Monday’s news links – Sept. 27, 2021

Coast to Coast Protests Erupt in the US Against Biden’s Deportation of Haitians Orinoco Tribune

Texas governor says he’ll hire Border Patrol agents who whipped at migrants Axios

Biden Set to Admit Even Fewer Refugees Than Trump’s Record Low Common Dreams

#COVID19

Covid’s Hidden Toll: One Million Children Who Lost Parents WSJ

The Corrupt System Behind Covid Medical Shortages Matt Stoller

Why are we still facing shortages of masks and medicine a year and a half after the start of the pandemic? Because a buying cartel controls medical supplies, and has for 25 years.

We Did the Research: Masks Work, and You Should Choose a High Quality Mask if Possible NYTimes

67% of employees ready to quit say leaders made empty pandemic promises for well-being Becker’s Hospital Review

Europe

German election: unsteady as she goes Michael Roberts

The SPD has won (narrowly) because it gained the votes of many on the left.  These voters will expect some changes: more and better public services; taxes on the rich; higher wages.  And within the SPD, there is a rising left-wing, particularly in the youth section, that wants action.

Khalida Jarrar has been released after serving two years in prison. Photo: via Social Media

Palestine

Khalida Jarrar Released after Serving Two Years in Prison Palestine Chronicle

Cuba

Not Even The New York Times Can Ignore Cuba’s Notorious Self-sufficiency in Vaccination against COVID-19 Resumen

China

How US Media Misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Laboratories and Safety Protocols MPN

Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan Isn’t Over — It’s Taking the Form of Illegal Drone Strikes Truthout

Russia

Lavrov Says [EU foreign policy chief] Borrell Told Russia to Get Out of Africa Sputnik

EU sticks to colonial paradigm of world order – Russian diplomat Tass

Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA’s secret war plans against WikiLeaks Yahoo

AUKUS deal

No Wonder the French Are Angry Sylvie Kauffmann, Le Monde

How Huge Military Contractors Will Get Even Richer Off The Australian Submarine Deal Forbes

Pentagon removes top nuclear policy official from post Washington Post

The Defense Department has removed a top political appointee in charge of nuclear policy from her position, prompting concern among disarmament advocates that the Pentagon is sidelining those with less hawkish views as the Biden administration develops its official policy on nuclear weapons.

Biden bends to the nuclear bureaucracy Responsible Statecraft

In Biden’s Foreign Policy, Friends and Foes Claim Echoes of Trump New York Times

UN Chief Warns Humanity Is ‘Unacceptably Close to Nuclear Annihilation’ Common Dreams

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