Links – March 22, 2019


French unions call general strike for better pay, retirement, education RFI

France to deploy troops to maintain security during Yellow Vest protests France24

Cuba and Venezuela

Truth or a visa: The New York Times spreads lies about Cuba and Venezuela Granma

U.S. ‘’Oil Weapon’’ Could Change Geopolitics Forever OilPrice

Beulah Richardson

Beulah Richardson Charges Genocide Black Perspectives

Capitalist misery

US Life Expectancy Drops for Third Consecutive Year Grit

It just became easier for employers to dump retirees’ pensions CNN

Meritocracy doesn’t exist, and believing it does is bad for you Slate

Kale, Strawberries, and Spinach Top List as Report Shows Nearly 70% of US Produce Contain Dangerous Pesticide Residue Common Dreams

‘Military Keynesianism is Back!’: Democrats and Trump Agree on Pentagon Increase, Quibble on Details Common Dreams


Cyclone Shows Climate Change’s Deadly Impact on Poor, Urbanizing Nations WSJ

Im/migrants and refugees

Another Mexican Immigrant Just Died in US Custody Grit

US Uses Several Clandestine Shelters to Detain Immigrant Children Truthout


A growing list of companies from FedEx to BMW are warning about the world economy CNBC


When They Don’t Ignore, US Media Often Disparage Palestinians’ Right of Return FAIR


Andaz Staff Walk Out Over Union Organizer Arrest Labor411

AOC (Once Again) Schools Fox News About the ‘Latina Thing’

Indigenous peoples

Indigenous Communities in Colombia Shut Down Pan-American Highway Latino Rebels

Scientists rise up against statistical significance Nature

U.S. stole inventions says WSJ opinion writer

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