Links – March 24, 2019


Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, walked off the night shift for three hours on March 7.

Minnesota Amazon Workers Walk Off the Job over Speed-Up Labor Notes

‘I made $3.75 an hour’: Lyft and Uber drivers push to unionize for better pay Guardian

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote AP

Thousand of Paraguayans take part in peasant march demanding land reform Peoples Dispatch

Soldiers may ‘open fire’ if lives at risk in Yellow Jacket protests: Paris military general Politico

U.S. Mercenaries Arrested in Haiti Were Part of a Half-Baked Scheme to Move $80 Million for Embattled President Intercept

Indigenous Peoples

“Water Is Life”: Midwestern Floods Threaten Indigenous Communities at Forefront of Climate Crisis DemocracyNow

‘You don’t say when you’re born, “When I grow up, I’m going to be a prostitute.”‘ CBC

Anyone Speak K’iche’ or Mam? Immigration Courts Overwhelmed by Indigenous Languages NYTimes

Trump vs. McCain: an American Horror Story H. Bruce Franklin

Why is Donald Trump deliberately picking a fight with the ghost of John McCain? It might seem he has nothing to gain and much to lose from this battle. Therefore many believe this is just more evidence of his narcissism, impulsiveness, and thoroughly nasty personality. Beware of underestimating Trump’s skillful and devious political acumen. As often, the president is speaking in coded language to his base, which regards McCain as the Judas who betrayed all those thousands of American POWs left behind in Vietnam.

Work of the past, work of the future VOX

AMLO Takes a Hard Right Turn in Mexican Banking Conference Bloomberg

Brown University Becomes First Ivy League School to Pass BDS Resolution The Forward

How the Press That Sold the Iraq War Got Away With It Matt Taibbi

Yet another recession warning just flashed red — a Treasury ‘yield curve’ just inverted for the first time since 2007 Business Insider

Going Cashless Looks More and More Like a Capitalist Scam Vice

Fuck The Vessel The Baffler

The Vessel is really a perfect name for the sixteen-story monument nestled in the midst of the now complete “neighborhood” (read: real estate scheme) of Hudson Yards, New York City. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, one of architecture’s premier grifters, a man who should be banned internationally from using the term “parti,” the Vessel is composed of 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings. Apparently the architect drew inspiration from an early experience with, to nobody’s surprise, an old staircase. The depth of architectural thinking at work here makes a kiddie-pool seem oceanic.

Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing at Trump Access Politico

The Reckoning of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center The New Yorker

Letter from New Zealand Commune

Handing over mineral resources to foreign firms is treason: Zimbabwe Communist Party

Why Did US Defence Giant Northrop Grumman Test 75 YO Nazi Proto-Stealth Bomber? Sputnik

The Media’s 6 Biggest Lies About North Korea

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