Wednesday’s news links – July 15, 2020

US Navy warship challenges China in South China Sea as US blasts Beijing’s ‘unlawful’ claims and ‘gangster tactics’ Business Insider

‘We are Vanessa Guillén’: killing puts sexual violence in US military in focus Guardian

Rent Is Unaffordable In Every Single State In America HuffPost

Abolish police

A disabled Black veteran drove through Alabama with medical marijuana. Now he faces 5 years in prison. Washington Post

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks!’ National March Against Police Brutality To Descend On Washington NewsOne

Riot Declared in Portland During Another Night of Unrest in City Newsweek

8 Protesters Were Blinded by Police in Single Day in May Newser

Partially blinded by police: Video evidence undermines official accounts of injuries at George Floyd protests Washington Post

1,300 BLM Protesters in NYC Face Jail Time and Fines

Labor

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

Capitalist crisis

Different Names, Same Address: How Big Businesses Got Government Loans Meant for Small Businesses ProPublica

It Starts: Mortgage Delinquencies Suddenly Soar at Record Pace Wolf Street

White House tells 18 million unemployed workers to ‘Find Something New’ in ad campaign Washington Post

Ivanka Trump posted a photo posing with Goya beans as people call for boycott — but it may have violated government ethics rules Business Insider

US May Need to Nationalize Military Aircraft Industry, USAF Says Defense One

Indigenous Peoples

Seeing Native Americans Nowhere, and Everywhere NYTimes

Seeing Native Americans Nowhere, and Everywhere
As Washington’s professional football team retires a team name, a curator at the National Museum of the American Indian talks about our attachment to Native American imagery.

Coronavirus

Cloth masks can protect the wearer

Coronavirus shows the dangers of letting market forces govern health and social care The Conversation

China

“We stand firmly for peace & against war. But if the imperialists insist on launching a third world war, it is certain that several hundred million more will turn to socialism…it’s also likely that the whole structure of imperialism will completely collapse.” —Mao Zedong 1957

Trump on UK’s Huawei ban: ‘I did this myself’ Reuters

Venezuela

Blockbuster oil bribery scandal exposes corrupt double-dealing of Guaidó ‘Attorney General’ Anya Parampil 

The Forgotten History of the Jewish, Anti-Zionist Left In These Times

A conversation with scholar Benjamin Balthaser about Jewish, working-class anti-Zionism in the 1930s and ’40s.

Trump Re-elected by Five Votes Greg Palast

Wealth or income? Michael Roberts

Related to the debate around inequality of income is also the issue of ‘poverty’: how to define and measure it and whether poverty globally and within economies has risen or fallen.


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