Thursday’s news links – Aug. 27, 2020

Kenosha Police Chief Blames Protesters for Their Own Deaths, Defends Vigilante Groups Slate

A 17-Year-Old Aspiring Cop Has Been Charged With Murder In Kenosha Vice

‘Vigilante’ Shooter Was Thanked and Offered Water by Cops Before Incident TMZ

You Can Count on One Hand the Number of Days the U.S. Has Gone Without a Police Killing Since George Floyd Died The Root

Facebook takes down ‘call to arms’ event after two shot dead in Kenosha The Verge

‘Any patriots willing to take up arms and defend our city tonight from the evil thugs?’ asked the Facebook group

The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers Strike for Racial Justice Dave Zirin

The decision by the Bucks and Brewers to sit out their games is unprecedented.

NBA postpones all of tonight’s playoff games after Milwaukee boycott Axios

MLB Teams Boycott Games Following Jacob Blake Shooting HuffPost

RNC Gave Prime Time to Vigilantes. The Next Day a Gunman Shot BLM Protesters. Truthout

Fox News Urged to Fire Tucker Carlson for Defending Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Newsweek

Thank-you billboard features Wisconsin police officer who shot two men days apart Washington Post

The USA: Global Leader in Election Interference Abroad and Now at Home CounterPunch

Coronavirus

Drug cocktail touted by Trump to treat coronavirus increases chance of death by 27%, study shows Independent

Palestine

Israel bombs Gaza every day since UAE normalization announced Grayzone

Venezuela

Invading Venezuela to Keep the Presidency: Marco Rubio’s Recommendation to Trump Orinoco Tribune

China

Chinese military fires ‘aircraft-carrier killer’ missile into South China Sea in ‘warning to the United States’ SCMP

‘Polishing the gun’: China, U.S. tensions raise Taiwan conflict fears Reuters

US spy plane enters no-fly zone during Chinese live-fire naval drill SCMP

US National Security Council Official Confirms Collision Between American, Russian Forces in Syria Sputnik

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