Links – Jan. 5, 2019

I Am a Teacher in Los Angeles and I Am Ready to Go on Strike Truthout

Federal shutdown

Rent, mortgage payments hard to meet for workers entangled in the government shutdown CNBC

Senior Trump Officials Will Get $10,000 Raises While Federal Employees Stay Furloughed Daily Beast

Nurses Union Demands All 2020 Candidates Establish Strong Sexual Harassment, Pay Equity Policies Common Dreams

Imperialism and global politics

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s far-right president targets Indigenous Peoples, descendants of slaves, LGBT community on first day in office Independent

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he is open to hosting a U.S. military base Reuters

Washington Trained Guatemala’s Mass Murderers—and the Border Patrol Played a Role Nation

Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change MPN

Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions and US Troop Presence Geopolitics Alert

Trump Wanted Out of Syria Immediately. Now U.S. Says ‘No Timeline’ to Leave. Daily Beast


China becomes first nation to land on the Moon’s far side Nature

Louisiana Sheriff Who Criticized Pipeline Opponents Is Ordered to Release Records on Standing Rock Visit Desmog

World Bank: Robots are taking some jobs, but not all Mercury News

Unprecedented opportunities for profit

Tantoo Cardinal finally gets the recognition she deserves Macleans

Once considered outlandish, the idea that plants help their relatives is taking root Science

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