Links – Dec. 31, 2018

Young Inmates Say They Were Shipped Upstate, Held in Isolation and Beaten NYTimes

Los Angeles Hires Substitutes in Preparation for Teacher Strike TruthDig


Trump Is Reportedly Pumping the Brakes on His Timetable for Removing Troops From Syria Splinter

US Troops Still Patrolling Syria’s Manbij Despite Trump’s Order to Stop Being There Middle East Eye

C.I.A.’s Afghan Forces Leave a Trail of Abuse and Anger NYTimes

Indigenous Peoples

How an Undercover Oil Industry Mercenary Tricked Pipeline Opponents Into Believing He Was One of Them The Intercept

Here’s how federal inmates made an Alabama sheriff $1.5 million

Wall Street, Banks and Angry Citizens. Inequality Worsens Around the Planet Consortium News

Betsy DeVos Decides Its OK For Schools To Discriminate Against Black Students Ring of Fire

DoubleTree Fires Employees Who Evicted Guest for ‘Calling His Mom While Black’ Splinter

Gatwick Cops: Some of Those Drones Could’ve Been Ours Newser

The United States is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization Z

Basic Income vs Guaranteed Jobs: What If We Paid Stay-At-Home Moms? Evonomics

Top architects are left stunned by giant cracks that appeared in Sydney’s Opal Tower just months after the $165million building opened – as it’s revealed the block was built on a reclaimed swamp DailyMail

Attorney General Investigating Broken Bolts on Mario Cuomo Bridge NYTimes

Amazon’s Anti-Union Past Is Coming Back to Bite It Vice

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