Sunday’s news links – March 14, 2021

‘Say Her Name’: Rallies and Marches Mark One-Year Anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s Killing Common Dreams

Protesters march in cities across the country to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, one year after she was shot and killed by cops during a botched raid Daily Mail

Radical Anti-Racist Unionism Has a History in Bessemer, Alabama Jacobin

LAPD faces ‘post-Rodney King environment’ as scrutiny over George Floyd protests builds LA Times

Political prisoners

A former member of the Black Panther Party seeks parole nearly 50 years after he was convicted of murder Washington Post

Arizona GOP lawmaker John Kavanagh says ‘quality’ of vote should matter Washington Post

Workers at Tate’s Bake Shop say management threatened to have them deported if they joined a union Daily Mail

#COVID19

The Differences Between the Vaccines Matter Hilda Bastian, The Atlantic

Yes, all of the COVID-19 vaccines are very good. No, they’re not all the same.

Owners of Hospital Conglomerate Made Billions as Health Care Workers Lacked PPE Truthout

What Happens When Investment Firms Acquire Trailer Parks New Yorker

The financial industry’s pursuit of profits from mobile-home communities is undermining one of the country’s largest sources of affordable housing. … There isn’t a single American state in which a person working full time for minimum wage can afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair-market rent.

Why Bitcoin Is More Like a $100 Bill Than Gold Yahoo Finance

Cuomo

Cuomo Never Let Me Forget I Was a Woman Jessica Bakeman

China

Beijing’s Decades-Long Policies in Xinjiang, CIA Interference, Funding of Separatist and Terrorist Groups Oronoco Tribune

Foreign Correspondent: What’s Really Going on with China’s Uighurs? Reese Erlich, The Progressive

Antony Blinken, Biden’s Secretary of State, told a Senate committee that he agreed China was engaged in “genocide.”

But Zhun Xu, an associate professor of economics at John Jay College, says politicians are seeking scapegoats for serious U.S. economic and other problems. Creating or exaggerating human rights violations is one way to “play the China card,” he tells me in a phone interview from New York.

“There is bipartisan support to create an outside enemy,” he says.

Haiti

Haitian social organizations demonstrate outside the US embassy Peoples Dispatch

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