Saturday’s news links – March 27, 2021

LAPD and protesters clash in Echo Park over the closure and removal of the unhoused at Echo Park Lake. Several people were detained and arrested during the protest. Photo: Ted Soqui

Los Angeles

LAPD Clashes With Protesters at Echo Park Lake Capital & Main

LAPD Deny Responsibility for Helicopter Pilots Heard Joking About Dumping Lit Fuel on Protesters Sputnik

Fast Food Giant Claims Credit For Killing $15 Minimum Wage Walker Bragman, Andrew Perez, and David Sirota

Amazon

Amazon takes a page out of Trump’s playbook, accusing critics of spreading ‘alternative facts’ and picking fights with politicians on Twitter Business Insider

The Amazon Union Vote Is Ending in Bessemer. Workers Are Already Preparing for the Next Fight. New Republic

An unholy union: “With a struggling economy and few work prospects, Bessemer, Alabama, has been called an “unlikely” place for an epic union battle with Amazon. They don’t know Bessemer.” Vox

Union family sticking together as Marathon lockout drags on Michael Moore (union advocate)

7 Up workers strike over tiered pay, MLK holiday Michigan Advance

NLRB Finds Tesla Engaged In Union-Busting; Orders Musk To Delete Anti-Union Tweet Labor411

What the ‘Invisible’ People Cleaning the Subway Want Riders to Know NYTimes

Virtually No One in US Is Dangerous Enough to Justify Jail Consortiumnews

A Year of Billionaire Pandemic Gains IPS

Who are the ten biggest pandemic profiteers?

111 Texans Died In Last Month’s Shock Winter Storm, State Says Forbes

Biden spokesperson Jen Psaki worked for Israeli spy firm Electronic Intifada

China

The Entire World Should Be Laughing At America For Pretending To Care About Muslims In China Caitlin Johnstone

Democracy has seen 500,000 US Covid deaths: China hits back as Biden says Xi Jinping ‘doesn’t have a democratic bone in his body’ RT

A Tale of Two Lockdowns Godfree Roberts

China acted, the West dithered

Biden Backs Revival of His Brainchild: Plan Colombia 2.0 Set to Begin Next Month Internationalist 360º

Is that ship still stuck? – for up to the minute updates

Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats, Cheez-Its contain preservative that may harm immune system, study says USA Today

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