Tuesday’s news links – Oct. 19, 2021

A volunteer hands out water to residents in Benton Harbor.

“Racism Plays a Major Part”: Like in Flint, Lead Pipes Leave Benton Harbor, Michigan, with Toxic Water Democracy Now

‘Why Don’t We Have Electricity?’: Outages Plague Puerto Rico NYTimes

NYS Dem leader apologizes for KKK analogy in Buffalo mayor’s race

The head of the New York State Democratic Party apologized Monday after invoking Klu Klux Klansman David Duke while explaining why he hadn’t endorsed socialist India Walton for mayor of Buffalo, even though she is the Democratic Party nominee.

ILWU Local 10 president Trent Willis looks at the backlog of shipping on the West Coast and reports that the backlog of ships has ended at the Port of Oakland. He asks why at the 9th largest port in the US, ocean carriers are refusing to use the port to unload container ships with 70 to 80 ships backing up in the ports of LA?

Biden Has Outpaced Trump’s Use of Title 42 to Expel Asylum Seekers Truthout

As Starbucks Workers Seek a Union, Company Officials Converge on Stores NYTimes

A push in the Buffalo area could produce the first union at company-owned stores in the U.S. But backers say moves by management are having a chilling effect.

Dozens of Oregon law enforcement officers have been members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia Oregon Public Radio

Hacked Records Reveal Hundreds Of Oath Keepers Across New Jersey Gothamist

Dozens of current and former law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government officials in New Jersey joined a far-right, anti-government militia called the Oath Keepers

U.S. Supreme Court again protects police accused of excessive force Reuters

Horse-Bleep: How 4 Calls on Animal Ivermectin Launched a False FDA-Media Attack on a Life-Saving Human Medicine Michael Capuzzo, Rescue

New Politico Owner Says Will Enforce pro-Israel Policy Haaretz

Interview with leader of Peruvian Coca-Cola workers: “We are stopping production” FightBack News

China

Convenient and inexpensive way to space-travel: China responds to reports of hypersonic missile launch that apparently shocked US RT

Behind the ‘Uyghur Tribunal’, US govt-backed separatist theater to escalate conflict with China Grayzone

US-backed activists and regime-change operatives convened the Uyghur Tribunal to ramp up conflict with China, but wound up exposing major inconsistencies in their narrative.

Why China’s Lead on EVs Has Been a Long Time Coming Bloomberg/YouTube

A lot of Anti-China propaganda in this video, but some interesting information. When it comes to green manufacturing, China is now a clean-energy powerhouse. Its market dominance from solar panels to electric vehicles took long-term planning and a level of financial investment only state-controlled banking systems can deliver. By 2030, China will have an outsized influence on this industry, and it’s poised to seize a fair share of the jobs and wealth creation that come with it.

Russia suspends its mission at NATO, shuts alliance’s office AP

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