Wednesday’s news links – Sept. 23, 2020

Demonstrators at a solidarity protest for the Wet’suwet’en First Nations people and against the Coastal GasLink pipeline at the Canadian consulate in New York City on February 18, 2020.

Indigenous Peoples

Anger and Confusion After Facebook Suspends Environmental and Indigenous Groups’ Accounts Ahead of Pipeline Protest Common Dreams

“Facebook is actively suppressing those who oppose fascism and the colonial capitalists,” said one First Nations activist.

P.E.I. Mi’kmaq chiefs say they will launch a livelihood fishery after community consultation CBC

The Facts Behind Mi’kmaw Fishing Rights APTN News

Historic settlement inches closer in South Dakota land dispute Indian Country Today

Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor Washington Post

Texas Deployed SWAT, Bomb Robot, Small Army of Cops to Arrest a Woman and Her Dog Intercept

She had done nothing wrong. State troopers started following her because of “anti law enforcement rhetoric” on her car windows.

QAnon on the ballot: Six GOP-endorsed Minnesota candidates back conspiracy theory Minneapolis Star Tribune

Labor

UIC strikers turn away UPS deliveries FightBack! News

Unite Here Is 85% Unemployed and Still Fighting Like Hell In These Times

Proposed US fix for Boeing 737 Max software woes does not address Ethiopian crash scenario, UK pilot union warns The Register

The high-wage jobs aren’t coming back Axios

Coronavirus

Face shields ineffective at trapping aerosols, says Japanese supercomputer Guardian

Big Pharma’s Covid-19 Profiteers Rolling Stone

Turkey probes death of American journalist Andre Vltchek ABC News

The private DHA news agency said police recorded his case as a “suspicious death.”

Palestine

After protest, Zoom will not host S.F. State event featuring Leila Khaled J.

Khaled, who hijacked two planes in 1969 and 1970 as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was scheduled to speak via Zoom to students and the public on Sept. 23 as part of a conversation called “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice and Resistance,” organized by the university’s Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies program. … Attempts to reach professor Rabab Abdulhadi, senior scholar at AMED and the event’s main organizer, were unsuccessful.

China

Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China Month Review

‘Serious Security Threat’: Beijing Claims US Spy Planes Posed as Airliners Over 100 Times in 2020 Sputnik

Beijing Says “No!” To Washington’s Attempted “Robbery” Of TikTok ZH

Venezuela

Venezuela Denounces New Aggressions from the US teleSUR

Europe

US Building Coalition Against Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline, Pompeo Says Sputnik

Macron: Europe ‘Will Not Compromise’ With Washington on Iran Sanctions Sputnik

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