Thursday’s news links – Sept. 3, 2020

His Brother Called for Help after He Was Acting Strangely. Police Knelt on Him until He Was Brain Dead. The Appeal

Unarmed Black dad and 10-year-old son returning U-Haul truck are shot at by white couple AlterNet

Trump Used Stand-In for Kenosha Business Owner Who Refused Photo Op With Him Truthout

Donald Trump Almost Got Away With His Brazen Kenosha Store-Owner Switcheroo Vanity Fair

Bill Barr claimed Jacob Blake was ‘committing a felony and armed’ when he was shot in the back Daily Mail

Trump’s ‘Law and Order’ Message Not Resonating Political Wire

Louisiana Congressman Shamelessly Threatens To Shoot BLM Protesters At Peaceful Event: ‘I’d Drop Any 10 Of You’ Blavity

Rochester, N.Y.

Video shows police put hood over Black man, pressed him to pavement before asphyxiation death TheHill

Black Man’s Death in Police Custody Sparks Protest in Rochester, New York Newsweek

Trump’s New COVID Adviser Is Pushing Herd Immunity, Which Some Liken to Eugenics Truthout

Trump’s Eviction Moratorium Is Only a Stop-Gap Measure Slate

One thing the announcement kind of glossed over: This won’t cancel any evictions—only delay them.

Postal service

The Postal Service is fending off pressures before its regulator and federal courts, but it’s already suffered one setback. Government Executive

Mnuchin Denies Meddling in Postal Service to Help Trump Bloomberg

Baltimore postal facility sat on 68,000 pieces of election mail for 5 days ahead of primary, audit shows Baltimore Sun


Haiti: Massacre in Port-Au-Prince Leaves Over 20 People Dead Internationalist 360°


State Department imposes restrictions on Chinese diplomats in the U.S. Politico

The China Syndrome Part III: Wet Markets and BioLabs Quillette

The U.S. Is Determined to Make Julian Assange Pay for Exposing the Cruelty of Its War on Iraq NewsClick

Hamburg rally: EU-NATO hands off Belarus!

Novichok, Navalny, Nordstream, Nonsense Craig Murray

The Communist University for Toilers of the East (KUTV) Rossen Djagalov

The following account of the Moscow-based Communist University for Toilers of the East in Moscow (1921-1938) seeks to counter the prevailing tendency among scholars of the Global South to foreshorten the history of their subject. … Anti-colonial internationalism, however, predated the Bandung moment.

Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1968:

“A riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear?…it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquillity and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”

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