Links – Dec. 3, 2018

Labor

How Graduate Unions Are Winning—and Scaring the Hell out of Bosses—in the Trump Era In These Times

Report: Tesla Takes Racism in the Workplace to Another Level The Root

Imperialism

“It Is Not a Natural Disaster”: Dana Frank on How U.S.-Backed Coup in Honduras Fueled Migrant Crisis Democracy Now

‘To Live, to Thrive, Not Only to Survive’: San Juan Mayor Calls for Replacing Austerity With Green New Deal to Save Puerto Rico Common Dreams

US Military Says It Has a “Light Footprint” in Africa. These Documents Show a Vast Network of Bases RSN

What if Osama bin Laden Had Legitimate Grievances? Truthdig

G20, trade and financial stability Michael Roberts

George HW Bush thought the world belonged to his family Znet

‘Their ideas had no place here’: how Crete kicked out Golden Dawn Guardian

France

The elusive face of the Paris rioters France24

‘Yellow Vests’ Riot in Paris, but Their Anger Is Rooted Deep in France NY Times

Palestine

A Professor’s Comments, a Board Chair’s Reaction and Academic Freedom Inside Higher Ed

Temple professor lost his job as CNN commentator over speech he gave at United Nations. University says it is defending his right to free speech, but board chair’s comments suggest institution is trying to find a way to punish him.

Mexico

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s full speech at the Zócalo

Nature

Root intelligence: Plants can think, feel and learn NewScientist

Anchorage earthquake was a big one, but it could have been much worse. Why L.A. should take warning LA Times

Women

More than 5,500 women came to Illinois to have an abortion last year amid growing restrictions in the Midwest Chicago Tribune

Capitalist misery

California’s high rents are undermining tenants’ retirement prospects and the broader economy. Capital&Main

The Dangerous, Low-Paid World of Nail Salons Truthout


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