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

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?

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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!

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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Media Roundup for January 2018

News Articles

  1. D Day Venezuela, Ricard Hausmann, Project Syndicate
  2. Invading Venezuela is a terrible idea, Sean W. Burges and Fabricio Chagas Bastos, Americas Quarterly
  3. Best served cold: responding to the Iranian protests, Stewart Baker, Lawfare
  4. Iran’s supreme leader blames foreign ‘enemies’ for protests as death toll rises to 21, Shashank Bengali and Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times
  5. Iran’s exploding radicalization, Foad Asabani, Socialist Worker
  6. The phony ‘populist’ delivers for the rich, Lance Selfa, Socialist Worker
  7. Israel: African migrants told to leave or face imprisonment, BBC
  8. Homeless patients get novel treatment from Chicago hospitals: housing, Miles Bryan, WBEZ
  9. White supremacist charged with terrorism after alleged attempt to derail train, Carla Herreria, The Huffington Post
  10. 200,000 Salvadorans may be forced to leave as Trump ends immigration protection, Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
  11. The terminal: South Station is a homeless shelter with no services, Chris Faraone, Dig Boston
  12. State by US attorney Andrew E. Lelling regarding federal marijuana enforcement
  13. US Attorney in Massachusetts says anyone can now be prosecuted for pot, Grace Lisa Scott, Inverse
  14. The Lakers still don’t know how to deal with LaVar Ball, Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer
  15. Diaspora Blackness in the Caribbean: A radical resource, Shanna Collins, Medium
  16. El ‘petro’ es neoliberal, Omar Vázquez Heredia, Aporrea
  17. Florida prisoners are preparing to strike against unpaid labor, Michael Arria, In These Times
  18. What lies behind the spurt in anti-Dalit crimes in India, Dipti Jain, Livemint
  19. Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart post, Jeremy Peters, The New York Times
  20. Teacher questions school board about superintendent’s big raise — and gets hauled away in cuffs, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  21. Jaylen Brown: ‘Sport is a mechanism of control in America’, Donald McRae, The Guardian
  22. Prisoner release overshadowed by decree punishing electoral boycott, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  23. Senator calls Trump’s denial of ‘shithole’ comment ‘not true’, Jennifer Epstein, Erik Wasson and Arit John, Bloomberg
  24. Canada to Salvadorans leaving US: Don’t come here, Alan Freeman, Miami Herald
  25. Trump’s history of making offensive comments about nonwhite immigrants, Eugene Scott, The Washington Post
  26. ‘This is not a drill’: Hawaiians get false alert of missile attack due to worker’s pushing ‘wrong button’, Luis Martinez and Morgan Winsor, ABC News
  27. I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life, Katie Way, Babe
  28. Don’t forget that Martin Luther King Jr. was once denounced as an extremist, Jeanne Theoharis, Time
  29. Hawaii emergency management agency says missile alert was false alarm, Esme Cribb, Talking Points Memo
  30. Jeff Sessions’s tenure as attorney general shows how far to the right the Republican Party has swerved under Trump, Sean McElwee, Vice
  31. Venezuela negotiations update: ‘nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to’, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  32. Should the United States attack Venezuela?, David Smilde, The New York Times
  33. Feds planning massive North California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws, Hamed Aleaziz, SF Gate
  34. Chelsea Manning releases first campaign ad in Senate run, Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill
  35. Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices – but how?, BBC
  36. Does revolution still matter for the left?, Danny Katch, Socialist Worker
  37. Rajon Rondo unhappy Celtics plan to honor Isaiah Thomas, Rob Goldberg, Bleacher Report
  38. PM Modi changing India through innovation: Israel PM Netanyahu, Times of India
  39. New California declares ‘independence’ from California in bid to become 51st state, Josh Hafner, USA Today
  40. A perfect marriage: Evangelicals and conservatives in Latin America, Javier Corrales, The New York Times
  41. Venezuelan officials visit Qatar to pitch cryptocurrency, Patricia Laya and Ben Barnstein, Bloomberg
  42. The Islamic Republic of Hysteria, Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy
  43. Trump Homeland Security Secretary was not sure if most Norwegians are white, Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
  44. This week’s Bitcoin crash was all about fraud and regulation, Simon Chandler, The Verge
  45. Why more sanctions won’t help Venezuela, Francisco Rodriguez, Foreign Policy
  46. In and around my op-ed, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  47. Latest round of Venezuela negotiations suspended, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  48. La estrellita del periodismo que les habría pegado a sus parejas (y otras cosas terribles), El Espectador
  49. Syria threatens to ‘destroy’ Turkish warplanes, al-Jazeera
  50. Turkey shells Syria’s Afrin region, minister says operation has begun, Mert Ozkan, Reuters
  51. Austin Rivers has heard it all, and now he’s firing back, Ramona Shelburne, ESPN
  52. John Kelly now in ‘Bannon territory’ after infuriating the president with Fox News interview, Travis Gettys, Raw Story
  53. ‘We will prosecute’ employers who help immigration sweeps, California AG says, Angela Hart, The Sacramento Bee
  54. Acting CFPB Director Mulvaney requests no quarterly funding, Matt Shuham, Talking Points Memo
  55. On the Women’s March, Boston Feminist for Liberation
  56. Syria’s Assad slams Turkey offensive as ‘support for terrorism’, Yahoo!
  57. Operation Mongoose: The story of America’s efforts to overthrow Castro, Max Boot, The Atlantic
  58. Social Media is making us dumber. Here’s exhibit A, Steven Pinker, The New York Times
  59. The progessive case for the New England Patriots (seriously), Dave Zirin, The Nation
  60. Democrats agree to reopen government without protections for dreamers, Elise Foley, Arthur Delaney, Igor Bobic and Matt Fuller, The Huffington Post
  61. Trump campaign uses shutdown to accuse Democrats of being complicit in murder, Elise Foley, The Huffington Post
  62. 82 percent of wealth created in 2017 went to the 1 percent, KTLA
  63. World inequality grows amid glut of new billionaries, Oxfam says, Shelly Hagan, Bloomberg
  64. Populism is waning, which is reason to party in Davos, Peter S. Goodman, The New York Times
  65. Two-thirds of Human Rights defenders killed in 2017 were from Latin America, TeleSur
  66. Turkey detains 24 people over social media comments on Syria, Daren Butler, The Wire
  67. Kurdish forces in Syria launch powerful counterattack to set up extended battle against Turkey, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent
  68. Don’t abandon the Kurds to the ‘mercies’ of Turkey’s tyrant, Ralph Peters, NY Post
  69. ‘Dreamers’ disappointed that Congress deferred DACA deal, Sharon Bernstein, Reuters
  70. Turkey begins cynical offensive against the Kurds in Rojava, ROAR Collective, ROAR
  71. From pilgrimage to exodus: is the end nigh for Palestinian Christians?, Ian Lee, CNN
  72. Tourism to US under Trump is down, costing $4.6b and 40,000 jobs, Ben Popken, NBC News
  73. J. Holiday slams Beyoncé, SZA in rant about the disrespect of Black men in music, Gerren Keith Gaynor, The Grio
  74. Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April, Fabiola Sanchez, ABC
  75. Turkey disputes White House readout of Erdogan-Trump phone call, Joshua Berlinger, CNN
  76. Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish YPG in Afrin, Reuters
  77. Jeremy Corbyn announces Labour will buy every homeless person in the country a house, Kate McCann, The Telegraph
  78. Cape Town is set to become the first major world city to run out of water, E.A. Crunden, Think Progress
  79. The attack on Afrin is an attack on women’s liberation, Katarina Pavičić-Ivelja, The Region
  80. A Kurdish family in Syria, feeling betrayed by the US, tries to survive a Turkish bombing, Charles Bethea, The New Yorker
  81. International volunteers join mass mobilization to defend Afrin, YPG Rojava
  82. Suspects in five killings reportedly linked to macabre neo-Nazi group, Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post
  83. What Venezuela’s chaos means for the oil market, Nick Butler, Financial Times
  84. Pennsylvania Court rejects Congressional gerrymandering, David S. Cohen, Rolling Stone
  85. In Colombia, two rebel groups take different paths, Nicholas Casey and Joe Parkin Daniels, The New York Times
  86. Trump’s tax on solar power, Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone
  87. Trump’s gripes against McCabe included wife’s politics, Comey’s ride home, Carol E. Lee, NBC News
  88. All followers are fake followers, Ian Bogost, The Atlantic
  89. Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan taken into custody by French police, Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian
  90. Baltimore cops carried toy guns to plant on people they shot, trial reveals, Drew Schwartz, Vice
  91. Americans don’t want to mix politics and law enforcement, and support an independent FBI, Kathy Frankovic, YouGov
  92. Drug companies shipped nearly 21 million opioid painkillers to a town with 2,900 people, German Lopez, Vox
  93. The alt-right are targeting disgruntled white male leftists to join their movement, Aamna Mohdin, Quartz
  94. Venezolanos rechazan propuesta de congresista de restringir su ingreso a Perú, Gestión

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. Rehashing the Jimmy G trade with Mike Francesa and Bill’s dad, Bill Simmons, The Ringer
  2. A rare interview with Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, The New Yorker

Books

  1. Workers Councils by Anton Pannekoek. Middletown: Prism Key Press.
  2. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates. New York: One World Publishing.

YouTube Videos

1. Motives driving the protests in Iran

2. 2017 in Review: Japan rises again

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Media Roundup for December 2017

News Articles

  1. Tatum’s cool, calm and collected in crunch time, Taylor C. Snow, Celtics
  2. Half of Colombia’s peace process stuck in Congress for almost a year, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  3. Honduras election: protesters clash with police as opposition cries foul, Nina Lakhani and Heather Gies, The Guardian
  4. Venezuela is collapsing. Why is its president messing with the one thing that works?, Zeeshan Aleem, Vox
  5. Will the Feds nail Venezuela’s (ex) UN ambassador?, Benny Avni, The Daily Beast
  6. Racism 101: Stop explaining shit to white people, Tynesha M, Kinfolk Collective
  7. Flynn prepared to testify that Trump directed him to contact Russians about ISIS, confidant says, Brian Ross, Matthew Mosk and Josh Margolin, ABC News
  8. Kushner is senior transition official who ordered Flynn to contact Russia, Brandon Carter, The Hill
  9. Clinton on Matt Lauer: ‘Every day I believe more in karma’, John Bowden, The Hill
  10. Why they still need their big lies about socialism, Danny Katch, Socialist Worker
  11. Allison Williams tells Seth Meyers what white audiences won’t accept about her Get Out character, Teresa Jusino, The Mary Sue
  12. Why the UN is investigating extreme poverty … in America, the world’s richest nation, Ed Pilkigton, The Guardian
  13. Almagro se alinea con el sector más duro de la oposición venezolana, Efecto Cocuyo
  14. Koch brothers sue Venezuela to collect $409 million, Luis Alonso Lugo, The Washington Post
  15. Maduro unveils ‘The Petro’: Venezuela’s official cryptocurrency to ‘overcome financial blockade’, Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge
  16. Yemen catastrophe: How Ali Abdullah Saleh led Yemen from unity to devastation, Haaretz
  17. Deposed Yemen strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed, Zayd Ahmed and Alexandra Zavis, LA Times
  18. ‘Hunger is returning to Brazil’: Former President Lula, TeleSur
  19. US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation, Ivan Moreno, Larry Fenn and Michael Melia, AP
  20. WaPo’s one-sided cheerleading for coup and intervention in Venezuela, Adam Johnson, FAIR
  21. Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban, AP
  22. Americans must decide who we really are, Bill Clinton, The New York Times
  23. Gobierno venezolano condiciona elecciones presidenciales, El Espectador
  24. US document certifies Honduras as supporting rights amid vote crisis, Patricia Zengerle, Reuters
  25. The President of Honduras is deploying US-trained forces against election protesters, Lee Fang and Danielle Marie Mackey, The Intercept
  26. On the fraudulent election in Honduras, International Action Center
  27. Honduras: police refuse to obey government as post-election chaos deepens, Sarah Kinosian, The Guardian
  28. ABC News suspends Brian Ross for 4 weeks over erroneous Flynn story, Oliver Darcy, CNN
  29. Paul Manafort ghostwrote op-ed with intel-tied Russian *last week,* says Mueller’s team, Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post
  30. Jared Kushner failed to disclose he led a foundation funding illegal Israeli settlements before UN vote, Chris Riotta, Newsweek
  31. Alabama Republicans say allegations against Roy Moore false, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto, CBS News
  32. German pilots ground 222 flights after refusing to deport asylum seekers, Jon Sharman, The Independent
  33. These towns show there is plenty of hope for peace in Colombia, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  34. Workers get nothing when they produce more? Wrong, Noah Smith, Bloomberg
  35. Santos apelará por curules de paz ante tribunales, El Tiempo
  36. It’s official: Venezuela enters hyperinflation, Frank Muci, Caracas Chronicles
  37. Analysis of the EU’s Venezuela sanctions, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  38. US government must pressure Honduran authorities to respect human rights, restore credibility in its election process, WOLA
  39. Brutal backdoor cover in Celtics-Mavs game leaves TD Garden fan heartbroken, Darren Hartwell, NESN
  40. Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and orders US embassy to move, Mark Landler, The New York Times
  41. Trump White House weighing plans for private spies to counter ‘deep state’ enemies, Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept
  42. State Department pays think tank nearly $1 million to work with Venezuelan opposition, Franco Ordonez and Kyra Gurney, McClatchy DC Bureau
  43. Trump White House weighing plans for private spies to counter ‘deep state’ enemies, Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept
  44. Baker continues fund-raising with RNC, despite its support of Moore, Frank Phillips, Boston Globe
  45. The pundits were wrong about Assad and the Islamic State. As usual, they’re not willing to admit it, Max Abrahms and John Glaser, Los Angeles Times
  46. Boston. Racism. Image. Reality, The Boston Globe
  47. A brand new Boston, even whiter than the old, The Boston Globe
  48. Harvey Weinstein is my monster too, Salma Hayek, The New York Times
  49. Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco, Melia Robinson, Business Insider
  50. The Alabama election is the latest example of the political power of black women, P.R. Lockhart, Vox
  51. Alt-right hyped sexual harassment hoax to attack Schumer, Kelly Weill, The Daily Beast
  52. Omarosa grew ‘fed up’ with Trump’s handling of racial issues — and was tempted to quit after Charlottesville, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  53. FCC votes to end net neutrality, making internet harder for poor to access, Kelly Weill, The Daily Beast
  54. These tech jobs will probably be safe from automation well into the 2040s, Forbes
  55. Activist DeRay Mckesson sues Judge Jeanine Pirro and her employer, Fox News, for defamation, Imani Gandy, Rewire
  56. Trumpism never existed. It was always just Trump, Jane Coaston, Vox
  57. U.S. Senate Reports Reveal Internal Disagreements over Technology and Border Wall Funding, Personnel Priorities in Administration’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  58. We demand recognition for the chavista and communard peoples’ right to political participation, Venezuela Analysis
  59. Puerto Rico grid fix won’t meet governor’s plan, corps says, Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg
  60. At ESPN, the problems for women run deep, Jenn Abelson, The Boston Globe
  61. Exjefe de industria petrolera venezolana dice que quiere ser candidato presidencial, Reuters
  62. Jignesh Mevani interview: ‘Fascism is fascism. It will ruin our country if we stay silent any longer’, Betwa Sharma, The Huffington Post
  63. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle, Cornel West, The Guardian
  64. World’s most expensive home? Another bauble for a Saudi Prince, Nicholas Kulish and Michael Forsythe, The New York Times
  65. We’re witnessing the wholesale looting of America, Matthew Yglesias, Vox
  66. The origin countries of ISIS weaponry, Niall McCarthy, Forbes
  67. Honduras’ electoral authority declares incumbent President the winner of elections, despite statistical near-impossibility, CEPR co-director says, CEPR
  68. The Senate’s Russia investigation is now looking into Jill Stein, Emma Loop, BuzzFeed
  69. ICEFI presents a book on the economic and social effects of a universal basic income in Guatemala from 2019 to 2030, Palbo X. Yanes Rizo, BIEN
  70. Trump’s game of chicken with North Korea, Owen Miller, Socialist Worker
  71. How much should you care about Russiagate?, Danny Katch, Socialist Worker
  72. A ‘new era’ for China?, Charlie Hore, Socialist Worker
  73. Syria’s Assad calls US-backed Kurdish fighters ‘traitors’, Yahoo!
  74. America’s blind eye to Honduras’ tyrant, Silvio Carrillo, The New York Times
  75. Top 5 buzzer-beaters in recent Celtics history, Marc D’Amico, NBA Celtics
  76. From an ex-neoliberal: why Ta-Nehisi Coates keeps talking about white supremacy, Michael Harriot, The Root
  77. Trump threatens to end American aid: ‘We’re watching those votes’ at the UN, Mark Landler, The New York Times
  78. Payoffs, threats, and secret marriages, Hannah Allam, BuzzFeed
  79. The EPA’s ties to a GOP opposition firm go far beyond a PR contract, Rebecca Leber, Russ Choma and Andy Kroll, Mother Jones
  80. Apple confirmed a longtime conspiracy theory — and gave regular customers a big reason to distrust it, Troy Wolverton, Business Insider
  81. After the peace accord, violence persists in Colombia’s coca regions, Isabel Peñaranda and Gerald Bermudez, NACLA
  82. Palestinians in Jerusalem: UN vote ‘pointless exercise’, Zena Tahhan, al-Jazeera
  83. US follows Mexico in backing disputed Honduran vote result, Arshad Mohammed and Gustavo Palencia, Reuters
  84. Gobierno de Venezuela dice que economía se contrajo 16,5 pct en 2016, Reuters
  85. Who’s to blame in Venezuela, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  86. Trump and EPN agree on Honduras, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  87. The Lessons of ‘American War’, Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic
  88. Israel to maintain ties with Austria’s far-right FPO, Patrick Strickland, al-Jazeera
  89. A conservative nonprofit that seeks to transform college campuses faces allegations of racial bias and illegal campaign activity, Jane Mayer, The New Yorker
  90. Honduras’ rebellion against a fixed election, Arturo Rivera, Socialist Worker
  91. #MeToo shakes the Washington elite, Socialist Worker
  92. Bitcoin lost a third of its value in 24 hours, Daniel Shane, CNN
  93. Trump threat to cut aid faces credibility test after UN vote, Josh Lederman, The Washington Post
  94. La pobreza en Venezuela: ¿Somos un país de hambrientos?, Neftalí Reyes, Aporrea
  95. Past debates echo in split between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, John Eligon, The New York Times
  96. Opositor Nasralla dice que reclamo por presidencia de Honduras es “causa perdida”, Gustavo Palencia, Reuters
  97. Trump administration considers separating families to combat illegal immigration, Caitlin Dickerson and Ron Nixon, The New York Times
  98. At Vice, cutting-edge media and allegations of old-school sexual harassment, Emily Steel, The New York Times
  99. Stoking fears, Trump defied bureaucracy to advanced immigration agenda, Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times
  100. The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment, German Lopez, Vox
  101. US cuts funds for UN after ‘null and void’ vote, Kimberly Atkins, The Boston Herald
  102. Presidente el país al borde de una implosión, Julio R. Caraballo, Aporrea
  103. ¿Por qué Maduro liberó a 36 presos políticos en Navidad?, El Espectador
  104. Constituyente venezolana analiza aumento de gasolina para atacar contrabando, El Espectador
  105. Universal basic income is no panacea for us – and Labour shouldn’t back it, Sonia Sodha, The Guardian
  106. Farewell, neoliberalism: An interview with Wolfgang Streeck, Johannes Lenhard and Rebecca Liu, King’s Review
  107. What it’s like to betray Antifa to the cops – and get caught, Katie Shepherd, Willamette Week
  108. Trump sent fewer Mexicans home from US in 2017 than Obama in 2016, Brett Samuels, The Hill
  109. Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, Kim Chandler, AP
  110. How Trump and disruption politics may impact Latin American elections in 2018, Arturo Sarukhan, Brookings
  111. With the rise of the alt-right, Latino white supremacy may not be a contradiction in terms, Gabriela Resto-Moreno, Mic
  112. Portugal desmiente a Maduro: ‘No exportamos perniles’, Runrun.es
  113. Extreme poverty returns to America, Premilla Nadasen, The Washington Post
  114. Crime in New York City plunges to a level not seen since the 1950s, Ashley Southall, The New York Times
  115. Venezuelans protest over pork shortage, Maduro blames Portugal, Corina Pons and Girish Gupta, Reuters
  116. Rubio: GOP tax bill ‘probably went too far’ to help corporations, Sylvan Lane, The Hill
  117. BBC interview on the pernil protests, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  118. Venezuela probes ex-oil czar Ramirez over alleged graft scheme, Deisy Buitrago and Marianna Parraga, Reuters
  119. ‘White genocide’ prof resigns from Drexel, Toni Airaksinen, Campus Reform
  120. Facebook says it is deleting accounts at the direction of the US and Israeli governments, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
  121. Iranian cities hit by anti-government protests, BBC
  122. How can Trump help Iran’s protesters? Be quiet, Philip Gordon, The New York Times
  123. Colombia sería potencia en energía solar porque recibe 30% más radiación, Katherin Alfonso, La República

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. When a Latino tries to join the ‘alt-right’, Andres Caballero, Latino USA

Books

  1. Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War by Abbey Steele. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  2. El triunfo del NO: La paradoja emocional detrás del plebiscito, Andrei Gómez-Suárez. Bogotá: Icono.
  3. How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

YouTube Videos

1. What does Saleh’s killing mean for Yemen?

2. What Thursday’s FCC vote means for gaming

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