Tuesday’s news links – Dec. 15, 2020

Hunger spikes, demand rises for US food banks BBC

More U.S. Homeowners Seek to Delay Mortgage Payments Bloomberg

Blackstone CEO Celebrates “Huge Increases in Rents” as Millions Face Eviction Jacobin


Protesters Converge on Corrections Secretary’s Home and Several Prisons in California’s Central Valley

Virtually all children infected with COVID-19 show signs of blood vessel damage, study shows Study Finds

White House Official Recovers From Severe Covid-19, Friend Says Bloomberg

A White House official who fell ill with Covid-19 in September is recovering after three months in the hospital, though he lost his right foot and lower leg in his battle against the virus, according to a friend.

COVID-19: the winter wave and the death toll Michael Roberts

The Netherlands to go into 5-week lockdown Politico

Italy likely to follow Germany with Covid Christmas lockdown Guardian

Pandemic Failure, Vaccine Success Indict American Monopoly Capitalism Juan Cole

Florida COVID whistleblower Rebekah Jones tells podcast she ‘knew Gov. DeSantis would go after her’ before cops raided her home, says staff are ‘purged for being disloyal’, and describes how deaths are deleted from stats Daily Mail

Trump Regulator Set to Consider Approving the Banking Model that Ushered in the Great Depression – Uninsured Deposits Wall Street On Parade


Nurses, medical staff to strike at 3 local hospitals LA Daily News

Foreign Workers Ban Has Left U.S. Schools With Teacher Shortages Intercept


Biden picks longtime China critic Katherine Tai as top U.S. trade official CNBC

Trump coup?

Alternate electors: The latest far-fetched Trump plan to overturn the election, explained Vox

Michigan GOP Rep Stripped of Panels After Threat to Biden Electors at Lansing Statehouse Daily Beast

Fake electors try to deliver Arizona’s 11 votes for Trump AZcentral

From ‘Alternative Facts’ to ‘Alternate Electors’: Stephen Miller Pushes Absurd New Strategy in Face of Trump Loss Common Dreams

White House adviser Stephen Miller told Fox & Friends that today’s meeting of the Electoral College is a mere formality and that Congress will ultimately declare Donald Trump the winner of the presidential election. Said Miller: “There’s plenty of time left.”

Left on the dial—alternative TV and Podcasts People’s World

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