Thursday’s news links – May 7, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery

Georgia family demands arrests 2 months after son shot dead AP

The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery NYTimes

Coronavirus

NYC nurse claims coronavirus patients are ‘literally being murdered’ Daily Mail

Disproportionately black counties account for over half of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and nearly 60% of deaths, study finds Washington Post

Karl Marx in Wuhan: how Chinese socialism is defeating COVID-19 Invent The Future

The Public Is Astonishingly United The Atlantic

A poll from The Washington Post and the University of Maryland released yesterday finds that eight in 10 Americans oppose reopening movie theaters and gyms; three-quarters don’t support letting sit-down restaurants and nail salons reopen; and a third or less would allow barber shops, gun stores, and retail stores to operate. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll last week found similar numbers.

New Jersey lawmaker proposes $20M burial fund for coronavirus victims Politico

Editorial: Air Pollution Was Already Killing Us. Then Came the Coronavirus. Why Won’t the EPA Act? Texas Observer

Gilead Lobbying Rose As Interest In COVID-19 Treatment Climbed NPR

VERIFY: What is remdesivir? WUSA9

Labor

American Meat Workers Are Starting to Quit With Plants Reopening Bloomberg

Young Black Missisippians join May Day protests for workers rights, COVID-19 protections Scalawag

Giant Hospital Corporation Takes Advantage of Coronavirus to Fight Nurses’ Union Drive The Intercept

72 UFWC Members Dead – After Strike, 12 S.C. Chicken Workers Fired – NOLA Garbage Workers Strike Payday Report

‘Stop throwing us bare bones’: US union activism surges amid coronavirus Guardian

Jobless

Layoffs Start Turning From Temporary to Permanent Across America Bloomberg

Study: 71 percent of jobless Americans did not receive their March unemployment benefits Vox

Approved for unemployment, but unable to collect, NJ residents get desperate pressofatlanticcity.com

The COVID-19 crisis has already left too many children hungry in America Brookings

Top Republican fundraiser and Trump ally named postmaster general, giving president new influence over Postal Service Washington Post

Protesters Say the Police Use Social Distancing to Justify Crackdown NYTimes

Economic Blow Of The Coronavirus Hits America’s Already Stressed Farmers KHN

Why the Small-Business Bailout Went to the Big Guys Bloomberg

Indigenous Peoples

Coastal GasLink pipeline construction continues during pandemic — and so does resistance Ricochet

Venezuela

An adviser to Guaidó admits that he paid for an “exploratory” attack to capture members of the regime

New Details Emerge Linking US to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela MPN

There is strong evidence to suggest that both Juan Guaidó and the U.S. government were intimately involved in a botched weekend insurrection.

Captured American Mercenary Appears to Be Really Into Qanon Vice

Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Coup Effort in Venezuela Common Dreams

French farmers sound alarm in cheese market meltdown Politico Another glut.


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