Friday’s news links – Aug. 21, 2020

National Reparations Day celebrated in NYC Amsterdam News

White House formally declaring teachers essential workers CNN

Trump administration brands educators “critical infrastructure workers” to force schools to open.

Mail sorting machine in a dumpster at a California facility.

Postal service

‘Complete Bombshell’: Former Top USPS Official Reveals ‘Disturbing’ New Details of DeJoy Selection and Mnuchin Sabotage of Mail Service Common Dreams

USPS Headquarters Tells Managers Not to Reconnect Mail Sorting Machines, Emails Show Vice

Postmaster general eyes aggressive changes at Postal Service after election Washington Post

USPS Policy: JP Morgan Chase in Talks with USPS to Provide Banking Services in U,S, Post Offices Capitol Forum

Man says he bought New Hampshire postal sorting machine in auction, but wasn’t allowed to take it WCVB

PICTURED: Steve Bannon relaxing on fugitive Chinese billionaire’s 150-foot superyacht Lady May hours before his arrest for ‘ripping off hundreds of thousands of donors in We Build the Wall fundraiser scam’ Daily Mail

How Dairy Monopolies Keep Milk Off the Shelves INET

The Fortune Global 500 is now more Chinese than American Fortune

Economists foresee an unemployment “tsunami” coming Axios

Biden

Biden Campaign Attacks Palestinian American Activist Linda Sarsour over Israel Boycott Democracy Now

Nina Turner on Harris as VP: ‘Salute the history’ but ‘Wall Street has the ticket they want’  The Hill

A Marxist theory of inflation Michael Roberts

California

‘My God, we’ve got nobody’: Strained firefighters struggle to stop Bay Area wildfires Mercury-News

Wildfire Smoke Shrouds the U.S. West Earth Observatory

Coronavirus

Cloth masks do protect the wearer – breathing in less coronavirus means you get less sick The Conversation

Study adds to evidence that cells in the nose are key entry point for SARS CoV-2 Science Daily

Progress report on the coronavirus pandemic Nature

Hospitals still suing patients in coronavirus hotspots Axios

Bolivia

Will There Ever be Elections Again in Bolivia? Counterpunch

Colombia

The tragic assassination of Colombia’s sports hero Patrón, lover of football and his Afro-Colombian community Vijay Prashad and Zoe PC

Iran

Pompeo triggers start of Iran sanctions ‘snapback’ at UN Barron’s

‘This is different’: Protests in Minsk and pogroms in Paris

A Rush is On to Mine the Seabed, But the Effects are Unknown The Maritime Executive

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