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France’s biggest celebration: What you need to know about Bastille Day The Local France Power Restored Hours After Blackout Hits Midtown, Times Square, Other Sections Of Manhattan CBS National News Coverage of Tropical Storm Barry Is Its Own Disaster Bayou Brief Nearly 600 suspects arrested in largest anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever TreeHugger Large earthquakes rock Indonesia, Western Australia News.com Australia Looking out to sea Times Literary Supplement Waste Watch ‘Disgusting dumpsters’: Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears The Local Italy Class Warfare Barack and Michelle Obama net worth 2019: How much is the former US President worth along with his wife? Evening Standard Mainstream “Centrists” Pose The Greatest Ideological Threat To Us All Caitlin Johnstone France passes

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France’s biggest celebration: What you need to know about Bastille Day The Local France

Power Restored Hours After Blackout Hits Midtown, Times Square, Other Sections Of Manhattan CBS

National News Coverage of Tropical Storm Barry Is Its Own Disaster Bayou Brief

Nearly 600 suspects arrested in largest anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever TreeHugger

Large earthquakes rock Indonesia, Western Australia News.com Australia

Looking out to sea Times Literary Supplement

Waste Watch

‘Disgusting dumpsters’: Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears The Local Italy

Class Warfare

Barack and Michelle Obama net worth 2019: How much is the former US President worth along with his wife? Evening Standard

Mainstream “Centrists” Pose The Greatest Ideological Threat To Us All Caitlin Johnstone

France passes law to tax digital giants Asia Times

Prominent anti-vaxxers lose New York court case over religious exemptions Ars Technica

Plant Researchers Brace for Population Explosion Der Spiegel

Good gut bacteria ‘helps starving children’ BBC

2020

‘We Have a President Who Lost the Popular Vote by Three Million’: Sanders Backs Abolishing the Electoral College Common Dreams

It Won’t Be Easy For Many Democrats To Make The September Debate FiveThirtyEight

Sanders and Warren voters have astonishingly little in common Politico

Julian Assange

U.N. Report Condemns Torture of Assange Truthdig

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face NYT

Facebook’s FTC fine will be $5 billion—or one month’s worth of revenue Ars Technica

Libra

Facebook As Your Debt Collector, and the Prospects for Libra  Big by Matt Stoller.

Donald Trump blasts Facebook’s Libra, demands strict regulation Ars Technica

l’affaire Epstein

Welcome to the Hellfire Club American Conservative

A Plausible Theory Of What Jeffrey Epstein Was Actually Doing Moon of Alabama

Jeffrey Epstein, the sex offender in plain sight FT

Democrats in Disarray

Voters Don’t Want Democrats to Be Moderates. Pelosi Should Take the Hint. TruthOut

Our Famously Free Press

Could I have some news with my emotions, please? The Hill

Skull of Death: Mass Media, Inauthentic Opposition, and Eco-Existential Reality in a Pre-Fascist Age of Appeasement Counterpunch

Hitler, tweets and Trump: What do they have in common? Independent. Robert Fisk.

Glenn Greenwald has faced pushback for his reporting before. But not like this. WaPo

Yes, Obama deported more people than Trump but context is everything CNN

Trump Transition

Trump, the press, and the politics of pain Columbia Journalism Review

As Trump claims credit for decline in opioid deaths, others see signs of danger ahead Stat

Trump’s Favorite Ambassador Makes a Very Trumpian Splash in Berlin WSJ

Deferring to Trump’s ego over the Kim Darroch leak highlights the weakness of Britain Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama: How the British ambassador called the President’s actions ‘diplomatic vandalism’ fueled by ‘personality reasons’ – as revealed in more explosive cables that have sparked a free speech row while Iran tensions mount Daily Mail

HOUSE SAYS TRUMP CAN’T GO TO WAR WITH IRAN UNLESS CONGRESS APPROVES Intercept

Syraqistan

How Europe Can Save What’s Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal Foreign Policy

UK: Seized Iranian tanker could be released after ‘guarantees’ Al Jazeera

China?

Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan deleted from website for mainland China’s controversial ‘social credit system’ as rumours swirl of implementation SCMP

India

India all set for 52-day trip to Moon, backpacker style Economic Times

An Indian Bastille: The Andaman Islands and the Red Fort Trial The Wire. From January; apropos for Bastille Day.

Bengal’s Diamond Harbour Records Faster Sea-Level Rise Than Other Indian Ports The Wire

Deaths, displacement as heavy rain and floods hit northeast India Al Jazeera

Gold, jewels, ‘Islamic’ finance: how India’s I Monetary Advisory built a US$365 million Ponzi scheme SCMP

Ross Perot Had the Last Laugh. Rolling Stone. Matt Taibbi.

Antidote du Jour (via): Links 7/14/19

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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