Thursday’s news links – Sept. 17, 2020

So That Everyone Knows: From Jim Crow To Josef Mengele Common Dreams

The fallout continues from the gruesome revelations of Black nurse and whistleblower Dawn Wooten on forced sterilizations and “jarring medical neglect” of women held in a Georgia ICE detention center – where “only God is taking care of us here” – and other for-profit, LaSalle-owned “experimental concentration camps.”

Mortality Rates From COVID-19 Are Lower In Unionized Nursing Homes Health Affairs

CDC director suggests face masks offer more COVID-19 protection than vaccine would Axios

Leaked FEMA Memo Reveals 17 Percent Jump in U.S. COVID Deaths Last Week Daily Beast

Up Is Down — Pharmaceutical Industry Caution vs. Federal Acceleration of Covid-19 Vaccine Approval New England Journal of Medicine

AZUSA, CALIF. The Ranch 2 Fire burned more than 4,200 acres, part of the worst wildfire season in California history.


How Climate Migration Will Reshape America. Millions will be displaced. Where will they go? ProPublica – also at NY Times Magazine

The True Facts About the Oregon Fires, With a Video Proving It Counterpunch

A Wall of Smoke on the U.S. West Coast NOAA Earth Observatory

Black Lives Matter

Defund the Louisville Police by $12 Million Slate

The police won’t have to pay a dime of the historic settlement to Breonna Taylor’s family.

Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence NYTimes

Attorney General William P. Barr was also said to have asked prosecutors to explore whether to bring charges against the mayor of Seattle for allowing a police-free protest zone.

Military Police Leaders Weighed Deploying ‘Heat Ray’ Against D.C. Protesters NPR

The Active Denial System acts like a giant microwave targeted against human beings, heating up skin to a blistering degree.

Federal officials stockpiled munitions, sought ‘heat ray’ device before clearing Lafayette Square, whistleblower says Washington Post

Report: In Wake of George Floyd’s Killing, 115 Protesters Shot in the Head

Lancaster Is Latest City to Protest a Police Shooting Death ColorLines

A Doctor Went Viral For Saying His Daughter Was Attacked By BLM. She Wasn’t. Buzzfeed

Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire Business Insider

Former Model Amy Dorris Says Donald Trump ‘Shoved Tongue Down Her Throat’ at 1997 U.S. Open Daily Beast

Julian Assange

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 11 Craig Murray

As British judge made rulings against Julian Assange, her husband was involved with right-wing lobby group briefing against WikiLeaks founder Declassifed UK

DeJoy’s Postal Service policies delayed 7% of nation’s first-class mail, Senate report says Seattle Times

Capitalist crisis

Trump hails ‘manufacturing miracle’ as factories bleed jobs Politico

Almost 60 percent of business closures are now permanent, new Yelp data shows NBC

America’s Eviction Epidemic NYRB

The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90%—And That’s Made the U.S. Less Secure Nick Hanauer and David M. Rolf, Time

How Were 46 Million People Trapped by Student Debt? The History of an Unfulfilled Promise Counterpunch

Germany Offered U.S. $1.2B To Save Nord Stream 2

Burial blues for ‘Radical Jack’ Lieberman Tallahassee Democrat

Iran, Venezuela

Colombia, Venezuela

Pompeo’s Visit to Colombia to Coincide with Joint Military Exercises Resumen

Workers Call Rallies Against Police Brutality in Colombia teleSUR


THE ANGRY ARAB: The Franco-American Designs on Lebanon Consortium News

JK Rowling’s Toxic New Novel Perpetuates the Transphobia of Slasher Films Observer

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