Friday’s news links – March 5, 2021

Steve Martinez Photo: Water Protector Legal Collective

Water Protector Steve Martinez Taken Back Into Custody For Refusal to Cooperate with Grand Jury

Amazon workers

The union vote that could change Amazon forever Recode

Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama are voting whether to unionize. This is the backstory.

Twitter Worked With Amazon to Block Payday, Labeling Payday & Other Labor Reporters as “Suspicious Content” Payday Report

#COVID19

In Palm Beach, Covid-19 vaccines intended for rural Black communities are instead going to wealthy white Floridians STAT

The New York Times Has not Heard of China’s (or Russia’s) Vaccines Dean Baker

Coronavirus Deranges the Immune System in Complex and Deadly Ways KHN

‘Were we scared to do this job? Absolutely’: MTA workers look back at a year of COVID-19 amNewYork

Meatpacking plants in the spotlight at House hearing Successful Farming

Trump coup

Did the Pentagon wait for Trump’s approval before defending the Capitol? Washington Post

The disputed timelines of the Capitol riot Washington Post

Federal investigators are examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters CNN

Officers maced, trampled: Docs expose depth of Jan. 6 chaos AP

TikTok Played a Key Role in MAGA Radicalization WIRED

New Great Recession data suggest Congress should go big to spur a broad-based, sustained U.S. economic recovery Austin Clemens

Texas

ERCOT overcharged power companies $16 billion for electricity during winter freeze, firm says Texas Tribune

China

US to build anti-China missile network along first island chain Nikkie Asia

The US ‘Genocide’ Accusation Against China Gareth Porter and Max Blumenthal

India

Indian farmers plan major road blockade outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protests Reuters

Google Invests Billions in India as Modi and Allies Stage Corporate Takeover of Agriculture Eyes on the Ties

Purging Inconvenient Facts in Coverage of Biden’s ‘First’ Air Attacks FAIR

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