Links – Jan. 15, 2019

Imperialism and global politics

How Donald Trump is Expanding the US Empire MPN

Don’t Rule Out The Possibility Of War With Iran Lobe Log

Venezuela Describes a “Triumph of Peace” After the Retraction of 10 of the 12 Countries of the Lima Group Resumen

Capitalist crisis

The Next American Car Recession Has Already Started Bloomberg

Markets Take the Lead When It Comes to Factoring in Recession Bloomberg

America desperately needs fiber internet, and the tech giants won’t save us Recode

China’s yuan to challenge greenback as world’s main currency – Bank of England governor RT

Macy’s stock plunges nearly 18 percent in its worst day ever CNBC


The Unique Racial Dynamics of the L.A. Teachers’ Strike. The city’s public-school teachers are predominantly people of color—and a plurality of them are Latino, like most of the students they serve. The Atlantic

The Truth About the Gig Economy. Uber and similar companies aren’t driving huge changes in the way that Americans make a living. The Atlantic

Thousands marched in Berlin to honor Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht Peoples Dispatch

German leftists mark 100 years since Luxemburg-Liebknecht killings DW

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