Friday’s news links – July 3, 2020

Indigenous Peoples

Lakotas to Donald Trump: ‘You are not welcome here’ Indian Country Today

Theodore Roosevelt: ‘The Only Good Indians Are the Dead Indians’

‘This Is Horrendous’: US Military Confirms Bayonets Were Issued to Troops Responding to George Floyd Protests Common Dreams

A worker of the state-oil company PDVSA holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of the Iranian tanker ship Fortune at El Palito refinery in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela May 25, 2020.

Venezuela

U.S. seeks to seize gasoline in four Iran tankers bound for Venezuela Reuters

British Court Refuses To Release Venezuelan Gold To Maduro Rigged Game

‘Suddenly they started gassing us’: Cuban migrants tell of shocking attack at Ice prison Guardian

Coronavirus

U.S. reports 55,000 COVID-19 cases in single day, hits new global record Reuters

Official U.S. coronavirus death toll is ‘a substantial undercount’ of actual tally, Yale study finds CNBC

A Scandal’: Contracts Show Trump Giving Big Pharma Free Rein to Price Gouge Taxpayer-Funded Coronavirus Drugs Common Dreams

Mike Pence delayed a campaign event in Arizona after at least 8 Secret Service agents tested positive for the coronavirus while preparing for the trip Business Insider

‘It Makes No Sense’: Alabama Students Host Parties to Spread COVID-19 as US Cases Skyrocket Sputnik

Black trans activist Marsha P. Johnson should replace Christopher Columbus statue in Elizabeth, petition says

Abolish police

The Growing Police Union-White Supremacist Alliance Wayne Madsen

Labor

The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits decades into the future

How the American Worker Got Fleeced Bloomberg

Over the years, bosses have held down wages, cut benefits, and stomped on employees’ rights.

China

China’s foreign ministry and state media have declared victory after 53 countries joined a statement at the UN Human Rights Council supporting Beijing’s new national security law for Hong Kong — compared to 27 who criticized the law.

Indigenous Peoples

The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A Friend of the KKK Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land Democracy Now

What if we treated Confederate symbols the way we treated the defeated Nazis? Guardian

Germany disbands elite military unit after reports of right-wing extremism Washington Post

Trump Campaign Faces Outcry for Selling T-Shirts With Nazi-Like Symbol Truthout

Palestine

What Blocked Netanyahu from Beginning Planned Theft of Swathes of Palestinian West Bank on July 1? Juan Cole


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