Wednesday’s news links – Aug. 26, 2020

Jacob Blake

Kenosha, Wis.

Graphic Video Shows ‘Young White Man’ Shooting People At Jacob Blake Protest In Kenosha, Wisconsin NewsOne

Two Killed in Kenosha After Armed Men Arrive Saying They’re “Protecting” Local Shops Slate

Jacob Blake’s Father Says His Son Is Paralyzed Below Waist After Being Shot From Behind by Kenosha Police Common Dreams

Jacob Blake Protesters Clash With National Guard Outside Kenosha Courthouse Newsweek

National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression Calls for Justice for Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI

Kenosha P.D. Was Already Awash With Corruption, Brutality and Cover-Ups Before Blake Shooting Daily Beast

After Biden Says “Most Cops Are Good,” Cops Keep Shooting People in the Back Slate

New Footage Shows Phoenix Police Mocking Muslim Man’s Faith as They Kneel on Neck, Killing Him The Root

A Black Professor Asked by Police to Prove She Belonged on Campus Talks About the ‘Surreal’ Experience of Racism in Higher Ed Spaces The Root

Why police unions are not part of the American labor movement The Conversation

Postal Workers Union Organizes Nationwide Rallies Pressuring Congress to #SaveThePostOffice Common Dreams

Border wall

Border Wall Construction Set to Begin Near Historic Cemeteries in South Texas The Intercept


Yes, climate change is almost certainly fueling California’s massive fires MIT Technology Review

US Media Can’t Think How to Fight Fires Without $1-an-Hour Prison Labor FAIR

Back to school

The University of Alabama reports 566 coronavirus cases after just a week of classes Mic

America’s Terrible Internet Is Making Quarantine Worse The Atlantic

Terminating payroll tax could end Social Security benefits in 2023, chief actuary warns NBC

‘I am beside myself’: millions in the US face evictions amid looming crisis Guardian


The China Syndrome Part I: Outbreak Quillette

Many people claim that China lied about the outbreak of Wuhan and is responsible for the human and economic damages caused by the pandemic, but is this view actually supported by the evidence? (Spoiler: not really.)

Trump’s Secret War Plan for the South China Sea NEO

China Says U.S. Spy Plane Entered a No-Fly Zone WSJ

How the shadow of slavery still hangs over global finance The Conversation

Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works Sheerpost

Columbia Journalism Review Publishes Detailed Expose on Gates Foundation Buys Influence With Journalists

The Back And Forth About Navalny’s ‘Poisoning’ Moon of Alabama.

If Putin poisoned Navalny, why on earth was Navalny allowed to leave Russia to be treated in a German hospital?

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