Monday’s news links – Nov. 22, 2021

Royal Canadian Mounted Police forcibly clearing an indigenous checkpoint near Coyote Camp on Wet’suwet’en land on November 18. Photo: Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Twitter

Canada’s Indigenous communities brave police violence to block pipeline project Peoples Dispatch

Kenosha protesters demonstrate Sunday after Rittenhouse acquittal Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rittenhouse Verdict Highlights Statistical White Supremacy in Our Judicial System Sonali Kolhatkar

To Paramilitary Groups, Rittenhouse Verdict Means Vindication NYTimes

As Pandemic Evictions Rise, Spaniards Declare ‘War’ on Wall Street Landlords NYTimes

Protesters in Barcelona are pushing back against foreign investment firms that have bought up thousands of homes over the past decade and are forcing out residents who can’t pay the rent.


Taiwan’s Defense Plans Are Going Off the Rails War on the rocks

US, UK Agree on Supplying Australia With Naval Nuclear Propulsion Technology – White House Sputnik

CIA, MKULTRA and the Cover-up of U.S. Germ Warfare in the Korean War Counterpunch

F.B.I. Agents Became C.I.A. Operatives in Secret Overseas Prisons New York Times


The US was not prepared for a pandemic – free market capitalism and government deregulation may be to blame The Conversation

This is typical of a U.S. health care system that is consumer-oriented and market-based. Americans are often convinced that the solution to a health problem must be technical and costly. The focus was placed on developing vaccines and therapeutics, which are essential for ending the pandemic, while ignoring lower-cost solutions.

But masking and social distancing – non-pharmaceutical interventions that have long been known to save lives during disease outbreaks – fell by the wayside. Uptake of these simple interventions is dependent on strong and coordinated public health messaging.

COVID-19: stigmatising the unvaccinated is not justified Lancet

People who are vaccinated have a lower risk of severe disease but are still a relevant part of the pandemic. It is therefore wrong and dangerous to speak of a pandemic of the unvaccinated.

Prestigious Weaponry Expert Censored After Demonstrating that a Deadly Poison Gas Attack—Blamed on the Syrian Government—Was Really a False-Flag Operation by U.S.-Funded Terrorists CovertAction

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