Friday’s news links – Feb. 19, 2021

Amazon’s anti-union campaign violates global labor & human rights standards Pando

February 20, National Day of Solidarity with Bessemer, Alabama warehouse workers Greene County Democrat (Alabama)

LAPD Requested Amazon Ring Footage of Black Lives Matter Protests Truthout

Texas

Ted Cruz wore a mask referring to Texas’ 1835 battle against Mexico as he fled to Cancun Business Insider

It Just Gets Better: Houston Utility Sends Out $200K Bills Newser

Jerry Jones’ natural gas company hits on jackpot from Texas deep freeze Dallas News

Cold Truth: The Texas Freeze is a Catastrophe of the Free Market INET

Texas hospitals are running out of water amid power outages. Some are evacuating patients for safety. Washington Post

#COVID19

The problem with vaccine patents Axios

“None of the manufacturers today are remotely capable of meeting demand on a timely basis,” says Knowledge Ecology International’s Jamie Love. “Vaccine manufacturers are currently hoarding technology, for commercial reasons.”

Virologist: WHO Team Found No ‘Credible Link’ Between Wuhan Labs, COVID-19 : Coronavirus Updates NPR

Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job NYTimes

As drug industry’s influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias Washington Post (from almost 10 years ago)

The Little-Known Black History of West Las Vegas and the “Black Strip”

‘5-Alarm Fire’: Arizona Republicans Lead Nationwide GOP Push To Curb Voting Rights HuffPost

Biden privately tells governors: Minimum wage hike likely isn’t happening Politico

Cuomo-gate: A Nixonian Scandal Is Engulfing New York David Sirota

6 Capitol Police officers suspended, 29 others being investigated for alleged roles in riot CNN

MTA plans to rescind pay raises for NYC Transit workers New York Daily News

China

US State Department accusation of China ‘genocide’ relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue Grayzone

Ecuador

Ecuador: Judicial and Electoral Coup d’état on the Way? Resumen

Iran

Iran will reverse nuclear actions when U.S. lifts sanctions – foreign minister Reuters

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