Thursday’s news links – 21 July 2022

Hilton Bayfront San Diego workers

Labor

UNITE-HERE Strikes San Diego’s Hilton Bayfront on Eve of Comic-Con Fox

HarperCollins Union Workers Hit the Picket Line Publishers Weekly [at News Corp., part of the Rupert Murdoch media empire]

America’s Bus Driver Shortage Has Left Transit Systems in Crisis Bloomberg

Second Activision Blizzard Worker Group Launches Union Drive With CWA Hollywood Reporter

Amazon workers launch campaign to unionize in Albany Washington Post

Chipotle closes Maine store that sought to unionize Washington Post

Police Are Being Removed From Schools for Sexual Assault Dame

Bad faith actors claim that school resource officers keep schools safe, but their survivors would likely claim otherwise.

Police Departments Spend Vast Sums of Money Creating “Copaganda” Alec Karakatsanis

The second function of copaganda is to manufacture crises or “crime surges.” For example, if you watch the news, you’ve probably been bombarded with stories about the rise of retail theft. Yet the actual data shows there has been no significant increase. Instead, corporate retailers, police, and PR firms fabricated talking points and fed them to the media. The same is true of what the FBI categorizes as “violent crime.” All told, major “index crimes” tracked by the FBI are at nearly forty-year lows.

Biden seeking $37B for fighting crime, hiring more police AP

As Questions of Evidence Destruction Hit the Secret Service, a Book Reveals that Secret Service Agents Spread the Big Lie of a Stolen Election on Social Media Wall Street On Parade

Judge finds sufficient evidence to continue Elijah McClain case ABC News

CIA director admits there’s no ‘Havana syndrome’ Kawsachun News

China

Is China headed for a crash? Michael Roberts

U.S./NATO war

How Corrupt is Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky? CovertAction

Kononovich brothers thank supporters as trial resumes in Ukraine Morning Star

Why Nord Stream II Must Be Opened Immediately Moon of Alabama

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