Saturday’s news links – April 16, 2022

Union workers protested outside a Ralphs in Tustin, California, on Feb. 28, 2022.

‘Unified and militant’: Grocery workers get double-digit pay raises in new contract LA Times

NYT Responded to Subway Shooting With ‘Relentless String of Copaganda’ FAIR

Subway Shooting Suspect Evades NYPD Manhunt, Reports Himself Josmar Trujillo, Copwatch Media

Anti-LGBTQ movement resurfaces old tropes and language NBC News

Jackie Robinson was a radical – don’t listen to the sanitized version of history The Conversation

Biden

Biden Plans to Open More Public Land to Drilling NYTimes

Who cares about climate change? Biden brings back E15 gas ars technica

Biden Job Approval Down Most Among Younger Generations Gallup

Biden Re-Election ‘Virtual Impossibility’ Amid ‘Spectacularly Low’ Rating – Ex-Clinton Pollster Sputnik

Leaking Massive Red Hill Jet Fuel Tanks Will Not Be Closed Anytime Soon Ann Wright

#COVID19

UN agency gives special recognition to Cuban anti-COVID-19 vaccine developers Escambray

Covid News: New Omicron Subvariants Spreading Fast in New York NYTimes

Palestine

Israel terrorizes Ramadan worshippers at al-Aqsa mosque Electronic Intifada

 

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Firefighters Call for End to LUMA Contract Latino Rebels

Venezuela

US’s Flaunting of Diplomatic Immunity Challenged in Court: Imprisoned Venezuelan Diplomat Contests Extraterritorial Judicial Abuse Counterpunch

Philippines

2022 election in the Philippines: Repression and resistance FightBack!

Korea

Book: Immortal history of DPRK-PRC friendship Friends of Socialist China

Marking the 110th birth anniversary of Comrade Kim Il Sung, the founding leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), which fell on April 15 2022, the DPRK’s Foreign Languages Publishing House has released a special commemorative book, ‘Immortal History of DPRK-PRC Friendship’, depicting his contribution to building and strengthening the special relations of friendship and solidarity between the two neighbouring socialist countries.

China

Alarmism About China Distracts from Ongoing Western Imperialism Covert Action Magazine

“Chinese Exclusion Act 2.0” MR Online

PLA drills around Taiwan targeted at US lawmakers’ visit, rehearse ‘real action’ once necessary Global Times

Russia, China have new possibilities amid global changes — Chinese senior MP TASS

US admits using white phosphorus in Falluja Guardian

U.S./NATO war

British special forces ‘are training local troops in Ukraine’ The Times (London)

US Troops to Train Ukrainians on Howitzers and Radars to Fight Russia in Major Shift Military.com

Russia Threatens to Strike Kyiv ‘Command Centers’ Over Cross-Border Attacks Moscow Times

German EU official uses racist rhetoric claiming Russians don’t value life Benjamin Norton

A German EU official claimed Russians don’t value human life and thus aren’t Europeans. The ex NATO researcher was echoing a centuries-old colonialist trope used to justify genocide of Indigenous peoples, US war on Vietnam, and Israeli occupation of Palestine.

NYT Smears Journalist, Calls 2014 Ukraine Coup ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Consortium News

It is an uncontroversial matter of public record that the U.S. government sponsored the 2014 coup in Ukraine, writes Ben Norton.

France

A Le Pen Presidency Was Not a Possibility Before. It is Now. Philippe Marlière

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