Wednesday’s news links – Sept. 2, 2020

Gathering at the site where Jacob Blake was shot by the police, Sept. 1.

In a rebuke of Trump’s Kenosha visit, hundreds gather at the corner where Jacob Blake was shot. NYTimes

Trump, Unbound David Leonhardt

Justice Department investigating protest leaders, funding in Portland and other cities USA Today

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Touts ‘Citizen Soldiers’ To ‘Overwhelm Rioters’ HuffPost

The right wing defense of Kyle Rittenhouse is based on misinfo Matt Binder

Portland Police Officer Seen Repeatedly Punching Protester as Riot Declared Newsweek

Indigenous Peoples

Shinnecock Indian Nation Demands Burial Site Protections At Southampton Rally NPR

Im/migrants and refugees

ICE arrests 2, 000 immigrants in largest sweep of the pandemic CBS News

Amazon is explicitly recruiting union-busting internal spies now Input

Trump administration announces nationwide eviction moratorium through end of the year USA Today

Now in Government Food Aid Boxes: A Letter From Donald Trump ProPublica

Social Security

Social Security could come to a screeching halt CNN

Trump On Social Security In His 2000 Book: A Ponzi Scheme We Must Privatize Buzzfeed

McDonald’s Sued by Black Ex-Franchise Owners for Racial Discrimination Wall Street Journal

Activists sour on Oatly vegan milk after stake sold to Trump-linked Blackstone Guardian

LA Metro Is Exploring How To Become A Free Transit System As Soon As 2021 LAist

Iran-Venezuela

US government seizes control of websites allegedly involved in Iran-Venezuela oil deal Al-Monitor

Palestine

Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel Peoples Dispatch

On Monday, August 31, the Palestinian resistance group Hamas announced that it had reached a ceasefire with Israel that would end the recent hostilities in Gaza. Since August 6, Israel had been continuously attacking Gaza. It had bombed the region from the air, shelled it with tanks, and attacked Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast.

Philippines

Filipino activists reiterate demands for protection from political murders Peoples Dispatch

Trump Denies Having a ‘Series of Mini-Strokes’ Political Wire

More interesting is that no one has actually reported that Trump had a series of mini-strokes.

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