Wednesday’s news links – Jan. 5, 2022

Amid rising COVID cases, the Chicago Teachers Union voted to keep school buildings closed until Jan. 18 unless an agreement is reached. Photo: Mauricio Peña / Chalkbeat

Chicago cancels classes Wednesday after teacher vote halts in-person learning Chalkbeat

Covid Crisis Hits New York City Schools THE CITY

School attendance plunged to 67% on the first day back to classes, as unvaccinated children fill hospital intensive care units.

Low wages

A record-high 1 million restaurant and hotel workers quit in November — and it shows the labor shortage might really be a wage shortage Business Insider

Record 4.5 million ‘Great Resignation’ workers quit their jobs in November – what this means for Biden The Independent

Video shows police dog severely mauls Uber driver who missed car payments Guardian

Evictions

Hochul Signals Aim to Let Eviction Moratorium Expire, Albany Sources Say THE CITY

#COVID19

US tops one million new daily COVID-19 cases – a global record Al Jazeera

CityMD closing 31 clinics in New York metro area during Omicron surge New York Post

Entrata founder emails Utah tech CEOs, claiming COVID vaccine part of extermination plot by ‘the Jews’ Fox News

FBI is Recklessly Misusing Trump-Era Espionage Policy to Create “Climate of Fear” Among Scientists—Terrorizing Families and Ruthlessly Destroying Careers CovertAction

UN Official Also on the Board of Shell Consortium News

Indigenous Peoples

American Indian Movement Announces Walk for Leonard Peltier Native News Online

China

China’s Excellent, Very Good Year Godfree Roberts

Amidst global gloom, 2021 was the best year in modern Chinese history. Here’s what they accomplished:

  • Eliminated extreme poverty.
  • Reached 96% home ownership.
  • Kept Covid death rate at 0.6% of America’s.

China reports major drop in virus cases in locked-down Xi’an AP

Gidimt’en Checkpoint

Kazakhstan’s government resigns as fuel protests rage CNN

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