Friday’s news links – Jan. 21, 2022

Blaming the Victims—Not the System—for Bronx Fire Deaths FAIR

The Bronx Apartment Fire Was a Product of New York’s Out-of-Control Housing Market Jacobin

‘We are a transportation agency’: Reopening subway station restrooms not a priority, says MTA chief amNewYork

Labor Talks Begin Thursday on National U.S. Refinery Workers Contract Reuters

Mitch McConnell Separates Black Folks from “Americans” When it Comes to Voting The Root

Mitch McConnell Suggests Black Americans Aren’t Really ‘Americans’ NewsOne

McConnell didn’t misspeak—at best, he uttered a white nationalist Freudian slip.

Provision in Senate Antitrust Bill Would Undermine the Fight Against Online Hate and Disinformation Free Press

A worker finalizes details to start the production at the recently inaugurated CIGB Industrial Biotechnological Complex in Mariel, Cuba, on November 5, 2021.

#COVID19

Bank Blocks Donations Supporting Cuban Effort to Vaccinate World CommonDreams

NYT equates China’s health workers with Adolf Eichmann Asia Times

ACTION ALERT: NYT’s China Covid Coverage Needs to Acknowledge Reality FAIR

As Omicron rages, teachers and students fight for safety measures in Chicago and elsewhere MR Online

A record 9 million Americans are out sick as COVID rates surge CBS

U.S. weekly jobless claims at three-month high amid Omicron wave Reuters

Nikole Hannah-Jones surreptitiously quoted MLK to show how radical some would find him today Washington Post

Hannah-Jones told the audience that Black people in the United States can’t achieve justice without radical structural change, noting that the “evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and racism.”

How Karl Marx Influenced Abraham Lincoln and His Position on Slavery & Labor Josh Jones

Russia

US Speaks About Russia’s Alleged Invasion of Ukraine to Cover Its Provocations, Moscow Says Sputnik

No comment on Communists’ idea of recognizing DPR, LPR before Duma’s verdict — Kremlin Tass

The Biden administration heats up the South China Sea Salman Rafi Sheikh

Iran

In Rare Move, China Discloses Oil Imports From Iran OilPrice

China-Iran strategic cooperation changes the balance of power NEO

Korea

China, Russia block US bid to sanction North Koreans at UN Al Jazeera

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