Wednesday’s news links – Nov. 10, 2021

The Aristocrats Funding the Critical Race Theory ‘Backlash’ Daily Beast

The movement may present itself with a local face, but many of its top advocacy groups are propped up by wealthy, well-connected backers—right down to the Koch connections.

Cop26 will be the whitest and most privileged ever – it should be a source of great shame to everyone Diane Abbott,  Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Tech Won’t Save Us. Shrinking Consumption Will The Tyee

New Orleans sanitation workers strike over pay and working conditions

Starbucks workers at three more Buffalo-area stores file for union elections. NYTimes

Starbucks asks National Labor Relations Board to delay union vote at three Western New York locations WIVB

Moderna Slammed for ‘Cheating US Taxpayers’ in Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Dispute Common Dreams

They Publicized Prosecutors’ Misconduct. The Blowback Was Swift. NYTimes

Grievances against 21 Queens prosecutors shared publicly online prompted a rebuke from the city, and has led to a lawsuit that raises questions about accountability in the justice system.

Nicaragua

Historic Victory for the Sandinista Revolution and a beating for the Industry of Hate Resumen

North Americans Debunk US & OAS Claims on Nicaragua Election Kawsachun News

The Facebook Team that Tried to Swing Nicaragua’s Election is Full of U.S. Spies Alan Macleod

Cuba

There is one place in Cuba where torture occurs Granma

The US is Set to Make Nuclear War More Likely Counterpunch

How the U.S. Lost the “Great Game” in Central Asia Aidan O’Brien/Covert Action

The end of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in December 1991 left a political vacuum in Central Asia. When Moscow imploded, Central Asia fragmented and in the confusion the United States sneaked in. By doing so Washington was following in the footsteps of Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, and Adolf Hitler. … The consequences were horrendous for the people, who have now begun to mobilize—with support from China and Russia—against the U.S. empire.

Canadian officials who met with Ukrainian unit linked to neo-Nazis feared exposure by news media: documents Ottawa Citizen

The Canadians met with and were briefed by leaders from the Azov Battalion in June 2018. The officers and diplomats did not object to the meeting and instead allowed themselves to be photographed with battalion officials despite previous warnings that the unit saw itself as pro-Nazi. The Azov Battalion then used those photos for its online propaganda, pointing out the Canadian delegation expressed “hopes for further fruitful co-operation.”

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