Tuesday’s news links – March 30, 2021

Protests Take Place in Minneapolis Amid Opening Statements of Former Cop Charged With Floyd’s Death

911 dispatcher testifies officers pinned down George Floyd for so long she thought her video feed had frozen NBC

How the fight over ‘hero pay’ for grocery workers reveals chain stores’ massive corporate greed Business Insider

Minimum Wage Would Be $44 Today If It Had Increased at Same Rate as Wall St. Bonuses: Analysis

Volkswagen Workers Talk Wildcat Strike Following Narrow Defeat in Chattanooga Amid Unionbusting Mike Elk

Biden stocks cabinet with prep school grads New York Post

Amazon

Amazon Hires Off-Duty Cops to Harass Workers, the Press, and Supporters Left Voice

As the Hard-Fought Amazon Union Vote Ends, a Movement Begins Wired

Amazon’s anti-union campaign is part of a long history of employer opposition to organizing Economic Policy Institute

Stop Anti-Chinese Hate, But Not Anti-China Politics? Immigrants As a Weapon

Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century New Yorker

On a leaked conference call, leaders of dark-money groups and an aide to Mitch McConnell expressed frustration with the popularity of the legislation—even among Republican voters.

#COVID19

US Judge Orders New York to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Prisoners Sputnik

The States Where Efforts To Restrict Voting Are Escalating FiveThirtyEight

Bank collapse?

One of World’s Greatest Hidden Fortunes Is Wiped Out in Days Bloomberg

In Archegos Case, Banks Face Big Losses as Bets Go Awry NYTimes

We have to consign the era of financial engineering to history Richard Murphy

Archegos Implosion is a Sign of Massive Stock Market Leverage that Stays Hidden until it Blows Up and Hits the Banks Wolf Street

Korea

Kim Yo Jong Blasts South Korea’s ‘Gangster-Like Logic’ for Criticizing North’s Missile Launches Sputnik

Ecuador

Ecuador: Lenin Moreno and the CIA against Andres Arauz Resumen

Why the fallout from the Suez Canal blockage will take years to resolve Independent

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