Friday’s news links – Feb. 26, 2021

US strike on several locations inside Syria draws global criticism Peoples Dispatch

A US Navy warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait for the first time since Biden became commander in chief Business Insider

‘A reckoning is near’: America has a vast overseas military empire. Does it still need it? USA Today

Biden’s Virus Relief Plan Threatens to Trigger Medicare Cuts Bloomberg

Amazon

Amazon reportedly told workers to ‘Vote NO’ in a historic union election and to drop ballots in a USPS mailbox that recently appeared at their Alabama warehouse Business Insider

Amazon Union Vote Is a Big Deal for the U.S. Labor Movement Teen Vogue

McDonald’s Secretive Intel Team Spies on ‘Fight for $15’ Workers, Internal Documents Show Vice

Sen. John Thune, Opposing $15 Min Wage, Says He Earned $6 As a Kid—That’s $24 With Inflation Newsweek

Acting Capitol Police chief: Phone logs show Jan. 6 National Guard approval was delayed Axios

An Indianapolis Mom Died When Cops Pinned Her Face Down At Church, Now Her Family Is Suing Blavity

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Allege a Gang Targeting Black and Latino Communities Exists in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department The Root

Fourth graders get a historical marker for a freedom fighter Washington Post

The Unknown Relationship between Kwame Nkrumah and Malcolm X Internationalist 360°

Cuba

Cuba has assisted almost one third of the world’s population in health care MR Online

Why an Israeli Human-Rights Organization Decided to Call Israel an Apartheid Regime Masha Gessen

Three Percenter Truck at Capitol on Jan. 6 Belongs to Hitler-Quoting Rep’s Husband Daily Beast

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