Tuesday’s news links – Jan. 4, 2022

COVID, Capitalism, and Collapse: A Roundtable Discussion with NYC Nurses and Teachers Strike Waves

Texas Team Applauded for Giving What Big Pharma Refuses: A Patent-Free Vaccine to the World Common Dreams

Nurses ratify new contract, end nearly 10-month strike AP

FBI Informant Who Reportedly Helped Stop the Murder of a Black Man by the KKK Says the Klan Is More ‘Prevalent and Consequential’ Than the Agencies Would Like to Admit Atlanta Black Star

We Obtained New FBI Documents on How and Why Fred Hampton Was Murdered Jacobin

The Complicated Legacy of E. O. Wilson Scientific American

With the death of biologist E. O. Wilson on Sunday, I find myself again reflecting on the complicated legacies of scientists whose works are built on racist ideas and how these ideas came to define our understanding of the world.

Inflation

Businesses Have Manufactured Inflation Fear to Protect Profits Amid Rising Wages Hadas Thier

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Cuba

Cuba Grows and Advances Despite the Difficulties of 2021 Resumen

Iran

Pres. Raeisi: Former US president, secy. of state must stand trial for horrible crime of assassinating Gen. Soleimani PressTV

Thousands rally in Baghdad to mark 2020 killing of Iran general Al Jazeera

Russia

Four Western provocations that led to U.S.-Russia crisis today Responsible Statecraft

US general seeks to add NATO battlegroups in Romania, Bulgaria, media report says Stars & Stripes

China

Containment On Steroids: Pentagon’S 2022 Budget Seeks China’s Encirclement Michael Klare

Our Broken Electoral System Created the Capitol Riot Osita Nwanevu, NYTimes

The structural advantages that conservatives enjoy in our electoral system are well known. Twice already this young century, the Republican Party has won the Electoral College and thus the presidency while losing the popular vote. Republicans in the Senate haven’t represented a majority of Americans since the 1990s, yet they’ve controlled the chamber for roughly half of the past 20 years. In 2012 the party managed to take control of the House even though Democrats won more votes.

Peter Navarro: Trump Distributed Bogus Election Fraud Research to ‘Every’ Congressional Republican Rolling Stone

The former trade adviser discusses how he briefed Trump on election fraud and helped hatch a scheme to block the vote certification on Jan. 6. “There were over 100 congressmen ready to implement the plan,” Navarro says

JFK Revisited: Oliver Stone and the New JFK Fact Pattern Jefferson Morley

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