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
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
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
More Atlantic Monthly homilies about how authoritarian baddies fail in pandemic because they lie to their people & don’t value human life—not like us western liberal democracies cuz we’re transparent & we place high value on human life yadee yadee yadda https://t.co/wK8ntkAkrH
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) July 26, 2020
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
I’ve been reading several recent histories on economic equality in 19th century America. This literature mirrors the problems with today’s politics, avoiding debates over chartering, stock watering, railroad regulation, cartel behavior, tariffs, patents, fair trade, etc.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 26, 2020
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
THREAD: Did the Covington Kid just score millions of dollars?
People won’t stop asking me about this headline, bullying me into writing this long explanation of why it’s obvious the suit against the Washington Post was settled for peanuts. So here goes.https://t.co/3UEqW9mSfw
— Respectable Lawyer (@RespectableLaw) July 27, 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
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
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
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.
When I interviewed Evo Morales in Mexico City last December – the month after he was forced under threats to leave Bolivia – he was very clear that he regarded what happened as what he called “a Lithium Coup.” It’s good Elon Musk is admitting this:https://t.co/DZVJHEwg4W https://t.co/FPmV0ALzqr
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 25, 2020
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.
In case you think this paranoid New Cold War pathology is confined to the US, don’t worry: the junior partner of the US, as always, is earnestly copying if not lagging a bit behind: https://t.co/hPTl6IDNmq
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 26, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.