Tuesday, June 23, 2020


News Links, June 24, 2020

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Massive Credit Losses to Hit European Banks in Q2 and into 2021, Particularly When Debt Moratoriums Are Lifted
Canada's Oil And Gas Industry Is Critical To Its Economic Survival
EU countries may bar U.S. travelers because of coronavirus failures: NY Times
European Union countries eager to revive their economies are prepared to bar entry to Americans because the United States has failed to control the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times reported from Brussels on Tuesday, citing draft lists of acceptable travelers.
Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid
Gold pricing soars above recent resistance as second wave of pandemic hits

## Airline death spiral ##
Spirit AeroSystems asks lenders for relief after deeper Boeing 737 production cut

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Indian and Chinese military agree to disengage in disputed Himalayan border
Iranian Tankers & the Age of Interdiction
Two forms of interdiction — the steady expansion of U.S. sanctions and our stunning drift toward  unmasked censorship — have begun to intersect.
US-Russia Arms Control Talks Begin
Arms Control Diplomacy Used To Be Serious - It Has Been Replaced With Stupid Stunts
China flag row mars US-Russia nuclear arms talks in Vienna
The US and Russia need to reduce their nuclear arsenals to a level commensurate with that of China in order to reasonably demand that China participate. Further, why doesn't the US insist that Israel participate? -- RF
Israel leverages dubious 'Nuclear Archives' to re-enlist IAEA in campaign against Iran
The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel, provoking a needless conflict with Iran
Egypt Is Facing Two Wars - How Will Sisi Decide?
Democrats say U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty may be illegal
North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: KCNA
U.S. navy ship navigates near Venezuelan coast after Iranian cargo ship arrives

## Energy/resources ##
The Surplus Energy Economy
Energy, not money, makes the world go around. -- RF
U.S. LNG Exports Crash By More Than 50%
Shale Giant On The Brink Of Bankruptcy Receives Federal Lifeline

## Environment/health ##
A town in Siberia just reached a record-high temperature of 100 degrees
U.S. beekeepers saw unsually high summertime colony losses in 2019
U.S. court blocks California cancer label on Bayer's Roundup weed killer
Wildlife scientists examine the great 'human pause'
The Hidden Deaths Of The COVID Pandemic
• Coronavirus
35 COVID-19 cases found in single Air Force unit in Guam
Mexico confirms 4,577 new coronavirus infections and 759 deaths
'In fact, we will be doing more testing': Fauci says he was never asked to slow coronavirus testing
Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Congress parts of U.S. are seeing a 'disturbing surge' of coronavirus infections
COVID-19 spreads quickly in crowded homes, poorer neighborhoods
Brazil judge orders Bolsonaro to wear a mask due to COVID-19
The EU Lifts Its Travel Ban But Not For the US

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Assange Extradition: '60 Minutes' Gives Assange Fair Shake
The Australian version of the CBS News program '60 Minutes' presented a segment on Julian Assange Sunday night that was missing the usual mainstream media smears and distortions about his case.
One Of The World's Largest Web Tracking Companies Leaks Tons Of Personal Info From An Unsecured Server
Twitter slaps label on another Trump tweet as the platform's scrutiny intensifies

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Debunking Trump and Corporate Media's WHO/China Coverup Conspiracy Theories
Is Data Our New False Religion?

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
False stats cannot hide the collapse

## Japan ##
Environmental shareholder activism comes to Japan as Mizuho faces climate resolution
Japan says U.S. hasn't requested more money to host American troops
45 sickened in toxic blaze at U.S. military base in Okinawa

## China ##
China launches its final satellite to complete its rival to the US-owned GPS system
Beijing reports 13 new COVID-19 cases for June 22 vs nine a day earlier

## UK ##
Britain nearly went bust in March, says Bank of England
UK car industry 'could lose one in six jobs due to Covid-19 crisis'
UK factory output plunges at fastest pace on record, says CBI
UK government's arms export watchdog has been shut down for six months

## US ##
Cities warn of infrastructure spending cuts and more layoffs as coronavirus leaves holes in budgets
More than 700 U.S. cities plan to delay or cancel infrastructure projects because their budgets are drained, according to a National League of Cities survey.
Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free CHOP autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators
Virus is taking big toll on farm county in Washington state
Israel Exports Its Brutal Police Training to the US, and it Shows
13 more J.C. Penney store closings revealed: Department store continues bankruptcy store closures
San Francisco Police Were Ordered To Turn Off Body Cameras in Raid on Journalist's Home

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