Wednesday’s news links – Feb. 10, 2021

This is Why Noname Turned Down A Spot on ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Soundtrack

The Chicago MC cited Fred Hampton’s actual political theory not being represented in the film.

Tipping Is a Legacy of Slavery Michelle Alexander

The practice of tipping allows a work force that is close to 70 percent female and disproportionately Black and brown women to be paid a subminimum wage. Abolish the racist, sexist subminimum wage now.

Corporate concentration in the US food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans The Conversation

Agribusiness executives and government policymakers often praise the U.S. food system for producing abundant and affordable food. In fact, however, food costs are rising, and shoppers in many parts of the U.S. have limited access to fresh, healthy products.

Man passes away inside Milwaukee apartment, still responsible for next month’s rent WTMJ

Man charged in Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says Politico

A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday.

How the rich got richer: Reddit trading frenzy benefited Wall Street elite Washington Post

Instead of heralding a new wave of investor populism, the rise and fall of GameStop’s stock may end up reinforcing what professional investors have known for a long time: Wall Street is very good at making money, and more often than not, smaller investors lose out to wealthy traders and giant institutions.

New Videos Show Massachusetts Cops Brutalizing George Floyd Protesters The Appeal

Outcry as more than 20 babies and children deported by US to Haiti Guardian

Demands to Drop the Charges on Amina and the 646 Mass Arrested Unicorn Riot

A protesting staff member holds up a window fan Monday, Feb. 8, during a demonstration outside F.S. Edmonds Elementary.

Labor

Teachers deride fans, rally outside schools Philly Metro

‘Maybe We Ought to Go to $20 an Hour. Why Stop at $15?’ Scoffs House Republican Arguing Against Wage Hike Common Dreams

The Republican lawmaker didn’t acknowledge that had the federal minimum wage kept pace with productivity, it would be around $24 an hour today.

Trump, again

The House Impeachment video on YouTube

In case you missed it. Video shows the attempted coup to overturn the election, with the assault directed by the president.

WaPo Curates the Memory of George Shultz FAIR

China

Two US Navy carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea

Ecuador

Elections in Ecuador: The Road Ahead Resumen

Ecuador: Conflict Over the Second Round Widens  Internationalist 360°

India

Indian Government’s crackdown on media continues amidst the growing farmers protests Peoples Dispatch

Haiti

Political crisis deepens in Haiti as Jovenel Moïse refuses to transfer power Peoples Dispatch

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