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Friday Nite Videos | September 27, 2019

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UN Chief’s Plane Crash 'May Have Been Caused by Aircraft Attack'

Julian Borger The Guardian
A UN report on the death of Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld in a 1961 plane crash has found a “significant amount of evidence” it was caused by another aircraft, renewing questions of Western involvement. Hammarskjold led a UN peacekeeping force at the request of the newly liberated Congo, which, after the CIA-backed assassination of its President Patrice Lumumba, faced the secession of its mineral rich Katanga province, backed by Belgian troops and mercenaries.

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‘Imagine If Migrant Workers Had Labor Rights’

Tula Connell Solidarity Center
Women in migration are not ‘vulnerable,’ in need of ‘rescue’—they are advocates and agents of change. Current migration policies must be changed from being about ‘protecting women’ to ‘protecting women’s rights. The rights of capital to move freely across borders is unchallenged. There must be a commensurate expansion of the rights of migrant workers forced to cross borders.
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