Saturday’s news links – May 9, 2020

The Perversity of Needing to See Ahmaud Arbery Die on Video to Recognize That His Black Life Mattered Intercept


What Happened When Health Officials Wanted to Close a Meatpacking Plant, but the Governor Said No ProPublica

Coronavirus Cases at Iowa Meat Plant Double to 1,000+ on Same Day It Reopens Des Moines Register

What Socialism Has to Do With the U.S. Labor Movement Teen Vogue

We Now Have the Worst Unemployment Rate Since the Great Depression Slate

3 McDonald’s Employees Were Shot After Telling a Woman She Couldn’t Eat There Due to Coronavirus Vice

McDonald’s Workers in Denmark Pity Us NYTimes


Coronavirus: Two antibodies identified for potential drug treatment by Chinese scientists SCMP

Covid 19 coronavirus: White House officials ignored experts’ advice, documents show AP

More than 80 percent of NYPD arrests and fines issued between March 31 and May 5 for social distancing violations were to black and hispanic people Daily Mail

The US leads the world in the number of cases and deaths from Coronavirus. How can this be? Nation of Change

De Blasio Shrugs Off Leaked Data Showing Massive Racial Disparities In NYPD’s Social Distancing Arrests Gothamist

NYT’s ‘Real Coronavirus Death Toll’ Is Anything But FAIR

Gov. Hogan’s Purchase of Korean Covid Tests Looks Like a PR stunt—and Media Fell for It FAIR

What is a mask valve, and why are cities banning them? FastCompany

Valves will keep you more comfortable, but endanger those around you.

US Field Hospitals Stand Down, Most Without Treating Any COVID-19 Patients NPR

Trump Is (Once Again) Blaming Obama for Not Developing a Test for a Virus That Didn’t Exist Yet Esquire

The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying Atlantic

Capitalist crisis

Major US corporations lay off thousands of workers while dishing out millions to shareholders Nation of Change

Exclusive: OPCW chief made false claims to denigrate Douma whistleblower, documents reveal Grayzone

Climate change

Capitalism and Nature – A Really Inconvenient Truth Allan Todd

Beyond the Uproar Over Planet of Humans Counterpunch

Mississippi auditor finds Brett Favre paid from welfare funds for speeches he never gave PBS

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