News links – Feb. 16, 2021

https://www.struggle-la-lucha.org/2021/02/16/tuesdays-news-links-feb-16-2021/

Texas power outages: How the largest energy-producing state in the US failed in freezing temperatures WFAA

Texas’ power grid crumples under the cold ars technica

Blackouts Hit 13 States Beyond Texas in Deepening Power Crisis Bloomberg

The FBI warned about far-right attacks. Agents arrested a leftist ex-soldier. Washington Post

Shortly after sunrise on Jan. 15, FBI agents descended with guns drawn on a squat, red-brick apartment complex here, broke open the door of one of the units and threw in a stun grenade, prompting the frightened property manager to call 911.

Inside the apartment, furnished with little besides books and a sign declaring “THE REVOLUTION IS NOT A PARTY,” the agents found their target: a 33-year-old U.S. Army veteran and self-described “hardcore leftist” who had posted a flier on social media threatening to attack “armed racist mobs WITH EVERY CALIBER AVAILABLE.”

People of color accounted for majority of NYC jobs lost in 2020, new study finds NY Daily News

Productivity and Wages Decolonial Atlas

There’s a growing gap between the value of our labor and what we’re actually paid. This is not some fluke of capitalism that can be reformed. It’s foundational to the entire system.

Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike AP

Biden’s effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour is facing an unexpected roadblock: Biden himself

Should Waupun Prison Be Closed? Urban Milwaukee

#COVID19

Florida Is a COVID Nightmare—Even for Vaccinated People Daily Beast

Trump coup

57 GOP State And Local Officials Were At The Capitol Insurrection HuffPost

New radio and video footage from Capitol riot shows a coordinated attack and officers’ restraint CNN

Haiti

“Stop Interfering in Our Lives”: Haitians Protesters Condemn US Support for Dictator MPN

Haitians continue to mobilize against Jovenel Moïse’s dictatorship Peoples Dispatch

Haiti’s Second Social Revolution Kim Ives

Venezuela

UN Special Rapporteur Blasts ‘Devastating’ and ‘Illegal’ US and EU Sanctions against Venezuela Venezuelanalysis

China

“Shame on You, New York Times!” Scientists Speak Out Over Media Disinformation on China MPN

Coronavirus Peru: Developing countries use Sinopharm, Sinovac vaccines Washington Post

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Receives First Donation of Vaccines From China teleSUR

Indigenous Peoples

‘We Are Marching Until the Violence Against Women Ends’ The Tyee

First annual Kjipuktuk March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relations

Lockdown to Keep it in the Ground: Line 3 Resistance Unicorn Riot

Indigenous Water Protector Jailed in North Dakota for Refusing to Cooperate With Secret Grand Jury

Portland Indigenous land defenders address targeted violence by ICE, the Portland police, and white supremacists

Ecuador

Elections in Ecuador: Anticorreismo Agree to a Massive Recount Marco Teruggi

Cuba

An Inside Look at Cuba’s Constant Struggle for Clean Water NYTimes

U.S. Troops Blew Off COVID-19 Restrictions In Ireland, Apologized Later: Report HuffPost

See yesterday’s news links here

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