Saturday’s news links – Oct. 30, 2021

After Tractor Collision During Strike, John Deere Declares Accident Reports ‘Confidential’ The Intercept

U.S. Propane Prices Start Winter Heating Season At 10-Year High OilPrice

Why I Still Believe Covid-19 Could Not Have Originated in a Lab Wendy Orent

Lab escape theories cannot clearly account for a virus that has evolved for human-to-human transmissibility.

Fed’s Lowest Lowball Inflation Measure Hits Another 30-Year High Wolf Street

High Gasoline Prices Could Persist For Years OilPrice

Cost of breakfast foods hits 10-year high FT

Im/migrants and refugees

Facing Up to the Racist Legacy of America’s Immigration Laws New York Times

Palestine

‘They targeted us for one reason: We’re succeeding in changing the paradigm’ 972

When Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed an executive order last week declaring six Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist organizations,” the government did not even bother with putting on a facade of due process. With the swift stroke of a pen, the NGOs — Al-Haq, Addameer, Bisan Center, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union for Agricultural Work Committees, and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees — were instantly outlawed with neither a trial nor the opportunity to respond to the accusations against them.

Yet rather than question the dubious nature of this move, the vast majority of Israeli media outlets simply cribbed the Defense Ministry’s official statement on the matter, which accused the six organizations of serving as “arms” of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) — a secular, Marxist-Leninist party and movement deemed a terrorist group by Israel.

Venezuela

Members of Colombian Congress Insist on Normalizing Relations with Venezuela Orinoco Tribune

The Intertwined Histories of Filipino and Indonesian Communists Nicolas Basilio Antonio

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