Tuesday’s news links – Oct. 15, 2019


Mack Truck workers begin strike in Maryland, two other states Baltimore Sun

UAW Mack Truck members strike UAW

Thousands to Strike against ASARCO’s Unfair Labor Practices United Steelworkers

It’s a tight labor market, and unemployment is at a 50-year low. So why aren’t wages rising? Philadelphia Inquirer

What’s at Stake in Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Whether Unions Can Bargain for the Entire Working Class In These Times

Class Struggle is Still the Issue Counterpunch

Alcatraz photo by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson

Indigenous Peoples

Celebrating Warriors: Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Today Photos By Bad Bear Censored News

Im/migrants and refugees

US has sent 13K migrant children back to Mexico this year: report The Hill

Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes NPR

Atatiana Jefferson

‘I Don’t Want No Hug’: Atatiana Jefferson’s Family Speaks Out About Police Shooting News One

Texas DA Overseeing Atatiana Jefferson’s Shooting Also Prosecuted Crystal Mason For Voting News One

Poverty prize Michael Roberts

Esther Duflo reckoned economists should give up on the ‘big ideas’ and instead just solve problems like plumbers: “lay the pipes and fix the leaks”. This ignores whether the plumbing is designed properly in the first place. Far from fixing leaks, economists may be trying to stop a flood with a spoon.

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