uribe en Antioquia, Óscar Andrés Sánchez, El Colombiano
  17. Capuano still leads closely watched Massachusetts primary, Lauren Dezenski, Politico
  18. ¿Qué son las Águilas Negras?, Ariel Ávila, Pares
  19. Iván Duque consultó su discurso de posesión con Álvaro Uribe, según Darcy Quinn, Voces
  20. WOLA experts interpret Venezuela drone attack, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  21. El primer día de la oposición, El Espectador
  22. Uribe explicó por qué no va a estar con la consulta anticorrupción, El Tiempo
  23. Cómo habla el uribismo en privado, Noticias Uno
  24. Nunes tape proof ‘irredeemable’ GOP needs to be defeated, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  25. Tennessee parents push back on law requiring ‘In God We Trust’ motto be displayed in public schools, Aris Folley, The Hill
  26. All bet(o)s are off: Cruz asks ‘sniveling coward’ Trump to campaign for him, Kate Riga, Talking Points Memo
  27. Police under fire for ‘bait truck’ full of shoes left in black Chicago neighborhood, Sofie Werthan, Slate
  28. Uribe turns against Colombia’s anti-corruption referendum, Shane Cassidy, Colombia Reports
  29. El adiós a Santos, el reformista II, Ariel Ávila, El Pais
  30. Data shows a surprising campus free speech problem: left-wingers being fired for their opinions, Zack Beauchamp, Vox
  31. Judge halts deportation of mother and daughter, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt, Grace Segers, CBS News
  32. Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as lira falls by 20%, BBC
  33. YPG to stop demographic change, will target new settlers in Afrin, Helbast Shekhani, Kurdistan 24
  34. DNC under fire from environmental groups for reversing ban on fossil fuel donations, Mark Hand, Think Progress
  35. U.S. teachers’ union urges pensions to cut investment in private prisons, Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Reuters
  36. Post-drone attack crack down underway, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  37. What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused?, Zoe Greenberg, The New York Times
  38. The Koch Brothers commissioned a survey of Americans and found most like a $15 minimum wage, free colledge and universal health care, Nick Surgey and Zaid Jilani, The Intercept
  39. Meet Gustavo Petro, Colombian former guerrilla and leftist who mounted historic campaign for presidency, Democracy Now!
  40. Colombia President Duque’s 5 ‘hot potatoes’, Ángela Olaya, Ronna Rísquez and Mayra Alejandra Bonilla, InSight Crime
  41. Condenan a José Miguel Narváez a 30 años de cárcel por el crimen de Jaime Garzón, Semana
  42. In race for Suffolk DA, residency questions swirl, Maria Cramer, The Boston Globe
  43. Netanyahu secretly met with Egypt’s Sissi to discuss Gaza, Noa Landau and Amos Harel, Haaretz
  44. Ernesto Macías pide investigar a chamanes que habrían provocado los vientos en la posesión de Duque, Publimetro
  45. Jason Kessler and ‘Unite the Right 2’ crew arrive in DC aboard ‘Special’ subway train, Southern Poverty Law Center
  46. Union calls for firing of Metro GM after claims of special treatment for white nationalists at rally, Fox 5
  47. Ilhan Omar, a progressive Muslim woman, wins Minnesota primary for Keith Ellison’s House seat, Tara Golshan, Vox
  48. An 11-year-old hacked a replica of Florida’s voting system in 10 minutes, Jennie Neufeld, Vox
  49. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to save capitalism, Matthew Yglesias, Vox
  50. Ben Carson wants to roll back an Obama-era Fair Housing rule, Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post
  51. Olvidos, Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín, El Espectador
  52. ¿Otro agarrón entre Colombia y Venezuela?, El Espectador
  53. From two states to one: Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib shifts position on Israel, Alison Kaplan Sommer, Haaretz
  54. 2017 was a great year for CEOs. Not so much for the average worker, Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox
  55. Inside the coup plotting before the Venezuela drone assassination attempt, Andrew Rosati and Ethan Bronner, Bloomberg
  56. Border inspector, former ICE agent face felony cases in California, Dennis Romero, NBC News
  57. Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies, Chris Johnston, The Guardian
  58. Brazil’s Lula should have political rights – UN Human Rights Committee, The New York Times
  59. ‘Delitos sexuales no van a quedar impunes en la JEP’: Linares, El Tiempo

Books

  1. For a Left Populism by Chantal Mouffe. London: Verso Books.
  2. The Principles of Communism by Friedrich Engels. Prism Key Press.

YouTube Videos

1. Why Japan’s gaming bars are fighting for survival

2. How to debate fascists and destroy them: be a Marxist

3. Protesting to save refugees

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Media Roundup for July 2018

News Articles

  1. Los triunfos significativos de Petro en el Caribe que miran a 2019, Adelaida Avila Cabrera, La Silla Vacia
  2. Mexico election: historic landslide victory for leftist AMLO, Tom Phillips and David Agren, The Guardian
  3. Mexico’s populist new president unlikely to derail energy reform, Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy
  4. Ocasio-Cortez defeas the Democratic machine – which way forward for socialists?, Tom Trottier and Antonio Balmer, Socialist Revolution
  5. In US, record-law 47% extremely proud to be Americans, Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup
  6. USCIS is starting a Denaturalization Task Force, WNYC
  7. Woman calls the police on a black representative campaigning in Oregon, Ayana Archie and Emily Smith, CNN
  8. Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion, US official says, Joshua Goodman, AP
  9. Lo que hay de Mexico a Colombia, Ariel Ávila, Pares
  10. Ecuador court orders arrest of former president Rafael Correa over kidnapping of opponent, South China Morning Post
  11. López Obrador y la izquierda poschavista, Rafael Rojas, Letras Libres
  12. Asesinan a líder de campaña de Petro en Cáceres, Antioquia, El Tiempo
  13. Profesora amenazada por el ‘clan del Golfo’ abandonó el sur de Bolívar, El Tiempo
  14. Luis Barrios, otro líder que muere advirtiendo su asesinato, Alejandra Vergara G., La Silla Vacia
  15. Llaman a movilizarse contra el asesinato de líderes sociales, El Espectador
  16. Thailand cave rescue: ex-navy diver dies on oxygen supply mission, BBC
  17. Petro inaugura su oposición, Jineth Prieto, La Silla Vacia
  18. Viral pool racist loses job, Zack Ford, Think Progress
  19. Why the world should adopt a basic income, Guy Standing, The Economist
  20. Celtics Report: Boston hasn’t contacted Marcus Smart, PG ‘hurt and disgusted’, Adam Wells, Bleacher Report
  21. Surely Trump will strip citizenship carefully, Jack Holmes, Yahoo!
  22. ¿Quiénes son los congresistas condenados por paramilitarismo?, El Espectador
  23. Petro le propone a Duque escalar asesinatos de líderes sociales a la CPI, El Espectador
  24. La multitudinaria Velatón en Medellín por los líderes asesinados, Estefania Carvajal Restrepo, El Colombiano
  25. Facebook co-founder: tax the rich at 50% to give $500-a-month free cash and fix income inequality, Tom Huddleston Jr., CNBC
  26. Thai cave rescue: 4 of 12 boys saved from underground cavern as divers face ‘race against time’, Maya Oppenheim and Matt Blomberg, The Independent
  27. Brazil judge orders Lula released from jail, triggering battle, Gerson Freitas Jr, Bloomberg
  28. In Colombia death ranch case, some fear prosecution will be buried, Nicolas Casey, The New York Times
  29. Asesinan a simpatizante de la campaña de Petro en Pitalito, Semana
  30. “Pare el asesinato de líderes sociales”, el duro mensaje de sacerdote a Uribe, Semana
  31. ¿Cuáles son las promesas de los presidentes de Colombia y qué tanto las cumplen?, El Espectador
  32. Cynthia Nixon: I’m a democratic socialist, Jimmy Vielkind, Politico
  33. The Maduro diet: Food v. freedom in Venezuela, Moises Rendon, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  34. Mexico’s president-elect will cancel planned U.S. helicopter order, Reuters
  35. MSNBC’s Joy Reid loses over 20% of viewers after blog controversy, Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Mediaite
  36. A ‘socialist movement’ in the Democratic Party?, Aaron Amaral, Samuel Farber, Charlie Post and Shane James, Socialist Worker
  37. Ocasio-Cortez accuse defeated Dem of mounting third party challenge, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  38. Chavismo: Its strength could be its greatest risk, Ociel Alí López, NACLA
  39. FBI agent Peter Strzok’s hearing has become a ridiculous circus, Zeeshan Aleem, Vox
  40. Hearing with FBI agent goes off the rails after GOP congressman asks how many times he lied to his wife about cheating on her, Grace Panetta, Business Insider
  41. Legalización de la censura, Ariel Avila, Semana
  42. Sanctions on Venezuela – interview in BBC Mundo, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  43. Jimmy Butler rejects Timberwolves’ 4-year, $100m contract extension offer, Kyle Newport, Bleacher Report
  44. Margarita López Maya: Maduro y su entorno no van a salir por las buenas del poder, Esperanza Márquez, Tal Cual
  45. Venezolanos en México evalúan a López Obrador desde el trauma de Hugo Chávez, Orianny Granado, Tal Cual
  46. Olga Sánchez, quien será titular de Segob con AMLO, impulsará despenalización del aborto en todo el país, Sin Embargo
  47. ¿En qué va la disputa entre Carolina Sanín y la Universidad de los Andes?, El Espectador
  48. France squandered the unity of its last World Cup win. This time must be different, Iman Amrani, The Guardian
  49. Ocasio-Cortez hedges criticism of Israel – ‘I may not use the right words’, Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss
  50. Florida police chief told cops to arrest random black people to boost stats, Adam K. Raymond, New York Magazine
  51. Trump the traitor, Michael A. Cohen, The Boston Globe
  52. Native Americans who protested Dakota Access get handed the longest prison sentences, Mark Hand, Think Progress
  53. Disidencias y desertores: Los pies sobre la tierra, Ariel Ávila, Fundación Paz y Reconciliación
  54. Asesinan a líder social Ibes Trujillo en suroccidente de Colombia, Contagio Radio
  55. Iván Márquez no se posesionará el 20 de julio en el Congreso, Semana
  56. President Trump backpedals after controversial Vladimir Putin meeting, claims he misspoke on Russian election meddling, Chris Sommerfeldt, NY Daily News
  57. Claudia López deberá rectificar señalamientos contra Álvaro Uribe, Mauricio Collazos, RCN
  58. Las veces en que Claudia López tuvo que retractarse por orden judicial, El Tiempo
  59. Uribista sugiere que Claudia López requiere tratamiento de salud mental, German Espejo, La FM
  60. Israel passes controversial nation-state bill allowing it to encourage establishment of Jewish-only communities, Jonathan Lis and Noa Landau, Haaretz
  61. Guillermo Botero propone ley para regular protestas sociales en el país, Martha Olaya, La FM
  62. El partido de la Farc es ahora un proyecto político incierto, Santiago Valenzuela, Pacifista!
  63. Raptors agree to deal to acquire Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan, Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
  64. Maria Butina: How alleged Russia spy schmoozed US elite, BBC
  65. Europe’s civil war of sovereignty is tearing its soul apart, The Economist
  66. White House disputes that Trump denied Russia still targeting the US, Justin Fishel, ABC News
  67. How Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers, Erica Werner and Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post
  68. Trump: ‘People at the higher ends of intelligence loved’ my performance, Kyle Balluck, The Hill
  69. The light on dark political money dims, Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine
  70. Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains, Patricia Cohen, The New York Times
  71. Marcus Smart, Celtics agree on 4-year $52 million contract, Alec Nathan, Bleacher Report
  72. Why is immigration so important to people?, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  73. Nicaragua and lessons from the ‘Arab Spring’, Sabina Henneberg, The Hill
  74. El miedo a la verdad y el intento de destruirla, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  75. Trump’s tax cut hasn’t done anything for workers, Noah Smith, Bloomberg
  76. Popular ‘In My Feelings’ challenge banned in Egypt by law, Sarah Khodir, Egyptian Streets
  77. Health insurers are vacuuming up details about you – and it could raise your rates, Marshall Allen, NPR
  78. American prison employees show PTSD levels similar to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, Ned Dymoke, Big Think
  79. Can this progressive woman of color pull of an Ocasio-Cortez-style upset in Massachusetts, Eoin Higgins, The Intercept
  80. The Localist Revolution, David Brooks, The New York Times
  81. Democratic lawmakers say ICE charging parents to call their kids violates immigration standards, Brianna Sacks, BuzzFeed
  82. El intento de destruir la memoria, Ariel Avila, Pares
  83. White Supremacy has always been mainstream, Stephen Kantrowitz, Boston Review
  84. Trump to offer farmers $12b in trade aid, Catherine Boudreau, Adam Behsudi, Helena Bottemiller Evich and Megan Cassella, Politico
  85. Tariffs trim a factory’s profit, but loyalty to Trump endures, Nelson D. Schwartz, The New York Times
  86. Trump, Iran and the dangers of presidential bluffing, Uri Friedman, The Atlantic
  87. Israel just shot down a Syrian fighter jet, Alex Ward, Vox
  88. Democratic socialism is about democracy, Shawn Gude, Jacobin
  89. Revolutionaries, elections and the Democrats, Todd Chretien, Socialist Worker
  90. House conservatives move to impeach Rosenstein, Kyle Cheney, Politico
  91. An extremely detailed map of the 2016 election, The New York Times
  92. Inside incels’ looksmaxing obsession: penis stretching, skull implants and rage, Jesselyn Cook, The Huffington Post
  93. Colombia ex-president alleges MI6 plot as death squad investigation closes in, Joe Parkin Daniels, The Guardian
  94. Las cinco preguntas sobre la indagatoria a Uribe (y sus respuestas), Juan Esteban Lewin, La Silla Vacia
  95. Venezuela could eventually have 1 million percent inflation. How is that possible?, Matt O’Brien, The Washington Post
  96. Facebook stock market decline is the largest one-day drop in US history, Casey Newton, The Verge
  97. Corte Suprema tiene más de 100 horas de grabación sobre Uribe y Prada, Johana Rodríguez, RCN Radio
  98. ¿Ven? Teníamos razón, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  99. ¿Cómo Uribe pasó de ser acusador a investigado?, Semana
  100. El audio que compromete a Álvaro Hernán Prada en escándalo de Uribe, El Espectador
  101. Don’t let Eastie become Southie, residents say, Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe
  102. Welcome to the Quiet Skies, Jana Winter, The Boston Globe
  103. As inequality grows, so does the political influence of the rich, The Economist
  104. Bernie’s “Medicare for All” predicted to cost nearly $33 trillion, Axios
  105. Impatient Trump drives US push for peace talks in Afghanistan, Dan De Luce, Courtney Kube and Mushtaq Yusufzai, NBC News
  106. LeBron James to open I Promise School on Monday, Nihal Kolur, Sports Illustrated
  107. Esposo de Marta Lucía Ramírez era parte de Global Securities en 2013, Caracol
  108. Censo de parque automotor es paliativo para afrontar déficit de gasolina, Carlos Seijas Meneses, El Nacional
  109. Se define el futuro de las curules de ‘Iván Márquez’ y ‘Jesús Santrich’, El Espectador
  110. One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe, Emily Stewart, Vox
  111. Maduro: Hemos fracasado con todos los modelos productivos y “la responsabilidad es mía, es nuestra”, Aporrea
  112. Maduro reconoce su ‘responsabilidad’ en la crisis económica de su país, El Tiempo
  113. Declaraciones antiguas de Álvaro Uribe generan cadena falsa en contra del exmagistrado Rubén Darío Pinilla, Carlos González, Colombia Check
  114. Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as a dream, without value, Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, Reuters
  115. Why Trump just attacked the Koch brothers on Twitter, Jane Coaston, Vox
  116. Unfortunately, others will follow Nicaragua’s path in Latin America, Oliver Stuenkel, America’s Quarterly

Books

  1. Populistas a la colombiana por Jorge Giraldo Ramirez. Bogotá: Debate.
  2. As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation by William C. Anderson and Zoé Samudzi. Chico: AK Press.
  3. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. New York: Signet.

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. Did socialism fail in Venezuela, Eva Maria, We Are Many

YouTube Videos

1. Los muertos que no le importan al gobierno

2. Joe Rogan calmly obliterates Jordan Peterson

3. Duque hace el oso en España, arrancó la JEP, violencia en Medellín y más

4. Uribe vs. Corte, ambientalistas silenciados, Nairo en top 10 y mas

5. Socialism vs Social Democracy w/ Peter Coffin

6. Unraveling the second coming of the Ku Klux Klan

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Media Roundup for June 2018

News Articles

  1. El economista francés, Thomas Piketty, anuncia su apoyo a Gustavo Petro, El Espectador
  2. Libros y bandoleros (1962-1964), Robert A. Karl, El Espectador
  3. ¿Sabe qué pasa si gana el voto en blanco en la segunda vuelta?, El Tiempo
  4. The bankruptcy of 21st Century Socialism, Jorge G. Castañeda, The New York Times
  5. Niall Ferguson quits Stanford free speech role over leaked emails, Mattha Busby, The Guardian
  6. Supreme Court sides with the baker who refused to make gay couple’s wedding cake, Lawrence Hurley, The Huffington Post
  7. ‘A source of positivity all the time’: remembering Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar, killed by IDF, Democracy Now
  8. US Senator turned away form detention center for migrant children, Molly Olmstead, Slate
  9. Trump: ‘I have the absolute right to PARDON myself’, Kevin Breuninger, CNBC
  10. Venezuela’s May 20 elections: where do things stand?, Steve Ellner, Venezuelanalysis
  11. La respuesta de Humberto de la Calle a quienes lo critican por votar en blanco, El Espectador
  12. I work with children separated from caregivers at the border. What happens is unforgivable, Katie Annand, Vox
  13. Colin Kaepernick’s legal team expected to subpoena President Trump in case against NFL, Charles Robinson, Yahoo!
  14. Finding the progress in ‘progressive’: an alleged reform prosecutor candidate in Boston is less than honest about her record, James Folk, Medium
  15. EU to impose tariffs on US imports from July, Daniel Boffey, The Guardian
  16. Kawhi Leonard rumors: Spurs star has spokenw ith officials, staff in offseason, Kyle Newport, Bleacher Report
  17. Mannix: Celtics ‘scared’ of Kyrie Irving ‘walking in 2019’; Knicks a threat, NBC Sports Boston
  18. Trump will ask athletes who kneel during anthem to recommend people for pardoning, Kaitlan Collins and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN
  19. MIT scientists created a ‘psychopath’ AI by feeding it violent content from Reddit, Sam Barsanti, AV News
  20. Anthony Bourdain: celebrity chef found dead at 61, BBC
  21. A divided left, a fragile peace, Emma Shaw Crane, NACLA
  22. Se desplaza la polarización interna hacia cuadrilátero internacional, Leopoldo Puchi, Efecto Cocuyo
  23. Antanas Mockus y Claudia López se unen a candidatura de Gustavo Petro, Blu Radio
  24. Duque, 46,2%, y Petro, 40,2%, según encuesta de Datexco, El Tiempo
  25. A pesar de sus simpatías, Petro no podría ser un Chávez, Carlos Hernández Osorio, La Silla Vacia
  26. Ataque de abejas africanizadas interrumpe discurso de Uribe en el Cesar, El Espectador
  27. Helicóptero en el que viajaba Uribe fue el que provocó a las abejas: Policía del Cesar, El Espectador
  28. El compromiso de Petro: no ser un Chávez, Daniela Amaya Rueda, La Silla Vacia
  29. Donald Trump abandons South Korea, Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
  30. What to expect when you’re electing, Colombian edition, Rodrigo Palau, Caracas Chronicles
  31. SDC ready for ‘unconditional talks’ with Syrian regime, Asharq al-Awsat
  32. Venezuela: la profunda brecha entre los que tienen dólares y los que no, Daniel García Marco, BBC
  33. ¿Quién le teme a la verdad?, Sara Tufano, El Tiempo
  34. In Colombian vote, a question looms large: is the frontrunner a puppet?, John Otis and Juan Forero, The Wall Street Journal
  35. Workers flee and thieves loot Venezuela’s reeling oil giant, William Neumann and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times
  36. Petro ganó en Bogotá, pero no fue suficiente, El Espectador
  37. Antioquia, bastión del uribismo, El Espectador
  38. Winner Duque calls for unity after Colombia’s divisive election campaign, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  39. Mexico fans caused a literal earthquake after their team’s World Cup win, Brianna Sacks and Nidhi Prakash, BuzzFeed
  40. What Ivan Duque’s win means for securing a lasting peace in Colombia, Adam Isacson, WOLA
  41. Putin’s OPEC tactics: Iran sanctions and the Saudis, Tom O’Donnell, The Global Barrel
  42. Elon Musk emails employees about ‘extensive and damaging sabotage’ by employee, Lora Kolodny, CNBC
  43. The deceptiveness of Egypt’s appointment of female ministers, Zvi Bar’el, Haaretz
  44. DHS Chief is confronted with ProPublica tape of wailing children separated from parents, Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica
  45. 3 NBA teams are interested in signing Marcus Smart, Andrew Doxy, Celtics Blog
  46. ‘Populistas a la colombiana’: similitudes y diferencias entre Gaitán, Rojas Pinilla y Uribe, Me Gusta Leer
  47. Archivan investigación a Gina Parody y Cecilia Álvarez por Odebrecht, El Espectador
  48. Colombiano que insultó a japonesas en Rusia habla sobre lo sucedido, El Tiempo
  49. I am a professor in Venezuela, Pro Davinci
  50. Veteran Chavez ally Cabello to lead Venezuelan Constituent Assembly, Brian Ellsworth, Reuters
  51. US quits UN Human Rights Council, saying it’s anti-Israel, Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg
  52. Geraldo Rivera and Hannity erupt over border policy, Aidan McLaughlin, Mediaite
  53. Majority of Republicans back family separation policy, Luis Sanchez, MSN
  54. The US startup is disappearing, Dan Kopf, Quartz
  55. ‘Black Panther’ star Michael B. Jordan beats Thanos as best villain at MTV Movie and TV awards, Jenna Anderson, Comic Book Now!
  56. En solicitud a la JEP, Diego Palacio admite cohecho en reelección de Uribe, El Espectador
  57. El martes CNE definirá suerte de curul de Antanas Mockus, El Tiempo
  58. Don’t stop with family separation. End the whole immigration prison system, Christina Fialho, Los Angeles Times
  59. One in four surveyed Japanese workers admits to wanting to kill boss; Osaka quake helps show why, Katy Kelly, Japan Today
  60. Venezuela will struggle to recover lost oil production, Irina Slav, oilprice.com
  61. Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed, Reuters
  62. As critics assail Trump, his supporters dig in deeper, Jeremy W. Peters, The New York Times
  63. Los 20 puntos prioritarios que define Iván Duque para su gobierno, Yamid Amat, El Tiempo
  64. La oposición política a Duque tendrá más fuerza que la que tuvo Santos, Juan Pablo Sepúlveda, Pacifista
  65. Maduro congratulates Erdogan on re-election, TeleSur
  66. Venezuela weekly: as international pressure mounts, Maduro consolidates, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  67. Los niños que se están quedando sin padres en Venezuela por culpa del éxodo provocado por la crisis, Daniel Garcia Marco y Dalila Itriago, BBC
  68. Boston school superintendent resigns after allegedly providing student information to ICE officials, Megan Cerullo, NY Daily News
  69. Why the middle class can’t afford life in America anymore, Larry Getlen, New York Post
  70. ‘Pawn Stars’ star Richard ‘Old Man’ Harrison dead at 77, ABC
  71. Democrats must stop pretending the Supreme Court is apolitical, Steve McElwee, The Nation
  72. Democrats see major upset as socialist beats top-ranking US congressman, Ben Jacobs, The Guardian
  73. A 28-year-old Democratic Socialist just ousted a powerful, 10-term congressman in New York, Gregory Krieg, CNN
  74. Harley-Davidson workers back Trump despite jobs shift, Patti Waldmeir, Financial Times
  75. Colombia’s congress weakens war crimes tribunal even further, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  76. Lobbyists and business-friendly pundits mourn democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, Lee Fang, The Intercept
  77. Families earning $117,000 now qualify as “low income” in California’s Bay Area, Mark Strassmann, CBS News
  78. Ignore the OPEC drama, more oil is coming, Spencer Jakab, The Wall Street Journal
  79. Inside the failed plot to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Ethan Bronner, Andrew Rosati and Fabiola Zerpa, Bloomberg
  80. Uribismo no quiere la JEP porque quiere la impunidad para ellos: Gustavo Petro, El Espectador
  81. 5 dead, several ‘gravely injured’ in shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Doug Stanglin and John Bacon, USA Today
  82. Former ICE Chief Counsel facing prison time for stealing immigrants’ identities, Bill Chappell, NPR
  83. Democratic Socialists of America membership surges after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning victory, Gideon Resnick, The Daily Beast
  84. Higher education: Faculty exodus from Venezuela’s public universities, Hugo Pérez Hernáiz, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  85. Organizaciones sociales del Norte de Antioquia piden ayuda urgente, El Tiempo
  86. Change and continuity in Colombian politics, Forrest Hylton and Aaron Tauss, NACLA
  87. Estos son los únicos municipios de Antioquia donde Uribe no es el rey, Juan Pablo Sepúlveda, Pacifista
  88. El narcotráfico en Colombia. Una realidad compleja, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  89. The controversy over Maxine Waters’ call for confrontation, explained, Li Zhou, Vox
  90. Dem lawmakers seek distance from Waters call for confrontation, Scott Wong, The Hill
  91. A closer look at voter turnout in 2018 New York Congressional primaries, Ben Brachfeld, Gotham Gazette
  92. Democrats can kiss swing voters goodbye with progressive ballot, Lloyd Green, The Hill
  93. These are the world’s most miserable economies, Michelle Jamrisko and Catarina Saraiva, Bloomberg
  94. Trump’s brutal immigration crackdown is tearing families apart on the basis of 3 false premises, Pedro Nicolaci da Costa, Business Insider
  95. Dem lawmaker introduces bill to abolish ICE, Julia Manchester, The Hill
  96. PAHO visit to Venezuela: Advances and opportunities, Teresa García Castro, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  97. Today’s US-Mexico ‘border crisis’ in 6 charts, Douglas Massey, The Conversation

YouTube Videos

1. ‘Scary’ Terry Rozier opens up about the chip on his shoulder and young Celtics squad

2. Viral MSNBC coverage shows 8 Nazis running in the midterms, I wonder who emboldened them?

3. How would Korean reunification work?

4. Duque presidente, Petro opositor, Osorio triunfa con Mexico y mas

5. Jimmy Dore debates w/ TYT panel about North Korea

6. Republicans, this a line you shouldn’t cross – children’s interment camps

7. Volvio Uribe: seis moralejas

8. Jordan Peterson, Eric Weinstein, and Dave Rubin

9.

 

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Media Roundup for May 2018

News Articles

  1. Colombia desplazó a Venezuela como exportador de petróleo hacia EEUU, Andrés Rojas, Petroguia
  2. Inequality persists in Chavista Venezuela, Matthias Vom Hau, Open Democracy
  3. In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally, Nicole Acevedo, Istra Pacheco and Carmen Sesin, NBC News
  4. Viviane Morales, de “perseguidora” a posible aliada del uribismo, Semana
  5. Arias le pide a Duque no hacer alianza con Viviane Morales, Semana
  6. ¿Se puede reciclar a Marx en el siglo XXI? Los economistas discrepan, El Espectador
  7. White supremacist found guilty in Charlottesville beating of black man, Sara Boboltz, The Huffington Post
  8. Confused gun nuts are harassing a 31-year-old New York woman because her name is Emma Gonzalez, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  9. A debate about John McCain’s funeral arrangements is playing out in an oddly public fashion, Bryan Logan, Business Insider
  10. Trump tells Macron the US will withdraw from Iran nuclear deal, Mark Landler, The New York Times
  11. Iranians fear deeper crisis as Trump ends nuclear deal, Thomas Erdbrink, The New York Times
  12. I’m not black, I’m Kanye, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
  13. Similitudes en el asesinato de testigos que han hablado contra Álvaro Uribe o sus cercanos, Guillermo González Uribe, El Espectador
  14. La quinta guerra de Cartagena, Alvaro Restrepo, La Silla Vacia
  15. Lo que le juega en contra a Fajardo en Norte, Jineth Prieto y Ana Leon, La Silla Vacia
  16. Venezuela’s May 20 elections: A view from the barrio, Yesman Utrera, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  17. Support for governments under imperialist siege (Syria, Venezuela, Nicaragua, etc.): Just how far do we go?, Steve Ellner, Blog
  18. Voices on the left are rising in the US. Why aren’t they in mainstream media?, Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review
  19. Striking Arizona teachers win 19% raise, end walkout, Los Angeles Times
  20. Israel attacked Syria an hour after the Iran deal was ended, says report, Zeina Karam, Time
  21. Three black people checked out of their Airbnb rental. Then someone called the police on them, Doug Criss and Amir Vera, CNN
  22. ¿Cómo sale Venezuela de la crisis? La visión de 3 economistas, Daniel García Marco, BBC
  23. Policy advisor for Trump-tied ‘America First’ group praises Nazis: they should’ve kept ‘going’, Caleb Ecarma, Mediaite
  24. Sheldon Adelson cuts $30 million check to help House Republicans win the midterms, Matthew Yglesias, Vox
  25. Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in protests as US embassy opens in Jerusalem – as it happened, Amanda Holpuch and Matthew Weaver, The Guardian
  26. Venezuela’s forced migration crisis: images and WOLA podcast, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  27. Traicione a su clase: Vote por Petro, Lucas Ospina, La Silla Vacia
  28. Mi voto será por Petro, Sara Tufano, El Tiempo
  29. Assessing the current dilemma in Cuba, Lillian Guerra, NACLA
  30. Venezuelans have no choice but to vote, Javier Corrales, The New York Times
  31. The most realistic path out of Venezuela’s crisis is through negotiations, and many in the US government know it, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  32. To create true sanctuary cities, we must end racist policing, Reyna Wences and Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Truthout
  33. Time to start believing, because Celtics could win this whole damn thing, John Tomase, WEEI
  34. North Korea cancels high-level talks with South Korea, Stella Kim and Daniel Arkin, NBC News
  35. Republican-run Senate committee says Russia tried to help Trump win, Alex Ward, Vox
  36. Racist lawyer bro Aaron Schlossberg barred from entering his own Manhattan office, David Badash, Raw Story
  37. EPM says Hidroituango dam, Colombia’s largest, could break, Jarrod Demir, Colombia Reports
  38. Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the patriarchy, Nellie Bowles, The New York Times
  39. Supreme Court decision delivers blow to workers’ rights, Nina Totenberg, NPR
  40. What you need to know about the violent animals of MS-13, The White House
  41. Petro se quedó con el grueso de las estructuras de izquierda, Daniela Amaya Rueda, La Silla Vacia
  42. Petro cuestiona reelección de Maduro y envía carta a la CIDH, Noticias Caracol
  43. The Daily 202: A tale of two elections, James Hohmann, The Washington Post
  44. “Mi fusil hablará por mí”: Popeye a los petristas, El Espectador
  45. NFL’s proposed National Anthem rules: penalties for kneeling being considered, Albert Breer, Sports Illustrated
  46. Trump supports NFL’s new National Anthem policy, Matthew Futterman and Victor Mather, The New York Times
  47. Trump on abused immigrant children: ‘they are not so innocent’, Luke Darby, GQ
  48. The savior of the ‘no-no-yes’ Celtics, Bill Simmons, The Ringer
  49. Between hope and fear, Tobias Franz, Jacobin
  50. Cables contain claims former Colombian leader is tied to drug traffickers, Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  51. La histórica votación de la izquierda: consecuencia del proceso de paz, El Tiempo
  52. Conozca, uno a uno, los puntos que propone el candidato Gustavo Petro, El Tiempo
  53. Colombia heads for divisive runoff with peace deal at stake, Helen Murphy and Daniel Flynn, Reuters
  54. ‘Spider-man’ scales building to save dangling child; Macron offers him citizenship, Laurel Wamsley, NPR
  55. The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism, Noah Berlatsky, NBC News
  56. Forget about broad-based pay hikes, executives say, Steve LeVine, Axios
  57. Celtics guard Marcus Smart says he’s worth more than $14 million after Game 7, Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo! Sports
  58. The curious case of Bryan Colangelo and the secret Twitter account, Ben Detrick, The Ringer
  59. Denuncian presunto fraude electoral a favor de Iván Duque, Pulzo
  60. Hablamos con la Registraduría sobre el supuesto fraude electoral a favor de Duque, Pacifista
  61. Human Rights groups: The international community must aoid deepening human suffering in Venezuela, Washington Office on Latin America
  62. Is socialism to blame for Venezuela’s never-ending crisis?, Asa Cusack, al-Jazeera
  63. The more valuable your work is to society, the less you’ll be paid for it, David Graeber, LinkedIn
  64. Nearly half of you reading this have bullshit jobs, Nick Romeo, The Daily Beast
  65. Se fortalece el voto en blanco para la segunda vuelta, El Tiempo
  66. New Yorkers are looking to flee the Big Apple – and move to Boston, study says, Jaclyn Reiss, The Boston Globe
  67. Egypt discovers if it cuts the red tape, investors will come, Tamim Elyan, Bloomberg
  68. Female Genital Mutilation is declared religiously forbidden in Islam, Menna Saad, Egypt Today
  69. Petro y Duque ganaron por igual en los municipios del posconflicto, Adelaida Avila Cabrera, La Silla Vacia
  70. Soros sees new global financial crisis brewing, EU under threat, Nikos Chrysoloras and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

Books

  1. Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela: Building 21st Century Socialism from Below by Dario Azzellini. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

YouTube Videos

1. How do you win an election in Venezuela? Control the food

2. Playboy attacks Ana, she fights back!

3. Elecciones presidenciales: lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo

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Media Roundup for April 2018

Newspaper Articles

  1. News anchors reciting Sinclair propaganda is even more terrifying in unison, Chas Danner, New York Magazine
  2. Polémica por celebración del cumpleaños de Hitler en Medellín, Vanesa Restrepo, El Colombiano
  3. State Police to eliminate Troop E in wake of overtime scandal, John R. Ellement and Travis Andersen, The Boston Globe
  4. Saudi Crown Prince: Iran’s Supreme Leader ‘makes Hitler look good’, Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
  5. Teachers strikes are spreading across America with no end in sight, John Eidelson, Bloomberg
  6. Venezuela detains 17 over attack on opposition candidate’s campaign, Reuters
  7. Is Putin a CIA agent?, Thomas Friedman, The New York Times
  8. Centro Democrático expulsó a militante que amenazó a ‘Matador’, El Espectador
  9. Michigan OKs Nestlé water extraction, despite 80K+ public comments against it, Bill Chappell, NPR
  10. Hunger and homelessness are widespread among college students, study finds, Vanessa Romo, WFAE
  11. Trump’s most influential white nationalist troll is a Middlebury grad who lives in Manhattan, Luke O’Brien, The Huffington Post
  12. Kyrie Irving out for season, NBA playoffs, will undergo knee surgery, Tyler Conway, The Bleacher Report
  13. Marcus Smart targeting playoff return amid Kyrie Irving absence, Tim Daniels, The Bleacher Report
  14. Professors are targets in online culture wars; some fight back, Anya Kamenetz, NPR
  15. Behind the scenes of Venezuela’s deadly prison fire, Rebecca Hanson and Leonard Gómez Núñez, The Conversation
  16. Colombia’s imperiled transition, Adam Isacson, The New York Times
  17. Under Uribe, Colombia’s military killed more civilians than guerrillas, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  18. Gustavo Petro: la piedra en el zapato, Laura Ardila Arrieta y Carlos Hernandez Osorio, La Silla Vacia
  19. Box office: ‘Black Panther’ sails past ‘Titanic’ to become no. 3 title of all time in US, Pamela McClintock, Hollywood Reporter
  20. Right-wing media look at Parkland student activists and see a reason to gut public education, Rachel M. Cohen, The Intercept
  21. The Silence: The legacy of childhood trauma, Junot Diaz, The New Yorker
  22. Columnist Shaun King detained at airport and questioned over activism, Democracy Now!
  23. Ivanka Trump’s clothing company will be spared from tariffs, thanks to her dad, Rebekah Entralgo, Think Progress
  24. Keystone pipeline leak in South Dakota about double previous estimate, Reuters
  25. ‘Killer robots’: AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university, Benjamin Haas, The Guardian
  26. ¿Cómo se afectaría el proceso de paz con la captura de Santrich?, El Tiempo
  27. Russell Westbrook is ‘all-in’ with Oklahoma’s striking teachers, Dave Zirin, The Nation
  28. Latin America leaders brood: how do you solve a problem like Maduro?, Nicholas Casey and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times
  29. Postmortem: Venezuela in the 2018 Summit of the Americas, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  30. JJ Rendón le declara la guerra a Gustavo Petro, El Espectador
  31. Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede, Deisy Buitrago and Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters
  32. Venezuela’s ‘suffocating’ oil workers request dollar payments, Fabiola Zerpa, Bloomberg
  33. Arizona governor agrees to 20 percent raise for protesting teachers, Vanessa Romo, NPR
  34. ‘Insulted’ pro-Trump Spurs fans feel forced to choose between their team and the president, Rick Maese, The Washington Post
  35. From Starbucks to hashtags: we need to talk about why white Americans call the police on black people, Jason Johnson, The Root
  36. It’s not just Starbucks: white fear is an American problem, Renée Graham, The Boston Globe
  37. Adding to the stress of emigration from Venezuela: Passports hard to come by, Melissa Medina Márquez, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  38. Petro gana el voto indígena, pero no asegura el de los afro, Laura Soto, La Silla Vacia
  39. Los Romero están con Fajardo pero sus bases están con Petro, Laura Soto, La Silla Vacia
  40. Moose the coach? Monroe remembers ‘everything’ about Bucks, Marc D’Amico, NBA.com
  41. Yes, I’m running as a socialist.’ Why candidates are embracing the label in 2018, Farah Stockman, The New York Times
  42. Cal State Fresno professor under fire for tweets attacking Barbara Bush, Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times
  43. Comey’s wish for a leaker’s ‘head on a pike’? Proof he’s no better than Trump, Jill Abramson, The Guardian
  44. Six South American nations suspend membership of anti-US bloc, Lisandra Paraguassu, Reuters
  45. OPEC can live with tweets so long as Venezuela gets, Liam Denning, Bloomberg
  46. Venezuela bonds deliver top returns in emerging markets this year, Matt Wirz and Julie Wernau, The Wall Street Journal
  47. ‘Nazi scum get out!’: Watch entire New York bar chant at Milo Yiannopoulos until he leaves, Martin Cizmar, Raw Story
  48. Yellen gets post-Fed payday in private meetings with Wall St. elite, Jonathan Spicer and Ann Saphir, Reuters
  49. In rural Tennessee, a big ICE raid makes some conservative voters rethink, Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker
  50. Trump complaining that Gorsuch is becoming too liberal, Avery Anapol, The Hill
  51. A new law intended to curb sex trafficking threatens the future of the internet as we know it, Aja Romano, Vox
  52. ‘Astronomical’ cost of war: average US taxpayer sent $3,456 to Pentagon last year and just $39 to the EPA, Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
  53. What fuels the Saudi Rivalry with Iran?, Madawi al-Rasheed, The New York Times
  54. Guerra de trinos entre Duque y Vargas Lleras, Semana
  55. Inside a divisive fight over how a top progressive think tan handled sexual harassment, Sarah Mimms, BuzzFeed
  56. Esperanza vs. miedo. La campaña electoral en Colombia, Gisela Brito, Celag
  57. Toronto van attack: What is an ‘incel’?, Mike Wendling, BBC
  58. Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela: Interview with Dario Azzellini, Ricardo Vaz, Venezuela Analysis
  59. Former Texas education official apologizes for questioning student’s Harvard acceptance, Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
  60. Colorado Republican lawmakers want to punish striking teachers with jail time, Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox
  61. ¿Por qué Uribe se quitó los crocs en pleno discurso?, Semana
  62. El voto de izquierda tiene dividida a la Universidad Nacional, Sebastián Serrano, Pacifista
  63. What awaits the migrant caravan in the United States, WOLA
  64. The case of a federal jobs guarantee, Erik Loomis, The New York Times
  65. Two Koreas agree to end war this year, pursue denuclearization, Kanga Kong and Andy Sharp, Bloomberg
  66. Is Medellin on the brink of another war?, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  67. Where is Venezuela’s diaspora?, Americas Quarterly
  68. Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault retrial, Alanna Vagianos, The Huffington Post
  69. Sean Hannity: 400% rise in eviction orders since host bought Georgia apartment complex, Jon Swaine, The Guardian
  70. Marco Rubio: ‘No evidence’ Trump tax cuts help US workers, The Daily Beast
  71. Uribe habla de la ‘calumnia’ de los profesores y Fecode responde, El Tiempo
  72. Teachers say ‘frustration’ over decade of cuts to education is fueling nationwide revolt, Bill Hutchinson and Barbara Schmitt, ABC News
  73. Nearly 60 percent of Republicans don’t want a woman president in their lifetimes, poll finds, Tim Marcin, Newsweek
  74. Law Enforcement groups gave $420,000 to DA deciding whether to bring charges against cops who killed Stephon Clark, Shaun King, The Intercept
  75. The Michelle Wolf White House Correspondents’ Dinner controversy, explained, Emily Stewart, Vox
  76. Cuba’s first cabinet meet under new president tackles tricky economy, Reuters
  77. Amid Colombia peace deal shake-up, second FARC leader targeted, Parker Asmann, Insight Crime
  78. Muslims are internalizing Islamophobia, and negative media coverage is to blame, Rowalda Abdelaziz, The Huffington Post
  79. 3 main takeaways from the historic North Korea-South Korea summit, Alex Ward, Vox
  80. Corbyn’s capital: the story of how London became a Labour city, George Eaton, New Statesman

Radio Interviews and Podcast

  1. Identity and Honesty: A conversation with Ezra Klein, Waking Up Podcast

Books

  1. Liberty and Equality in Caribbean Colombia, 1770-1835 by Aline Helg. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.
  2. Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen. New Haven: Yale University Press.

YouTube Videos

1. Iván Duque es el peor candidato a la presidencia (o eso creemos) – La Pulla

2. Why Liberalism Failed – MR Live

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Media Roundup for March 2018

News Articles

  1. Infowars’ Alex Jones accused of sexual harassment, racism and anti-Semitism, Jessica Chia, New York Daily News
  2. Thousands sign petition asking Trump to let white farmers in South Africa to migrate to US after country votes to force them off land, Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek
  3. EU may target $3.5 billion of US imports for trade retaliation, Philip Blenkinsop, Reuters
  4. Berta Cáceres murder: ex-Honduran military intelligence officer arrested, Nina Lakhani, The Guardian
  5. Venezuela contrarian leaps from Wall Street to campaign trail, Ben Bartenstein, Bloomberg
  6. Venezuela hikes its minimum wage again — to just over $6, Patrick Gillespie, CNN
  7. Venezuela postpones elections to May 20, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  8. Why I am running for president of Venezuela, Henri Falcon, The New York Times
  9. Petro pasa el año con los profesores del Huila, Juanita Velez, La Silla Vacia
  10. Kurds pull back from ISIS fight in Syria, saying they feel let down by US, Liz Sly, The Washington Post
  11. Today is Gabriel García Márquez’s 91st birthday. What to know about the master of magical realism, Laignee Barron, Time
  12. Over half of young Venezuelans want to flee as economy collapses, poll finds, Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian
  13. Gary Cohn quits as Trump’s top economic adviser, Dominic Rushe, David Smith and Lauren Gambino, The Guardian
  14. The end of Mexican democracy?, Enrique Krauze, The New York Times
  15. Egypt arrests mother of woman at centre of BBC report, BBC
  16. School announces removal of accused white nationalist teacher and podcast host, Brian Lisi, NY Daily News
  17. National Democrats stayed away from the longest strike in West Virginia history, Gideon Resnick and Sam Stein, The Daily Beast
  18. Rethinking work-life balance for women of color, Kimberly Seals Allers, Slate
  19. International Women’s Day: ‘millions’ join Spain strike, BBC
  20. Don’t forget what International Women’s Day is really about – striking, Becka Hudson, The Independent
  21. International Women’s Day 2018: The history of IWD’s socialist roots, Danielle Corcione, Teen Vogue
  22. Colombians pick candidates in two primaries for May presidential election, Reuters
  23. Critics of peace deal dominate Colombian election, Manuel Rueda, The Washington Post
  24. La oposición uribista reconquista el Senado en Colombia, DW
  25. ‘Creemos que podemos ganar la Presidencia’: Petro, El Tiempo
  26. ‘Let them call you racists’: Steve Bannon delivers fighting speech to France’s National Front, James McAuley, The Washington Post
  27. Language is a ‘war zone’: a conversation with Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Rohit Inani, The Nation
  28. NC Police Department apologizes after footage of white officer beating, tasing restrained black man is released, Ashleigh Atwell, Blavity
  29. Las 10 conclusiones del día en que ganaron Petro y Duque, Juanita Leon, La Silla Vacia
  30. Jaylen Brown out with concussion but relief abounds after scary fall, Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald
  31. ICE spokeman resigns, citing fabrications by agency chief, Sessions about California immigrants arrest, Meagan Flynn and Avi Selk, The Washington Post
  32. Letter to my friend on my left, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  33. It’s time to Abolish ICE, Sean McElwee, The Nation
  34. De la Calle y Fajardo son el camino de la reconciliación: Claudia López, Caracol
  35. Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, BBC
  36. Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76, BBC
  37. ‘Alt right’ leader Richard Spencer says his rallies aren’t ‘fun’ anymore, Trevor Hughes, USA Today
  38. White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach arrested on domestic battery charges, Marwa Eltagouri, The Washington Post
  39. This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter, Tamara Warren, The Verge
  40. Porter Square owners sell half their store to employees, Alex Green, Publishers Weekly
  41. Twitter’s flooding with selfies under the hashtag #FinePeopleFromIndia, and what can I say? Heaven is real, Imaan Sheikh, BuzzFeed
  42. Multiple people killed in pedestrian bridge collapse at university in Miami, Dakin Andone and Steve Almasy, CNN
  43. Invisible in any language: Mass. Latinos face intense inequality, Katie Johnston, The Boston Globe
  44. Los extremos y la necesidad de la tercería, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  45. Unión entre Fajardo, Petro y De la Calle, piden congresistas de Coalición Colombia, Pulzo
  46. “Nadie en este país va a olvidar que trajiste a Hugo Chávez por primera vez”: Claudia López a Petro, Semana
  47. More than 800 businesses in Colombia tied to death Squads, Frank Cardona, Colombia Reports
  48. Race, or the last colonial struggle in Latin America, Jason McGraw, Age of Revolutions
  49. Brazil protests over slain politician Marielle Franco, BBC
  50. Latin American advisor Q&A on Henri Falcón candidacy, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  51. Venezuela Q&A, March 2018, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  52. What we’ve learned during Gordon Hayward’s rehab, Chris Forsberg, ESPN
  53. Jared Kushner’s family business faked documents, made millions, CBS News
  54. Donald Trump blamed two Massachusetts cities for New Hampshire’s opioid problem. Their mayors shot back, Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com
  55. 4th explosion in Austin only hours after televised appeal to bomber, Dave Montgomery, Manny Fernandez and Matthew Haag, The New York Times
  56. Fifteen years ago, America destroyed my country, Sinan Anton, The New York Times
  57. How Trump consultants exploited the Facebook data of millions, Matthew Rosenberg, Nicholas Confessore and Carole Cadwalladr, The New York Times
  58. Parlamento Europeo está preocupado por asesinatos de líderes sociales en Colombia, El Espectador
  59. ‘Abolish ICE,’ explained, Dara Lind, Vox
  60. How to opt out of Facebook’s Platform data sharing, Venture Beat
  61. The alt-right is in decline. Has antifascist activism worked?, Jason Wilson, The Guardian
  62. Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over Gaddafi allegations, Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian
  63. Petrificados, Daniel Coronell, Semana
  64. The end of unified chavismo and the beginning of a new and turbulent era, Dimitris Pantoulas, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  65. Parkland student David Hogg says black classmates weren’t given a voice by media, T. Marcin, Yahoo!
  66. John (‘Bomb Iran’) Bolton, the new warmonger in the White House, Robin Wright, The New Yorker
  67. Trump pick Bolton to drive hardline agenda against Venezuela, Franco Ordoñez and Anita Kumar, Miami Herald
  68. Fajardo y De la Calle acuerdan dilucidar camino jurídico para alianza, El Tiempo
  69. La sospechosa encuesta que se coló entre las grandes, Daniela Amaya Rueda, La Silla Vacia
  70. Los candidatos presidenciales y la disputa por el centro, Ricardo González Duque, El Espectador
  71. En menos de una semana han muerto tres líderes sociales en Antioquia, El Espectador
  72. Petro es parte del crecimiento de Iván Duque: Daniel Coronell, El Espectador
  73. Sam Harris, Charles Murray, and the allure of race science, Ezra Klein, Vox
  74. Despite all the downsides, the Venezuelan opposition should field a candidate in the elections, Christopher Sabatini, The Global Americans
  75. What if prosecutors wanted to keep people out of prison?, Nick Tabor, New York Magazine
  76. ¿Puede un exguerrillero convertirse en el próximo presidente de Colombia?, Robert Valencia, Newsweek
  77. Bolton expected to ‘clean house’, Jana Winter, Elias Groll and Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy
  78. ‘Nothing Sacramento has ever seen.’ Activists describe fear and anger ahead of Stephon Clark’s funeral, Aric Jenkins, Time
  79. US to require would-be immigrants to turn over social media handles, Tal Kopan, CNN
  80. Uruguay’s record-setting economic growth streak, The Economist
  81. Mapa interactivo: ¿Cómo y dónde están matando a los líderes en Colombia?, Sebastián Serrano y Santiago Valenzuela, Pacifista!
  82. The myth of the criminal immigrant, Anna Flagg, The New York Times

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. Cuba today: The question of markets, reform and the future of Cuba, Revolutionary Left Radio
  2. Rev left radio in dialogue with Liberalism, Revolutionary Left Radio

Books

  1. El orangután con sacoleva: Cien años de democracia y represión en Colombia (1910-2010) por Francisco Gutiérrez. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Academic Articles

  1. Karl, Robert A. (2016). “Reading the Cuban Revolution from Bogotá, 1957–62.” Cold War History. 16 (4), 337-358.

YouTube Videos

1. As Colombia’s presidential campaign heats up, peace accord frays

2. The government as entrepreneur

3. David Frum on ‘Trumpocracy: The corruption of the American Republic’

4. ¿Por qué nadie se mete con Álvaro Uribe?

5. Age ratings across the world

6. Colombia’s conservatives make gains in Congress vote amid fraud allegations

7. UN rapporteur: US sanctions cause death in Venezuela

8. The male-centric biases of economic models

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Media Roundup for February 2018

News Articles

  1. Syrian Kurds outraged over mutilation of female fighter, The Guardian
  2. Italy: failed Northern League candidate held over migrant shootings, Damien Gayle, The Guardian
  3. Pizza shop workers take down armed robber, only to find it’s their former boss, Joy Marcelle, CNN
  4. Maya civilization was much vaster than known, thousands of newly discovered structures reveal, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post
  5. ¿Quién se queda aquí?, Luis Vicente León, Pro Davinci
  6. Tillerson raises prospect of Venezuela military ouster of Maduro, Jon Herskovitz, Reuters
  7. An actual Nazi is about to get the Republican nomination for a congressional seat, Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
  8. John McCain assails Nunes memo, warns GOP is doing ‘Putin’s job for him’, Kelly O’Meara Morales, The Week
  9. Tillerson raises specter of US sanctions on Venezuelan oil, Luc Cohen, Reuters
  10. White House wants Pentagon to offer more options on North Korea, Mark Landler and Helene Cooper, The New York Times
  11. Federal judge: Florida’s felon voting restoration flawed, Gary Fineout, The Washington Post
  12. Trump’s boast of low black unemployment shattered by new numbers, Graham Lanktree, Newsweek
  13. Malcolm Butler on Super Bowl loss: ‘I could have changed that game’, Mike Reiss, ESPN
  14. Rob Gronkowski contemplating retirement after Super Bowl heartbreaker, Steve Servy, New York Post
  15. Colombia opens first shelter for legal migrants from Venezuela, Adriaan Alselma, Colombia Reports
  16. The US government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year, Heather Long, The Washington Post
  17. China rebuffs US criticism of relations with oil-rich Venezuela, Reuters
  18. Jordan Peterson’s bullshit, Harrison Fluss, Jacobin
  19. Fake news sharing in US is a right-wing thing, says study, Alex Hern, The Guardian
  20. In conversation: Quincy Jones, David Marchese, Vulture
  21. Russian Tumblr trolls pose as black activists, says Buzzfeed, BBC
  22. Democrats rally against Trump’s plan to let restaurants appropriate workers’ tips, Davie Jamieson, The Huffington Post
  23. Toughing it out in Cairo, Yasmine el-Rashidi, The New York Review of Books
  24. What happens if Trump refuses to be interviewed by Mueller?, Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo
  25. No deal: Venezuela talks in ‘indefinite recess’, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  26. A secret plot to stop Brexit, or an antisemitic dog whistle?, Rafael Behr, The Guardian
  27. Montana man quits government job rather than help ICE ‘hunt down and deport’ undocumented immigrants, Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
  28. California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue ‘anti-racist’ activists, documents show, Sam Levin, The Guardian
  29. Venezuelans rush to the border as Colombia tightens controls, BBC
  30. The effects of 137 minimum wages hikes, in one chart, Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
  31. Steve Bannon warns: ‘anti-patriarchy movement’ is going to be bigger than the tea party, Mike Calia, CNBC
  32. America’s poor subsidize wealthier consumers in a vicious income inequality cycle, Aaron Klein, Brookings
  33. Gobierno de Maduro se asegura de no tener rivales chavistas ante elecciones, El Espectador
  34. US Sen. Rubio steps up Venezuela rhetoric by suggesting coup, ABC News
  35. US and international community should pressure Venezuela in coordination, avoid counterproductive measures, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  36. Ex-MLB pitcher Esteban Loiza arrested after 20 kilograms of power found at rental home, ESPN
  37. Israel PM Netanyahu ‘should be charged with corruption’, BBC
  38. Interview with Colombian hacker Andrés Sepúlveda, Erin Gallagher, Medium
  39. Sponsor an immigrant yourself, Eric Posner and Glen Weyl, Politico
  40. Shaun Whites drags American flag on grounding after winning gold medal, gets lit up on social media, Ryan Gaydos, Fox News
  41. Reeling Celtics aim to reboot during all-star break, Taylor Snow, NBA.com
  42. The only time Trump cares about people of color, Khury Petersen-Smith, Socialist Worker
  43. The whole rotten barrel has to go, David Bliven, Socialist Worker
  44. The uncounted victims from Iraq to Afghanistan, Anand Gopal, Socialist Worker
  45. Colombia says needs international aid to cope with Venezuela crisis, Reuters
  46. Las falacias lógicas y el ‘castrochavismo’, Camilo Vizcaya Rodríguez, El Espectador
  47. Americans overestimate social mobility in their country, The Economist
  48. Florida high school mourns after shooting kills 17, Terry Spencer and Kelli Kennedy, The Boston Globe
  49. Nikolas Cruz, who was too disturbed to carry a backpack, legally bought AR-15, Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times
  50. Fox News host to Lebron: nobody voted for you, so ‘shut up and dribble’, Joey Morona, Cleveland.com
  51. Hey, MIT: Venezuela’s official exchange rate is fake!, Jesus Bolivar, Caracas Chronicles
  52. Billionaire businessman Mendoza rules out Venezuela election run: sources, Tibisay Romero and Andrew Cawthorne, Reuters
  53. Trump administration moves to preemptively kill DACA’s last best chance, Alice Ollstein, Talking Points Memo
  54. How ‘Black Panther’ dissects tension between Africans and African-Americans, Jessica Bennett, Ebony
  55. Marvel head crowns Black Panther studio’s ‘best movie ever’, Angela Helm, The Root
  56. Social media trolls are lying about black people assaulting ‘Black Panther’ movie-goers, Nicole Bitette, New York Daily News
  57. Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright smashes Disney princess expectations, Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair
  58. 5 lessons from Black Panther that can save our lives – and transform black politics, Frank Leon Roberts, Medium
  59. ‘Black Panther’ and the invention of ‘Africa’, Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker
  60. ‘Black Panther’ is not movie we deserve, Christopher Lebron, Boston Review
  61. Killmonger was wrong, and y’all know it, Jason Johnson, The Root
  62. Kevin Durant calls Laura Ingraham ‘racist’ for her rant on Lebron James, Darrelle Lincoln, Total Pro Sports
  63. The latest devious Republican attac on Social Security, Nancy Altman and Linda Benesch, The Hill
  64. Activist wants to stop Muslims from participating in Minnesota’s GOP, Rowaida Abdelaziz, The Huffington Post
  65. Syrian Kurdish official: deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin, Reuters
  66. Venezuela to seek ‘other markets’ if US goes ahead with oil embargo, TeleSur
  67. ¿Cuáles venezolanos están en Colombia?, Ronal F. Rodríguez, El Espectador
  68. ¿Qué proponen los candidatos al Congreso?, El Tiempo
  69. Colombia sends home 8 million school children as teachers lay down work, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  70. Who will dominate Syria?, Socialist Worker
  71. Let’s face it. There will never be room for the middle class in Boston, Tom Keane, Boston Globe
  72. The Red Line ‘basically exploded’ this morning, Spencer Buell, Boston Magazine
  73. Rapper Ja Rule, residents protest city public housing conditions, CBS New York
  74. Schools threaten to punish students who join walkouts over gun control, David Williams, CNN
  75. Ex-CIA director: US meddles in foreign elections for a ‘very good cause’, Alicia Cohn, The Hill
  76. Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz said he wanted to kill Mexicans and keep Blacks in chains in group message with friends, Rachel Herron, BET
  77. Black heroes matter, Amy Muldoon, Socialist Worker
  78. Refusing to accept a society steeped in violence, Alex Macmillan and Danny Katch, Socialist Worker
  79. There is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, says UN expert, TeleSur
  80. Seeing Venezuela’s exodus firsthand, Adam Isacson, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  81. Unenlightened thinking: Steven Pinker’s embarrassing new book is a feeble sermon for rattled liberals, John Gray, New Statesman
  82. US citizenship and immigration services will remove ‘nation of immigrants’ from mission statement, Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept
  83. The NCAA says student-athletes shouldn’t be paid because the 13th Amendment allows unpaid prison labor, Shaun King, The Intercept
  84. ‘Black Panther’ is inspiring black Brazilians to occupy elite, white shopping malls, Juliana Gonçalves, The Intercept
  85. Teachers are standing up for what they need to be ‘armed with’ in the classroom instead of guns, Tanya Chen and Julia Reinstein, BuzzFeed
  86. Teachers’ implicit bias against black students start in preschool, study finds, Yolanda Young, The Guardian
  87. Arms trade: one chart that shows the biggest weapons exporters of the last five years, Hazel Sheffield, The Independent
  88. Surprise, surprise: Isaiah Thomas won’t stop talking about Cavs trade, Dakota Randall, NESN
  89. Kyrie Irving calls out Zaza Pachulia for cheap shot on Russell Westbrook, Joshua Schrock, Yahoo!
  90. Why Damascus and Kurdish militias have made a pact allowing regime-aligned forces to enter Afrin, Hassan Hassan, The National
  91. The new working class, Sarah Jaffe, New Republic
  92. Everything is booming except for wages, Noah Smith, Bloomberg
  93. ¿Por qué la Corte Suprema de Justicia ordenó investigar al expresidente Uribe?, El Espectador
  94. Egypt signals that $15 billion gas deal will hinge on Israeli debt concessions, Ora Cohen, Haaretz
  95. Alicia Garza launches new organization to harness black political power, Kenrya Rankin, Color Lines
  96. Postal-service workers are shouldering the burden for Amazon, Jake Bittle, The Nation
  97. Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis is a national disgrace, Los Angeles Times
  98. Supreme Court rules immigrants can be detained indefinitely, John Bowden, The Hill
  99. Chadwick Boseman says T’Challa is the enemy in Black Panther, Shannon Liao, The Verge
  100. How Benjamin Netanyahu enables anti-Semitism, Joshua Shanes, The Washington Post
  101. The shadow over Egypt, Orla Guerin, BBC

Books

  1. On Revolution by Hannah Arendt. New York: Penguin Classics.
  2. 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

YouTube Videos

1. Fake news, part 1: Origins and evolution

2. How the Black Panthers revolutionized healthcare in the US

3. Black Panther’s director Ryan Coogler breaks down a fight scene

4. Se nos vino el castrochavismo

5. US efforts to sabotage Venezuelan elections intensify

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