1500 rally and march in Chicago against Rittenhouse verdict FightBack! News
Returning a verdict against dozens of white supremacist leaders and organizations who organized Unite the Right, a Virginia jury has awarded more than $25 million in damages to nine plaintiffs who were injured in the violence during the chaotic rally that ended with a car attack by James Fields.
The ILWU rejected an extension of their existing contract, which was being sought by the PMA (the employer’s association they negotiate with). While doing so, they cited three pages of headlines about how much money the industry is raking in! Great thread from an ILWU activist ⬇️ https://t.co/Y7ifrVvOSd
— joe dh (@joe_dmh) November 23, 2021
Dollar Tree made $1,230,000,000 in profits this year, gave its CEO $10,767,883 and pays workers as little as $8.32 an hour. Over 7,400 Dollar Tree employees are forced to rely on food stamps and Medicaid subsidized by U.S. taxpayers. Cite the damn corporate greed. https://t.co/6cA6rMtY51
— Warren Gunnels (@GunnelsWarren) November 24, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Cuba decided not to wait on the rest of the world to develop vaccines. The United States’ 60-year-old economic embargo against the country, which prevents US-made products from being exported there, would make it difficult for Cuba to acquire vaccines and therapies, researchers and officials knew. “It was best, for protecting our population, to be independent,” says Vicente Vérez Bencomo, director-general of the Finlay Institute of Vaccines in Havana.
So the Finlay Institute and Cuba’s other state-run biotechnology centres started developing their own COVID-19 vaccines in the hope that at least one of them would be effective. Their bet seems to be paying off: in a 6 November preprint published on medRxiv1, Vérez Bencomo and his colleagues report that one of the institute’s vaccines, Soberana 02, is more than 90% effective in protecting against symptomatic COVID-19 infection when used in combination with a related vaccine. Importantly, the combination seems to be effective against the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which has caused surges in hospitalizations and death across the world and now accounts for nearly all COVID-19 cases in Cuba.
The Supply Chain Mess Robert Kuttner
The supply crunch reflects the interaction of just-in-time production and extreme offshoring with a privatized and deregulated logistics system.
The Great Supply Shock We Brought Upon Ourselves David Dayen
Hedge funds cash in via appreciating stakes in container-ship companies, sales of vessels
Violence and intimidation leave bloody imprint on Honduran elections Peoples Dispatch
Chinese scientists want to add wings to bullet trains to make them even faster South China Morning Post
After the elections: Communism in the Czech Republic Morning Star
NNOC co-chair @CLaBash receives a Cuban flag for the @ifco/p4p 31 Caravan from the CTC workers at "Empresa Industrial Electrónica Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán." Fidel Abreu, leader of the union applauds. #CubaLightsTheWay #unblockCuba pic.twitter.com/WM8e8fqGXF
— NNOC (@NNOCuba) November 23, 2021
See yesterday’s news links here
Send suggestions and comments to [email protected]
Join the Struggle-La Lucha Telegram channel