Friday’s news links – Juneteenth 2020

Amid Calls for a General Strike, Labor Will Shut Down 29 Ports on Juneteenth Truthout

From Juneteenth to the Tulsa massacre: What isn’t taught in classrooms has a profound impact NBC

On the eve of Juneteenth, educators said the history of systemic racism in this country and the contributions of Black people have been erased.

What Kind of Society Values Property Over Black Lives? Robin D. G. Kelley

Our country was built on looting — the looting of Indigenous lands and African labor. African-Americans, in fact, have much more experience being looted than looting.

Racism and police violence are not the fault of the system. They are the system! Granma

‘Orgy of Wealth’ Continues as US Billionaires Grew $584 Billion Richer Over Last 3 Months While 45 Million Lost Their Jobs Common Dreams

Revolutionary ideals of the Paris Commune live on in Black Lives Matter autonomous zone in Seattle The Conversation

How LAPD chief William H. Parker influenced the depiction of policing on the TV show Dragnet Mike Davis

Revealed: officer who killed Rayshard Brooks accused of covering up 2015 shooting Guardian

NYPD Mulls ‘Strike’, Atlanta Police Get $500 Bonus As Protests Sap Morale Newsweek

The Police Weren’t Created to ‘Protect and Serve.’ They Were Created to ‘Maintain Order.’ A Brief Look at the History of Police in America Down With Tryranny

Trump regime

‘Wednesday night massacre’ as Trump appointee takes over at global media agency CNN

Their Masks Are Off’: Facebook Removes Trump Ads Using Nazi Concentration Camp Symbol Used to Signify Political Prisoners Common Dreams

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners Washington Post

Top Pentagon official resigns after White House pulled her nomination for a high-level post, reportedly over concerns about her loyalty to Trump Business Insider

Trump loyalty purge roils Pentagon Politico

Trump is purging the Pentagon of perceived enemies and installing loyalists in their place, critics say Task & Purpose

Pentagon watchdog who was demoted as part of Trump’s oversight purge abruptly resigns Business Insider

Record of [right-wing] radicalism haunts Trump pick for Pentagon post MSNBC

Air Force investigates military planes that monitored Minneapolis, D.C. protests Star Tribune

Venezuela

How China Got Venezuelan Oil Despite US Sanctions Marine Link

US Slaps New Sanctions on Mexican Firms, Individuals and Venezuelan Oil Tankers Sputnik

Leaked documents reveal right-wing oligarch plot to overthrow Mexico’s AMLO Grayzone

Why There Are No George Floyds in Cuba August Nimitz, Resumen

India-China

1962 India-China war redeux? M. K. Bhadrakumar

Why The Chinese-Indian Skirmishes May Escalate Moon of Alabama

The System is Rigged for the Rich Iroel Sánchez, Resumen

Why the US pandemic response risks widening the economic divide FT

US employers step up anti-unionization efforts as pandemic spurs activism Guardian

3 in 4 Voters Back Keeping or Expanding Weekly Jobless Benefit Morning Consult


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