Media Roundup for March 2019

News Articles

  1. Five myths about socialism, Sheri Berman, The Washington Post
  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is coming for your hamburgers!, David Remnick, The New Yorker
  3. Maduro’s strategy is to wait, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  4. The Democratic Party attacks on Ilhan Omar are a travesty, Phyllis Bennis, The Nation
  5. House’s anti-Semitism resolution surfaces generational fight over Ilhan Omar, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times
  6. Cruz Roja Internacional duplica el presupuesto destinado a Venezuela, Isaac Gonzalez, Efecto Cocuyo
  7. Why Chavez’s followers are standing by Maduro, Katy Watson, BBC
  8. Venezuela exodus undercuts Trump on immigration: ‘Nothing as permanent as a temporary refugee’, Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times
  9. Trump is deporting Venezuelans, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  10. An open letter to the Washington Office on Latin America about its stance on US effort to overthrow Venezuelan government, Common Dreams
  11. Kyrie Irving responds to non-stop Kyrie Irving coverage, Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog
  12. Jaylen Brown says BOS needs to fix ‘toxic’ environment around team, Timothy Rapp, Bleacher Report
  13. Heavily armed soldiers aborted a plan to enter Venezuela by force, Ethan Bronner and David Wainer, Bloomberg
  14. President Bolsonaro shocks Brazil with ‘golden shower’ tweet, Gabriel Stargardter, Reuters
  15. The left’s revolt against Democrats’ plan to punish Rep. Ilhan Omar appears to be working, Rex Santus, Vice
  16. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris condemn effort to rebuke Ilhan Omar, Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post
  17. The dishonest smearing of Ilhan Omar, Paul Waldman, The Washington Post
  18. Alex Trebek announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer: ‘I’m going to fight this’, CBS News
  19. Evo saluda a senador de EEUU que busca hacerle frente a Donald Trump, Jesús Alanoca Paco, El Deber
  20. Gayle King praised for composure in R. Kelly interview: I thought ‘let it play itself out’, Erin Jensen, USA Today
  21. Gordon Hayward hits game winner to elevate the Celtics to 2-0 on west coast trip, CLNS Nick, Celtics Blog
  22. As blackout plunges Venezuela in darkness, Maduro blames the US, Alan Yuhas, The New York Times
  23. Wave of killings by polices marks Bolsonaro’s first months, Jonathan Wheatley, Financial Times
  24. The Democrats’ Dilemma, Tim Alberta, Politico
  25. DFA endorses Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib for reelection ahead of House anti-hate vote, Democracy for America
  26. Andrew Gillum set to make ‘major announcement’ March 20, Karl Etters, Tallahassee Democrat
  27. DHS Secretary Nielsen’s first public hearing before the new Congress was a disaster, Aaron Rupar, Vox
  28. A Peaceful, Democratic Solution to Venezuela’s Crisis Requires Fact-based Analysis and Advocacy: A Response to the ‘Open Letter to WOLA’, Venezuelan Politics and Human Right
  29. Bachelet: Crisis en Venezuela ‘ha sido exacerbada por las sanciones’, NTN24
  30. Venezuela’s long and winding road to debt restructuring, Financial Times
  31. Guaidó: En su momento activaremos el artículo 187 de la Constitución, Isaac Gonzalez Mendoza, Efecto Cocuyo
  32. Maduro denuncia ataques cibernéticos y electromagnéticos contra el sistema eléctrico, Ronny Rodriguez Rosas, Efecto Cocuyo
  33. Estados Unidos debe ofrecer protección temporal a los venezolanos en su territorio, Human Rights Watch
  34. Venezuela blackout, in 2nd day, threatens food supplies and patient lives, Anatoly Kurmanaev, Isayen Herrera and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times
  35. Footage contradicts US claim that Maduro burned aid convoy, Nicolas Casey, The New York Times
  36. Despite pressure, Venezuela’s Maduro seems set on staying put, Lesley Wroughton, Reuters
  37. La mediocre asfixiante oscuridad, Jorge Giordani, Aporrea
  38. Erdogan accuses women’s march of disrespecting Islam, Reuters
  39. After week of controversy, Rep. Ilhan Omar says her criticism of President Obama was distorted, John Verehovek, ABC News
  40. Colon cancer rates rising in young adults, Mark Ockerbloom and Jason Solowski, Boston 25 News
  41. ICE makes more arrests at decoy university; some detainees being deported, authorities say, Louis Casiano, Fox News
  42. Eva Golinger’s Confidante of ‘Tyrants’, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  43. Rotting food and endangered patients: How Venezuelans are faring during continuing nationwide power outages, Mary Beth Sheridan and Mariana Zuniga, The Washington Post
  44. Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Capitalism is irredeemable’, Michael Burke, The Hill
  45. Did pro-Israel lobby funding influence Democrats’ responses to Ilhan Omar?, Tom Perkins, The Guardian
  46. Pentagon spent $4.6 million on lobster tail and crab in one month, Joe Setyon, Reason
  47. For the Venezuelan diaspora, a total blackout means no news from home, Astrid Cantor, Caracas Chronicles
  48. The ‘electrical wars’ and left wing solidarity with Venezuela, Clifton Ross, Blog
  49. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about workers being paid ‘less than the value they create’ is essentially a restatement of Marx’s Labour Theory of Value — here’s why that’s interesting, Jim Edwards, Business Insider
  50. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘We should be excited about automation’, Katharine Schwab, Fast Company
  51. In unearthed audio, Tucker Carlson makes numerous misogynistic and perverted comments, Madeline Peltz, Media Matters
  52. Did pro-Israel lobby funding influence Democrats’ responses to Ilhan Omar?, Tom Perkins, The Guardian
  53. Who are the Pemon of Kumarakapay?, Dorothy Kronick, Caracas Chronicles
  54. ¿Conocía Álvaro Uribe las objeciones a la JEP antes de que Duque las anunciara?, Pacifista!
  55. Iván Duque quiere hacer trizas la JEP, pero no la tendrá tan fácil, Pacifista!
  56. Expresidente de Hidrocapital: el Gobierno no ha sabido cómo reanimar el sistema, Daisy Galaviz, Tal Cual
  57. ‘Hay que persuadir a los militares de que les va a ir bien en democracia’, Teresa Casique, El Nacional
  58. Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term, BBC
  59. Netanyahu says Israel is ‘nation-state of the Jewish people and them alone’, Bill Chappell and Daniel Estrin, NPR
  60. Petróleo sube por segunda jornada gracias a Venezuela y Arabia Saudita, El Financiero
  61. U.S. presses Latin American allies to turn China against Maduro, Franco Ordóñez, McClatchy DC Bureau
  62. Caracas goes thirsty as power crisis shuts down water plants, Fabiola Zerpa and Alex Vasquez, Bloomberg
  63. A call for clear heads on Venezuela: How to criticize Maduro while opposing US regime change, Alejandro Velasco, In These Times
  64. US withdrawing remaining staff from embassy in Venezuela, Edmund DeMarche, and Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News
  65. College cheating scandal: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among dozens charged in alleged scam, Eric Levenson and Marc Morales, CNN
  66. How Congress can advance non-violent, Democratic solutions to the Venezuela crisis, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  67. How Bernie could save socialism from Trump, Bill Scher, Politico
  68. In a first for presidential race, Bernie Sanders campaign staff unionizes, Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg
  69. Succeeding while Black, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Boston Review
  70. New Zealand Mosque shooting: Black conservative commentator Candance Owens reacts to her alleged influence on white supremacist attacker, Ewan Palmer, Newsweek
  71. The New Zealand attack and the fundamental thoughtlessness of evil, Elizabeth Bruenig, The Washington Post
  72. 123 organizaciones y 509 académicos y activistas sociales venezolanos agradecen el trabajo de WOLA por la democracia y los DDHH en su país, Rafael Uzcategui, Blog
  73. Venezuela’s electricity crisis could trigger ‘serious disruption’ to the oil market, IEA warns, Sam Meredith, CNBC
  74. ‘It is unspeakable’: How Maduro used Cuban doctors to coerce Venezuelan voters, Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  75. Venezuela’s Maduro asks cabinet members to offer resignations, Oscar Medina, Bloomberg
  76. Guaido amnesty for Venezuelan army stalls in his own legislature, Alex Vasquez, Bloomberg
  77. Ta-Nehisi Coates is an optimist now, Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
  78. Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news, David Bauder, AP
  79. Exjefe paramilitar que acusa a Uribe de fundador de Bloque Metro pide ingresar a la JEP, Noticias Uno
  80. People want higher taxes on rich, better welfare – 21-country OECD survey, Reuters
  81. Venezuela may divert U.S.-bound oil to Rosneft, says Jose generator working, Reuters
  82. What a military intervention in Venezuela would look like, Frank O. Mora, Foreign Affairs
  83. The Constitutional path to dictatorship in Venezuela, Diego A. Zambrano, Lawfare
  84. Maajid Nawaz attack: police release CCTV after racist assault in London, LBC
  85. ‘Egg Boy’ to donate money raised for him towards victims of Christchurch attack, NZ Herald
  86. Beck to Hannity: ‘We are officially at the end of the country as we know it’ if Trump loses in 2020, Joe Concha, The Hill
  87. Trump and Bolsonaro’s far-right summit, Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post
  88. The real reason the Trump administration is constantly losing in court, Fred Barbash and Deanna Paul, The Washington Post
  89. Organizaciones de colombianos en el exterior se movilizarán este lunes en apoyo a la JEP, El Espectador
  90. Vicepresidenta defiende objeciones a la estatutaria de la JEP y se va contra las marchas, El Espectador
  91. ¿Por qué se disparó el desempleo en Colombia?, Jaime Tenjo G., El Espectador
  92. De vuelta al uribechavismo, Cristina de la Torre, El Espectador
  93. No son tiempos normales, Ariel Ávila, El Pais
  94. Trabajando para el gallo, y el gallo se llama…, Álvaro Leyva Durán, Las 2 Orillas
  95. Fiscalía relaciona a Álvaro Uribe con grupos armados ilegales en el Suroeste antioqueño, Verdad Abierta
  96. Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?, Ahsan I Butt, al-Jazeera
  97. Sanders hires social media attack dog, Taegan Goddard, Political Wire
  98. Bernie Sanders pledges to do a better job of explaining socialism, Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR
  99. Polls show Bernie Sanders popularity among all voters is plummeting, Harry Enten, CNN
  100. Florida committee approves bill requiring felons to pay court fees before voting, Justin Wise, The Hill
  101. Andrew Gillum’s next move is a good one, Paul Blest, Splinter News
  102. Bachelet briefs States on Colombia, Cyprus, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Yemen, United Nations Human Rights
  103. US again cuts women from State Department’s Human Rights reports, Amanda Klasing and Elisa Epstein, Human Rights Watch
  104. Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox, Tom Barnes, The Independent
  105. ‘Azaan’ to be broadcast nationally in solidarity with Muslims, Ary News
  106. Preventing civil war and US intervention in Venezuela, Edgardo Lander, ROAR
  107. Giving a voice to the Venezuelan people, Reinaldo Iturriza, ROAR
  108. Laura Ingraham and guest mock ‘Anastasio’ Ocasio-Cortez for doing ‘the Latina thing’, Lee Moran, Yahoo!
  109. Aumentan las masacres en territorio colombiano, Voces
  110. La estrategia de la nueva constituyente, Ariel Ávila, Semana
  111. Disidencias de Farc infiltraron protestas indígenas en Cauca, Blu Radio
  112. Is an oil-for-food program plausible for Venezuela, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  113. Maduro aides reached out to US seeking to cut a deal, Ethan Bronner, Bloomberg
  114. Colombia’s indigenous block road to Ecuador in anti-government protest, Emily Hart, Colombia Reports
  115. Court to rule Duque abused power in rejecting war crimes tribunal bill: reports, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  116. ICC to be asked to investigate mass killing of Colombia’s social leaders, Jake Kincaid, Colombia Reports
  117. Colombia’s court won’t block return of war crimes tribunal bill to Congress, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  118. How Colombia’s opposition is struggling to take part in local elections, Jake Kincaid, Colombia Reports
  119. Robert Mueller has completed his report, Andrew Prokop, Vox
  120. Petro llegó hasta el epicentro de la minga indígena en el Cauca, El Tiempo
  121. Flight attendant, a DACA recipient, released by ICE, Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News
  122. A brand-new US citizen walks us through the ‘hell’ it takes to go from foreigner to American, Michelle Mark, Business Insider
  123. Exclusive: U.S. threatens to derail meeting of Latam lender if China bars Venezuela, Lesley Wroughton and Roberta Rampton, Reuters
  124. Singer and novelist sued in Egypt as country tightens grip on free speech, Middle East Eye
  125. Illegal mining may collapse Colombia’s cerro mono ecosystem, Camilo Carranza, InSight Crime
  126. Magistrada que investigará a Álvaro Uribe omitió decir que trabajó con uno de sus abogados, Pulzo
  127. Comandantes de las AUC revelaran verdades del conflicto, Pares
  128. The US is thinking of invading Venezuela. That’s unlikely to lead to democracy, Greg Weeks, The Washington Post
  129. Cepeda y tres senadores más citan debate por la paz, Kien y Ke
  130. The bear comes to the West: The Russian agenda in Latin America, Armando Chaguaceda, Global Americans
  131. Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops, Reuters
  132. Trump’s flawed plan to oust Maduro, Christopher Sabatini, Foreign Affairs
  133. Rent control, long shunned, is back on the table in Massachusetts, Tim Logan, The Boston Globe
  134. Mitch McConnell blocked a resolution to release the full Mueller report, 3 days after saying he wanted ‘openness and transparency’ about it, Sinead Baker, Bloomberg
  135. ‘Grateful’ Gronkowski announces retirement, Mike Reiss, ESPN
  136. Exjefes paramilitares quieren dar su versión de lo ocurrido en el conflicto, El Colombiano
  137. Las mujeres abandonadas de Tumaco, Juan Miguel Vivanco, La Silla Vacia
  138. AIPAC is playing the victim, but it’s Palestinians who are being silenced, Peter Breinart, Forward
  139. 95-year-old man catches four buses to join march against racism, Aris Folley, The Hill
  140. The lost art of American diplomacy, William J. Burns, Foreign Affairs
  141. Cambio Radical votará en contra de las objeciones a la JEP, Noticias Caracol
  142. Se hundirían las objeciones a la JEP: Cambio Radical anunció que votará en contra, Semana
  143. Cambio Radical advierte que seguirá haciendo oposición a Duque, RCN
  144. Trump sobre el presidente Iván Duque: ‘No ha hecho nada por nosotros’, El Espectador
  145. Uribe sale en defensa de Duque y dice que EEUU es corresponsable de aumento de cultivos, Blu Radio
  146. Colombia Humana denunciará ante la CPI los asesinatos de líderes sociales, Lucas Pombo, La W
  147. Se adelantó ampliación de la denuncia contra Petro por intentar prohibir corridas de toros, La W
  148. La senadora Paloma Valencia es una loca: líder indígena del Cauca, Carlos Cerón, La W
  149. Ayuda humanitaria entrará a Venezuela manejada por Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja, El Cooperante
  150. Alex Jones blames ‘psychosis’ for Sandy Hook hoax claim, Jonathan Tilove, Statesman
  151. San Franciscans raise $70,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area, Gabrielle Canon, The Guardian
  152. Egyptian pro-democracy activist free after 5 years in prison, Maggie Michael, AP
  153. Arab regimes are the world’s most powerful Islamophobes, Ola Salem and Hassan Hassan, Foreign Policy
  154. ‘La factura puede durar muchos años’, el costo para la izquierda latinoamericana de la situación en el país sudamericano, Boris Miranda, BBC
  155. Socialism in one organization, Failed Harvest
  156. Does the American military have a problem with far-right extremism?, Christopher Jones, Pacific Standard
  157. Average Americans can’t afford a home in 70 percent of the country, Sarah Min, CBS News
  158. Nationalists bent on reshaping EU are dealt a setback in Slovakia, Radoslav Tomek, Bloomberg
  159. San Franciscans raise $70,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area, Gabrielle Canon, The Guardian
  160. Venezuela, un largo camino para salir de la crisis, Daniela Quintero, Fundación Paz y Reconciliación

Books

  1. Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism by Richard Wolff. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

YouTube Videos

1. El paramilitarismo en Colombia

2. Why you still don’t understand the Green New Deal

3. Slavoj Zizek vs. Jordan Peterson [Revised Rerun]

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