Wednesday’s news links – Dec. 1, 2021

Foreclosure Looms for Homeowners Who Thought They’d Won, Thanks to Top New York Court Ruling The City

1,500 unhoused LA residents died on the streets during pandemic, report reveals Guardian

After threats to permanently replace striking workers, Kellogg’s negotiations resume Peoples Dispatch

Judge orders Google to hand over anti-union strategy documents Los Angeles Times

Congress ‘Asleep at the Switch’ as Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare Common Dreams

The Neoliberal View of Inflation Is Convenient for Capitalists — But It’s Wrong Jacobin

Neoliberals say that inflation is directly caused by high social spending and good wages, and that working-class people must sacrifice these to bring prices down. But there are other causes of inflation, and solutions to it that don’t pit us against ourselves.


Xi Pledges a Billion More Vaccines for Africa in Wake of Omicron Bloomberg

Xi announces supplying Africa with additional 1 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses, pledges to jointly implement nine programs Xinhua

As omicron variant spreads, China senses vindication over ‘zero covid’ strategy Washington Post

On Omicron and Cuban Vaccines: What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know Mision Verdad

We can be sure that not everything is bad news regarding the pandemic, since there is also reason to believe that better times are coming with countries like Cuba at the forefront of the scientific management of the pandemic. This is news that Big Pharma probably does not want us to know.

Another Way to Protect against COVID beyond Masking and Social Distancing Scientific American

It is obvious that in winter, indoor heating causes a difference between indoor and outdoor temperature. But what we are increasingly coming to understand is that by heating our buildings we are causing a reduction in the level of indoor relative humidity, which has a significant impact on disease spread.

Two Killed in Niger by French Army Convoy in Latest Protest Against Paris’ Forever War Sputnik

Putin warned NATO that deploying troops or advanced missiles to Ukraine would cross a “red line” Insider

Pentagon: U.S. military footprint staying right where it is Responsible Statecraft

Where the Rome-Paris axis is taking us Manlio Dinucci

Critical Race Theory and America’s Fear of Reality Lawrence Davidson

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