Wednesday, September 09, 2020


News Links, September 10, 2020

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Pandemic Faultline Spreads Across Emerging Markets as Growth Paths Diverge
Inflation Is Stealth Austerity

## Airline death spiral ##
United, pilots union reach agreement to avoid close to 3,000 furloughs
U.S. airlines warn on travel recovery while awaiting fresh aid

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Piracy, other high seas crimes rise in Asia: report
USS Detroit deployed for counternarcotics operations
US-Seized Iranian Gasoline Soon to Arrive in Texas
China, India Exchange Fire for First Time in 45 Years
U.S. is cutting troops in Iraq to 3,000 this month, commander of U.S. Central Command says
India tests homemade hypersonic vehicle
The Air Force Isn't Dominant Anymore ... Says Air Force Chief of Staff

## Migrants/refugees ##
At least 37 million displaced by America's two-decade 'war on terror': Report
The majority of those displaced were from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya and Syria, Brown University report says
Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greece's camp on Lesbos

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Clashes in Portland erupt again, police make 11 arrests
Two Oregon men arrested for allegedly attacking counter-protesters at pro-Trump rally
Guns and trucks at Oregon protest to defend Trump's America
American Bloodlands (Chris Hedges)
The enraged, polarized segments of the population are rapidly consolidating as the political center disintegrates.
Two killed as violence spills from Mexico protest against water flow to U.S.
And it's a story that will be repeated around the world because there are too many humans consuming too much water, not to mention other resources. Brain-dead growth advocates don't seem to realize that there is only so much water to go around. -- RF

## Energy/resources ##
UAE's Nuclear Power Pivot Comes At A High Cost

## Got food? ##
Europe offers €500 million to help dairy farmers
Producers are counting on yet another Commission aid package to keep them in business.

## Environment/health ##
Across the world, trees are growing faster, dying younger – and will soon store less carbon
Giraffe haven in Niger faces uncertain future after attack
Brazil wetland fires threaten jaguar reserve
Pandemic threatens lives of millions of children: UN
Study predicts increase in mosquito-borne diseases as planet warms
Ocean salinity study reveals amplification of Earth's water cycle
• Coronavirus
Leading Scientists Question 'Highly Improbable' Russian Vaccine Results Published in Lancet
Oxford University Covid vaccine trial put on hold due to adverse reaction in participant
Coronavirus: gatherings of more than six to be banned in England
Fauci says a coronavirus vaccine is 'unlikely' by U.S. election

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 7 (Craig Murray)
DAY THREE ASSANGE HEARING—Defense Witness Dismantles Key Elements of Government Case (CN)
Assange on Trial: A Stunning Lack of Transparency and Fairness
White House Supposedly Blocked Walmart From Buying Tiktok Because It Would Prove Its Rationale For Forcing A Deal Was Bullshit
FBI Horrified To Discover Ring Doorbells Can Tip Off Citizens To The Presence Of Federal Officers At Their Door
The irony is palpable. You can't make this stuff up. -- RF
Russia says Germany exploiting Navalny illness, demands medical data
Afghan Peace Talk Spoiler Bomb Fails To Kill Its Target

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
US general says Russian and Chinese deals in Latin America risk destabilizing region

## Japan ##
Index gains, but Japan economy still 'worsening'
Self-driving buses being tested across Japan let you pay with your face
Remember: Convenience always comes with a price. -- RF
Koike says postponed Olympics should be held 'by all means'

## China ##
Trump has called on US firms to leave China, but no mass exodus among 'well-rooted' companies
China plans sanctions against US officials who visit Taiwan, says Global Times editor Hu Xijin
Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines Given to Hundreds of Thousands of Chinese

## UK ##
Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill
England to ban gatherings of more than 6 people as coronavirus cases spike

## US ##
Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status'
The Recovery is Led by Part-Time, Not Full-Time Employment
Americans Pay Down Credit Cards For 5th Consecutive Month As Post-Covid Deleveraging Continues
US: Critical deadlines loom for highways, airlines and transit
With just weeks left in the legislative year, Congress faces two big transportation deadlines on Sept. 30, a transportation to-do list and potentially dire consequences if it does not act.

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