Friday’s news links – Jan. 15, 2021

Unemployment claims surge to nearly 1 million in “flashing red warning” CBS News

After Biden Vowed ‘$2,000 Checks Will Go Out the Door’ Ahead of Georgia Wins, Relief Plan Reportedly Includes Just $1,400 Common Dreams

Will the U.S. Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland? Medea Benjamin

Water protectors stand in front of the construction site for the Line 3 oil pipeline near Palisade, Minnesota, on January 9, 2021.

Indigenous Peoples

Arrests in Minnesota After Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Pipe Section to Halt Line 3 Construction Common Dreams

Stopping Trump’s Last Pipeline Will Take All of Us Winona LaDuke

Marx, the Civil War and the U.S. today Frank Chapman

The white supremacist attempted coup on January 6 had the explicit aim of overturning the presidential election of November 3, 2020 by disenfranchising millions of Black and brown voters.

Coup Klux Klan

The Untold Story of How the Republican Attorneys General Association, Funded with Large Sums from Corporate Felons, Including OxyContin Drug Pusher Purdue, Participated in Recruiting the Mob that Attacked the Capitol Pam Martens and Russ Martens

Was the Capitol raid an “inside job”? Some Democrats think so — and evidence is mounting Salon

“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years ProPublica

Active-Duty Military, Veterans Under Investigation After Capitol Riot Newsy

Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol Guardian

“We are in the main dome right now,” said a female militia member, speaking on Zello … “Jess, do your shit,” said another. “This is what we fucking lived up for. Everything we fucking trained for.”

$500,000 in Bitcoin May Have Financed Groups Who Planned Capitol Assault Newsweek

US Rioters Sought To ‘Capture And Assassinate’ Lawmakers At Capitol: Prosecutors AFP

Chicago Federation of Police leader John Catanzaro defends white supremacist mob at the U.S. Capitol

Trump’s Call to March Broke Organizer’s Promise to DC Police Greg Palast

Before Donald Trump exhorted the Jan. 6 rally to march on the Capitol, the White House had been warned by the rally sponsor that there was no permit for a march, that DC Metro Police were promised there would be no march

Cori Bush Booed by House GOP for Denouncing White Supremacy Common Dreams

“What does it mean when they boo the Black congresswoman denouncing white supremacy?” asked the freshman Democrat from Missouri.

The Slush Fund Bankrolling The Insurrectionist GOP Daily Poster

New York Attorney General Sues NYPD for Brutality Against Peaceful Protestors Last Summer The Root

Alphabet workers union condemns Trump coup, social media role


Brussels police arrest more than 100 at protest over Black man’s death LATimes

Hundreds take to the streets in Belgium demanding justice for Ibrahima Barrie Peoples Dispatch


COVID-19 Deaths Are 25 Percent Higher Than in Any Previous Week Atlantic

The Red Tape Facing Older People Who Want the Covid-19 Vaccine NYTimes

1 person dies every 6 minutes: How L.A. became the nation’s largest coronavirus hot spot NBC

Europe’s Army of Filipino Domestic Workers: Modern Slavery Der Spiegel

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