Thursday’s news links – May 28, 2020

Minneapolis Calls in National Guard as Protests Over George Floyd’s Death Descend Into Chaos

‘A Disgusting Display’: Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Stun Grenades, and Tear Gas at Demonstrators Protesting Killing of George Floyd Common Dreams

Protesters Stop L.A. Freeway Traffic, Smash Patrol Car Windows Hollywood Reporter

As Chief Prosecutor, Klobuchar Declined to Bring Charges Against Cop that Killed George Floyd MPN

While serving as Minnesota’s chief prosecutor between 1999 and 2007, Klobuchar declined to bring charges against more than two dozen officers who had killed citizens while on duty – including against the cop that killed George Floyd.

The Blue Plague and Black Death Black Agenda Report

Arizona Man Draws Gun On Black DoorDash Driver, Demands Proof Of Order

Is Capitalism Racist? The New Yorker

Venezuela

Why Iran’s Fuel Tankers for Venezuela Are Sending Shudders Through Washington Vijay Prashad

U.S. takes aim at the power behind Venezuela’s Maduro: his first lady Reuters

Coronavirus

US Media Failed to Factcheck Sweden’s Herd Immunity Hoax FAIR

France revokes decree authorising use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 France24

NY State Legislature Drops Rent Cancellation Bill, Takes Up “Totally Inadequate” Measure Instead Gothamist

COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Surge: The Impact of Wisconsin’s In-person Primary Vote Institute for New Economic Thinking

At Least 11 Local News Stations Caught Airing The Exact Same Amazon Propaganda Segment Truth Theory

China

2 GOP Senators Propose Bill To Deny Chinese Nationals Student Visas Amid Growing Tensions With China Newsweek

Capitalist crisis

Boeing to cut nearly 10,000 jobs in Washington, more than 12,000 overall Seattle Times

Hertz Paid Out $16 Million in Bonuses, Days Before Bankruptcy WSJ

Female Unemployment Rates Soar Past Men. Women Hardest Hit In COVID Downturn.

Marco Rubio warns of instability without structural changes to help minorities in coronavirus recovery Washington Post

North Carolina Nurses Seek Their First Union Labor Notes

Climate change

We cannot ignore the links between COVID-19 and the warming planet The Hill


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