Saturday’s news links – July 4, 2020

Treaty defender arrested while blocking road leading to Mount Rushmore

Indigenous Peoples

Treaty defenders block road leading to Mount Rushmore Indian Country Today

Indian Country Today will refer to individuals defending the Black Hills as treaty defenders. The Black Hills, where Mount Rushmore was carved, are unceded territory in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and acknowledged by a 1980 Supreme Court ruling in the United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians.

‘An Attack on Indigenous People’: Mount Rushmore Trump Event Denounced as Racist, Dangerous, and Disrespectful Common Dreams

Trump’s Mount Rushmore fireworks show is a Fourth of July attack on Indigenous people NBC

Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War Message NYTimes

Down in the polls and failing to control a raging pandemic, the president cast himself as waging battle against a “new far-left fascism” that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.

The White Supremacist Who Carved Mount Rushmore Smithsonian

Don’t dance in the end zone … yet Indian Country Today

Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes White House

Fight racism

Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History NYTimes

The White United States’ Real Founding Father: Lord Dunmore teleSUR

Rudy Giuliani calls Black Lives Matter ‘a Marxist organization’ MarketWatch

Two women injured as car drives through Seattle protest crowd Guardian

NYPD Arrests Legal Observer During Occupy City Hall Protests Gothamist

Iraqi Journalist Who Threw Shoe at George W Bush is Now Part of ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest

When France extorted Haiti – the greatest heist in history Marlene Daut

In the Name of Anti-Trumpism, Media Elevate a Lying Warmonger FAIR

Coronavirus

It’s not just coronavirus: America repeatedly fails at public health Los Angeles Times

Venezuela

US Seeks to Seize Iranian Gasoline en Route to Venezuela Orinoco Tribune

Iran Rejects US Threat to Seize New Tankers on Route to Venezuela Orinoco Tribune

Trump used looted Venezuelan public money to build border wall with Mexico Grayzone

China

U.S. Sends Two Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea for Exercises as China Holds Drills Nearby Wall Street Journal

US has been exposed for funding last year’s Hong Kong protests South China Morning Post

Capitalist crisis

Rent cliff in July looms as eviction moratoriums expire Politico

Even Before the Recession, Employment Was Slowing

The big factor holding back the U.S. economic recovery: Child care Washington Post

The U.S. Is Lagging Behind Many Rich Countries. These Charts Show Why. New York Times

Dead fish are popping up all along the Hudson River New York Post

Arizona reels as three of the biggest wildfires in its history ravage state Guardian


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