Friday’s news links – Feb. 12, 2021

Amazon Is Paying A Union-Busting Consultant $3,200 A Day To Stop Union Drive In Alabama Labor411

Former FBI Officials Tapped for Amazon’s Growing Security Apparatus The Intercept

Chicago Teachers Union ratifies framework agreement for return to in-person learning FightBack!

After Co-Worker Died of COVID, 2 Texas Educators Fired for Union Organizing Payday Report

The Children Are Starving Heisenberg Report

Abolish the police

No indictment for two Buffalo police officers charged with pushing 75-year-old protester Buffalo News

‘Justice for Xzavier Hill’ march organized by U.Va. Beyond Policing held to demand dashcam footage be released


Lancet Study Finds 40 Percent of U.S. Covid-19 Deaths Could Have Been Avoided Slate

ICE threatened to expose asylum-seekers to COVID-19 if they did not accept deportation Intercept

‘Frankly wrong’: WHO official derides US intelligence on COVID Al Jazeera

Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran

US Sells Seized Iranian Fuel As It Looks To Detain Another Oil Tanker OilPrice

The United States has completed the sale of 1.116 million barrels of gasoline that Iran tried to ship to Venezuela last year, U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Marc Raimondi told Reuters, while the Administration is looking to detain another tanker it believes is part of an Iranian scheme to covertly ship Iranian oil to a foreign customer.

Former FBI official, a Navy veteran, is ‘key figure’ in Jan. 6 riot, prosecutors allege Washington Post

Prosecutors allege Caldwell used his military and law enforcement background to plan violence — including possible snipers and weapons stashed on a boat along the Potomac River — weeks ahead of the Capitol insurrection.

Former Trump campaign staffers helped organize the rally that led to the deadly Capitol riot, records show, despite the campaign’s repeated claims it wasn’t involved Business Insider

Who Are the Ultimate War Profiteers? A U.S. Air Force Veteran Removes the Veil CovertAction

While war corporations, or so-called “defense contractors,” make billions in profits, Wall Street is the ultimate beneficiary of today’s nonstop wars. The prosaic nature of war profiteering—far from the work of a shadowy cabal—is precisely why the collusion is so destructive and should be outlawed.

Tianwen 1 is 1st Chinese spacecraft to reach Mars China Daily

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