Tuesday’s news links – Aug. 18, 2020

Online School Doesn’t Work When You Can’t Get Online The Atlantic

Virginia Sen. L. Louise Lucas, others charged with felonies over Portsmouth Confederate monument protest Washington Post

The NYPD Is Withholding Evidence From Investigations Into Police Abuse ProPublica

Don’t just look at covid-19 fatality rates. Look at people who survive — but don’t entirely recover. Washington Post

‘Con Air’ Is Spreading COVID-19 All Over the Federal Prison System  Marshall Project


Half-million California homes, businesses could lose power AP

New rolling blackouts could hit millions in California tonight; Newsom calls crisis ‘unacceptable’ LA Times

‘Insanely hot’: Death Valley records world temperature record Al Jazeera

Indigenous Peoples

The Empire of All Maladies Nick Estes

Colonial contagions and Indigenous resistance

Trump To Open Alaska Arctic Refuge To Oil Drilling For First Time OilPrice

Confederate statue artist from Sarasota hopes to work on Trump’s Garden of Heroes Herald Tribune

Refinery Closures Continue Amid Oil Demand Slump OilPrice


Following protests across the globe, Israel releases BDS activist Mahmoud Nawajaa Peoples Dispatch

NASA official may face criminal investigation for contact with Boeing  Ars Technica

Jacob Bergdahl – Why jK8v!ge4D isn’t a good password

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