Media Roundup for August 2017

News Articles

  1. “No hay tregua, va a venir una ola represiva mucho más intensa”, Cope
  2. A la izquierda autónoma y al chavismo crítico: Es hora de la fragua de un nuevo movimiento emancipador, Marea Socialista, Aporrea
  3. A Marxist case for intersectionality, Sharon Smith, Socialist Worker
  4. As U.S. Sanctions Maduro and Hints at Regime Change, a Debate on Resolving the Crisis in Venezuela, Democracy Now!
  5. Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis caused by Chávez’s failure to kill oligarchs, Jessica Elgot, The Guardian
  6. Venezuela vote: Turnout figure ‘tampered with’, BBC
  7. ‘This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia, Greg Miller, Julie Vitkovskaya and Reuben Fischer-Baum, The Washington Post
  8. Justice Dept. to take on affirmative action in college admissions, Charlie Savage, The New York Times
  9. Mexicans react to transcript of Trump call with their president, David Agren and A. Odysseus Patrick, The Washington Post
  10. Do Baltimore police not realize they’re being watched?, The Baltimore Sun
  11. Trump hits new low in polls, Jake Lahut, Politico
  12. Democratic rising star Kamala Harris has a ‘Bernieland’ problem, Andrew Joyce, Mic
  13. Credibility of Venezuela’s electoral process on the line, Jennifer McCoy, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  14. Francisco Rodríguez considera que hay indicios de manipulación de resultado, Maru Morales, El Nacional
  15. Excarcelan a líder opositor venezolano Antonio Ledezma, Deisy Buitrago and Corina Pons, Reuters
  16. La estrategia Trump de Uribe, Juanita Leon, La Silla Vacia
  17. How to keep the FARC guerrillas out of the fight, Oliver Kaplan and Enzo Nussio, The New York Times
  18. Why driverless cars might not hit the road so fast, Scott Nyquist, LinkedIn
  19. An NSC staffer is forced out over a controversial memo, Rosie Gray, The Atlantic
  20. Chavistas disidentes tomarán acciones el próximo lunes contra la ANC, El Nacional
  21. Mercosur le dice adiós a Venezuela, El Espectador
  22. New Venezuela assembly sacks government critic Luisa Ortega, BBC
  23. Venezuela’s ousted Attorney General retreats on a motorbike, Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  24. Thinking outside the box on Venezuela, Noel Maurer Typepad
  25. Trump wants Afghan commander fired because he’s ‘losing’: report, Rebecca Kheel, The Hill
  26. As Trump takes aim at affirmative action, let’s remember how Jared Kushner got into Harvard, Andrew Prokop, Vox
  27. Murder conviction in Blackwater case thrown out, other sentences overturned, Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post
  28. Why does the Trump administration suddenly care so much about Venezuela?, Joshua Keating, Slate
  29. Venezuela quells attack on military base, two killed, Girish Gupta and Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters
  30. Israel to shut Al Jazeera offices and revoke journalists’ credentials, The Independent
  31. Stephen Miller’s strange insult of a reporter is very familiar to white supremacists, Rebekah Entralgo, Think Progress
  32. Black people aren’t keeping white Americans out of college. Rich people are., Christine Emba, The Washington Post
  33. Find out if President Trump would let you immigrate to American, Lisa Marie Segarra and David Johnson, Time
  34. Green Line riders, trolley driver put themselves between woman in hijab and crazed screamer, adamg, Universal Hub
  35. ‘Here there is a chance’: Venezuela crisis triggers exodus to Colombia, Joe Parkin Daniels, The Guardian
  36. A non-debate on the defense of the Constitution, Isabella Picón, Caracas Chronicles
  37. Locker Room Talk: NFL blackballing of Kaepernick is a disgrace, William C. Rhoden, The Undefeated
  38. Trump touts nuclear arsenal in tweets after warning on North Korea, Caitlin Macneal, Talking Points Memo
  39. ‘Totally divided’: how Venezuela’s crisis split the Latin American left, Dom Phillips, Sibylla Brodzinsky, David Agren, Dan Collyns and Uki Goni, The Guardian
  40. No-name US oil driller gets shot at world’s top reserves, David Wethe and Nathan Crooks, Bloomberg
  41. Why Venezuela struggles so hard to avoid default: quick take Q&A, Katia Porzecanski, Bloomberg
  42. White House fights with State over how far to go on Venezuela, Franco Ordonez, McClatchy
  43. Venzuelan civil society opposes economic sanctions, calls for rejection of Constituent Assembly, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  44. Social programs in Venezuela under the chavista governments, Steve Ellner, The Next System Project
  45. Ecuador’s “citizen revolution”, Dana Brown, The Next System Project
  46. Evo’s Bolivia: the Limits of Change, Linda Farthing, The Next System Project
  47. Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan, Jim Michaels, USA Today
  48. In the age of Trump, the dollar no longer seems a sure thing, Peter S. Goodman, The New York Times
  49. Chelsea’s Manning’s uncompromising fight, Vashti Kenway, The Socialist Worker
  50. White Evangelicals are officially less tolerant than Muslims on homosexuality: study, Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story
  51. Trump’s indecision on Afghanistan leaves generals in lurch, Wesley Morgan, Politico
  52. CNN severs ties with Jeffrey Lord, Brian Stelter, CNN
  53. It’s not just Venezuela. Elected governments don’t necessarily defend democracy or protect human rights, Christopher Sabatini and Jimena Galindo, The Washington Post
  54. Venezuela may be on the brink of civil war, Gabriel Hetland, The Nation
  55. Trump: ‘I’m not going to rule out a military option’ in Venezuela, Jacob Pramuk, CNBC
  56. Why Muslim men feel offended and threatened by Muslim women’s interfaith marriage, Orbala, Freedom from the Forbidden
  57. Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch sits during National Anthem before preseason game, Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated
  58. ‘I’m not the angry racist they see’: Alt-Righter became viral face of hate in Virginia — and now regrets it, David Edwards, Raw Story
  59. Colombia rechaza ‘medidas militares’ en caso de Venezuela, El Tiempo
  60. Syria’s Assad has become an icon of the far right in America, Liz Sly and Rick Noack, The Washington Post
  61. I went to counterprotest neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. I witnessed carnage, Austin Gonzalez, The Washington Post
  62. Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio, Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald
  63. The world’s duty to Venezuela, Bernard-Henri Levy, Project Syndicate
  64. Sergio Bitar: “Uno no gana con ética en la política, gana con poder”, Hugo Prieto, ProDavinci
  65. Trump’s talk of ‘military option’ on Venezuela threatens regional diplomatic progress, Washington Office on Latin America
  66. American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up, Associated Press
  67. Well-educated elites are no strangers to white supremacy, Christopher Petrella, The Washington Post
  68. Antes que EEUU invada Venezuela declaremos la Revolución Mundial, Hugo Moyer Agostini, Aporrea
  69. Hip-hop artist recalls his beating in Charlottesville: ‘They were trying to kill me out there’, David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
  70. Here’s what really happened in Charlottesville, Blake Montgomery, BuzzFeed
  71. White nationalist Richard Spencer: Trump ‘didn’t condemn us,’ and ‘only a dumb person’ would take his statement seriously, Natasha Bertrand, Business Insider
  72. An image of Revolutionary fire at Charlottesville, Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker
  73. No more Charlottesvilles, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Jacobin
  74. Protesters pull down Confederate statue at old Durham County courthouse, Derrick Lewis and Amy Cutler, CBS North Carolina
  75. Holocaust memorial in Boston vandalized again, Boston.com
  76. Trump Just Went On An Angry Defense Of The Racists In Charlottesville And Confederate Monuments, Brianna Sacks, Tom Namako, and Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed
  77. Far-right leaders nixing Boston plans amid backlash, Dan Atkinson, Boston Herald
  78. In stunning turn, President Donald Trump admonishes “alt-left” for violence at Charlottesville, Anthony Smith, Mic
  79. Saudi crown prince wants out of Yemen war, leaked emails reveal, Clayton Swisher and David Hearst, Middle East Eye
  80. Searching for an alternative to coca, Camilo Mejia and Steven Cohen, BBC
  81. Who are the antifa?, Mark Bray, The Washington Post
  82. Trump cuts funds to fight anti-right wing violence, Melanie Zanona, The Hill
  83. David Duke thanks Trump for blaming ‘alt-left’ for Charlottesville, John Bowden, The Hill
  84. ‘The President Was Entirely Correct’, Molly Ball, The Atlantic
  85. Trump dissolves Business Advisory Councils as CEOs quit, Adam Edelman and Stephanie Ruhle, NBC News
  86. Liberals helped create Trump’s new bogeyman, the “Alt-Left”, Sarah Jones, New Republic
  87. CNN ‘analyst’ Michael Weiss hosted anti-Muslim rally with far-right hate queen Pamela Geller, Max Blumenthal, AlterNet
  88. The Trump Doctrine in Latin America, Greg Weeks, Global Americans

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. Venezuela slips deeper into political chaos, The Takeaway
  2. Pyongyang and the White House Gang, Intercepted Podcast
  3. Atlas Golfed – US-backed think tanks target Latin America, Intercepted Podcast

Books

  1. Women and Socialism: Class, Race and Capital by Sharon Smith. Chicago: Haymarket Books

YouTube Videos

1. How American Game Companies Avoid Paying Income Tax

2. Charlottesville: Race and Terror

3. Wilkerson: Trump has no business threatening Venezuela

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Media Roundup for July 2017

News Articles

  1. NPR Tweeted The Declaration Of Independence And Some Trump Supporters Were Offended, Julia Reinstein, BuzzFeed
  2. Algeria to grant African migrants work permits amid surge in racism, Middle East Eye
  3. Fighting for Black Lives in Colombia:’ The people do not give up, damn it’, Lori S. Robinson, The Root
  4. Thank You, Utah, Gordon Hayward, The Players’ Tribune
  5. Marc Gasol trade rumors: Celtics may be suit after Gordon Hayward signing, Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report
  6. Venezuela: pro-government militiamen injure politicians in attack on Congress, The Guardian
  7. Exclusive: At least 123 Venezuelan soldiers detained since protests – documents, Girish Gupta, Reuters
  8. Venezuela’s Maduro orders state workers to vote for assembly, Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters
  9. Maduro a Santos: “Inclínate ante tu padre”, El Mundo, El Espectador
  10. Venezuela’s problems go far beyond chavismo, Oliver Stuenkel, Post-Western World
  11. WOLA denounces further breakdown of Rule of Law and democratic institutions in Venezuela, Washington Office on Latin America
  12. Egypt Unexpectedly Raises Interest Rates by 200 Basis Points, Ahmed Feteha, Tarek el-Tablawy and Alaa Shahine, Bloomberg
  13. Shifting Objectives: On Methodology and Identity Politics, Zoé Samudzi, Verso Books
  14. Celtics trading Avery Bradley to Pistons for Marcus Morris, Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
  15. New Celtics forward Marcus Morris will soon stand trial for attacking man near high school, Alex Reimer, WEEI
  16. 18 states sue Betsy DeVos over student loan protections, Stacy Cowley, The New York Times
  17. Granted house arrest, Venezuela opposition leader vows to fight on, Brian Ellsworth and Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters
  18. Zapatero is back, bitches!, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  19. House arrest, Naky Soto, Caracas Chronicles
  20. La revolución contra los pobres: La desigualdad en la era del chavismo, Omar Zambrano, Pro Davinci
  21. Venezuela’s energy policy is its own opposite, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  22. The logic of the López measure, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  23. Oil giants lobby against bill to toughen Russia sanctions, Bradley Olson and Peter Nicholas, The Wall Street Journal
  24. IS chief reported dead after jihadists lose Mosul, Maya Gebeily and Tony Gamal-Gabriel, Yahoo!
  25. Trump Jr. was told in email of Russian effort to aid campaign, Matt Apuzzo, Jo Becker, Adam Goldman and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
  26. La palabra maldita ya se pronuncia en Venezuela: Negociación, Juan Carlos Zapata, Al Navío
  27. How we are ruining America, David Brooks, The New York Times
  28. ¿La JEP sustituye la Constitución? Responde expresidente de la Corte, Maria Isabel Rueda, El Tiempo
  29. The South is our North, Patrick Iber, Jacobin
  30. The Venezuelan dilemma: Progressives and the ‘plauge on both your houses’ position, Steve Ellner, Steve Ellner’s Blog
  31. Marta Lucía Ramírez y la JEP, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  32. 29 generales y coroneles, en la mira de la CPI por ejecuciones extrajudiciales, El Espectador
  33. Uribe propone que militares y civiles salgan de la JEP, El Espectador
  34. Millonaria condena contra la Nación por ‘falso positivo’ en Antioquia, El Espectador
  35. El DIH no es una licencia para matar: Consejo de Estado, Natalia Herrera Durán, El Espectador
  36. The revolution is in the projects – Greenfell tower and the new working class, Katherine Cross, Rewire 
  37. Se agita la contienda por el aval de la Corte Constitucional a la JEP, Semana
  38. ¿La JEP sustituye la Constitución? Responde expresidente de la Corte, María Isabel Rueda, El Tiempo
  39. It’s not just a theory anymore. A huge piece of Antarctica has fallen into the ocean, Eric Holthaus, Mother Jones
  40. Mitch McConnell’s precarious health care balancing act, Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone
  41. With Constituent Assembly looming, opposition calls a plebiscite, Pastora Sánchez and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  42. Political impact of López house arrest still unclear, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  43. Venezuelan intellectuals, civil society call for a ‘national agreement’ to resolve the country’s crisis, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  44. Two Big Macs, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  45. Whose side is the Clock on, anyway?, José Ramon Morales y Rodrigo Linares, Caracas Chronicles
  46. Shia LeBeouf calls police officer ‘dumb f—‘ in arrest footage, Dixie Limbachia, Yahoo!
  47. Shia LaBeouf ‘deeply ashamed’ of his behavior, Lisa Respers France, CNN
  48. ‘Take off the f*cking burka’: Oregon man nailed for hate crime cries in court after threatening Muslim couple, Bob Brigham, Raw Story
  49. Steve King: Build border wall with funds from Planned Parenthood, food stamps, Robin Eberhardt, The Hill
  50. Trump likely to say Iran complying with nuclear deal: U.S. official, Steve Holland and Jonathan Landay, Reuters
  51. New Senate Republicans healthcare bill already in trouble, Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb, Reuters
  52. Tech giants rally today in support of net neutrality, Thuy Ong, The Verge
  53. Venezuela’s ‘consulta popular:’ Comments so far, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  54. Cuba courted in diplomatic push on Venezuela crisis, John Paul Rathbone, Financial Times
  55. Venezuelan opposition says 7 million vote in anti-Maduro poll, Corina Pons and Brain Ellsworth, Reuters
  56. El precio de la paz en Venezuela, Maria Isabel Puerta Riera, Blog
  57. The good, the bad and the potentially worse, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  58. Trump’s approval stands at 50 percent in the counties that fueled his win, Mark Murray, NBC News
  59. R. Kelly is holding women against their will in a ‘cult’, parents told police, Jim DeRogatis, BuzzFeed
  60. A new round of polls shows that 6 months in to his term, Trump is the most unpopular president in the modern era, Maxwell Tani, Business Insider
  61. ‘Guns are fine — racism is not’: Armed redneck lefties are waging a different kind of war on Fascism, Bob Brigham, Raw Story
  62. Venezuela crisis: 7.2 million reject Maduro plans in protest vote, Geraldine Cols Azocar, Maria Atencio, Melissa Adan, Sandra Lilley, and Alastair Jamieson, NBC News
  63. Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens, Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
  64. As paperwork goes missing, private student loan debts may be wiped away, Stacy Cowley and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times
  65. Finally, a poll Trump will like: Clinton is even more unpopular, John McCormick, Bloomberg
  66. Trump reacts to Trumpcare failure by revealing he has no clue about Senate rules, Addy Baird, Think Progress
  67. In Congress, obstructionists are obstructing themselves, Editorial Board, The New York Times
  68. Report: Trump dumped Chris Christie over germy Obama phone call proposal, Christina Gregg, AOL
  69. ‘Am I a f*cking baby?’: Report details the moment Trump turned on ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story
  70. Robot security guard commits suicide in public fountain, Jake Swearingen, New York Magazine
  71. Colin Kaepernick tweets Stockholm Syndrome definition after Michael Vick advises him to get a haircut, Chuck Schilken, The Los Angeles Times
  72. The Manhattan of Venezuela parties against a backdrop of crisis, Andrew Rosati, Bloomberg
  73. Egleston Square apartment complex construction near Orange Line, Tom Acitelli, Boston Curbed
  74. The paradox of Mexico’s mass graves, Ioan Grillo, The New York Times
  75. Debemos silenciar a Uribe, Jorge Gómez Pinilla, El Espectador
  76. Tillerson to shutter State Department War Crimes Office, Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy
  77. US lawmakers seek to criminally outlaw support for boycott campaign against Israel, Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Grim, The Intercept
  78. Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow, Greg Jaffe and Adam Entous, The Washington Post
  79. Kris Kobach: ‘We may never know’ if Hillary Clinton won the popular vote (We Know), Marina Fang, The Huffington Post
  80. Supreme Court allows Trump refugee ban but backs broader exemptions for relatives, Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
  81. A coding error led to $30 million in ethereum being stolen, Joon Ian Wong, Quartz
  82. Statement from the International Study and Research Mission, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  83. Ex-officer is indicted on murder charge in killing of black teenager, Serge F. Kovaleski, The New York Times
  84. Officer heard loud noise before partner shot Minneapolis woman, officials say, Julie Bosman, The New York Times
  85. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis shakes up Washington, Matt Laslo, Rolling Stone
  86. Citing recusal, Trump says he wouldn’t have hired Sessions, Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt, and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
  87. Mueller expands probe to Trump business transactions, Greg Farrell and Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg
  88. Lefties: I don’t think we should work with the alt-right, Gallifreyan Jedi, Medium
  89. Santos: “El bien de Venezuela, es el bien de Colombia”, El Universal
  90. Hundreds attend march in honor of woman killed by police, David Caplan, ABC
  91. The millennial left’s war against liberalism, Andrew Hartman, The Washington Post
  92. From Congratulations to Sanctions: International Community Responds to Venezuela’s ‘Consulta Popular’, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  93. ‘They all deserve to die’: Caracas militants vow to take up arms, Noris Soto, Bloomberg
  94. “Full transparency”: Anthony Scaramucci informs Twitter that he’s deleting old tweets in effort to be transparent, Taylor Link, Salon
  95. Mike Pence cements his Trump bromance with gushing love letter, Rebecca Shapiro, The Huffington Post
  96. Democrats open to single-payer health insurance, a party leader says, Christina Powell, ABC News
  97. The Justice Department may be planning a marijuana crackdown, Chris Morris, Fortune
  98. Millenials of color snubbed Hillary Clinton – and have no regrets, Jonathan Capehart, The Miami Herald
  99. The myth of the ‘Rust-Belt Reactionaries’, Sarah Jaffe and Sharon Smith, Socialist Worker
  100. How to Avoid Civil War in Venezuela, David Smilde, The New York Times
  101. CIA chief hints agency is working to change Venezuelan government, Andrew Buncombe, The Independent
  102. How Trump’s insane cyberbullying of Jeff Sessions could be his undoing, Abigail Tracey, Vanity Fair
  103. Health Care Vote: Senate rejects repeal without replace, Thomas Kaplan and Eileen Sullivan, The New York Times
  104. Trump announces ban on transgender people in US military, Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post
  105. US military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care, Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
  106. Ivanka opposed Trump’s trans ban — but decided to spend her ‘political capital’ elsewhere: report, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  107. Comandante guerrillero Douglas Bravo: no hay que negociar con el Gobierno sino derrotarlo, Vanessa Davies, Contrapunto
  108. The state of the Resistance, Michael Sandel, Democracy Journal
  109. Venezuela to hold a vote many don’t wants, other don’t understand, Anatoly Kurmanaev, The Wall Street Journal
  110. Venezuela: ¿Se acaba la democracia el domingo?, Irene Ayuso, Metro
  111. MUD convoca tres días de calle contra la Constituyente, El Universal
  112. Prohíben reuniones y manifestaciones públicas entre viernes y martes, El Universal
  113. Study: Half of Boston residents earn less than $35,000 a year, Matt Juul, Boston Magazine
  114. Which way out of the Venezuelan crisis?, George Ciccariello-Maher, Jacobin
  115. They’ve got the bullets, not the votes (11:25pm), Naky Soto, Caracas Chronicles
  116. Cheating at solitaire, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  117. Takeaways from the Constituent Assembly election, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  118. Urgente: Un frente anti totalitarista, Nicmer Evans, Aporrea
  119. La verdad del petróleo en Venezuela, El Espectador
  120. Venezuela arrests two opposition leaders hours after US imposes sanctions on President Maduro, Karla Zabludovsky, BuzzFeed
  121. John Kelly, asserting authority, fires Anthony Scaramucci, Michael D. Shear, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
  122. Pelosi: Questions about future leadership ‘unimportant’, Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill
  123. Report: Trump Cabinet members attend weekly Bible study, Olivia Beavers, The Hill

Magazines

  1. Issue #5 – Not This Time, ROAR
  2. May/June 2017 Issue – Mysterious Machines, MIT Technology Review

Books

  1. Hugo Chávez: Socialist for the Twenty-first Century by Mike Gonzalez. London: Pluto Press.
  2. No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein. Chicago: Haymarket Books.
  3. Sin Patrón: Stories from Argentina’s Worker-Run Factories by The Lavaca Collective. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. Why Is Maduro Turning Venezuela Into a Cuban-style Pseudo-Democracy?, Background Briefing with Ian Masters
  2. Venezuela: Constitutional vote and civil unrest, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

YouTube Videos

1. Empire Files: Abby Martin in Venezuela – Supermarkets to Black Markets

2. Amazon and Whole Foods: Food for Thought

3. Empire Files: Constituent Assembly Dictatorship or Democracy in Venezuela?

4. Cryptocurrencies innovations

5. Ravens asked Ray Lewis for advice about Colin Kaepernick – Here is what he told them

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Media Roundup for June 2017

News Articles

  1. Rural America is the new ‘inner city’, Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg, The Wall Street Journal
  2. Don’t let Venezuela become the next Libya, Francisco Rodriguez, Financial Times
  3. OAS fails to agree on Venezuela as protests continue, BBC
  4. Trump’s White House grants ethics waivers that give exemptions to Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, and ex-lobbyists, Allan Smith, Business Insider
  5. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have had another undisclosed meeting with Russia, Matthew Rozsa, Salon
  6. Trump announces America’s exit from Paris Climate Accord, Patricia Garcia, Vogue
  7. OAS Foreign Ministers’ meeting reveals persistent differences in how to address Venezuela’s crisis, Geoff Ramsey and David Smile, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  8. Kurdish YPG says ‘major operation’ on Syria’s Raqqa to start in days, Tom Perry, Reuters
  9. Exclusive: U.S. considers possible sanctions against Venezuela oil sector – officials, Girish Gupta and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters
  10. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain break diplomatic ties with Qatar over ‘terrorism’, Staff, The Guardian
  11. ‘Calls for internment will grow’: Fox contributor linked to Russia scandal suggests camps for British Muslims, David Edwards, Raw Story
  12. Why Mexico’s government wants to keep Venezuela in the news, David Agren, The Washington Post
  13. Texas wants to criminalize helping people get abortions, Maureen Shaw, Think Progress
  14. White House orders agencies to ignore Democrats’ oversight requests, Burgess Everett and Josh Dawsey, Politico
  15. Donald Trump vows to impose travel ban ‘in any event’ despite pending Supreme Court judgement, Andrew Buncombe, The Independent
  16. US may withdraw from UN Human Rights Council: report, Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill
  17. The unexpected afterlife of American Communism, Sarah Jaffe, The New York Times
  18. Germany seeking EU-Mercosur trade deal, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  19. Republican Congressman on suspected Islamic Radicals: ‘kill them all’, David Corn and Hannah Levintova, Mother Jones
  20. It’s time to bust the myth: Most Trump voters were not working class, Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu, The Washington Post
  21. How the Syrian War changed how war crimes are documented, Cristina Roca, Syria Deeply
  22. Turkey throws support behind Qatar in rift with Gulf Arabs, Gulsen Solaker and Tom Finn, Reuters
  23. Qatar crisis: This is why Saudi Arabia and its allies have suddenly cut ties to their Sunni Arab neighbour, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent
  24. Iran attacks: ‘IS’ hits parliament and Khomeini mausoleum, BBC
  25. UK Election: Exit polls show Theresa May’s Conservative Party losing majority, Laurel Wamsley and Bill Chappell, NPR
  26. The Labour Party now belongs to Jeremy Corbyn, The Economist
  27. When Rupert Murdoch saw the exit poll ‘he stormed out of the room’, John Prescott tweets, Jessica Brown, The Independent
  28. Progressive intellectuals sign petition criticizing Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly and an ‘increasingly de-legitimized government’, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  29. Religious liberals sat out of politics for 40 years. Now they want in the game, Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times
  30. Stuck in a death spiral, Venezuela is borrowing money at any cost, Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
  31. Poll finds 85 percent of Venezuelans oppose constitution revision, Diego Ore and Eyanir Chinea, Reuters
  32. ‘Wonder Woman’s feminism is strong as hell, but it’s not intersectional, Kadeen Griffiths, Bustle
  33. CNN cancels Reza Aslan’s show “Believer” after profane anti-Trump tweets, Brian Stelter, CNN
  34. GOP lawmaker: Wasn’t ISIS terror attack in Iran ‘a good thing’, Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill
  35. Comey’s testimony was ratings gold, even at 10 AM, Michael M. Grynbaum, The New York Times
  36. Trump insider pursuing bid for FBI building contract, raising questions of conflict of interest, Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross, ABC News
  37. David Smilde: “El diálogo fracasó. Solo queda la negociación”, Elías García Navas, Pro Davinci
  38. International Left should support critical chavismo, Rafael Uzcátegui, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  39. Prodavinci interview: On dialogue and negotiation, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  40. #TheWeeklyArepa Editorial: A way out, Raul Stolk, Caracas Chronicles
  41. The Unsinkable Luisa Ortega Díaz, Raul Stolk, Caracas Chronicles
  42. President Trump expected to reverse US-Cuba policy: limiting travel and trade will not advance human rights, Washington Office on Latin America
  43. On Bill Maher’s House N*gger, Ejike, Medium
  44. Senate GOP won’t release draft health care bill, Caitlin Owens, Axios
  45. Warriors unanimously decline White House invite, according to reports, Marjua Estevez, Vibe
  46. Light-years ahead and poised to stay that way, Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer
  47. Time will determine whether these Warriors are the greatest team ever, Danny Chau, The Ringer
  48. Venezuela sem fake news, Natalia Viana, Publica
  49. 66 Venezuelan NGOs make call to regional peers, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  50. Nearly 200 Democrats sue Trump citing emoluments clause violation, Brooke Seipel, The Hill
  51. Met confirms 17 dead with further fatalities expected from Grenfell blaze – as it happened, The Guardian
  52. What we know and don’t know about the shooting of the GOP Men’s Baseball Team, Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times
  53. Sanders condemns shooter who ‘apparently’ volunteered on campaign, Eli Watkins, Elizabeth Landers and Jeff Zeleny, CNN
  54. University of Virginia frat settles lawsuit with Rolling Stone, Zach Schonfeld, Raw Story
  55. Reset of rules aimed at for-profit begins, Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
  56. Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say, Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post
  57. Qatar buys US F-15s days after Trump says country funds terror, Alexander Smith and Ayman Mohyeldin, NBC News
  58. Amid protests in Venezuela medical students become vital to survival, Geraldine Cols Azocar, NBC News
  59. US-led forced said to have used white phosphorus in Syria, Anne Barnard, The New York Times
  60. Venezuela: ¿por qué no «bajan» de los cerros?, Pablo Stefanoni, Nueva Sociedad
  61. Judge orders review of Dakota Access Pipeline in victory for Standing Rock tribe, Brianna Sacks, BuzzFeed
  62. Iraqi Christians face ‘death sentence’ as Trump prepares mass deportations, Tom O’Connor, Yahoo! News
  63. Bill Maher’s bizarre lovefest with Breitbart’s Editor-in-Chief on ‘Real Time’, Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast
  64. UW professor got it right on Trump. So why is he being ignored?, Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times
  65. Fate of program to protect young immigrants still undecided, Alicia A Caldwell, AP
  66. Doctors: Ex-North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier has severe brain injury, Jason Hanna, Joshua Berlinger, and Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
  67. Trump rolls back parts of what he calls ‘terrible’ Obama Cuba policy, Steve Holland, Reuters
  68. Hundreds protest after Minnesota officer found not guilty in Philando Castile death, Merrit Kennedy, NPR
  69. Board adopts report on Uber’s culture, silent on CEO leave, Tom Krisher and Bernard Condon, ABC News
  70. ICE agents arrest high schooler hours before prom, Michael P. McKinney and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, Khou
  71. Julio Borges: Atentado en Colombia tiene implicación con Venezuela, El Nacional
  72. Jim Rogers: The worst crash in our lifetime is coming, Jacqui Frank and Kara Chin, Business Insider
  73. Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks, and Alzheimer’s combined, Julia Belluz, Vox
  74. Black mom with mental health issues killed by Seattle police after calling to report burglary, Raw Story
  75. What’s next for the Bill Cosby sex-assault case?, Manuel Roig-Franzia, The Washington Post
  76. Officials: 17-year-old- Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post
  77. Rural and small-town jails are driving America’s high incarceration rate, researchers find, Jon Schuppe, NBC News
  78. London attack: ‘aggressive’ and ‘strange’ suspect vowed to ‘do some damage’, Vikram Dodd and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian
  79. The Qatar crisis has global implications, Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
  80. Advierten que TSJ no puede remover ni destituir a Luisa Ortega Díaz, Luis Pico, El Nacional
  81. There’s something about Luisa, César Crespo, Caracas Chronicles
  82. ‘If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe’, Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe
  83. DA: A man yelled anti-Muslim slurs at a woman on the Orange Line, Spencer Buell, Boston Magazine
  84. What happened in the recent strikes in Afro-Colombia, and why is this important to US-Colombia relations?, Gimena Sanchez, Colombia Reports
  85. Oposición marchó hasta sede de la OEA, Mary Sánchez, El Universal
  86. Down from the Mountain, Greg Grandin, London Review of Books
  87. ‘I felt discriminated against’: Uber driver faces fine for not speaking English, Colin Kalmbacher, Law Newz
  88. Special counsel Mueller also investigating possible ‘money laundering by Trump associates’, Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story
  89. Blue Dog Democrats meet with top Trump aides on tax reform, Mike Lillis, The Hill
  90. Daughter of Philando Castile’s girlfriend begs mom to keep calm after fatal traffic stop: ‘I don’t want you to get shooted’, Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News
  91. The Cuban exiles are back! Sounds like good news for the Cuban regime, Tim Padgett, WLRN
  92. Unveiled: The secret Senate Healthcare bill, Bob Bryan, Business Insider
  93. US will lose Syria to Iran and abandon Kurdish allies, former ambassador says, Tom O’Connor, Newsweek
  94. Report: Celtics could have Paul George deal in place if Gordon Hayward signs, Ty Anderson, WEEI
  95. Ricardo Sucre: “La MUD perdió la dirección de la calle”, Victor Amaya, Tal Cual
  96. Ni gobierno ni oposición: cómo el chavismo crítico se perfila como alternativa en una Venezuela polarizada, Daniel García Marco, BBC
  97. Key chavistas abandon Maduro as crisis intensifies, Andrew Rosati and Fabiola Zerpa, Bloomberg
  98. ‘Las Farc dejan de existir hoy’: Juan Manuel Santos, Michel Euler, El Tiempo
  99. Will last year’s peace treaty survive, or is the past prologue in Colombia, Greg Grandin, The Nation
  100. We can’t ‘end mass incarceration’ if we erase the experiences of criminalized women, Lindsay Holcomb, Truthout
  101. Colin Kaepernick is making his choice: Activism over the NFL, Dan Wetzel, Yahoo!
  102. Tibisay Lucena: Constituyente no es una propuesta para resolver asuntos económicos, La Patilla
  103. World Taekwondo Federation changes name over ‘negative connotations’, BBC
  104. Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ keeps ticking off rapper’s celeb friends, Patrick Ryan, USA Today
  105. Chelsea Manning leaks had no strategic impact on US war efforts, Pentagon finds, Ed Pilkington, The Guardian
  106. Trump administration plans more sanctions on defiant Venezuela, Nahal Toosi, Politico
  107. Self-promotion in academia, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  108. Old criticisms, new threats, Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
  109. Venezuela y la izquierda Latinoamérica, Rafael Rojas, Pro Davinci
  110. ¡Sin cuento! Estos son los nueve objetivos temáticos de la ANC, Con El Mazo Dando
  111. Sigue la violencia contra líderes sociales, Eduardo Álvarez, Razon Publica
  112. Syrian Democratic Forces make new gains in anti-ISIS campaign, capture another district in Raqqa city, ARA News
  113. Las Farc ya entregaron a la ONU todas las armas individuales, El Tiempo
  114. The Supreme Court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church. Here why that matters, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post
  115. Koch Group says Republican Health Plan doesn’t go far enough, John McCormick, Bloomberg
  116. Professor who criticized Otto Warmbier gets canned, Melissa Klein and Joe Tacopino, The New York Post
  117. Gay pride marchers with Jewish flags told to leave Chicago parade, Harriet Sinclair, Newsweek
  118. Supreme Court green lights partial travel ban, Niv Elis, The Hill
  119. Helicopter attacks Venezuela’s pro-Maduro Supreme Court, Silene Ramirez and Eyanir Chinea, Reuters
  120. López Maya: Se vive una guerra con saldo de muertos, heridos y detenidos, Ascension Reyes, Efecto Cocuyo
  121. Jackson, Miss. Mayor-elect Chokwe Lumumba: I plan to build the ‘most radical city on the planet’, Democracy Now
  122. Mother of boy with rare genetic disorder tweets hospital bill, Kwegyirba Croffie, CNN
  123. Navy SEAL who shot Bin Laden slams Sarah Huckabee Sanders for praising ‘success’ at the VA, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  124. Florida cop cites imaginary ID law while threatening 21-year-old black man with jail for jaywalking, Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
  125. As a requisite for achieving national reconciliation, the opposition needs to abandon protests conducive to confrontation and disruptions, Steve Ellner, Venezuela Dialogue

  126. The politics of brinksmanship does little to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, Miguel Tinker Salas, Venezuela Dialogue

  127. Constituent Assembly is obstacle, not solution to the crisis, Daniel Hellinger, Venezuela Dialogue

  128. The light at the end of the birth canal, Anabella Abadi M., Caracas Chronicles
  129. La ONU “profundamente” preocupada por situación de Ortega Díaz, El Universal

Books

  1. Who Can Stop the Drums?: Urban Social Movements in Chavez’s Venezuela by Sujatha Fernandes. Durham: Duke University Press.
  2. Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security by Enrique Desmond Arias. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press

Reports

  1. La política social durante la gestión de Maduro (2013-2016) by Carlos Aponte Blank. SIC 794/Mayo 2017

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. Goldman Sachs’ role in the Venezuelan political crisis, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
  2. An update on Venezuela: David Smilde explains this tense and uncertain moment, Washington Office on Latin America
  3. Episode 37: The US Media and Venezuela with Hannah Dreier, Understanding Latin American Politics

YouTube Videos

1. The Artificial Intelligence revolution

2. How to improve democracy

3. Abby Martin: World ignores opposition violence at Venezuela protests

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Media Roundup for May 2017

News Articles

  1. Barack Obama is using his presidency to cash in, but Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter refused, Zaid Jilani, The Intercept
  2. What is to be done in Venezuela?, Greg Grandin, The Nation
  3. The fake wage rise, Naky Soto, Caracas Chronicles
  4. Al-Qaida leader says group fought alongside US-backed forces, Maggie Michael, The Washington Post
  5. Historian on Donald Trump’s Civil War comments: “God help us”, Tim Murphy, Mother Jones
  6. The latest: Venezuela leader decrees constitutional assembly, AP News
  7. Protesters throw Pepsi cans at police during May Day demonstrations, Bonnie Malkin, The Guardian
  8. Mask off: The monopoly on violence and re-invigorating an anti-imperialist vision for Black Liberation, Devyn Springer and Joel Northan, Medium
  9. Coultergate and the truth about campus speech, David Faris, Informed Comment
  10. Adam Jones says Red Sox fans taunted him with racist insults, Patrick Redford, Deadspin
  11. Red Sox statement regarding Adam Jones incident at Fenway Park, The Official Site of the Boston Red Sox
  12. An emotional Jimmy Kimmel discusses newborn son’s heart disease, makes passionate health-care plea, Emily Yahr, The Washington Post
  13. An interrogation at the border, Khury Petersen-Smith, The Socialist Worker
  14. Police account changes in killing of Texas 15-year-old, Liam Stack and Christine Hauser, The New York Times
  15. Trump’s support and praise of despots is central to the US tradition, not a deviation from it, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
  16. Crunch time for James Rodriguez as he battles to save future at Real Madrid, Stephen Gill, Colombia Reports
  17. Colombia denies UN claim 41 political activists were assassinated this year, Jamie Vaughan Johnson, Colombia Reports
  18. Attacks on “populism” seek to enshrine the idea that there is no alternative, Jacques Rancière, Verso Books
  19. US Senators seeks sanctions, other ways to address Venezuela crisis, Reuters, The New York Times
  20. Venezuela Attorney General Luisa Ortega criticizes regime she serves, Anatoly Kurmanaev, The Wall Street Journal
  21. Por accidente, hombre queda envuelto en llamas en Venezuela, AFP, El Tiempo
  22. En exclusiva: entrevista a Michael Reid sobre Venezuela, Mariano de Alba, Pro Davinci
  23. “Hay que hacer una auditoría ciudadana de la deuda externa”, Juan Miguel Hernández Bonilla, El Espectador
  24. A principal is accused of being a communist, rattling a Brooklyn school, Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times
  25. Colombia military ‘blackmailing’ Santos: former US ambassador, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  26. ‘El paramilitarismo en Colombia sí existe’: Cinep, Redacción Judicial, El Espectador
  27. A Constituent Assembly in Venezuela is no substitute for elections: WOLA calls on Venezuela to announce electoral timetable, Washington Office on Latin America
  28. Venezuela’s ex-spy chief promotes possible presidential bid, Joshua Goodman, The Washington Post
  29. French annoyingly retain right to claim intellectual superiority over Americans, Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
  30. Venezuela, una verdad incómoda para la izquierda, MOri Ponsowy, La Nacion
  31. La rehumanización de las Farc: el siguiente reto de la paz, Susana Noguera, El Espectador
  32. Se calienta debate sobre adopción igualitaria, Marcela Osorio, El Espectador
  33. ¿Congresistas o notarios?, Rodrigo Uprimny, El Espectador
  34. Copt returning to Arish killed as displaced families continue to suffer, Mostafa Mohie, Mada Masr
  35. So begins the Alt-Right purity spiral, Bryan Menegus, Gizmodo
  36. Ray Allen responds to former Celtics teammates’ comments with Facebook photo, Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report
  37. Trumpism: it’s coming from the suburbs, Jesse A. Myerson, The Nation
  38. It was cultural anxiety that drove white, working-class voters to Trump, Emma Green, The Atlantic
  39. Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, Matt Ford, The Atlantic
  40. Why the Comey firing could be Trump’s Watergate moment, Yochi Dreazen and Zack Beauchamp, Vox
  41. Walk loud and don’t bother with the stick, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  42. Colombia tiene el cuarto salario mínimo más pobre de la región, Redacción Ecomonía, El Espectador
  43. El poder detrás de la acumulación de predios, Redacción negocios y economía, El Espectador
  44. “Si no hay plata, nos mantendremos en paro nacional”: Fecode, Redacción VIVIR, El Espectador
  45. Silvio Carrasquilla, el congresista que cambió la Constitución por la Biblia para legislar, Redacción Política, El Espectador
  46. Se hundió referendo de Viviane Morales, el No ganó en tercer debate, Redacción Política, El Espectador
  47. Finland’s universal basic income trial for unemployed reduces stress levels, says official, Harriet Agerholm, The Independent
  48. For Trump supporters, the real outrage is the Left’s uproar over Comey, Jeremy W. Peters, The New York Times
  49. Black Bloc tactics weaken our struggle, Sarah Levy, Socialist Worker
  50. Los empresarios y la justicia transicional, Alfredo Molano Jimeno, El Espectador
  51. Discussion on protest and popular sectors in Venezuela’s political crisis, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  52. Venezuela suspends border governor after he speaks out on crime, Venezuela Investigative Unit, Insight Crime
  53. La Venezuela chavista también está en la calle, Mariangela Urbina Castilla, El Espectador
  54. Venezuela’s government wants to write a new constitution. That way lies autocracy, Javier Corrales, The Washington Post
  55. ‘Zonas de las Farc las coparon bandas comprando franquicias’, Maria Isabel Rueda, El Tiempo
  56. If Americans can find North Korea on a map, they’re more likely to prefer diplomacy, Kevin Quealy, The New York Times
  57. How Trump gets his fake news, Shane Goldmacher, Politico
  58. This set of charts shows why a border wall won’t stop drugs, Adam Isacson, Adam Isacson
  59. Dark Days, Reuters
  60. Notes made by former FBI director Comey say Trump pressured him to end Flynn probe, Devlin Barrett, Ellen Nakashima and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post
  61. ‘Erdoğan’s bodyguards’ in violent clash with protesters in Washington DC, Staff, The Guardian
  62. WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from prison, Nicholas Kamm, Yahoo! News
  63. Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
  64. Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into an empire, dies at 77, Clyde Haberman, The New York Times
  65. What else can the international community do for Venezuela, Mariano de Alba, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  66. Nubian language, generational schism and state refusal, Leena ElDeeb, Mada Masr
  67. A tale of two Qurans: A thematic analysis, Mohamed Aamer, Medium
  68. Trump isn’t a toddler – he’s a product of America’s culture of impunity for the rich, Matthew Yglesias, Vox
  69. Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia, Zack Beauchamp, Vox
  70. Notes on New US sanctions of Venezuelan Supreme Court justices, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  71. US examines Russia’s grip on Citgo assets, Jay Solomon and Bradley Olson, The Wall Street Journal
  72. Venezuela’s paradox: People are hungry, but farmers can’t feed them, Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
  73. Pics and comments on a mega-march, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  74. My review of the book ‘Building the Commune’ by George Ciccariello-Maher, Steve Ellner, Steve Ellner’s Blog on Venezuela, Latin America and Beyond
  75. Donald Trump signs $110 billion arms deal with nation he accused of masterminding 9/11, Rachael Revesz, The Independent
  76. Vox’s CIA-backed ‘democracy’ standard is ok with slavery and women not voting, Adam Johnson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
  77. The past week in Colombia’s peace process, Adam Isacson, Adam Isacson
  78. Is Maduro turning Venezuela authoritarian?, al-Jazeera
  79. Authoritarianism in Venezuela? A Reply to Gabriel Hetland, Lucas Koerner, Venezuela Analysis
  80. New Orleans mayor: Let go of a ‘false narrative of history’ and stop glorifying Confederate past, Veronika Bondarenko, Business Insider
  81. Maryland police suspend employee for cheering black student’s stabbing by high school classmate, Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story
  82. Philippines president declares martial law in Mindanao province, Esther Yu Hsi Lee, Think Progress
  83. MSNBC wins cable news weekly war for first time ever, Joe Concha, The Hill
  84. Changing Chávez’s Constitution: The view from Antímano, Yesman Utrera, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  85. Critiquing Maduro from the Left, Steve Ellner, NACLA
  86. A Civil Rights protest is happening right now in Colombia, Yesenia Barragan, Black Perspectives
  87. “The Get Down” canceled by Netflix, Sheld Pearce, Pitchfork
  88. Isaiah Thomas: I’m for signing free agents over contract extension, Chris Forsberg, ESPN
  89. Turkish government issues arrest warrant for Enes Kanter, pro-government newspaper reports, Royce Young, ESPN
  90. Kushner talked to Russian envoy about creating secret channel with Kremlin, Maggie Haberman, Mark Mazzetti and Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times
  91. Las cosas como son, Rafael Osío Cabrices, Pro Davinci
  92. Inside the border twon that would be split in two by Trump’s wall, Serena Solomon, VICE News
  93. Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents, Adam Withnall, The Independent
  94. Suspect in Portland hate crime murders is a known white supremacist, Doug Brown, The Portland Mercury
  95. Colombia, con primer lugar mundial en récord histórico de desplazados, Política, El Tiempo
  96. Goldman Sachs bought Venezuela’s State Oil Company’s bonds last week, Kejal Vyas and Anatoly Kurmanaev, The Wall Street Journal
  97. Marine officers are drugged, robbed after Bogotá pub crawl and could face charges, Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald
  98. UC Berkeley Report: Affordable housing is best way to combat gentrification, Darwin BondGraham, East Bay Express
  99. Panama to tighten immigration policy for Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Reuters
  100. A U.S. citizen says her rights were violated after she was detained by immigration authorities in San Bernardino, Paloma Esquivel and James Queally, The Los Angeles Times
  101. Racist crime exposes Portland’s white supremacist past, present, TeleSur
  102. Flint water investigator may have lied about out-of-state trips, Jordan Chariton, Medium
  103. Lebron James speaks out after vandalism at Los Angeles home: ‘racism will always be a part of the world’, Aric Jenkins, Time

Books

  1. The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution by Jack Shenker. New York: The New Press.
  2. Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia by Robert A. Karl. Oakland: University of California Press.
  3. El control de precios en Venezuela (1939-2015) : de la Segunda Guerra Mundial a la “guerra económica” por Anabella Abadí M. y Carlos García Soto. Caracas: Cedice

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. George Ciccariello-Maher on Free Speech & White Supremacy, It’s Going Down
  2. Goldman Sachs faces criticism for buying Venezuelan government debt, BBC Radio

YouTube Videos

1. Luis Vicente León: Constituyente convocada por Maduro es antidemocrática

2. Is Colin Kaepernick being blackballed by NFL teams?

3. Rebuilding Syria

4. Venezuelan Revolutionaries Demand ‘Truly Communal State’

5. Nas breaks down ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’ with Harvard Poetry Prof. Elisa New

6. Donald Trump is a Classic Corporatist

7. Abby Hall and Dave Rubin: Military Intervention and the Surveillance State

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Media Roundup for April 2017

News Articles

  1. How does populism turn authoritarian? Venezuela is a case in point, Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, The New York Times
  2. Fox braces for fallout from Bill O’Reilly scandal, Brian Stelter, CNN
  3. Our dishonest President, Editorial Board, The Los Angeles Times
  4. Leftist claims victory in Ecuador, conservative asks for recount, Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia, Reuters
  5. In Trump Country, shock at Trump budget cuts, but still loyalty, Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times
  6. Latin America responds to Venezuela’s deepening political crisis, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  7. Bomb in St. Petersburg subway, killing 11, sets a city on edge, Andrew Roth and David Filipov, The Washington Post
  8. Top Obama adviser sought names of Trump associates in intel, Eli Lake, Bloomberg
  9. Forget Trump TV. Bernie Sanders has struck gold with his new Facebook Live show, Charlie May, Salon
  10. Fox contributor files lawsuit alleging harassment, retaliation by top execs, Esme Cribb, Talking Points Memo
  11. Fox News and Bill O’Reilly are out of excuses, Emily Peck and Michael Calderone, The Huffington Post
  12. The violent rally Trump can’t move past, Avi Selk, The Washington Post
  13. Bill could make California a sanctuary state – for marijuana, Mary Papenfuss, The Huffington Post
  14. ‘That’s an absurd question’: Mitch McConnell melts down as Chuck Todd grills him for blocking Merrick Garland, David Edwards, Raw Story
  15. Enabling Egypt’s President Sisi, an enemy of human rights, Editorial Board, The New York Times
  16. Venezuela’s opposition censures judges; 18 held after protests, Andrew Cawthorne and Corina Pons, Reuters
  17. Trump removes Stephen Bannon from National Security Council post, Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush, The New York Times
  18. We studied 827 police shootings. Here’s what we found, Neil Bedi and Connie Humburg, Tampa Bay Times
  19. Ex-Fox employee recounts network boss repeatedly calling her ‘one boob girl’ after cancer diagnosis, Rachel Stockman, Law News
  20. President Trump defends Bill O’Reilly amid sexual harassment claims, Safia Samee Ali, NBC News
  21. Jailed for using Grindr: homosexuality in Egypt, Mia Jankowicz, The Guardian
  22. Could Venezuela accept International Humanitarian aid to address its crisis?, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  23. More Americans want marijuana: voters across all party lines support legalizing weed, Janice Williams, Newsweek
  24. ‘If I have to get a lawyer, I will’: Trump voter upset the border wall will put her house on Mexico side, Tom Boggioni, Raw Story
  25. Worry about hunger, homelessness up for lower-income in US, Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup
  26. Venezuelans like their legislature, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  27. The US government is trying to unmask an anonymous anti-Trump Twitter account, Sam Biddle, The Intercept
  28. Trump enforces the ‘Red Line’ on chemical weapons, David Ignatius, Real Clear World
  29. Trump shows he is willing to act forcefully, quickly, Carol E. Lee and Louise Radnofsky, The Wall Street Journal
  30. Striking at Assad carries opportunies, and risks, for Trump, David E. Sanger, The New York Times
  31. Trump shows we finally have a fearless leader back in the White House, Ralph Peters, The New York Post
  32. The Trump Doctrine: Unpredictability and incoherence, Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine
  33. US air strikes in Syria: Russia suspends agreement preventing direct conflict with American forces, May Bulman, The Independent
  34. ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt’s Palm Sunday church bombings, Joe Sterling, Faith Karimi, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN
  35. It was just a matter of time, José González Vargas, Caracas Chronicles
  36. Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck and ‘The Blaze’ for wrongful termination after pro-choice comments, Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story
  37. Too. Much. Tear Gas. (Some of it Red.), Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  38. The Venezuelan regime needs street protests to become violent, Juan Carlos Gabaldón, Caracas Chronicles
  39. Russia and Iran warn US they will ‘respond with force’ if red lines crossed in Syria again, Jon Sharman, The Independent
  40. Map shows where President Barack Obama dropped his 20,000 bombs, Harriet Agerholm, The Independent
  41. Some of Trump’s biggest supporters are furious about his strikes in Syria, Jeff Stein, Vox
  42. Factory worker Poutou emerges as star of French presidential TV debate – video, The Guardian
  43. Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’, Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian
  44. UMass suddenly drops several courses, WCVB
  45. Fox to investigate sexual harassment claim against O’Reilly, John McCrank, Yahoo!
  46. A Man Was Dragged Off A United Plane After The Airline Overbooked The Flight, Alicia Melville-Smith, BuzzFeed
  47. “El liderazgo político no ha comprendido la gravedad de lo que pasa”, Humberto Sánchez Amaya, El Nacional
  48. How does the US compare to other countries in terms of women’s representation?, Louise Davidson-Schmich, Vox
  49. David Dao, passenger removed from United flight, a doctor with troubled past, Morgan Watkins, Courier-Journal
  50. Wag the Dog – How al Qaeda played Donald Trump and the American media, Scott Ritter, The Huffington Post
  51. ‘I want to slap you’: Phillipines’ Duterte invites drug war critics to face-to-face talk, RT
  52. People don’t want to come to Trump’s America: The ‘Trump Slump’ in travel is costing America billions, Kali Holloway, Raw Story
  53. Donald Trump defunds global maternal health organization, Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post
  54. Five top papers run 18 opinion pieces praising Syria strikes – zero are critical, Adam Johnson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
  55. The myth of liberal policing, Alex S. Vitale, The New Inquiry
  56. New York making state colleges tuition-free for middle class, poor, CBS News
  57. Anne Frank Center call for Spicer to be fired, Rebecca Savransky, The Hill
  58. Baseball isn’t boring, YOU’RE boring, Andy McDonald, The Huffington Post
  59. How Sean Spicer flubbed the Holocaust on Passover, David A. Graham, The Atlantic
  60. Report: Body of country’s first female Muslim judge found in Hudson River, Olivia Beavers, The Hill
  61. What’s causing the retail meltdown of 2017?, Derek Thompson, City Lab
  62. Hannity says his 2013 tweet about Obama and Syria is being distorted, Josh Feldman, Mediaite
  63. Jeremy Scahill slams Fareed Zakaria on CNN: if he could have sex with that missile strike, he would, Josh Feldman, Mediaite
  64. Steve Bannon vs. “the Democrats”, Jim Newell, Slate
  65. US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts, Barbara Starr, CNN
  66. Venezuela’s opposition holds its biggest protests in years. Will they change anything?, Mariana Zuñiga and Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
  67. In one of world’s richest nations, anti-immigrant tide is rising, Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg
  68. Wall Street’s favorite socialist revolution, Francisco Toro, The Washington Post
  69. Pago de bonos Pdvsa traduce un “enorme sacrificio” para la gente, advierten economistas, Julett Pineda Sleinan, Efecto CocuyoIm
  70. Immigrants detained by ICE go on hunger strike at NW Detention Center, Staff, KATU
  71. A US-led airstrike in Syria killed 18 anti-Assad rebels by mistake, Circa
  72. All your faves are problematic: A brief history of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, stanning and the trap of #blackgirlmagic, Sisonke Msimang, Africa Is A Country
  73. What is the ‘mother of all bombs’ the US dropped on Afghanistan?, Aidan Quigley, Politico
  74. Students at Pakistani University lynch classmate falsely accused of blasphemy, Robert Mackey, The Intercept
  75. China’s Xi calls Trump, urges peaceful approach to North Korea, Simon Denyer, The Washington Post
  76. China warns of war ‘at any moment’ as North Korea vows ‘merciless’ response to US, Raw Story
  77. ‘It’s performance art’: Lawyer for Alex Jones says InfoWars founder is ‘playing a character’, Allan Smith, Business Insider
  78. Erdogan claims vast powers in Turkey after narrow victory in Referendum, Patrick Kingsley, The New York Times
  79. McMaster: Trump ‘will take action’ to halt any North Korean threat, Emily Drooby, AOL News
  80. Pence admits Syria and Afghanistan were used as props to warn North Korea, Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani, Think Progress
  81. Syria: US Mosque attack likely unlawful, Human Rights Watch
  82. La segunda misión política de la ONU en Colombia: fundamental para la protección y seguridad de defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli y Sonia Londoño, Washington Office on Latin America
  83. What is the ‘Trump Effect’ on migration? It’s too early to draw conclusions, Adam Isacson, Washington Office on Latin America
  84. Suspect confesses to Mashal Lynching, says he ‘acted’ upon university’s directives, The Nation
  85. WOLA Joins International Calls for Respect of Non-Violent Protest in Venezuela, Washington Office on Latin America
  86. Las reacciones al “Plan Zamora” ordenado por Maduro, El Nacional
  87. 19 de abril: Venezuela entre dos marchas “históricas” y opuestas, Yamileth Angarita, El Universal
  88. 1810 and all that, Rafael Osio Cabrices, Caracas Chronicles
  89. Aaron Hernandez’s Agent Says There’s ‘No Chance’ Former TE’s Death Was Suicide, Alec Nathan, Bleacher Report
  90. Bill O’Reilly’s lawyer blames ‘brutal campaign of character assassination’ for his plight, Aaron Rupar, Think Progress
  91. Bill O’Reilly is forced out of Fox News, Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times
  92. Socialist Venezuela chipped in $500,000 to Trump’s inauguration, Staff, The Guardian
  93. New study sugests US has a lot of ‘closet’ atheists, Antonia Blumberg, The Huffington Post
  94. US preparing charges against Julian Assange: report, Nikita Vladimirov, The Hill
  95. Corporate lobbyists funnel cash to House Democrats amid push to pass Trump’s business initiatives, Andrew Perez and David Sirota, International Business Times
  96. DNC deputy chair says Obama partly to blame for Trump victory, Democratic losses, Blair Guild, CBS News
  97. Bernie Sanders supporters are not going to unite behind Perez and corporate Democrats, Rob Cotton, Inquisitr
  98. Lindsey Graham on Trump’s foreign policy: ‘I am like the happiest dude in America right now’, Josh Feldman, Mediaite
  99. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high, CBS News
  100. “No votaría por la oposición. Y por Maduro, menos”: el desencanto del barrio del 23 de Enero, el simbólico bastión del chavismo en Venezuela, Daniel García Marco, BBC
  101. Venezuela’s broken system cannot fix itself, Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Financial Times
  102. ¿Qué puede pasar ahora?, Luis Vicente León, Pro Davinci
  103. Michigan makes it illegal for undercover police to have sex with prostitutes they are investigating, Mythili Sampathkumar, The Independent
  104. Saudi Arabia elected to UN women’s rights commission, Harriet Agerholm, The Independent
  105. Sean Hannity vows legal action after accusation, Joe Concha, The Hill
  106. 7 Baffling Moments From Donald Trump’s AP Interview, Alana Horowitz Satlin, The Huffington Post
  107. Art of the deal: Angela Merkel had to repeatedly tutor Donald Trump about the European Union, Charlie May, Salon
  108. The Trump Administration’s First 100 Days: What Has it Meant for Migration, Border Security, and Latin America?, Washington Office on Latin America
  109. Make no mistake: There is a media blockade against Venezuela, Rachael Boothroyd Rojas, Venezuela Analysis
  110. Murder of ex-FARC casts more shadows on Colombia’s peace, Leonardo Goi, Insight Crime
  111. ‘Fear City’ explores how Donald Trump exploited the New York debt crisis to boost his own fortune, Naomi Klein, The Intercept
  112. The heart of whiteness, Ijeoma Oluo, The Stranger
  113. Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street speaking fee will undermine everything he believes in, Matthew Yglesias, Vox
  114. The warfare may be remote but the trauma is real, Sarah McCammon, NPR
  115. Three ISIS fighters ‘mauled to death by wild boars in Iraq’, Lucy Pasha-Robinson, The Independent
  116. Saudi Arabia elected to UN women’s rights commission, Harriet Agerholm, The Independent
  117. The counterrevolution will be Doxed, Alejandro Machado, Caracas Chronicles
  118. Fukushima News: ‘Unimaginable’ Nuclear Reactor Radiation So Destructive, Not Even Robots Can Survive, Juliana Rose Pignataro, International Business Times
  119. Las caletas de las Farc: un riesgo anunciado, El Espectador
  120. Kevin Garnett discusses video he sent to Isaiah: “We all are C’s and that’s what it is”, Celtics Life
  121. Reza Aslan believes in everything – just a little bit, Hamid Dabashi, Al Jazeera
  122. The Bulls regress to the Bulls, Rodger Sherman, The Ringer
  123. Fox host Jesse Watters announces vacation following backlash over Ivanka Trump remark, Paulina Firozi, The Hill
  124. Press freedom in Colombia improved, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  125. Can’t we give Venezuela’s opposition a little credit?, Javier Corrales, Americas Quarterly
  126. Millennial women are ‘worried,’ ‘ashamed’ of out-earning boyfriends and husbands, Ester Bloom, CNBC
  127. GAO weighs in on ‘Countering Violent Extremism’, Patrick G. Eddington, Cato Institute
  128. Decolonizing football, Mohamed Aamer, Medium
  129. Milo Yiannopoulos planning 7-day free speech event at Berkeley: ‘I’ll bring an army if I have to’, Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times
  130. Why is Venezuela spiraling out of control?, Gabriel Hetland, NACLA
  131. Child poverty in the US is a disgrace. Experts are embracing this simple plan to cut it, Dylan Matthews, Vox
  132. When communism inspired Americans, Vivian Gornick, The New York Times
  133. Venezuela’s President Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests, Ricardo Nunes, TIME
  134. A disconnect of interest: The social injustice hidden in Egypt’s monetary policy, Waad Ahmed, Mada Masr

Books

  1. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. New York: W.W. Norton and Company.
  2. We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang. New York: Picador.

Radio and Podcast Interviews

  1. Venezuela Supreme Court strips power from legislature, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
  2. US strikes Syria, 94.1 KPFA Special Programming

YouTube Videos

1. Did Obama lie about Flint? TYT Politics hosts Flint town hall

2. Ecuadorians say Lenin Moreno’s victory is a win for poor and working people

3. Wilkerson: Trump attack on Syria driven by domestic politics

4. Secular Talk BLACKLISTED by YouTube, Pressured Name Change

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Media Roundup for March 2017

News Articles

  1. Why Get Out is the best movie ever made about American slavery, Steven Thrasher, Esquire
  2. Supporting a feminism for the 99%, Franciso Fortuño Bernier & Aaron Jaffe, Jacobin
  3. Still not nice: Trump’s Nazi-inspired demonization of immigrants, Deirdre Fulton, Informed Comment
  4. The true cost of the Louisiana Purchase, Robert Lee, Slate
  5. A worrisome number for Colombia’s peace prospects, Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
  6. Execution of Colombian shows China’s commitment to harsh drug policies, Mike LaSusa, Insight Crime
  7. Hosni Mubarak acquitted over 2011 protester killings, al-Jazeera
  8. Testimony of Dr. David Smilde before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  9. Melania Trump calls for the ‘gift of nature,’ not health insurance, to heal sick children, Kira Lerner, Think Progress
  10. “We cannot find the bill”: inside the frantic hunt for the GOP Obamacare replacement, Sarah Kliff, Vox
  11. Asesinan a una nueva líder social en pleno centro de Medellín, Staff, ¡PACIFISTA!
  12. European Parliament ends visa-free travel for Americans, Jon Sharman, The Independent
  13. What do we mean by a “united front”?, Tyler James, Socialist Worker
  14. Socialistas al Servicio de la Corrupción, Sebastiao Mendonca Ferreira, Lampadia
  15. Colombia family to speak against ex-paramilitary leader in landmark US trial, Richard Kelleher, Colombia Reports
  16. What the Women’s Strike means, Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya, Jacobin
  17. Man arrested for JCC bomb threats was liberal journalist fired for fabrication, Alex Griswold, Mediaite
  18. Job losses, low wages add to Venezuela economic hardship, Eyanir Chinea, Reuters
  19. This site is “taking the edge off rant mode” by making readers pass a quiz before commenting, Joseph Lichterman, Nieman Lab
  20. Arkansas Republican pushes bill to ban Howard Zinn books from public schools, David Ferguson, Raw Story
  21. Chance the Rapper to donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools amid budget shortfall, Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post
  22. Don’t be fooled, Trump’s new Muslim Ban is still illegal, Farhana Khera and Johnathan Smith, The New York Times
  23. America’s Melting Pot is boiling brown people to death, Sahaj Kohli, The Huffington Post
  24. A journey to Colombia’s coffee belt, Gustave Axelson, The New York Times
  25. The only way to know if striking works is to do it, Dayna Evans, New York Magazine
  26. When did solidarity among working women become a “privilege”?, Tithi Bhattacharya and Cinzia Arruzza, The Nation
  27. Our political economy is designed to create poverty and inequality, Dennis Kucinich, The Nation
  28. ‘I’m never reenlisting’: Marine Corps rocked by nude-photo scandal, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post
  29. Black people more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder, study shows, Niraj Chokshi, The New York Times
  30. The socialist origins of International Women’s Day, Cintia Frencia and Daniel Gaido, Jacobin
  31. Strike for women’s rights – sexual, racial and economic justice are at stake, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The Guardian
  32. ‘Day without a woman’ forces closure of Providence municipal court, Dan McGowan, WPRI
  33. Here’s what the research says about honor killings in the US, Jesse Singal, New York Magazine
  34. China steps into the Latin American void Trump has left behind, Kevin P. Gallagher, Foreign Policy
  35. What it means to be a Dalit woman in corporate India, Christina Thomas Dhanaraj, The Ladies Finger
  36. Metal Gear movie director on the characters he wants to include, Joe Skrebels, IGN
  37. MIT offers $250,000 award for breaking the rules, Masuma Ahuja, CNN
  38. Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care, Stephen Pimpare, The Washington Post
  39. The Deep State is a figment of Steve Bannon’s imagination, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Politico
  40. The poor ‘just don’t want health care’: Republican congressman faces backlash over comments, Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post
  41. Vets groups feel insulted after Trump skips meeting with them – and send Omarosa instead, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  42. McConnell on Mexico paying for the border wall: ‘Uh, no’, Madeline Conway, Politico
  43. Trump administration considers $6 billion cut to HUD budget, Jose A. DelReal, The Washington Post
  44. Trump’s newest gift to the rich: Cutting IRS funding could lead to fewer audits, more tax evasion,Matthew Rozsa, Salon
  45. Venezuela necesita el compromiso de la región, David Smilde, The New York Times
  46. Feminist pacifism or passive-ism?, Dilar Dirik, Open Democracy
  47. Katrina Pierson denied White House job due to constant ‘drama’ and ‘bitching’ about Sean spicer: report, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  48. CBO: Trumpcare would wipe out coverage for 24 million people, Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams
  49. Another massive seizure of Venezuela currency deepens mystery, David Gagne, Insight Crime
  50. Bernie Sanders wins over crowd of rural Trump supporters by exposing the truth about Trumpcare, Sean Colarossi, Politicus USA
  51. White House analysis of Obamacare repeal sees even deeper insurance losses than CBO, Paul Demko, Politico
  52. Breitbart news leads the charge against GOP health care bill, Michael Calderone, The Huffington Post
  53. Portland, OR: Anarchists are fixing potholes on city streets, It’s Going Down
  54. John Leguizamo’s ‘Latin History for Morons’ is an urgent call to re-learn our collective past, Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla
  55. The ex-cop who killed Michael Brown admitted to using the n-word, Allie Conti, Vice
  56. Dutch elections and colonial continuity: the history of race and racism in Dutch nation-building, Sara Salem, Neocolonial Thoughts
  57. Everything you think you know about the death of Mike Brown is wrong, and the man who killed him admits it, Michael Harriot, The Root
  58. Latin America will not unite, Greg Weeks, Latin America Goes Global
  59. Steve King: Blacks and Hispanics ‘will be fighting each other’ before overtaking whites in population, Chris Massie, CNN
  60. Trump aides are privately blaming the health care bill’s problems on Paul Ryan, Tarini Parti, BuzzFeed
  61. Paul Ryan is tired of taking the blame for Trumpcare, Laurel Raymond, Think Progress
  62. Geert Wilders falls short as wary Dutch scatter their votes, Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times
  63. Amazon is going to kill more American jobs than China did, Rex Nutting, Market Watch
  64. What Trump cut in his budget, Kim Soffen and Denise Lu, The Washington Post
  65. Mulvaney: Proposed cuts to Meals on Wheels are compassionate to taxpayers, Louis Nelson, Politico
  66. Trump’s budget cuts to domestic, aid programs draw Republican scorn, Richard Cowan and Roberta Rampton, Reuters
  67. Trump is his own travel ban’s worst enemy, David A. Graham, The Atlantic
  68. Everyone loves Bernie Sanders. Except, it seems, the Democratic Party, Trevor Timm, The Guardian
  69. What if Sociologists had as much influence as economists?, Neil Irwin, The New York Times
  70. Centrist Democrats struggle to draft a survival strategy, Alex Roarty, McClatchy DC Bureau
  71. Huck: Trump should ignore travel ban ruling, like Jackson with Trail of Tears, Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo
  72. The real Irish-American story not taught in schools, Bill Bigelow, Common Dreams
  73. The Irish potato famine was caused by wealthy landlords who prized profit over people – and thousands starved, Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story
  74. Watch Ireland’s prime minister bash Trump’s anti-immigration views just feet away from Trump, German Lopez, Vox
  75. Netflix will tackle the 1969 4-hour armed stand off between The Black Panthers and LAPD’s swat unit in new film, Shadow and Act
  76. Colin Kaepernick sentenced to NFL limbo for the crime of speaking his mind, Mike Freeman, The Bleacher Report
  77. The history of anti-Mexican violence and lynching, Marlon Bishop and Julia Shu, NPR
  78. Trump straight up ignores request to shake hands with Angela Merkel, Willa Frej, The Huffington Post
  79. Dum Dum lollipop-wielding State Island chiropractor busted for racist threats against black child, NYPD cop, Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News
  80. Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion, Joanna Walters, The Guardian
  81. Yemen at ‘point of no return’ as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine, Les Roopanarine, Patrick Wintour, Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Ahmad Algohbary, The Guardian
  82. Colin Kaepernick gets airplane to ship food, water to Somalia, TMZ Sports
  83. Reports find that immigrants commit less crime than US-born citizens, Rafael Bernal, The Hill
  84. Dave Chappelle explains why watching ‘Key & Peele’ “hurts his feelings”, Meena Jang, Hollywood Reporter
  85. Shaquille O’Neal seriously believes the Earth is flat, agrees with Kyrie Irving, Andrew Joseph, USA Today
  86. The Dutch disease, Sara Salem, Africa Is A Country
  87. The Blaze Suspends Tomi Lahren, Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller
  88. Russian DNC narrative played out exactly as they hoped, Donna Brazile, Time
  89. Trump voter who uses Meals on Wheels surprised by proposed cuts, CBS News
  90. Comey confirms FBI inquiry on Russia; sees no evidence of wiretapping, Matthew Rosenberg, Emmarie Huetteman and Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times
  91. Trump warns Republicans ahead of healthcare vote, Scott Wong, The Hill
  92. Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims, Stephen Battaglio, LA Times
  93. Ivanka Trump set to get West Wing office as role expands, Annie Karni, Politico
  94. Spring breakers chant ‘build that wall!’ during Cancun cruise, Mike Moffitt, SF Gate
  95. Former chairman of Colorado Republican Party suspected of voter fraud, forgery, Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
  96. Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament ‘terrorist’ attack, Toby Melville and William James, Reuters
  97. Good and bad reasons to hate Francisco Rodríguez, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  98. White man traveled to New York to kill black men and ‘make a statement,’ police say, Mark Berman, The Washington Post
  99. BU faculty looks warily at Trump’s proposed budget, Sara Rimer, BU Today
  100. Trump threatens to leave ObamaCare in place if repeal bill fails, Scott Wong, The Hill
  101. London attack: Khalid Masoon identified as killer, BBC
  102. Kochs pledge millions to GOPers in 2018 — if they vote no on health care bill, Theodore Schleifer, CNN
  103. This woman voted for Trump but now the government is deporting her husband, David Mack, BuzzFeed
  104. Pelosi on past few years of Democratic losses: ‘we have a plan to address that’, Josh Feldman, Mediaite
  105. Israeli ban targeting boycott supporters raises alarm abroad, Miriam Berger, Reuters
  106. This Republican congressman was shockingly honest about why the AHCA failed, The Week
  107. Glenn Beck permanently ‘bans’ Tomi Lahren from The Blaze: report, Tom Boggioni, Raw Story
  108. NEW BOOK – Financing Basic Income: Addressing the Cost Objection, Kate McFarland, Basic Income Earth Network
  109. ¿Cómo va la implementación de los acuerdos?, Alejo Vargas Velasquez, El Colombiano
  110. Colombia arrests social movement leaders in state crackdown, TeleSur
  111. 5 takeaways from the OAS Permanent Council session on Venezuela, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  112. Venezuela’s dissolution of its National Assembly underscores need for multilateral diplomacy, Washington Office on Latin America
  113. Rechazamos la intimidación del ELN, La Silla Vacía
  114. This is almost certainly James Comey’s twitter account, Ashley Feinberg, Gizmodo
  115. ICE arrests green card applicants in Lawrence, signaling shift in priorities, Shannon Dooling, WBUR 90.9
  116. Autogolpe reaction roundup, Anabella Abadi M., Caracas Chronicles
  117. The first significant split in the regime following the autogolpe, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  118. Flynn offers to testify on Russia in exchange for immunity, Brooke Seipel, The Hill
  119. Report: Obama admin discouraged Comey from going public about Russia, David Bixenspan, Mediaite
  120. Mike Huckabee queerbaits Lindsey Graham, Matt Baume, LGBTQ Nation
  121. Congress lets states block some Planned Parenthood money, Mary Clare Jalonick and Alan Fram, ABC News
  122. The only woman Mike Pence is allowed to eat alone with is his wife, Theresa Avila, New York Magazine
  123. The much-maligned views of Rania Khalek on Syria, Justin Podur, ZNet
  124. How two US Marxists would up on the front lines against ISIS, Liz Sly, The Washington Post
  125. ICE is now arresting people while they’re applying for green cards, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  126. Your Pornhub habits just got even more private, Cassie Murdoch, Mashable
  127. López Maya: “Aquí podemos ir facilito a un militarismo fascista”, Victor Amaya, El Estimulo
  128. How To Get More Sexual Satisfaction: People Who Believe In True Love May Be Hurting Their Sex Lives, Dana Dovey, Medical Daily
  129. Petition calls for Melania Trump to move to White House or pay NY security costs, Rebecca Savransky, The Hill
  130. Ex-Fox News CFO offered immunity from prosecution, Matthew Garrahan, Kara Scannell and David Bond, Financial Times
  131. Trump’s baffling endorsement of Flynn’s immunity offer, Aaron Rupar, Think Progress
  132. Lemons: Gun-Totin’ Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol: Is Bloodshed on the Horizon?, Stephen Lemons, Phoenix New Times
  133. The rise of the robocopter: Drones armed with weapons could be used by police in Connecticut, Mary-Ann Russon, International Business Times
  134. Colin Kaepernick saw this coming, Dria Roland, Complex
  135. Marea Socialista en su Editorial #18: Denuncia deriva totalitaria y llama a la lucha y a construir alternativa política, Prensa Marea Socialista, Aporrea

Books

  1. Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties by Mike Marqusee. London: Verso Books.
  2. Crowds and Party by Jodi Dean. London: Verso Books.
  3. Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration by Douglas S. Massey and Jorge Durand. New York: Russell Sage Foundation

YouTube Videos

1. How Bannon and Milo repackage hate speech

2. Michael Eric Dyson thinks Kaepernick’s protest was ‘extremely important’

3. How to handle a Bernie Sanders socialist attack

4. Watch: Fan made Justice Democrats tribute

5. Forgotten Radicals: the anarcha-feminists of women’s voice

6. Why Alex Jones is SOOO SORRY about Pizzagate

7. Debating Immigration, Open Borders and Pacifism (Bryan Caplan Pt. 3)

8. Cuba eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS

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Media Roundup for February 2017

News Articles

  1. This is what Milo Yiannopoulos wants, Jesse Singal, New York Magazine
  2. UC warns campus group: Yiannopoulos event could target students, Nanette Asimov, SF Gate
  3. Breitbart loses advertising deals with 818 companies due to grassroots campaign, Rachael Revesz, The Independent
  4. Sanctuary in the Trump Era, Elliott Young, NACLA
  5. The FBI has quietly investigated white supremacist infiltration of law, Alice Speri, The Intercept
  6. Trump moves to roll back Obama-era financial regulations, Ben Protess and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times
  7. How Assad is winning, Charles Glass, The New York Review of Books
  8. The Great God Trump and the white working class, Mike Davis, Jacobin
  9. Trump questions lawmakers’ efforts to curb asset seizures by police, Emily Stephenson, Reuters
  10. Betsy DeVos teaches the value of ignorance, The Editorial Board, The New York Times
  11. Some of the many reasons why the United States should keep supporting Colombia’s peace accord, Adam Isaacson, Washington Office on Latin America
  12. Controversial Dakota pipeline to go ahead after Army approval, Valerie Volcovici and Ernest Scheyder, Reuters
  13. Tom Perez apologizes for telling the truth, showing why Democrats’ flaws urgently need attention, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
  14. Kremlin says it disagrees with Trump’s assessment of Iran, Andrew Osborn and Maria Tsvetkova, Reuters
  15. Trump’s a sucker if he thinks he can split up Putin and the Ayatollahs, Michael Weiss, The Daily Beast
  16. Shutting down speech by Elizabeth Warren, GOP amplifies her message, Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times
  17. The rise and fall of a US-backed rebel commander in Syria, Erika Solomon, Financial Times
  18. More Americans joining socialist groups under Trump, Patrick Strickland, Al-Jazeera
  19. This group of black women is taking up arms to fight racism and misogyny, Wilbert L. Cooper, Vice News
  20. 6 arrested in Phoenix as hundreds block ICE vans, Mariano Munoz-Elias, The Indypendent
  21. Martellus Bennett confirms he won’t go to White House for Patriots’ Super Bowl celebration, Harry Lyles Jr., SB Nation
  22. Five New England Patriots say they will skip a White House visit, Victor Mather, The New York Times
  23. Chris Long say he won’t be going to the White House with the Patriots, Jared Dubin, CBS Sports
  24. LeGarrette Blount to skip Patriots White House trip, says he doesn’t feel ‘welcome’, John Breech, CBS Sports
  25. Alan Branch will not attend Patriots White House visit, Tyler Sullivan, 247 Sports
  26. Lake Oroville water levels dropping officials, inspecting spillway, CBS Sacramento
  27. Why does the United States still let 12-year-old girls get married?, Fraidy Reiss, The Miami Herald
  28. Tom Brady says teammates should put ‘politics aside’ when it comes to White House visit, AJ Perez, USA Today
  29. Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research, The Washington Post
  30. German police say major newspaper’s story about a rampaging Arab ‘sex mob’ was wrong, Adam Taylor, The Washington Post
  31. Stop comparing Trump to foreign leaders. He’s a distinctly American phenomenon, Adam H. Johnson, LA Times
  32. Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Adviser, Maggie Haberman, Matthew Rosenberg, Matt Apuzzo, and Glenn Thrush, The New York Times
  33. Russia brushes off Flyn resignation, looks to Rex Tillerson for negotiations, Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Star
  34. Matt Lauer: “Kellyanne, that makes no sense”, Jacob Gardenswartz, Vox
  35. NY Times reporter apologizes for calling First Lady Melania Trump ‘a hooker’, Fox News
  36. Bill Maher will interview Milo Yiannopoulos this week on Real Time, Ken Meyer, Mediaite
  37. Boston restaurants standing in solidarity with ‘a day without immigrants’ strike, Rachel Leah Blumenthal, Boston Eater
  38. Should MLB consider shortening games to 8 innings?, Jacob Shafer, Bleacher Report
  39. More than half of NFL players booked for Israel PR trip withdraw, The Guardian
  40. President Duterte is repeating my mistakes, Cesar Gaviria, The New York Times
  41. Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos find common ground, Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times
  42. Here’s a fact-check on Milo Yiannopoulos’ incendiary claims about trans people, Noah Michelson, The Huffington Post
  43. More than 160,000 march in Barcelona to demand Spain takes in more refugees, Joseph Wilson, The Independent
  44. Moving Carmelo Anthony to Celtics makes most sense for Knicks as trade deadline nears, Frank Isola, New York Daily News
  45. Breitbart editor-in-chief: Yiannopoulos’s comments ‘not defensible’, Joe Concha, The Hill
  46. These California teachers mocked students for skipping school on immigrant boycott day, Kristine Guerra, The Washington Post
  47. ‘This is really unprecedented’: ICE detains woman seeking domestic abuse protection at Texas courthouse, Katie Mettler, The Washington Post
  48. Jordan Vogt-Roberts talks nailing the tricky tone of the Metal Gear Solid movie, Josh Wilding, We Got This Covered
  49. Mañana, Colombia conmemorará el día de las Lenguas Nativas, El Konuco & Chagras
  50. Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News, Paul Farhi, The Washington Post
  51. Santorum: Anti-Semitism also comes from pro-Palestinian, Muslim community, Josiah Ryan, CNN
  52. Fact checking Venezuelan passports-to-terrorist allegations, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  53. The Legacy of Malcolm X, Ahmed Shawki, Jacobin
  54. DHS issues sweeping rules for immigration crackdown, Rafael Bernal and Jordan Fabian, The Hill
  55. Colombia looks to Europe for funds to finance ELN peace talks, Miguel Salazar, Colombia Reports
  56. Colombian police arrest 3 after tourist robbery and rape, Stephen Gill, Colombia Reports
  57. 7 earth-size planets identified in orbit around a dwarf star, Kenneth Chang, The New York Times
  58. Discarded troll Milo Yiannopoulos is now useless to conservatives, Michelle Goldberg, Slate
  59. Trump administration scraps Obama transgender-rights directive, Staff, Politico
  60. The state of our infrastructure: Trains, Doug Bailey, The Boston Globe
  61. Muslims shouldn’t have to be “good” to be granted human rights, Sara Yasin, BuzzFeed
  62. Anaheim teen involved in fracas with gun-firing LAPD cop released; father speaks out, Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly
  63. Texas hunters who blamed immigrants actually shot each other, cops say, Alan Pyke, Think Progress
  64. 2 Indian-Americans shot, mistaken for Arabs, The Daily Beast
  65. The Executive Order that affects every Latino… regardless of citizenship, Mauricio Garcia, Latino Rebels
  66. Underground network readies homes to hide undocumented immigrants, Kyung Lah, Alberto Moya and Mallory Simon, CNN
  67. Undocumented woman with brain tumor seized by federal agents at Texas hospital, family fears she will die, Chris Sommerfeldt, Erin Durkin and Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News
  68. Move left, Democrats, Steve Phillips, The New York Times
  69. Memo restoring use of private prisons in good news for one company, David Dayen, The Nation
  70. Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos, German Lopez, Vox
  71. Walsh affirms Boston’s role as sanctuary city, Lisa Wangsness and Felicia Gans, The Boston Globe
  72. Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown, Annie Karni and Alex Isenstadt, Politico
  73. Trump seeks ‘historic’ US military spending boost, domestic cuts, Steve Holland, Reuters
  74. Trump: ‘Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated’, Jessie Hellmann, The Hill
  75. Perez wins DNC chairmanship, Eric Bradner, CNN
  76. Tom Perez’s biggest problem as DNC chair: His backers, James Downie, The Washington Post
  77. Two months on, Venezuela investigates Odebrecht, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  78. Venezuelan exiles in Miami ask Trump to stop potential deportations, Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald
  79. Trump will be first president in 36 years to skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Maquita Peters and Domenico Montanaro, NPR
  80. Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states, Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
  81. A feminism for the 99 percent: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on March 8 Women’s Stike, Sarah Jaffe, Truthout
  82. Wendy’s to install ordering kiosks in 1,000 stores this year, JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch

Books

  1. The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism by Cihan Tugal. London: Verso Books.

Radio and Podcast Interviews

  1. Venezuela’s Vice President Sanctioned as a Drug Kingpin, Background Briefing with Ian Masters

YouTube Videos

  1. Public Citizen Lobbyist: Kellyanne Conway broke the law

2. Metal Gear Solid Movie – Director discusses approach, PG-13 vs R rating & pleasing fans

3. MILO

4. Political Martians and Hardcore History

5. Get Out Ending Explained – Satire & Race

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