Wednesday’s news links – August 11, 2021

Striking nurses hold the line against investor-owned healthcare giant Real News

Pediatric COVID hospitalizations soar Axios

A Tsunami of Disability Is Coming as a Result of ‘Long COVID’ Scientific American

New York Times Tech Staff to Walk Out in Growing Union Fight Bloomberg

Humanity Isn’t Burning the Planet – Capitalism Is Tribune

Not all humans are equally culpable in the ‘human-induced’ climate chaos outlined in Monday’s IPCC report – and acknowledging that is key to stopping further destruction.

Cuba

Cuban Scientists Pen Letter to Biden Rejecting ‘Failed State’ Claim Kawsachun News

‘Economic Warfare [Is] Designed to Starve the Cuban People Into Rebellion’ FAIR

Haiti

US-China rivalry hangs over Haiti a month after president’s killing Nikkei Asian Review

St Lucia recommits to Venezuela, prepares to exit Lima Group Caribbean News Global

Why is a British Carrier Strike Group Heading to the Indo-Pacific? War on the Rocks

‘The US is ready’: INDOPACOM leader confident in armed forces’ ability to defend Taiwan Stars and Stripes

Adm. John Aquilino, head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, said, “I want to be very clear — we have the world’s greatest military on the planet.” [The target is China]

Gen. Charles Flynn, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, was asked whether soldiers could rapidly deploy “in case Taiwan is invaded by China.”

“The Army is always able to rapidly deploy,” Flynn said. “And we have a range of forces out here in the Pacific — from forcible entry forces to motorized forces to sustainment, communications, cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence, security-force assistance — all ranges of capabilities within the Army, that can move at speed and at scale, to conduct operations across the region.”

Gen. Charles Flynn, commander of U.S. Army Pacific [and brother of Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn], was asked whether soldiers could rapidly deploy [against China]:

“The Army is always able to rapidly deploy,” Flynn said. “And we have a range of forces out here in the Pacific — from forcible entry forces to motorized forces to sustainment, communications, cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence, security-force assistance — all ranges of capabilities within the Army, that can move at speed and at scale, to conduct operations across the region.”

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