Friday’s news links – Oct. 16, 2020

Trump Appears to Admit Extrajudicial Killing of Michael Reinoehl Was Planned Truthout

Jacob Blake Is My Nephew. My Family Is Suffering. NYTimes

Police violence takes a largely invisible toll on Black families.

Media Again Falsely Claim That Joe Biden’s Intervention In Ukraine Was Innocent MoA

Thomas Sankara : “We Want to Be the Heirs of All the Revolutions in the World”

Photo: Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidimt’en Territory/ Facebook

Indigenous Peoples

Members of Wet’suwet’en tribe occupy pipeline drillsite in Canada as protests reignite Peoples Dispatch

Coronavirus

Competing with Nature: COVID-19 as a Capitalist Virus Spectre Journal

Remdesivir, the only antiviral authorized for COVID-19 in US, does not improve chances of survival, a massive WHO study found Business Insider

Act now, wait for perfect evidence later, says ‘high priestess’ of U.K. COVID-19 masking campaign Science

Efficacy of face masks, neck gaiters and face shields for reducing the expulsion of simulated cough-generated aerosols medRxiv

When Covid-19 rules are flouted by ultra-Orthodox Jews, it isn’t anti-Semitism to call it out NBC

The noble lie about masks and coronavirus should never have been told The Week

Inside the Fall of the CDC ProPublica

Jobless

Jobless claims: only one week’s data, but cause for significant concern Angry Bear

Jobless claims: only one week’s data, but cause for significant concern   Today marked the biggest increase in new jobless claims in two months, and one of the two biggest increases since May, while the slightly lagging continuing claims continued to decline.

Exclusive: America’s true unemployment rate Felix Salmon, Axios

A person who is looking for a full-time job that pays a living wage — but who can’t find one — is unemployed. If you accept that definition, the true unemployment rate in the U.S. is a stunning 26.1%

‘So Hard To Prove You Exist’: Flawed Fraud Protections Deny Unemployment To Millions NPR

China

Xi Jinping: “We Must Prepare for War Internationalist 360°

Anti-Chinese racism sets stage for New McCarthyism Monthly Review

Bolivia

Bolivian coup officials and supporters stalk international election observers, launch violent incitement campaign Grayzone

A Biden Presidency Could End The U.S. Oil Boom Dan Doyle, OilPrice.com

Dan Doyle is president of Reliance Well Services, a hydraulic fracturing company based in Pennsylvania.

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