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Omicron Is Coming. The U.S. Must Act Now. NYT. Zeynep Tufecki.
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South Africa: Locals, tourists despair over travel bans Deutsche Welle
Opinion: Mandatory vaccinations won’t help now Deustche Welle
Swiss reject plan to abolish COVID health pass Deutsche Welle
This is Bill Gates’s bread-and-butter, and his Gates Foundation led the charge to keep vaccine production in private, for-profit hands.https://t.co/x6F77RFaZW 29/
— Cory Doctorow MULTIPRONG MENTALITY (@doctorow) November 28, 2021
It’s been over six months since the US first promised it would waive IP protections on vaccines.
How many millions have died since April? Why is this promise any different than the last one?
And why should the world trust the US to keep its word on anything?
— Ian Goodrum (@isgoodrum) November 28, 2021
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End of a Narcostate? London Review of Books
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) November 28, 2021
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Biometrics, Smartphones, Surveillance Cameras Pose New Obstacles for U.S. Spies Wall Street Journal
Chittoor’s tomato farmers: at a thin red line People’s Archive of Rural India
Will China’s social distancing on world stage stand remote chance of success? South China Morning Post
China’s Evolving Food Security Strategy The Diplomat
**Date for Diaries** Please join us outside HMP Edinburgh on the morning of 30 November 2021 to celebrate Craig’s release from prison. Speech from Craig. All welcome. It’s St Andrews Day – bring your Saltire. #cmcountdown #ScotlandJailsJournalists
— Craig Murray Justice campaign (@cmurrayjustice) November 17, 2021
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