Sunday’s news links – Jan. 17, 2021

A New Film Details the FBI’s Relentless Pursuit of Martin Luther King Jr. Smithsonian [the FBI has never been the good guy]

Nebraska meatpackers breathe for hours through blood-soaked masks. This can’t keep happening. Washington Post

Indigenous Peoples

John McCain’s Apache Land Grab Is Finally Happening TNR

U.S. judge denies Native American bid to block land swap for Rio Tinto copper mine Reuters

Activists Demand Justice for Indigenous Leader Milagro Sala teleSUR

Everything We Know About The Mysterious Dark Helicopters That Have Been Circling Los Angeles The Drive

Trump coup attempt

The Capitol Riot: Documents You Should Read (Part 1) National Security Archive

Federal judge gently pats zip tie insurrectionist on the head, and sends him home Daily Kos

The Capitol riot is a reminder of the links between police and white supremacy Vox

Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted Washington Post

Inspectors general of several federal agencies open sweeping review of security, intelligence surrounding Capitol attack Washington Post [the coverup begins]

How News Media is Describing the Incident at the U.S. Capitol Govind Bhutada, Visual Capitalist

Interestingly, although the term “coup” was used heavily on social media platforms, these media rarely used the term.

Dems Reject Bigger Survival Checks, Float Tax Breaks For The Rich David Sirota, Daily Poster

China

Why America Should Look To China To Contain COVID-19, by William A. Haseltine Forbes

US blacklists Xiaomi because reasons Telecoms.com

Is Xiaomi actually accused of anything? If not, then surely this just amounts to collective punishment for the crime of being Chinese.

Trump’s Not-So-secret Art of Containing China Pepe Escobar

Indonesia

The Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966 Counterpunch

Historian John Roosa’s meticulously researched Buried Histories: The Anticommunist Massacres of 1965-1966 in Indonesia focuses on events leading up to and during the months of slaughter, with extensive testimony from survivor interviews which Roosa and a team of Indonesian researchers conducted over several decades. In The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade & The Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World, journalist Vincent Bevins shows connections between the Indonesian killings and brutal crackdowns the U.S. government has supported elsewhere in the world.

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