Monday’s news links – Jan. 17, 2022

The Economic Message Behind Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Dream’ Speech Investopedia

Solving income inequality was key to MLK’s dream

Thousands of Students Stage Walkouts, Protest In-Person Classes Amid COVID Surge Truthout

Southern States Largely Excluded from Historic Minimum Wage Increases Truthout

Ten Richest Men Double Their Fortunes in the Pandemic as Incomes of 99 Percent of Humanity Fall Common Dreams

Back To Normal Isn’t Enough The Defector

The problem is no longer just the pandemic. It is, more precisely, that our government is blaming the pandemic for problems that it created. We do not deserve to go back to a normal that is so terribly bad for most people. We do not deserve to pay more for worse things. We do not deserve to be sold the lie that it is just more important for companies to make money than it is for us to live. Certainly no one would choose that, if they felt they had a choice.

Tonga

An Explosion Felt Round the World. Volcanologist Jess Phoenix on the science behind the new eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai. New York Magazine

Get Ready for More Volcanic Eruptions as the Planet Warms Scientific American

#COVID19

COVID-19 patients show more signs of brain damage than people with Alzheimer’s disease Studyfinds

Immunological dysfunction persists for 8 months following initial mild-to-moderate SARS-CoV-2 infection Nature

Omicron’s Message on Vaccines: Boosting Begets Breadth Cell

Without paid leave, the South’s COVID school policies cause a terrible trickle down for families Scalawag

Indigenous Peoples

‘An attack on our people’: Wet’suwet’en Peace and Unity Gathering calls for end to violence National Observer

China

US to end case against Gang Chen, MIT scientist accused of hiding ties to China South China Morning Post

China’s GDP grows at 8.1% in 2021, the fastest in nearly a decade Global Times

Ukraine

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

Russia

NATO-Russia Relations Near Red Line Due to Alliance’s Military Support of Ukraine, Peskov Tells CNN Sputnik

Some of America’s NATO Allies Were ‘Unsettled’ by ‘Certain US Ideas’ at Security Guarantee Talks Sputnik

Negotiations with Moscow necessary to defuse tension in Europe, Macron says Tass

 The U.S. Exit From the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Has Fueled a New Arms Race James M. Acton

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