Tuesday’s news links – Feb. 25, 2020

Wet’suwet’en

Police arrest Mohawk demonstrators at the blockage on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville Ontario

Police raid Mohawk of Tyendinaga encampment Richochet

Police move in on blockade in Tyendinaga, Ont., take protesters into custody CTV News

Indigenous protesters impede traffic on Quebec highways after multiple arrests in Tyendinaga CTV News

Supporters of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and Tyendinaga Mohawks occupy steps B.C. legislature Chek

Wet’suwet’en: The canary in the Canadian fossil fuel cage Richochet

Wet’suwet’en solidarity blockades: corporate media’s punditocracy is yesterday’s news Rabble.ca

Solidarity rail blockade launched in Hamilton after OPP arrests in Tyendinaga Global News

Target Warehouse Faces Its First Public Union Drive Vice

RIP Katherine Johnson: The extraordinary NASA mathematician astronauts trusted over computers

Chile

Massive protests at Viña del Mar Festival in Chile Peoples Dispatch

Chile’s US-backed gov’t is shooting anti-austerity protesters, blinding and maiming by the thousands Grayzone

G20 and COVID-19 Michael Roberts

In my last post on the nature and impact of COVID-19, I commented: “it could be a trigger for a new economic slump because the world capitalist economy has slowed to near ‘stall speed’. The US is growing at just 2% a year, Europe and Japan at just 1%; and the major so-called emerging economies of Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Argentina, South Africa, and Russia are basically static. The huge economies of India and China have also slowed significantly in the last year and if China takes an economic hit from the disruption caused by 2019-nCoV, that could be a tipping point.”

Up to now, the world’s stock markets have ignored this risk, convinced that zero or negative interest rates for borrowing and speculating would continue, thanks to the US Federal Reserve, and also in expecting the epidemic to dissipate by the end of this current quarter, so the ‘business as usual’ can be resumed.  But with the outbreak picking up outside China and the likely slow economic recovery by China, the stock fantasists may be overoptimistic.  And remember, global corporate profits are stagnant along with business investment, the main cause of the global slowdown.

Mask Off: The 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team Has Long Been a Symbol of Reaction Dave Zirin

Bernard-Henri Levy involuntarily testifies to Ukrainian crimes

US staged ‘limited’ nuclear battle against Russia in war game Guardian

 


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