Saturday’s news links – June 18, 2022

Home Secretary Signs Assange Extradition Order Consortium News

The imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher can now appeal her decision to the High Court, as well as the points of law he lost when the magistrate’s court initially blocked the extradition.

Indigenous Peoples

Canada Steps Up Surveillance of Indigenous Peoples To Push Fossil Fuel Pipelines Forward DeSmog

Letters: What the real intent of the Second Amendment’s militias was SF Chronicle

As a historian of the Second Amendment, I agree with historian Joe La Sala’s letter about its intent and the fallacy of originalism, but not that its misinterpretation today is the fault of identity politics.

Identity politics were embedded in the Constitution, written by white men, excluding Indian, Black people and women, plus Mexicans once the U.S. had forcibly annexed half of Mexico. Each group would experience oppression and struggle for citizenship and formal equality.

La Sala also fails to mention research about what the white militias codified in the Second Amendment were for: killing Indians to occupy their land and to guard against slave revolts.

The Second Amendment needs to be abolished for the white supremacist entity that it is.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, San Francisco

100 Million People in America Are Saddled With Health Care Debt Kaiser Health News

New Study Links Asthma Rates and Racism The Root

Bay Area Drag Queen Speaks Out Against Far-Right Extremists Teen Vogue

Labor

SpaceX firings likely violate US labor law, experts say The Verge

Unionised Philadelphia Museum of Art workers Rally to Push Contract Negotiations Forward Art News

Amazon

Leaked Amazon memo warns the company is running out of people to hire Recode

Checking in With the Real-Estate Brokers Who Stormed the Capitol Curbed

The Americas

A Tale of Two Summits Resumen

Winter is coming: German agency head warns of gas shortages, bankruptcies, and massive price hikes that will send ‘shockwaves throughout the country’ Remix

A gas shortage and high prices will send “shockwaves through the country,” leading to landlords cutting the heat for tenants and widespread company bankruptcies, warned Klaus Müller, the head of Germany’s Federal Network Agency, which is the regulatory office for electricity, gas, telecommunications, postal services, and railway markets.

Gazprom Neft CEO: Russia Already Exports Half Of Its Oil To Asia OilPrice

U.S./NATO war

Ukraine – The U.S. Is Moving Towards Escalation Moon of Alabama

Biden told Austin, Blinken to tone down remarks supporting Ukraine: report TheHill

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