Sunday’s news links – Nov. 15, 2020

60 years ago today, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges walked to school and showed how even first graders can be trailblazers CNN

Cori Bush says several of her new Republican colleagues in Congress mistakenly called her ‘Breonna’ after she wore a Breonna Taylor face mask to her first day of work Business Insider

Indigenous Peoples

Arizona and Wisconsin: How Indigenous Voters Helped Swing the 2020 Election High Country News

How The Navajo Nation Helped Flip Arizona For Democrats NPR

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the Navajo Nation. In May, the tribe’s coronavirus infection rate became the highest in the country. It lost many elders, who carried traditions. The Navajo community is once again facing uncontrolled spread of the virus.

‘This Is a Really, Really Big Deal’: Michigan Gov. Moves to Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline to Protect Great Lakes Common Dreams

In the Mercenaries’ Own Words: Documents Detail TigerSwan Infiltration of Standing Rock Intercept

Coronavirus

U.S. coronavirus deaths accelerate to an average of 1,100 a day Axios

The Pandemic Winter Is Coming to New York, and It’s Going to Be Unimaginably Hard NY magazine

Covid-19 vaccines shouldn’t get emergency-use authorization MIT Technology Review

Trump coup?

Trump Encourages D.C. Police to ‘Not Hold Back’ as Violence Erupts After ‘Million MAGA March’ Newsweek

President Donald Trump has urged police in Washington, D.C., to not “hold back” on protesters who disrupted the so-called “Million MAGA March” this weekend, raising further fears the president is encouraging violence against his political opponents.

Trump Drives by Supporters Gathered in D.C. for Mass Denial of Biden Win

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany insists that Trump will attend ‘his own’ inauguration in January Business Insider

Mike Pence suggests the Trump administration will be in place for four more years despite Biden victory: ‘That’s the plan’ Business Insider

This is no conventional coup. Trump is paving the way for a ‘virtual Confederacy’ ZNet

Blackstone’s Schwarzman defended Trump during a meeting of top CEOs discussing what to do if the president refuses to concede the election Business Insider

Federal judge rules acting DHS head Chad Wolf unlawfully appointed, invalidates DACA suspension NBC

1 in 10 Go Hungry as Trump and McConnell Fixate on Challenging Election Results Truthout

Bolivia

A Hero’s Welcome: Inside Evo Morales’ Triumphant Return Tour

Oliver Vargas traveled with Evo Morales as he made his triumphant return to Bolivia following his exile after last November’s US-backed coup.

Rally In Cochabamba To Welcome Evo Morales

Evo Morales was welcomed by thousands of people when he arrived in Cochabamba, a center of mass resistance in Bolivia during the coup.

Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=821859618612394

Peru

Peru impeachment protests: Clashes with police turn deadly BBC

China

A harder US line? Potential Pentagon chief floated idea to sink China fleet in 72 hours SCMP

China about to pull off ‘diplomatic coup’ by striking world’s largest free trade agreement RT

China leads world 5G development with 700,000 base stations Shine

China ranks 1st in 4 major areas of scientific research ECNS

China’s Xinjiang shakes off absolute poverty ECNS

The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology Climate & Capitalism

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