/Links 11/1/2020

Links 11/1/2020

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



Transmission of SARS-COV-2 Infections in Households — Tennessee and Wisconsin, April–September 2020 CDC

Final paragraph:

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.

Class Warfare

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

Greenwald Fallout

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.


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 Transition

Trump’s $200 drug cards for seniors remain in limbo Politico

Republicans, Not Biden, Are About to Raise Your Taxes NYT


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.

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