Links 7/13/2020

Wild bison to roam England’s woodlands for the first time in 6,000 years as ‘ecosystem engineers’ Business Insider

First signs of success in bid to reintroduce pine martens to England Guardian

In WTO’s Search for its Next Director-General, a Tale of Proxy Wars and Regional Rivalries The Wire

Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later WaPo

Duda wins Polish presidential election: preliminary result Politico

Morocco’s thirst revolution and the luxury of watermelons Qantara

He Made Stone Speak New York Review of Books

120,000-year-old necklace tells of the origin of string Ars Technica


Imperial Blind Spots and a Question for Obama Counterpunch

It’s Trump’s call on what the GOP convention will look like AP

The Case For Kanye American Conservative.NC usually eschews celebrity tosh, but in these bizarre times, I’m posting this as I never would have expected to see this article under this headline in this source.


How serious is Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 infections and what can be done to beat it? SCMP

WeWork on track for profits and positive cash flow in 2021, says chairman FT

Big firms are in no rush to return to their headquarters with 30 of the City’s biggest employers only planning to bring back up to 40% of staff to offices in coming months Daily Mail

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19 BBC

Military’s COVID-19 cases growing at twice the nationwide rate Military Times

What Do College Students Think of Their Schools’ Reopening Plans? New Yorker

From Houston to Miami, hospitals running short of remdesivir for Covid-19 patients Stat

New York City marks first day with no coronavirus deaths since March NY Post

As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase AP

Houston leaders call for lockdown as county reports more than 27,600 active coronavirus cases CBS


Race Against Time Caravan. The deck: India’s place in the global COVID-19 vaccine wars.

Bill Gates, a Billionaire, Says Covid-19 Drugs and Vaccines Should Not Go to ‘Highest Bidder’ Gizmodo

An adult with Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 Lancet

Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests Guardian Small study size, but if true, depressing; relying on the vaccine fairy alone is not going to beat this scourge. The underlying study, not yet peer-reviewed: Longitudinal evaluation and decline of antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2 infection medRxiv.

Class Warfare

Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate Fears NYT

#StrikeForBlackLives in 25 Cities on July 20th – 16,000 Meatpackers Got COVID – Teachers Strikes Looking More Likely Payday Report

California teachers fight back against pressure to reopen schools Politico

Teachers face off against Trump on school reopenings The Hill

Viral Thread Busts The Myth About Famous Billionaires Starting Out “Poor” Bored Panda

Food Security

India has barely scratched the surface of its rich food heritage Scroll

Health Care

Colorado, Like Other States, Trims Health Programs Amid Health Crisis Kaiser Health News

Waste Watch

Global Electronic Waste Up 21 Percent in Five Years — Little of It Is Recycled TruthOut


Q&A: UN’s Agnes Callamard on drone strike that killed Soleimani Al Jazeera


The struggle to keep India’s Covid-19 patients breathing BBC

Narendra Modi Is Not Creating the India That Returning Indians Will Want to Live in The Wire

India-China Joust

LAC standoff | Xi Jinping’s mobilisation order, months of planning preceded border move standoff The Hindu


Iran-China pact turbocharges the New Silk Roads Vineyard of the Saker. Pepe Escobar.

Boris Johnson set to curb Huawei role in UK’s 5G networks FT

China hits back, sanctioning US officials and Congress members in response to Xinjiang ban SCMP

Puerto Rico

Adding Insult to the ‘Injury of Colonialism,’ Trump Suggested Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, Former Advisor Says Common Dreams


After the Bushfires and Amid the Pandemic, Australia’s Fossil Fuel Industry Is Gaining Steam Jacobin


‘Let’s get going’: UK tells businesses to prepare for Brexit crunch Reuters

The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners Audobon. Each year Audobon selects some amazing photographs. I will undoubtedly feature some  as future antidotes. Here,  interested readers, is a peek some of what’s yet to come.

Antidote du jour (via).

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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