Sunday’s news links – June 21, 2020

Trump canceled an outdoor speech at his rally in Tulsa after lower-than-expected attendance Business Insider

TikTok teens say they tanked Trump’s comeback rally in Tulsa by reserving thousands of tickets then not showing up Business Insider

Native nurses, demonstrators hit the streets in Tulsa Indian Country Today

San Francisco protesters topple statues of Ulysses Grant and other slave owners Guardian

Abolishing the police is a radical idea — that’s been around for over a century Forward

Suicide or Lynching? Six People of Color Found Hanged in Less Than a Month Left Voice

‘From Here to Equality’ Author Makes A Case, And A Plan, For Reparations NPR

Arrest warrant issued for woman who allegedly set Wendy’s in Atlanta on fire ABC

Coronavirus

Trump tells Tulsa supporters he ordered a ‘slow down’ coronavirus testing because it would identify more cases. His advisers claimed it was a joke. Business Insider

Why protests aren’t as dangerous for spreading coronavirus as you might think Guardian

Covid and the Military Portside

On May 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a Salvation Army-like charity drive asking the public for donations of money, food and mobile phones to help an estimated 40,000 homeless veterans during the pandemic. More than one-half of all homeless veterans are African American and Hispanic, while they account for only 15% of U.S. veterans, another punishing consequence of pervasive racism.

Vietnam

Vietnam: How this country of 95 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero CNN

Indigenous Peoples

Your Road Trip Is Not More Important Than Indian Country TNR

Capitalist crisis

The Gaps Between White and Black America, in Charts NYTimes

With ‘Systemic Violations’ of Worker Rights, US Comes in Dead Last in Labor Rankings of Wealthy Nations Common Dreams

Trade wars and class wars: part one – the global savings glut? Michael Roberts

Poorest seniors shut out of California’s coronavirus meal program LATimes

‘It’s going to be an angry mob’: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting Independent

The Postal Service Is Steadily Getting Worse — Can It Handle a National Mail-In Election? ProPublica

The Nova Scotia shooter case has hallmarks of an undercover operation Macleans

One reported dead, one wounded in overnight Capitol Hill protest zone shooting — UPDATE Seattle Capitol Hill

Decriminalize Seattle, a coalition of groups involved with CHOP, has released a statement on the shooting.

“Last night’s shooting at CHAZ/CHOP is a tragedy. Our task now is to support the family and community of the person killed, the people injured in the shooting, and the people who witnessed the shooting,” the statement reads.

“We know that in every neighborhood of our city, violence is a constant. We know that police do not stop violence,” they write. “We know that violence happens even when the police are present. Less than a year ago, a Black woman was killed on the same block as last night’s shooting, with the East Precinct fully staffed with officers only 200 feet away. The presence of police did not stop that death.”

The full Decriminalize Seattle statement can be found at the end of the post.


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