Monday’s news links – Aug. 10, 2020

With latest executive orders, Trump gets approval from his golf club crowd Politico

Ferguson Police Beat and Pepper-Spray Protesters Commemorating Sixth Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death

Portland police arrest a hate crime survivor and Wall of Moms organizer in crackdown

Portland officials declare riot, force protesters away from burning police union office TheHill

Trump says it would be a ‘good idea’ to have his face carved into Mount Rushmore Independent

Capitalist crisis

One-Third of American Renters Expected to Miss Their August Payment Bloomberg

Indigenous Peoples

What You Need To Know About The Six Nations Blockades HuffPost

Coronavirus

COVID-19 survivors face lifetime of disability Macrobusiness

Nursing Home Magnate Cozied Up To Trump As Deaths Rose In His Facilities Intercept

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm AP

Venezuela

The AFL-CIO Aided US Interference in Venezuela, Report Shows Orinoco Tribune

Lebanon

Who profits from the Beirut blast? Asia Times.Pepe Escobar

China

Trump’s TikTok Tantrum Is No Joke scheerpost.com

China passes US as world’s top researcher, showing its R&D might Nikkei Asian Review

Iran’s Pact With China Is Bad News for the West Foreign Policy

US, India in a tentative anti-China embrace Asia Times

Ecological disaster as Japanese carrier spills 1,000 tonnes of crude oil on pristine beaches of Mauritius – as country’s leader warns cracks in the ship are growing and they fear it could break in half Daily Mail

Silicon Valley’s open offices are probably over, thanks to the coronavirus — but they were always bad for employees anyway Business Insider

5.1 magnitude earthquake felt in Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia TheHill

How Socialists Invented the Summer Holiday Tribune


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