Sunday’s news links – Aug. 2, 2020

The Unemployment Crisis Is a True National Emergency The Intercept

Protests Planned in St. Louis, Mo. After New Prosecutor Says He Won’t Make Criminal Charges in Police Killing of Michael Brown The Root

US: Families of Police Brutality Victims March in New York City teleSUR

No More Deaths medical station raided with massive show of force by Border Patrol in Arivaca, Arizona CENSORED NEWS

Indigenous Peoples

Trump Administration Appeals Court Decision That Favored Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Mashpee Enterprise

Coronavirus

Pandemic’s weight falls on Hispanics and Native Americans, as deaths pass 150,000 Washington Post

Coronavirus pandemic causes another health concern — closed public restrooms Washington Post

Majority Of Americans Wear A Mask In Public

We Need to Talk About Ventilation The Atlantic

Strikingly, in one database of more than 1,200 super-spreader events, just one incident is classified as outdoor transmission, where a single person was infected outdoors by their jogging partner, and only 39 are classified as outdoor/indoor events, which doesn’t mean that being outdoors played a role, but it couldn’t be ruled out. The rest were all indoor events, and many involved dozens or hundreds of people at once. Other research points to the same result: Super-spreader events occur overwhelmingly in indoor environments where there are a lot of people.

COVID-19 Data Dives: Why Arguments Against SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol Transmission Don’t Hold Water MedScape

Rush To Produce, Sell Vaccine Put Kids In Philippines At Risk NPR

Smash white supremacy

Urban planning as a tool of white supremacy – the other lesson from Minneapolis The Conversation

Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning, laying the groundwork for today’s health disparities The Conversation

Abolish police

Burns, bloody wounds, broken bones: Injuries mount at Portland protests Oregon Live

Mask Off: LA Sheriff’s Department Parties in Hollywood KNOCK.LA

US sheriffs rebel against state mask orders even as Covid-19 spreads Guardian

Amazon says police demands for customer data have gone up Tech Crunch

Cuba

Lula and other international personalities join call to give Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban doctors Peoples Dispatch

Palestine

At 3am on Thursday in Ramallah, Israeli forces stormed the home of Mahmoud Nawajaa Jewish Voice for Peace

‘I want Battir to go to hell’: Settlers move in on Palestinian World Heritage site +972 Magazine

Palestinians in the West Bank agricultural village of Battir are encountering armed Israeli settlers trying to push them off their land.

China

TikTok – How The White House Helped U.S. Investors To Raid A Chinese Company Moon of Alabama

This is purely a raid against a Chinese company to rob it of a successful part of its business. This raid was carried out by U.S. investors with intensive help from the U.S. government.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $36 million in outside income last year, new disclosures show Washington Post

Media’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Debate Obscures Direct Threats to First Amendment FAIR


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