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Rules once lifted are reimposed to try to curb new outbreaks

apnews.com - CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virus restrictions once lifted are being reimposed, shutting businesses and curbing people’s social lives as communities try to curb a disease resurgence before it spins ou…

Coronavirus Shows the Dangers of Letting Market Forces Govern Health and Social Care

nakedcapitalism.com - By Marianna Fotaki, Network Fellow, Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University and Professor of Business Ethics, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick and Kate Kenny, Professor in …

Opinion | In Some Countries, Normal Life Is Back. Not Here.

nytimes.com - Others caution against making predictions. “We want to be able to give some assurance of, ‘Life will not always be this way, and it will be over soon,’ but we don’t know when that will be,” said Nico…

Global surge in coronavirus cases is being fed by the developing world — and the U.S.

washingtonpost.com - Motorists pass near a mural paying homage to essential workers in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Rajat Gupta/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By Griff Witte, close Griff Witte Roaming America after years overseas in Eu…

“Stunningly tone-deaf”: Ivanka Trump criticized for urging jobless Americans to “find something new”

salon.com - The White House rolled out a new ad campaign spearheaded by first daughter Ivanka Trump, which urges Americans laid off amid the coronavirus pandemic to simply "find something new." The campaign was …

Unemployed Should ‘Find Something New,’ Urge Heirs to Fred Trump’s Fortune

nymag.com - The White House has started a new campaign urging Americans who have bad jobs or no jobs to “Find Something New.” Ivanka Trump, who has spearheaded this initiative, explains, “There has never been a …

Coronavirus live news: India Covid-19 cases top 900,000 as 133m re-enter lockdown

theguardian.com - We’re carrying a fascinating exclusive with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism on how a litany of failings meant that when Italy faced disaster, its distress call to the EU met with a shocking si…

Lebanon looks to China as US, Arabs refuse to help in crisis

apnews.com - BEIRUT (AP) — Facing a worsening economic crisis and with little chance of Western or oil-rich Arab countries providing assistance without substantial reforms, Lebanon’s cash-strapped government is l…

Trump Claims ‘More White People’ Killed by Police Than Black Americans

nymag.com - A little over a month after the president signed a tepid executive order encouraging police reform as the country reckoned with its legacy of systemic racism, Trump appears to have returned to his ol…

Tuberville Ends Jeff Sessions’s Political Career in Alabama Primary Runoff

nymag.com - In a low turnout primary runoff in Alabama, former Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost decisively to former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville in a contest overshadowed by the pre…

Trump administration recommends the National Guard as an option to help hospitals report coronavirus data

washingtonpost.com - Florida National Guard personnel direct vehicles at a coronavirus testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Center. (Lynne Sladky/AP) By Lena H. Sun and close Lena H. Sun National reporter focusing …

The 1 Percent Are Cheating Us Out of a Quarter-Trillion Dollars in Taxes Every Year

jacobinmag.com - At a time when the social safety net is being shredded in the name of budget austerity, the ruling class refusing to pay owed taxes is a grotesque form of looting. So what is Washington doing in resp…

Police release graphic video of shooting of man involved in mask stabbing

wilx.com - For Immediate Release: Statement from Sheriff Tom Reich regarding an Officer Involved Shooting incident: Earlier this morning, one of our Deputies was in an officer involved shooting. We immediately …

A heat wave thawed Siberia's tundra. Now, it's on fire.

nationalgeographic.com - For months, Siberia has been experiencing extreme heat due to a combination of persistent sunny weather and human-caused climate change. In addition to producing Arctic temperatures that cracked 100 …

Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession

nytimes.com - The White House and Congress have done little to help. The Trump administration has imposed sharp cuts on the funding for outreach programs that assist people in signing up for coverage under the hea…

Emissions of methane – a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide – are rising dangerously

theconversation.com - Fossil fuels and agriculture are driving a dangerous acceleration in methane emissions, at a rate consistent with a 3-4℃ rise in global temperatures this century. Our two papers published today provi…

‘I Can’t Keep Doing This:’ Small-Business Owners Are Giving Up

nytimes.com - It was harrowing enough for small businesses — the bars, dental care practices, small law firms, day care centers and other storefronts that dot the streets and corners of every American town and cit…

A white couple were charged with assault after being filmed beating a Black hotel worker, who says the pair called her a 'monkey'

insider.com - A white couple have been arrested and charged with assault after being caught on camera beating a Black hotel worker, who also said the pair called her a "monkey" during the June 26 attack. The Stoni…

Ghislaine Maxwell concocted a fake identity to buy her $1 million New Hampshire hideout, prosecutors say

insider.com - During a video bail hearing on Tuesday, a prosecutor said Ghislaine Maxwell used a fake name and posed as a journalist to purchase the $1 million remote New Hampshire estate where she had been living…

Michiganders won't stop partying even though COVID-19 outbreaks keep happening

insider.com - Several parties across Michigan have been identified as the sources of several COVID-19 outbreaks in recent weeks. Since mid-June, a college bar in East Lansing has been tied to more than 150 COVID-1…

3 ways the pandemic could change our workplaces for the better

fastcompany.com - It’s been a challenging time, but it has shed a clear light on things that need to change. The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to reject former routines and adopt new, socially distant ones. Protes…

China vows retaliation against US over Hong Kong sanctions

aljazeera.com - China has said it would retaliate after US President Donald Trump ordered an end to preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and signed legislation allowing sanctions over Beijing's enactment of a …

Despite physically distancing and wearing masks, 3 Arizona teachers who shared a classroom caught the coronavirus and one died

insider.com - One of three Arizona teachers who were sharing a classroom to conduct online classes caught the novel coronavirus and died. Now her two colleagues are saying it's too early to reopen schools, CNN rep…

When secret coronavirus contracts are awarded without competition, it's deadly serious

theguardian.com - This stinks. It stinks worse than any of the other carrion this government has buried. Every day for the past fortnight, I’ve been asking myself why this scandal isn’t all over the front pages. Under…

COVID-19 Patients' Symptoms Can Last for Months after They First Appear

newsweek.com - Patients with COVID-19 can suffer symptoms months after they first fall sick, a study involving 143 patients who had been hospitalized with, and recovered from, COVID-19 in Italy has found. Participa…

Boris Johnson's "Blundering Brilliance"...Now Only the Blundering Remains - CounterPunch.org

counterpunch.org - In December last year The New York Times referred to Boris Johnson’s “blundering brilliance” in an attempt to account for his popularity with many voters. The NYT went on to say: “It’s hard to take t…

How the world can ‘reset’ itself after COVID-19 – according to these experts

weforum.org - There won’t be many among the 7.7 billion people on Earth who haven’t been affected in some way by COVID-19. From sickness and the death of loved ones to work shortages and school closures, the pande…

“Water Wars” are Turning into a Weapon of Mass Destruction

journal-neo.org - “Water wars” caused by drought, crop failures, and a shortage of fresh water are as urgent nowadays for the public in many areas as the use of nuclear bombs, chemical weapons, and other weapons of ma…

Scans Reveal Heart Damage in Over Half of COVID-19 Patients in Study

newsweek.com - A study on heart scans of COVID-19 patients has revealed more than half had some form of damage. The research involved 813 confirmed and 298 presumed COVID-19 patients from 69 countries across six co…

I’m a doctor. I believe my patient got Covid-19 twice.

vox.com - “Wait. I can catch Covid twice?” my 50-year-old patient asked in disbelief. It was the beginning of July, and he had just tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, for a second …

These children had Covid-19 beat. Then they got seriously ill

wired.co.uk - Patrick Davies’ phone wouldn’t stop buzzing. It was April 24 and Davies, a consultant in paediatric intensive care at Nottingham University Hospital, was being inundated with WhatsApp messages from h…

US Inflation Spikes 0.6% In June On Rising Gas Prices: Report

barrons.com - Consumer inflation jumped in June as the US economy began to partially reopen, rising 0.6 percent on a rebound in gasoline prices, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The spike came after three mo…

The plan is to have no plan

pressthink.org - In this space I am parking my short description of the de facto plan the Trump government has for getting the United States out of the public health emergency caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 v…

Looking Back in Anger

adbusters.org - In matters of life and fate, timing is everything. Culturally, socially, materially, the setting of your upbringing, specific to time and place, cannot but impress itself on you. And the parts of you…

Who Owns the Night Sky?

treehugger.com - The last thing you probably think about when gazing up at a starry sky is who owns it. After all, it's you and me, right? Let's get on with wishing and dreaming and being inspired to do impossible th…

Gladio Links Remain Unsolved as Sweden Identifies New Olof Palme Assassin

mintpressnews.com - Last week, Swedish authorities held a press conference to announce that they had finally identified the real killer of controversial Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, gunned down outside of a theat…</p

Of Two Minds - Could America Have a French-Style Revolution?

oftwominds.com - As with the French Revolution, that will be the trigger for a wholesale replacement of our failed institutions. Since it's Bastille Day, a national holiday in France celebrating the French Revolution…

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Doomstead Diner Daily July 16
« Reply #1486 on: July 16, 2020, 04:35:19 AM »

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Of Two Minds - This Is a Financial Extinction Event

oftwominds.com - The lower reaches of the financial food chain are already dying, and every entity that depended on that layer is doomed. Though under pressure from climate change, the dinosaurs were still dominant 6…

A Second Coronavirus Death Surge Is Coming

theatlantic.com - Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. There is no mystery in the number of Americans dying from COVID-19. Despite…

As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit 3.5 Million, Officials Scramble to Add Restrictions

nytimes.com - In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, on Wednesday issued an order requiring people to wear masks in public. The state on Wednesday reported 47 deaths, its record for a single day. In Montana, Gov…

Rising virus totals force rethink of bars, schools, tourism

apnews.com - MITO, Japan (AP) — Bars may be off the menu and many schools look set to remain closed for months to come as the new coronavirus causes more illness and death in many countries and the U.S. South and…

A Brazen Online Attack Targets V.I.P. Twitter Users in a Bitcoin Scam

nytimes.com - There was little immediate evidence for who conducted the attack. One of the most obvious culprits for an attack of this scale, North Korea, has been documented to have used Bitcoin extensively in th…

'Jaw-dropping' world fertility rate crash expected

bbc.com - The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies, say researchers. Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country cou…

Dr Fauci: The Trump Administration Should Be Ashamed of Itself

vanityfair.com - Instead of doing something, anything, to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, the White House’s most recent strategy has been to attack Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose assessments of the worsening crisis hav…

The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in the Pandemic

theatlantic.com - Members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious cult, believed that as the Hale-Bopp comet passed by Earth in 1997, a spaceship would be traveling in its wake—ready to take true believers aboard. Several membe…

Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news. This map shows if there’s one near you.

niemanlab.org - The growth of partisan media masquerading as state and local reporting is a troubling trend we’ve seen emerge amid the financial declines of local news organizations. But what do these outlets mean f…

Opinion | The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse. We Must Act Now.

nytimes.com - In the United States, public health experts were virtually unanimous that replicating European success required, first, maintaining the shutdown until we achieved a steep downward slope in cases; sec…

The Far-Right Revolution Was Waiting for an Opportunity. Now, It’s Here.

theintercept.com - Members of the so-called Boogaloo movement, attend a demonstration against the lockdown over concerns about Covid-19 on April 18, 2020 at the State House in Concord, N.H. Mutated through new informat…

Trump Is Donating Ventilators to Countries That Don’t Need or Can’t Use Them

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. As President Donald Trump came under criticism that his admi…

Inside the Pandemic Cash Bonanza for Private Equity-Backed Firms

thedailybeast.com - At least 1,322 companies backed by private equity investors received Paycheck Protection Program loans from the Small Business Administration, according to a review by the Project On Government Overs…

Trump Fires Latest Salvo in US-China Sanctions War

mintpressnews.com - In a speech at the White House Rose Garden yesterday, Donald Trump announced new sanctions on China due to their “interference” in their own Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. The president …

Global surge in coronavirus cases is being fed by the developing world — and the U.S.

washingtonpost.com - Motorists pass near a mural paying homage to essential workers in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Rajat Gupta/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By Griff Witte, close Griff Witte Roaming America after years overseas in Eu…

Trump's Failed Promise To Stop America's 'Endless Wars'

reason.com - Donald Trump's pitch to "Make America Great Again" included a commitment to rethinking America's interventionist foreign policy. "After the Cold War, our foreign policy veered badly off course," then…

Dozens of Breonna Taylor Protesters Were Charged With Felonies After Sitting on the AG's Lawn

vice.com - Bearing witness to the historic reckoning with systemic racism, and amplifying dialogue to drive change that delivers on the promise of racial equality. Dozens of peaceful activists are facing years …

Majority of Americans Oppose Reopening Schools — and Disapprove of Trump’s Threats to Defund If They Don't

truthout.org - As a number of schools across the United States question whether to reopen their doors at what appears to be the height of the coronavirus pandemic in the country so far, a recent poll finds that mos…

Republicans Are Afraid to Attend Their Convention But Want Your Kids in School

truthout.org - The Republican National Convention, like the first day of school, is only weeks away. The GOP’s quadrennial confab, lustily anticipated by Donald Trump, may not quite be the top-shelf shindig he was …

The White House Really Doesn’t Want You to Know How Bad the Coronavirus Crisis Is

vice.com - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. As coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket, the Trump administration is ordering hospitals to send their coronavirus data directly to …

Is coronavirus immunity impossible? A new study raises grim questions

salon.com - The coronavirus quarantine might last far longer than expected. A new study suggests that individual immunity to COVID-19 may not last more than a couple of months, meaning that a person could become…

"Disturbing" memo reveals Trump's USPS chief has slowed delivery amid calls to expand voting by mail

salon.com - President Donald Trump's newly confirmed U.S. postmaster general ordered the endangered public service Monday to make major cost-cutting changes, which could slow mail delivery. Postmaster General Lo…

Satellite sees 'Godzilla' dust plume sweep across the Atlantic Ocean

space.com - Each year, dust from the Sahara Desert blows off Africa and across the Atlantic, but most years that plume isn't so massive it's nicknamed "Godzilla." This June, the annual plume earned that nickname…

Climate change made Siberian heatwave 600 times more likely – study

theguardian.com - The record-breaking heatwave in the Siberian Arctic was made at least 600 times more likely by human-caused climate change, according to a study. Between January and June, temperatures in the far nor…

Opinion | Why Does the N.Y.P.D. Want to Punish Journalists?

nytimes.com - Increased public scrutiny of American policing — through cellphone videos, social media and mass protests — has revealed in recent weeks an urgent need for sustained and systemic reform. The New York…

New police video reveals George Floyd’s desperate pleas before his death

washingtonpost.com - A memorial to George Floyd is lit by morning light one month after his death in Minneapolis on June 25. (Nicholas Pfosi/Reuters) By Holly Bailey close Holly Bailey National Political Reporter Email E…

America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic

theatlantic.com - Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Seven years ago, the White House was bracing itself for not one pandemic, b…

Mask mandates catch on as states, businesses try to bypass a toxic debate

washingtonpost.com - A sign requiring the use of masks is seen at the beach in Del Mar, Calif., on Wednesday. (Mike Blake/Reuters) By Griff Witte close Griff Witte Roaming America after years overseas in Europe, the Midd…

A Second Coronavirus Death Surge Is Coming

theatlantic.com - Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. There is no mystery in the number of Americans dying from COVID-19. Despite…

Clashes resume on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

news.yahoo.com - Yerevan (AFP) - Border clashes erupted again early on Thursday between arch-foes Azerbaijan and Armenia, officials in both countries said, following a pause in fighting amid a flare-up over a decades…

Texting App with Ties to Trump Campaign to Be Repurposed for Contact Tracing

mintpressnews.com - A P2P mobile app developed by a Ukrainian military veteran and funded by American hedge fund magnate and close associate of Cambridge Analytica backer, Robert Mercer, has been rebranded and repurpose…


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« Reply #1487 on: July 17, 2020, 03:27:58 AM »

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US records world record 77,300 new infections in one day

theguardian.com - Returning to the grim news that India has surged past 1 million cases. Given India’s population of around 1.3 billion, experts say, one million is relatively low - but the number will rise significan…

“We Need Them to F--king Do Something”: Former Pandemic Officials Call Trump’s COVID Response a National Disaster

vanityfair.com - Perhaps even more alarming than the undercutting of Fauci is the latest move to cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of the COVID-19 data reporting process. Now, all COVID-19 patien…

The White House Is Still Blocking the Public From COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. The Trump administra…

Mask Rules Expand Across U.S. as Clashes Over the Mandates Intensify

nytimes.com - But in the United States, there was initially confusion and shifting guidance over masks. The issue became politicized when, even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began urging Americ…

Georgia gov sues to end cities' defiance on mask rules

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta’s mayor and city council to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New virus outbreaks raise alarm as India cases hit 1 million

apnews.com - MITO, Japan (AP) — Fresh coronavirus outbreaks, even in places as far flung as China’s western Xinjiang region, are prompting moves to guard against the pandemic, as the number of cases approaches 14…

Hospitals are running out of staff, supplies, and beds for Covid-19 patients — and this time could be worse

vox.com - With Covid-19 hospitalizations steadily approaching a record high in the US, states like Arizona have activated emergency plans and requested refrigerated trucks to prepare for overflow at morgues. D…

Replacing a Campaign Manager Won’t Rescue Trump from the Coronavirus Debacle

newyorker.com - To the surprise of virtually no one, Donald Trump has demoted his campaign manager, Brad Parscale. On Wednesday night, Trump announced that the job would be filled by Bill Stepien, who served as an a…

The Terrifying Next Phase of the Coronavirus Recession

theatlantic.com - Failed businesses and lost loved ones, empty theme parks and socially distanced funerals, a struggling economy and an unmitigated public-health disaster: This is the worst-of-both-worlds equilibrium …

Everything We Learned From Mary Trump’s Book

nymag.com - So much for the suppression effort: Despite a lawsuit from the president’s brother claiming that Mary Trump’s new book violates a non-disclosure provision from 2001, details from Too Much and Never E…

Sun Belt hospitals are feeling the strain from virus’ surge — and bracing for worse

washingtonpost.com - Health-care workers hold a protest outside St. Petersburg General Hospital in Florida this week where, across the state, new coronavirus cases continue to surge. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) By Griff Witt…

Opinion | The Next Disaster Is Just a Few Days Away

nytimes.com - So enhanced unemployment benefits have been a crucial lifeline to tens of millions of Americans. Unfortunately, all of those beneficiaries are now just a few days from being thrown overboard. For tha…

These Are the Closest Pictures of the Sun Ever Taken

vice.com - The closest images ever taken of the Sun, captured at a distance of about 48 million miles from the solar surface, were released during a livestreamed news conference by NASA and the European Space A…

Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Trump Adviser Stephen Miller to Its List of Extremists

truthout.org - The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit civil rights organization that documents the activities of hate groups across the U.S., added a new entry to its database of extremists: White Hous…

Apple Is Killing A Billion-Dollar Ad Industry With One Popup

medium.com - While the ad world is already at loggerheads with Apple after this surprising decision, the two Silicon giants, Facebook and Google won’t be too pleased with this move either. Google for long has bee…

Trump Announces Final Rollback of Law That Gives Communities a Say in Fossil Fuel Projects

ecowatch.com - In 1997, Charles Moore was sailing a catamaran from Hawaii to California when he and his crew got stuck in windless waters in the North Pacific Ocean. As they motored along, searching for a breeze to…

Business-as-Usual Porn – or, We Need to Talk about Collapse

resilience.org - I think we need to talk openly and calmly about the possibility of societal or civilizational collapse arising from humanity’s present predicaments. And that’s mostly what I want to pursue in this po…

The Ten Best Long-Term Predictions in History

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - … he every day uttered these lamentable words, as if it were his premeditated vow: “Woe, woe to Jerusalem.” Nor did he give ill words to any of those that beat him every day, nor good words to those …

Cities Are Running Out of Money

slate.com - After months of coronavirus lockdowns, cities are taking stock of their finances. The situation is bleak. With plummeting sales and property tax revenue, American cities of all sizes may be facing a …

France makes public mask-wearing compulsory indoors

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news.yahoo.com - Paris (AFP) - France will make the wearing of face masks compulsory in indoor public places from next week, the government said Thursday as it noted "signs" of an uptick in the coronavirus outbreak. …

6.9-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

news.yahoo.com - Map locating the epicenter of a 6.9-magnitude quake in PNG on Friday. (AFP Photo/Gal ROMA) Sydney (AFP) - A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Papua New Guinea Friday, rocking residents…

Trump Keeps Bragging About America’s Covid-19 Death Rate. It’s Among the World’s Worst.

theintercept.com - For three months, as the number of Americans killed by Covid-19 has surged from 25,000 to over 138,000, President Donald Trump has been trying to disguise his failure to save lives by telling the sam…

Walmart, Kroger will start requiring customers in US stores to wear masks

cnn.com - Walmart will require customers at all of its US stores to wear masks beginning next week, becoming the largest retailer to mandate facial coverings as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Other nation…

For Florida, the coronavirus pandemic was a perfect storm

theconversation.com - If there’s one state in the U.S. where you don’t want a pandemic, it’s Florida. Florida is an international crossroads, a magnet for tourists and retirees, and its population is older, sicker and mor…

Florida Closes COVID-19 Response Center Following Its Own COVID Outbreak

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. With Governor Ron De…

What to Make of Research Suggesting Immunity to Covid-19 Is Short-Lived

elemental.medium.com - Yesterday, a preprint that was recently posted to the server medRxiv (meaning the study has not undergone peer review, an important step for accurate science research) generated a flurry of excitemen…

Republicans limit attendance to Jacksonville convention as coronavirus surges in Florida

nbcnews.com - The Republican National Committee will restrict attendance at its convention in Jacksonville next month amid Florida's coronavirus spike, Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote in a letter Thursday to commi…

Opinion | The nation is in a downward spiral. Worse is still to come.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks at the White House on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Opinion by George F. Will close George F. Will Columnist covering politics and domestic and foreign affairs E…

U.S., Britain and Canada say Russian cyberspies are trying to steal coronavirus vaccine research

washingtonpost.com - U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street in London on July 8. Raab said Thursday that “it is completely unacceptable that the Russian Intelligence Services are targeting those wo…

Russia used Trump's intelligence sharing to try to assassinate Chechen dissidents in Europe, sources say

businessinsider.com - Russia routinely exploited a US policy of increased information sharing to target Chechen dissidents, according to three law-enforcement and intelligence officials in Europe. The practice emerged aft…

Leaked Documents Show Police Knew Far-Right Extremists Were the Real Threat at Protests, not “Antifa”

theintercept.com - As protests against police violence spread to every state in the U.S. and dramatic images flooded in from cities across the country, President Donald Trump and his attorney general spun an ominous st…

DHS Worries Covid-19 Masks Are Breaking Facial Recognition, Leaked Document Shows

theintercept.com - While doctors and politicians still struggle to convince Americans to take the barest of precautions against Covid-19 by wearing a mask, the Department of Homeland Security has an opposite concern, a…

How Civil Asset Forfeiture Could Undermine Efforts to Defund Police

mintpressnews.com - Shadowproof —Between 2001 and 2017, the federal government seized $40 billion from ordinary people and high profile criminal defendants, including major corporations, through asset forfeiture. The mo…

Opinion | For the next six months, we’re trapped on a leaking ship captained by a fool

washingtonpost.com - The Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York on July 13. (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) Opinion by Eugene Robinson close Eugene Robinson Columnist focusing on po…

New Tech Company Partnership to Offset Responsibility for Public Safety and Health onto AI

mintpressnews.com - The transition from a manned police force into an AI-assisted panopticon through which populations are monitored 24/7 is occurring at breakneck speed as tech giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft p…


Editor's note

The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.
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