An inmate firefighter pauses during a firing operation in California in 2018.
‘They Have Nowhere To Run’: Inmate Families, Advocates Push for Prisoner Release as California Wildfires Engulf State Common Dreams
Northern California ‘drastically short’ of firefighters while an onslaught of blazes rages SF Chronicle
In just a week, wildfires burn 1 million acres in California AP
Farm Bankruptcies And Tainted Wells In The Dairy State Capital & Main
How “Defund the Police” was Blocked in Minneapolis Counterpunch
Portland police allow Proud Boys and antifascists to spar with guns in the crowd Washington Post
How U.S. Policy Turned the Sonoran Desert Into a Graveyard for Migrants NYTimes
Tennessee to Strip Right to Vote from Protesters Common Dreams
‘Brutally Killed’: Outrage Grows Over Police Killing of Trayford Pellerin as He Walked Away Daily Beast
Video footage shows police firing more than 10 rounds at the 31-year-old Black man as he was walking away.
Donald Trump’s sister says he has ‘no principles’ and ‘you can’t trust him’ Daily Mail Online
Washington Postal Workers Defy USPS Orders And Reinstall Mail Sorting Machines Forbes
Mnuchin Paved Way for Postal Service Shake-Up NYT
Only Medicare For All Can Beat Covid Counterpunch
US Sanctions Starve Syria Grayzone
‘A choice between bread and masks’: Syrians face calamity as Trump’s new sanctions combine with surging coronavirus Independent
No to the Embargo Against the People of Mali Internationalist 360°
As Western nations close doors to Huawei, Chinese telecoms giant finds warm welcome in Africa SCMP
Huawei’s deep roots put Africa beyond reach of US crackdown Nikkei
Poverty elimination in China: achievements, experiences and challenges Beijing Review
China reduced its poverty rate (US $3.2 per capita/day) from 99.7% in 1978 to 4.7% in 2018, but inequality has increased
Along with economic growth, the government mobilized its institutional mechanisms and people towards eliminating absolute poverty by 2020, but Gini index rose from 0.28 (1980s) to 0.41 (2015)
Anatomy of a Photograph: Authoritarianism in America The Atlantic
When the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shows up at a peaceful protest in battle fatigues, it’s time to pay attention.
RAY McGOVERN: Catapulting Russian-Meddling Propaganda Consortium News
Solar Panels Are Starting to Die, Leaving Behind Toxic Trash Wired
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