Tuesday’s news links – Jan. 5, 2021

Kenosha prepares for unrest, Jacob Blake’s family calls for charges as district attorney’s decision expected soon Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kenosha: Blake Family Leads Protest To Demand Justice For Jacob & That Cop Sheskey Be Charged With Attempted Murder

Minnesota: More than 1200 march demanding justice for Dolal Idd Fight Back!

Frontline Worker To Sue NY Cops After ‘Excessive Force’ And ‘Unlawful Arrest’ Captured On Video NewsOne

We Are the ‘Exonerated 5.’ Deceptive interrogations and false confessions are all too common. NYTimes

Deceptive interrogations and false confessions are all too common. New York can stop them.

Netflix Doc: CIA Flooded Black Communities With Crack Daily Beast


The Pentagon abruptly ordered an aircraft carrier on its way home from the Middle East to turn around as it warned Iran Business Insider

Trump keeps carrier in Middle East, overruling his Pentagon chief Politico


Google workers in the US and Canada have formed a union after years of clashes between staff and execs Business Insider

Vons, Pavilions to Fire “Essential Workers,” Replace Drivers with Independent Contractors KNOCK

California and New York will start paying out an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits soon, but other states could take weeks Business Insider

Julian Assange

“No Victory for Press Freedom” – Assange Wins Case but Judge Sets Worrying Precedent MPN


Los Angeles ambulance crews told not to transport patients who stand little chance of survival CNN

Florida’s Disastrous Vaccine Rollout Has Seniors Camping Out for Shots Vice

‘Last Responders’ Brace for Surge in Covid Deaths Across US KHN

U.S. COVID Death Toll Projected to Surpass 500,000 Within One Month Newsweek (Spanish Flu death toll in the U.S. was 675,000)

Many ‘long Covid’ sufferers unable to fully work six months later Guardian

Covid-19 Was Consuming India, Until Nearly Everyone Started Wearing Masks Wall Street Journal

U.S. may cut some Moderna vaccine doses in half to speed rollout, official says Reuters

Thousands of Atlanta Ballots at Risk Ahead of Pivotal Georgia Senate Runoffs as Mail Delays Drag On NBC News

Trump coup?

Ahead of Trump Protests, DC Calls Out National Guard Newser

Trump’s Georgia call was no idle threat: He is trying to overturn the election Salon

Top National Security Officials Are Now Worried Trump Could Try to Use the Military to Stay in Power Slate

FBI Questioned a Michigan Senate Staffer After Zoom Call About Banning Tear Gas Intercept


Donald Trump Gave $1.2 Billion to Venezuelan Opposition Since 2017 Orinoco Tribune

President Maduro: Venezuelan Resources to Buy Vaccines are Frozen Orinoco Tribune

Venezuela’s Changing Political Scenarios (Part I): A Conversation with Marco Teruggi Resumen

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