Media Roundup for October 2017

News Articles

  1. Catalan referendum: ‘Hundreds hurt’ as police try to stop voters, BBC
  2. FC Barcelona statement, FC Barcelona
  3. Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colon returns to Puerto Rico with a clean drinking water mission, Mandalit Del Barco, NPR
  4. Multiple weapons found in Las Vegas gunman’s hotel room, The New York Times
  5. How to heal the left-liberal divide, Pete Davis, Current Affairs
  6. Colbert asked Ta-Nehisi Coates if he has hope for America. Coates said no., Constance Grady, Vox
  7. Venezuela’s fragile revolution, Steve Ellner, Monthly Review
  8. United States rejects UN resolution condemning use of death penalty to target LGBTQ people, Zack Ford, Think Progress
  9. Catalan referendum: Anti-police strike hits public services, BBC
  10. Erdogan, Rouhani stand together against Iraqi Kurdish state, Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor
  11. Puerto Rico needs aid, not an occupation, Nicole Colson, Socialist Worker
  12. Southwest says she was forced off a plane over dog allergies. The woman has a very different account, Mary Hui, The Washington Post
  13. Catalonia to declare independence within days after Spanish King’s TV address, Alastair Jamieson, NBC News
  14. Internal emails show ICE agents struggling to substantiate Trump’s lies about immigrants, Alice Speri, The Intercept
  15. The Needle Drop pioneered music review vlogs. His lesser-known channel pandered to the alt-right, Ezra Marcus, The Fader
  16. The Republican Party isn’t cracking up. It’s getting even stronger, Jeet Heer, New Republic
  17. Putin tells Maduro: we’ll keep cooperating with you on economy, Reuters
  18. Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation, Andrew Masterson, Cosmos
  19. I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise, Leah Libresco, The Washington Post
  20. Matias jumps into Third District congressional race, Jim O’Sullivan, The Boston Globe
  21. Las Vegas police release bodycam footage; ATF says gunman had ‘bump fire’ stocks, Laurel Wamsley, NPR
  22. Las Vegas gunman scouted locations in Boston and Chicago, officials say, Tom Winter, Jonathan Dienst and Jon Schuppe, NBC News
  23. Cam Newton says it’s ‘funny’ hearing female reporter ‘talk about routes’, Joseph Zucker, Bleacher Report
  24. House panel approves $10B for border wall, Rafael Bernal, The Hill
  25. Harvey Weinstein paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, The New York Times
  26. Trump calls meeting with military leaders ‘the calm before the storm’, Eileen Sullivan and Mark Landler, The New York Times
  27. We snuck into Seattle’s super secret white nationalist convention, David Lewis, The Stranger
  28. Alt-White: How the Breitbart machine laundered racist hate, Joseph Bernstein, BuzzFeed
  29. The downside of baseball’s data revolution – long games, less action, Brian Costa and Jared Diamond, The Wall Street Journal
  30. Trump to ‘decertify’ Iran nuclear deal next week, Rebecca Kheel, The Hill
  31. Cowboys will bench any player who ‘disrespects’ flag, Todd Archer, ESPN
  32. The FBI’s new US terrorist threat: ‘black identity extremists’, Jana Winter and Sharon Weinberger, Foreign Policy
  33. ESPN suspends Jemele Hill two weeks for no good reason, Tom Ley, Dead Spin
  34. Confusion surrounds bloody incident linked to Colombia coca eradication, Tristan Clavel, Insight Crime
  35. Sisi rewards each player of football team LE1.5 mn for qualifying for World Cup, Al Masry Youm, Egypt Independent
  36. Conservatives are the real campus thought police squashing academic freedom, George Ciccariello-Maher, The Washington Post
  37. Roger Goodell sends letter to NFL teams, wants players to stand during anthem, Kevin Seifert, ESPN
  38. From aggressive overtures to sexual assault: Harvey Weinstein’s accusers tell their stories, Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker
  39. IMF says Venezuela’s inflation rate may rise beyond 2,300% in 2018, Patricia Laya and Catarina Saraiva, Bloomberg
  40. University of Wisconsin approves protest punishment policy, Todd Richmond, ABC
  41. The niña, the pinta and Hurricane Maria, Ricardo Arroyo-Montano, United for a Fair Economy
  42. Fish Hook Theory is real, Beth Lynch, Progressive Army
  43. Controversial professor placed on leave, Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
  44. US police killings undercounted by half, study using Guardian data finds, Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian
  45. Puerto Rico relief bill cancels $16 billion in debt – but not for Puerto Rico, David Dayen, The Intercept
  46. US quits Unesco over ‘anti-Israel bias’, BBC
  47. Princess Nokia throws hot soup at subway racist, Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork
  48. Are social media bots a threat to democracy?, Ryan de Laurea, Socialist Worker
  49. Was Stalinism inevitable?, Eric Blanc, Socialist Worker
  50. Why did Vikings have ‘Allah’ embroidered into funeral clothes?, BBC
  51. Mid-October Venezuela briefing: governor’s elections and international context, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  52. HIV advocacy groups pressure global fund to take action in Venezuela, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  53. Democratizing the protest, Guillermo Sardi, Caracas Chronicles
  54. Julio Borges, Unplugged, Emiliana Duarte and Andrés Rojas Jiménez, Caracas Chronicles
  55. A comment on: ‘a trans-atlantic manifesto in times of Trump – A German perspective’ by foreign policy experts, Tom O’Donnell, The Global Barrel
  56. ESPN can’t stick to sports. But can it stick by its talent?, Bill Simmons, The Ringer
  57. ¿Qué tendría que hacer la oposición para verificar si hubo fraude el #15Oct?, Shari Avedaño, Efecto Cocuyo
  58. Venezuelan opposition denounces latest vote as ruling party makes gains, Kirk Semple, The New York Times
  59. CNE has revealed its numbers, now MUD needs to do its job, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  60. ‘Pido perdón por mi padre’: hijo del comandante paramilitar ‘Jorge 40’, El Espectador
  61. Hay riesgos, pero el proceso de paz está en marcha, Carolina Ávila, El Espectador
  62. Pilotos de Avianca siguen en huelga, a pesar de ultimátum de la compañía, El Espectador
  63. FARC dissident factions total 500: prosecution, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  64. Raqqa recaptured from Islamic State by US-backed forces, Saeed Kamali, The Guardian
  65. Is Rick Scott’s State Of Emergency targeting Richard Spencer? Critics say it dangerously misses the mark, Seth Millstein, Bustle
  66. LeBron James consoles Gordon Hayward after star suffers gruesome ankle injury, Joseph Zucker, Bleacher Report
  67. Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick resolution needed before more talks with owners, Brady Henderson, ESPN
  68. Dear White People: Be more like Gregg Popovich, Shaun King, The Intercept

Radio Interviews and Podcasts

  1. Critical Race Theory and Black Liberation w/ Zoé Samudzi, Revolutionary Left Radio
  2. The New Atheists: Celebrity Crusaders for Empire, Citations Needed

Books

  1. Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law by James Q. Whitman. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  2. Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in Syrian Kurdistan by Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga. London: Pluto Press.

YouTube Videos

1. Trump guts Obamacare with Executive Order

2. Isaiah Thomas’ hip injury adds to his frustration with Danny Ainge

3. The classical liberal’s descent into fascism

4. Abdication of King Salman in Saudi Arabia

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Media Roundup for September 2017

News Articles

  1. Minnesotans want to replace statue of Columbus with Prince, Daniela Cobos, Alternet
  2. In Venezuela, cooking with firewood as currency collapses, Ana Vanessa Herrero and Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  3. Assessing the first month of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  4. As Dems play catch-up on Venezuela, immigration attack could fall short, Alex Daugherty, Miami Herald
  5. Lo que debe saber sobre las FARC como partido político, TeleSur
  6. La nueva Farc, Juanita Leon, La Silla Vacia
  7. Myanmar says clearing of Rohingya is unfinished business from WWII, James Hookway, The Wall Street Journal
  8. PD: 2 badly injured in Brighton hit-and-run, Alexandra Prim, NECN
  9. China’s oil lifeline to North Korea targeted after nuclear blast, Bloomberg
  10. If DACA ends, here’s what the program’s recipients need to know about their rights, Remezcla
  11. Tras más de 50 años de guerra el gobierno de Colombia y el ELN anuncian una tregua, Natalio Cosoy, BBC
  12. Álvaro Uribe pide que lo perdonen y lo defiendan ante “tal error”, El Espectador
  13. Brazil’s leftist hero basks in adulation as he bids to revive political fortunes, Dom Phillips, The Guardian
  14. The nuclear threat that Trumps them all, Steve Leigh and Alan Maass, Socialist Worker
  15. New Clinton book blasts Sanders for ‘lasting damage’ in 2016 race, Dan Merica, CNN
  16. Trump just turned DACA into a ticking time bomb for 800,000 immigrants, Dara Lind, Vox
  17. Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border – government sources in Dhaka, Krishna N. Das, Reuters
  18. SASC Chairman McCain sends letter to daw Aung San Suu Kyi requesting adherence to human rights obligations, John McCain
  19. Hurricane Irma just became the strongest hurricane on record in the Atlantic Basin, Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones
  20. Daily Caller raked by Twitter after disaster take slamming Utah nurse, Caleb Ecarma, Mediaite
  21. This is for Boston, Isaiah Thomas, The Players’ Tribune
  22. Se recrudece la violencia contra excombatientes de las Farc y sus familias, German Gomez Polo, El Espectador
  23. Forceful Chief of Staff grates on Trump, and the feeling is mutual, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
  24. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin: ‘Bernie Sanders set up the crooked Hillary image’, Justin Baragona, Mediaite
  25. The moral answer to North Korea threats: Take them out!, Ralph Peters, New York Post
  26. Michael Bennett: Las Vegas police threatened to ‘blow my f*cking head off’, Harry Lyles Jr., SB Nation
  27. Trump has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Chuck Schumer to get rid of the debt ceiling permanently, Bob Bryan, Business Insider
  28. DeVos says she’ll rescind Obama’s Title IX sexual assault guidelines, CBS News
  29. Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election, Carol D. Leonnig, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post
  30. Maduro a la ANC: Venezuela no estaba preparada para el quibre del modelo rentista petrolero, Punto de Corte
  31. The rise of the Valkyries, Seyward Darby, Harper’s Magazine
  32. Venezuela’s government is turning Trump’s threats into a call to arms, Rachelle Krygier and Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post
  33. Venezuela sanctions aim at behavior, not regime change, Luis Alonso Lugo, US News
  34. Russia: Venezuela has problems fulfilling obligations on debt, Reuters
  35. Venezuela’s Maduro says will shun US dollar in favor of yuan, others, Reuters
  36. Venezuela asks to restructure Russian debt, Henry Foy and Robin Wigglesworth, Financial Times
  37. ESPN tried to kick Jemele Hill off the air and replace her with another black host, Lindsay Gibbs, Think Progress
  38. Fenway Park security confiscate ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ fan banner, Adam Wells, Bleacher Report
  39. To all the Black men watching the NFL, here’s what Philadelphia Eagles owner thinks about Colin Kaepernick, Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root
  40. What just happened What Just Happened at the Open Society Foundations? And what comes next?, David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy
  41. An era of authoritarian influence?, Thorsten Benner, Foreign Affairs
  42. Talk about talks: the latest push for dialogue in Venezuela, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  43. Panamin, Gaby J. Miller, Caracas Chronicles
  44. Harvard withdraws invitation to Chelsea Manning after backlash, Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico
  45. GOP feels betrayed by Trump’s dealmaking with Dems, Burgess Everett, Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey, Politico
  46. Despite outrage over Rohingya crisis, few call for sanctions on Myanmar, Austin Ramzy, The New York Times
  47. Is Trump a White Supremacist?, Charles M. Blow, The New York Times
  48. Trump lawyers clash over how much to cooperate with Russia inquiry, Peter Baker and Kenneth P. Vogel, The New York Times
  49. Sean Hannity’s Defense of the Trump Tax Cuts? Rich People Will Buy Boats (Seriously), Aidan McLaughlin, Mediaite
  50. The new GOP health-care measure goes further than the failed one, Paige Winfield Cunningham, The Washington Post
  51. Iran’s president warns US will pay ‘high cost’ if Trump ditches nuclear deal, Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill
  52. With combative style and epithets, Trump takes America first to the UN, Peter Baker and Rick Gladstone, The New York Times
  53. Bitcoin’s wild ride shows the truth: it is probably worth zero, James Mackintosh, The Wall Street Journal
  54. Is retraction the new rebuttal?, Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
  55. Spain’s government moves to halt independence vote for Catalonia, sparking protests, Lauren Frayer, Los Angeles Times
  56. Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power, BBC
  57. ‘The state is broken’ in Guatemala and only social movements can fix it, Jeff Abbott, Upside Down World
  58. Is the U.S. sabotaging peace in Colombia?, Isabel Peñaranda, Socialist Worker
  59. The madness of Donald Trump, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
  60. Undercover with the alt-right, Jesse Singal, The New York Times
  61. North Korea hits new level of brinkmanship in reacting to Trump, Choe Sant-Hung, The New York Times
  62. Behind new Obamacare repeal vote: ‘furious’ GOP donors, Carl Hulse, The New York Times
  63. Trump mulls new order to replace travel ban, no decision yet, Yeganeh Torbati and Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
  64. US expands travel ban to include N Korea, BBC
  65. Poll: only 24% of Americans approve of Graham-Cassidy, Jeff Stein, Vox
  66. John McCain just dealt the GOP’s latest healthcare bill a critical blow, Joe Perticone, Business Insider
  67. ‘Thousands of people could die’: 70,000 in Puerto Rico urged to evacuate with dam in ‘imminent’ danger, Samantha Schmidt, Katie Zezima, Sandhya Somashekhar and Daniel Cassady, The Washington Post
  68. Students chant ‘Get Out’ during James Comey’s speech at Howard University, Kate Samuelson, Time
  69. Facebook plans big overhaul of political ads after criticism, Sarah Frier, Bloomberg
  70. Less than 25% of Republicans in Congress endorse border wall funding in USA Today survey, Paul Singer, USA Today
  71. A’s catcher becomes first MLB player to kneel during National Anthem, Scott Rogust, 12up
  72. Jaguars, Ravens players kneel during anthem amid Trump’s criticism, Brandon Carter, The Hill
  73. The Trump administration rejects its own study finding refugees help the economy, Kelly Swanson, Vox
  74. Location scout for Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ shot dead in Mexico, Anna Marie de la Fuente, Business Insider
  75. Giving the Deep State more leeway to kill with drones, Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic
  76. Trump calls for boycott if NFL doesn’t crack down on Anthem protests, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times
  77. Anthony Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting with teenager, Benjamin Weiser, The New York Times
  78. Kushner used private email to conduct White House business, Josh Dawsey, Politico
  79. NASCAR owners say they wouldn’t tolerate national anthem protests at races, Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill
  80. Stephen Curry, on a ‘surreal’ day, confronts a Presidential snub, Scott Cacciola, The New York Times
  81. It’s true, the government paid the NFL to stand for the National Anthem, Elura Nanos, Law Newz
  82. Tom Brady: “I certainly disagree” with Trump’s NFL comments, Shannon Vavra, Axios
  83. NFL owners and executives who protested Donald Trump are the biggest hypocrites yet, Shaun King, The Intercept
  84. Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for US guns, Mike Stone and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters
  85. Spanish police storm Catalan government buildings to stop independence referendum, Jon Stone, The Independent
  86. Merkel chastised as far-right surge taints fourth-term win, Patrick Donahue, Birgit Jennen and Rainer Buergin, Bloomberg
  87. King Salman orders driving licenses for women, Al Arabiya
  88. In major shift, Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive, Christopher Brennan, New York Daily News
  89. The streets are ‘not safe’: Puerto Rico begs US for help, Pablo Venes, The Daily Beast
  90. US not waiving foreign ship restrictions for PR, The Washington Post
  91. Fans share texts to Kyrie Irving after Celtics twitter posts his phone number, Andrew Gould, Bleacher Report
  92. 7 arrested for ‘promoting sexual deviancy’ after raising rainbow flag at Mashrou’ Leila gig, Mada Masr
  93. Susan Collins become third no vote to kill Graham-Cassidy O’Care repeal bill, Alice Ollstein, Talking Points Memo
  94. Trump calls Dallas Cowboys’ anthem demonstration ‘progress’, Benjamin Hoffman, The New York Times
  95. The NFL has always been political, Travis Waldron, The Huffington Post
  96. ‘Despicable’: Steve Schmidt blasts ‘racist’ Trump for stoking division with NFL feud, Ken Meyer, Mediaite
  97. Scarborough slams Trump for attacking ‘dying’ McCain: You have no humanity’, Aidan McLaughlin, Mediaite
  98. College basketball coaches charged with accepting bribes in federal corruption case, Will Hobson and Matt Bonesteel, The Washington Post
  99. DHS planning to collect social media info on all immigrants, Max Greenwood, The Hill
  100. Saudi Arabia: Official hate speech targets minorities, Juan Cole, Informed Comment
  101. The real reason Saudi Arabia will let women drive and it’s not about women’s rights, Haaretz
  102. More than 92% of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan back independence, Martin Chulov, The Guardian
  103. In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors. To buy food, they became prostitutes, Jim Wyss, Miami Herald
  104. Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars, Alastair Gee, The Guardian
  105. Puerto Rican debt holders respond to catastrophic hurricane by offering Puerto Rico more debt, David Dayen, The Intercept
  106. Trump waives shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico for hurricane relief, Anne Gearan, The Washington Post
  107. The system failed, Danny Katch, Jacobin
  108. Decolonising research methodology must include undoing its dirty history, Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, The Conversation
  109. Ruling the world for good under Sanders?, Ashley Smith, Socialist Worker
  110. ‘Dance, monkey!’ Massachusetts official slammed for ‘racial’ attack against protesting Patriots players, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  111. ‘What is going on in that man’s mind?’ Trump voters baffled by NFL tweets while Puerto Rico suffers, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  112. Thanks but no thanks for the shout out, Mr. President, Christopher Sabatini, Global Americans
  113. Good riddance to an abusive creep, Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs
  114. Petition to remove Ray Lewis statue gets 50,000 signatures after he knelt for the national anthem, Sam Belden, Business Insider
  115. “Un gobierno totalitario como el de Maduro nunca está negociando, está tratando de engañarte y hacerte perder el tiempo”, Leonardo Mindez, Infobae
  116. The right way to do regime change in Venezuela, Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Bloomberg
  117. #LaPulla: Medellín sí sabe cómo dejar de matarse, El Espectador
  118. Narcos: Life after Escobar?, Steven Cohen, NACLA
  119. Catalonia’s right to decide, Jaime Pastor, Socialist Worker
  120. We’re DACA recipients, but we’re fighting for all undocumented immigrants, Armando Aparicio, David Zlutnick and Leighton Akio, The Nation
  121. Why did Sports Illustrated erase Colin Kaepernick?, Ameer Hasan Loggins and Christopher Petrella, The Guardian
  122. Price out as HHS secretary after private plane scandal, Kevin Liptak and Miranda Green, CNN
  123. Dakota Access developer gives North Dakota $15M toward security costs, James MacPherson, Star Tribune
  124. Women are being harassed for speaking out about a Muslim preacher’s misconduct allegations, Hannah Allam, BuzzFeed
  125. Egypt: Six men facing anal examinations for ‘debauchery’ amid homophobic crackdown, Amnesty International
  126. Trump attacks ‘nasty’ San Juan mayor and accuses Puerto Rico workers of being lazy in vicious tweet frenzy, Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Books

  1. Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-right by Angela Nagle. Winchester: Zero Books.
  2. The Last Day of Oppression and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left by Jeffery R. Webber. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

YouTube Videos

1. Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

2. Shannon Sharpe’s response to President Trump’s comments about the NFL in Alabama

3. Planning for climate disaster: David Harvey and Thanu Yakupitiyage

4. Why exports alone can’t make poor countries rich

5. Assessing Venezuela’s new political context and international responses

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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
  89. The right’s hate won’t go unopposed in Boston, Ryan Gannon, Socialist Worker
  90. Santos calls on international community to step up pressure on Venezuela, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  91. Yes, what about the ‘Alt-Left’?, Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
  92. ¡AGÚZATE!, Programa Somos Defensores
  93. US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies, John Davison, Reuters
  94. Facebook shut down employee chat room over harassing messages, Deepa Seetharaman, The Wall Street Journal
  95. What we know about the ‘free speech’ rally planned this weekend on Boston Common, Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Dialynn Dwyer and John Waller, Boston.com
  96. Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress’ powers, AP
  97. Trump tells aides he has decided to remove Stephen Bannon, Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
  98. Bannon out: Prepare for war, Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire
  99. Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: ‘I was invisible’, Sam Levin, The Guardian
  100. Mexico’s top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis, Reuters
  101. US government demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump protest website, Julia Carrie Wong and Olivia Solon, The Guardian
  102. ‘He is stubborn and doesn’t realize how bad this is getting’, Nancy Cook and Josh Dawsey, Politico
  103. Exfiscal de Venezuela Luisa Ortega llega a Colombia con su esposo, Reuters
  104. Asamblea Constituyente asume competencias legislativas de la Asamblea Nacional, Ibis Leon, Efecto Cocuyo
  105. Why these counterprotesters denounced hate at the “Free Speech Rally”, Britni de la Cretaz, Teen Vogue
  106. How Trump ruined my relationship with my white mother, Panama Jackson, The Root
  107. Bannon Was Set for a Graceful Exit. Then Came Charlottesville, Jeremy W. Peters and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
  108. Steve Bannon reportedly wants Priebus to testify to Mueller that Jared Kushner was behind Comey’s firing, Sonam Sheth, Business Insider
  109. Far-right student leaving BU for Ala. to be with ‘more like-minded people’, Dugan Arnett, Boston Globe
  110. A random guy poured coffee all over Alex Jones, Gabrielle Bruney, Esquire
  111. ‘Apparently my haircut is considered a neo-Nazi statement’: Colorado man escapes knife attack after being confused for a fascist, Joe Barracato, Raw Story
  112. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin just put out a statement about why he hasn’t quit in disgust, Dara Lind, Vox
  113. Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump’s frequent travel, large family, Kevin Johnson, USA Today
  114. A most American terrorist: The making of Dylann Roof, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, GQ
  115. ESPN pulls Asian-American announcer from Virginia football game because he has a Confederate general’s name, Fox News
  116. Progressives prepare to serve Bernie Sanders petition to start new party, Michael Sainato, Observer
  117. The insidious Libertarian-to-Alt-Right pipeline, Matt Lewis, The Daily Beast
  118. Prisoner almost executed before new DNA test saved his life, Emilie Plesset, The Daily Beast
  119. Even with affirmative action, Blacks and Hispanics are more underrepresented at top colleges than 35 years ago, Jeremy Ashkenas, Haeyoun Park and Adam Pearce, The New York Times
  120. McConnell, in private, doubts if Trump can save presidency, Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, The New York Times
  121. Syria opposition told to come to terms with Assad’s survival, Zeina Karam, AP
  122. La fiscal rebelde de Venezuela acusa a Maduro y su ‘número dos’ de cobrar sobornos millonarios, Afonso Benites, El Pais
  123. Jaylen Brown says Celtics fans burning Isaiah Thomas’ jersey is ‘pathetic’, Mike Chiari, Bleacher Report
  124. Doubling down on (dys)functional price controls, Anabella Abadi M, Caracas Chronicles
  125. More US-Venezuela sanctions brewing, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  126. More evidence Exxon misled the public about Climate Change, Rebecca Leber, Wired
  127. Trump’s border wall could cause a government shutdown, Matt Fuller, The Huffington Post
  128. People are fleeing Trump’s side in artful fashion, Charles P. Pierce, Esquire
  129. A Federal Judge put hundreds of immigrants behind bars while her husband invested in private prisons, Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones
  130. Virginia judge denies bail to crying neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell, Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story
  131. Franken seen as reluctant 2020 candidate, Amie Parnes and Devin Henry, The Hill
  132. Chechen leader Kadyrov presses divorcees to reunite, BBC

  133. Trump pardons Joe Arpaio, who became face of crackdown on illegal immigration, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
  134. Catastrophic flooding ‘beyond anything experienced’ in Houston and ‘expected to worsen’, Jason Samenow, Angela Fritz and Greg Porter, The Washington Post
  135. Texas officials say at least nine dead as Harvey flooding continues, Kevin Sullivan and Mark Berman, The Washington Post
  136. A man who claimed he was stabbed after being mistaken for a neo-Nazi was lying, Nidhi Prakash, BuzzFeed
  137. Trump to reverse ban on local police using military equipment, Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill
  138. La primera ley de la Constituyente: Prevenir el escrache y el odio en las redes sociales, Aporrea
  139. Is Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey enough?, Josh Dawsey, Politico
  140. Cocaína colombiana representa el 92 % de lo incautado en EEUU, El Tiempo
  141. El Acuerdo de Paz, a paso lento, El Espectador
  142. TLV: PARTS I, II, AND III, Sumaiya Zama
  143. Trump frustration with Tillerson rising fast, Jonathan Swan, Axios
  144. Video shows man shooting at crowd during Charlottesville rally, with no police response, Carla Herreria, The Huffington Post
  145. Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, Jessica Dickler, CNBC
  146. Oklahoma Police Chief set to quit after being linked to neo-Nazi websites, Tom Porter, Newsweek
  147. When Nazis filled Madison Square Garden, Gordon F. Sander, Politico
  148. Floods kill over 1,200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, al-Jazeera
  149. ICE plans to start destroying records of immigrant abuse, including sexual assault and deaths in custody, Victoria Lopez, ACLU
  150. Study: a universal basic income would grow the economy, Dylan Matthews, Vox
  151. The solution to our housing crisis is to let communities own property, Michelle Chen, The Nation
  152. Trump’s shrinking West Wing, Annie Karni, Politico
  153. Chris Christie: Ted Cruz is ‘dead wrong’ for defending Superstorm Sandy vote, Katie Reilly, Time
  154. A Cultural Sociological take on the Venezuela Conflict, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  155. ‘Hope is gone’ as Venezuelan protesters vanish from streets, Ryan Dube, The Wall Street Journal
  156. Longing for spring: Will democracy return to Venezuela in 2018?, Andrés Cañizález, Global Americans
  157. The Hour of Liberation has arrived, Elías Jaua Milano, TeleSur
  158. Venezuela’s future, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  159. Venezuela’s path to a debt restructuring grows more treacherous, Robin Wigglesworth, Financial Times
  160. America sanctioned Venezuela. Then it offered $5 million in aid to Harvey victims, Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post
  161. I was a mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s plan is garbage, Sean McFate, Politico

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
  4. Episode 39: Muslim immigration to Argentina, Understanding Latin American Politics
  5. Venezuelan protests simmer, but the ‘Resistance’ is still alive, NPR
  6. Punching Nazis, Delete Your Account
  7. Historian Mark Bray explores Antifa’s roots, KQED Radio

Books

  1. Women and Socialism: Class, Race and Capital by Sharon Smith. Chicago: Haymarket Books.
  2. The Essential Rosa Luxemburg: Reform or Revolution and the Mass Strike by Rosa Luxemburg. Chicago: Haymarket Books.
  3. El olvido que seremos by Héctor Abad Faciolince. Barcelona: Seix Barral Biblioteca Breve.

YouTube Videos

1. How American Game Companies Avoid Paying Income Tax

2. Charlottesville: Race and Terror

3. Wilkerson: Trump has no business threatening Venezuela

4. Reality-based economics with renegade economist, Kate Raworth

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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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