Friday’s news links – Jan. 8, 2021

Carrying Death Sentence If Convicted, Iraq Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump on Murder Charges Common Dreams

Iran Issues ‘Red Notice’ Demand for Interpol to Arrest Trump, 47 US Officials for Soleimani Assassination Common Dreams

Following Capitol riots, flight attendants union seeks to ban pro-Trump demonstrators from flights Fox News

Black Protests Get Policed Like Riots. Washington’s White Riot Hardly Got Policed at All.

‘Had the rioting pro-Trump mob at the US Capitol been black, so many would be dead’ Daily Mirror

Storming of the Capitol Was Openly Planned but Ignored by Law Enforcement Ryan Devereaux

You don’t get to ransack the Capitol for hours, then calmly walk away, unless law enforcement and its command share your views

Officers calmly posed for selfies and appeared to open gates for protesters during the madness of the Capitol building insurrection Business Insider

Man who posed at Pelosi desk said in Facebook post that he is prepared for violent death Washington Post

Capitol Police Have Arrested Woman in a Wheelchair 15 Times—but Not MAGA Mob?

The insurrection is happening at state capitols, too Vox

Pro-Trump mob chases lone Black police officer up stairs in Capitol – video Guardian

Not over yet

Trump greeted with cheers as he calls in to Republican National Committee meeting Washington Post

More Republicans Approve of Storming the Capitol

A new YouGov poll found that 45% of Republican voters approved of the storming of the U.S. Capitol, while 43% opposed it.

Ted Cruz tried to defend Trump’s coup. He then praised the white supremacist Compromise of 1877

Trump Told Everyone What Would Happen

The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol The Nation

And then, because the rioters were white, they were allowed to walk away. But just imagine if they had been Black.

Chicago police union president praises D.C. white supremacist mob attack on the Capitol

Hogan Says Requests to Send National Guard Were Denied

The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how US media frames unrest and shapes public opinion Conversation

Decoding the flags and banners seen at the Capitol Hill insurrection Quartz

Gorbachev, once America’s greatest friend in Moscow, believes Capitol invasion calls into question stability of US as a state RT

The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within Eric Foner

But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.

China

U.S. envoy to U.N. to visit Taiwan; China says playing with fire Reuters

Having Already Dropped for Years, US Auto Sales Plunged to 1970s Level in 2020 Wolf Street

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