Saturday’s news links – Feb. 27, 2021

Twitch Removes Amazon’s Anti-Union Ads After Furious Streamer Response Kotaku

#COVID19

Pfizer Bullying Governments Gravitas

‘Counter-Terrorism’?: Two Decades After 9/11, New Interactive Map Details Footprint of US War Machine in 85 Countries Common Dreams

Media Completely Ignore American Secret Agent’s Trial for Terrorism in Venezuela MPN

Bitcoin and Baseball Cards Dean Baker

More than 25m drink from the worst US water systems, with Latinos most exposed Guardian

America’s creaky payments infrastructure is showing cracks Axios

The wave of covid bankruptcies has begun Washington Post

US counterterrorism operations touched 85 countries in the last 3 years alone

Syria, Iran

‘It Should Be Easier to Raise Minimum Wage Than to Drop Bombs on Syria’

Biden ‘Revenge’ Bombing of Syria ‘Violates International Law’: Legal Scholar Common Dreams

Explosion Strikes Israeli-Owned Ship in Mideast Amid Tension AP

An explosion has struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

Why Joe Biden will continue the US war on Nord Stream 2 till the bitter end Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland

China

Xi declares ‘complete victory’ in eradicating absolute poverty in China Shine

The final 99 million poor rural Chinese are free of poverty, along with 832 impoverished counties and 128,000 villages. China met the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development  goal 10 years ahead of schedule.

Opening Up New Frontiers for Marxist Political Economy in Contemporary China Xi Jinping

Japan adopts strike-first policy to counter Chinese aggression WION

Microchips and the Macro World: Semiconductor Shortage Ushers in East-West Tech War MPN

Applause for Perseverance Ignores Plutonium Bullet We Dodged FAIR

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