A La Niña winter is on the way for the US Ars Technica
He Painted It Black Literary Review
Sex banned indoors for Tier 2 couples living apart, Number 10 confirms Evening Standard BC: ‘I found the word “Indoors” amusing. It made me think of the Beatles singing “Why don’t we do it in the road?”.’
China after Covid London Review of Books
The Social Dilemma? Nope. Just Silicon Valley propaganda. Immigrants as a Weapon
Trump Has Failed the U.S. Working Class and Only Helped the Rich Teen Vogue. Kim Kelly.
Apple is a monopoly that is engaging in price gouging its customers, but that’s not enough. They also want moral worship.
What exhausting bullshit. https://t.co/nRax1KHsHW
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) October 18, 2020
West Coast Wildfires
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Minneapolis Will Consider Facial Recognition Ban Motherboard
Imperial Collapse Watch
Results in today’s Bolivian election are starting to come in. Follow @OVargas52 for results. All polls show the candidate from Evo Morales’ MAS party is favored to win, though the coup regime has vowed not to allow MAS back into power: https://t.co/Z3ON2XnAiU
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 19, 2020
Lindsey Graham runs for his life Politico
Facebook and Twitter Cross a Line Far More Dangerous Than What They Censor Intercept Glenn Greenwald
Biden would revamp fraying intel community Politico, Of course he would.
There won’t be an Iran October Surprise The Iranian. A non-paywalled version of Pepe Escobar’s Asia Times piece.
“Buy Less, Buy Better” Means Luxury Leaders Are Only Going To Get Stronger Jing Daily. This site, I admit, has become a guilty pleasure. Due to China getting a grip on the pandemic, it has become more of a driver in luxury retail, so reading this site is a window into an expansionist world view, rather than the pandemic pessimism we see in the US and Europe.
Enabler in Chief New York Review of Books
The legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump if he loses the election CNN, Wishful thinking by the pearlclutching set.
Circling the wagons has already started. They don’t want the rabble getting ideas in our heads that we can hold the ruling class accountable for its crimes & failures. Expect endless homilies about “time to move on” & “healing”, like Obama after Dubya.https://t.co/9oFI1WS5xJ
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) October 19, 2020
Former OPCW Chief Says His Office Was Bugged While USA Pushed Iraq War Caitlin Johnstone
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.