Saturday’s news links – Dec. 11, 2021

Inside the Secretive World of Union Busting: Here’s How Much Corporations Pay to Bust Unions Capital & Main

Union battles at Amazon and Starbucks are hot news – which can only be good for the labor movement The Conversation

Approval rate for labor unions is at near 60-year high

Seattle’s Capitalists Couldn’t Defeat Kshama Sawant Jacobin

Health Experts Worry CDC’s Covid Vaccination Rates Appear Inflated KHN

How To Compare Incomes Across Countries Matt Bruenig

The Imperialist Agenda of the Organization of American States (OAS) Common Dreams

Coffee crisis in Central America fuels record exodus north Reuters

Police state

Penn. Supreme Court Considers if Law Means Police Can Use Deadly Force Anytime A Suspect Flees Arrest BET

Speaking does not imply breathing, and this is a dangerous myth ZMEScience

Julian Assange

Assange Judge Is 40-Year ‘Good Friend’ of Minister Who Orchestrated His Arrest Declassified UK

Ethiopia

“Every Option Is on the Table”: US Prepping for Libya-Style Intervention in Ethiopia MPN

Taiwan

US official signals stunning shift in the way we interpret ‘One China’ policy Responsible Statecraft

On Thursday, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner made an unprecedented public statement by a serving senior U.S. official. In testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, he stated that the island of Taiwan is strategically “critical to the region’s security and critical to the defense of vital U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific.”

China

China is more meaningfully democratic than the Western capitalist states Carlos Martinez

Indigenous Peoples

Native Americans’ farming practices may help feed a warming world Washington Post

How ‘Big Oil’ works the system and keeps winning Climate Connections

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