/Links 9/19/2020

Links 9/19/2020

This Lovely Cat Feels And Acts Like He’s Not Any Different From His ‘Brothers’ (30 Pics) Bored Panda

Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra survives impeachment vote Al Jazeera

No Time But the Present Harper’s

Stanley Crouch, Towering Jazz Critic, Dead At 74 NPR

Martin Amis, Christopher Hitchens and the long road to reaction New Statesman

After billion-dollar disasters, here’s what the US’ fall weather has in store Ars Technica

20 Minutes in Nature a Day Is Your Ticket to Feeling Better TreeHugger

‘Shocking’: wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide in just 13 years, study finds Guardian

RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 New York Times

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies, Shaking 2020 Race American Conservative

Mitch McConnell vows US Senate will push on with Trump’s pick to replace Ginsburg Guardian

RBG Death Means Two-Headed Uniparty Will Threaten Americans With Removal Of Civil Rights Caitlin Johnstone

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice and legal pioneer for gender equality, dies at 87 WaPo

What’s next in the Senate’s colossal Supreme Court fight Politico

Here’s who might succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court New York Post Republican wish-list, assuming that Trump successfully makes the appointment.


Coronavirus cases top 30 million worldwide as WHO warns of ‘alarming’ spread in Europe SCMP

Coronavirus: why aren’t death rates rising with case numbers? Conversation

Boris Johnson warns that a second wave of coronavirus is ‘inevitable’ – and UK could have ‘on-off’ restrictions until spring amid concerns people are flouting ‘rule of six’ Daily Mail

New UK lockdown likely sooner rather than later, ex-advisor warns Reuters

An expert’s take on what the U.S., U.K did wrong in Covid-19 communications — and what others did right Stat

Covid-19: Lockdown in parts of Madrid amid virus spike BBC

Donald Trump’s April vaccine forecast puts him at odds with experts FT

The pandemic paused the US school-to-prison pipeline: potential lessons learned The Lancet

CDC dramatically restores COVID-19 testing advice marred by political meddling Ars Technica

COVID-19: a stress test for trust in science The Lancet

Sports Desk

IPL 2020: The players who could become new cricket superstars BBC

Class Warfare

The Roots of American Misery Project Syndicate. James K. Galbraith. Today’s must-read.

The rich and the rest Times Literary Supplement

New Eviction Moratoriums ‘a Band-Aid,’ Say Housing Advocates Capital & Main

1,800 NC Nurses Win Biggest Union Drive in South in a Decade – 3,800 GE Workers Move to Strike in Louisville – Michigan Graduate Employees End Strike Payday Report. Mike Elk.

Crossing the Picket Line: What You Need to Know About Strikes Teen Vogue. Kim Kelly. From earlier this month yet still germane.

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers Vice

Julian Assange

West Coast Wildfires

Toxic Wildfire Haze Leaves Damage Long After It Clears TruthOut

Summer of U.S. Disasters Set Records, Left Trail of Ruin Bloomberg

Heart of fire Agence France-Presse

Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them. ProPublica

Waste Watch

New Jersey governor signs landmark environmental justice bill with big permit implications Waste Dive

Refugee Watch

Merkel Losing Her Patience with Lack of EU Solidarity Der Spiegel


Beijing says firms on ‘unreliable entities list’ will be banned from trading with, investing in China SCMP


India swings like a pendulum between China and US Asia Times

50 years ago, I and five other Indian women scaled a virgin Himalayan peak. Not all of us came back Scroll


Another step towards Middle East ‘peace’ which is anything but – at least for the Palestinians Independent Robert Fisk


Boris Johnson is failing so badly because he still thinks like a newspaper columnist – a disastrous weakness during this crisis Independent. Patrick Cockburn.


Where Is Joe Biden’s Ground Game? Jacobin

Fiscal fizzle saps U.S. economic recovery, a possible boost to Biden Reuters


In America’s Blood London Review Of Books

Trump Transition

Coast Guard accused of boater suppression Duffelblog

White House Vows To Have Something To Stick Into Your Arm By October The Onion

Before Election, Trump Tries To Stack Prison-Sentencing Agency With Right Wing Allies Marshall Project

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