Sunday’s news links – March 21, 2021

NYT Accused of ‘Fueling Anti-Asian Racism’ over Headline on Chinese Vaccine ‘Made from Hamster Cells’ Orinoco Tribune

The New York Times was accused of “soft racism” after running a headline about how China’s latest COVID-19 vaccine is “made from the ovary cells of hamsters” on the same day shootings in Georgia left six Asian women dead. Social media users instantly slammed the article as “irresponsible” and accused the paper of “fueling racism.” One biologist pointed out that the use of hamster ovary cell lines to make proteins is a worldwide practice that was first developed in the United States back in 1957.

North Korea Speaks Out On US Foreign Policy, Demands Respect

WSJ rage at ‘woke’ China foreshadows new redbaiting of social justice activists FAIR

Biden and Blinken’s unprovoked attacks on Russia and China backfire … because if you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones Scott Ritter

China’s millennials, Generation Z leading nation away from Hollywood films, American culture, US brands SCMP

The narrative surrounding China’s ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ is a lie that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny SCMP

Im/migrants and refugees

Biden promised change at the border. He’s kept Trump’s Title 42 policy to close it and cut off asylum LA Times

East Los Angeles sheriffs kill another young Chicano FightBack!

Amazon Workers Consider Unionizing at Several More U.S. Sites Bloomberg

A doctor shows an empty vial of the experimental Soberana 02 vaccine for COVID-19 being developed at the Molecular Immunity Center during a media tour of the facility’s vaccine production in Havana on Feb. 25, 2021.

Cuba

The scene from Cuba: How it’s getting so much right on COVID-19 The Conversation

Syria

‘Just like pirates’: Syrian minister says US controls most crude reserves in northeast, loots oil to strangle country’s economy

Palestine

Demolition of Palestinian houses continues Peoples Dispatch

Ukraine approves strategy to “recover” Crimea, threatening all-out war with Russia Defend Democracy Press

Russiagate Rolls On, Giving Biden Political Cover Consortium News

Slavers of New York Decolonial Atlas

There are about 500 streets, bridges, neighborhoods, schools, and monuments in New York City bearing the names of slave owners.

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