Thursday’s news links – Aug. 20, 2020

Videos: California Wildfires Rage Across State, Tens of Thousands Forced to Evacuate Sputnik

California severely short on firefighting crews after COVID-19 lockdown at prison camps SacBee

Wildfires spreading through Native American lands in California Censored News

Postal Service

Mail-order chicks are arriving dead, costing Maine farmers thousands of dollars Press Herald

A Maine farmer went to pick up 800 baby chicks from the U.S. Postal Service. They were all dead. The USPS has been delivering chicks since 1918, but now…

‘DeJoy Should Still Be Fired,’ Says Progressive Caucus Co-Chair as Postmaster General Vows to Suspend—But Not Undo—USPS Sabotage Common Dreams

Milwaukee-Area Letter Carriers Are Refusing to Go Along with Mail Delays Labor Notes

Coronavirus

Young people are primary coronavirus spreaders, WHO warns NationOfChange

NYC Teachers Prepared To Strike If Schools Aren’t Safe To Reopen, Union Head Says Gothamist

Nearly 40% of cash-strapped Americans can’t last a month on savings CNBC

The Untold Story of the Black Marines Charged With Mutiny at Sea NYTimes

Trump floated swapping Puerto Rico for Greenland because ‘the people were poor’ and ‘dirty’ in Puerto Rico, according to former DHS chief of staff Business Insider

Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous American and the Pandemic Era Internationalist 360°

Iran

Iran sanctions: Trump threatens to unilaterally reimpose UN measures Guardian

China

Anti-China Hysteria Drives Record 2021 U.S. Defense Spending Progressive International

Why China Isn’t Capitalist (Despite the Pink Ferraris) Richard Smith

There’s no private property in China. Mao abolished private property in 1956 and it’s never been restored

Climate change

California Reveals That the Transition to Renewable Energy Isn’t So Simple Slate

Honey better treatment for coughs and colds than antibiotics, study claims Guardian

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