Sunday’s news links – July 26, 2020

Vilma Espín was a leader in the Cuban revolution and in the women’s movement in Cuba. She was part of the July 26 Movement that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959.

Movement that changed the world began in Cuba July 26, 1953

New York July 26: U.S. Hands off Cuba! Celebrate the beginning of the Cuban Revolution!

Black Lives Matter

WNBA players walk off court during national anthem before season opener Guardian

Protests expand

Massive Protests in Portland Continue After Judge Denies State Request for Restraining Order Against Federal Agencies Common Dreams

Protests intensify across U.S.: Police in Portland and Seattle police declare riot Axios

Federal agents use tear gas to clear rowdy Portland protest AP

Veterans Form Human ‘Wall’ to Protect Portland Protesters from Police

Leaf-blower wars: How Portland protesters are fighting back against tear gas and forming ‘walls’ of veterans, lawyers, nurses

Louisville: Black Lives Matter Protesters Arrested After Blocking Street Courier Journal

Protesters clash with Seattle police in latest outcry over US feds AFP

As Black Lives Matter Protests Mounted, Federal Prisons Went on Lockdown—and Their Staffs Were Deployed to the Streets Solitary Watch

Homeland Security Justifies Invasion of Portland by Claiming Shields and Gas Masks are Weapons MPN

When John Lewis met Malcolm X in Kenya Richmond Free Press

Black land loss

Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery. The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It. ProPublica

The “worst problem you’ve never heard of” is the leading cause of Black land loss in this country. Over the years, it’s seen Black families stripped of hundreds of billions $$$ in land. It’s called “heirs’ property.”

The Eviction Ban Worked, but It’s Almost Over. Some Landlords Are Getting Ready. ProPublica

A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons Marshall Project


US puts record number of eyes in the skies off China coast in July SCMP

The US Has No Place in the South China Sea Dispute

While no U.S. officials are outright threatening military action, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee for Asia, says a clash with China in the region is on the horizon. “I would predict there will be a clash within the next three to six months,” Yoho told the Washington Examiner last week.

Chinese ‘Imperialism’ in Hong Kong Concerns US Media; Puerto Rican, Palestinian Colonies, Not So Much FAIR

‘Trump owes us an apology.’ Chinese scientist at the center of COVID-19 origin theories speaks out Science Magazine

Men seen forcing open backdoor of China’s Houston consulate after closure Reuters


The U.S.-Supported Coup in Bolivia Continues to Produce Repression and Tyranny, While Revealing How U.S. Media Propaganda Works The Intercept


‘Lawlessness Upon Lawlessness’: Iran Foreign Minister Condemns US for Dangerous Mid-Air Harassment of Civilian Plane Common Dreams

The undeclared war against Iran Responsible Statecraft

COVID-19: Time to Cancel Foreign Debt is Overdue Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

Sick of AI engines scraping your pics for facial recognition? Here’s a way to Fawkes them right up The Register

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