Tuesday’s news links – Oct. 8, 2019

Labor

Billy Bragg Will Headline the “Largest Rally” Yet for Striking Battery Wharf Hotel Workers Boston Mag

California child care workers gain new union rights to bargain with the state for higher pay SacBee

3 Chicago labor groups, including CPS teachers, could walk off the job together in coming days as city braces for ‘extraordinarily disruptive moment’ Chicago Tribune

How GM Pits Younger Workers Against Older Workers Payday Report

Knowledge commodities Michael Roberts

WBAI

COUP AT WBAI! IED John Vernile, without authorisation, closes station, turns it into relay. His letter to all Pacifica directors PacificaWatch

‘A Complete Shock:’ Long-Running Freeform Radio Station WBAI Abruptly Shut Down Gothamist

Environment

Thomas Sankara: Imperialism is the Arsonist of Our Forests and Savannas Internationalist 360°

Live from Pine Ridge! Tokatawin Iron Eyes and Greta Thunberg Censored News

Ecuador

Ecuador: 1st Confirmed Dead During Strike, Dozens Arrested for Price Rises teleSUR

‘The drone revolution’: Ecuadorians revolt against repressive US-backed President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal policies Grayzone

Ecuador’s Petroamazonas suspends operations at three oilfields amid protests Reuters

The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You NYTimes

There’s Nothing Normal About the Fed Pumping Hundreds of Billions Weekly to Unnamed Banks on Wall Street: “Somebody’s Got a Problem” Pam Martens and Russ Martens

Syria – Trump Gives Green Light For Another Turkish Invasion Moon of Alabama

Thousands take to Edinburgh streets for ‘biggest Scottish independence march ever’ The Scotsman

China

These numbers show why U.S. policy makers are misjudging popular support for China’s government MarketWatch

Making China Great Again Eric Margolis

The Domino Effect of Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak / Independent Media Institute

New weapons and the new tactics which they make possible: three examples The Saker


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