Links 9/6/2020

Jerri-Lynn here. Dear patient readers, Please recall that our comments major domo Jules is on holiday, and so as Yves will be moderating comments. But as Yves indicated yesterday, seldom faces the day before mid-PM, so please cut us some slack if your contribution gets snagged by our moderation tripwires.

Why experts are overwhelmingly skeptical of online voting Ars Technica

Don’t Steal This Book Matt Taibbi (UserFriendly)

“We Are Witnessing the End of Independent Central Banks” Der Spiegel (re Šilc)

The Mathematical Model of Modern Monetary Theory 3 Professor Steve Keen (UserFriendly)

The ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ is finally cleared to find a new home WaPo

#COVID-19

DAVID DAVIS: Our clumsy quarantine system is destroying livelihoods and making the UK a laughing stock… and it’s based on science as reliable as a weathervane in a whirlwind Daily Mail

UK police deal with thousands of potential Covid-19 quarantine breakers Guardian (re Šilc)

A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged Elemental (Rocky)

Is India missing COVID-19 deaths? The Lancet

How Feces and Other Bodily Fluids Can Help Track COVID Outbreaks Der Spiegel

A Doctor Went to His Own Employer for a COVID-19 Antibody Test. It Cost $10,984. ProPublica (UserFriendly)

RISK FACTOR What’s your risk of catching Covid… from opening your post to going to work or a bar? The Sun

Everyone was drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid-19 ground zero? Guardian (re Šilc)

I do not see a single student wash their hands’: teacher’s diary of the first week back at school Guardian (re Šilc)

Brexit

Countdown to endgame on a Brexit deal RTÉ (vlad)

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Eight case studies on regulating biometric technology show us a path forward MIT Technology Review

The FBI’s ‘Civil Liberties Training’ Is A Farce American Conservative (re Šilc)

NSA spying exposed by Snowden was illegal and not very useful, court says Ars Technica

Julian Assange

UK: Assange extradition hearing will be a key test for UK and US justice Amnesty International

A Special Note on CN Live!’s Coverage of the Julian Assange Extradition Hearings Beginning on Monday Consortium News

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Nearly all Black Lives Matter protests are peaceful despite Trump narrative, report finds Guardian (re Šilc)

Fascism and the Deadlock of Race Paganarch (UserFriendly)

Class Warfare

The Privileged Vs. The People American Conservative (re Šilc)

 Labor Day Homage to New Orleans’ Rebuilders Capital & Main

1000 Strikes since March 1st – Tampa Fast Food Workers Strike – 100 Days of Breonna Taylor Protests Payday Report<

California Burning

The Former Prisoners Fighting California’s Wildfires Marshall Project

As second heat wave sears California, experts say health impacts will worsen with climate change LA Times

Trump Transition

Trump’s opponents need to take his patriotic card away and portray him as the true enemy of the nation – it can be done Independent Patrick Cockburn

If Trump is re-elected in November, will we be able to absolve the Americans this time? Independent Robert Fisk

America Through Foreign Eyes review: a Mexican take on the US under Trump Guardian (re Šilc)

How Trump Draws on Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Bills NYT (re Šilc)

At Least 4 Boats Sink During ‘Trump Boat Parade’ in Texas, Officials Say NYT (re Šilc)

Russia

Lifting Embargo on American Non-Lethal Arms to Cyprus Is Aimed Against Russia Antiwar (The Rev Kev)

India

‘Worst is yet to come’: India coronavirus cases top four million Al Jazeera

Coronavirus Crisis Shatters India’s Big Dreams NYT

After Defence Ministers Meeting, India-China Agree to De-Escalate Tensions The Wire

India implodes its own new Silk Road Global Research Pepe Escobar

China?

Iran looks to China as US sanctions bite FT

2020

Silence of the Dems: Why Aren’t There More Prop. 15 Endorsements? Capital & Main

Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: markets rattled by risk of a messy election result FT

How New York City’s Democratic Socialists Swept the Competition American Prospect (re Šilc)

Why I will not vote for Joe Biden Al Jazeera (UserFriendly)

Biden Needs to Talk About Jobs on Labor Day. And Every Day. The Nation (re Šilc)

Trump’s Pick for Afghanistan Ambassador Wants to Withdraw US Troops Immediately Mother Jones. re Šilc: “go trump go.”

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