Friday’s news links – Aug. 30, 2019

Labor

Despite ‘Relentless’ Assault by Corporate America, Gallup Poll Shows Support for Unions at Near 50-Year High Common Dreams

Wisconsin workers embedded with microchips USA Today

Brexit

The Queen’s Active Role in the Right Wing Coup Craig Murray

Kashmir

Pakistan’s Kashmir Leader Says India Has Built ‘World’s Largest Open Air Prison’ Across Border Newsweek

A Pennsylvania Police Department Is Accused Of Klan Involvement and Discrimination The Appeal

Hungering For The Language Of Class War Vijay Prashad

Environment

Cuba drastically reforms fishing laws to protect coral reef, sharks and rays Guardian

Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity: LET’S SAVE THE AMAZON! LET’S SAVE THE PLANET!

Amazon’s indigenous warriors take on invading loggers and ranchers Guardian

Former commanders for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) say they are taking up arms again after what they consider to be the failure of a 2016 peace deal to guarantee their political rights.

Colombia

Colombia FARC negotiators say they are taking up arms again AP

Former chief rebel negotiator Luciano Marin, known as Ivan Marquez, said in a video posted online, per AP, “When we signed the accord in Havana we did so with the conviction that it was possible to change the life of the most humble and dispossessed…. But the state hasn’t fulfilled its most important obligations, which is to guarantee the life of its citizens and especially avoid assassinations for political reasons.”

Colombia’s Former FARC Guerrilla Leader Calls for Return to War NYTimes

Last May, the NYTimes reported that Colombia’s military leaders ordered soldiers to prioritize capturing and killing militants — even if it means higher civilian casualties. See: Colombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks

U.S. companies aren’t leaving China for America, despite what Trump says

Indigenous Peoples

Far-right extremists appropriate Indigenous struggles for violent ends High Country News

From Nazi Germany to Norway and El Paso, white nationalists use Indigenous imagery to justify racist violence.

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Amazon Fires As “A Terrifying Plague” NativeNewsOnline

Bolivia’s Amazon Fire Hotspots Reduced by 85% teleSUR

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: ‘Indigenous Territories Hinder Development’ teleSUR

Baxter Leach, key member of Memphis striking sanitation workers, dies Washington Post

Big Pharma paying a small price for opioid crisis Houston Chronicle

The Automation Charade Logic


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