Monday, June 29, 2020


News Links, June 30, 2020

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection as COVID-19 cancels shows

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
ExxonMobil Readies To Make Major Job Cuts

## Airline death spiral ##
Virgin Atlantic seeks up to £900m in rescue bid after coronavirus turbulence

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Armed Israeli Settlers Burn Hundreds of Olive Trees south of Nablus
US, NATO allies start anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose
US could buy Turkey's Russian-made S-400 under Senate proposal
Soldiers in Europe could soon have a new system to disrupt signals
India moves air defense missiles to Chinese border

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Pro-nuclear energy protesters rally against Greenpeace in Paris
Not just Confederate statues: Indigenous activists want conquistadors, missionaries removed

## Energy/resources ##
Natural Gas Price Plunge Could Soon Lead To Shut-Ins
New polymer easily captures gold extracted from e-waste

## Got food? ##
Facing crisis, Cuba calls on citizens to grow more of their own food
Cuba is a bellwether. Plant your victory garden and learn how to grow food now. -- RF
Deforestation and land-clearing are taking a toll on Brazil's corn yield

## Environment/health ##
Siberian Forest Fires Increase Fivefold in Week Since Record High Temperature
Gold mining stunts Amazon rainforest recovery
• Coronavirus
Coronavirus: asymptomatic people can still develop lung damage
CDC says U.S. has 'way too much virus' to control pandemic as cases surge across country
WHO director warns coronavirus pandemic 'not close to being over'
Gilead's coronavirus treatment remdesivir to cost $3,120 per U.S. patient with private insurance
Nursing Homes Account For 11% Of COVID-19 Cases, 43% Of Deaths In US

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Russia's opposition flounders as Putin changes constitution
Reddit bans 'The_Donald' forum in crackdown, Twitch suspends Trump's channel
Facebook ad boycott campaign to go global, organizers say
Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Trump
All Players In The NYT 'Russian Bounties' In Afghanistan Story Have Slammed It As Fake News

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Bolton Weaves a Tall Tale in His Venezuela Chapter

## Japan ##
One year after resumption, Japan's commercial whaling in viability struggle
Japan plans new electronic warfare unit facing East China Sea
Japan's retail sales extend slump as coronavirus curbs keep shoppers away
Japanese automakers' domestic output plunges 67% in May
Few economic benefits to be gained from hosting Olympics next year
Half of Tokyo residents oppose Olympics in 2021: poll

## China ##
Hong Kong national security law: those convicted could face life imprisonment
China sent martial artists to India border before deadly clash: state media
China's military becomes world's first to use experimental coronavirus vaccine
China's factory activity likely slowed in June on subdued global demand, Reuters poll shows
China central bank says economy faces risks from global pandemic, efforts against domestic resurgence

## UK ##
UK needs 'biggest-ever peacetime job creation plan' to stop mass unemployment
Just 6% of UK public 'want a return to pre-pandemic economy'
Poll comes as 350 union, business and religious leaders issue call for fair and green recovery
Virgin Atlantic seeks urgent rescue package worth up to £900m

## US ##
Nearly half the U.S. population is without a job, showing how far the labor recovery has to go
Millennials never recovered fully since the Great Recession and now Covid-19 is bringing a painful economic reckoning
Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon
Or How to Vaccinate the Military-Industrial Complex

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