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Friday Nite Videos | May 24, 2019

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Stop Investigating Me! Or Else! W. Kamau Bell's Candid Conversation With Two Anti-Abortion Activists. Exploding Star Spews Building Blocks of Life. A Louisiana Town in the Heart of 'Cancer Alley'. 'Stable Genius' Needs an 'Intervention'? Two Views.

The Battle for Venezuela

Tony Wood London Review of Books
In Latin America alone, the long and disastrous record of US-led interventions is enough to cause alarm about the possible outcomes of this crisis. Even if Maduro is levered out of power, the battle for Venezuela is just beginning.

How The CIA Overthrew Iran's Democracy In 4 Days

Lawrence Wu and Michelle Lanz NPR
Over the course of four days in August 1953, Roosevelt would orchestrate not one, but two attempts to destabilize the government of Iran, forever changing the relationship between the country and the U.S.

Refinery Safety Campaign Frays Blue-Green Alliance

Steve Early CounterPunch
demonstration signs At 350-person rally organized by Torrance Refinery Action on the third anniversary of a giant explosion at Exxon Mobil’s facility there, people were eager to hear about how Richmond is working to hold Chevron accountable for its pollution. His piece ref

Trump’s California Henchmen: Stanford and Big Oil Cast Long Shadows

Maria Bustillos Capital & Main
Aside from California’s obedient Republican congressional delegation, Stanford is perhaps the most powerful locus of Trump’s support in the state with close ties to the energy industry and its lobbyists, the center of an even more powerful web of connections to Donald Trump, whose administration has moved to help industry in general, and Big Oil in particular—doing away with climate and environmental protections, opening public lands up to mining and drilling, and so on.
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