Thursday’s news links – Jan. 16, 2020

Moms 4 Housing

Freedom Rider: Solidarity with Moms 4 Housing Black Agenda Report

Moqtada al-Sadr calls for million-man march against US troops in Iraq People’s Dispatch

Number of evacuees due to Taal Volcano’s unrest now at over 40,000 CNN Philippines

Labor

Desperate KY miners block another coal train over pay

FedEx mounts big-money push to head off unionization by US workers Guardian

Indigenous Peoples

No, those who defend the Wet’suwet’en territory are not criminals Globe and Mail

Grave fears held for hundreds of important NSW south coast Indigenous sites Guardian

Brazilian Indigenous Leaders Mobilize to Protest Amazon Mining teleSUR

U.S. war drive

Pompeo’s Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Provocation to War Gareth Porter

UN’s warning that Gaza will not be a “liveable place” by 2020 has been realised openDemocracy

Capitalist crisis

“Tariff Man” Is Presiding Over the Biggest Contraction in US Manufacturing in 10 Years Frank E. Holmes

Orders at Boeing Drop to a 16-Year Low Mish Talk

Detroit homeowners overtaxed $600 million Detroit News

Mold, foundation cracks, sinking houses: How a Florida Habitat for Humanity neighborhood fell apart Scalawag

Phase one US-China trade war deal signed by Donald Trump and Liu He, though most tariffs remain South China Morning Post

How The Trade War Ceasefire Will Impact The Energy Industry Safehaven

Although the focus of those in the oil markets has been focused on the tensions between Iran and the U.S. in recent days, with many now thinking that the worst of this impasse has now passed (it has not), primary focus is now set to return to the previous major market driver: the U.S.-China trade war. …

The U.S. had added another 46 Huawei affiliates to the ‘Entity List’ (to a total of more than 100 Huawei entities) that comprises companies effectively banned from doing businesses with U.S. firms. “Such is the centrality of U.S. semiconductor firms in manufacturing chains that a ban by Washington could effectively cut off global semiconductor supplies,” said TS Lombard’s Green. “The result would be a modern day equivalent to the Japan oil embargo that was imposed by the U.S. [on August 1941, in response to Japanese actions in then-Indochina] and that was a key prompt for the attack on Pearl Harbour,” he said. “For hawks in the Chinese government, U.S. actions against Huawei and its related companies would be very near to a declaration of war,” he added

How Dubious Science Helped Put a New Jersey Woman in Prison For Killing a Baby in Her Care The Appeal

Opioids Are Killing More Than Twice as Many People as We Thought Vice

Science explains why we should all work shorter hours in winter Wired


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