Thursday’s news links – July 2, 2020

Here’s what the Six Grandfathers looked like before settlers carved their Native-hating, slave-owner presidents into what they call #MountRushmore. The Black Hills, like the Lakota people, have suffered many wounds & indignities from colonialism. But restoration will happen. @mahtowin1

Indigenous Peoples

Examining the Wreckage Nick Estes and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in Monthly Review

The United States is on fire. As we write this introduction, we can read in the ashes and embers of smoldering cities the writing on the wall—the historic movements for Black lives against white supremacy have raised class consciousness to levels that we simply have not experienced in previous generations. We might ask, why are race and white supremacy so central to class consciousness? What can the history of settler colonialism teach us about this current moment? More importantly, what does a decolonization movement look like, and how is it informed by both Black and Indigenous traditions of resistance?

How Mount Rushmore Became Mount Rushmore NYTimes

The South Dakota landmark has drawn criticism over the land it occupies, the main sculptor behind it and the legacies of the men it memorializes.

The Hamilton Hustle

Why liberals have embraced our most dangerously reactionary founder

Coronavirus

Coronavirus can spread through air very fast Economic Times

Ex-FDA Chief: U.S. May Actually Have Over 400,000 New Coronavirus Cases Per Day, But Not Testing Enough To Show It Forbes

Why Surviving Covid Might Come Down to Which NYC Hospital Admits You NYTimes

Hogan’s proposed rent assistance covers a fraction of tenants’ needs, lawmakers say Baltimore Brew

Latinx health crisis: 42% of sampled Johns Hopkins patients test positive for coronavirus Baltimore Brew

Public Outcry Follows Gilead Decision to Charge $3000 for COVID Drug that Costs Pennies to Produce Alan Macleod

Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception Johns Hopkins

Labor

It’s Not Just Meat: All Farm and Food Workers Are in Peril Counterpunch

Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quiet Guardian

‘I Would Not Go To A Hotel Right Now’ Says Head Of LA Hotel Workers Union

Almost half of the U.S. population does not have a job Axios

They shut his water off over an unpaid bill – and then a fire broke out Guardian

Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quiet Guardian

Abolish the police

WATCH: Police car drives into protesters, flings people on hood CGTN

Police-Free schools are necessary, as is abolishing the white supremacist state they are rooted in The Black Youth Project

Police Attacks Fueled by Violent Ideology of Grievance The Intercept

CHOP No More: Police Clear Seattle’s ‘Protest Zone’ After Emergency Order – Photo, Video

LGBTQ2S+

WATCH: Pride 2020 Brings Wins And Losses For LGBTQ Civil Rights The Real News Network

Explainer: Israel’s annexation plan for occupied West Bank Al Jazeera

Annexation of occupied territory such as West Bank is a major breach of international law, making planned move illegal.

Freedom Rider: Russia, Afghanistan, and the Big Lie BAR

Protests

WATCH: Not a riot. An UPRISING. Liberation News

Vince’s Crab House Threatens Legal Action Against Baltimore County, Protesters WBAL NewsRadio

China

New Law Liberates Hong Kong From U.S. Interference Moon of Alabama

Afghanistan

Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex MPN

Russia Bounty-Hunter Story Another Pulp Fiction Release Finnian Cunningham

WaPo Admits ‘Russian Bounties’ Info “Deemed Sketchy” After Pentagon Says “No Corroborating Evidence” Tyler Durden

Pharmaceutical industry group sues to stop Minnesota’s new insulin-aid program Star-Tribune


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