Sunday’s news links – Aug. 30, 2020

Exposing Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral as ‘Wage Theft,’ Treasury Signals Millions of Workers Will Earn Less in 2021 Under Plan Common Dreams

Need proof changes at the USPS are slowing down the mail? Angry Bear

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence Smithsonian

Anti-black racism has terrorized African Americans throughout the nation’s history, regardless of where in the country they lived

Indigenous Peoples

Judge denies Kumeyaay band request to halt border wall construction San Diego Union-Tribune

Coronavirus

Wearing a mask doesn’t reduce your oxygen levels, and 6 other mask myths you should stop believing now Business Insider

Abolish police

Black Lives Matter: US teen billed for police overtime after protest BBC

White Vigilantes Have Always Had A Friend In Police HuffPost

New data shows that far-right vigilantes, often with support from cops, have threatened protesters nearly 500 times since police killed George Floyd.

Trump fans filmed driving through crowds and macing demonstrators Yahoo

Trump Is Heading to Kenosha Newser

1,000 MA National Guard Members Activated, No Reason Given Patch

Amid fears that Trump might not leave office, two lawmakers press for Pentagon assurances on the election Washington Post

New York City

End of MTA Taxi Service Leaves Overnight Commuters Waiting The City

Cuba

Real life member of the Cuban Five responds to Netflix film “The Wasp Network” Grayzone

Capitalist crisis

Lord & Taylor is closing all of its stores after 194 years in business CNN

MGM Resorts lays off 18,000 previously furloughed employees CNBC

A Direct Legacy of Slavery, Domestic Worker Exploitation Is On the Rise In the U.S. In These Times

China

China’s rise: why US advocacy for confrontation leaves Asia cold South China Morning Post

Jacobin Magazine Praises CIA-Backed Union Solidarity for Helping Overthrow Poland’s Socialist Gov’t Orinoco Tribune

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