Monday’s news links – Sept. 21, 2020

America Is Lagging Behind the World in Protecting Meat Workers Bloomberg

Leak reveals $2tn of possibly corrupt US financial activity Guardian

Among those named in reports is Paul Manafort, former political strategist for Donald Trump

Neo-Confederate group members yell ‘white power’ during pro-Trump parade through college campus TheHill

Handcuffed in a Speed Trap: The Indelible Taste of Hate Daily Beast

He never actually said the word “Jew.” I’m not sure if he meant his spit to land on my face when he leaned in and over-pronounced my last name: Blumen-FELD. I got it when he expressed disdain for “how your people live in New York City” and explained that “our people do things differently.”

Supreme? Court

Socialists Have Long Fought to Disempower the Supreme Court. That’s More Urgent Than Ever Now. Jacobin

Trump Says He Is ‘Counting on the Federal Court System’ to Declare Winner on Election Night—Before Many Ballots Are Tallied Common Dreams

#COVID-19

Woman spread coronavirus to 15 people on international flight NY Post

New CDC study highlights threat of coronavirus spread on lengthy flights Daily News

Fighting the COVID Infodemic Project Syndicate

America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral The Atlantic

Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they’re young Science

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz transits the Strait of Hormuz as the flagship of US Carrier Strike Group, Sept 18, 2020. Photo: U.S. Navy

Iran

Pompeo threatens to light the fuse in Persian Gulf Indian Punchline

The US Fifth Fleet announced on September 18 that a Carrier Strike Group comprising USS Nimitz passed through the Strait of Hormuz with the guided-missile cruisers USS Princeton and USS Philippine Sea and guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett. After a gap of some ten months, a US aircraft carrier is being deployed to the Persian Gulf.

China

Sinophobia Inc: Understanding the Anti-China Industrial Complex Qiao Collective

TikTok

Climate change

What the Photos of Wildfires and Smoke Don’t Show You ProPublica

Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead. MIT Technology Review

Triple Crisis in the Anthropocene Ocean. Part Two: Running Low on Oxygen Climate & Capitalism

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