Thursday’s news links – Aug. 13, 2020

Mail sorting equipment being “removed” from post offices, leaving mail to “pile up”: union leader Salon

‘Just Comes Right Out and Says It’: Trump Declares Postal Service Can’t Handle Mail-In Voting Because He’s Blocking Funding Common Dreams

Activist Voices Missing From Corporate Coverage of Uprisings FAIR

On Right-Wing Violence in Texas, Media’s Silence Sends Message FAIR

Executive order Trump claimed would prevent evictions ‘does nothing’ to protect tenants, say housing groups Independent

Grocery workers say morale has hit bottom: ‘They don’t even treat us like humans anymore’ Washington Post

Principals and Teachers Call on de Blasio to Delay the Start of In-Person School Chalkbeat

Florida governor compares reopening schools during covid-19 to U.S. military raid that killed Osama bin Laden Washington Post

Coronavirus

COVID-19 is hitting tipped workers hard The Conversation

Stop Trying To Make ‘Herd Immunity’ Happen: Sweden’s Attempt At Covid-19 Herd Immunity Failed Misha Gajewski

New York Is Only U.S. State Not Releasing Child Coronavirus Data NY Patch

‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air NYTimes

COVID-19 Could Increase Risk of Memory Loss. Here’s What We Know Science Alert

Exxon Mobil to stop contributing to its employee 401k plans Houston Chronicle

Bolivia

The Fight To Save Bolivia’s Lithium Kawsachun News

The privatization of Bolivia’s lithium since the coup, and how people are fighting back.

Summary executions and widespread repression under Bolivia’s interim government reports rights advocates from Harvard and University Network for Human Rights Human [email protected] Law

Kamala Harris is the choice Joe Biden needed to win over Silicon Valley Recode

No, Americans Aren’t Suddenly Flying Again, Despite What the Media Said Today to Boost Stocks of Airlines and Boeing Wolf Street

Diseased Chicken for Dinner? The USDA Is Considering It Bloomberg


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