Thursday’s news links – Dec. 23, 2021

Amazon workers walk out of Cicero facility.

Capping Off a Year of Labor Action at Amazon, Warehouse Workers Walk Off the Job in Illinois In These Times

For the first time, Amazon is experiencing a multi-site U.S. work stoppage. It comes at the end of a year marked by union organizing and labor militancy at the retail giant.

Pharmacists Stage Walkout in Early Unionization Effort Mike Elk

Life expectancy fell almost 2 years in 2020: CDC The Hill

Nurses in the United States Were Burnt Out Before Omicron. What’s Next? Vice

#COVID19

Biden says he’s making 500 million COVID test kits available for free but hasn’t even signed contract to buy them and they may take a YEAR to arrive: Johns Hopkins expert says ‘that’s not a plan – it’s a hope’ Daily Mail

Hundreds of Inmates Set Fire to Prison to Protest COVID Cluster Vice

Airplane Passengers At Least Twice As Likely To Catch Covid-19 Because Of Omicron, Airline Trade Body Says Forbes

How The Koch Network Hijacked The War On COVID Daily Poster

‘A For-Profit Company Is Trying to Privatize as Many Public Libraries as They Can’ FAIR

Palestine

Israel codifies shoot-to-kill policy against Palestinians Electronic Intifada

Russia

Spectre of war is haunting Europe M. K. Bhadrakumar

 A Surprise Russian Ultimatum: New Draft Treaties To Roll Back NATO Gilbert Doctorow

Why the US is paying more for the military after the Afghanistan war is over Vox

CIA consultant thinks US close to civil war Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

WAPE 15 Michael Roberts

The 15th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) took place on 18-19 December. It was held physically at the Shanghai International Studies University, China; but was complemented by virtual panels with a large number of Marxist economists from outside China participating.

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