Links 9/28/2020

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Bolivia’s Socialist VP Candidate: “The Coup Against Evo Morales Was Driven by Multinationals and the Organization of American States” Jacobin

Ex-eBay employees to plead guilty in “bloody pig mask” cyberstalking case Ars Technica

Man Finds 9-Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park TreeHugger

Does Boris Johnson take the population for idiots? His latest offering suggests so Independent. Robert Fisk.

Britain will seek coronavirus ‘herd immunity’ covertly or by default – thanks to the failure of lockdown Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

A Real Vaccine Before the Election? It’d Take a Miracle. ProPublica

The Case for Independent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Protecting Public Health from Politics Jama Network.

Exclusive: States plan to independently vet COVID-19 vaccine data Roll Call

Coronavirus: Half a million sharks ‘could be killed for vaccine’, experts warn Sky News

THE MASK BARONS OF ETSY  The Verge

Covid normal is becoming the new normal. But should it? The Print

New York City Principals Union Calls On Mayor to Cede Control of Schools to State WSJ. The deck:”Union’s leaders unanimously pass a vote of no confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio.”

‘Cops won’t be able to cope with cracking down on covid rule-breakers’: Police union chief calls on councils and health bosses to help enforce draconian new regulations Daily Mail

Class Warfare

Uber to get London licence as court rules it is ‘no longer a risk’ The Guardian

Concentrated power in Big Tech harms the US FT

Cheerleading, Monopolies and Sexual Predators Big Matt Stoller

Higher Ed Has a Silicon Valley Problem Chronicle of Higher Education

Amid COVID and Wildfires, Farmworkers Have Been Pushed to the Brink TruthOut

Pittsburgh NewsGuild Prez Resigns Following Payday Expose on Sexual Misconduct Payday Report

Waste Watch

Sri Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain: Customs Al Jazeera

Syraqistan

Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation waged by Western govt contractors and media Grayzone

China?

Chinese investors, beware: EU vows to take aim at ‘golden visas’ programmes SCMP

TikTok Download Ban Is Blocked by Judge WSJ

India

Future of work: Welcome to the era of the 21st century artisans, says TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan Economic Times

How Bad is the Employee-Boss Wage Gap in Nifty 50 Companies? The Wire

Lancet says India putting ‘too positive spin’ on Covid data, warns against ‘false optimism’ The Print

COVID-19 in India: the dangers of false optimism The Lancet

India’s R value drops below 1 for the first time since Covid pandemic struck The Print

RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Trump’s Supreme Court move deepens fears of an authoritarian power play WaPo

Re-Politicize The Supreme Court American Conservative

How Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Group Helped Shape a City Politico

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett would have final say on recusal calls Reuters

2020

Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don’t lose The Hill

The Election That Could Break America Atlantic

Trump’s top 10 tricks: Here’s a useful guide to have on hand as the presidential debates get underway AlterNet

Trump readies thousands of attorneys for election fight Politico

Trump Transition

Republicans blasted Obama’s use of an obscure Medicare law. Now Trump’s using it on $200 drug coupons — and the GOP is silent Stat

LONG-CONCEALED RECORDS SHOW TRUMP’S CHRONIC LOSSES AND YEARS OF TAX AVOIDANCE NYT

18 Revelations From a Trove of Trump Tax Records DNYUZ

TRUMP VS NYT Trump rips ‘totally fake news’ after New York Times bombshell report claimed he ‘only paid $750 federal taxes in 2017’ The Sun

Reminder: WikiLeaks Has Always Been Open To Publishing Leaks On Trump Caitlin Johnstone

Provocation on the High Seas: U.S. Naval Adventures Near the Shores of Russia, China and Iran Counterpunch

No penalty for Victoria despite ‘wanton destruction’ of trees vital to red-tailed black cockatoo Guardian

FIRES TURN BRAZIL’S TROPICAL WETLANDS INTO WILDLIFE DEATH TRAPS Intercept

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