Monday’s news links – Nov. 30, 2020

Housing activists erect a sign in front of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s house, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Swampscott, Mass.

Landlords kicking out tenants despite CDC order halting evictions AP

Homeless families sought shelter from COVID-19 in vacant houses. CHP officers evicted them before Thanksgiving LA Times

Resuming evictions caused over 10,000 deaths in just six months Immigrants as a Weapon


A Lack of Transparency Is Undermining Pandemic Policy Wired 

Russia says its COVID vaccine is 95% effective. So why is there still Western resistance to it? CBC

Why are the Free Traders All Protectionists? Vaccines and Sharing Knowledge (Fun for Thanksgiving) CEPR

Scented candles: An unexpected victim of the COVID-19 pandemic 1/n Kate Petrova

‘Assume You’re Infected’ If You Traveled or Gathered With Family Over Thanksgiving, Says Birx Rolling Stone

Why nursing home aides exposed to COVID-19 aren’t taking sick leave The Converation

Why The Press Downplayed the 1918 Flu On The Media

We know that the 1918 pandemic is often referred to as the Spanish flu — but it certainly didn’t originate there. The first wave of the influenza hit soldiers on the battlefields of Europe and leaders on both sides of World War I kept it quiet to not admit weakness. Only the press in neutral Spain actually reported on it, and the pandemic got its name from the assumption that it came from there. John Barry, author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, spoke with Brooke about how the press coverage in the US was also stifled by wartime censorship and a misguided effort to boost morale, and what that might have meant for our collective amnesia about the huge death toll in 1918.

These brutal police dog attacks were captured on video. Now some cities are curtailing K-9 use. Washington Post


EXCLUSIVE: Saudi crown prince was reluctant to back US attack on Iran Middle East Eye

Government secretly deployed British troops to defend Saudi Arabian oil fields Independent

Police tear gas Parisian protesters after tens of thousands demonstrate against new law that bans filming police Independent

1% of farms operate 70% of world’s farmland Guardian

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