Sunday’s news links – May 2, 2021

Grocery chain says ‘hero pay’ forcing them to close stores CNN [a misuse of the word forcing]

If Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Case Is a ‘Non-Issue,’ Why Have Media Gone to Such Lengths to Silence Him? FAIR

Im/migrants and refugees

Organizers Say More Than 1,500 Undocumented Workers and Families Marched in DC to Denounce Broken Promises by Biden and Democrats Latino Rebels

Is the Abandonment of Guest Worker COVID Protections a Taste of Things to Come? Capital & Main

The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute The Nation

New York Eviction Moratorium Expected to be Extended to August 31 The City

New York requires $15 broadband for poor people, promptly gets sued by ISPs Ars Technica

Iran

Agreement Reached: US to Ease Embargo – Iran teleSUR

China

Slanderer Adrian Zenz’s Xinjiang-related Fallacies Versus the Truth Xinhua

Odessa

US Activists Proclaim May 2 to Be International Day of Solidarity With Odessa Sputnik

Capitalism

Wealth inequality Michael Roberts

I have written before about the fact that, both in advanced and so-called ’emerging economies’, wealth is significantly more unequally distributed than income. Moreover, the pro-capitalist World Economic Forum has reported that: “This problem has improved little in recent years, with wealth inequality rising in 49 economies.”

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