Sunday’s news links – March 7, 2021

In photos: Protesters rally for George Floyd ahead of Derek Chauvin’s trial

Amazon Is Paying Consultants Nearly $10,000 a Day to Obstruct Union Drive Truthout

Texas Won’t Reduce $16 Billion In Electricity Charges From Winter Storm NPR

In 1930, Blacks and Whites protested unemployment together. Police attacked them. Washington Post

#COVID19

CDC [definitely] Links Restaurant Dining with Spread of Covid-19 in U.S.

CDC study links masks to fewer COVID deaths

Speedy variants power virus surge sweeping Europe AP

Drug Lobby Asks Biden to Punish Foreign Countries Pushing for Low-Cost Vaccines Intercept

Big Pharma is fighting for tight control over Covid-19 vaccine production, limiting availability worldwide while reaping billions.

A Who’s Who of Revolving-Door Influence at Emergent BioSolutions NYTimes

How Emergent BioSolutions Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile NYTimes

F.B.I. Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Riot NYTimes

Gig companies fear a worker shortage, despite a recession Ars Technica

Brazil

Why Is Brazil Such a Basket Case?—The Role of U.S. Covert Action CovertAction Magazine

Venezuela

Hugo Chávez’s Legacy: Unity and Anti-imperialism Orinoco Tribune

Hugo Chávez Frías: In the Name of the Father Resumen

Russia

Biden’s Russia pipeline dilemma just got worse — and he has Ted Cruz to thank Politico

How Dr. Seuss Responded to Critics Who Called Out His Racism Slate

Luxemburg 150 Michael Roberts

5 March 2021, was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Luxemburg, the great revolutionary socialist of the Polish-German labor movement.

What a Communist City Can Teach Us About Urban Planning Jacobin

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