Thursday’s news links – Oct. 7, 2021

Boston Latest City to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day Newsweek

Controversial Roosevelt Monument Doused in Red Paint at American Museum of Natural History Hyperallergic

Why Does Congress Fight Over Funding Childcare But Not F-35s? Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies

Texas abortion law is temporarily blocked by a federal judge — but it’s unclear if that means procedures will now resume Texas Tribune

Strikes

Two Thousand California CWA Members Strike Telecoms Corp Frontier Communications Labor Notes

‘People Work 100 Days Straight’: Kellogg’s Workers Shut Down Cereal Factories Vice

1,400 workers who make Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, and Rice Krispies are on strike in four states.

IATSE Officials Call Alliance Offer a “Nothingburger” as Strike Looks More Likely Payday Report

Media

Media Praise ‘Mavericks’ for Blocking Aid to American People FAIR

Trump Propaganda, Covid Conspiracy Theories, and White Supremacy: Brought to You by AT&T Ryan Bort

AT&T is behind the rise of pro-Trump One America News, report says Daily Beast

#COVID19

We paid to develop Merck’s covid pill Corey Doctorow

Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans disproportionally killed by Covid-19 last year, study says NBC

China

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

Biden Tells Japan’s New PM That the US Will Defend Senkaku Islands from China Newsweek

China defiant amid new US trade war threats Asia Times

CIA creates new ‘mission center’ to counter China Washington Post

Palestine

SFSU and Zoom undermine Palestinians and academic freedom Electronic Intifada

The EU Is Panicking Over Skyrocketing Energy Prices OilPrice

How the CIA Helped Shape the Creative Writing Scene in America Open Culture

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