My search for the world’s most filmed polar bear led me to a fascinating and tragic world Scroll
The Guardian Doesn’t Get Ireland Tribune
How to change US housing to hit Paris Agreement goals Ars Technica
‘Green Economic Growth’ Is a Myth Motherboard (UserFriendly)
Big Tech Wants To Own You American Conservative
Nantes cathedral fire: volunteer arrested and charged with arson Guardian
England vs Warne TLS
Texas braces for year’s first hurricane amid coronavirus outbreak Al Jazeera
UK quarantines travellers from Spain in major blow to Europe’s revival Reuters
UK PM Johnson Says Maybe He Could Have Managed Pandemic Differently The Wire
US universities under pressure to cut fees because of remote learning FT
These Elite Contact Tracers Show the World How to Beat Covid-19 Bloomberg (The Rev Kev)
Vietnam confirms its first local Covid-19 case since April The Print
One Word Spared Norway From COVID-19 Disaster Medium (Dr. Kevin)
The Eviction Ban Worked, but It’s Almost Over. Some Landlords Are Getting Ready. Pro Publica
Lockdown was the longest period of quiet in recorded human history MIT Technology Review
Friends of the IDF Lobby Group Secures Forgivable US COVID Loans for Israeli Soldiers MPN News (Dr. Kevin)
700 CA. Hospital Workers Strike – UNC May Strike Over Reopening – Sheet Metal Strike in Missouri Payday Report
The Police Tried to Make Me Medically Examine a Man Against His Will Zora (chuck l)
The Systematic Exploitation of Harvest Workers in Europe Der Spiegel
I agree. Doctors are reporting emergency rooms full of “essential workers”—basically low-wage and largely non-white younger people who got forced back to indoors work or their family members. But media is stuck on moralizing about beaches. Misinformation. https://t.co/XKcnp1mziB
— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) July 26, 2020
A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons Marshall Project
Corporate Insiders Pocket $1 Billion in Rush for Coronavirus Vaccine NYT
Yeah there’s insider trading around vaccine announcements but it’s not a real scandal until Goldman Sachs sabotages a vaccine trial because it bet against the vaccine maker. Step it up America.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 25, 2020
The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It | Opinion Newsweek. Harvey A Risch. Important.
Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis American Journal of Epidemiology. Paper by Harvey A. Risch (cirsium)
Confusion spreads over system to determine priority access to Covid-19 vaccines Stat
Major’ breakthrough in Covid-19 drug makes UK professors millionaires Guardian Important.
Chinese scientist at the center of COVID-19 origin theories speaks out Science (guurst)
Unpresidented New York Review of Books
US Postal Service
‘A Combination of Forces Puts Our Postal Service at Grave Risk’ FAIR
Bill Binney on Russian “Hacking” Craig Murray
UK ‘Russia report’ fear mongers about meddling but finds no evidence Grayzone. Aaron Maté.
Police State Watch
Unpacking DHS’s Troubling Explanation of the Portland Van Video Lawfare (David L)
Police declare riot at Seattle protests, make arrests AP
So I’ve gotten a bunch more followers since that interview with me went modestly viral, and I want to let folks know what happened after that video was taken.
The DHS goons waited until the Wall of Moms started to go home before they escalated aggression. 1/
— Noah Brand (@NoahBrand1) July 25, 2020
A literal tear gas tornado in downtown Portland. pic.twitter.com/GK18F1pdYU
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) July 24, 2020
Arizona Democratic Party HQ ‘Completely Destroyed’ In Arson Attack Huffpost
COULD 750,000 PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH CARE WORKERS TURN THE ELECTION? Capital & Main
Suddenly, Obama’s Back: A Look At The Ex-President’s Political Re-Entry Forbes
As pandemic limits scrutiny, GOP fears lesser-known Democratic candidates will steamroll to Senate majority WaPo
China’s allies at loggerheads over Ethiopia dam – will Beijing intervene? SCMP
China bids to win back the Philippines Asia Times (The Rev Kev)
Men seen forcing open backdoor of China’s Houston consulate after closure Reuters. re Šilc: “never enough fed thugs around. china your move.”
Whose century? London Review of Books
India’s new fisheries policy will increase private control over open access water bodies Scroll
Bright Yellow Bullfrogs Emerge From The Ground After A Rainstorm In India The Animal Rescue Site (David L)
Argentina’s Peronist president on the virtues of Henry Ford capitalism FT
What Will Lula Do? Consortium News. Pepe Escobar.
Antidote du Jour(via) (guurst):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.