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Global Left Midweek - January 8, 2020

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Largest General Strike Ever! Worldwide Responses to Trump’s Murderous Air Strikes, Fascist Violence on Campus in India, France's Long Strike, and More

A Single Father Dreams of a Bernie Victory

Nicholas Powers The Indypendent
So what if Bernie won? What would that mean? I would feel seen as a worker. I need that. We work and work and work and are too tired to see the future. We need better.

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South Park Season-Finale Recap: Bezos Goes Up in Smoke

Charles Bramesco Vulture
This episode starts in earnest with the simple idea that the online megaretailer Amazon is bad for regular folks. It kills the people working there, such as workplace accident victim turned Marxist lecturer Josh.

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Hundreds March on Amazon Fulfillment Center in Minnesota

Bryan Menegus Gizmodo
For the last two years, Amazon has quietly expanded its presence in Shakopee, and worker resentment towards conditions there has grown with it, culminating in today’s protest outside fulfillment center MSP1

Sam Pizzigati: “A New Labor Activism Is Surging”

Mohsen Abdelmoumen American Herald Tribune
Outside of traditional labor structures, a new labor activism is surging, often supported by traditional unions. This new activism ranges from the “Fight for $15” movement to the statewide teacher strikes that broke out last spring.

Haul Together

Olivia Schwob Urban Omnibus
huge pile of trash In terms of planning, the anarchy of the present is hard to dispute. In NYC, about 200,000 businesses contract directly with... roughly 260 trash-hauling companies, without regard for the geographic distribution of the company’s pickup points.
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