Wednesday’s news links – Oct. 21, 2020

Lawyers say they can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration NBC News

Coronavirus

World’s vaccine testing ground deems Chinese COVID candidate ‘the safest, most promising’ Fortune

Rural Infections Break Record for Fourth Week. Total of Rural Cases Breaks 1 Million. Daily Yonder

What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You NYTimes (original title was “Herd immunity? or Mass murder?”

A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.

Debunking the False Claim That COVID Death Counts Are Inflated Scientific American

Pandemic worsens NYC’s food crisis FOX5

We Shouldn’t Trust the FBI’s Narrative on the Gretchen Whitmer Kidnapping Scheme Jacobin

Exxon Mobil, after Trump’s fundraising remarks, says its CEO and Trump had no phone call CNBC

Exxon Mobil issued a clarification after President Trump claimed he could easily call on the oil company’s CEO for a large campaign donation at any time.

US billionaires saw their net worth rise by almost $1 trillion between March and October – Jeff Bezos remains the richest, a study says Business Insider

More than 100 million Americans are out of the labor force Axios

The 8th Wonder of The World The Verge. Trump and Walker’s Foxconn debacle.

Texas social workers can now turn away LGBTQ, disabled clients NBC

Indigenous Peoples

Tribes make new push to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline Indian Country Today

5 Alaska tribes protest groundwork for Tongass logging Indian Country Today

China

IMF Admits China Has Overtaken The US As The World’s Largest Economy; But Why Is The Media Silent? EurAsian Times

Chinese official says 60,000 vaccinated against COVID-19 without adverse reactions TheHill

China set to keep up 5% growth through 2035, Xi adviser says Nikkei Asia

Xi Jinping Demands More Focus on the ‘War to Resist American Aggression’ The Diplomat

China’s nightmare scenario of an ‘eastern Nato’ starts to take shape. Donald Trump isn’t the only reason South China Morning Post

‘Five Eyes’ Spy Alliance Trains Focus on Xi in Echo of Cold War Bloomberg

Bolivia

This is What Happened to Patricia Arce – Mayor Harassed by Fascist and Misogynist Mob in Bolivia’s 2019 Coup Orinoco Tribune

The Socialist Win in Bolivia and the New Era of Lithium Extraction The New Republic

China’s links with Morales figure in Bolivia coup Vijay Prashad from November 2019

Xi, Morales hold talks, agree to establish China-Bolivia strategic partnership Xinhua from June 2018

Colombia

Solidarity With Colombia’s Indigenous Minga And National Strike! AFGJ

Exclusive: Indonesia rejected U.S. request to host spy planes – officials Reuters

Venezuela: Oil Production Shows Modest Uptick as Gov’t Seeks Foreign Investment Venezuelanalysis

Yes, Hunter Biden is corrupt. It’s one of the perks of having a daddy who helps run a global empire. Deal with it. Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon

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