Thursday’s news links – Jan. 28, 2021

Hunger Soars Across America Washington Post

After months of deadlock, lawmakers passed a relief package in December with $400 million to help supply food banks. But billions in food aid expired at year’s end. The country’s largest network of food banks is bracing for a 50 percent reduction in food received from the government this year, even as demand soars.

Food stamp spending jumped nearly 50 percent in 2020 Politico

Unemployment Is Much Worse Than You Think — Here’s Why. Politico

Rich White People Are Snatching Up Vaccines From Black And Brown Communities As Supplies Dry Up News One

Outsiders Get Vaccinated at Washington Heights Armory Cuomo Touted as Combating COVID ‘Inequity’ The City

NYC landlords flouting rent stabilization laws, suits claim New York Daily News

Study reveals precarious employment on the rise long before COVID-19 Science Daily

Precarious employment, or P.E., is defined as low-quality employment, which is often characterized by low wages, job insecurity and irregular hours, making employment risky and stressful for the worker.

US Media Require No Evidence for Claims of Electoral Fraud—in Venezuela FAIR

Trump’s coup attempt

How a US-Backed Coup in Serbia Inspired the DC Insurrection MPN

Proud Boys leader was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement Reuters 

Reflecting the Authoritarian Climate, Washington Will Remain Militarized Scheerpost

Member of Extremist Group Pleads Guilty in Michigan Governor Kidnapping Plot NYTimes

Meet Alan Hostetter, the police chief turned yoga instructor prodding wealthy suburbanites to civil war Washington Post

In a Fascinating New Book, Deborah Willis Salutes the Black Civil War Solider Vogue

How a Potter’s Field Became a Civil Rights Leader’s Resting Place NYTimes


US strategic bombers fly over Persian Gulf, first show of force under Biden Fox News

More Cyber Crimes, Attributed To Russia, Are Shown To Have Come From Elsewhere


NY Times’ pseudo-expert accusing China of genocide worked for publicity arm of far-right cult Falun Gong Grayzone


Honduran women mobilize against attacks on their rights and an increase in violence Peoples Dispatch

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