Monday’s news links – Aug. 3, 2020

UPDATE: South Georgia prison on lockdown after riot Atlanta Journal-Constitution

From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists Science

The pandemic hasn’t hampered the health care industry Axios

The economy has been tanking. Coronavirus infections and deaths have been rising. And the health care industry is as rich as ever.

Food consumption trends point at real income decline before pandemic Peoples Dispatch

Cuba’s medical brigades in Africa embody a long tradition of solidarity Peoples Dispatch

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Environmental Network statement on Trump’s Keystone 1 Pipeline capacity increase Indian Country Today

Not “a nation of immigrants” The Red Nation

Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reads from her forthcoming book debunking the claim that the United States is “a nation of immigrants.”

Manhattan Beach was once home to Black beachgoers, but the city ran them out. Now it faces a reckoning Los Angeles Times

In Brooklyn, 100 UPS workers rallied to protest management’s harassment of a Black shop steward and efforts to divide the workforce along racial lines. Photo: Teamsters Local 804


Brooklyn Teamsters Protest UPS Harassment of Black Shop Stewards Labor Notes

Union Journalists At Pittsburgh Post-Gazette To Hold Strike Vote

Capitalist crisis

Rents Swoon in San Francisco, Other Expensive Cities, TX-OK Oil Patch Y/Y. But 23 Cities with Double-Digit Rent Increases Wolf Street

Lord & Taylor, Oldest U.S. Department Store, Files For Bankruptcy NPR

Trump’s Millionaire Treasury Secretary Uses Debunked GOP Talking Point to Justify Slashing $600 Unemployment Boost Common Dreams


China’s small factory activity strengthened in July to highest level since January 2011 SCMP

Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal Reuters

TikTok Ban: For National Security or US Tech Companies?

Army Guard begins to reorganize force into eight divisions to prepare for possible fights with Russia and China Stars & Stripes

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