Wednesday’s news links – Dec. 4, 2019

Cuba found to be the most sustainably developed country in the world, new research finds Morning Star

In 1969, charismatic Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton was killed in a hail of gunfire. 50 years later, the fight against police brutality continues Chicago Tribune

A decade-old mural of Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton in Chicago.

Labor

Almost half of all Americans work in low-wage jobs CBS

Harvard graduate student workers are going on strike

GM to lay off 800 workers at Detroit-Hamtramck Free Press

Harvesting the Blood of America’s Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism MPN

How McKinsey Helped the Trump Administration Detain and Deport Immigrants ProPublica

Bolivia coup

Members of Argentine Delegation in Bolivia Tell the Horror They Recorded (Coup Repression) Orinoco Tribune

More than a third of millennials polled approve of communism MarketWatch

Capitalism and Robbery Monthly Review

The preconditions of capitalism, Marx explained, were to be found in a brutal system of robbery, manifested in the form of enclosures, the usurpation of the land, the dispossession of the peasantry, and the pillage of the colonized world—giving rise to proletarianization, genocide, and slavery.


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