Sunday’s news links – July 12, 2020

During a tense moment at the Centennial Land Run monument protest, Native participants gathered around Oklahoma City Black Lives Matter President Sheri Dickerson after taunts from armed White men. Photo: Ginny Underwood

Indigenous Peoples

Hundreds turn out for sit-in at Oklahoma land rush monument Indian Country Today

30 years after Oka crisis, Kanesatake land claims remain unresolved

Abolish police

Tensions rise over Detroit police killing of man they say fired first at officers Free Press

Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All Labor Notes

Racism of Policing Resulted in the Torture and 18-Year Incarceration of My Son Truthout

Baltimore tried reforming the police. They fought every change. Washington Post

Professor’s Tweet Describing Police Rally as ‘White Supremacist’ Condemned Newsweek

Trump’s Own Sister Thought He Was Too Racist To Ever Win The Presidency

Lawyer for Michigan Couple Who Pulled Gun on Black Family Says They Were Victims of ‘Ethnic Intimidation’

Assembly Member Charles Barron demands vote on Reparations Bill A3080A Amsterdam News

History Shows That Sustained, Disruptive Protests Work Yes!

Coronavirus

We’re losing the war on the coronavirus Axios

New Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Soar Past 68,000, Shattering Record NYTimes

Coronavirus death: Obituary blames Trump, Arizona Gov. Ducey for Mark Urquiza’s death Washington Post

With Covid-19 Deaths on the Rise, Hardest-Hit States Report Hospitals are Near Capacity Following Early Reopenings CommonDreams

Man, 30, dies in Texas after attending ‘Covid party’ and calling virus a ‘hoax’ Independent

Labor

Disney Locks Out Union Members After Refusing Coronavirus Testing Demand

Capitalist crisis

‘Prolonged Recession’ Could Be on Horizon as Covid Economic Crisis Leads to State and Local Budget Shortfalls Common Dreams

Puerto Rico

Trump looked into selling off Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS chief Salon

Venezuela

Trump: Something Big Will Happen With Venezuela & “We’ll Be Very Much Involved” Tyler Durden


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