Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90 BBC
The First 50 Years of James Bond Counterpunch. From the pen of the late great Alexander Cockburn.
Typhoon Goni weakens as it crosses Philippines, four dead Reuters
Typhoon Goni: Philippines hit by year’s most powerful storm BBC
70-year-old pulled out alive as Turkey quake death toll hits 51 Al Jazeera
Car-free neighbourhoods: the unlikely new frontline in the culture wars Guardian
In troubled times, a ritual walk can clear the mind and soothe the soul Guardian
Anne Applebaum’s Dinner Party, And Mine American Conservative
Why living with and tending plants is good for you BBC
California’s Hills Are Haunted by the Ghosts of Wind Energy’s Past Gizmodo
Let your children play in the green outdoors for just a month, watch immunity grow The Print
A $433 Billion Wall Street Giant Has a Reputation Problem. It’s Josh Harris’s Job to Fix It. WSJ
The McMansion Hell Yearbook: 1977 McMansion Hell
Six in custody over Nice church attack in France Reuters
What to wear when you’re battling giant, venomous hornets Ars Technica. The suits remind me of ghostbusters. Readers?
Coronavirus: after Halloween night crackdown on social-distancing violations, Hong Kong expects seven new Covid-19 cases SCMP
Europe grapples with what went wrong in Covid-19 resurgence FT
Sweden’s Top Banker Weighs In on Controversial Covid Strategy Bloomberg
Lax Masking, Short Quarantines, Ignored Symptoms: Inside a Prison Coronavirus Outbreak in ‘Disbeliever Country.’ Marshall Project
Virus Hospitalizations Are Up in N.Y.C. But This Time, It’s Different. NYT
Gov. Cuomo announces mandatory COVID-19 testing for out-of-state travelers NY Post
The Challenges We Face Once a Coronavirus Vaccine Is Found Der Spiegel
‘A whole lot of hurt’: Fauci warns of covid-19 surge, offers blunt assessment of Trump’s response WaPo
It may be time to reset expectations on when we’ll get a Covid-19 vaccine Stat
Iran registers 7,719 new coronavirus cases, 434 deaths in one day: TV Reuters
THE SCIENCE OF SUPERSPREADING Science
Transmission of SARS-COV-2 Infections in Households — Tennessee and Wisconsin, April–September 2020 CDC
These findings suggest that transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within households is high, occurs quickly, and can originate from both children and adults. Prompt adoption of disease control measures, including self-isolating at home, appropriate self-quarantine of household contacts, and all household members wearing a mask in shared spaces, can reduce the probability of household transmission.
Democratic Socialists Lost, but Their Ideas Have Won Foreign Policy Hmm.
Chile elite say facing ‘uncertain’ future after vote Yahoo Boo hoo.
Morocco’s fast-track development programme bypasses many Qantara
The Fed Saved the Economy but Is Threatening Trillions of Dollars Worth of Middle-Class Retirement ProPublica
Disney’s Carousel of Progress & Facebook Prof. Galloway
“Virtually every market participant I have spoken to in this industry believes that there is simply no risk of the FTC blocking an unlawful pharmaceutical merger outright.”
Basically, hand the building over to the National Gallery so the public gets something useful out of it.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 1, 2020
The Aftermath Of My Move Back To Independent Journalism Glenn Greenwald
Inside Glenn Greenwald’s Blowup With The Intercept New York And an Intercept view.
I had my differences with Pierre, as is well-known, but that’s not what went on here. This is journalist-on-journalist combat. That’s what makes this period so amazing. The most intense pressure to conform comes from colleagues, not bosses. https://t.co/GgawIlAM0g
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) October 30, 2020
A Dem Presidency means The Return of the Blob Vineyard of the Saker. Pepe Escobar.
What Would A Democratic Presidency Really Change? Moon of Alabama
Deep divisions at home will go on weakening America regardless of who is elected Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Experts Weigh in on Proposition 15’s Possibilities Capital & Main
Oregon Universal Pre-K Ballot Measure Could Be Watershed Moment in US Education TruthOut
Five Supreme Court rulings that signal what to expect next MIT Technology Review
WATCH: Convoy of Trump supporters’ trucks surrounds Biden-Harris campaign bus to ‘escort it out of Texas’ RT (The Rev Kev)
Democrats Cancel Rallies after Trump Train Swarms Biden Bus, Sparking Safety Fears Mycanyonlake.com
March to Alamance polls ends with police using pepper-spray on protesters, children News & Observer
Trump Train swarms Biden bus on 1-35, and Trump is delighted Austin Stesman
The US Election’s Chaos Quotient Project Syndicate. Nouriel Roubini.
The moment of truth for stock-market investors? Election Day looms and the most crucial stretch of 2020 awaits MarketWatch
More than 91 million ballots cast as of Saturday, as hopes and tensions magnify ahead of Election Day WaPo
West Coast Wildfires
Despite What the Logging Industry Says, Cutting Down Trees Isn’t Stopping Catastrophic Wildfires ProPublica
Trump’s $200 drug cards for seniors remain in limbo Politico
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party Suspension Is About Crushing the Left Jacabin
The moment Boris lost his battle against lockdown: How PM was told dead bodies would be stored on ice rinks in second wave and NHS chief warned of 4,000 deaths – as aides say ‘I could have wept, it was so awful’ Daily Mail
Johnson’s U-turn puts England under tough new lockdown Guardian
China eases rules, widens US$222 billion inbound investment path, offering the renminbi as a safe haven against global volatility ScMP
Centre to Import Potatoes from Bhutan as Retail Price Reaches Rs 45 Per Kg The Wire
Amartya Sen: ‘World is facing pandemic of authoritarianism’ Scroll
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.