Sunday’s news links – April 4, 2021

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, he had gone to the City of Memphis to support striking sanitation workers. Above, Martin Luther King, Jr., marching with Memphis sanitation workers on March 28, 1968.

Did You Know? US Gov’t Found Guilty In Conspiracy To Assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NewsOne

‘We Will Not Stop’: First Nations Land Defenders Take Direct Action Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Common Dreams

Weather Service Internet systems are crumbling as key platforms are taxed and failing Washington Post

Most of the agency’s online systems went down Tuesday, and during last week’s tornado outbreak in the South, a vital resource for relaying information crashed

In apology, Amazon admits some drivers have to ‘pee in bottles’ AFP

#COVID19

How has the US pandemic response increased inequality? Look at New York’s nail salons. MIT Technology Review

Cuba

Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba Covid Reporting at The Washington Post Counterpunch

Cuba Libre to be COVID-Libre: Five Vaccines and Counting… Counterpunch

Korea

Jeju jittery as US warship visit reminds islanders of dark chapter in South Korea’s history SCMP

Villagers want an apology for a post-second world war massacre they blame on Americans and say the reason for a new base on the island is to contain China

China

Weaponized Immigrants: Uyghur Edition Immigrants as a Weapon

Financial fictions: the old ones Michael Roberts

In days of old, many moons ago, I worked for an investment consultancy that advised Bill Hwang, the owner of Archegos, the ‘family office’ hedge fund that recently collapsed leaving $20bn owed to two big banks, Credit Suisse and Nomura.

Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi dies at 89 Peoples Dispatch

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