Saturday’s news links – Jan. 15, 2022

Fight Back Against Restricting Voting Laws! Frank Chapman, NAARPR

Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills AP

‘We deserve more’: Grocery workers lament extra work, lack of hazard pay as omicron decimates workforce NBC

75% Of Starbucks Workers At Tallahassee Location File For Union Election, A First For The State Labor411

#COVID19

Comparing the COVID-19 Responses in Cuba and the United States American Journal of Public Health

Although Cuba and the United States differ from one another in numerous ways, their respective experiences—especially outcomes—signal clear failures in the United States. The more coordinated, comprehensive response to COVID-19 in Cuba has resulted in significantly better outcomes compared with the United States. Much of this difference can be attributed to the structure of the countries’ health systems.

At White House Vigil, Nurses Decry ‘Unacceptable’ Pandemic Response Common Dreams

Fact check: The theory that SARS-CoV-2 is becoming milder NPR

U.S. grocery shortages deepen as pandemic dries supplies Yahoo

Korea

South Korea Will See a Massive Labor Uprising on January 15 In These Times

Workers, farmers and the urban poor, battered by the pandemic, are demanding labor protections and structural reforms.

China

None Dare Call It “Encirclement” Michael Klare

Washington Tightens the Noose around China

Russia

Antony Blinken and a Gun at Your Head Ted Snider

Is Geneva 2022 Munich 1938 Without Chamberlain’s Piece Of Paper? How To Read the US Paper to Russia For Peace For Our Time John Helmer

Iran

Hawks restart campaign for war with Iran Responsible Statecraft

Vietnam

Vietnam’s first city metro, built by China, carries 14,917 passengers per day Global Times

Final mile: non-profit helps families bring home truckers killed on the job Guardian

I’m a climate scientist. Don’t Look Up captures the madness I see every day Peter Kalmus

Guantánamo Isn’t Ancient History. It Has Become a “Forever Prison.” Truthout

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