Thursday’s news links – Oct. 31, 2019

Labor

CTU delegates approve contract — but strike continues after mayor refuses demand for makeup days Chicago Sun-Times

Transit union head says MTA contract negations could ‘spin out of control’ NY Post

Im/migrants and refugees

CBP: Border arrests doubled in 2019 Politico

US detains record 76,000 minors traveling alone in 2019 The Hill

Protests, elections show LatAm tide turning against pro-market agenda Reuters

Breaking news: Israeli occupation forces arrest Khalida Jarrar, Palestinian leftist, feminist parliamentarian Samidoun

Why is the Media Covering Protests in Hong Kong, Chile So Differently? Sputnik

Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and ‘Human Rights’ NGOs FAIR

California

Laborers and domestic workers stay behind as thousands flee California wildfires Guardian

‘Modern Day Slavery’: Prisoner Firefighters Risking Their Lives in California Battling Wildfires an Example of System’s Injustice, Say Critics Common Dreams

The NCAA Announcement Isn’t Quite What It Seems Dave Zirin

Leo Lech not entitled to money after police blew up his Colorado home, court rules Washington Post

A Football Lineman Became a Doctor, but Dementia Made Him Retire. He’s Only 42. NYTimes

Sexy witch. Sexy nurse. Sexy Mr. Rogers? Inside the sexy Halloween costume industrial complex. San Francisco Chronicle

The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War was Won Pepe Escobar

Boeing 737 cracks: union calls on Qantas to ground entire 737 fleet for investigation Guardian

Members of the Mi Lindo Mexico dance group wait to perform during the Día De Los Muertos celebration in Los Angeles on Oct. 26, 2019. Día de los Muertos is celebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 each year.

Day of the Dead: Colorful celebrations from around the world USA Today


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