2021-05-10: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-10). Bolivia's Arce: Rich Countries Hoard Vaccines & Turn them Into Commodities. orinocotribune.com Bolivian President Luis Arce affirms that the "savage capitalism" that rules in rich countries has turned COVID-19 vaccines into merchandise. | "The rich countries have hoarded vaccines, the vaccine has become a new commodity in the world because of savage capitalism," the Bolivian head of state denounced on Saturday, through a message posted on Twitter . | Arce's tweet included the statements he offered during an exclusive interview with various state media on the occasion of the first six months of his tenure. The president also expressed concern about the lack of a "structural" solution to the coronavirus pand…

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-10). Exclusive Clip: Reform L.A. Jails Wants to Reinvest the $1.6 Million for School Overpolicing Into the Community. theroot.com "Education, not incarceration." |

_____ (2021-05-09). Our Biggest Jails Are Frontline Environmental Justice Communities. popularresistance.org For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles' most stark social and environmental inequalities converge. It's the location of L.A.'s Men's Central Jail, the largest facility in the most populated county jail system in the country. On any given day, about 5,000 people are incarcerated there. | A block south from the jail is the 101 freeway, one of the most traveled highways in America, which generates dangerous levels of air pollution linked to a slew of birth defects. A block east is the L.A. River, home to at least 20 different pollutants, from feces to oil, at levels t…

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