Monday’s news links – Oct. 26, 2020

Labor Prepares for Last-Minute General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal Election TruthOut

The 100,000-member MLK Labor Council, an AFL-CIO regional body of labor groups representing more than 150 unions in the Seattle, Washington, area, passed a resolution Wednesday that calls for a general strike if President Donald Trump does not respect the outcome of the November 3 election.

Rally aims to help Baltimoreans remain in their homes amid pandemic-related hardships Baltimore Sun

NYPD Officers Blare ‘Trump 2020’ Using Patrol Car Speakers in Violation of Code Newsweek

Feds say far-right group coordinated attack on Minneapolis police precinct during protest TheHill

Zoom Deleted Events Discussing Zoom “Censorship” Buzzfeed


America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral Atlantic

If North Dakota was a country, it would have the world’s worst confirmed COVID-19 outbreak, one analysis shows Pioneer Press

“We’re Not Going to Control the Pandemic,” Trump Chief of Staff Says on Live TV as Covid Cases Surge Newsweek

New England ice rinks shut down after coronavirus case clusters emerge linked to hockey TheHill

Who Are the Scientists Behind the Great Barrington Declaration? MedPage Today


Bolivia: Over 50% of Elected Lawmakers Are Women teleSUR

In Bolivia, Camacho’s Paramilitary Threatens Democracy Resumen

Citizens, social movements and progressive political parties celebrated the results of the national plebiscite in all parts of the country. Photo: AS Chile


Chileans approve drafting a new constitution Peoples Dispatch

Following the announcement of the preliminary results, tens of thousands of Chileans took to the streets to celebrate the victory of the “approve” and “constitutional convention” options

Chile’s New Constitution: Key to Start Real Change Resumen

Chile: Approval for A New Constitution Wins Massive Mandate teleSUR


Venezuelan Hard Right Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez Flees to Spain Venezuelanalysis



New Israeli aggression puts life of Palestinian hunger striker Maher al-Akhras in immediate danger Mondoweiss

Al-Akhras Family Joins Hunger Strike (VIDEO)


Guns For Food: The U.S. War On Hezbollah And Lebanon’s Shia (vid, 25 min) Redfish


Outcry in Philippines Over General’s ‘Warning’ to Female Celebrities NYTimes

Accusing a women’s rights group of ties to Communist rebels, the general told an actress she could be killed if she associated with the organization.

Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the Internet NYTimes

Capitalist crisis

Time to Reset Expectations for World Economy With Virus Untamed Bloomberg

Nearly 12 Million Square Feet of Vacant Office Space in S.F. SocketSite

Capitalism is double-billing us: we pay from our wallets only for our future to be stolen from us Jonathan Cook

The Reason Amy Coney Barrett May Have Been Chosen Angry Bear (also in the Washington Post – How Amy Coney Barrett played a role in Bush v. Gore — and helped the Republican Party defend mail ballots)

Amy Coney Barrett was just three years out of law school, a 28-year-old associate at a boutique Washington law firm, when she was dispatched to Florida to help George W. Bush’s legal team rescue thousands of Republican absentee ballots.

At issue were thousands of absentee ballot request forms in Martin County — just north of Palm Beach County, home of the notorious “butterfly ballot” — that had missing voter registration information.

After county officials allowed the GOP to take the forms back and fill in the missing information, a Democratic voter sued, saying ballots cast by those voters should be tossed out. The county canvassing board, the Florida Republican Party and the Bush campaign argued that the votes should still count.

As both parties brace for the possibility of another contested election that Trump has suggested could go to the high court, the previously unreported role of his Supreme Court nominee in the absentee ballot fight is more than a historical footnote. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh also played a role in Bush v. Gore, it js meaning that if Barrett is confirmed, three of the nine justices will have participated in litigation related to the only presidential contest to be decided by the high court.

I am Seriously Considering Going Back to Desktop Computers Miscellaneous Stuff

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