/Links 9/12/2020

Links 9/12/2020

How Will the Fashion Industry Ever Recover? Treehugger

Chiefs, Texans booed as racial justice stand sparks outrage AP

A Line of Fire South of Portland and a Yearlong Recover Ahead NYT

Oregon officials concerned wildfires could be a ‘mass fatality incident’ after they burn more than a million acres San Francisco Chronicle

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires AP

The Crisis in the Skies of San Francisco New Yorker

Trump Is Conveniently Ignoring the Climate-Fueled Fires Raging in the West Truthout

California Can’t Afford to Wait for Climate Action New York Magazine

Israel, Bahrain agree to establish full diplomatic ties Al Jazeera

Six Questions Looming Over the New Season in Europe NYT


Opinion: The COVID-19 pandemic is about to enter its most treacherous phase MarketWatch

French prime minister calls for prudence in order to avoid ‘general lockdown’ Euronews

Statistics, lies and the virus: Tim Harford’s five lessons from a pandemic FT

In Worst-Hit Covid State, New York’s Cuomo Called All the Shots WSJ

Lucy Kellaway heads back to school — anxiously FT

Hong Kong facing 13 new Covid-19 cases, reaches grim milestone of 100 deaths SCMP

New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas Pro Publica

Now coronavirus rise spreads to the middle-aged: England is on the brink of losing control of Covid outbreak, warns SAGE adviser – as infections in the over-50s soar by 92 PER CENT Daily Mail

Seeking the causes of post-Covid symptoms, researchers dust off data on college students with mononucleosis Stat

Indoor Dining Returns Soon. Here’s Why Some Restaurant Workers Are Terrified. Grub Street. I was chatting on the ‘phone today to my foodiest NYC friend, and even she says she will eschew indoor dining for the foreseeable future. And this is a woman who has dined out several times a week for the last several decades. But she’s 70+, and has escaped the virus so far, and wants to preserve that state of affairs. She is keen on outdoor dining. But it will soon get cold in NYC.

Coronavirus: Avoid ‘party weekend’ ahead of new restrictions, public told BBC

Pubs and bars packed as Brits go on final blowout before new ‘rule of six’ Metro UK

England brings in more local restrictions as COVID-19 rate soars Reuters

Class Warfare

Revisiting the spectacular failure that was the Bill Gates deposition Ars Technica

Who Gets Hurt When the World Stops Using Cash NYT

From Hoovervilles to Trumpvilles: Homeless Crisis Deepens Counterpunch

Julian Assange

Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 8 Craig Murray

The Assange Trial, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix Caitlin Johnstone


India taps Iran as new options open up in region Asia  Times

Coronavirus: Why is Pakistan doing so much better than India? Scroll

Coronavirus: Inside the Indian company betting big on vaccines BBC


EU lawmakers to block EU-U.K. trade deal if Brexit divorce treaty not fully implemented – official Reuters

Refugee Watch

America’s war on terror that followed 9/11 has displaced 37 million people – this is the true cause of Europe’s refugee crisis Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

The Moria Catastrophe and the EU’s Hypocritical Refugee Policy Der Spiegel

New polling confirms the ‘Trump effect’: Americans increasingly love immigrants AlterNet. Hmm.


The ending of the Jamal Khashoggi case has left a number of questions – but it was always going to Independent. Robert Fisk.


Rent Control Advocates Ramp Up Electoral Efforts Capital & Main

Here’s how Joe Biden would combat the pandemic if he wins the election WaPo

The Memo: Trump needs more than his base Politico

Night and Day New York Review of Books

No obvious winners TLS

The Democrats’ Great Surrender On Foreign Policy American Conservative

ELECTION 2020: As Concerns Mount Over Integrity of US Elections, So Does Support for International Poll Monitors Consortium News

Biden is favored to win the election FiveThirtyEight 2016 redux?

Antidote du jour (via)

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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