Friday, June 26, 2020


News Links, June 27, 2020

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Pakistan receives $1bln from World Bank, ADB
Mexican economy shrinks record 17.3% in April as industry swoons

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Nike plans to cut jobs in digital push

## Airline death spiral ##
U.S. airline labor unions seek billions more to extend coronavirus payroll aid as demand remains weak
Major U.S. airline CEOs to hold White House meeting Friday, sources say
American Airlines warns flights may be more crowded in July

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
U.S. agrees to EU offer to create dialogue on China's threat to the West

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
US marshals asked to prepare to protect monuments nationwide: report

## Got food? ##
Coronavirus: A wake-up call to strengthen the global food system

## Environment/health ##
Amazon Rainforest Hit By Killer Droughts
When humans pull back, other species can flourish. -- RF
As with nuclear waste, we can expect that little substantive action will be taken to eliminate this threat to the planet. -- RF
• Coronavirus
Scientists just beginning to understand the many health problems caused by COVID-19
Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come, according to doctors and infectious disease experts.
Coronavirus traces found in March 2019 sewage sample, Spanish study shows
Spanish virologists have found traces of the novel coronavirus in a sample of Barcelona waste water collected in March 2019, nine months before the COVID-19 disease was identified in China, the University of Barcelona said on Friday.
So if Trump still insists on being "accurate," perhaps he should call it the "Spain virus." -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Doctors for Assange Say UK May be Liable for His Torture
In a new letter to the British medical journal The Lancet, Doctors for Assange say that the British government may be held legally responsible for the torture of the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Truly Shameful BBC Israeli Propaganda
In a genuinely outrageous piece of victim blaming, BBC News just blamed Palestinian intransigence in refusing to accept Israeli annexation of the West Bank for the deaths of Palestinian children caused by the Israeli blockade of medical supplies to Gaza.

## Japan ##
Forecast: Japan facing hot summer

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