Tuesday’s news links – June 30, 2020

Allan Adam is the chief of 1,200 Dene nation people in northern Alberta, Canada. Police officers tackled him to the ground in March over an expired license plate.

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights NYTimes

Trump retweets video of white St Louis couple pointing guns at protesters Guardian

Iran Issues Warrant for Donald Trump’s Arrest on ‘Murder and Terrorism’ Charges Al Jazeera

Coronavirus

Texas Hospital Says 100% Of ICU Beds Full—Then Removes Its Report Forbes

Masks Could Help Stop Coronavirus. So Why Are They Still Controversial? WSJ

Fight racism

African Countries Call for Debate on Racism at the UN Human Rights Council VoA

All 55 African Nations Call For Urgent Debate On Racism in America @ the U.N Dr. Mumbi Show on YouTube

How Planes, Trains and Automobiles Worsened America’s Racial Divide Politico

John Wayne’s name on California airport faces new scrutiny AP

Abolish police

De Blasio’s $1 Billion NYPD Budget Cut Is Based On “Gimmicks” And “Fiction,” Councilmembers Say Gothamist

Police SUV Seen Driving Into Crowd of Protestors in Detroit The Root

Labor

Workers’ Strikes Are An Important Part Of Today’s Movement The Reality Check

Trump’s COVID Directive May Force Workers To Pay To Go Back To Work Too Much Information

Capitalist crisis

Nearly half the U.S. population is without a job, showing how far the labor recovery has to go CNBC

Nearly 11% of the workforce is out of work with zero chance of getting called back to a prior job Economic Policy Institute

Deficits, debt and deflation after the pandemic Michael Roberts

China

U.S. announces end of Hong Kong’s special status The Week

Venezuela

Venezuela propone crear fondo humanitario para países del ALBA-TCP Prensa Latina – Web Translator English version Venezuela proposes to set up humanitarian fund for ALBA-TCP countries

Bill Clinton’s Serbian War Atrocities Exposed in New Indictment Counterpunch

No more spitting in Major League Baseball Boing Boing

Bringing sports back now is an ethical, political, and practical mistake. Slate


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