Sunday’s news links – Jan. 16, 2022

Book bans in schools are catching fire. Black authors say uproar isn’t about students. NBC

How Scholars Are Countering Well-Funded Attacks on Critical Race Theory Yes! Magazine

Dr. Martin Luther King on Reconstruction Zinn Education Project

We recommend reading what Dr. Martin Luther King had to say about Reconstruction as part of his tribute to W. E. B. Du Bois on Feb. 23, 1968. King explains that myths about Reconstruction poisoned “the collective mind of America with racism” and he describes how Du Bois set out to demolish those myths in his vital text, Black Reconstruction in America.

Unfortunately, we found that many of the myths W. E. B. Du Bois and Dr. Martin Luther King described still prevail in state standards on Reconstruction. Those findings are documented in Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle: How State Standards Fail to Teach the Truth About Reconstruction. This is the first-ever report to describe and critique how states recommend teaching Reconstruction.

The Missing Chapter in Malcolm X’s Biography They Hid from You Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza

New York braces for evictions as key renter protection expires PressTV

Indigenous Peoples

Delgamuukw: the Man and the Momentous Ruling The Tyee

Earl Muldoe, the famous Gitxsan Hereditary Chief, died last week. This is his powerful legacy.

Who is Dr. Aafia Siddiqui…And Why Should We Care?


UN chief urges US, World Bank to release funds for Afghans on ‘verge of death’ France24


Georges Abdallah’s message to the International Week of Solidarity to Free Ahmad Sa’adat

‘I support Palestine’: Miriam Margolyes backs Emma Watson over Palestinian solidarity post Middle East Eye


FM uses slideshow to expose anti-China forces’ lies on Xinjiang Global Times


Hawkish Pundits Downplay Threat of War, Ukraine’s Nazi Ties FAIR

Students in Chicago held a walkout to protest COVID-19 safety measures, Jan. 14, 2022.


Students walk out over COVID-19 in-person learning conditions in schools ABC

Walkouts are happening in Chicago, Boston, New York City and more.

US military in Japan’s Okinawa faces criticism as island logs record daily cases of COVID-19 PressTV

Covid-19 and the new merchants of doubt BMJ

For physicians, scientists, and public health officials to be effective countering efforts like the GBD, it will be absolutely critical for them to realize that they are not dealing with an orthodox scientific debate based on sound data and evidence, but a well-funded sophisticated science denialist campaign based on ideological and corporate interests.

Vaccines, RFK Jr. and The Science of Misinformation Counterpunch

One Major Reason the U.S. Hasn’t Stopped Syphilis From Killing Babies ProPublica

I’ve spent the past few months trying to understand why countries including Belarus, Cuba, Malaysia and Sri Lanka have managed to wipe out congenital syphilis while the United States faces its highest incidence in nearly three decades

Rosa Luxemburg A Revolutionary Eulogy by Clara Zetkin

Over a hundred years ago, on January 15, 1919, counterrevolutionaries murdered Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, founders of the German Communist Party.

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