Monday’s news links – June 21, 2021

Scorching Hot in Phoenix: What it’s Like to Work in 115 Degrees

Over 100 Anti-Protest Bills Have Been Introduced Since George Floyd Rebellion Truthout

As Juneteenth marks the end of slavery, lawmakers turn their focus to forced prison labor Washington Post

Explosion triggered near new US Navy aircraft carrier during shock trials registered as 3.9 magnitude earthquake Business Insider

Indigenous Peoples

Insurance Giants Under Fire from First Nations for Backing Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline DeSmog

‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’: scientists on the scorching US heatwave Guardian

#COVID19

China set to administer 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week Guardian

China

China’s socialist system leads to public’s high expectations of good governance Hu Xijin, Global Times

Why Joe Biden has been forced to accept Russia and Germany’s energy relationship New Statesman

The removal of US sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is an attempt to push Germany towards confrontation with China.

More than 41,000 people have signed petitions to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after his trip to space next month

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