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Narrative Is Crumbling Caitlin Johnstone Churchill’s secret chemical war Independent. Patrick Cockburn. On Cuba’s National Rebellion Day, A Reminder that State-Generated Social Capital Matters The Wire It’s too late to stop QAnon with fact checks and account bans MIT Technology Review The Food Industry Puts Profits Over Public Health Using Big Tobacco’s Playbook TruthOut Boris Johnson’s fight against obesity: Family doctors will become ‘weight coaches’ and sweets will be BANNED at checkouts under plans to make UK healthy Daily Mail Intel is making a mockery of reshoring Asia Times Waste Watch Your next smartphone will be a lot harder to scratch Ars Technica. And some good news embedded in here. Consumers are keeping their ‘phones longer before upgrading. That means less e-waste. China’s

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Narrative Is Crumbling Caitlin Johnstone

Churchill’s secret chemical war Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

On Cuba’s National Rebellion Day, A Reminder that State-Generated Social Capital Matters The Wire

It’s too late to stop QAnon with fact checks and account bans MIT Technology Review

The Food Industry Puts Profits Over Public Health Using Big Tobacco’s Playbook TruthOut

Boris Johnson’s fight against obesity: Family doctors will become ‘weight coaches’ and sweets will be BANNED at checkouts under plans to make UK healthy Daily Mail

Intel is making a mockery of reshoring Asia Times

Waste Watch

Your next smartphone will be a lot harder to scratch Ars Technica. And some good news embedded in here. Consumers are keeping their ‘phones longer before upgrading. That means less e-waste.

China’s food delivery boom may undercut plans to reduce plastic bags SCMP

#COVID-19

Amid virus, uncertainty, parents decide how to school kids AP

Why the World Worries About the Virus 2.0 Nuclear Option Bloomberg

Florida records 9,300 new coronavirus cases, blows past New York Reuters

SECOND WAVE Europe on alert as coronavirus infections surge and France says progress against virus has been erased The Sun

UK could impose more ‘handbrake restrictions’ on arrivals beyond Spain Guardian

Empty Towers, No Power Lunches: Ghostly Midtown Is Omen for N.Y.C. NYT

Kudlow suggests extension of federal eviction ban is in works Politico

Dr. Birx: COVID-19 may be starting to slow down in certain states NY Post

Top White House officials say Congress might need to rush narrow relief bill to avoid unemployment aid lapse  WaPo (UserFriendly)

MEAT INDUSTRY CAMPAIGN CASH FLOWS TO OFFICIALS SEEKING TO QUASH COVID-19 LAWSUITS Intercept

‘Everyone is panicking’: British tourists scramble to get home from Spain after bombshell two-week quarantine announcement Daily Mail

Science/Medicine

A coronavirus vaccine may have a high price tag – and set off an international race for first access Scroll

Covid-19 vaccines may cause mild side effects, experts say, stressing need for education, not alarm Stat

Class Warfare


Police State Watch

More Than A Few Bad Apples: Why Conservatives Should Back Police Reform American Conservative

Police declare riots in Seattle and Portland amid US protests Al Jazeera

Trump’s Handling of the Coronavirus Could Cost Him Presidency Der Spiegel

Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force New Yorker

We’re Publishing Thousands of Police Discipline Records That New York Kept Secret for Decades Pro Publica

Portlanders use leaf-blowers to isolate and return tear gas to the thugs who threw it Boing Boing (re Šilc)

The echoes of Hong Kong in Portland WaPo

The attacks on press freedom in Portland Columbia Journalism Review


2020

The blue wave keeps growing Axios. Wishful thinking on the part of Democrats?

Donald Trump’s suburban horror show Politico

Trump has 100 days to turn things around The Hill

Boris Johnson’s government is privately ‘desperate’ for Trump to lose to Joe Biden Business Insider

Child care is broken. Biden has a plan to fix it. Vox

From police chief to VP? Inside Val Demings’ unlikely path AP

The Media Manipulator: Why Trump’s Distractions May Not Save Him This Time Patrick Cockburn

China?

US flag lowered for last time at Chengdu consulate as China retaliates for Houston closure SCMP

Rising Tensions Put Supply Chains in the Spotlight Jing Daily

India

China, India forge peace on one border as other frictions emerge, this time in Iran SCMP

Coronavirus: Why won’t India admit how Covid-19 is spreading? BBC

Give Kashmir Unrestricted Access to the Internet. It’s Long Overdue. The Wire

Modi stumbles: India’s deepening coronavirus crisis FT

Libya

Turkey versus France – a game of one-upmanship in Libya? Qantara

Sudan to deploy troops to Darfur after killings: PM Hamdok Al Jazeera

In Gaza, deaths by suicide are now being talked about – even in a culture where the act is considered reprehensible  Independent. Robert Fisk.

Bolivia

The U.S.-Supported Coup in Bolivia Continues to Produce Repression and Tyranny, While Revealing How U.S. Media Propaganda Works Intercept. From last week, still germane; I missed this.

Russiagate

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Links 7/27/2020

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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