Thursday’s news links – Jan. 23, 2020

It isn’t yet clear how serious a health threat China’s new coronavirus outbreak will be. The 17 deaths attributed to it so far pales in comparison to annual winter flu deaths. Note that as of now, the WHO has not declared this coronavirus outbreak to be a global health emergency.

Puerto Rican protesters to demand authorities’ resignation Prensa Latina

U.S. war drive

IRAQI PARLIAMENT: US Forces Given a Year to Leave Iraq

Pentagon Racks Up $35 Trillion in Accounting Changes in One Year Bloomberg

Venezuela

How Western Left Media Helped Legitimate US Regime Change in Venezuela Common Dreams

In Israel, a concentration camp survivor has lived her life as a Muslim Washington Post

Brazil’s attack on Greenwald mirrors the US case against Assange CJR

Indigenous Peoples

Brazil: Indigenous Movement to Stand Up to Bolsonaro’s “Project of Genocide” Orinoco Tribune

Labor

New Jersey Mandates Severance Pay For Workers Facing Mass Layoffs NPR

Gaming & Tech Industry Union-Organizing Efforts

OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria Ben Norton

Can Boeing Survive Its MAX Problems? Moon of Alabama

Wealth always trickles up – it’s all in the maths Peter May

Ukraine’s illegal amber mining boom is scarring the earth and making criminal gangs rich ABC

Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained – sources Reuters


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