Thursday’s news links – Nov. 7, 2019

Chile

Two Communist Lawmakers Are Suddenly Setting the Agenda in Chile Bloomberg

In a country that’s long stood out as the beacon of free-market principles in Latin America, two young communist women are capturing much of the attention in government circles.

Indigenous Peoples

Native American Leaders: Keystone Spill Highlights The Need To Oppose Dakota Access Expansion, KXL NativeNewsOnline

Sioux tribes amplify calls against pipelines after Keystone spills 383,040 gallons Grand Forks Herald

The Native community in Rapid City, South Dakota, is outraged after police officer violently struck a Native middle school girl while trying to break up a fight. Indianz.com

Elections

Safiya Khalid elected as first Somali refugee in Lewiston, Maine city council Washington Post

Seattle race between socialist and Amazon-backed candidate too close to call Guardian

A Seattle city council race between socialist Kshama Sawant and business-backed Egan Orion that saw unprecedented financial contributions from the local corporate giant Amazon and some of its top executives was too close to call early Wednesday – although Orion was ahead in early counting. Amazon funneled $1.5m into the local city council elections

Democratic Socialists Had a Pretty Good Election Night Vice

Rodney Reed execution: Calls mount for Texas to delay execution of convicted killer Washington Post

Killer cops

Deadly Force: Then and Now Rajiv Sethi

Police killed roughly four times as many African Americans as lynch mobs did in the 1930s. In fact, police accounted for more African American deaths than all other white Americans combined. This remains approximately true even today.

Army recruitment now based on student debt Courage to Resist

California

California of fire and profit il Manifesto

Earth Just Experienced Its Hottest-Ever October CBS

Antigua and Barbuda demands reparations from Harvard University over law school founder Washington Post

Cuba

China supports Cuba resolution against US blockade at UN ACN


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