Thursday’s news links – Sept. 2, 2021

A “Bans Off Our Bodies” protest at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Wednesday.Credit…

Texas Abortion Ban Takes Effect, Dismantling ‘Roe v. Wade’ Rewire

The Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade for folks in Texas under cover of darkness.

Supreme Court Refuses To Strike Down Texas Abortion Ban Forbes

Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh Did It—They Gutted ‘Roe v. Wade’ Rewire

Sotomayor Rips Right-Wing Justices as Supreme Court Effectively Overturns Roe v. Wade Common Dreams

The US supreme court is deciding more and more cases in a secretive ‘shadow docket’ Guardian

USPS has shorted some workers’ pay for years, CPI finds AP

The Postal Service regularly cheats mail carriers out of their pay, according to a Center for Public Integrity investigation.

325 Chicago Sysco Workers Strike – 40 Chicago Bartenders Walkout – Toledo Coffee Shop Workers Walkout – RIP Michael Munk Payday Report

#COVID19

93% Of Cubans Will Be Fully Vaccinated in November teleSUR

15 million Covid vaccine doses thrown away in the U.S. since March, new data shows NBC

Why the U.S. Still Suffers from Covid Black Agenda Report

Why these Covid vaccine scientist resigned from the FDA MSNBC

2 top FDA officials resigned over the Biden administration’s booster-shot plan, saying it insisted on the policy before the agency approved it, reports say Business Insider

Afghanistan

At the end of this hated war, we need truth David Bacon

Many in the U.S. media continue to credit the good intentions of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, while belaboring its failure over 20 years to achieve any of them. But to say that the United States wanted a progressive, liberal democratic, and secular government in Afghanistan can only be believed by those who refuse to remember what Washington did when Kabul actually had one.

Military Contractor CACI Says Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Hurting Its Profits. It’s Funding a Pro-War Think Tank. In These Times

How The Disaster Of Guantánamo Foretold US Defeat In Afghanistan – OpEd Eurasia Review

Korea

S. Korea developing massive ballistic missile as powerful as tactical nuclear weapon Yonhap News

South Korean Military Exercises and North Korean Response NEO

Reminder from June: Biden extends [Obama, Trump] sanctions against North Korea

China says it has built the world’s largest housing guarantee system CGTN

‘Catastrophic Injustice’: Judge OKs Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Plan Shielding Sacklers Common Dreams

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