Media Roundup for January 2017

News Articles

  1. Trump’s promise to “stay totally independent” of OPEC is populist hype, Tom O’Donnell, The Global Barrel
  2. Donald Trump plans revamp of top US spy agency, Damian Paletta and Julian E. Barnes, The Wall Street Journal
  3. Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from US government contracts, Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press
  4. Dems attack Trump SEC pick’s ties to Wall Street, Sylvan Lane, The Hill
  5. Why rural America voted for Trump, Robert Leonard, The New York Times
  6. Schumer, McConnell trade shots ahead of SCOTUS showdown, Seung Min Kim, Politico
  7. Why 2017 is the year Sisi will sink, Amr Khalifa, Middle East Eye
  8. Bristol Country sheriff offers up inmates to build the border wall Trump promises, Shannon Dooling, WBUR
  9. Police consider hate crime charges in West Side attack broadcast on Facebook Live, Nereida Moreno, The Chicago Tribune
  10. An alarming new study says charter schools are America’s new subprime mortgages, Abby Jackson, Business Insider
  11. The manufacturing jobs delusion, Buttonwood, The Economist
  12. The Obama years of squandered hopes, Lance Selfa, The Socialist Worker
  13. The erasure of Islam from the poetry of Rumi, Rozina Ali, The New Yorker
  14. Cory Booker to testify against Sessions’ nomination, Jordain Carney, The Hill
  15. Trump acknowledges Russia role in U.S. election hacking: aide, Toni Clarke and Dustin Volz, Reuters
  16. President Obama: I didn’t think Donald Trump would win because I was in ‘The Bubble’, Alex Griswold, Mediaite
  17. Now is the time for ‘Nobodies’: Dean Spade on mutual aid and resistance in the Trump era, Sarah Lazare, AlterNet
  18. Colin Kaepernick just dropped $25,000 to support urban farming in north Minneapolis, Watch the Yard
  19. Is globalization to blame?, Dean Baker, Boston Review
  20. Can Colombia meet its huge 2017 coca eradication goal?, Mimi Yagoub, Insight Crime
  21. BuzzFeed publishes unsubstantiated Trump report, raising ethics questions, Rory Carroll, The Guardian
  22. Why black cops are dangerous to black lives, Kamau Franklin, Atlanta Black Star
  23. New restrictive measures to enter Sinai, Mada Masr
  24. The populist enemy of my populist enemy is my populist friend… or so many seem to believe, Christopher Sabatini, Latin America Goes Global
  25. Donald Trump says he’ll have his own Obamacare ‘replacement’ plan soon, Jeffrey Young and Jonathan Cohn, The Huffington Post
  26. Donald Trump compares controversial Russia reports to Nazi Germany, Alana Horowitz Satlin, The Huffington Post
  27. FARC unity shatters in Colombia, Jeremy McDermott, Insight Crime
  28. “Hay un populismo antiprogresista”: Héctor Abad, La Red Líder, La Silla Vacia
  29. Why would anyone board flight 666 on Friday the 13th destined for HEL?, Stephanie McNeal, BuzzFeed
  30. How Barack Obama paved the way for Donald Trump, Gary Younge, The Guardian
  31. Meet Cory Booker’s top donor: a right-wing, Islamophobic, pro-Israel outfit that backs Trump’s extremist agenda, Hamzah Raza, AlterNet
  32. Colombia arrests ex-senator linked to Odebrecht graft scandal, Julia Symmes Cobb and Guillermo Parra-Bernal, Reuters
  33. North Dakota bill would protect drivers who ‘accidentally’ hit and kill protesters, Andy Campbell, The Huffington Post
  34. Ivan Rodriguez dogged by suspicions at Cooperstown’s door, Tyler Kepner, The New York Times
  35. Marc Lamont Hill: “Mediocre negroes being dragged in front of TV as photo-op for Trump”, Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics
  36. ‘I am tired of this jigaboo’: Trump-backing sheriff calls Marc Lamont Hill a ‘lackey for Democrats’, David Edwards, Raw Story
  37. Obama commutes bulk of Chelsea Manning’s sentence, Charlie Savage, The New York Times
  38. Here are just some of the stunningly bad moments from Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing, Edwin Rios, Mother Jones
  39. Sen. Franken exposes Betsy DeVos’ ignorance of education policy, Karoli Kuns, Crooks and Liars
  40. Bernie Sanders asks Trump’s education nominee if she’s only getting the job because she’s a billionaire, Dave Jamleson, The Huffington Post
  41. Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, seems unfamiliar with a major federal education law, Dave Jamleson, The Huffington Post
  42. ‘Jesus Christ. Grizzly bears?’: Internet loses it as DeVos pushes guns in schools to stop grizzly attacks, Tom Boggioni, Raw Story
  43. Assange lawyer: Manning commutation doesn’t meet extradition offer’s conditions, Joe Uchill, The Hill
  44. Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard just took a secret ‘fact-finding trip’ to Syria, Natasha Bertrand, Business Insider
  45. White is the word, Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
  46. What did Cedric Robinson mean by racial capitalism?, Robin D. G. Kelley, Boston Review
  47. Colombian human rights leader assassinated, TeleSur
  48. Islamic State steps up oil and gas sales to Assad regime, Benoit Faucon and Ahmed al-Omran, The Wall Street Journal
  49. Of love, hate, hope and despair: ten theses on Trumpland vocabulary, AK Thompson, ROAR Magazine
  50. Beyonce supports Women’s march on Washington, R. Hawkins, Rolling Out
  51. Bacevich and Mearsheimer on Obama’s legacy, Derek Davison, Lobe Log
  52. Obama and the limits of ‘fact-based’ foreign policy, Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic
  53. KING: There’s a huge education level drop-off with the Trump cabinet picks, Shaun King, NY Daily News
  54. Trump education nominee Betsy DeVos lied to the Senate, Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept
  55. The US Army wants to create biodegradable bullets thatplant flowers where they fall, Robin Andrews, Business Insider
  56. St. Martinville police hope change comes with state’s new hate crim law, Valerie Ponseti, KATC
  57. Attack on alt-right leader has internet asking: Is it okay to punch a Nazi?, Liam Stack, The New York Times
  58. Trump declares his inauguration date as ‘day of patriotic devotion’, The Daily Beast
  59. Las Farc dejaron de extorsionar, pero ya los comenzaron a reemplazar, Juanita Velez, Natalia Arenas, Jineth Prieto, and Daniel Morelo, La Silla Vacia
  60. Is American democracy strong enough for Trump?, Francis Fukuyama, Politico
  61. Seattle: anti-fascist activist shot at protest against neo-Nazi Milo Yiannopoulos, Democracy Now!
  62. Peter’s choice, Rick Perlstein, Mother Jones
  63. White House press conference: Sean Spicer suggests Donald Trump will push through Dakota Access Pipeline, Feliks Garcia, The Independent
  64. Kurds will come together to discuss independence with Baghdad, Informed Comment
  65. Donald Trump bans Environmental Protection Agency staff from talking to press after suspending all contracts, Feliks Garcia, The Independent
  66. Journalists should stop interviewing Kellyanne Conway, Eric Johnson, Recode
  67. Flint water lead drops below federal limit, The Daily Beast
  68. President Trump just signaled some dramatic changes for police and criminal justice, Josh Sanburn, Fortune
  69. President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants, Ben Kentish, The Independent
  70. America, you look like an Arab country right now, Karl Sharro, Politico
  71. Hawaiians call Mark Zuckerberg ‘the face of neocolonialism’ over land lawsuits, Jon Letman and Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian
  72. Sales of George Orwell’s 1984 surge after Kellyanne Conway’s ‘alternative facts’, Guardian staff, The Guardian
  73. Woman in viral photo from Women’s March to white female allies: ‘listen to a black woman’, Brooke Oble, The Root
  74. Steve Bannon, Trump’s top guy, told me he was ‘a Leninist’ who wants to ‘destroy the state’, Ronald Radosh, The Daily Beast
  75. The State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned, Josh Rogin, The Washington Post
  76. Trump administration asks top State Department officials to leave, Ellse Labott, CNN
  77. Mexican president cancels visit to Washington as tensions with Trump administration intensify, Joshua Partlow and Philip Rucker, The Washington Post
  78. Trump tells Hill GOP: Meeting Mexican president ‘fruitless’, Kevin Liptak, CNN
  79. Trump administration: EPA studies, data must undergo political review before release, Associated Press, The Guardian
  80. Trump’s ex-Breitbart advisor Bannon is drafting executive orders – and basically winging it: report, Travis Gettys, Raw Story
  81. Trump strategist Steve Bannon says media should ‘keep its mouth shut’, Michael M. Grynbaum, The New York Times
  82. Massachusetts company wants to help build border fence, David Bienick, WCVB
  83. Trump order will block 500,000 legal US residents from returning to America from trips abroad, Marcelo Rochabrum, ProPublica
  84. New York Taxi Workers Alliance halting JFK airport pickups to protest immigration ban, Justin T. Westbrook, Jalopnik
  85. People are deleting Uber after servicing rides at JFK airport, Twitter
  86. Jeremy Corbyn calls for Donald Trump to be banned from UK visit until Muslim country travel ban is lifted, Jon Stone, The Independent

Books

  1. Visions of power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption and Resistance, 1959-1971 by Lillian Guerra. The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
  2. Are prisons obsolete? by Angela Davis. Seven Stories Press, 2003.

Radio and Podcast Interviews

  1. Did neoliberalism give birth to global right wing movements?, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
  2. Universal basic income, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, WHYY Public Media

YouTube Videos

1. Geopolitical analysis 2017: Middle East

2. Yanis Varoufakis and Dave Rubin talk Greece’s financial crisis

3. Cooperative Economics for a POC-led future: Aaron Tanaka

4. John Hopkins discussion on policing w/ police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr.

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Media Roundup for December

News Articles

  1. The myth of the Rust Belt revolt, Konstantin Kilibarda and Daria Roithmayr, Slate
  2. The propaganda about Russian propaganda, Adrian Chen, The New Yorker
  3. Cubans remember Fidel, Elizabeth Dore, NACLA
  4. Police say 350 people have come forward to report child sex abuse in football, Vikram Dodd, The Guardian
  5. Army Corps denies easement for Dakota Access Pipeline, Eyder Peralta, NPR
  6. The lead to my prewritten “Clinton wins” story explains a lot about why she lost, Matthew Yglesias, Vox
  7. A harsh truth about fake news: Some people are super gullible, Callum Borchers, The Washington Post
  8. Boris Johnson, Britain’s top diplomat, flees live interview after being asked to name South Korean president, Adam Taylor, The Washington Post
  9. Kaepernick takes a knee at Soldier Field; both sides have something to say, CBS Chicago
  10. Egypt’s non-oil business activity falls to 40-month low in November as costs rise: PMI, Ahram Online
  11. Nancy Pelosi: I don’t think Democrats want a new direction, Marisa Schultz, The NY Post
  12. Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” as a parable of our time, Clint Smith, The New Yorker
  13. Walter Scott shooting: Judge declares mistrial in murder trial of former cop Michael Slager, Daniella Silva, NBC News
  14. Dakota Access Pipeline operator lashes out at decision to halt construction, Amar Toor, The Verge
  15. Trump’s threat to the Constitution, Evan McMullin, The New York Times
  16. Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste, Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward, The Washington Post
  17. El racismo en Perú: claves para entender la discriminación en un país fundamentalmente mestizo, Arturo Wallace, BBC
  18. Trump transition official is active on white nationalist social media platform, Aaron Rupar, Think Progress
  19. Veterans at Standing Rock just announced where they’re heading next – and it’s awesome, Zach Cartwright, US Uncut
  20. Is Assad the author of ISIS? Did Iran blow up Assef Shawkat? And other tall tales, Ehsani, Syria Comment
  21. Mourning and Fidel, Ana Dopico, NACLA
  22. ‘Leave, Nazis!’ greets Alt-Right in Texas, Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast
  23. Carrier union leader: Trump ‘lied his ass off’ about deal, Brooke Seipel, The Hill
  24. Trump lays out non-interventionist US military policy, Steve Holland, Reuters
  25. Site smeared as ‘Russian propaganda’ demands Washington Post retraction, Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams
  26. An American in Syria: the anti-fascist struggle for communal society in the ruins, Roaqyah Chamseddine, Shadow Proof
  27. ‘Straight up scumbag’: Internet eviscerates Rick Santorum for telling Dreamer to leave his country, Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story
  28. Trump fires back at union boss who said he ‘lied his ass off’ about Carrier deal, Chris Sanchez, Business Insider
  29. Here’s how black people could use jury nullification to break the justice system, Elie Mystal, Above the Law
  30. New York firefighter charged with setting fire to own home – and blaming it on Black Lives Matter, Travis Gettys, Raw Story
  31. Sandy Hook truther arrested for threatening to kill parent of murdered child, Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
  32. Jury foreman reveals 5 jurors undecided of cop’s guilt despite video evidence in Walter Scott killing, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  33. The GOP cavalry is not coming over the hill, Stephen M. Saideman, Saideman’s Semi-Spew
  34. Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp, Tom DiChristopher, CNBC
  35. #Billetexit, Naky Soto, Caracas Chronicles
  36. How the internet keeps poor people in poor neighborhoods, Alvin Chang, Vox
  37. The Left and the Syria Debate, As’ad Abukhalil, Jadaliyya
  38. Uber employees used data to stalk celebrities, exes, Debbie Encalada, Complex
  39. Source: Twitter cut out of Trump tech meeting over failed emoji deal, Nancy Scola, Politico
  40. Exxon Mobil taps Darren Woods to replace Rex Tillerson as CEO, Anne Steele, The Wall Street Journal
  41. White students hold ‘Trump’ sign, turn backs on black basketball team, Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
  42. Is Donald Trump a threat to democracy?, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, The New York Times
  43. Obama says US will retaliate for Russia’s election meddling, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and David E. Sanger, The New York Times
  44. Julian Assange: Some DNC leaks may have come from Russian hackers, but not WikiLeaks’, Jason Murdock, International Business Times
  45. Venezuela’s bank-note ban slams Colombians too, Kejal Vyas, The Wall Street Journal
  46. Boston Police want to track your emotions on social media, George Joseph, City Lab
  47. Listen to previously unheard 2Pac verse from “How Long Will They Mourn Me?”, Jake Rohn, Hip-Hop DX
  48. The inexplicable online absence of Aaliyah’s best music, Stephen Witt, Complex
  49. Lessons unlearned, Matt Phillips, Vice News
  50. Egyptian police arrest five people for using children to stage fake ‘Aleppo’ footage, Bethan McKernan, The Independent
  51. 10-Year-Old Maggie becomes youngest victim of Cairo Cathedral terror attack, Egyptian Streets
  52. Timing the murder of the Bs.100 bill, Pedro Rosas Rivero, Caracas Chronicles
  53. Why is the Maduro government demonetizing the Bs. 100 note?, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  54. Christmas in Caracas? Worse than the Grinch!, Greg Grandin, The Nation
  55. Ciudad Bolívar is turning into a warzone, Carlos Hernandez, Caracas Chronicles
  56. Ciudad Bolívar as Hors D’Oeuvre, Daniel Cadena Jordan, Caracas Chronicles
  57. A weekend in hell: I witnessed the sack of Ciudad Bolívar, Victor Abache, Caracas Chronicles
  58. Pran Populism: How prison thugs fanned the flames in Ciudad Bolívar, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  59. Trump’s 17 cabinet-level picks have more money than a third of American households combined, Dan Kopf, Quartz
  60. Trump voters think African-Americans are much less deserving than ‘average Americans’, Michael Tesler, The Huffington Post
  61. Glenn Greenwald slams Democrats for attacks on anyone skeptical of CIA Russia assessment, Josh Feldman, Mediaite
  62. The Other Colombia, Nadège Mazars, Guernica Magazine
  63. Now, America, you know how Chileans felt, Ariel Dorfman, The New York Times
  64. This is the photograph of the year, Ryu Spaeth, New Republic
  65. Witness to an assassination: AP photogrpaher captures attack, Burhan Ozbilici, Associated Press
  66. Newt Gingrich committed the classic mistake of telling the truth, Jeet Heer, The New Republic
  67. Almost all the US jobs created since 2005 are temporary, Dan Kopf, Quartz
  68. YouTube star Adam Saleh speaks out after being kicked off Delta flight, CBS News
  69. YouTubers Adam Saleh and Slim Albaher release new footage of Delta flight incident, insist discrimination accusations are not a hoax, Karen Brill, Vulture
  70. Delta passengers dispute YouTube prankster Adam Saleh’s discrimination claims, Jessica Schladebeck, NY Daily News
  71. GOP, UW at odds over ‘whiteness’ course, Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  72. Brazil construction giant admits to massive bribe scheme, Tristan Clavel, Insight Crime
  73. What do you mean Colombia’s extradition treaty with the US was never legal?, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  74. What kind of party do we need?, Ahmed Shawki, The Socialist Worker
  75. Tea leaveson Trump and Cuba, Greg Weeks, Two Weeks Notice
  76. Netanyahu seeks to rally Israelis around him in anti-Obama assault, Jeffrey Heller, Reuters
  77. ‘You can’t take Israel for granted’: Israel is ‘reducing’ its ties with 12 UN Security Council nations, Natasha Bertrand, Business Insider
  78. Breitbart is leading a smear campaign against a scholar for mocking white supremacy, and his university isn’t defending him, Sarah Lazare, AlterNet
  79. U.S. Muslim cleric Hamza Yusuf calls Trump ‘a servant of God’ during racist rant against Black Lives Matter, RT, Rabwah
  80. Modi’s political party creates abusive social media campaigns and breeds internet trolls, claims new book, Pranav Dixit, BuzzFeed
  81. Erdogan says he has evidence US-led coalition has given support to Isis, Andrew Buncombe, The Independent
  82. Who’s at fault for Egypt’s economic crisis?, Ahmed Fouad, al-Monitor
  83. Egypt’s failed revolution, Peter Hessler, The New Yorker
  84. Saudi Royal Family is still spending in an age of austerity, Nicholas Kulish and Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times
  85. Pennsylvania professor under fire for ‘white genocide’ tweet, Ian Simpson, Raw Story
  86. Drexel Prof wrote long paper praising white genocide, Blake Neff, The Daily Caller
  87. Nearly 50% of Donald Trump voters believe Hillary Clinton is involved in pedophilia ring: poll, Chris Sommerfeldt, NY Daily News
  88. Popular Instagram sisters arrested for attempting to extort a Nigerian billionaire, Mike Hayes, BuzzFeed
  89. A man in California is fighting a caffeine DUI, and the state won’t back down, Aaron Brown, Yahoo News!
  90. Secretary of State John Kerry: two-state solution in ‘serious jeopardy’, Jeremy Diamond and Elise Labott, CNN
  91. Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director likes tweet calling John Kerry a ‘traitor’, Alex Griswold, Mediaite
  92. 2017 business survival guide, Rodrigo Linares, Caracas Chronicles
  93. The Venezuelan military makes bank on food crisis, Raul Stolk, Caracas Chronicles
  94. Pregnant lady diaries #2: formula and diapers, Anabella Abadi M., Caracas Chronicles
  95. Pregnant lady diaries #3: maternity clothes, Anabella Abadi M., Caracas Chronicles
  96. How journalists covered the rise of Mussolini and Hitler, John Broich, Smithsonian
  97. A book review of Devyn Spence Benson’s antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution, Orissa Arend, The New Orleans Tribune
  98. US-Venezuela relations will probably deteriorate under Trump. Ask ExxonMobil why, Timothy M. Gill, The Washington Post
  99. Saudi Arabia jails man for saying men shouldn’t control women, Raw Story
  100. SC GOP lawmaker pulls gun and punches woman in head because she caught him cheating: police, David Edwardsd, Raw Story
  101. Largest US police union asks Amazon to pull ‘offensive’ Blacks Lives Matter shirt, Edward Helmore, The Guardian
  102. Michael Savage: Trump saved white children from slavery, Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch

Books

  1. Marable, Manning (1983). How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America. Cambridge: South End Press.
  2. Bookchin, Murray (2015). The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy. London: Verso Books.

Radio and Podcast Interviews

  1. Washington, Havana and a new era, To The Point, KCRW
  2. Will the Syria endgame include ISIS?, To The Point, KCRW
  3. Islam vs Secularism: A conversation with Shadi Hamid, Sam Harris, Wake Up Podcast

YouTube Videos

1. Hillary supporters blame Jill Stein for her loss, Round 2!

2. Ben Shapiro and Dave Rubin: Trump, the Alt Right, Fake News, and More

3. Was the Democratic Party destroyed under Barack Obama?

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Media Roundup for November

News Articles

  1. Letter to my younger self, Ray Allen, The Players’ Tribune
  2. Dialogue and Freedom, Emiliana Duarte, Caracas Chronicles
  3. Saudi student at UW-Sout dies after assault, Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  4. White nationalists plot Election Day show of force, Ben Schreckinger, Politico
  5. Colombia registra 121 secuestros en primeros siete meses de 2016, AFP, El Espectador
  6. Many evangelicals support Donald Trump. It could be their downfall, Anthea Butler, The Guardian
  7. Uber and Lyft drivers exhibit racial bias against passenger, study finds, Melanie Ehrenkranz, Tech.Mic
  8. Is Donald Trump in the KKK? The Crusader newspaper endorses him for president, Tito Ojo-Medubi, Inquisitr
  9. Jim Bakker: God will punish America if we don’t elect Donald Trump, Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch
  10. Rick Santorum throws a fit at John Kasich: Not voting for Trump is a stain on your ‘character’, David Edwards, Raw Story
  11. Obama: If Trump disrespects the Constitution now, what happens when he has ‘actual power’?, Josh Feldman, Mediaite
  12. Poll: Huge majority believe media is biased in favor of Hillary Clinton, Alex Griswold, Mediaite
  13. Lil Wayne on Black Lives Matter: ‘What is it?’, Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone
  14. As Trump’s odds of victory rise, financial markets get nervous, Jim Zarroli, NPR
  15. Trump’s data team saw a different America – and they were right, Joshua Green and Sasha Issenberg, Bloomberg
  16. Iran nuclear deal could collapse under Trump, Carol Morello, The Washington Post
  17. Hillary Clinton’s Expectations, and Her Ultimate Campaign Missteps, Amy Chozick, The New York Times
  18. Mass. Ballot questions, The Boston Globe
  19. Massachusetts Question 5 – Community Preservation Boston – Results: Approved, The New York Times
  20. The one scenario that could still get Hillary into the White House, Laura Italiano, The New York Post
  21. Here is what Donald Trump wants to do in his first 100 days, Amita Kelly and Barbara Sprunt, NPR
  22. Politics is the solution, Megan Erickson, Katherine Hill, Matt Karp, Connor Kilpatric and Bhaskar Sunkara, The Jacobin
  23. The election of Donald Trump: WOLA is more comitted than ever to defending human rights, Washington Office on Latin America
  24. With a stroke of his pen President Obama permanently protects Planned Parenthood, Rmuse, Politics USA
  25. Trump calls Obama ‘a very good man’ after historic White House meeting, Stephen Collinson and Eric Bradner, CNN
  26. What the Trump victory means for Standing Rock, Jenni Monet, Common Dreams
  27. Yes, working class whites really did make Trump win. No, it wasn’t simply economic anxiety, Jeff Guo, The Washington Post
  28. Donald’s trump card: white women, Zoe Samudzi, Black Girl Dangerous
  29. NYPD: In Trump’s NYC, we can hide our faces and our badges, Jon Campbell, Village Voice
  30. Trump names white nationalist figure ‘chief strategist to the President’, Judd Legum, Think Progress
  31. Trump taps Reince Priebus as chief of staff, Steve Bannon as chief strategist, Colin Dwyer, NPR
  32. 3 thoughts on Steve Bannon as White House ‘Chief Strategist’, Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire
  33. Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11, experts say, Melanie Eversley, USA Today
  34. Muhammad Surur and the normalisation of extremism, Hassan Hassan, The National
  35. Fox News’ Sean Hannity wants Donald Trump to ban the press from the White House, Taylor Link, Salon
  36. Celebrities are donating to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name, Ellie Woodward, BuzzFeed
  37. Marriage equality ‘settled’ but abortion isn’t: Trump contradicts on ’60 Minutes’, Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy, Yahoo!
  38. ‘You’re an ugly little pig’: Bay Area woman launches racist rant at Iranian-born US citizen, Tom Boggioni, Raw Story
  39. How Steve Bannon and Breitbart News can be pro-Israel and anti-Semitic at the same time, Naomi Zeveloff, Forward
  40. Clinton aides blame loss on everything but themselves, Annie Karni, Politico
  41. Here are 5 policies that Trump is already back-pedaling on, Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story
  42. Donald Trump recruits corporate lobbyists to select his future administration, Lee Fang, The Intercept
  43. 8 high-profile entrepreneurs who have endorsed universal basic income, Chris Weller, Business Insider
  44. What if you got $1000 a month, just for being alive? I decided to find out, Scott Santens, Vox
  45. Canadian province to give every citizen $1320 income boost to overcome poverty, Gabriel Samuels, The Independent
  46. New York Times: We blew it on Trump, Michael Goodwin, The New York Post
  47. Trump team is mulling Muslim Registry and planning border wall, reported adviser says, Mica Rosenberg and Julia Edwards Ainsley, The Huffington Post
  48. Lose your kin, Christina Sharpe, The New Inquiry
  49. Glenn Beck tries out decency, Nicholas Schmidle, The New Yorker
  50. The largest oil deposit ever found in America was just discovered in Texas, Akin Oyedele, Business Insider
  51. Aleppo residents turn to creativity to defy siege, Karam al-Masri, Syria Deeply
  52. How the White Helmets have evolved during the civil war, Hasan Arfeh, Syria Deeply
  53. The impact of the Kurdish-led campaign to isolate Raqqa, Haid Haid, Atlantic Council
  54. Workers remove Trump’s name from three New York City apartment buildings after residents petition, Leonard Greene, New York Daily News
  55. Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here, Cornel West, The Guardian
  56. Aleppo airstrikes restart as Russia announces major Syria offensive, Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian
  57. Mohamed Morsi death sentence overturned, Reuters in Cairo, The Guardian
  58. In Eastern Mosul, civilians clamor for food, cigarettes, The Associated Press, The New York Times
  59. The Trump effect on Libya’s political landscape?, Jason Pack, Libya Analysis
  60. American unemployment claims just hit a 43-year low, Reuters, Fortune
  61. $457 million in funding approved for Buckingham Palace upgrades, Reuters, The Globe and Mail
  62. Twitter cracks down on alt-right accounts, Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill
  63. David Brock gathering donors to ‘kick Donald Trump’s ass’, Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico
  64. Trump team planning ‘victory tour’ of states he won, Matthew Nussbaum, Politico
  65. Harry Reid: James Comey is a Republican Operative, Jason Hopkins, Town Hall
  66. Donald Trump should fix health care first, poll finds, Reuters, Newsweek
  67. After running on economic populism, Republicans want to destroy the consumer financial protection bureau, Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post
  68. John Bolton, top contender for Secretary of State, calls for regime change in Iran, Jessica Schulberg, The Huffington Post
  69. Alan Grayson wants ‘none of the above’ on the presidential ballot, Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post
  70. Southwest Colombia peasants form unarmed watch groups in response to wave of violence, Brian Levesque, Colombia Reports
  71. Colombia paramilitary successors embark on cop-killing spree in Antioquia, Stephen Gill, Colombia Reports
  72. Santos and FARC to sign new Colombia peace deal on Thursday, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  73. Colombia’s FARC reject Uribe’s offer to meet over peace accord, Reuters
  74. Illegal gold mining in Colombia is destroying the rainforest, Bram Ebus, Newsweek
  75. Why people are leaving Central America’s Northern Triangle, Adriana Beltrán, Washington Office of Latin America
  76. Fight Trump: Stop deportations by any means, George Ciccariello-Maher, Verso Books
  77. Grievances and grumblings, long before Chris Christie’s fall in Donald Trump’s circle, Kate Zernike, The New York Times
  78. Analysis: Israel’s sliding definition of anti-Semitism in the Trump era, Heike Schotten, Ma’an News Agency
  79. A lesson for Trump in Syria: The enemy of my enemy is… my enemy, Michael Weiss, The Daily Beast
  80. To resist a Trump presidency, ask: “What would the abolitionists do?”, Linda Hirshman, The Washington Post
  81. The chavista who lives inside every opositor, Alejandro Velasco, Caracas Chronicles
  82. Trump doesn’t need a deportation machine. Obama’s already built it, Franco Ordoñez, McClatchy DC
  83. The many shades of Fidel Castro, Sujatha Fernandes, NACLA
  84. La muerte de Castro provoca homenajes y condenas entre los venezolanos, Alicia Hernandez, The New York Times
  85. Reince Priebus: Trump will undo US-Cuba ties absent new concessions, Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post
  86. The status of Arabic-speakers in Israel, AV, The Economist
  87. Potential Trump pick for Homeland Security wants to send up to 1 million people to Gitmo, Pema Levy, Mother Jones
  88. North Dakota Governor orders mandatory evacuation of #DAPL protest site, Mother Jones
  89. Forget the First Amendment. Donald Trump now wants to criminalize flag burning, Inae Oh, Mother Jones
  90. A Yale history professor’s powerful, 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency, Timothy Snyder, Quartz
  91. Brazilian soccer team’s plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead, Joshua Goodman, Boston.com
  92. The history of Black protest and the hypocrisy of Stephen A. Smith, Ameer Hasan Loggins, Truthout
  93. Come on: Trump considering president of Goldman Sachs for budget chief?, AllahPundit, Hot Air
  94. Steve Bannon isn’t coming to Harvard Anymore, Spencer Buell, Boston Magazine
  95. Liberal Anti-Politics, Shuja Haider, Jacobin
  96. Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam, Voice of America
  97. OPEC in first joint oil cut with Russia since 2001, Saudis take ‘big hit’, Rania el-Gamal, Alex Lawler and Ahmad Ghaddar, Reuters
  98. An oil-price war’s surprise ending – My BPJ article on OPEC, shale, Trump, market and geopolitics, Tom O’Donnell, The Global Barrel
  99. Analysis: Trump is the US president Assad has been waiting for, Annia Ciezadlo, Syria Deeply
  100. NYT: Trump is set to name ex-Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin Treasury secretary, Portia Crowe, Business Insider
  101. A company Trump attacked will receive state tax breaks to keep jobs in the US, Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post

Radio and Podcast Interviews

  1. How US relations with Latin America could look under Donald Trump, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

YouTube Videos

  1. What does the election

2. Geopolitics of the Arctic

3. Disillusioned by leadership, many union rank-and-file turned to Trump

4. Jon Stewart on President-elect Trump, hypocrisy in America

5. Venezuela: What Can Be Done?

6. Will the revised Colombia peace accord succeed?

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Media Roundup for October

News Articles

  1. Here’s the century-long history behind Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC, Robert A. Karl, The Washington Post
  2. Las víctimas votaron por el Sí, Semana
  3. Former President Who Fought Colombia’s Peace Deal Holds Key to Its Future, Juan Forero and Kejal Vyas, The Wall Street Journal
  4. Colombia referendum: Public rejects president’s Farc peace deal in referendum vote, Tim Walker, The Independent
  5. Un plebiscito innecesario, una derrota inesperada, Javier Duque Daza, Razon Publica
  6. Did Human Rights Watch Sabotage Colombia’s Peace Agreement?, Greg Grandin, The Nation
  7. Colombia: “NO” vote on FARC Government Peace Deal Press Statement, John Kirby, U.S. Department of State
  8. Explicar el fracaso, Héctor Abad Faciolince, El Espectador
  9. Deep Scars and Complacency Defeated Colombia’s Peace Deal, Kirk Semple and Nicholas Casey, The New York Times
  10. Why Colombia Said No to Peace, Steven Cohen, The New Republic
  11. Uribe propone amnistía a guerrilleros sin condenas y “alivio judicial” a policías y soldados, El Espectador
  12. Benigno Alarcón: “Transitions happen when the costs of repression are higher than the costs of tolerating change”, Hugo Prieto, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  13. Gary Johnson won’t (or can’t) name North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, Michael Walsh, Yahoo News!
  14. ‘I did all the work’: Ex-Trump accountant slaps down candidate’s ‘brilliant’ knowledge of tax code, Brad Reed, Raw Story
  15. Tennessee mom throws a fit when her daughter learns about Islam in school, Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
  16. Sean Hannity freaks out after Megyn Kelly mocks him as Trump’s safe space, Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
  17. French cops think thieves were tipped off by Kim’s security, Mara Siegler, Page Six
  18. This is Donald Trump’s worst nightmare, Ezra Klein, Vox
  19. The rape allegation against Bill Clinton, explained, Dylan Matthews, Vox
  20. Among the post-liberals, Ross Douthat, The New York Times
  21. The white flight of Derek Black, Eli Saslow, The Washington Post
  22. Paul LePage Calls For Trump ‘To Show Some Authoritarian Power’, Arthur Delaney, The Huffington Post
  23. Married GOP Politician Admits to Sexting Male Teen in Video Pleading for His Job, Andy Towle, Towler Road
  24. Trump campaign manager: Clinton jail comments are being taken ‘literally’, Daniella Diaz, CNN
  25. Simulation Hypothesis: Living In The Matrix? Tech Billionaires Funding Research To Get Out, Tim Marcin, International Business Times
  26. Taraji P. Henson made under 2 percent of Brad Pitt’s ‘Benjamin Button’ salary, Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post
  27. Is Shep Smith the Future of Fox News?, Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post
  28. Newt Gingrich says Trump supporters should “monitor” polling stations, Ema O’Connor, BuzzFeed
  29. Local North Carolina GOP office firebombed and vandalized with Nazi Graffiti, Marina Fang, The Huffington Post
  30. ‘Rigged’ election talk didn’t start with Trump, David Weigel, The Washington Post
  31. Trump just proposed he and Clinton take pre-debate drug tests, Hannah Levintova, Mother Jones
  32. “Hillary needs to be taken out”: Donald Trump’s violent rhetoric is taking a real form at his campaign rallies, Sophia Tesfaye, Salon
  33. Bad blood? Donald Trump and Roger Ailes reportedly no longer speak, Emily Jane Fox, Vanity Fair
  34. Donald Trump: ‘I will totally accept’ election results ‘if I win’, Jeremy Diamond, CNN
  35. These Harvard economists offer differing views for how to save Venezuela, Andrew Rosati, Bloomberg
  36. The Morocota Conundrum, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  37. The Charade is Over, Frank Muci, Caracas Chronicles
  38. Part of an Unpopular Revolution, Position of Venezuela’s Collectives Unclear, Yesman Utrera, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  39. Compare the coverage of Mosul and East Aleppa and it tells you a lot about the propaganda we consume, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent
  40. Venezuelan Lawmakers Plan Impeachment Proceedings Against President, Kejal Vyas, The Wall Street Journal
  41. Charles Blow blames ‘rigged’ election talk on Sanders: ‘Clinton is beating men – deal with it’, Travis Gettys, Raw Story
  42. Clinton advisor after reading paid Wall Street speeches: ‘It’s pretty bad’, Alex Griswold, Mediaite
  43. Fox News just landed a brutal, lean hit on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Zach Carter, The Huffington Post
  44. WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin battles O’Reilly in amazing segment: You ‘parrot’ what Trump tells you!, Josh Feldman, Mediaite
  45. Pelosi urges end to Pentagon’s clawback of solider overpayments, Mike Lillis, The Hill
  46. Venezuelans take to the streets to oppose President Nicolas Maduro, Ana Vanessa Herrero and Elisabeth Malkin, The New York Times
  47. Cuando los líderes se crecen, Ezequiel Abdala, Revista Ojo
  48. Hillary Clinton has an unfortunate way of talking about American Muslims, Ismat Sarah Mangla, Quartz
  49. Twitter lays off 9% of its workforce as it posts a desperately-needed positive Q3, Matthew Lynley, Tech Crunch
  50. A professor circled “hence” on a Latina student’s paper and wrote “this is not your word”, Tamerra Griffin, BuzzFeed
  51. Newt Gingrich and Megyn Kelly get into bizarre exchange on Live TV, Christopher Mele, The New York Times
  52. WATCH: Donald Trump woos Indian voters with a Hindi campaign ad that will make you cringe, Grace Guarnieri, Salon
  53. Sean Hannity goes on incoherent late-night Twitter rant (Updated), Alex Griswold, Mediaite
  54. Lou Dobb’s rant about ‘Mormon Mafia’ becomes Twitter’s best new hashtag, Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post
  55. John McCain: Republicans will block “any Supreme Court nominee” of Hillary Clinton, Taylor Link, Salon
  56. Gary Johnson melts down: ‘why are you even interviewing me?’, Anna Merlan, The Slot
  57. Clinton adviser proposed attacking Iran to aid the Saudis in Yemen, Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
  58. U.S. stocks fall with Mexico Peso on Clinton probe; bonds rise, Rita Nazareth, Joseph Ciolli, and Andrea Wong, Bloomberg
  59. Comey, Clinton and This Steaming Mess, Frank Bruni, The New York Times
  60. On the Bombing of Aleppo, George Soros, The New York Review of Books
  61. Facebook lets advertisers exclude users by race, Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr., Pro Publica
  62. What a caliphate really is – and how the Islamic State is not one, Shadi Hamid, The Washington Post
  63. 2006 audio emerges of Hillary Clinton proposing rigging Palestine election, Ken Kurson, Observer
  64. The startling rise in oral cancer in men, and what it says about our changing sexual habits, Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post
  65. Chavismo full circle, David Smilde, The New York Times
  66. New polls show tight Clinton-Trump race nationally, battlegrounds, Eric Bradner, CNN
  67. Dakota Access pipeline protests draw contrasts to Bundy, Melanie Eversley, USA Today
  68. Report: Manafort faked plane problem to get Trump to avoid picking Christie for VP, Ken Meyer, Mediaite
  69. Adelson pours $25 million into White House race, more may be coming, Ed Henry, Fox News
  70. U.S. Officials Doubt Donald Trump Has Direct Link to Russia, Eric Lichtblau and Steven Lee Myers, The New York Times
  71. After giving Clinton question in advance, Donna Brazile promised ‘I’ll send a few more’, Alex Griswold, Mediaite
  72. Can poverty lead to mental illness?, Emily Sohn, NPR
  73. Did #DAPL security worker wielding an AR-15 rifle try to infiltrate native water protectors?, DemocracyNow!

Books

  1. Ciccariello-Maher, George (2016). Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela. London: Verso Books.
  2. Srnicek, Nick and Alex Williams (2015). Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work. London: Verso Books.

YouTube Videos

1. President Maduro calls on the Pope to help resolve conflict with Opposition

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Media Roundup for September

News Articles

  1. Análisis del #1S: ¿Qué viene ahora?, Luis Vicente León, Pro Davinci
  2. Girl, What? Lena Dunham Says She Didn’t Enjoy the Met Gala Because Odell Beckham Jr. Didn’t Talk to Her: ‘I Was Not the Shape of a Woman By His Standards’, Love B. Scott, lovebscott.com
  3. Millions of Indian workers strike for better wages, al-Jazeera
  4. Today Belongs to Workers, Tim Goulet, Jacobin
  5. Most Americans Aren’t Middle-Class Anymore, Ben Casselman, Five Thirty Eight
  6. Saudi Arabi’s top cleric says Iranians are ‘not Muslims’, BBC
  7. Army Corps don’t oppose temporary halt to Dakota access pipeline, Eyder Peralta, NPR
  8. Chinese woman tries renting a boyfriend online and it was extremely awkward, Alicia Tan, Yahoo News
  9. Fox settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20 Million – and offers an unprecedented apology, Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair
  10. Google’s clever plan to stop aspiring ISIS recruits, Andy Greenberg, Wired
  11. Math is racist: How data is driving inequality, Aimee Rawlins, CNN
  12. Laos: Barack Obama regrets ‘biggest bombing in history’, BBC
  13. 5,300 Wells Fargo employees fired for creating over 2 million phony accounts, Matt Egan, CNN
  14. Ferguson protest leader Darren Seals shot and found dead in a burning car, Lois Beckett, The Guardian
  15. Kaepernick says he’s not Muslim, blames rumor on American Islamaphobia, John Breech, CBS Sports
  16. Seahawks support Colin Kaepernick’s message, mull Week 1 protest, Sheil Kapadia, ESPN
  17. What happened after Sweden introduced a six hour work day, Narjas Zatat, The Independent
  18. Arrested by a U.S. ally over tweets: NGOs call for freedom of Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab, Ben Norton, Salon
  19. Chris Wallace to Ben Carson: ‘Do You Worry You’re Being Used as a Prop for Black Voters?’, Josh Feldman, Mediaite
  20. Broncos’ Brandon Marshall loses another sponsor, will continue to kneel during anthem, Raquel Villanueva, USA Today
  21. Hillary Clinton ‘collapse’: Video shows Democrat ‘fainting’ at 9/11 memorial, Rachael Revesz, The Independent
  22. Data reveals Hillary Clinton was right about Donald Trump’s ‘deplorable’ supporters, Steve Pierce, The Huffington Post
  23. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in New York, burns six-year-old boy, Tom Mendelsohn, Ars Technica
  24. Soledad O’Brien eviscerates CNN: ‘You have normalized’ white supremacy with shoddy Trump reporting, David Edwards, Raw Story
  25. Giuliani on taking Iraqi oil: ‘Of course it’s legal. It’s a war’, Eric Bradner, CNN
  26. Wolf Blitzer worries cutting US weapon sales to Saudis will hurt defense contractors’ profits, David Ferguson, Raw Story
  27. Hey, Michael Rapaport: Liking hip-hop doesn’t mean you get to tell black people how to feel, Lawrence Ross, The Root
  28. Seven Bay Area officers face charges in teenage prostitute police sex scandal, Christopher Brennan, New York Daily News
  29. Hillary Clinton: Boycotting North Carolina is noble and just; boycotting Israel is bigoted and hateful, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
  30. Venezuela fumes at Mercosur ultimatum as Latin America shifts right, Bill Trott, Reuters
  31. Oil industry fears more chaos after Colombia rebels disarm, Andrew Willis, Bloomberg
  32. American teens are turning to prostitution and other crimes because they cannot afford food: report, Cortney Drakeford, Raw Story
  33. Why men should never put their phone in their pocket, NZ Herald
  34. August Was The Hottest Month Ever Recorded. Again., Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post
  35. Police union asks deputies to not escort Dolphins until players stand for anthem, Matias J. Ocner, The Miami Herald
  36. ‘Locked the black b*tch out’: North Dakota students’ racist Snapchat exposes dorm harassment, David Edwards, Raw Story
  37. I called the Wells Fargo ethics line and was fired, Matt Egan, CNN Money
  38. Protesters clash with police in Charlotte after fatal shooting of Keith Scott, Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian
  39. Hundreds of U.S. scientists slam Trump for threatening to abandon Paris climate accord, Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post
  40. Amal Clooney & this survivor of kidnapping & rape are suing ISIS, Michael Hafford, Refinery 29
  41. Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt, Lisa Respers France and Brian Stelter, CNN
  42. After police killing of unarmed man, Tulsa chief promises to ‘achieve justice’, Bill Chappel, NPR
  43. Venezuela’s Electoral Authority Makes Recall Referendum All But Impossible for 2016, David Smilde and Hugo Perez Hernaiz, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  44. Trump Ohio County Campaign Chair Resigns After Racist Comments, Sam Stein and Sam Levine, The Huffington Post
  45. La crisis emocional que también sufren los venezolanos (fotos), La Patilla
  46. Lo que gana la oposición con el Sí, Juanita Velez, La Silla Vacia
  47. Defending Hillary Clinton Isn’t Feminism, Daughter of Oya, The Race Card

Academic Articles

  1. Finlay, Christopher J. (2009). “How to do things with the word ‘terrorist.’Review of International Studies. 35 (4), 751-774.

Books

  1. Margolick, David (2005). Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink. New York: Vintage Books.

YouTube Videos

1. Marc Lamont Hill (Full Interview)

2. Akala (Full  Interview)

3. Randy Barnett and Dave Rubin on Classical Liberalism and The Constitution

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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

Reports

  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.

Magazines

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

Books

  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”

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Media Roundup for July

News Articles

  1. OVV understands its blunder: time to retract publicly, Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles
  2. How to count our dead, Dorothy Kronick, Caracas Chronicles
  3. Why we do what we do: Four years on, David Smile, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  4. Bad new for Venezuela’s police reformers: The OLP is undeniably popular, David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  5. Myths and realities of the distorted Venezuelan economy Part I, Miguel Octavio, The Devil’s Excrement
  6. Kevin Durant was the Thunder, and maybe that was the problem, Chris Ryan, The Ringer
  7. Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud, BBC
  8. Chilcot report: key points from Iraq inquiry, The Guardian
  9. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson sues Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, Brian Stelter, CNN 
  10. Trump Camp denies anti-Semetic tweet was sourced from white nationalist site, Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo
  11. Fla. dad accidentally shoots 14-year-old son: “The gun didn’t kill my boy. I did.”, Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo
  12. Bombing that killed more than 200 deadliest attack in Baghdad in years, Mohammed Tawfeeq, Joe Sterling, Tiffany Ap and Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN
  13. FBI Director on Clinton’s email: ‘No charges are appropriate in this case.’, Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post
  14. Iraq was destined for chaos – with or without Britain’s intervention, Hayder al-Khoei, The Guardian
  15. Jesse Williams spoke the truth about being black in America, now he may lose his job, Jamilah King, Mic
  16. Obama: 8000 troops to remain in Afghanistan, Gregory Korte and Tom Vanden Brook, USA Today
  17. Clinton seizes opening as Trump alienates big business, MJ Lee, CNN
  18. Chilcot’s blind spot: Iraq War report buries oil evidence, fails to address motive, David Whyte and Greg Muttitt, Open Democracy
  19. The Village, Anabella Abadi M., Caracas Chronicles
  20. A Republican intellectual explains why the Republican Party is going to die, Zack Beauchamp, Vox
  21. Colombia’s political parties line up in support of FARC peace deal, Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
  22. Hillary the Hawk: A History, Micah Zenko, Foreign Policy
  23. Witness killings deepen mystery in Venezuela ‘narco nephew’ case, Mike LaSusa, Insight Crime
  24. El plebiscito: entre el “sin plan B” y “un mejor acuerdo”, Juanita Leon, La Silla Vacia
  25. Islamism, Salafism, and jihadism: a primer, Rashid Dar and Shadi Hamid, Brookings

YouTube Videos

  1. Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now?

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