Links – Dec. 18, 2018

Imperialism and global politics

Six U.S. Airstrikes Over Somalia Kill 62 AP

The U.S. Has More Military Operations In Africa Than The Middle East Vice

A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job Intercept

Bigoted Paternalism Behind “Russians Targeted African-Americans” NY Times Article Ghion Journal

WaPo: Trump Needs to Destroy Venezuela to Save It FAIR

America’s hidden war in Syria U.S. troops will now stay in Syria indefinitely, controlling a third of the country and facing peril on many fronts Washington Post 

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India Al Jazeera

Prisoners

Black Lives Matter Asks Public to Help Demand Clemency for Cyntoia Brown The Root

Im/migrants and refugees

Who Killed Jakelin Caal Maquín at the US Border? Nation

Central American Exodus: Letter to US Authorities on the Right to Asylum NLG

Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty to protest Trump’s immigration policies found guilty at trial, says she’d do it again NY Dailey News

Labor

Tesla Workers Start a Drive to Unionize Solar-Panel Factory Industry Week

After Historic Union-Backed Strike, Chicago Charter School Teachers Celebrate New Contract as Win for Students CommonDreams

UCLA Releases First National Study of Labor Conditions in Nail Salon Industry

Capitalist crisis

Major hedge funds are scrambling to prevent financial wipeout NY Post

Environment

We Don’t Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy Motherboard

France

Debate: The ‘gilets jaunes’ movement is not a Facebook revolution The Conversation


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