Thursday’s news links – Nov. 19, 2020

A Simple Theory of Why Trump Did Well Jamelle Bouie

Elections are complicated, but the money the government sent to more than 150 million Americans didn’t hurt.

Detroit mayor accuses Trump Michigan allies of racism TheHill

2 Wayne County Canvassers Seek To Reverse Election Certification Patch

Two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners are seeking to rescind their votes to approve Nov. 3 election results.

Trump campaign avoids $8M bill by limiting Wisconsin recount to cities with large Black populations Salon

The Nation’s Top Election Official Has Overdosed on the Trump Kool-Aid Daily Beast

The United States Is Not a Democracy. Stop Telling Students That It Is. The Zinn Project

Indigenous Peoples

Two Water Protectors Lock Down to Enbridge Line 3 Excavators Blocking Active Construction Last Real Indians


Hero nurses, untrustworthy domestic workers, and vilified sex workers openDemocracy

In times of pandemic, women migrants are facing restrictions on their mobility and the devaluation of their labor.

Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden NYTimes

Hit hard by job losses and the pandemic’s effect on schooling and child care, American women face short-term difficulties and long-term repercussions.

19-year-old fatally shot by 4 Jacksonville officers CBS 12


Managers at a Tyson facility bet on how many of their workers would get sick with COVID-19 after they were ordered to work during the pandemic, a wrongful death lawsuit alleges Business Insider

Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories ProPublica

Economic crisis

No Payment, No Problem: In Rosy World of Forbearance, Official Delinquencies Plunge, Credit Scores of Delinquent Borrowers Jump Wolf Street

Walmart and McDonald’s have the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, new study shows Washington Post

If Congress doesn’t act, 12 million Americans could lose unemployment aid after Christmas Washington Post

MTA proposes catastrophic service cuts amid COVID-19 budget crunch NY Daily News


Covid-19 Started in Italy, in September 2019, Not in China in December Eric Zuesse

People are going to die’: Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage as Covid-19 surges Stat

Beyond COVID-19: the Power Struggle Over Alternatives for Health Care Reform Counterpunch


Evo Morales Assumes MAS Presidency in Bolivia teleSUR


US State Department to Release ‘Kennan-Style’ Blueprint for Containing China Sputnik

The US shooting down a mock ICBM was a warning to China, observers say Business Insider

Europe ‘Risks Falling Behind Again’ In 5G Rollout Amid Swedish Huawei Ban, Ericsson Chief Exec Says Sputnik

Australian special forces executed 39 prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, report finds Washington Post

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