Wednesday’s news links – July 22, 2020

Federal crackdown in Portland reenergizes protesters AFP

‘Wall Of Moms’ Stands Between Portland Protesters And Federal Police

‘Wall Of Moms’ video NBC

Federal Officers Tear Gas Moms and Dads: A Digest of the 54th Night of Portland Protests Portland Mercury

Who Actually Wants Trump to Send in the Feds? Police Unions. Daily Beast

New Mexico’s thin blurred line High Country News

Police in the state have long flirted with radical right-wing vigilantism.

As Trump Threatens Secret Police Deployment Nationwide, Democrats Debate Expanding Surveillance Powers and New Money for DHS The Intercept

A new Trump campaign ad depicting a police officer being attacked by protesters is actually a 2014 photo of protests in Ukraine Business Insider

Labor

Labor Joins Black Lives Matter In Coast To Coast Action Against Systemic Racism, Police Brutality And Economic Inequality LaborPress

Telework mostly benefits white, affluent Americans – and offers few climate benefits The Conversation

A Black woman faces prison for a voting mistake. Prosecutors just doubled the charges Guardian

Coronavirus

America’s 3 Largest Coronavirus Prison Outbreaks, Located In Texas, Have Infected Over 2,100 Inmates Newsweek

Random testing in Indiana shows COVID-19 is 6 times deadlier than flu, and 2.8% of the state has been infected The Conversation

U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Could Be Cut 67 Percent With ‘Universal Mask Usage,’ Study Finds Newsweek

I’m from Wuhan. I got covid-19 — after traveling to Florida. Washington Post

Detroit nursing home employees walk out over pay, working conditions Detroit News

Indigenous Peoples

Protests Held at Cherokee Nation Over Proposed Deal with Oklahoma AG Native News Online

Capitalist crisis

The ‘Rocket Ship’ Economic Recovery Is Crashing NYTimes

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

New Congressional Stimulus Would Provide National Tip Jar For All Americans Making Under $40,000 The Onion

China

China Says US Has Ordered It To Close Houston Consulate In What It Calls A Provocation That Violates International Law AP

Cuba

In black and white Granma

A relentless struggle must be waged, on the economic, social and cultural planes, against racism that persists, despite the immense efforts of the Revolution

The Mercenary Who Botched a Maduro Coup Is Lying Low in Florida Businessweek


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