Friday’s news links – July 17, 2020


Data secrecy is crippling attempts to slow COVID-19’s spread in U.S., epidemiologists warn ScienceMag

The U.S. shattered its single-day record for new cases. It was the 11th time in the past month that the record was broken. NYTimes

Coronavirus: no easy way out of pandemic, even with a vaccine, experts say South China Morning Post

People that want the state flag changed gather on the steps of the statehouse on July 16, 2020, in Boston.

Indigenous Peoples

Groups rally for Massachusetts mascot ban, state seal change Indian Country Today

Native American advocates call to change Massachusetts flag, seal Boston Herald

Oklahoma is – and always has been – Native land The Hour

Abolish police

Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets OPB

Supreme Court

Supreme Court won’t block Florida law limiting felons’ voting rights Axios

In Another Dead-of-Night Ruling, US Supreme Court’s Right-Wing Majority Approves Execution of Man With Dementia Common Dreams


900 Strikes since March 1st – Rubber Bullet Workers Make Only $10 an Hour – New Strike Board Game Launched Mike Elk

Disturbing Memo Reveals Trump’s USPS Chief Has Slowed Delivery Truthout

Airlines Announce Massive Layoffs

Virus surges. Work hours plateau. U.S. may be flattening the wrong curve Reuters

A potential wave of mass evictions could make this year’s turbulent hurricane season even worse Popular Science

Capitalist crisis

Largest California Oil Driller Files for Bankruptcy OilPrice


Did China’s GDP growth 3.2% or 60%? The Money Illusion

Team Biden’s Policies on China and Taiwan Yang Kuang-shun, The Diplomat (more belligerent than Team Trump)

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