Tuesday’s news links – Feb. 9, 2021

Workers walked off the job at the site of a future Amazon warehouse in Oxnard, California.

75 Striking Workers Halt Construction at Future Amazon Warehouse Vice

Women’s labor force participation hits 33-year low TheHill

“The People’s Champion”: Labor Leader Karen Lewis—Who Fought for Students, Teachers, and Community—Dies at 67 Common Dreams

CTU: ‘Karen did not just lead our movement. Karen was our movement.’

Company Behind NC Pipeline Spill Inspected Less Than 50% In 2019, Improperly Kept Records

MTA Deletes Tweet Explaining Why Subway Station Benches Were Removed Gothamist

Rise in attacks on elderly Asian Americans in Bay Area CNN

#COVID19

Formerly Maligned Russian Vaccine Sputnik V now Favored in Fight Against COVID-19 Orinoco Tribune

How Covid Overwhelmed One L.A. Hospital in California’s Worst-Hit County NYTimes

WHO team in Wuhan says it’s “extremely unlikely” COVID-19 came from lab incident

Vaccines Alone Are Not Enough to Beat COVID Scientific American

Haiti

Haiti Begins General Strike Orinoco Tribune

Iran

Biden administration ‘walking a tightrope’ on Iran: Expert Press TV

Ecuador

Ecuador: reversing the pandemic slump? Michael Roberts

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