Saturday’s news links – March 20, 2021

Amazon Union Solidarity Events in Every Major City Tom – 1,000 Union Contacts at Amazon Nationwide Mike Elk

#COVID19

California’s vaccine delivery is among most unequal in the US, report finds Guardian

The Clearest Sign the Pandemic Could Get Worse The Atlantic

Another coronavirus outbreak is unfolding in Michigan.

Trump Official Charged in Capitol Riot Has Family Ties to Argentina’s Military Junta Vice

John Oliver Asks Alexa: ‘What Is Union Busting?’ Jimmy Fallon Shuts It Down. Vice

No Venue Change Granted, 1 Juror Selected, 1 More To Go In Derek Chauvin Murder Trial

Report: FBI Now Probing Cuomo’s Corporate Immunity Law David Sirota

Venezuela

Venezuelan women endure the “sanctions” with their bodies Peoples Dispatch

Carmen Navas Reyes and Laura Franco respond to the article published in the New York Times which attempts to speak about the problems facing Venezuelan women without mentioning the economic and financial blockade imposed on the country

China

China Slams US for Violating Protocol During Talks in Anchorage and Baseless Criticism Sputnik

The Pentagon is using China as an excuse for huge new budgets Washington Post

China Installed A Record-Breaking 52GW Of Wind Power In 2020 Tsvetana Paraskova

Do supporters of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo really know what he stands for? Barry Sautman and Yan Hairong [from 2010]

If Liu’s politics were well-known, most people would not favor him for a prize, because he is a champion of war, not peace. He has endorsed the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and he applauded the Vietnam and Korean wars retrospectively in a 2001 essay.

Guangzhou 1927: The Paris Commune of the East Peoples Dispatch

Russia

U.S. Aggressiveness Follow Up MoA

The ‘Western’ media reporting of the spat between Biden and Putin is typically bad.

The Guardian @guardian – 18:15 UTC · Mar 18, 2021

‘Takes one to know one’: Putin-Biden spat escalates over ‘killer’ accusation

That was not what Putin had said:

Ivan Pentchoukov @IvanPentchoukov – 16:56 UTC · Mar 19, 2021

Can’t believe how many outlets are running with the same totally false translation of what Putin said.

The idiom Putin used is much closer to “the names you call others is what you should be called.”

The official Kremlin transcript agrees with Ivan’s formulation:

[D]ifficult, dramatic, and bloody events abound in the history of every nation and every state. But when we evaluate other people, or even other states and nations, we are always facing a mirror, we always see ourselves in the reflection, because we project our inner selves onto the other person.

You know, I remember when we were children and played in the yard, we had arguments occasionally and we used to say: whatever you call me is what you are called yourself. This is no coincidence or just a kids’ saying or joke. It has a very deep psychological undercurrent. We always see ourselves in another person and think that he or she is just like us, and evaluate the other person’s actions based on our own outlook on life.

10-year civilian bloodbath follows NATO airstrikes in Libya Responsible Statecraft

New Proud Boys Busted for Capitol Riot Have Wild Police Ties Daily Beast

Jerome Powell in WSJ Op-ed: “I Truly Believe that We [the Rich] Will Emerge from this Crisis Stronger and Better, as We [the Rich] Have Done so Often Before” Wolf Street

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