Friday’s news links – Feb. 11, 2022

Fatal police shootings in 2021 set record since The Post began tracking, despite public outcry Washington Post

Inflation hits fresh 40-year high Axios

WHOOSH Goes the Dollar’s Purchasing Power in January Wolf Street

Group Tried To Dupe Transgender People Into Giving Interviews For An Apparent Anti-Trans Film Project Buzzfeed

Target directing store managers to prevent workers from unionizing Guardian

Biden’s border surveillance empire should scare you regardless of politics Los Angeles Times

 

This lawyer should be world-famous for his battle with Chevron – but he’s in jail Erin Brockovich, Guardian

Researcher Emile Hendricks works in Afrigen’s analytical laboratory in Cape Town, South African, on December 10, 2021.

#COVID19

Big Pharma Sought to Undermine South African Efforts to Produce COVID Vaccines Truthout

There Is Nothing Normal about One Million People Dead from COVID Scientific America

Sometime in the next few weeks, the official death toll for the two-year COVID pandemic in the U.S. will reach one million. Despite being the wealthiest nation on the planet, the U.S. has continued to have the most COVID infections and deaths per country, by far, and it has the highest per capita death rate of any wealthy nation.

This is an unfathomable number of people dead, yet, mass media are downplaying it.

School Daze: The pandemic has burdened teachers like never before, and many don’t know how much longer they can take it. NewYork

Why the World Needs China’s Covid-Zero Policy Bloomberg

Teamsters Denounce Freedom Convoy Blockade at Canadian Border

Forward Together. Joint statement from Canada’s unions on the Ottawa occupation

This occupation has also raised serious questions about an uneven application of policing. Authorities spent the first week taking a hands-off approach to the occupation of city streets and parks, not even handing out parking tickets as big rigs blocked busy intersections and local businesses were forced to shutter. This is a far cry from the kinds of crackdowns we have seen in the past towards Indigenous land protests, Black Lives Matter and other equity-seeking activists or striking workers.

Russia-China

Russia Makes Breakthrough on Wheat Exports to China BRICS

Polish Defector Emil Czeczko Revealed Details Of Mass Murders On The Polish-Belarusian Border South Front

U.S. war drive

White House approves Pentagon’s plan to deploy US troops in Poland’s border area

Furthest from Ukraine frontline, Washington is most eager for war: Global Times editorial

GOP backs Biden Axios

Republican senators and establishment columnists who brutalized President Biden for the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal are now praising his handling of Russia’s threatened invasion of Ukraine.

US Lawmakers With Pipeline Stocks Profit as Gas Exports to Europe Soar Common Dreams

Gas prices hit their highest level in 8 years CBS

Palestine

A week has passed — and still not a single word in the ‘NYTimes’ about Amnesty International’s report that found Israel practices ‘apartheid’ Mondoweiss

MMT, Marglin and Marx Michael Roberts

For Marx, the failure of capitalism to deliver full employment is based on the contradiction between the capitalist drive for profit and social needs. Nothing is produced under capitalism unless it can make a profit. In contrast, Keynesian theory generally ignores profits as a driver. This is a fundamental difference and it shows in economic policy.

Arthur Scargill: Saltley Gate was the proudest moment of my life Morning Star

The struggle to decolonise the mind: Frantz Fanon and his Irish translator, Constance Farrington MR Online

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