Saturday’s news links – June 27, 2020

Indigenous Peoples

Native Americans protesting Trump trip to Mount Rushmore

Trump says he signed executive order to protect monuments CNN

Foreign Affairs: Unrest continues for a seventh day in former British colony Thai Enquirer

Unrest and protests continued for a seventh straight day in the former British colony of the United States as the government vowed to use its military to end the demonstrations, US media reported on Tuesday. …

[Disclaimer: Native Americans is in quotations because it is a blanket term used by the ruling class of the US to call the country’s original inhabitants before the Anglo-European invasion. The ‘Native Americans’ are comprised of thousands of tribes, all with their own culture, language and traditions.]

Fired Miami police officer charged for putting knee on Black woman’s neck Reuters

Coronavirus

Fauci Says Coronavirus Came From Europe as ‘Everybody Was Looking at China’ Newsweek

South African Communist Party supports Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against Covid-19

You may want to avoid reopened restaurants after reading this new JP Morgan report on coronavirus outbreaks Fortune

Coronavirus Traces Found in March 2019 Sewage Sample, Spanish Study Shows New York Times

Swedish exceptionalism has been ended by coronavirus Guardian

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s Ouster: the Untold Story Counterpunch

Flemington Black Lives Matter protest organizer persists despite recent threats My Central Jersey

Workers at a Cambridge Whole Foods were sent home for wearing Black Lives Matter masks Boston.com

Why Is Derek Chauvin Out On Bail While Protestors Are Still Stuck In Jail?

Abolish police in schools

The Struggle for No Police in the Los Angeles Schools: a Great Leap Forward and Victory is in Sight Counterpunch

Twin Cities districts join trend in cutting school resource officers KARE 11

As activists try to get police out of schools, Maryland arrest data shows racial gap Washington Post

Mayor De Blasio’s Police Strategy Has Always Been Racist Gothamist

California confronts its racist past as tributes to Confederates and colonizers fall LATimes

Want to tear down insidious monuments to racism and segregation? Bulldoze L.A. freeways LATimes

Banks Should Face History and Pay Reparations NYTimes

Why Just Statues? Why Not Topple the U.S. Constitution as Well? Strategic Culture

Columbus ‘paramilitary’ police with assault weapons jump out of unmarked vans to abduct protester Raw Story

Labor

Workers stop production at Jefferson North in Detroit over COVID-19 concerns Detroit News

Unions: Hogan administration seeking layoffs, pay cuts for state workers to address economic impact of COVID-19 Baltimore Sun

Venezuela

Venezuela warns of ‘forceful’ response after US Navy operation PressTV

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts Grayzone


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