Thursday’s news links – May 27, 2021

Is There Really A Truck Driver Shortage? NPR

It’s not a labor shortage, it’s a wage shortage Pitchfork Economics

Hospitality Workers Struggle to Find Reliable, Affordable Ways Home Washington City Paper

Some child-care workers at Google live up to 50 miles away. The company is calling them back with no transportation plans The Lily

Airline Caterer Uses Pandemic to Strip Seniority from Laid Off Workers Labor Press

There is no justification for cutting federal unemployment benefits Economic Policy Institute

Most executives say they want more contract and temp workers. A majority of those workers say that’s not good enough. Business Insider

Extreme heat drives ‘high risk’ summer for U.S. power, especially in California Reuters

Report: US Police Have Killed 1068 People Since Floyd’s Death teleSUR

B2 Stealth Bomber

Surprise! Upgrading America’s Nuclear Arsenal Will Be Stupefyingly Expensive Popular Mechanics

#COVID19

Battling behind the scenes: US pressuring WHO on coronavirus origins tracing Global Times

US owes the world an explanation on Fort Detrick lab secrets: Chinese FM Global Times

Palestine

Irish Government to vote on motion to expel Israeli Ambassador Irish Central

Bolivia

US: Interim Bolivia official took bribes in tear gas deal AP

34 candidates assassinated ahead of parliamentary and subnational elections in Mexico Peoples Dispatch

Ukraine

Ukraine’s Got a Real Problem with Far-Right Violence (And No, RT Didn’t Write This Headline) Atlantic Council

US-funded Belarusian regime-change activist arrested on plane joined neo-Nazis in Ukraine Ben Norton

Roman Protasevich – Arrested In Belarus – Is A Western Government Financed Neo-Nazi MoA

Ethiopia

US Moves against Ethiopia and Eritrea: Atrocities Alleged, Sanctions Imposed Internationalist 360°

Mali

Once again, Mali seems to be a “French Vietnam” InfoBRICS

China

Did China Just End Extreme Poverty? Aaron Bastani

Not entirely, but it’s virtually the only country to have made any progress.

The pandemic saved the fast food industry Experience Magazine

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