Monday’s news links – July 6, 2020

Frederick Douglass statue vandalized on anniversary of his famous Fourth of July Rochester speech Democrat and Chronicle

Say Their Names! Another Black Trans Woman Killed As Anti-LGBTQ Violence Reaches Crisis Levels NewsOne

D.C. Protesters Chant ‘America Was Never Great’ as They Burn U.S. Flag Following Trump’s July 4th Speech Newsweek

Contracts show Trump giving Big Pharma free rein to price gouge taxpayer-funded coronavirus drugs Salon

Stone Mountain, Georgia: The Flashpoint Now at Center of Confederate Monument Removals Common Dreams

Breonna Taylor warrant connected to Louisville gentrification plan, lawyers say Courier-Journal

Coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic may not have started in China, experts say Sydney Morning Herald

Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19 PNAS

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Sharply, but Deaths Are Still Down NYTimes

Gottlieb says U.S. “right back where we were” at earlier peak of coronavirus outbreak CBS

Pontifications: Why I won’t be flying any time soon Leeham News and Analysis

Is Biden Trying To ‘Out-Hawk’ Trump On Foreign Policy? The American Conservatives

China

Why is China Painted as “Capitalist” by Western Propaganda? Orinoco Tribune

China Demands Investigation Also Into Spain as a Source of Covid-19 Orinoco Tribune

US imports keep falling, except from China Quartz

Korea

US News Falsely Reports That North Korea Threatened to Nuke US FAIR

Afghanistan

BOUNTYGATE: Scapegoating Systemic Military Failure in Afghanistan Consortium News

Venezuela

UK court recognises Guaido as Venezuela’s president in gold dispute Reuters

‘Planet of the Humans’ and the Inconvenient Truths of Eco-Capitalism Due Dissidence

Natural gas pipeline project cancelled after Supreme Court victory Axios

Capitalist crisis

Employment won’t recover for a decade, CBO says Politico

Pay cuts are becoming a defining feature of the coronavirus recession Washington Post


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