Sunday’s news links – Feb. 2, 2020

Genocide Bowl

My Culture Is Not Super Bowl Entertainment NYTimes

The matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers brings out the worst Native Americans stereotypes.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ racist mascot has flown under the radar. Not anymore. Rhonda LeValdo

Marx and the Indigenous Monthly Review

The 7,423 bombs dropped in Afghanistan last year were the highest in a decade.

U.S. war drive

7423 bombs dropped on Afghanistan in 2019, says report Peoples Dispatch

U.S. Military Has Deployed New Nuclear Weapon That Has Experts Worried About War, Report Says Newsweek

Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus Defies Conspiracy Theories As Data Shows Its Coming Decline Moon of Alabama

There are first signs that the novel Cornoavirus (nCorV19) epidemic will come to an end within a month or so. An analysis from the Chinese media house Caixin provides the newest numbers (machine translated):

[O]n January 31, 2020, 2102 new cases of new coronavirus were diagnosed nationwide, 46 deaths were added, and 5019 suspected cases were added which increased by 6.1%, 7.0%, and 4.3% respectively compared with the previous day, and increased by 21.8%, 29.0%, and 23.3% respectively compared with the average of the previous three days.

A medical-surveillance system that China implemented after SARS led officials to discover the novel coronavirus within 1 week — here’s how it works Business Insider

Wuhan’s first coronavirus hospital completed in 8 days Global Times

The U.S. Government Secretly Spied on Chinese-American Scientists, Upending Lives and Paving the Way for Decades of Discrimination Intercept

Brazil counts the cost after highest recorded rainfall in 110 years Guardian

Indigenous Peoples

Native women are vanishing across the U.S. Inside an aunt’s desperate search for her niece. LATimes

Protests Against Subway Policing Snarl Grand Central: “This Is About Class War” Gothamist

Labor

‘The only ones not paying for Boeing’s mistakes is Boeing’: laid-off supply workers voice their anger Guardian

Thousands of US workers have suffered job cuts and loss of hours – while Boeing’s former boss walks away with $62m

Seattle Nurses End 3-Day Strike; Hospital Keeps Scabs On For Weekend Labor Press

Painters’ union calls for consumers to boycott PPG brands including Glidden, Olympic Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How CVS Became A Health Care Tyrant Matt Stoller, BIG

Her parents said she had a month to live. The judge put their daughter in jail anyway PA Post

She Helped a Customer in Need. Then U.S. Bank Fired Her. NYTimes


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