Tuesday’s news links – Feb. 23, 2021

LaWayne Mosley, left, father of Elijah McClain, speaks during a press conference in front of the Aurora, Colorado, Municipal Center October 1, 2019.

Elijah McClain Death: Independent Investigation Finds Cops Had No Legal Basis To Stop, Frisk Or Restrain NewsOne

Antioch, Calif., man died after police put knee on his neck, family says KTVU

‘Just ‘Cause I’m Black’: Teen Arrested For Walking In Street During Texas Snow Storm Speaks Out NewsOne

Lexington, Kentucky fires Black police officer for giving info to Black Lives Matter Lexington Herald Leader

About a third of Texans still facing disrupted water supplies Reuters

Amazon Is Paying Workers To Quit In Middle Of Historic Union Election In Alabama Labor411

Texas

Texas Froze by Design Project Syndicate

It Starts: The Cascading Financial Repercussions of the Texas Electricity Crisis Wolf Street

#COVID19

Coronavirus outbreak inside Maryland detention facility sparks class-action lawsuit Washington Post

For Black Americans, Covid-19 is a reminder of the racism of US healthcare Guardian

In Baltimore, 400 million vaccine doses manufactured by Emergent BioSolutions shipped elsewhere Washington Post

3448 US healthcare worker deaths Guardian

Fauci: U.S. political divide over masks led to half a million COVID-19 deaths TheHill

Oath Keeper claims she met with Secret Service before Capitol riot Reuters

According to the indictment, Watkins arrived at the Capitol with communication devices, reinforced vests, camouflage helmets and goggles. She forcibly entered the Capitol “with a line of individuals wearing Oath Keeper clothing, patches, and insignia,” prosecutors said.

But her attorney said: “Ms. Watkins was present not as an insurrectionist, but to provide security to the speakers at the rally, to provide escort for the legislators and others to march to the Capitol as directed by the then president, and to safely escort protesters away from the Capitol to their vehicles and cars at the conclusion of the protest. She was given a VIP pass to the rally. She met with Secret Service agents.” [Secret Service confirms the meeting.]

Capitol Police Officer: Pro-Trump Rioters Called Me N-Word Over And Over

Cold War CIA device in Himalayas blamed for India’s glacier flood Daily Mail

Haunting images reveal dark history of a segregated mental asylum in Virginia Daily Mail

Jersey City’s Lafayette section rich in Black history

Clarence Thomas Promotes Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies Slate

Florida official to ignore DeSantis order to lower flags in honor of Rush Limbaugh

Haiti

Protests Continue in Haiti Against the Dictatorship and Imperialism INTERNATIONALIST 360°

Ecuador

Ecuador: A Ballot Between Arauz and Lasso and New Threats INTERNATIONALIST 360°

Andrés Arauz warns of plans to obstruct second round presidential elections in Ecuador Peoples Dispatch

China

Texas weather crisis deepens Chinese belief they’re ‘on right path’, says foreign ministry Reuters

Democracy Now’s China coverage amplifies State Department Cold War narrative behind progressive cover Grayzone

State Department Lawyers Concluded Insufficient Evidence to Prove Genocide in China Foreign Policy [This report is hostile to China, but it’s the only report we’ve seen in the mainstream media that the State Department is now saying the evidence for the bogus claim of genocide against Uyghurs is too weak to support.]

Palestine

Lobby rages over SNL joke about Israel’s vaccine racism Electronic Intifada

India

Indian workers work longest, earn the least Mint

‘Happened in US 40 Years Ago’: 87 US Farmers’ Unions Speak Out for Indian Farmers’ Protest The Wire

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