Saturday’s news links – April 10, 2021

Ramsey Clark Photo: Irene Pérez / Cubadebate

Falleció Ramsey Clark, ex fiscal General de EEUU y amigo de Cuba Cubadebate 

Save Our Store: Communities across LA fight against multiple Kroger closures as a result of ‘Hero Pay’ Knock LA

Amazon

Union Calls Foul Play as Amazon Unionization Vote Fails Truthout

Amazon Bullied and Bribed Their Way to Anti-Union Votes, But It’s Not Over Yet

Amazon’s Latest Win Over Labor Was Decades in the Making Bloomberg

Amazon Union Vote in Bessemer Shows Exactly Why We Need the PRO Act Common Dreams

Anti-Union Amazon Workers Explain How Mandatory Anti-Union Meetings Turned Them Against RWDSU (videos) Payday Report

RWDSU Loses Amazon Vote; Alleges Illegal Interference Labor Press

Striking Alabama Miners Push Back on Contract Settlement Truthout

Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China FAIR

The World Needs the Not-for-Profit AstraZeneca Vaccine, Minus the AstraZeneca Drama Bloomberg

Insatiable Shipping Companies Set the Table for the Suez Canal Ship Debacle Labor Notes

Military Equipment Transfers to Police Have Picked Back Up Brick House

Incarcerated and Infected: How the Virus Tore Through the U.S. Prison System NYTimes

Indigenous Peoples

Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition Indigenous Environmental Network

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue Operation

DMX Was a Casualty in America’s War on Black Men Brooke Leigh Howard

Cuba

How Cuba Beat the Pandemic: From Developing New Vaccines to Sending Doctors Overseas to Help Others Democracy Now

‘Sacrifice Zones’: How People of Color Are Targets of Environmental Racism Reynard Loki

Biden to request $715B for the Pentagon Politico

Ukraine

US notified Turkey about warship deployment in the Black Sea, Ankara says Middle East Eye

Washington is sending two warships to the Black Sea as Russia masses troops on the Ukrainian border

Ukraine: A Short History of Meddling Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon

China

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan – strengthening the domestic base to become a superpower MERICS

Beijing Vows to Retaliate in Response to US Blacklisting Chinese Supercomputing Companies Sputnik

Defying Beijing, US loosens restrictions on Taiwan contacts AFP

TASS: Chinese Foreign Ministry demands US explain Ukraine biolabs [Video] Seraphim Hanisch

India

US Navy sends warship to India’s exclusive economic zone without permission, to challenge New Delhi’s ‘excessive maritime claims’ RT

British government provokes and encourages Loyalist rioting – Irish Republicans blamed

Financial fiction part two: the new ones (SPACs, NFTs, cryptocurrencies) Michael Roberts

Finance capital is ever-ingenious in inventing new ways of speculation and swindles.

Film as Art and Weapon: Raoul Peck’s “Exterminate All the Brutes” Counterpunch

Black Cowboys Counterpunch

Black cowboys, contrary to my public school miseducation, are an integral part of US history. They also have a presence in the city of Philadelphia now. Consider the new Netflix film Concrete Cowboy.

Prince Philip was the godfather of Anglo-British nationalism openDemocracy