Thursday’s news links – Dec. 12, 2019

The number of workers on strike hits the highest since the 1980s CNBC


Fairfax Connector Bus Strike Ends

Metro and its largest union reach surprise labor agreement that would avoid privatization Washington Post

L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art will recognize a new employee union Artsy

What this week’s strike at UCD hospital means for patients, traffic in Sacramento Denton Daily

NYC Has a Family Homelessness Crisis. Who are the Families? City Limits

Explosion of U.S. tech jobs concentrated in just five metro areas, study finds Washington Post

American Factories Demand White-Collar Education for Blue-Collar Work Wall Street Journal

Within three years, U.S. manufacturing workers with college degrees will outnumber those without

Global weapons sales up as US manufacturers dominate world market CNN


The United Nations and Haiti: 15 years of Unilateral War Resumen

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples Are Under Attack in Bolivia After Evo Morales’ Departure Teen Vogue

Indigenous resistance, title make Trans Mountain pipeline extension ‘untenable,’ says economist APTN

Ecuador’s indigenous people under threat from oil drilling Financial Times

Another ridiculously credulous Trump headline – and article — from the New York Times Press Watch

New York Times marquee Trump reporters Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman reported Tuesday night on an executive order Trump plans to sign Wednesday declaring Judaism a race and a nationality.

Even by Trump standards, it’s a breathtaking move with wide-ranging implications and historic reverberations. Like everything he does, it reflects brazen political goals and needs to be cast in the context of his profound bigotry, which very much extends to Jews.

Im/migrants and refugees

Doctors Arrested During Border Flu Shot Protest MedPage Today

Ultra-nationalists vandalize Tomb of People’s Heroes in Belgrade Peoples Dispatch

Boots Riley Critiques ‘Joker:’ “These Superhero Movies are Cop Movies”

Getting Away with Mass Killings in Africa ROAPE

Thomas MacManus discusses the issues of corporate crimes and killings in Africa. Focusing on the 2006 case of Trafigura – a multinational oil trading company – who offloaded hazardous waste in Côte d’Ivoire which was then dumped causing death, and suffering to thousands.

George Washington, Slavery and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon Eric Foner

From Hayek to Hitler: An analysis of the Libertarian to Fascist Pipeline Medium

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