Links – Dec. 29, 2018

Syrian army deploys to Manbij in new alliance with Kurds AFP

None of Us Deserve Citizenship. On what moral grounds can we deny others rights, privileges and opportunities that we did not earn ourselves? Michelle Alexander

A Path to Freedom? Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal Wins Chance to Reargue Appeal in 1981 Police Killing Democracy Now

A Pregnant Woman Was Found Dead in a Mississippi Jail After Complaining About Stomach Pains. Her Family Has Yet to See Her The Root

Indigenous Peoples

Why are Guatemalans seeking asylum? US policy is to blame Guardian

‘Glimpse of Hope’: Milagro Sala Acquitted on Homicide Charges Telesur

A Native Challenge for Mexico’s President USNews

‘This is our land’: Native Americans see Trump’s move to reduce Bears Ears monument as an assault on their culture LATimes

Eight LGBTQ-Led Social Justice Struggles the Corporate Media Missed in 2018 Truthout

More and more laws are treating a fetus as a person, and a woman as less of one, as states charge pregnant women with crimes… NYTimes

New Studies Show Pundits Are Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics The Nation

Google erases Kurdistan from maps in compliance with Turkish gov.

Crumbling infrastructure

911 emergency services go down across the US after CenturyLink outage ABC

Blue Light Floods NYC Sky as Transformer Bursts Into Flames in Queens NBC NY

Insured, But Indebted: Couple Works 5 Jobs To Pay Off Medical Bills NPR

Brooklyn’s Extraction Lab, Home of the $18 Coffee, Has Closed Brooklyn Reporter

Inside Facebook’s secret rule book for global political speech Livemint

Giraffes just silently went to the list of endangered animals facing extinction IndiaToday

As U.S. soldiers battle landlord, confidential records shine light on his lucrative business Reuters


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