Links – Nov. 30, 2018

Imperialism

What’s behind the war on China? Manuel Yepe, Opiniones desde Cuba

NATO’s Military Buildup along Russia’s Borders is No Joke, or is It? NEO

US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare New US Sanctions against Iran, Russia and Syria form the most unforgiving embargo in history, they are weapons of war, designed for killing. MPN

Trump adviser Bolton hones ties with Brazil’s far-right leader Reuters

US Military Contractor Is Hiring Personnel To Support Classified ‘Contingency Operations’ In Ukraine OffGuardian

Capitalist crisis

Nearly half of world’s coal plants run at a loss, study finds Independent

Payless sold discount shoes at luxury prices — and it worked Money Watch

Protesters Demand an End to Bailouts for California Company That May Have Caused Wildfires SF Weekly

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid ‘Disturbing’ Rise In Overdoses And Suicides NPR

Women

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke says the way her movement is framed at times is ‘unrecognisable’ ABC 

LGBTQ2S

LGBTQ caravan migrants may have to ‘prove’ their gender or sexual identity at US border Conversation

Labor

Grinnell student workers approve campuswide union; school’s move to quash has national implications Des Moines Register

Fuck Bosses, Long Live Unions Splinter

The entire editorial staff of the digital media company Mic was unceremoniously laid off yesterday. Axed whole staff, who had voted to organize with the NewsGuild a year ago.


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