Links – Jan. 19, 2019

Labor

Oakland teachers stage unauthorized walkout as contract talks hit impasse SF Chronicle

Denver teachers could begin voting to strike on Saturday Denver Post

L.A. teacher strike may be cutting edge of a revolution against what’s rotten in America Philly.com

Over 40 Maquila Factories on Strike in Mexico LeftVoice

Federal employees who take unemployment benefits during the shutdown will have to pay them back CNBC

Public transport workers win wage hike after nine-day strike in India Peoples Dispatch

670,000 Public-Sector Workers Strike In Tunisia AFL-CIO

Law is on the side of Indigenous group in pipeline dispute, say legal experts StarMetro Vancouver

U.S. Navy chief does not rule out sending aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait Reuters

Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the picket line at the Scripto plant in Atlanta, Ga., December, 1964.

Martin Luther King Jr., union man The Conversation

Oddly Enough, More Big Pharma Kickbacks for Docs Are Associated With More Opioid Deaths Splinter

Imperialism and global politics

White House Considers Oil Embargo On Venezuela OAN

The White House calls food stamp funds for Puerto Rico ‘excessive and unnecessary’ Grist

The Planetary Health Diet isn’t much use to people living in food poverty openDemocracy

Theresa May, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to skip Davos summit amid problems at home Business Review

Trans people are planning a massive march on Washington LGBTQ Nation

Thierse justifies murder of Liebknecht and Luxemburg (in German) Rote Fahne Google Translate version


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