Thursday’s news links – Feb. 25, 2021

Protesters march in Rochester on February 23, 2021.

Protesters gather in Rochester streets after announcement that no officers will be charged in Daniel Prude’s death CNN

Is Harvard denying Tenure to Cornel West over his views on Palestine? Juan Cole

Texas

Texas Power Grid Deregulation Cost Texans $28 Billion Over Two Decades Truthout

Amazon

Amazon issues ‘Vote No’ pamphlets to workers ahead of union drive Input

Amazon Is Telling Workers At Historic Union Election The Wrong Deadline For Ballot Casting Labor411

‘Union guy’ Joe Biden keeps his distance from Amazon union fight Politico

Los Angeles County passes $5-an-hour pandemic ‘hero pay’ for grocery workers Washington Post

New Evidence Shows Fertile Soil Gone From Midwestern Farms NPR

Exclusive: Hundreds of kids held in Border Patrol stations Axios

The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed Forbes

Why is America getting a new $100 billion nuclear weapon? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Woman Accused of Stealing Nancy Pelosi’s Laptop Appears in Video Making Nazi Salute

Wall Street crash?

The Fed’s system that allows banks to send money back and forth went down for several hours CNBC

Fed Outage Raises Questions on Wall Street as Services Restored Bloomberg

Entire Federal Reserve payment system CRASHES due to ‘operational error’ freezing $3trillion in daily transactions including paychecks, tax refunds and bill payments Daily Mail

Russia

US Vows ‘Mix of Tools Seen and Unseen’ Against Russia for Its Alleged Involvement in SolarWinds Hack Sputnik

US B-1 Bombers Arrive in Norway for First Time Sputnik

Norway May Become Battleground Between U.S. and Russia, Says Expert Paul Antonopoulos

Amnesty no longer considers Navalny ‘prisoner of conscience’ over his anti-migrant HATE SPEECH, but regards jailing as ‘political’ RT

Twitter’s Attempt to Suppress Grayzone Reporting Backfires as Warning Label Becomes Meme MPN

Twitter Accused of ‘Double Standards’ in Issuing Warning Over Story on Secret UK Foreign Office Docs Sputnik

China

France, Canada, UK Send Warships To South China Sea To Assist U.S., Not Spread Influence In Former Colonies

Does the West Repeating Claims of China Committing Genocide in Xinjiang Reify It? Kim Petersen

On Being Black: How Gamble & Huff Turned a Dream into Destiny Billboard

The Golden Globes have zero Black voters — which explains a lot Mic

Dutch photographer reveals modern image of Egyptian King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti

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