Links – Dec. 30, 2018

‘Pouring Salt Into the Wound’ Amid Shutdown, Trump Signs Executive Order Freezing Pay of Nearly 2 Million Federal Workers CommonDreams

On the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, a family and a community respond to death of 14-year-old girl, question authorities Billings Gazette

As a grocery chain is dismantled, investors recover their money. Worker pensions are short millions. WashingtonPost

Im/migrants and refugees

Migrants who were dropped off at a bus station by ICE in El Paso, Texas.

El Paso aid agencies overwhelmed as 1,600 migrants are cast on to streets Guardian

Doctors Warn More Children in Border Patrol Stations Could Die Like Felipe and Jakelin Daily Beast

Georgia denies migrants equal access to higher education AJC

Trump hasn’t ordered Pentagon to withdraw troops from Afghanistan The Hill

“We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.” —Lord Palmerston

Disabled Young Man Killed and 46 Wounded as Israeli Forces Shoot at Protesters in the Gaza Strip

Furious Iraqi Politicians Demand Withdrawal of 5,200 US Troops Middle East Monitor

The Malaysia Scandal Is Starting to Look Dire for Goldman Sachs RollingStone

‘Yellow Vests’ and the Wages of Violence The Wire

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