Friday’s news links – Nov. 6, 2020

Movement Towards Socialism’s headquarters in La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 5, 2020. Photo: MAS

Bolivia

Bolivia’s President-Elect Luis Arce Attacked With Dynamite teleSUR

MAS denounces explosion at campaign headquarters in La Paz Peoples Dispatch

#COVID-19

More state officials announce restrictions as US tops 100,000 new Covid-19 infections for second day in a row CNN

Counties with worst virus surges overwhelmingly voted Trump AP

Trump Jr calls for ‘total war’ over election results Independent

Lindsey Graham doesn’t rule out Republican legislatures invalidating the election results Independent

Two armed men are arrested for driving from Virginia to Philadelphia in a Hummer and ‘planning to attack convention center’ where ballots are still being counted Daily Mail

Media Still Refuse to Report the Real News: Trump Is Trying to Steal the Election FAIR

Trump Lawyer Calls for Supreme Court to ‘Step in and Do Something’ to Help President Win Daily Beast

“Meanwhile, we’re waiting for the United States Supreme Court, of which the president has nominated three justices, to step in and do something. And hopefully Amy Coney Barrett will come through and pick it up.”

Juan González: The Media Has It Wrong. Record Latinx Turnout Helped Biden. Democracy Now

I’ve been poring over the numbers and trying to make sense of what happened in this election. And this developing narrative that Latinos and, to some extent, African Americans shifted more toward Donald Trump in this election, that they underperformed for Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, I believe, is a largely false narrative. I think the main story of this election, as you mentioned that saw record turnout — we won’t have the exact numbers, but it looks like about 158, 59, 160 million people — close to 160 million people voted. The main story is that people of color, especially Latinos, flocked to the polls in numbers that far exceeded what the experts had expected. …

The bulk of the increase of the vote in this election came from people of color, largely Latinos.

Steve Bannon Says He’d Like to See Dr. Fauci, FBI Director Wray Beheaded Daily Beast

N.Y.P.D. Anti-Harassment Official Accused of Racist Rants NYTimes

Downtown Manhattan March Led By Trans Rights Activists Met With Heavy Police Presence Gothamist

As the march wound its way downtown, protesters chanted “ALL COPS ARE BASTARDS.”

A Biden administration and divided Congress is ‘nirvana for growth stocks, ‘ Jim Cramer says CNBC

With Eviction Bans Set To Expire, Jared Kushner-Owned Company Moved To Evict Hundreds Of Out-Of-Work Tenants Forbes

Cuba’s medicine will be tested in the US, Mexico and Brazil Cuba Inside The World

When Soviet aesthetics astounded the world Morning Star

The groundbreaking impact of Soviet design, architecture and art is reverberating to this very day, writes Christina Lodder in her introduction to this fascinating book

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