Sunday’s news links – April 11, 2021

POPLAR, CA – 21NOVEMBER20 – Farmworkers pick persimmons in a field near Poplar, in the San Joaquin Valley, in a crew of Mexican immigrants. Many workers wear facemasks or bandannas as a protection against spreading the coronavirus. Maria Madrigal is a picker in the crew.Copyright David Bacon

Farmworkers need families, not deportation and exploitation David Bacon

Bessemer – A Big Step Forward ZNet

Grassroots Organizers Mobilize to Defend Kshama Sawant Against Recall Effort Truthout

Police State

Cops Caught on Video Holding a Black Army Lieutenant at Gunpoint, Then Pepper-Spraying Him Vice

Capitol Police sent cops to a guy’s door for somebody else’s tweet Ryan Grim, Bad News

Police Say an Antifa Activist Likely Shot at Officers. His Gun Suggests Otherwise. NYTimes

Black Army officer Caron Nazario held at gunpoint, pepper-sprayed by police in Windsor, Virginia, lawsuit says Washington Post

For years, the Boston Police kept a secret: the union president was an alleged child molester Boston Globe

Indigenous Peoples

Fond du Lac Band wins halt to copper mine Indian Country Today

Despite Promises to Listen to Tribes and Fight Climate Change, Biden Administration Allows Oil to Continue Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline Earth Justice

Ecuador

Ecuador’s New Socialist Party Set to Win Elections Despite U.S. Intervention and Deceptive Identity Politics CovertAction Magazine

Ukraine

Donbass crisis: Domestic political battles in Kiev, Moscow & Washington could see Ukraine & Russia stumbling into war nobody wants Glenn Diesen, RT

China says US has caused humanitarian disasters through military interventions TheHill

The Gaslighting of Science Zeynep Tufekci

Since the pandemic began, there has been a lot of talk about the supposed lack of scientific information available at the outset …

Robert Mundell: nothing optimal Michael Roberts

Robert Mundell, evil genius of the euro Greg Palast [from 2012]

The idea that the euro has “failed” is dangerously naive. The euro is doing exactly what its progenitor – and the wealthy 1%-ers who adopted it – predicted and planned for it to do. That progenitor is former University of Chicago economist Robert Mundell. The architect of “supply-side economics.”

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