New fires bring number of active wildfire fronts to 79 Kathimerini. Greece, roughly the size of Alabama.
Video from Milan:
In Milan un #Tornado in Brianza Nella mia città fiumi di ghiaccio per le strade. Dopotutto Gigi d’Alessio cantava “le domeniche d’agosto quanta neve che cadrà”, quindi non serve preoccuparsi del #CambiamentoClimatico è quite normal…. pic.twitter.com/80b9fZ6j9F
— Emmy (@_addictedtolou_) July 21, 2023
For those who don’t like the y axis changing all the time, I made this version: pic.twitter.com/2zTDrTDiFy
— Leon Simons (@LeonSimons8) July 20, 2023
Rising waters in Senegal set to engulf ‘Venice of Africa’ Anadolu Agency
More than 220,000 people kicked off Medi-Cal in its first health check since COVID ABC10. By “since Covid”, they mean the first of the month.
Solar Car Challenge interrupted halfway due to the COVID-19 epidemic The Orange County Register
What is happening in Indian Manipur? AlJazeera
Digging into India’s Critical Minerals Dashboard carbon copy
If China does not intervene in North Korea, the United States will take action, says Antony Blinken South China Morning Post.
China-Gulf relations expand to areas far beyond oil purchases Modern diplomacy
New not so cold war
Ukraine’s counteroffensive fails, with no easy solution The Telegraph
Ukraine is in ruins. His last counter-offensive came to nothing.
Over the past three weeks, around 26,000 Ukrainian soldiers have died in needless attacks on Russia’s world-class defenses.
— Douglas Macgregor (@DougAMacgregor) July 21, 2023
Storm clouds gathering in the Black Sea Indian punchline
Russia has armed Belarus to the teeth: S-400, Tor-M2, Su-35, Mi-35 Bulgarian military
From Stalinism to “the most preventable war in history” Consortium news. An interview with Geoffrey Roberts. To learn more, read “Stalin: History and Criticism of a Black Legend.” Needs a better translation though.
US hits Kyrgyzstan with wartime sanctions. Intellinews
War with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh ‘very likely’, says Armenian PM Al Mayadeen. If a peace treaty is not signed.
Washington-Paris-London call The polycrisis
The last days of the “special relationship” Charger 972
South of the border
Venezuela: President Maduro delivers house number of 4.6 million Telesur. Public housing “despite the problems caused by the American blockade”.
More vacant homes in Toronto are catching fire The deep dive
Imperial Collapse Watch
The military-industrial complex goes into orbit Non-zero newsletter
If you’re this guy’s CO or 1SG you suck pic.twitter.com/Ke5EW6VAAV
– ex-Lethality Jane🌻 (@LethalityJane) July 21, 2023
Donald Trump’s trial will continue amid the 2024 election campaign The Daily Telegraph
Tim Scott approaches Ron DeSantis in Iowa Washington Examiner
Democrats in negligee
‘It’s a really big deal’: How college towns are decimating the GOP Policy. The new coalition of the ascendant?
FTC withdraws previous support for drug benefit intermediaries Bloomberg Law. No one will ever be able to completely get rid of these guys. Drunks with a ton of cash?
Police state surveillance
Big Brother is watching you watch
AFP under investigation for its use of Auror surveillance technology Crikey. AFP = Australian Federal Police.
OpenAI, Google will watermark AI-generated content to prevent deepfakes and misinformation ArsTechnica. “Deliberate.” “Hinder.” Problem solved….
This Free Watermark Removal Tool Is Surprisingly Effective Against Stock Images The edge. An AI-powered watermark remover. From January 26.
And what about adding watermarks to “misinfo”?
Workers on the front lines of the AI revolution Rest of the world
Fighting expulsions to strengthen class power Canadian dimension
Risk and Revolution The disconcerting
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