/Links 6/30/19

Links 6/30/19

Heatwave cooks mussels in their shells on California shore Guardian

Cool reprieve for parts of Europe as Germany roasts AFP

San Francisco Will Spend $600,000 to Erase History NYT

11-foot-tall bird discovered in Crimea TreeHugger. That’s a big bird.

DARPA develops ‘smart grass’ that yells at you for walking on it Duffelblog

Renewable electricity beat out coal for the first time in April Ars Technica

The Pentagon’s Outsized Part in the Climate Fight NYRB Bill McKibben.

NASA just made a stunning discovery about how fracking fuels global warming Think Progress (David L)

Vancouver, Richmond Push to Hold Big Oil Accountable for Climate Damages Climate Liability News

California Burning

PG&E Update: Utility Blamed For More Fires International Business Times


Apple, Amazon, and the rest of Big Tech all have a lot to learn from the Green New Deal Fast Company


More Than a Fifth of All European Flights Delayed in May BNN Bloomberg

Sudan braces for ‘millions march’ as defiant protesters regroup Al Jazeera


The biggest loser in the presidential debates: Planet Earth MIT Technology Review

Sidney Ember’s Secret Sources FAIR

Elizabeth Warren Thinks We Need More Diplomats New York magazine. In her own words:  Revitalizing Diplomacy: A 21st Century Foreign Service Medium

The Forever War Is So Normalized That Opposing It Is “Isolationism” Caitlin Johnstone (The Rev Kev)

Biden sees support from Democrats slip 10 points after debate The Hill UserFriendly:
“best news i’ve seen in months.”

Medical Care

‘Rising Enthusiasm for Medicare for All’ Has Provoked Dramatic Surge in Industry-Backed Lobbying: Report Common Dreams

American caravan arrives in Canadian ‘birthplace of insulin’ for cheaper medicine Reuters

Class Warfare

Deadly day for workers refocuses spotlight on industry safety progress Waste Dive

Financial worries keep most Americans up at night Bloomberg

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes to Face Trial Next Year on Fraud Charges WSJ

Mayor, doctors and social workers arrested in scheme to brainwash children into believing they had been abused and sell them Independent

Tariff Tantrum

Apple moves Mac Pro production from Texas to China Ars Technica

Xi-Trump summit in Osaka brings trade truce, more talks and hope for Huawei SCMP

Trump ‘allows’ Huawei to buy some ‘non-national security’ tech… if China buys more US farm produce RT (The Rev Kev)


G20 summit: World leaders agree on climate deal Deutsche Welle

Russia-India-China share a room with a view Asia Times (The Rev Kev). Pepe Escobar.

North Korea

Trump meets North Korea’s Kim on DMZ between the two Koreas Reuters

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat MIT Technology Review

Face-Reading AI Will Tell Police When Suspects Are Hiding Truth Bloomberg

Julian Assange

Power Versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of Pinochet & Assange Consortium News


The people of the Middle East should be reassured by one thing – their autocrats are no longer a global anomaly Independent, Robert Fisk.

Migrant Watch

Horrific pictures of drowned migrants should not distract us from the fact that far more people die on EU borders Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Italy migrants: Rescue ship captain arrested at Lampedusa port BBC

737 MAX

Boeing Loses Another 737 MAX Customer Forbes

Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers Bloomberg (Craig H.)
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Decisions on US-India Issues Will Not Be Taken by the Pompeos and the Jaishankars The Wire

Indian central bank wants scrutiny of shadow bankers Asia Times

During the Indian election, news audiences consumed a wide and diverse range of sources Nieman Lab

Trump Transition

America’s Economic Blockades and International Law Project Syndicate

“I’m Not Willing to Do That”: Trump Says He Won’t Take Climate Action Because It Would Threaten Corporate Profits Common Dreams

What Russia Rightfully Remembers, America Forgets Truthdig Scott Ritter

Antidote du Jour (via):

Elizabeth Warren Thinks

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here

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