Sunday’s news links – April 18, 2021

Pa. National Guard activated as Philly preps for potential unrest ahead of Derek Chauvin murder trial verdict Inquirer

Throughout Trial Over George Floyd’s Death, Killings by Police Mount NYTimes

Since testimony in Derek Chauvin’s trial began on March 29, more than three people a day have died at the hands of law enforcement.

Police in Minnesota round up journalists covering protest, force them on the ground and take pictures of their faces USA Today

Study indicates the Jan. 6 riots were motivated by racism and white resentment, not ‘election theft’ Daily Kos

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration AP

Indigenous Peoples

The Apache war against copper mining: ‘this is an act of desecration’ — video

Amazon

Inside the Alabama Amazon Union Drive: An Interview with the Lead Organizer Labor Notes

#COVID19

Who Owns Vaccines? The Baffler

An encampment of homeless people is situated blocks away from the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C. on April 14.

Two blocks from the Federal Reserve, a growing encampment of the homeless grips the economy’s most powerful person SF Gate

India

US navy in Lakshadweep: Gunboat diplomacy masquerading as freedom of navigation Prabir Purkayastha, Peoples Dispatch

The Narendra Modi government mistakenly believed a FONOP in the South China Sea has no implications for India. As the US operation in India’s EEZ makes clear, it owns the seas and will brook no competition from any country

India’s health system has collapsed Hindustan Times

Sikhs in America: A religious community long misunderstood is mourning deaths in Indianapolis mass shooting The Conversation

Cuba

What the Imperialists cannot forgive – Fidel Castro’s speech in advance of the Bay of Pigs invasion

Afghanistan

Contrary to What Biden Said, U.S. Warfare in Afghanistan is Set to Continue Counterpunch

Journalists, Learning They Spread a CIA Fraud About Russia, Instantly Embrace a New One Glenn Greenwald, Substack

That Russia placed “bounties” on the heads of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan was one of the most-discussed and consequential news stories of 2020. It was also, as it turns out, one of the most baseless — as the intelligence agencies who spread it through their media spokespeople now admit, largely because the tale has fulfilled and outlived its purpose.

The roaring twenties repeated? Michael Roberts

So can the Roaring Twenties of the last century after the Spanish flu epidemic be repeated in this century after COVID? Will there be a new lease of life for the major capitalist economies that ends the ‘secular stagnation’ (Keynesian) or the Long Depression (Marxist) of the last decade since 2010?

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