Tuesday’s news links – Sept. 15, 2020

U.S. court allows Trump to phase out immigrant humanitarian protections Reuters

Thousands of immigrants in Texas could be forced to leave the country following court decision on protected status Texas Tribune

Trump Health Aide Falsely Alleges Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt NYTimes

Eviction filings by big landlords surged after Trump issued ban Los Angeles Daily News

Im/migrants & refugees

‘Like an Experimental Concentration Camp’: Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center Law & Crime

West Coast fires

“These Are Climate Fires”: Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call Democracy Now

For Prisoners in the West, the Virus and the Wildfires Are Colliding Threats NYTimes

Graduate Employees at University of Michigan Strike over COVID, Police Labor Notes

Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say Washington Post

Citigroup, Closely Tied to the Clintons, Had a Senior V.P. Outed as a QAnon Promoter, a Conspiracy Group that Reviles the Clintons Wall Street on Parade

Smithfield Foods of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a meatpacking plant, is the largest hotspot for COVID-19 in the U.S.


Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open ProPublica

New NYPD press officer co-wrote The Intercept Russiagate story that landed source in prison Grayzone

How Karl Marx Understood Slavery Tribune

Trump 2020

Trump Administration Shocks Oil Industry With Biofuel Waiver Decision OilPrice

The corn industry, on the other hand, argues that the federal government is in Big Oil’s pocket, and that it doesn’t take seriously enough the biofuel industry. The push-pull between the oil lobby and the corn lobby has created a massive political divide that is evident election after election.

How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled NPR


Remembering Canada’s support for the right-wing coup in Chile rabble.ca

U.S. commander: Intel still hasn’t established Russia paid Taliban ‘bounties’ to kill U.S. troops NBC News

“It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me,” Gen. Frank McKenzie told NBC News. McKenzie oversees U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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