Media Roundup for May

News Articles

  1. The joke was that Obama wasn’t joking, Ezra Klein and Dylan Matthews, Vox
  2. Libya’s Best Hope, Abdulrazag Elaradi, The New York Times
  3. When NYT Real Estate Stories Read Like 19th Century Colonial Dispatches, Adam Johnson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
  4. Afeni Shakur, mother of hip-hop legend Tupac, dead at 69, Meg Wagner and Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News
  5. Keep the Focus and Ignore the Haters [Part One], KRS-One,
  6. Seven Muslim women sue Urth Caffe for discrimination after they were ordered to leave, Anh Do, The Los Angeles Times
  7. Don’t Just Blame Latin American Voters, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  8. Socialism seen as the welfare state, not one party state, Peter Moore, YouGov
  9. Hillary forces target Bush donors, Ben White, Politico
  10. Hillary Clinton’s New Campaign Ad Lets Republicans Do the Talking on Why Trump Is the Worst, Kali Holloway, AlterNet
  11. When NYT Real Estate Stories Read Like 19th Century Colonial Dispatches, Adam Johnson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
  12. Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight, Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post
  13. 2000 doctors say Bernie Sanders has the right approach to health care, Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Washington Post
  14. WATCH: Rob Reiner shames the media for coddling ‘lunatic’ Trump – and ‘Morning Joe’ loses his mind, Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story
  15. Israeli Justice Minister: It’s Anti-Semitic To Ever Criticize Israel, Justin Salhani, Think Progress
  16. Michael Savage: Obama Is Waging White Genocide, Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch
  17. Trump: U.S. will never default ‘because you print the money’, David Wright, CNN
  18. Red Cross: “Curacao Is Ready for Possible Venezuelan Refugees”, Curacao Chronicle
  19. Romney meets with leader of third-party effort, Evelyn Rupert, The Hill
  20. Atlanta Mayor’s column ripping Bernie Sanders drafted by lobbyist, emails show, Lee Fang, The Intercept
  21. Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton Mistreated Husband’s Female Accusers, Maggie Haberman and Nick Corasaniti, The New York Times
  22. Trump envisions changes to tax plan, Rebecca Savransky, The Hill
  23. Donald Trump Reverses Stance On Raising Minimum Wage, Sara Jerde, Talking Points Memo
  24. Denied Breaks, U.S. Poultry Workers Wear Diapers on the Job, Shruti Singh, Bloomberg
  25. A Day With The Buy-And-Flip Hustlers Who Rule In Venezuela, Andrew Rosati, Bloomberg
  26. Christian Fighters Abandon Anti-ISIS Kurd Group Because It’s Communist, Adam Weinstein, Fortress America
  27. FBI head says Islamic State brand losing power in US, Eric Tucker, The Christian Science Monitor
  28. Dying infants and no medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals, Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  29. A century on: Why Arabs resent Sykes-Picot, al-Jazeera
  30. Donald Trump masqueraded as publicist to brag about himself, Marc Fisher and Will Hobson, The Washington Post
  31. Beyonce clothing range is made by ‘sweat shop labourers on £4.30 a day’, David Barrett, The Telegraph
  32. Report: Republicans approached Mark Cuban about third-party bid, Harper Neidig, The Hill
  33. Study: Abortion Rates Same In Countries Where Procedure Legal vs Restricted, Maria Cheng, Talking Points Memo
  34. Is Facebook — and the broader Internet — against conservative thought? Bill O’Reilly thinks so, Jason Abbruzzese, Mashable
  35. For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War, Mark Landler, The New York Times
  36. Uber Knows When You’ll Pay Surge Pricing, But Promises Not to Use It Against You, Madison Malone Kircher, New York Magazine
  37. The Supra Constitutional Decree Issued by President Maduro, Miguel Octavio, The Devil’s Excrement
  38. Venezuela Is Falling Apart, Moises Naim and Francisco Toro, The Atlantic
  39. The Electricity Crisis in Venezuela: A Cautionary Tale, Gretchen Bakke, The New Yorker
  40. ‘We are like a bomb’: food riots show Venezuela crisis has gone beyond politics, Sibylla Brodzinsky, The Guardian
  41. Radical pimps have been deluded pimps for Venezuela, Nick Cohen, The Guardian
  42. Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s Lord of misrule, John Paul Rathbone, Financial Times
  43. On The Jewish Question, Karl Marx,
  44. New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?, Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Fishman and David Miranda, The Intercept
  45. Baltimore cop found not guilty in death of Freddie Gray: Reuters, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  46. Margarita Lopez Maya: “We Need to Create a Path for a Democratic Transition”, translation by David Smilde and Hugo Perez Hernaiz, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  47. Too Toxic for Pablo Iglesias?, Martin Molina Hernandez, Caracas Chronicles
  48. Lobbyists Are Behind the Rise in Corporate Profits, James Bessen, Harvard Business Review
  49. Media Wars: The Role of the Left When Venezuela’s Imperfect Revolution is Under Attack, Tamara Pearson, Venezuelanalysis
  50. Latin American Oil: Beijing Still Lending, But for How Long? – I’m quoted by Energy Compass, Tom O’Donnell, The Global Barrel
  51. Maduro pidió a la OEA salir de Venezuela y de América Latina, El Universal
  52. Venezuela’s Maduro rooting for ‘revolutionary friend’ Sanders in U.S. campaign, Girish Gupta and Corina Pons, Reuters
  53. The OAS and the Venezuelan crisis: even debate is welcome, Greg Weeks, Latin America Goes Global
  54. Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed ‘public service’ with NSA leak, Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian

Legal Documents

Gaceta Oficial de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela – Decreto N° 2.323

Academic Articles

  1. Bentele, Keith G. and Eric E. O’Brien (2013). “Jim Crow 2.0?: Why States Consider and Adopt Restrictive Voter Access Policies.” Perspective on Politics.
  2. Delgado, Richard (2013). “The Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching.” Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. 297-312.


  1. Harvey, David (2005). A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. Horne, Alistair (1965). The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-71. London: Penguin Press.
  3. El-Rouayheb, Khaled (2005). Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  4. Yassin-Kassab, Robin and Leila al-Shami (2016). Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War. London: Pluto Press.

Radio and Podcast Interviews

  1. Why Venezuelan President Maduro Should Stay, John Hockenberry with George Ciccariello-Maher on The Takeaway, WNYC
  2. Background Briefing with Ian Masters, David Smilde and Miguel Tinker Salas, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights


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