Links – Jan. 20, 2019

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine Michelle Alexander

Labor

We Work for the Federal Government and It’s Time to Strike Anonymous

Tunisian civil servants take to the streets against austerity regime PeoplesDispatch

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

The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA’s Teachers’ Strike The Nation

Women

Turning the Women’s March Into a Mass Movement Was Never Going to Be Simple Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

1,400 Miles of Abortion Restrictions The Intercept

Imperialism and global politics

Trump Administration Backs Slow-Motion Right-Wing Coup In Venezuela Shadowproof

What is NATO’s New Mission in Iraq? NEO

U.S. Steps Up Rhetoric Over [Russian] Nord Stream 2 Pipeline [to Germany] Oilprice.com

Trump cancels U.S. delegation to Davos forum Reuters

Fight racism

Since Decriminalization, 96% of People Arrested for Weed in Baltimore Are Black RNN

Michigan Poor People’s Campaign activists receive trial date following protest arrests Daily Kos

Capitalist crisis

Shutdown’s Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth NYTimes

My speech on driverless cars at the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 15/1/19 Christian Wolmar – Tulip mania?

“The spending on the development of autonomous vehicles is quite unprecedented. I am not sure in the history of transport whether so much has been spent on a single concept. We’ve had railway booms, and explosions of road building but nothing on this scale.”

New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades NYTimes

 


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