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Links 9/21/2020

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Pact with the Devil I, Cringely (chuck l) Prince Charles warns the coming climate crisis will ‘dwarf’ the impact of coronavirus as he urges ‘immediate action’ to ‘reset’ the economy to be ‘sustainable and inclusive’ Daily Mail California Takes a Big Step Toward Making Polluters Pay for Their Messes Capital & Main RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sen. Graham’s challenge: Fill a court seat and save his own AP Trump bragged to Bob Woodward that he had broken ‘every record’ on appointing judges and only George Washington had appointed more Daily Mail Justice Ginsburg’s Death And The Future Of The Supreme Court American Conservative From elation to apprehension: The right wrangles over a Court litmus test Politico McConnell locks down key GOP votes in Supreme Court fight The Hill

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Pact with the Devil I, Cringely (chuck l)

Prince Charles warns the coming climate crisis will ‘dwarf’ the impact of coronavirus as he urges ‘immediate action’ to ‘reset’ the economy to be ‘sustainable and inclusive’ Daily Mail

California Takes a Big Step Toward Making Polluters Pay for Their Messes Capital & Main

RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sen. Graham’s challenge: Fill a court seat and save his own AP

Trump bragged to Bob Woodward that he had broken ‘every record’ on appointing judges and only George Washington had appointed more Daily Mail

Justice Ginsburg’s Death And The Future Of The Supreme Court American Conservative

From elation to apprehension: The right wrangles over a Court litmus test Politico

McConnell locks down key GOP votes in Supreme Court fight The Hill

Socialists Have Long Fought to Disempower the Supreme Court. That’s More Urgent Than Ever Now. Jacobin

David Sirota: Democrats Have Power To Play Hardball, Too David Sirota

Biden warns that a quick replacement of Ginsburg would “plunge us deeper into the abyss” WaPo

Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee AP

‘I Could Show You Stuff You Wouldn’t Believe:’ Gravediggers Speak Out About Horrifying Conditions Motherboard

Woman spread coronavirus to 15 people on international flight NY Post

New CDC study highlights threat of coronavirus spread on lengthy flights Daily News

Artificial intelligence in COVID-19 drug repurposing The Lancet

Fighting the COVID Infodemic Project Syndicate

Actually, we’re in deep trouble: Work is changing profoundly, and NYC will not be able to adapt NY Daily News

As more local lockdowns begin, the hard truth is there’s no return to ‘normal’ Guardian

#COVID-19

Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they’re young Science (UserFriendly)

How Pinterest beat back vaccine misinformation — and what Facebook could learn from its approach Stat

With International Air Transport Association not expecting air travel to get back to pre-virus levels until 2024, this may be a feature of the market for some time to come. The Print

Doctor Doom: Chris Whitty will make TV address TODAY warning Britain is at ‘a critical point in pandemic’ with Boris Johnson considering SIX MONTHS of new curbs as public continues to flout social distancing rules despite rising infections Daily Mail

Lockdown worries knock European stocks, banks hit by reports of illicit money flows Reuters

Byron Miller’s Race Against Time Marshall Project

‘We May Be Surprised Again’: An Unpredictable Pandemic Takes a Terrible Toll NYT

The fall opening of colleges: Upheaval, pandemic weirdness and a fragile stability WaPo

Class Warfare

Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations? Counterpunch. Ralph Nader.

Banks moved alleged dirty money despite red flags: Reports Al Jazeera

2020

Liberals want blood. Joe Biden is sticking with bipartisanship. Politico

GOP set to release controversial Biden report The Hill

Julian Assange

LIVE UPDATES: ASSANGE HEARING DAY TEN—Court Is in Session Consortium News

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 13 Craig Murray

China?

Chinese households lose their taste for Australian dairy products as souring relations hit sales SCMP

Our Famously Free Press

‘Confirmed’ Has Become A Meaningless Word In Mainstream News Reporting Caitlin Johnstone

Journalism’s New Propaganda Tool: Using “Confirmed” to Mean Its Opposite Intercept. Glenn Greenwald. From earlier this month; still germane. Not sure whether we linked to this before, nit it bears rereading.


Trump Transition

Jeff Zucker Helped Create Donald Trump. That Show May Be Ending. NYT

West Coast Wildfires

What the Photos of Wildfires and Smoke Don’t Show You ProPublica

Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead. MIT Technology Review

India

BJP Dodges Questions on Accountability of PM-CARES Fund in Lok Sabha The Wire

Interview: How should India regulate private healthcare to avoid pitfalls exposed by the pandemic? Scroll

India’s Nobel laureate fears upsurge in child labour as pandemic shrivels economy Reuters

Coronavirus latest: India, on brink of 100,000 daily cases, cuts back on testing FT

No crowds as Taj Mahal opens after longest shutdown BBC

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