Friday’s news links – June 26, 2020

Coronavirus

U.S. Has Only Counted 10 Percent of Coronavirus Cases, CDC Director Says Newsweek

Farm workers go on strike at Kern County pistachio farm to demand face coverings after coronavirus outbreak KTLA

Union Workers Set Anaheim Protest Against Disney Parks Reopening Plan

Pandemic causes ‘unprecedented’ fall in global trade FT

Black Lives Matter leader states if US ‘doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system’ Fox News

Tear them down? “White Jesus” statues have an Unsavory History in Aryan Racial Theory that also Influenced Nazi Theology Juan Cole

Abolish police

Police Unions: What to Know and Why They Don’t Belong in the Labor Movement Teen Vogue

Are the police trying to stop you from taking that cellphone video? Check your First Amendment rights. Washington Post

‘You Broke My Wrist’: Georgia Cops Seen Using Excessive Force On Black Man Before Realizing They Had The Wrong Guy

Philadelphia officials announce moratorium on tear gas following NYT investigation TheHill

Former Police Officers ‘Openly Plotting’ To Kill BLM Activist Shaun King Newsweek

Mel Gibson’s New Pro-Police Brutality Movie Is Crazy Racist

Indigenous Peoples

Trump’s Mount Rushmore fireworks plan draws criticism from Native Americans Guardian

Colorado Civil War statue toppled Indian Country Today

Lakota Victory Day: Moving Robe Woman’s Account of the Battle of Greasy Grass – June 25, 1876

Capitalist crisis

Jobs Hit Is Four Times Worse for Low-Paid Workers, Fed Analysts Say Bloomberg

Stimulus checks: Prepaid debit cards come with fees and privacy strings attached CBS

Venezuela

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

Cuba

The “Wasp Network” Highlights our Lack of Freedom to Tell the Truth on the Cuban Five Case Orinoco Tribune

Haiti

Experts See Ulterior Motives Behind US Decision to Finally Deport Haitian Death Squad Leader MPN

Korea

CNN’s Portrayal of North Korea as Lawless Aggressor Reverses Reality FAIR

India-China

Don’t Blame Modi for ‘No Intrusion’ Claim, Blame Him for Dramatic Shift in China Policy The WIre

East Africa: Ethiopia’s Nile Dam Dispute Must Be Solved Soon All Africa

A 1,500 mile-long dust plume is approaching the United States. Here’s what to expect Salon

Frederick Douglass wrote in 1857, “Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reforms. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle.… If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”


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