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Friday Nite Videos | September 11, 2020

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Trump and Fox News Double Down on COVID Cover-Up Defense. Babylon | Los Pinguos. Woke | Trailer • A Hulu Original. Bruce Springsteen | Letter To You. Why Masks Work BETTER Than You'd Think.

'Do No Harm': An Open Letter From Stanford Medical Faculty

99 Stanford School of Medicine Faculty New York Times
In an unusual and blunt rebuttal of a former colleague, 99 Stanford medical experts reject the "falsehoods and misrepresentations of science" concerning Covid 19 by Dr. Scott Atlas, a Trump advisor, warning of "immense avoidable harm."

The Revolutionary Life and Times of Ruth First, and Her Legacy (long)

Ronnie Kasrils Umsebenzi Online
Ruth Heloise First was an outstanding revolutionary, who through practical experience became focused on developing ideas to drive social action. Biographical tribute by her comrade and friend, Ronnie Kasrils, on the 38th year of her assassination.

How Ronald Reagan Triumphed

Evan Thomas New York Times
The fourth volume in historian Rick Perlstein’s critical series on the rise of the modern GOP’s far right shows Reagan as key in uniting a rank coalition that still epitomizes and explains much of the Republican Party’s sway.

Tidbits - Sept. 10, 2020 - Reader Comments: Trump Calls Out White Supremacists; Trump and Military Veterans; Billionaires Plunder Working Folks; Allende Remembered - the Other 9/11; Congress Must Act - COVID Jobs Losses Continues; Lots of Announcements;

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Reader Comments: Trump Calls Out White Supremacists; Trump and Military Veterans; Billionaires Plunder Working Folks; Allende Remembered - the Other 9/11; Why Congress Must Act - COVID Jobs Losses Continues; Lots of Announcements; and more...

Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État?

Sasha Abramsky The Nation
Many observers—including Republicans—worry that he is. They’re organizing now to stop him. Given the administration’s record of embracing “numerous corrupt and authoritarian practices,” huge numbers of Americans must be ready to take to the streets

The Pandemic and Oil

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over. The relationship between wealth and favorable outcomes only works when that wealth is invested in the many, not the few.

Global Left Midweek - September 9, 2020

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Three from Vijay Prashad, international labor challenges G20, mutual aid in Puerto Rico, and more news and analysis from the international left