Tuesday’s news links – Sept. 29, 2020

Breonna Taylor’s family and the lawyer Ben Crump, right.

After a member of the Breonna Taylor grand jury complained its proceedings had been misrepresented, officials planned to release deliberation tapes. NYTimes

A juror in the case contended that the Kentucky attorney general misrepresented the grand jury’s deliberations and failed to offer the panel the option of indicting the two officers who fatally shot the young woman

Kentucky State Police Report Contradicts AG’s Claim That Kenneth Walker Shot An Officer Blavity

Texas Cop Says Officers Were Rewarded With Gift Cards For Using Force Against Civilians Blavity

Alabama town removes statue of Confederate soldier in the middle of the night Independent

They Protested at a Police Station. They’re Charged With Trying to Kidnap Cops. Daily Beast

Proud Boys Rally Fizzled but Portland’s Cops Went on the Attack Intercept

Indigenous Peoples

Why New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt Is Echoing in 2020 Protests NYTimes

Indigenous groups in the Southwest are imbuing their activism this year with commemorations of the 340-year-old Pueblo Revolt, one of Spain’s bloodiest defeats in its colonial empire.

Coronavirus

For Some Near the Cross Bronx Expressway, COVID-19 is an Environmental Justice Issue, Too The City

New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas ProPublica

Global coronavirus death toll passes 1 million TheHill

Global virus deaths have passed 1 million, more than the flu, malaria, cholera and measles combined have killed in the months since Covid-19 emerged.

New document reveals scope and structure of Operation Warp Speed and underscores vast military involvement Stat

When President Trump unveiled Operation Warp Speed in May, he declared that it was “unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project.” … Now, an organizational chart of the $10 billion initiative, obtained by STAT, reveals the fullest picture yet of Operation Warp Speed: a highly structured organization in which military personnel vastly outnumber civilian scientists.

Capitalist crisis

No Meat, No Milk, No Bread: Hunger Crisis Rocks Latin America Bloomberg

Facing Crappiest Recovery Ever, Airlines Demand New $25-Billion Bailout, for $50 Billion Total, after Having Burned $45 Billion on Share Buybacks Wolf Street

Get Rid of the Senate! Left Voice

Colombia

Police Brutality And US Imperialism In Colombia Countercurrents

Cuba, China

China and Cuba advocate for a future of closer ties Prensa Latina

Armenia & Azerbaijan

Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh raise international concerns Peoples Dispatch

Trump’s 2016 Campaign Listed Millions of Black Voters It Wanted to Stop From Voting, Leak Reveals Daily Beast

Trump Spent Billions On Failing Border Wall Company

Trump’s money problems were well known in the 1990s. Then came ‘The Apprentice.’ Washington Post

The Inside Story of How ‘The Apprentice’ Rescued Donald Trump Fortune

President Trump’s tax returns reveal how “Apprentice” fame gave him a $427 million lifeline and a myth that propelled him to the White House. NYTimes

Trump Has a Half Billion in Loans Coming Due. They May Be His Biggest Conflict of Interest Yet. Mother Jones

Canola Oil: How Canada Convinced Us All To Eat Engine Lubricant Truth Theory

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