Wednesday’s news links – Feb. 19, 2020


Anti-pipeline protests shut down Canadian rail networks Nation of Change

A pipeline offers a stark reminder of Canada’s ongoing colonialism Washington Post

A shocking number of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck MarketWatch

Afro-Venezuelan socialist youth leader’s message to the people of the U.S. FightBack! News

Langston Hughes Reflects on the Promise of The Soviet Union LeftVoice


Northern California Safeway Workers Threaten Strike Over Wages And Hours

Giant And Safeway Workers Float Possible Strike In The D.C. Region

Majority Of NYC Nail Salon Workers Still Face Wage Theft, New Report Finds

Kickstarter Aggressively Tried To Stop Workers From Unionizing. Today The Workers Won The Election.

‘We can’t afford healthcare’: US hospital workers fight for higher wages

American health care system costs four times more than Canada’s single-payer system Alternet

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”


China revokes press cards of 3 Beijing-based journalists from WSJ over ‘racist headline’ Global Times

US designates 5 Chinese state media outlets as Beijing operatives SCMP

China’s virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall AP

Tobacco-Use Disparity in Gene Expression of ACE2, the Receptor of 2019-nCov Preprints

This indicates the smokers may be more susceptible to 2019-nCov and thus smoking history should be considered in identifying susceptible population and standardizing treatment regimen.


Chile: 3,765 Injured,10,000 Detained Protesters Since October teleSUR

Women from every corner occupy Brasilia: the Marcha das Margaridas Open Democracy

Tens of thousands of Greek workers protest privatization of social security Peoples Dispatch

Photo: Prensa Latina


Special Radio Havana Cuba program on Medical Internationalism

Billionaires for president

Mike Bloomberg Once Again Called Transgender People “It” And “Some Guy Wearing A Dress” BuzzFeed

Respectable Racism: Only backward savages in Russia have oligarchs. Civilized Americans have “rich guys.” Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon 

also This bigotry isn’t coming from the “lower-classes” that liberals love to mock so much, but from very top — the crème de la crème of our media and political class.

Neurosexism: the myth that men and women have different brains Nature

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