Links – Jan. 18, 2019

Oakland teachers prepare wildcat walkout Friday amid disruptive LA strike SFGate

How a rising tide of teacher strikes is finally exposing the corrupt privatizing impulse behind the charter school agenda AlterNet

Trump’s Shutdown Is a Savage Assault on the Working Class Vice

Trump tried to illegally withhold disaster relief money from Puerto Rico Vox

Thousands More Migrant Children Likely Taken From Families Than First Reported NYTimes

U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post staff


Stonewall Vet Miss Major Says Police Should Be Banned From Pride

Chili’s Allegedly Told This Lesbian to Dress ‘More Gender Appropriate’ Daily Beast

Citigroup Admits It Pays Women 29% Less Than Men Forbes

Indigenous Peoples

B.C. First Nations leaders lend their support to Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs at Smithers rally CBC

Open letter: Chiefs call out RCMP for misinformation and invasion Statement

Amendment to fund Indian Health Services through end of fiscal year blocked Tulsa 2

Capitalist crisis

T-Mobile announced a merger needing Trump administration approval. The next day, 9 executives had reservations at Trump’s hotel. Washington Post

‘A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin STAT

Corporate and Banking Interests Profit from Desecration of Black Maryland Graveyard BAR

Fight racism

A Mother Watched Her Son Die in Police Custody, Now She Says the Town is Covering it up YouTube

Chicago Man Becomes the 19th to Have His Murder Conviction Overturned After Accusing Detective of Framing Him The Root

A look at other criminal cases where Cook County judges cleared Chicago cops Chicago SunTimes

Imperialism and global politics

UK army reservists put on standby as threat of no-deal Brexit looms RT

Brexit explained: What would a no-deal Brexit mean? Irish Times

China Offers Iran $3 Billion Oil-Field Deal as Europe Halts Iranian Crude Purchases WSJ

Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defense system Guardian

Climate Forecast: World Is “Sleepwalking into Catastrophe” Scientific American

This Airbnb Spying Nightmare Is a Reminder That Staying in Strangers’ Homes Is Still Creepy Gizmodo

Is a Planned Monument to Women’s Rights Racist? NYTimes

The Vice President’s Men Seymour Hersh on George H.W. Bush

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