Friday’s news links – Aug. 23, 2019

Labor

Workers Suffer Heat Illnesses As UPS Leaves Warehouses, Delivery Trucks Without AC Labor411

Trump Joked About Swapping Puerto Rico for Greenland: Report Daily Beast

Palestine

Gaza needs to rebuild by Israel is holding concrete as a hostage Bloomberg

This passage was deleted from the Declaration of Independence — here’s what it reveals about motivation for the American Revolution Alternet

Conveniently left out of our founding mythology is the fact that one of the primary reasons the colonists decided to declare their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery.

The Great Land Robbery The Atlantic

The shameful story of how 1 million black families have been ripped from their farms. The crimes of Jim Crow have been laundered by time and the legacy of ill-gotten gains has become a structural part of American life.

Teachers’ Unions Develop Curriculum to Deal with Trauma of ICE Raids PayDay Report

CEO compensation has grown 940% since 1978 EPI

Typical worker compensation has risen only 12% during that time

Venezuela

US Navy ‘ready’ for Venezuela mission, says a top commander Al Arabiya

Kashmir

In Kashmir Health Professionals Speak Truth to Power Countercurrents

Dalit Bahujan Solidarity With Kashmir

Brazil

The Fires in the Amazon Were Set on Purpose Left Voice

Are farmers setting the Amazon ablaze in support of Bolsonaro? Grist

Rudyard Kipling, American Imperialist New Republic


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