Friday’s news links – Dec. 6, 2019

Labor

‘Culture of Fear’ Grips UPS; Workers Say Injuries Underreported Bloomberg

Dominica: The Next Victim? Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada

Colombia

Colombia protesters march in 3rd strike against president AP

Swedish toxic waste poisons Chilean community for 30 years DW

Asia Unites Against US Coup Attempt NEO

The nations of Southeast Asia have united in efforts to prevent a US-backed coup aimed at fellow-Southeast Asian state Cambodia. … The US seeks to disrupt, divide and even destroy the growing list of nations in Asia building ties with Beijing at the expense of Washington’s fading primacy over the Asia-Pacific region. Cambodia is among the staunchest of Beijing’s allies in Southeast Asia.

France

Across France, hundreds of thousands protest pension reform on day one of strike France24

French Unions and Yellow Vests Converge, Launch General Strike Counterpunch

Two things are unusual about this strike. The first is that it is open-ended, rather than the usual one-day of ritualistic protest marches, and may be prolonged from day to day by workers’ assemblies. The second is that the Yellow Vests, the self-organized, horizontal, social movement that sprung up spontaneously just over a year ago and is still popular despite severe repression, have decided to converge with the strike

Photos show hundreds of thousands of people protesting in France in the biggest strikes against Macron yet Business Insider

Thousands of Striking State School Teachers Rally in Croatia US News

Haitian public employees on strike for better wages Prensa Latina

Ban on Ukrainian newspaper is the latest attack on communism in eastern Europe Peoples Dispatch

Indigenous Peoples

Indians Shall Not Govern Maria Paez Victor

Pueblo artist can’t sue police officers for handcuffing him at gunpoint Indianz

Uber’s new loan program could trap drivers in cycles of crushing debt Guardian


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