Wednesday’s news links – May 18, 2022

It’s Dangerous to Be a Latino Worker in Texas Texas Observer

Railroad union president criticizes BNSF working conditions wqad.com

Baby Formula Industry Lobbied to Weaken Safety Standards Intercept

Inflation – A Junk Economics Perspective Michael Hudson

Gasoline Tops $4 a Gallon in Every State Bloomberg

Morningstar Mercredi is an actor, poet, author and storyteller from Athabasca Chipewyan Nation, and based in Edmonton. She is also the survivor of what she says was a forced sterilization at the age of 14.

Indigenous Peoples

She was sterilized without her consent at 14. Now she wants the practice made a crime CBC

Money, money, money

Crypto industry wields its influence in Washington after pouring over $30 million into campaigns CNBC

Supreme Court makes it easier for rich donors to bankroll candidates Axios

The Supreme Court Just Streamlined the Process for Bribing Senators The Nation

Climate

Texas’ grid operator told a power plant to delay repairs ahead of a May heat wave. It was among six that crashed. Texas Tribune

Cuba

Mexican president denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba NBC News

Trump Wanted To Secretly Launch Missiles Into Mexico To Blow Up Drug Labs, Ex-Defense Secretary Reportedly Claims Forbes

Germany

Cutting Off Russian Gas Would Be “Catastrophic”, German Industry President Warns Tyler Durden

With Scholtz in power, Gemany loses last signs of its independence — Lavrov TASS

The Swiss Connection: How Russia Is Weathering Tough Sanctions OilPrice

U.S./NATO war

NY Times Blasted For Writing Ukrainian Fighters “Evacuated”, Didn’t Surrender At Azovstal Tyler Durden

The “paper of record” managed to completely avoid the reality that some 300 Azov militants surrendered – instead opting to suggest that somehow Ukraine’s forces decided to wind down their “combat mission”. The headline also emphasized they were “being evacuated”.

But then awkwardly, the very first sentence of the Monday Times report indicated after they laid down their arms, the fighters were taken into Russian custody and transferred to pro-Kremlin territory (specifically to Novoazovsk – in the Donestsk People’s Republic).

Azov Battalion Giving Up the Ghost in Avostal Larry C. Johnson

NATO Pledges Open-Ended Military Support for Ukraine Dave DeCamp

Despite Ukrainian Claims, Russian Navy Support Ship Appears Unharmed Maritime Executive

Ukraine Passes Israel to Become Biggest Recipient of US Military Aid in Matter of Months Sputnik

Russia Derangement Syndrome confounds western thinking Alex Krainer

China, India, Other Rising Powers Won’t Accept West-Imposed Status of Obedient Mutes, Lavrov Says Sputnik

Beijing’s influence is being aligned with Moscow and New Delhi as Washington and Brussels begin to move away Chris Devonshire-Ellis


“All over the world, wherever there are capitalists, freedom of the press means freedom to buy up newspapers, to buy writers, to bribe, buy and fake ‘public opinion’ for the benefit of the bourgeoisie.” — V.I. Lenin


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