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« Reply #645 on: February 26, 2020, 07:35:23 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

Coronavirus’s spread in U.S. is ‘inevitable,’ CDC warns

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), left, speaks with Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) during a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News) By Erica Werner, close…

Coronavirus spreads further as WHO expert warns world 'not ready' for pandemic

theguardian.com - Coronavirus has spread further around the world as a World Health Organisation expert warned that countries outside China are “simply not ready” for a pandemic. The virus has proliferated in parts of…

More virus deaths outside China raise pandemic fears

news.yahoo.com - The coronavirus epidemic caused more death and disruption on Tuesday, spreading to new countries as a top health official warned the world was "simply not ready" to contain it. Even as the number of …

Coronavirus May Disrupt the 2020 Election. We Need a Plan

wired.com - Imagine it's Election Day 2020, but with a dark twist: As millions leave their homes and stand in long lines at crowded polling stations, officials urge them to don protective masks and gloves, and t…

Syria: 21 dead as targets including schools and nurseries bombed in Idlib

theguardian.com - Eight school facilities have been bombed in Syria’s Idlib province in a single day as the battle for control of the country’s last opposition stronghold intensifies. The attacks come despite warnings…

How Bernie Sanders Became a Fighter for Palestine

mintpressnews.com - SteveSalaita.com — With the Democratic primary in full swing, the outlines of public debate are pretty much entrenched. Common wisdom on the left says that all of the candidates are bad on Palestine …

New Data Shows the U.S. Military Is Severely Undercounting Civilian Casualties in Somalia

theintercept.com - Using official AFRICOM statements, local and international news reports, photos, videos, social media posts, and other open-source information, as well as internal military documents obtained by jour…


The 2020 Race Has Become The Cable News Primary

thedailybeast.com - Democrats running for president have spent tens of millions of dollars on complicated voter outreach programs, field staff, and volunteer networks. But as they come down the critical primary stretch,…

Biopharma stocks tumble as drug supply chain risk mounts

biocentury.com - Biotech indexes lost considerable ground during Monday’s trading session amid concerns of global supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, although biotechs were generally spared the wor…

Brexit Talks Turn Sour As EU, UK Clash

ibtimes.com - Britain and Brussels clashed Tuesday over upcoming Brexit talks, with London roundly rejecting key elements of the EU's negotiating platform, setting up an acrimonious start to negotiations next week.

With Grenell Appointment, the Israel Lobby’s Foothold on US Intelligence Grows Even Stronger

mintpressnews.com - Last week’s appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to the post of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) received criticism from both sides of the political divide, mainly for his…

‘We Have to Look at the Underpinnings of Environmental Degradation’

fair.org - The February 21, 2020, episode of CounterSpin was a special archival show about environmental justice, cross-national organizing and solidarity, featuring excerpts of interviews with Paul Paz y Miño,…

Violence in Indian capital casts shadow over Trump’s visit

washingtonpost.com - Indian police detain members of Centre of Indian Trade Unions protesting against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to India, in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. India poured on the pag…

Opinion | 70 former U.S. senators: The Senate is failing to perform its constitutional duties

washingtonpost.com - The U.S. Capitol dome in June 2019. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By 70 Former U.S. Senators February 25, 2020 at 1:04 PM EST The following signers are all former U.S. senators: Dean Barkley (I-Minn.), Max B…

Supreme Court to Consider Religious Rights Case Involving Same-Sex Couples

wsj.com - WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court will consider whether the Constitution allows a Catholic organization to reject same-sex couples as foster parents in a city-funded child-welfare program, despite a local…

Three New Books on Human Consciousness to Blow Your Mind

undark.org - At the moment, you’re reading these words and, presumably, thinking about what the words and sentences mean. Or perhaps your mind has wandered, and you’re thinking about dinner, or looking forward to…

It’s dangerous for governments to claim the coronavirus outbreak is under control

qz.com - Just days before the Chinese government locked down Wuhan, the city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak, health authorities said the spread of the virus was “preventable and controllable.” A we…

Viral Video Exposes Israeli Practice of Holding and Desecrating Palestinian Bodies

mintpressnews.com - Jerusalem, Palestine — The Israeli public relations machine is once again making attempts to obfuscate and justify the actions of its army along the Gaza fence. The Gaza Strip, which holds two millio…

carbonbrief.org - Desertification has been described as “the greatest environmental challenge of our time” and climate change is making it worse. While the term may bring to mind the windswept sand dunes of the Sahara…

Europe Is Thinking Harder About Divorcing America

foreignpolicy.com - This year’s Munich Security Conference convened under the rubric of “Westlessness.” The implication was clear: Not only are the United States and Europe staking out separate, clashing positions on ev…

Civil War Rumblings? Republican Efforts to Redraw Map Along Ideological Lines Point to Dark Days Ahead

strategic-culture.org - More American conservatives, frustrated with liberalism and its radical cultural experiments, are joining a rising movement that aims to redraw several state lines. Are such desperate efforts the har…

The Glub, Glub, Glub of Recession Circling the Drain

thegreatrecession.info - Who says there is no recession anywhere in sight? It depends on where you are looking. In short, manufacturing remains in recession; corporate profits remain in recession; freight remains deep in rec…

Rising tides will leave no choice for US millions | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Time and tide wait for no-one. As sea levels rise, the rising tides will become more impatient. Millions of Americans will have to migrate. LONDON, 26 February, 2020 – The Texan city of Houston is ab…

Trump Officials Keep Contradicting Each Other on Coronavirus

nymag.com - One of the things you want to have in the face of a potential infectious disease outbreak is credible messaging from public authorities. However, credible messaging does not appear to be one of the T…

In Second Debate, Bloomberg Was Still a Man in a Billionaire’s Bubble

nymag.com - After an abysmal performance in his first debate appearance in Las Vegas last week (featuring a particularly forceful pummeling by Elizabeth Warren), Michael Bloomberg assembled his expensive brain t…

How Much Sh*tshow Is Bill Barr's Justice Department Right Now? This Much Sh*tshow.

wonkette.com - Before we forget, we wanted to highlight some great reporting from Katie Benner and Adam Goldman at the New York Times on what's really been going on in the Justice Department and the DC US attorney'…

A Miami man who flew to China worried he might have coronavirus. He may owe thousands.

miamiherald.com - After returning to Miami last month from a work trip in China, Osmel Martinez Azcue found himself in a frightening position: he was developing flu-like symptoms, just as coronavirus was ravaging the …

Trump Administration Totally On Top Of Coronavirus Thing, Will Ask Twitter If They Have Any More Questions

wonkette.com - Stock markets have been dropping due to fears that the Covid-19 coronavirus could become a global pandemic, so Donald Trump took a little time away from hugging a fellow authoritarian leader in India…

Climate Change Is a Threat to the Future of All Children, Report Finds

time.com - Every child on Earth faces an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change and not one country is doing enough to ensure its children's sustained wellbeing, a new report says. The findings, …

Earth's coral reefs could be gone by 2100, research finds

nbcnews.com - Climate change could wipe out almost all coral reef habitats around the world by 2100, according to research released Monday. The bleak outlook forecasts that warming oceans and rising seas could hav…

Too dry to thrive: Climate change spurs Mexicans to change crops | Mexico News

aljazeera.com - At least 9,000 years ago, humans began domesticating corn for the first time near Tehuacan, in the central Mexican state of Puebla, laying the foundation for permanent settlements in the Americas. Bu…

Supply chain vulnerability exposed by coronavirus outbreak in China - Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Stainless, Rare Earth, Metal Prices, Forecasting | MetalMiner

agmetalminer.com - If the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has shown anything — apart from the risks of eating certain types of meat — it is the vulnerability of supply chains. All the metals intelligence you need in one use…

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