Tuesday’s news links – Aug. 11, 2020

The Police Force Stampede in Portland on August 8, 2020 Counterpunch

Coronavirus

Masks Do More Than Protect Others During COVID-19: Reducing the Inoculum of SARS-CoV-2 to Protect the Wearer Springer

Racism’s Hidden Toll NYTimes

In America, how long you live depends on the color of your skin.

San Francisco becomes first county in the nation to offer free calls to jail inmates Politico

Indigenous Peoples

What Is the U.S.-Mexico Border to Indigenous Peoples Who Have Lived There? Yes! Magazine

Charges Pending Against Three in Columbus Statue Toppling at Minnesota Capitol Native News Online

Capitalist crisis

A National Lockdown Could Be The Economy’s Best Hope, Says Minneapolis Fed President NPR

Is Trump destroying Social Security and Medicare by accident — or on purpose? Salon

Bolivia’s police arrested 60 rural workers in Samaipata, Santa Cruz, for protesting in favor of democratic elections. There are reports that pro-regime extremist groups assaulted many of them as well. Photo: Kawsachun News

Bolivia

Tensions rise in Bolivia as far-right groups mobilize against national strike Peoples Dispatch

These Executive Orders Make No Sense Benjamin Studebaker

Army secretary: Fort Hood has high rates of murder, assault ABC News

New Report Reveals US Special Forces Active in 22 African Countries MPN

A company of thieves run by Washington to steal Syrian oil

Why deforestation and extinctions make pandemics more likely Nature

The Internationalist Lenin. Self-determination and anti-colonialism. Vijay Prashad, Monthly Review


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