Wednesday’s news links – Oct. 16, 2019

Labor

GM labor talks with UAW could be ‘in the home stretch’ as CEO Mary Barra joins negotiations CNBC

UAW strike has now cost $2 billion, could ‘bring GM to its knees,’ Bank of America says CNBC

A New Fire Burns for the UAW Payday Report

Chicago Teachers Strike: CTU, SEIU hold downtown rally, march ahead of possible strike ABC 7

CPS strike watch: Chances of averting a walkout over next 3 days is getting ‘more remote,’ teachers union president say Chicago Tribune

Chicago teachers

Ecuador

Ecuador’s people have a won a victory but government repression continues Peoples Dispatch

Haiti

Haitians continue to resist US-backed president and the IMF Peoples Dispatch

Haiti and the failed promise of US aid Guardian

Indigenous Peoples

Puerto Rican Indigenous Communities Seek Recognition, Return of Their Ancestral Lands Global Press

LGBTQ2S

34th Plurinational Encounter of Women, Lesbians, Transvestites, Transgender and Non-binary People

The Encounter which began on October 12, brought together over 500,000 feminists, queer activists and gender dissidents.

ICE 

British holidaymakers ‘traumatised’ after arrest at US border BBC

Trump’s border wall is a multi-billion dollar corporate handout openDemocracy

Economics of poverty, or the poverty of economics David Ruccio

Harley-Davidson Stops Electric Motorcycle Production Due To Charging Problem The Verge

Used Cars Cost Almost Double What They Did Nine Years Ago Jalopnik

Georgia college students burned the books of a Latina author CNN

Madrid is making martyrs out of Catalan independence leaders & Spain may not survive the backlash RT


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