Thursday’s news links – Nov. 25, 2021

My grandfather founded the National Day of Mourning to dispel the myth of Thanksgiving. I’m carrying on his legacy. Kisha James

[LIVE] National Day of Mourning 2021 (November 25, 2021, 12PM ET)

Joanne Shenandoah, the Most Honored and Celebrated Native American Female Musician, Dies Native News Online

Spotty data and media bias delay justice for missing and murdered Indigenous people The Conversation

After spending 43 years in prison for a triple murder he says he didn’t commit, a Missouri man is finally free CNN

Cops Are Needlessly Scaring People With Fentanyl-Laced Weed Stories Vice

#COVID19

Critique of “Leftwing” Antivax Disinformation: Antivaxxers of All Stripes Pose a Serious Threat to Public Health Cliff Conner

The premise that Big Pharma is corrupted by the profit motive does not justify the conclusion that its products must be fraudulent. The multinational industry has demonstrated the capacity to accomplish remarkable scientific feats when it wants to. But there’s the rub: it has to want to. And the only thing that can make it want to is the prospect of material rewards in the form of supersized profits. …

The remarkable achievements of Cuban biomedical science demonstrate how even a relatively poor country could—in the absence of the profit motive—mobilize its scientific and financial resources to create and produce a suite of safe, effective Covid-19 vaccines. Cuba was the first country to immunize its population against Covid-19 with its own vaccines. And in sharp contrast to Big Pharma’s relative neglect of poorer countries, Cuba plans to share its vaccines with Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Jamaica, Vietnam, Iran, and others.

Amazon workers in 20 countries to strike and protest on Black Friday Peoples Dispatch

Honduras

Violence and intimidation leave bloody imprint on Honduran elections Peoples Dispatch

Ethiopia

Pentagon ready to intervene in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: The West’s Diplomats Meet in Secret to Decide How to Help the TPLF Jeff Pearce

Yemen

Yemen war deaths will reach 377,000 by end of the year: UN Al Jazeera

School shuts down after cops get mad over student project about “V for Vendetta” BoingBoing

Corrupting science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts’ inconvenient findings Aaron Maté

China

Biden administration invites Taiwan to its ‘Summit for Democracy’ CNN

China demands US halt dialogue with Taiwan — Foreign Ministry TASS

Pentagon doubles number of US troops in Taiwan under Biden

America must prepare for war with China over Taiwan David Sauer, The Hill [“retired” CIA]

U.S. Takes Another Step Towards Nuclear War SouthFront

The United States is going to produce about 480 brand-new B61−12 nuclear bombs to equip its bombers and those of its European allies. The first guided, standoff nuclear gravity bomb, known as the B61-12, is intended to replace all existing gravity bombs.

US bombers practiced using nuclear weapons against Russia this month — Shoigu TASS

NATO Conducting Provocative Drills in Latvia Lucas Leiroz

Rare Earth Elements: Where in the World Are They? Nicholas LePan 

How the media covers up for the Pentagon’s highway robbery AlterNet

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