Friday’s news links – Sept. 11, 2020

Police shot Portland slaying suspect without warning or trying to arrest him first, witness says Washington Post

Amazon Raised Prices on Essentials Amid Pandemic, Watchdog Says Bloomberg

Dozens of Amazon’s own products have been reported as dangerous — melting, exploding or even bursting into flames. Many are still on the market CNN

Indigenous Peoples

Rio Tinto CEO resigns after destruction of 46,000-year-old sacred Indigenous site CNN

As the Arctic thaws, Indigenous Alaskans demand a voice in climate change research Science

The Hunger Strikers of Pine Prairie Protesting Indefinite Detention by ICE NYRB

Capitalist crisis

Unemployment Crisis Going in Wrong Direction: Week 25 of U.S. Labor Market Collapse Wolf Street

Lancet Study Finds U.S. Has, by Far, the World’s Most-Overpriced Medical Care

Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here’s why The Conversation

New York Schools: An Open Letter from MS88 Teachers

School Is Remote—Can I Get Leave to Stay Home with My Kid? Labor Notes

Trump Labor Board Upends Special Status of Union Stewards Labor Notes

Bidwell Bar Bridge, Oroville, Calif.

West Coast wildfires

What’s in Wildfire Smoke, and Whxy Is It So Bad for Your Lungs? Scientific American

Oregon governor issues emergency fire order; three prisons evacuated Portland Tribune

Oregon Police Beg Public to Stop Calling In False Reports Blaming Antifa for Wildfires The Intercept

Those Orange Western Skies and the Science of Light Wired

As Fires Rage, California Must Stop Building in Burn Zones City Watch

Majority of voters don’t see either Trump, Biden as mentally fit to be president: poll TheHill

NATO

Baltic States at the epicenter of military exercises Baltic Word

Colombia

Violent demonstrations in Colombia after death of man detained by police Washington Post

Mali

Mali seeks a transition to people’s power after coup Peoples Dispatch

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