Friday’s news links – March 26, 2021

U.S. Covid Cases Are Rising Again, Reversing Months of Progress Bloomberg

U.S. COVID response could have avoided hundreds of thousands of deaths: research Reuters

Amazon

Amazon Denies Workers Pee in Bottles. Here Are the Pee Bottles. Vice

Documents Show Amazon Is Aware Drivers Pee in Bottles and Even Defecate En Route, Despite Company Denial Intercept

Amazon Exec’s Snarky Tweets At Bernie Sanders Backfire HuffPost

After Dave Clark defended the behemoth’s labor practices, Twitter users responded by sharing articles about how Amazon treats its workers.

Georgia Rep. Charged With Felonies for Knocking on Kemp’s Door as He Signed Voter Suppression Bill Common Dreams

“This is straight out of Jim Crow.”

The US military is poisoning communities across the US with toxic chemicals Guardian

‘I’ve Been Targeted With Probably the Most Vicious Corporate Counterattack in American History’ Esquire

An interview with Steven Donziger, the lawyer put under house arrest by an evidently biased U.S. judge for representing indigenous people in Ecuador against Chevron.

Suez Canal

Suez Canal Still Blocked, Adding to Container Shortages, Supply Chain Snarls, Component Shortages for Manufacturers

Ships Turn Toward Africa on Concerns Suez Blockage to Last Weeks Bloomberg

Venezuela

Venezuela Denounces Freezing of Its Assets for Acquiring COVID-19 Vaccines Resumen

Argentina

Argentina withdraws from Lima Group and condemns blockade of Venezuela Peoples Dispatch

The US Knew All About the 1976 Coup Plot in Argentina teleSUR

China

Taiwan says it’s now making long-range missile capable of striking China RT

China issues plan to encourage new types of consumption Xinhua

H&M Store Closed in Xinjiang Amid Backlash Against Boycott of Local Cotton, Report Says Sputnik

Indigenous Peoples

Red Fawn: I’m Home and Ready To Keep Fighting

Opinion: Stop using ‘surge’ and ‘wave’ to describe what’s happening at the border Julio Ricardo Varela, Washington Post

A flood. A wave. A surge.
What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media.

Covering the Atlanta massacre from inside the Korean community Columbia Journalism Review


Elon Musk tweet –
You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin

Henry Manice, Financial Times, tweet
Why not cut out the middleman and install a petrol engine?

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