/Links 11/17/2020

Links 11/17/2020

Robert Fisk had True Independence of Mind, Which is Why He Angered Governments andParts of the Media Counterpunch

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study Guardian

‘Predatory and Opportunistic’: Southwest Airlines Seizes the Moment as Rivals Struggle WSJ

Marcus Rashford launches book club so ‘every child’ can experience ‘escapism’ Guardian

The key to smarter robot collaborators may be more simplicity MIT Technology Review

63 Amazing Finalists From The Ocean Photography Awards 2020 Bored Panda


Blinking hell: how to keep tired eyes healthy during a pandemic Guardian

The old way of handing out corporate hardware doesn’t work anymore Ars Technica

Tourism, Engine for N.Y.C. Economy, May Not Fully Recover Until 2025 NYT

Iowa joins U.S. states from coasts to heartland acting to curb COVID-19 Reuters

Governors ratchet up restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving AP

James K. Galbraith Says More… Project Syndicate

Three more New York sheriffs say they won’t enforce Cuomo’s Thanksgiving limit NY Post

Christmas in peril as pubs face staying shut and lockdown could be extended Metro.UK

Toilet paper shelves bare at Spokane-area stores amid new COVID-19 rules KREM 2


With strong data on two Covid-19 vaccines, we have more answers about the road ahead — and questions too Stat

Pfizer vaccine’s success is great news – but don’t expect life to ‘return to normal by spring’ Scroll

Covid Blue Capital & Main

Vaccine Apartheid Project Syndicate Jayati Ghosh

More good COVID-19 vaccine news—but it won’t save us Ars Techina

Moderna says its covid-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective MIT Technology Review

Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit ProPublica


Drawing All the Wrong Lessons From Media’s Election 2020 Failures FAIR

An industry in flux Columbia Journalism Review

Republicans sound alarm on Georgia Senate runoffs as they privately weigh Trump’s influence WaPo

Ga. secretary of state says fellow Republicans are pressuring him to find ways to exclude ballots WaPo

Liberals Envisioned a Multiracial Coalition. Voters of Color Had Other Ideas NYT

The Great Revenge – How Tony Fauci F*cked Donald Trump Moon of Alabama

Republicans start turning the page on Trump era The Hill

The real 2020 election scandal: voter theft targeting Black people, youth Grayzone

A President Looks Back on His Toughest Fight New Yorker. I post the link so readers can read the excerpt and don’t generate any royalties from buying the book

Trump Transition

‘Decapitations’ At DOD: ‘A Purge,’ ‘A Coup’ Or Something Else? American Conservative

Trump was ‘talked out of’ launching a strike on Iran in punishment for ‘hiding its nuclear weapons program’ last week after his top advisers warned it could trigger a war – but he is ‘still mulling options to punish Tehran’ Daily Mail

4 more years; Trump freezes 2024 presidential field Politico

Facebook, Twitter CEO’s to testify Tuesday to U.S. Senate panel over content moderation decisions Reuters

Biden Transition

‘More People May Die’ Because of Trump’s Transition Delay, Biden Says NYT

Trump Obstructing Biden’s Transition May Hinder COVID Vaccine Rollout TruthOut

Biden transition: Why US spy world is feeling uneasy right now BBC


Winter Session of Parliament Unlikely to Take Place as COVID-19 Spread Continues The Wire

How Amit Shah has given plasma therapy a new lease of life, after ICMR junked it The Print


China now has the nuclear strength to hit back at a first strike, former PLA colonel says SCMP

Winners & Losers From The New Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement Jing Daily


Ethiopia bombs Tigray capital as it rejects mediation calls Al Jazeera


Is there a way to stop jihadists in Europe? Qantara

Our Famously Free Press

The outlets most loudly demanding suppression of “disinformation” — CNN, NBC, The Atlantic, etc — are the ones who not only sold the bullshit of the Iraq War but also the last 4 years of deranged Russia-took-over! conspiratorial insanity. They want their discourse monopoly back

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 16, 2020

Class Warfare

AOC Is Standing Up for the Left Jacobin

Will Drug Legalization Leave Black People Behind? Marshall Project

Student-Loan Debt Is Immoral New York magazine

Inspiring! Private sector only needed 50 years to catch up to what US & Soviet state industries accomplished in the 1970s. The only thing the private sector needed to accomplish this feat were massive state subsidies. What will Big Tech think of next?https://t.co/02vPugFCLd

— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) November 16, 2020

Last one. It’s 2028. 82 year-olds Donald Trump and Bill Clinton vie for a third term, who do you vote for? Bill Clinton will be taking advice from his Fed Chair, 73 year-old Larry Summers, and foreign policy advice from 105 year-old immortal Henry Kissinger.

— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) November 17, 2020

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