Media Roundup for August

News Articles

  1. The economic crisis before the storm, Pedro Rosas Rivero, Caracas Chronicles
  2. What was el Caracazo? Part I, Rafael Osio Cabrices and Cynthia Rodriguez, Caracas Chronicles
  3. Push for recall cross important hurdle, David Smile and Hugo Perez Hernaiz, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  4. Only 9% of American chose Trump and Clinton as the nominees, Alicia Parlapiano and Adam Pearce, The New York Times
  5. Sometimes it takes an outsider to crystallize America’s enduring racism, Max Bearak, The Washington Post
  6. Korryn Gaines: Mother holding five-year-old-son shot dead by police during traffic violations arrest stand-off, Lizzie Dearden, The Independent
  7. Welcome to Donald Trump’s America, Sarah Kendzior, Foreign Policy
  8. Mass defections expected as Donald Trump’s campaign implodes, Tina Nguyen, Vanity Fair
  9. Panama Papers: Offshore firm helped billionaires plunder Africa, TeleSur
  10. It no longer feels safe to fly as a Muslim – and airlines are making a difficult situation worse, Yasmin Ahmed, The Independent
  11. GOP strategist calls Donald Trump a “loudmouthed dick” on live TV, Anna Merlan, The Slot
  12. Critics from wihin, dispute the legacy of Chavez, Huge Perez Hernaiz and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  13. With blacklisted officials, Venezuela’s Maduro builds a core, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  14. Why ‘Twenty-First-Century Socialism’ failed, Eva María, Jacobin
  15. Uribe: Aprobar pacto con la FARC es entregar a Colombia al socialismo chavista venezolano, Contrapunto
  16. Is Black Lives Matter turning socialist?, Ryan Cooper, The Week
  17. Ahmed Mohamed Said His Family Was Forced to Move to Qatar After Clock Story Went Viral, Sarah Harvard, Identities.Mic
  18. In a history littered with political corpses, Trump’s assassination hint is a dangerous new low, Sarah Kendzior, The Globe and Mail
  19. Will There Be Trumpism After Trump?, Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo
  20. Findings of Police Bias in Baltimore Validate What Many Have Long Felt, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times
  21. How the Baltimore Police Department Abuses African Americans, David A. Graham, The Atlantic
  22. The Jewish Activist Behind the Black Lives Matter Platform Calling Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians ‘Genocide’, Debra Nussbaum Cohen, Haaretz
  23. Worker Occupied Kimberly-Clark Factory Produces 2 Million Sanitary Pads, Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis
  24. Venezuela Election Body: Recall Referendum Will Be in 2017, TeleSur English
  25. A white homeowner called 911 to report ‘hoodlums’ outside. Then he fatally shot a black man, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post
  26. Trump, fascism, Putin and wikileaks: the anatomy of a liberal nervous breakdown, Olivier Jutel, Overland
  27. Why Donald Trump is smarter than Joe Scarborough, Jim Rickards, Darien Times
  28. Iranian men don women’s hijabs to challenge compulsory veiling law, Jesselyn Cook, The Huffington Post
  29. Donald Trump Suggests ‘Second Amendment People’ Could Act Against Hillary Clinton, Nick Corasaniti and Maggie Haerman, The New York Times
  30. Will Peace in Colombia Decrease or Increase Drug Trafficking through Venezuela?, Paula Martínez Gutiérrez, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  31. Venezuela on the Brink, Ioan Grillo, Time Magazine
  32. Venezuela, Colombia presidents say border posts to reopen, Girish Gupta, Reuters
  33. Venezuela: At least we’re not Syria, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  34. Verónica Zubillaga: “Se asumió la violencia urbana como una guerra”, Hugo Prieto, Pro Davinci
  35. Hard times in Venezuela breed malaria as desperate flock to mines, Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  36. “Energy independence” won’t free the USA from global oil market and geopolitics, Tom O’Donnell, The Global Barrell
  37. Anjem Choudary convincted of supporting Islamic State, Jamie Grierson and Vikram Dodd, The Guardian
  38. Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart, Scott Anderson, The New York Times
  39. How Do Trump’s Conspiracy Theories Go Over in the Middle East? Dangerously., Michael Wahid Hanna and Daniel Benaim, The New York Times
  40. Present at the Creation, Harald Dornbos and Jenna Moussa, Foreign Policy
  41. Think America is getting more tolerant? Read the tweets I’ve gotten from anti-Muslim trolls, Laila Alawa, Vox
  42. Sisi rejects military coup in Yemen, Middle East Monitor
  43. Ellen DeGeneres Called Racist Over Tweet About Usain Bolt, Lindsey Ellefson, Mediaite
  44. Alex Jones: Trump On The Verge Of Winning California And New York, According To His Unskewed Polls, Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch
  45. Hillary Clinton Appoints Ken Salazar To Lead White House Transition, David Sirota, International Business Times
  46. Doctors Without Borders Hospital Bombing in Yemen Earns Rare Saudi Rebuke at State Department, Alex Emmons, The Intercept
  47. The Evidence that Ryan Lochte Lied About an Armed Robbery in Rio, Simon Romero, Larry Buchanan and Josh Keller, The New York Times
  48. Fox News Host Eric Bolling Gets Called Out After Epic Meltdown Over Polls, Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
  49. What the baby Bolivar boom tells us about how we used to view South America, Caitlin Fitz, The Los Angeles Times
  50. U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds, Scot J. Paltrow, Reuters
  51. Canada’s Justin Trudeau defends the burkini, Yahoo News!
  52. Race/Class/Gender: French secularism and whiteness, Sara Salem, Neocolonial Thoughts
  53. Here’s how much money you need to make to buy a home in 27 major cities, Kate Abbey-Lambertz, The Huffington Post
  54. Colombia’s 52-year-old conflict with the FARC comes to an end, Kristel Mucino, Washington Office on Latin America
  55. The paradox of Colombia’s peace deal for FARC, Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
  56. Colin Kaepernick’s anthen protest was inspired by Black Lives Matter movement, Desire Thompson, Vibe
  57. Turkey’s Syria Intervention, Joshua Landis, Syria Comment
  58. Woman Documents Luxury Vacation on Instagram Before Getting Arrested for Cocaine Smuggling, Anna Silman, New York Magazine
  59. Barcelona U-12 football stars console crying opponents in touching show of sportsmanship, Keely Lockhart, The Telegraph
  60. Venezuela protests could trigger new stage in political showdown, Sibylla Brodzinsky, The Guardian


  1. Smilde, David and Dimitris Pantoulas (2016). “The Venezuelan crisis, regional dynamics and the Colombian peace process.” Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, pages 1 through 12.


  1. Issue #2 – The Future of Work, ROAR
  2. The Tribute to Muhammad Ali: 1942-2016, Sports Illustrated


  1. Edwards, Sebastians (2010). Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism. Chicago: University of Chicago.
  2. Khuri-Makdisi, Ilham (2010). The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  3. Remnick, David (1999). King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. New York: Vintage.

Radio and Podcasts Interviews

  1. Episode 10: We Created Chavez with George Ciccariello-Maher, Delete Your Account
  2. Following the money behind the drug wars, Helen Hazelwood Isaac, NACLA

YouTube Videos

1. Book Review: Why Leaders Lie by John J. Mearsheimer

2. Marc Lamont Hill Interview with the Breakfast Club

3. Venezuelan Opposition Unlikely to Secure Recall Referendum Before

4. Why Milwaukee Erupted

5. Alex Epstein and Dave Rubin Discuss the Climate Change Debate

6. Nick Hanauer Interview with Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks

7. Jordan Flaherty: Say No to the Savior Complex

8. Paul Mason on post-Capitalism and “A Guide to Our Future”

9. Owen Jones meet Ha-Joon Chang – The economic argument against neoliberalism

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