Wednesday’s news links – Oct. 5, 2021

Workers at all of Kellogg’s U.S. cereal plants go on strike AP

Puerto Ricans fume as outages threaten health, work, school AP

Senior Homeland Security leaders pushed unfounded antifa conspiracy at 2020 Portland protests, report states Oregon Public Broadcasting

Why Are Americans Still—Still!—Wearing Cloth Masks? Yasmin Tayag, The Atlantic

It’s long past time for an upgrade.

Indigenous peoples

During Civil Rights Era, Native American Communities in the South Armed Themselves Against the Klan Scalawag

Cole did not heed the sheriff’s warnings. That night, about 50 Klan members drove to Hayes Pond and circled their cars; Cole set up a small generator, a PA system, and a lamp. Most of Robeson County’s Klan members stayed home; the 50 Klan members, women, and children at the rally were part of Cole’s following from South Carolina. Soon they were surrounded by 500 Indian men, many of whom were U.S. military veterans, and about 50 Indian women. Many were armed with rifles, shotguns, pistols, and knives.

#COVID19

Merck Sells Federally Financed Covid Pill to U.S. for 40 Times What It Costs to Make Sharon Lerner

Arizona can’t use COVID aid for anti-mask education grants, Treasury says Yahoo

China

US Hypes China’s Military Flights in Taiwan’s ADIZ Dave DeCamp

Some Western media outlets falsely portray China’s flights through Taiwan’s ADIZ as an airspace violation

Watch: Biden Seems to Invent ‘Taiwan Agreement’ With China in Press Comments Sputnik

French senators arrive in Taiwan amid tensions with China Independent

China is not heading toward a market economy, often due to its own policies, report concludes SCMP

China at a turning point? Michael Roberts

“Economic war crimes.” Marshall Auerback and Patrick Lawrence, The Scrum

In the first piece in this series, we identified the new U.S.–British–Australian security pact as the effective declaration of Cold War II and an indication of who will wage it and how. Gina Raimondo has just announced that the economic side of Cold War II is now formally commenced, too. …

China has achieved one of the greatest quantum leaps in living standards in economic history. Gina Raimondo sees nothing to admire in the People’s Republic’s accomplishment. She wishes instead to damage this accomplishment to the fullest extent her nation can get this malign task done.

China feared US was trying to provoke a reaction ‘that could lead to war’ in last days of Donald Trump’s presidency SCMP

US Meddling In Nicaraguan Affairs Leonard Savin

Palestine

Violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians has doubled this year Peoples Dispatch

UK military deployed to deliver fuel as supply crisis continues Al Jazeera

Afghanistan

‘Everyone here hated the Americans’: Rural Afghans live with the Taliban and a painful U.S. legacy Washington Post

Climate change

Can Nuclear Fusion Put the Brakes on Climate Change? The New Yorker

Eric Williams and the tangled history of capitalism and slavery. Gerald Horne

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