Thursday’s news links – Jan. 14, 2021


Law enforcement officers from around the country attended and supported last week’s rally in support of President Trump that sparked a riot.

The Pro-Trump Riot Renews Concerns About Extremism in the Military Mother Jones

Last week’s violent insurrection at the US Capitol Building confirmed what researchers, lawmakers, and even Defense Department officials have been warning about for years: The United States military has not properly dealt with the far-right extremists in its ranks.

Questions swirl around possible ‘insider’ help for Capitol attack CNN

Panic buttons in Ayanna Pressley’s office had been ‘torn out’ before the Capitol riot, chief of staff says

As rioters began to storm the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., last week, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s staff barricaded the doors to their office — and made a startling discovery.

“Every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit,” Sarah Groh, Pressley’s chief of staff, recalled to The Boston Globe.

AOC Makes Emotional Instagram Video: I Thought I Was Going To Die Crooks and Liars

Two Cops, Including a Trained Sniper, Arrested for Taking Part in Capitol Insurrection

Ex-Navy SEAL who bragged about ‘breaching the Capitol’ now claims he’s ‘not a traitor’ after FBI questions him Meaghan Ellis

Six Republican lawmakers among rioters as police release photos of wanted Independent

TOI headline becomes online blockbuster Times of India

The Times of India headline on the assault on the Capitol by Trump supporters — “Coup Klux Klan: Don Triggers Mob & Rob Bid” — has become a rage on social media.

More Than 20,000 National Guard Troops to Help Secure Biden Inauguration, DC Police Chief Says Sputnik

Those ‘gas masks’ at the Capitol were actually escape hoods Popular Science

The violent, deadly incursion into the Capitol last week produced a shocking stream of images, and among them was the bizarre sight of some people wearing spacesuit-like transparent pieces of gear over their heads. … While they’ve been referred to as gas masks, they’re technically known as escape hoods.

Sometimes also called escape respirators, these hoods serve a key purpose: to allow an untrained civilian to quickly and safely get away from an area that may have a chemical, biological, or even radiological or nuclear threat present.

Amazon-owned Whole Foods cuts workers’ break time by a third Labor411


Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe Detroit News

‘That Is Not Justice!’ Outrage as Snyder Hit With Just Two Misdemeanor Counts Over Role in Flint Water Crisis Common Dreams

Trump and His Billionaire Enablers Counterpunch


A week before Trump’s term ends, US Treasury imposes new sanctions on Iranian foundations Press TV


Why Aren’t We Wearing Better Masks? The Atlantic

Critics Say Expensive Masks Place Burden on the Poor Der Spiegel

One Mask Is Good. Would Two Be Better? NYTimes

The Rosenberg Orphans and the Power of Radical History Current Affairs

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