Wednesday’s news links – May 26, 2021

The ‘completely corrupt’ US lobbying system uses China and Russia to justify military spendiing Slava Zilber

Senate Preparing $10 Billion Bailout Fund for Jeff Bezos Space Firm The Intercept

Labor shortages end when wages rise, say some local businesses Journal-Constitution

Support for Gig Worker Union Bill in New York Collapsing After Scrutiny The City

Farmworker organizing in Washington is undoing discriminatory labor policies High Country News

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region is headed for a water crisis The Conversation

Palestine

‘Appalling’: Biden State Department Quietly Grants Boeing an Export License for $735 Million Bomb Sale to Israel Common Dreams

Israeli police are rounding up hundreds of Palestinians to ‘settle scores’ in mass arrest campaign Mondoweiss

Emily Wilder’s Firing Is No Surprise: AP Has Always Been Right-Wing Intercept

Israeli Pilots: We Couldn’t Stop the Rockets, So We Took Our Frustration Out on Gaza Apartment Towers Tikun Olam

NYPD 

Protester Alleges NYPD Stripped Her in Public The Indypendent

Critics Claim MTA’s Survey, Used to Justify More Police, Overplayed Riders’ Fears Gothamist

#COVID19

COVID-19: Lack of Transparency Risks Global Response Consortium News

Zimbabwe unveils statue honoring anti-colonialist heroine ABC News

See yesterday’s news links here


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