Saturday’s news links – April 17, 2021

Demonstrators protest the shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo on Friday in Logan Park, Chicago

Clashes break out in Chicago, NYC and Minnesota and dozens are arrested after thousands of BLM demonstrators march to protest the fatal police shootings of Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright Daily Mail

Protest In Response To Police Killing Of Adam Toledo Happening Friday In Logan Square: ‘It Could Be My Kid’ Block Club

Protests in Chicago after released footage shows police shooting an unarmed child Peoples Dispatch

‘Entire System Is to Blame’: Outrage Builds After Police Union Leader Says Officer Killing of Unarmed Teen Was ‘Heroic’ Common Dreams

National Day of Action Demanding Justice for George Floyd! National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Trans

NFL Vet RK Russell Pens Powerful Op-Ed Lambasting Anti-Trans Sports Bills: ‘We Need To Defend Ourselves And Our Trans Youth’ Blavity

The Science Behind Those Anti-Trans Healthcare Bills Is Bullshit, According To Experts Buzzfeed

Biden

Biden Breaks Promise on Refugee Resettlement, Imposing Trump’s “Draconian” Cap Truthout

Biden backtracks on keeping Trump cap on refugees BBC

Military Bases Housing Migrant Children Plagued by Serial Sexual Abuse Claims unlimitedhangout.com

Biden isn’t ending the Afghanistan War, he’s privatizing it: Special Forces, Pentagon contractors, intelligence operatives will remain Grayzone

#COVID19

Prolonged brain dysfunction in COVID-19 survivors: A pandemic in its own right? The Conversation

Michigan at ‘record high’ for COVID-19 hospitalizations of children Detroit Free Press

School kids are spreading COVID in northern Michigan IPR

Many Michigan schools lack air filters that would help fight COVID-19 Chalkbeat

Efforts to stop spread of covid-19 should focus on preventing airborne transmission BMJ

Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission BMJ

Improving indoor ventilation and air quality will help us all to stay safe

Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 The Lancet

“We’re in a Transition Phase”: Dr. Monica Gandhi on Vaccine Safety & Why You Still Need a Mask

US sanctions against Russia rejected by int’l community, says Chinese Foreign Ministry TASS

Economy

Long-Term Unemployment Is Headed The Wrong Way Econintersect

The Blue States That Make It Hardest to Vote The Atlantic

Democrats are criticizing Republicans for pushing restrictive voting laws. But states such as Joe Biden’s Delaware can make casting a ballot difficult.

These Powerful Maps Show the Extremes of U.S. Population Density Nick Routley

In secret Facebook groups, America’s best warriors share racist jabs, lies about 2020, even QAnon theories NBC

They’re the most elite, lethally trained members of the U.S. military, widely considered the best of the best. And yet in secret Facebook groups exclusively for special operations forces that were accessed by NBC News, they share misinformation about a “stolen” 2020 election, disparaging and racist comments about America’s political leadership and even QAnon conspiracy theories.

Cuba

Cuba: The First Congress, Like Another Revolution Internationalist 360°

8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba: Between change and continuity Peoples Dispatch

Ramsey Clark: An Essential Voice of Dissidence from the Center of US Power William Camacaro

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