Saturday’s news links – Jan. 8, 2022

Sidney Poitier, center, marches during the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C., in May 1968.

How Sidney Poitier’s Screen Life Intertwined With The Civil Rights Movement NewsOne

King Soopers union members to go on strike starting Wednesday in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs Denver Post


[Detroit] DDOT bus drivers refusing to drive routes with coronavirus concerns; service shut down

Walmart is cutting its paid COVID leave down to one week as the CDC changes its isolation guidance Business Insider

Covid Fueled by Neoliberal Austerity Black Agenda Report

True number of Covid deaths in the US probably undercounted, experts say Guardian

How Farmworkers Are Organizing to Close the Wage Gap Capital & Main

The Vaccine-Mandate Case Is About So Much More Than Vaccine Mandates The Atlantic

Omicron: ‘The fastest-spreading virus in history’ El Pais

Please Do Not Just Go Get Omicron Vice

For vaccinated and otherwise healthy people, it may seem tempting to live a normal life and get Omicron over with. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t.

Biden administration poised to give pharmacies a major lobbying win STAT

All 3 white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are sentenced to life in prison NPR

Lani Guinier drew on her Black and Jewish roots in a life of outspoken activism Forward


Unlocking U.S. sanctions: China signs construction & energy deals with Cuba MROnline

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