Wednesday’s news links – Dec. 11, 2019

Imperialism

US Army preparing biggest European deployment in years AFP

As Secret Pentagon Spending Rises, Defense Firms Cash in Defense One

The U.S. Government Lied about the Afghanistan War. They Couldn’t Have Done It without Lapdogs like the Washington Post. Ted Rall

The Economy of Evil Historicly

Fascism isn’t the merger of corporations and government that is too vague, and too easy to confuse. Fascism is government functions being replaced by private corporations. Fascism is when the public good is replaced by private profit.

France

Tens of thousands march in Paris in ongoing strikes against pension reform RT

France convulsed by waves of nationwide protests, invisible to most in the U.S. Real News

Bolivia coup

How the Global North’s Left Media Helped Pave the Way for Bolivia’s Right-Wing Coup FAIR

The debt delusion Michael Roberts

The dark side of plant-based food – it’s more about money than you may think The Conversation

What really happened in Iran? Pepe Escobar, Asia Times

Indigenous Peoples

Native American COP25 delegation removed from US Embassy while trying to honor missing and murdered women Native News Online

A painful truth: Guatemalan adoptees learn they were fraudulently given away NBC

Im/migrants and refugees

US immigration officials bar doctors from giving flu shots to detained kids Guardian

Labor

Boeing, machinists face off over union at South Carolina plant Insider Financial

The Fight to Secure Labor Rights for Exploited Prisoners Teen Vogue

The Wasp Network Granma

Merriam-Webster Names Personal Pronoun ‘They’ Its 2019 Word Of The Year HuffPost

Sydney’s air 11 times worse than ‘hazardous’ levels as Australia’s bushfires rage Guardian

FAA engineers objected to Boeing’s removal of some 787 lightning protection measures Seattle Times


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