Tuesday’s news links – Oct. 13, 2020

Amazon workers in Germany strike on ‘Prime DayReuters

Workers Tried To Blow The Whistle On COVID Hazards. Then People Died. HuffPost

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples Day comes amid a reckoning over colonialism and calls for return of Native land The Conversation

Hundreds of schools still have racist mascots FiveThirtyEight

Voter suppression

California GOP accused of operating fake ‘official’ ballot drop boxes: ‘Appalling criminal conduct’ Alternet

Armed groups say they will show up to polling sites on Election Day, and experts are afraid it will intimidate voters Business Insider

The City Where Someone Was Bitten by a Police Dog Every 5 Days Marshall Project

Why K-9s in Indianapolis have attacked so many people

Eviction crisis

CDC Memo Gives Landlords Green Light To Resume Evictions Blavity

Coronavirus

Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills KHN

On the other side are many occupational safety experts, aerosol scientists, front-line health care workers and their unions, who are quick to note that the novel coronavirus is far deadlier than the flu ― and argue that the science suggests that high-quality, and costlier, N95 respirators should be required for routine COVID-19 patient care.

Hospitalizations increase in New York amid second COVID-19 spike NYPost

Grim new analyses spotlight just how hard US is failing in pandemic Ars Technica

Capitalist crisis

A prize auction Michael Roberts

This year’s ‘Nobel’ (actually the Riksbank) prize for economics went to Stanford University economists, Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson. … All this says a lot about what mainstream economics is for; namely to improve the profitability of capital and defend the market model. Any critic of those objectives is not going to be recognised as making a ‘contribution to society’.

China

White House moving forward on arms sales to Taiwan: Report Al Jazeera

Indonesia

Braving repression, thousands take to the streets in Indonesia against Omnibus Law Peoples Dispatch

Fake news hoax exposed: NY Times podcast star lied about joining ISIS Grayzone

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