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Tidbits - June 17, 2021 - Reader Comments: Infrastructure Plan, Filibuster, Manchin, GOP; Nuclear Weapons; Backroom Attack on Single Payer; Israeli Apartheid; China; Korea; Guns, Racism; Stop NYT Union Busting; announcements; more....

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Reader Comments: Infrastructure Plan, Filibuster, Manchin, GOP; Nuclear Weapons; Backroom Attack on Single Payer; Israeli Apartheid; China; Korea; Guns, Racism and Slavery; Take Action - Stop NYT Union Busting; lots of announcements; more....

NYT’s Africa: A Place of Failure and No Leadership

Siyanda Mohutsiwa FAIR
The New York Times, by portraying Africa as a place of failure and no leadership, participates in the White Savior Industrial complex and the NGO pyramid scheme in keeping the Global North in position of dominance over their “former colonies."

NYT’s China Syndrome

Jim Naureckas FAIR
Why make a relatively tiny outbreak of the coronavirus on the other side of the world front-page news at the New York Times? Like Donald Trump, the paper is certainly aware of the propaganda value of pointing to China as a scary danger.

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New York Times features Worker Rights

NYT editorial board; Lazaro Gamio; Julie Rotham & Shaina Feinberg New York Times
Count me in The New York Times has put together three useful articles with graphics over the past week, highlighting worker rights and worker safety. Two pieces focus on COVID-19 and worker safety. The third is about the dangers of construction work.

New York Times Invents Left-Leaning Economists to Attack Bernie Sanders

Dean Baker; Doug Henwood
All the news that's fit...well, it seems the NYT news story has been tailored to fit the editorial views of the paper. There are undoubtedly many left of center economists who have serious objections to the proposals Sanders has put forward, there are also many who have publicly indicated support for them. He has not given a fully worked out proposal for many of his ideas, nor is it reasonable to expect a fully worked out proposal from a candidate for the presidency.
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