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Why the world still loves 1970s detective show Columbo BBC Art, terror and erections show VR potential at Venice France 24 ‘A Loveable Anarchist’: The Oral History of Mr Blobby Vice Wingwalker to the Rescue Air & Space NO LAUGHING MATTER? WHAT THE ROMANS FOUND FUNNY Antigone The unlikely protector against Bangladesh’s rising seas BBC World’s First ‘Climate Change Famine’ Devastates Madagascar TreeHugger ‘The climate crisis is a reality for all of us’: Africa’s unreported summer of extremes Independent Life in the heart of B.C.’s brutal summer drought The Narwhal After Ida, small businesses face uncertainty on many fronts Independent NASA is going to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid. Things might get chaotic. MIT Technology Review Smart Glasses by Facebook and Ray-Ban Mix Cool With Creepy

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Why the world still loves 1970s detective show Columbo BBC

Art, terror and erections show VR potential at Venice France 24

‘A Loveable Anarchist’: The Oral History of Mr Blobby Vice

Wingwalker to the Rescue Air & Space

NO LAUGHING MATTER? WHAT THE ROMANS FOUND FUNNY Antigone

The unlikely protector against Bangladesh’s rising seas BBC

World’s First ‘Climate Change Famine’ Devastates Madagascar TreeHugger

‘The climate crisis is a reality for all of us’: Africa’s unreported summer of extremes Independent

Life in the heart of B.C.’s brutal summer drought The Narwhal

After Ida, small businesses face uncertainty on many fronts Independent

NASA is going to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid. Things might get chaotic. MIT Technology Review

Smart Glasses by Facebook and Ray-Ban Mix Cool With Creepy WSJ

#COVID-19

‘Your refusal has cost us all’: Biden declares war on the 80M unvaccinated Americans in speech ordering mandates on two-thirds of ALL workers and insists: ‘This is not about freedom’ Daily Mail

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans AP

When a Virus Strikes, Can the World Pause Its Wars? The Wire

‘I will not stay silent’: WHO chief seeks moratorium on Covid vaccine booster doses till end of 2021 Scroll

Expertise Unheeded Inference

New Zealand Prime Minister Not Mad Just Disappointed in Covid-19 Patient Having Sex at Hospital Gizmodo

Novavax begins early-stage trial for combined flu/Covid vaccine NBC

WA Budget reveals $5.6 billion surplus but no border reopening date, delays to infrastructure ABC News (Australia)

The Race to Vaccinate Vietnam Weekly

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NEW DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH AT CHINESE LAB The Intercept

The smoking gun on Anthony Fauci? The Spectator

The Caribbean

COVID-19: The Money That Never Arrives in Cuba Consortium News

Class Warfare

Counterfeit Capitalism: Why a Monopolized Economy Leads to Inflation and Shortages BIG Matt Stoller

Fed presidents Kaplan, Rosengren to sell individual stock holdings to address ethics concerns CNBC

Calls for Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin to Dump High-Interest Loan Firm Stoersck as He’s Sworn In The City

What would the NWO do? Carl Beijer (RK)

German finance ministry raided in money laundering probe Reuters

Health Care

House Democrats unveil proposals on drug prices, Medicaid expansion The Hill

Bernie’s New Plan: Add Dental Benefits to Medicare Jacobin

Progressives Want Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire. His Response? Not Yet NPR

Stephen Breyer calls Supreme Court decision on Texas abortion law ‘very, very, very wrong’ CNN

Biden Administration

Justice Dept. sues Texas over state’s new abortion law  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Democrats Eye Taxing Stock Buybacks and Partnerships to Pay for Agenda NYT

France to offer free birth control to all women up to 25 AP

Syraqistan

How 9/11 and the ‘war on terror’ tore the Arab world apart Responsible Statecraft

Afghanistan’s Corruption Was Made in America Foreign Affairs. Sarah Chayes.

How elite US institutions created Afghanistan’s neoliberal President Ashraf Ghani, who stole $169 million from his country Grayzone

Afghanistan: First flight from Taliban-controlled Kabul lands in Doha Deutsche Welle

China?

China determined to build iron ore hub in Africa as Australia goes Quad Nikkei Asia

China’s Hydropower Plan on the Brahmaputra The Diplomat

US, China dueling for power on the Mekong Asia Times

The Triumph of Environmental Activism in China Der Spiegel

Myanmar

Foreign Governments, Experts Urge Peace After Myanmar Opposition Announces Mass Uprising The Diplomat

Environmental activist ‘well-hated’ by Myanmar junta is latest to be arrested Mongabay

India

As the Pandemic Casts Its Shadow, Diwali Spending Not Expected to Fully Recover in 2021 The Wire

Women Farmers Are Losing Jobs, Earnings, Savings Even As Agriculture Booms India Spends

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