Monday’s news links – July 20, 2020

A group of women on Saturday in Portland, Ore., locked arms and chanted: “Feds stay clear. Moms are here.”

From Antifa to Mothers in Helmets, Diverse Elements Fuel Portland Protests NYTimes

Protesters have been in the streets for more than 50 consecutive days. Federal agents deployed to Portland have hardened their resolve to stay there.

‘They just started whaling on me’: Navy veteran speaks out after video of federal officers beating him at Portland protests goes viral Independent

In Memo, DHS Chief Says Portland Crackdown ‘Going to Be the Norm’ Jason Ditz

Portland Police Union Burns, Officers Assault Crowds During July 18 Protests Portland Mercury

Monday, July 20

Strike for Black Livesorganized by Movement for Black Lives

Labor Group Pushes For Nationwide ‘Strike For Black Lives’ On July 20 Forbes

July 20 Strike for Black Lives: This Historic Organizing Effort Is Demanding Economic Justice for Black Workers Teen Vogue

Google and Lyft Workers Tell Us Why They’re Striking for Black Lives Matter Vice

Coronavirus

The surge in coronavirus hospitalizations is severe Axios

U.S. marks another record-setting day as Trump complains about coronavirus case counting Washington Post

Black people make up less than 2 percent of Maine’s population but account for nearly a quarter of its coronavirus cases Washington Post

Coronavirus concern: More than half of all COVID-19 patients found to have damaged hearts New Daily

Opinion: NFL had the most time to deal with COVID-19 and appears to have done the least USA Today

Food Stamps: In the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic, more than six million people joined a program the Trump administration tried to cut. NYTimes

‘Bizarre’ that face masks are a partisan issue, NIH chief says Los Angeles Times

American Tourists Banned in Bahamas After Latest U.S. Coronavirus Numbers Newsweek

Roger Stone Uses Racial Slur on Radio Show NYTimes

Donald Trump says he may not accept the results of the November election Telegraph

Trump says he’s not offended by the Confederate flag Axios

Illinois – Slave State NPR-Illinois

Because Illinois is a northern state and the former home of Abraham Lincoln, it isn’t typically associated with slavery. But there was slavery in Illinois for more than 100 years.

A More Liberal Supreme Court? Not When It Comes to Voting Rights NYTimes

Abolish police

Portland mayor accuses federal agents of “abhorrent” and “unconstitutional” tactics Axios

Iran

Could War With Iran Be an October Surprise? New York Magazine

Cuba

Cuba’s Government that Defeated the Pandemic is Preparing to Face the Economic Crisis Resumen

Capitalist crisis

America’s hidden economic crisis: Widespread wage cuts Politico

Stock Market Crash 2020: Welcome To The End Game Forbes

China

China Churned Out a Record 3 Million Tons of Steel a Day in June Yahoo Finance

US attorney general explains the real reason Washington is hostile to China What’s Left

In a major speech, US Attorney General William Barr dwelled at length on the threat Chinese-owned firms pose to corporate America’s domination of the global economy, but said little about Chinese policy on Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea, the usual reasons Washington cites for its growing anti-Chinese animus.

China Seizes Tycoon’s Assets The Wire China

Syria

Media Conceal—or Celebrate—Depriving Syrians of Food and Medicine FAIR


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