Monday’s news links – March 1, 2021

The Democrats Are Blocking a $15 Minimum Wage Osita Nwanevu

U.S. Police Can’t Stop Killing

Since George Floyd’s murder last May, nearly 1,500 people have been killed during interactions with police according to Fatal Encounters.

Activism for profit: America’s ‘anti-affirmative action’ industry Al Jazeera

How heavily funded non-profits working to unveil ‘problems’ with policies that increase diversity obstruct equal opportunities and racial equity in the United States.

There was a time reparations were actually paid out – just not to formerly enslaved people The Conversation

‘This is bigger than just Timnit’: How Google tried to silence a critic and ignited a movement Fast Company


France tightens restrictions at German border, adding a mandatory virus test. New York Times

Brasilia Heads for Lockdown With Hospitals Facing Covid Collapse Bloomberg

Finland Had a Patent-Free COVID-19 Vaccine Nine Months Ago — But Still Went With Big Pharma Jacobin

Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan

Biden’s message to Iran in Iraq and Syria: the Battlefield has been inaugurated. Elijah Magnier

Republicans introduce bill opposing lifting Iran sanctions Middle East Eye

Why the US won’t be leaving Afghanistan Asia Times

Cuba condemns US aggressions on Syrian border

Neither Washington Nor Beijing? Invent the future

A newcomer to politics would likely assume that members of the global left support the People’s Republic of China. It is after all led by a communist party, with Marxism as its guiding ideology. During the period since the Communist Party of China (CPC) came to power in 1949, the Chinese people have experienced an unprecedented improvement in their living standards and human development.

US exceptionalism surges again. Will it fly? M. K. Bhadrakumar

Corporate Media Parrot FBI Talking Points as More Americans Turn to Encrypted Communication Online FAIR

 Trump Boasts of ‘Tremendous’ Crowd Size at Jan. 6 ‘Lovefest’ Daily Beast

Hyatt Says CPAC Stage That Looked Like Nazi Rune ‘Abhorrent’ Guardian

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