Tuesday’s news links – April 27, 2021

US police killings of Black Americans amount to crimes against humanity, international inquiry finds Guardian

In a devastating report running to 188 pages, human rights experts from 11 countries hold the US accountable for what they say is a long history of violations of international law that rise in some cases to the level of crimes against humanity.

They point to what they call “police murders” as well as “severe deprivation of physical liberty, torture, persecution and other inhuman acts” as systematic attacks on the Black community that meet the definition of such crimes.

Andrew Brown shooting: Bodycam video shows man had hands on steering wheel before police opened fire, family says The Telegraph

Walter Wallace Jr. is remembered 6 months after police fatally shot him Inquirer

Media Evasions on Racism and the Role of Derek Chauvin Jeff Cohen

Homeland Security launches review of extremism within agency AP

Worker group alleges unsafe practices at Marathon Minnesota refinery Reuters

‘Major disruptions’: Churchill Downs valets demand contract as Kentucky Derby Week begins Courier-Journal

#COVID19

NIH Scientist Who Developed Key Vaccine Technology Says Patent Gives US Leverage Over Big Pharma Common Dreams

Despite a few rich countries doing well, global COVID-19 cases are the highest they’ve ever been Business Insider

Sanctions-battered Iran faces worst coronavirus wave Al Jazeera

Over 100 Drug Lobbyists Working to Block Generic Covid-19 Vaccines Intercept

Kids are finally returning to school. But most of them are white. Politico

Quebec schools without air purifiers have 3 to 4 times more COVID-19 cases, says dad running citizen count Montreal CTV News

The cynical hypocrisy of the world’s No1 propagandist: US pledges $300mn to fund massive global anti-China media machine Tom Fowdy

Palestine

After week-long protests, Israel removes barriers at Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem Peoples Dispatch

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