Wednesday’s news links – 29 June 2022

51 immigrants were found dead in a tractor trailer after crossing the border from Mexico.

Immigration Activists Blame Biden for 51 Migrants Dying in Tractor-Trailer Mike Elk

‘Planned a Coup’ Heather Cox Richardson, historian, Boston College

What emerged from today’s explosive hearing was the story of a president and his close advisors who planned a coup, sent an armed mob to the Capitol, approved of calls to murder the vice president, and had to be forced to call the mob off. Two of the president’s closest advisors then asked for a presidential pardon.

Uvalde mom says she was forced to move kids who survived shooting because police keep harassing them Salon

Instagram and Facebook ban posts offering abortion pills after Roe v. Wade is overturned  CBS

Alabama Claims Primacy Over Parents on Treating Transgender Kids Bloomberg

Lawyer: LAPD Officer Was ‘Beaten to Death’ During Training Newser

Labor

Seventy Five Years Later, Toll of Taft-Hartley Weighs Heavily on Labor UE News

Job cuts are rolling in. Here’s who is feeling the most pain so far WAMU

As inflation soars, Black families bear the brunt of rising grocery, gas and housing prices CNN

Denmark

If you think Denmark is all Borgen and social equality, take a look at its awful ‘ghetto’ law Guardian

Ecuador

“Stop the Massacre” Pressenza

Colombia

Declassified documents highlight the U.S. role in Colombia’s conflict NYTimes

The US military is a bigger polluter than more than 100 countries combined Quartz

U.S./NATO war

Donbass: Full Liberation of Severodonetsk, Russia and LPR Control Zolotoye and Gorskoye Internationalist 360°

Another Zelensky Lie Debunked – White House Says Ukraine Must Give Up Territory Moon of Alabama

US Preparing to Buy Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System for Ukraine Dave DeCamp

NATO To Increase High-Readiness Force To Over 300,000 Troops Dave DeCamp

The force currently consists of 40,000 troops

Europe’s plans to replace Russian gas are deemed ‘wildly optimistic’ — and could hammer its economy CNBC

Food crisis

Sowing Hunger, Reaping Profits Navdanya International

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine didn’t cause the food crisis. Capitalism did Adele Walton

Early human ancestors one million years older than earlier thought Guardian

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