Wednesday’s news links – Nov. 17, 2021

‘Historic failure’: pandemic tragedies in the meatpacking industry were decades in the making Guardian

Starbucks sent this anti-union letter telling Buffalo workers to “vote NO” on union Labor411

Kroger workers in Houston vote again to strike amid feud over pay, health care Houston Chronicle

US school bus drivers in nationwide strikes over poor pay and Covid risk Guardian

NC School Worker Strike Wave Spreads – After Getting $15 an Hour, Pittsburgh Workers Still Walk Out – Kellogg Looks to Hire Scabs Payday Report

Activision Blizzard Employees Walk Out After Damning Report Newser

Unions and Bargaining Over Pay: Two-Tier Wage Systems, Explained Bloomberg

Big Pharma

‘Obscene’: Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna Are Raking in $3.9 Million in Profits Per Hour Common Dreams

Indigenous Peoples

Mexican environmental campaigner missing after attack on villagers Guardian

‘A death sentence’: Indigenous climate activists denounce Cop26 deal Guardian


Lukashenko urges to defend Belarus, prevent clashes Belta

Palestinian woman dies of cold and hunger on Poland-Belarus border


President Arce: Bolivia Will Prevent Another US-Backed Coup teleSUR


Venezuela’s Mega-elections: All You Need to Know Venezuelanalysis

New Cold War

Biden administration soon to announce diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics Washington Post

Russia Rejects Accusations Of Endangering Astronauts Aboard ISS With Weapons Test AP

‘Hypocrisy’: Russia’s top brass on US attempts to blame Russia for creating risks for ISS TASS

Climate change

‘We Are in a Climate Emergency’: Historic Floods in BC, Washington Follow Scientists’ Warnings Common Dreams

Vancouver is now completely cut off from the rest of Canada by road Kelowna Now

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