Thursday’s news links – Nov. 11, 2021

A volunteer packs onions in the warehouse of the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2021.

US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices AP

Rare Starbucks union vote set to begin in Buffalo AP

Starbucks Employees at Three More Upstate New York Stores File for Historic Union Elections Eater

Biden’s next inflation threat: The rent is too damn high Politico

Inflation has taken away all the wage gains for workers and then some CNBC

Dollar Purchasing Power Plunges. Inflation +6.2%, for Urban Wage Earners +6.9%, Highest in 40 years, in the Most Monstrously Overstimulated Economy Ever. Wolf Street

A new recruitment tool for employers — paying workers every day CBS

COP26: how the world’s militaries hide their huge carbon emissions The Conversation

Fun fact: US special ops are in 33 of 44 countries in Europe today Responsible Statecraft

China

More Than 600 U.S. Personnel in Taiwan in Past Two Years: Defense Report Newsweek

Iran

Iran Puts US NAVY in a Peculiar Situation Yet Again NEO

‘This Must Not Happen’: If Unhalted, Permian Basin Fracking Will Unleash 40 Billion Tons of CO2 by 2050 Common Dreams

Will France Derail West Africa’s Common Currency? Simplice A. Asongu

The True Story of The Harder They Fall’s Villain Is Even Weirder Than in the Movie Slate [weird is the wrong word here]

Most significantly, the movie omits Buck’s stated mission—the cleansing of whites from Indian Territory. … Through his Creek father, the young Buck had absorbed the Indian genocide and watched the Dawes Act strip the tribes of their traditional land rights in Indian Territory. His mother most likely endured some form of bondage. He was watching the last refuge of his people torn from them, and in truly American fashion, he assumed the impossible task of crushing the march of the American Goliath with his little band of five. He assumed that once he began, all the Native people and Blacks in the Territory would join him, rise up, and remove the usurping whites; he would be his peoples’ messiah.

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