Tuesday’s news links – Dec. 17, 2019


NBC’s Digital News Division Officially Unionizes Def Pen

McNally Jackson’s Workers Vote To Unionize Patch

E-Scooter Company Employees Unionize

Asarco strike inevitable result of Grupo ownership

Experts Say Harvard Internal Email About Grad Union Strike May Violate Labor Law Harvard Crimson

New York City Council staffers begin push to unionize amid furor over disgraced Bronx pol’s misconduct NY Daily News

Fashion Nova’s Secret: Underpaid Workers in Los Angeles Factories NYTimes

Uber Is Offering Scab Rides to Help Break France’s General Strike Truthout

Indigenous Peoples

Tribe fights to save ancestral graves in the path of Trump’s border wall Guardian

Wildfires are getting worse, and so is the deadly smoke they bring with them Grist

Lanisha Bratcher, photographed at her home in North Carolina. In 2016, while on probation, Bratcher voted in Hoke county, North Carolina, not knowing that it was illegal for people on probation to vote. Photograph: Jeremy M Lange/The Guardian

Fight racism

A black woman faces prison because of a Jim Crow-era plan to ‘protect white voters’ Guardian

10 years. 179 arrests. No white defendants. DEA tactics face scrutiny in New York. Washington Post

The Six Ways Football Groomed Us for President Trump Robert Lipsyte

‘It comes down to pure greed’: Insulin prices double, causing many people with diabetes to turn to extremes USA Today

Bolivia coup

Watch: Glenn Greenwald’s Exclusive Interview With Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Who Was Deposed in a Coup

Bolivia’s New US-Backed Interim Gov’t Wastes No Time Privatizing Economy MPN


The Freedom of the Cuban Five Will Never be Reversed Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell

The real interest of the United States and transnational corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean Granma


Kanhaiya on Citizenship Law: If you don’t consider us citizens, we don’t consider you as govt Indian Express

India’s plunging economy: Why 2010-2020 will be remembered as the lost decade The Scroll

Trump Follows Up On His Promise To Protect Syrian Oil OilPrice

ICANN hits pause on the sale of .ORG to Republican billionaires’ private equity fund Boing Boing

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