Saturday’s news links – May 29, 2021

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets.

Kyrie Irving: Pissing Off All The Right People Dave Zirin

This Is The Video That Amazon Deleted About Its Creepy ‘Wellness Chamber’ For Employees Labor411

Arizona ‘refurbishes’ its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal Guardian

Texas Spent Over a Million Dollars Fighting a Lawsuit Filed by Prisoners Asking for Sanitary Supplies and Social Distancing Measures The Root

What is sovereignty? A conversation about American colonialism Guardian

#COVID19

Covid’s Deadliest Phase May Be Here Soon NYTimes

There’s troubling new evidence that the B.1.617.2 variant, first identified in India, could be far more transmissible than even the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in Britain, which contributed to some of the deadliest surges around the world. For much of the world, this even more transmissible new variant could be catastrophic.

We Need To Get Real About How the Pandemic Will End Zeynep Tufecki, Insight

CDC loosened mask guidance to encourage vaccination—it failed spectacularly ars technica

Biden’s Pledge to Rein In Arms Deals Is Already Eroding The Nation

Backed by the weapons industry, Trump secured massive arms sales with Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East. Will Biden be different?

Anti-China Trade Bill Is Big Boost for Big Tech Ryan Grim

Joe Biden Is Filling Top Pentagon Positions With Defense Contractors Sara Sirota

U.S. Says It Will Not Rejoin Open Skies Treaty With Russia NYTimes

Tennessee Hat Shop Blasted for Selling Nazi-Style Jewish Stars Proclaiming ‘Not Vaccinated’ Newsweek

Palestine

How Israeli Cops Triggered a War and Kept Netanyahu in Power WhoWhatWhy

Gaza Resistance: Beginning of the End for Apartheid Israel? Anya Parampil

Israeli Authorities Approve 560 Settlement Units in Bethlehem Palestine Chronicle

Apologies from Palestine supporters are harmful and unnecessary Mondoweiss

Belarus

By The Book – What Really Happened With The Ryanair Flight In Belarus

Ryanair Incident – Email Warning Received Before Plane Entered Belorussian Airspace

Three Exxon refineries top the list of U.S. polluters Reuters

Lenin went to dance in the snow to celebrate the Paris Commune and the Soviet Republic Vijay Prashad

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