Links – Dec. 25, 2018

Capitalist crisis

Oil plunges 6 percent as economic slowdown fears grip market Reuters

‘Plunge Protection Team’ Holds Emergency Meeting as Trump Chaos Sparks Fears of Another Financial Crash Common Dreams

Protests break out against extension of martial law in southern Philippines Peoples Dispatch

Im/migrants and refugees

Texas Tent City Housing 2,500 Migrant Children Is Said to Close in January NYTimes

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence Huffington Post

Fight racism

Hollywood’s Obsession with Women of Color as “the Help” New Black Man (in Exile)

The Jonestown We Don’t Know NYBooks

Jones had called it the Promised Land. He borrowed this name directly from the farm that his role model, Father Divine, the son of a slave, had established in upstate New York in the 1930s to feed his communes

Imperialism and global politics

Bring the Troops Home, But Also Stop the Bombing Counterpunch

Our Poor, Defenseless Military Industrial Complex FAIR

We Know How Trump’s War Game Ends. Nothing unites our political class like the threat of ending our never-ending war Rolling Stone

Mexican Governor Martha Erika Alonso, 45, and her senator husband are killed in a helicopter crash, less than two weeks after she became her state’s first female leader Daily Mail

WATCH Yellow Vest protesters chase away Paris cops after tense standoff RT

Apple admits giving governments access to thousands of iPhones and other devices Independent

The Dollar Store Backlash Has Begun Citylab

LGBT Worker Rights’ Cases Back on SCOTUS Calendar Bloomberg Law

Tens of thousands hit the streets of Catalonia against Spanish regime Peoples Dispatch

China’s Most Dangerous Export Is Socialism Financial Post

Exploitation and Expropriation, or Why Capitalism Must be Attacked with Equal Force on Every Front Counterpunch

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