Thursday’s news links – Dec. 2, 2021

WHO Stands with African Nations and Calls for Borders to Remain Open Black Agenda Report

As Build Back Better Is Gutted, Defense Act Is Deemed a “Must-Pass” Bill Truthout

Honduras

Leftist Castro’s Victory in Honduras Vote Spells End of US-Backed ‘Narco-Politics, Neoliberalism’ Sputnik

Bolivia

Seven day march in defense of democracy concludes in Bolivia Peoples Dispatch

Venezuela

‘Surreal’: Biden Invites Venezuelan Coup Leader Juan Guaidó to US ‘Summit for Democracy’ Common Dreams

Women march for abortion rights across America NPR

Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Indicate They’ll Upend Roe v. Wade Truthout

Nurses unions around the world mobilize against Big Pharma Real News

In the Era of “The Great Resignation,” Baseball Players Want to Choose Where They Work Mike Elk

Image Comics staff wants to unionize the comic book industry BoingBoing

To Fix the Supply Chain Mess, Take on Wall Street Washington Monthly

One thing Americans can’t deny: The nation’s low life expectancy TheHill

Some Americans may deny climate change, a presidential election outcome, a vaccine’s efficacy, war crimes, a domestic insurrection, a mass shooting of children, the nation’s racial history, etc. However, one thing that Americans can’t deny is the low U.S. life expectancy at birth compared to other advanced countries. Among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, U.S. life expectancy does not even appear on the list of the top 20 countries.

China

Biden is Trying to Make an Anti-Chinese Stand on the Olympics NEO

More Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue NEO

That means that Washington will continue, despite public statements by President Joe Biden, containing strange “reservations” to the contrary, the “creeping process” of giving Taiwan the status of “normal” statehood. And the primary executor of this course is Congress, that is, the legislative branch of the US government.

More Than a Third of World’s Population Have Never Used Internet, Says UN Guardian

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