Thursday’s news links – Feb. 3, 2022

Marchers carry a banner depicting Leonard Peltier during a march for the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on 22 November 2001.

Leonard Peltier is America’s longest-held Indigenous prisoner. He should be freed Janene Yazzie and Nick Estes

Indian Country Responds to the New Washington Commanders Name

Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians, called Washington’s announcement an “end of a dark era” and said in a press release, “the NFL and the Washington franchise commercially exploited and dehumanized Native people and culturally appropriated our most sacred practices.”

“Roger Goodell and Dan Snyder have yet to take step one, as promised to the National Congress of American Indians, toward owning the genocidal history of the former name,” said Sharp. “They have shown a lack of accountability for the unspeakable harm to our citizens that they accepted, perpetuated, and profited from.”

A Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween 2019. The NYPD Is Quashing a Move to Punish the Officer. ProPublica

Labor 

Amazon workers at a second Staten Island warehouse file petition for union election CNBC

Rail Unions Are Bargaining Over a Good Job Made Miserable Labor Notes

Why Most Kroger Workers Are Food Insecure American Prospect

Food delivery workers, ride-share drivers demand more rights AP

‘We’re at a crisis level’: Nurses take on union-busting bosses over short staffing Real News

Bargaining Intensifies at Mercy Hospital SEIU Healthcare Michigan

Manufacturing job losses particularly devastating for Black workers Economic Policy Institute

Manchin Raked in Record Q4 Donations While Killing Build Back Better Act ReadSludge

The Fed’s War on Inflation Is Really an Attack on Workers CommonDreams

Biden Moves To Block Student Debt Victory Daily Poster

#COVID19

US Covid Death Rate Marks ‘Dark Side of American Exceptionalism’ CommonDreams

“You know what every country on this graph except for the USA has?” asked one observer, pointing to a new analysis of U.S. coronavirus deaths. “Universal healthcare.”

The Fallacy of “Mild” Omicron Dr. David Glassman

The Coronavirus Will Surprise Us Again Atlantic

U.S. war drive

Ukraine and U.S. war propaganda Margaret Kimberley

Plan of Ukrainian offensive in Donbass completed, awaits NSDC approval – intelligence

US troops to deploy to Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis CNN

Estonia: Troops, tanks, artillery, warplanes in NATO training for winter warfare Anti-bellum

Ukraine intends to insert assault forces behind the lines of Donbass, LPR’s militia says TASS

Russia has plans in case US bans dollar transactions for banks — Kremlin TASS

Proximity of US Labs to Russian Borders Poses High Risk, Health Watchdog Says Sputnik

Today was a good day for the U.S. military hammer Alex Jordan

This morning, the Pentagon announced plans to escalate U.S. military involvement in two different international conflicts: the Saudi-led war in Yemen, and the Ukraine crisis.

US to Send Warship, Fighter Jets to UAE After Yemen’s Houthis Attacks, Reports Say Sputnik

North Korea, Perpetual Victim of the US Military-Industrial Complex InDepthNews

Rabobank: Russia Is Prepared To Declare Economic War On The West, Inflicting “Huge Economic Pain” Michael Every of Rabobank

Critical German Oil Network Hit With Cyberattack Amid Rising US-Russian Tensions

The energy crisis surrounding Europe worsened as Germany’s fuel-supply network was hit with a cyberattack on Jan. 29. The incident follows mounting tensions between the US and Russia over Ukraine and the possibility Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany could be axed if Russia invades Kyiv.

Palestine

Beyond Apartheid: A Critique of Amnesty International’s Latest Report and the Apartheid Framework Within Our Lifetime

Israel can no longer bury the Tantura massacre MiddleEastEye

New documentary sheds fresh light on the 1948 killings, decades after a master’s student was embroiled in controversy for exposing it

Syria

‘Barrage of attacks’: Civilians killed in US raid in Syria Al Jazeera

Six children among 13 people killed as US special operations forces launch raid in Idlib province

Cuba

Cuba’s Resumen Latinoamericano Website Silenced Due to Blockade Resumen

Nuclear power is clean, safe and cheap. We need it to stop global heating Zion Lights

I’m a climate activist. The arguments made against nuclear power today are the same arguments I was making a decade ago, and I was wrong

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