Tuesday’s news links – May 11, 2021

Carrying the body of an 11-year-old, Hussain Hamad, during his funeral in Beit Hanoun, Gaza.

Palestine

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza, killing at least 26 over two days. NYTimes

Israel’s Pogroms in Jerusalem Could Spark the Destruction of al-Aqsa MPN

Pictures..Israeli Warplanes bomb residential areas in Gaza, killing 9, including children

Capitalism

Worker Resistance Continues as Maine Dollar General Employees Walk Off the Job

Biden said he’d cut down on unemployment benefits, but he really might reinstate a pre-pandemic job-seeking policy Business Insider

GOP Governors End COVID Unemployment Benefits to Make People Go Back to Work New York Magazine

#COVID19

A Misleading C.D.C. Number David Leonhardt, NYTimes

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines last month for mask wearing, it announced that “less than 10 percent” of Covid-19 transmission was occurring outdoors. … That benchmark “seems to be a huge exaggeration,” as Dr. Muge Cevik, a virologist at the University of St. Andrews, said. In truth, the share of transmission that has occurred outdoors seems to be below 1 percent and may be below 0.1 percent, multiple epidemiologists told me. The rare outdoor transmission that has happened almost all seems to have involved crowded places or close conversation.

How America Became the Money Laundering Capital of the World TNR

Amazon

Jeff Bezos superyacht costs $500M amid luxury industry boom NY Post

Jeff Bezos’s New Yacht Comes With Its Own Yacht? New York Magazine

Colombia

Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike MPN

France

French soldiers warn of civil war in new letter BBC

Biden reportedly set to tap Rahm Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan Japan Times

Pipeline Hackers Say They’re ‘Apolitical,’ Will Choose Targets More Carefully Next Time Vice

Did Colonial shut down the pipeline because its billing system was crippled?

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