Thursday’s news links – June 25, 2020

The Black-White Wage Gap Is as Big as It Was in 1950 NYTimes

He spent 22 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. His lawsuit says Philly police knew his case was flawed Inquirer

A Black man in Detroit was arrested and detained for 30 hours after being falsely identified by facial recognition Business Insider

We Still Have Apartheid Elections 

The Supreme Court Has Given the Green Light to Bosses and Financial Managers to Steal From Workers Jacobin. David Sirota

Troy Area Labor Council calls for suspension of police union from AFL-CIO Strikewave

Queen Latifah, Viola Davis And More Demand Hollywood Divest From Police And Invest In Anti-Racist Content NewsOne

Coronavirus

‘Downright Dangerous’: Trump Moves to End Federal Support for Testing Sites as US Sees Record Daily Spike in Covid-19 Infections Common Dreams

Toxic methanol that causes blindness found in hand sanitizers, FDA warns Ars Technica

Texas is on the verge of a Covid crisis: Houston’s largest hospital’s ICU is 97% full as daily cases surge to record highs and expert predicts ‘herd immunity may be the only way to stop the virus’ Daily Mail

The Pandemic’s Worst-Case Scenario Is Unfolding in Brazil Bloomberg

What To Look For In A Face Mask, According To Science FiveThirtyEight

A Moratorium on Evictions Ends, Leaving Thousands of Tenants Fearful NYTimes

Photo: U.S. Navy

China

White House ‘says Huawei is backed by Chinese military’ in move that could lead to sanctions Telegraph

Risk of military conflict between US and China higher than ever, experts say SCMP

As 3 US Carriers Patrol Western Pacific, Chinese Analysts Warn US-China Stumbling Toward War Tyler Durden

Trump national security adviser compares Xi Jinping to Josef Stalin Politico

Pentagon Produces List Of 20 Chinese Firms ‘Backed By China’s Military’

F-35 Stealth Jets “Elephant Walk” In Japan Amid Rising Sino-US Trade Tensions

Indigenous Peoples

Kayapó Leader Dies of COVID-19 in Brazil

Mining Company Obliterates Sacred Land in Australia Foreshadows Distressing Events in the American Southwest Counterpunch

Venezuela

A US Navy Destroyer Just Entered Venezuelan Waters. Is Trump Trying to Start a War? MPN

Iran

Why Iran won’t be broken Asia Times Pepe Escobar

You know who was into Karl Marx? No, not AOC. Abraham Lincoln. Washington Post

Reward posters for those who defy North American hegemony


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