Monday’s news links – June 15, 2020

“RIP Rayshard” is seen spray-painted on the outside of a burned Wendy’s restaurant after the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in the restaurant’s parking lot.

‘I Got Him,’ Said Fired Atlanta Police Officer Immediately After Shooting Rayshard Brooks Newsweek

From coast to coast, protests against police brutality and racism are still going strong Vox

Thousands march in Minneapolis to oppose police crimes FightBack!

As Calls to Defund the Police Grow Louder, Joe Biden Wants to Give Them More Money. Intercept

A cosmetics company CEO has apologized for threatening to call police on a Filipino man who was stenciling “Black Lives Matter” in chalk at a home in a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood. It was his own home, and video of the encounter went viral.

The 1900 New York City Anti-Black Police Riot New York Almanack

Pentagon Surplus Handouts Stoke The Militarization Of US Police Barron’s

Union Pres Says Minneapolis Is Trying to Punish Transit Workers Who Wouldn’t Help the Police In These Times

Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau, Missing Black Lives Matter Activist, Reportedly Found Dead NewsOne

Protest in a small town: Black Lives Matter comes to rural America — and it matters Salon

LGBTQ2S

Thousands rally for black trans lives in New York City Axios

An open letter to JK Rowling’s blog post on Sex and Gender, by Sophie Grace Chappell

Coronavirus

Public health workers fighting virus face growing threats AP

She Survived the Coronavirus. Then She Got a $400,000 Medical Bill. NYTimes

Record spikes in new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations sweep parts of U.S. Reuters

Arizona sees alarming surge of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily Guardian

To understand who’s dying of Covid-19, look to social factors like race more than preexisting diseases Stat

Indigenous Peoples

State Investigating Hospital With Coronavirus Policy That Profiled Pregnant Native American Mothers and Separated Them From Newborns ProPublica

Hundreds rally in Halifax to demand justice for Indigenous people Saltwire

Cherokee Nation Removes Two Confederate Monuments from Its Capitol Square Native News Online

Capitalist crisis

There’s a Simple Solution to the Unemployment Crisis: Offer Everyone a Job Common Dreams

A Crash in the Dollar Is Coming Stephen Roach, Yale, former chief economist for Morgan Stanley

The world is having serious doubts about the once widely accepted presumption of American exceptionalism.

The Illusion of a Rapid US Recovery Project Syndicate

Labor

Alaska Air will cut thousands of jobs and shrink to survive downturn

Luxury Boston Hotel Lets Go Workers, Even As It Reopens

GM Rebuffs Union Request to Shut Plant Because of Covid Outbreak

China

U.S. Naval Buildup in Indo-Pacific Seen as Warning to China Time

‘All lies’: how the US military covered up gunning down two journalists in Iraq Guardian


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