Thursday’s news links – Oct. 15, 2020

Rochester AFL-CIO Calls for General Strike if Trump Steals Election Mike Elk

Videos show closed-door sessions of leading conservative activists: ‘Be not afraid of the accusations that you’re a voter suppressor’ Washington Post

Nearly 5.2 Million Americans Will Be Disenfranchised in 2020 Election Due to Felony Convictions: Study Common Dreams

Trump Picks Rudy Giuliani To Lead His Legal Challenges To Election TROF

Thousands of Mathematicians Join Boycott Against Police Collaboration Shadowproof

Sen. Lindsey Graham Jokes About ‘Good Old Days of Segregation’ at ACB Hearing Daily Beast


Michael Reinoehl

Activist suspected in Portland shooting was fired at 30 times by police, official says MSN


About 75,000 more Americans died from COVID-19 pandemic than reported in spring and summer, study finds USA Today

Survey finds Americans are more united than divided on wearing face masks MarketWatch

White House informally endorses letting pandemic spread unchecked ars technica

Sudden irreversible hearing loss post COVID-19 BMJ

France imposes curfews to beat back coronavirus Reuters

“Staggering” need: COVID-19 has led to rising levels in food insecurity across the U.S. CBS News

The Pandemic Has Benefited One Group Of People: Billionaires HuffPost

Indigenous Peoples

Terror in Nova Scotia: White Supremacists LAUNCH ATTACK on Mi’kmaw Fishermen Toronto Today

Van torched, lobsters destroyed as mob surrounds Mi’kmaw lobster pounds in Nova Scotia APTN

Call for investigation into border wall dispute Indian Country Today

Capitalist crisis

The Great American Oil & Gas Massacre: Bankruptcies Hit New Milestone as Bigger Companies Let Go

As Virus Spread, Reports of Trump Administration’s Private Briefings Fueled Sell-Off NYTimes

Military-industrial complex

Top 50 U.S. Think Tanks Receive Over $1B from Gov, Defense Contractors

US lets Indonesia’s Prabowo off the hook Asia Times


No, China Didn’t ‘Stall’ Critical Covid Information at Outbreak’s Start FAIR

The Lancet – China’s successful control of COVID-19

According to a July survey by the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of Americans believe that China has done a bad job dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is clearly not an opinion shared by WHO. In a press conference in September, Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, offered “deepest congratulations…to the front-line health workers in China and the population who worked together tirelessly to bring the disease to this very low level”.

U.S. Fails To Find Allies For Waging War On China Moon of Alabama

Dangers of Military Confrontation Between the United States and China Around Taiwan and in the South China Sea Ann Wright

In 2020, The Trump administration has dramatically increased the number of Freedom of Navigation missions.

US appoints Tibet coordinator amid tensions with China Al Jazeera

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