Sunday’s news links – Dec. 20, 2020

People in need line up at a food distribution center in the Corona neighborhood of Queens in New York.

Pain, despair and poverty reach fever pitch for unemployed workers CNBC

Bodycam Videos Show Boston Police Violently Attacking George Floyd Protesters Slate

Bodycam Video Shows ‘Mob Mentality’ of Boston Police Who Responded to George Floyd Protests, Lawyer Says The Appeal

#COVID19

African-American Resistance to the COVID-19 Vaccine Reflects a Broader Problem Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker

Coronavirus: China to vaccinate 50 million people for Lunar New Year South China Morning Post

A New Congressional Budget Office Study Shows That Medicare for All Would Save Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Annually Jacobin

A Pandemic of ‘Russian Hacking’ Consortium News

US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazis, Labels It “Russian Disinformation” MPN

After legal threat, Fox airs news package debunking election fraud claims made by its own hosts CNN

Trump coup?

Heated Oval Office meeting included talk of special counsel, martial law as Trump advisers clash CNN

Officials increasingly alarmed about Trump’s power grab Axios

Giuliani asks DHS about seizing voting machines Axios

Trump Discussed Naming Campaign Lawyer as Special Counsel on Election Fraud NYTimes

Trump discussed appointing conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell as special counsel, and wants DHS to impound voting machines.

Guide to Declarations of Martial Law in the United States Brennan Center for Justice

Martial law has been declared at least 68 times in the United States. This guide explains when, where, and why.

Venezuela

ACTION ALERT: NYT Erases US Economic War Against Venezuela FAIR

Uber made big promises in Kenya. Drivers say it’s ruined their lives. NBC News

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