Tuesday, June 11, 2019

 

News Links, June 12, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk
Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating to ageing and shrinking birthrates.

Pressure mounts on aviation industry over climate change
Under pressure from frequent flyers alarmed over climate change, the airline industry says it is "hellbent" on reducing emissions — but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still out of reach.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The Unipolar Moment is Over (Pepe Escobar)
The Russia-China strategic partnership, consolidated last week in Russia, has thrown U.S. elites into Supreme Paranoia mode, which is holding the whole world hostage.
Finnish and Russian comms giants shake hands on submarine cable across Arctic Sea
United Technologies expects regulatory approvals by early 2020 for Raytheon deal

• War on Iran

• War on Venezuela
How corporate forces are lobbying for a coup in Venezuela
A video report on the forces behind the Venezuelan regime change lobby in Washington, DC and the campaign of disinformation the opposition and its US backers have waged to gin up support for sanctions and even military intervention. (Includes transcript)

• War on Cuba

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Sudan police fire tear gas as civil disobedience campaign begins

## Energy/resources ##
Looks good on paper. -- RF
Remember, there's no such thing as an "instant farmer." Don't wait until the high prices or actual food shortages to start gardening. You're going to discover that growing food is far more difficult than you thought. -- RF
31 Worst Food Recalls of All Time
Food recalls have become very common. So far in 2019 almost every other day a new item is listed on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts page.
Saving the Planet With Electric Cars Means Strangling This Desert
Mining lithium and copper to supply the battery boom and fight climate change is wrecking a fragile ecosystem in Chile.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Facebook Suspends Natural News, Founder Calls for President Trump to Use Military Against Tech Giants

• War on Julian Assange
First Assange. Then Us. (Chris Hedges)
The arrest of Julian marks the official beginning of the corporate totalitarianism and constant state surveillance, now far advanced in China, that will soon define our lives.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
California's "Staggering" Homeless Count

## Japan ##
Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of Chinese firms - executive
Japan's Tokyo Electron, the world's No.3 supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, will not supply to Chinese clients blacklisted by Washington, a senior company executive told Reuters.

## China ##
China's gold reserves rise for 6th consecutive month - Xinhua News Agency
Chinese Rare Earth Exports Tumble As Trade War Accelerates

• War on Huawei
But don't call it meddling. -- RF
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