Saturday’s news links – August 14, 2021

According to the newly-released U.S. Census data, Washington, D.C. was the only location in the U.S. where the white share of the population increased over the last decade.

Making Sense of the Census Sardonicky

Indigenous Peoples

The United States Is Not “a Nation of Immigrants” Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Celebrations of multiculturalism obscure the country’s settler colonial history—and the role that immigrants play in perpetuating it.


4 Florida Teachers Die From COVID-19 in 24 Hours and the Stupid-Ass Governor Is Still Banning Mask Mandates in Schools The Root

The most vaccine-hesitant group of all? PhDs UnHerd

Cuba says early data suggests homegrown vaccine protecting against Delta Reuters

Modern Mathematics Confronts Its White, Patriarchal Past Scientific American

Wildfire smoke linked to thousands of coronavirus cases on West Coast SFChronicle

Climate change

July was world’s hottest month ever recorded, US scientists confirm Guardian

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: The Threat of War (Nuclear) With China on YouTube

The Most High-Profile Al Qaeda Plot Foiled After 9/11 Was an FBI Scam The Intercept


A Saigon moment looms in Kabul Asia Times

This was fast. As of Aug. 14, the Taliban have 21 of 34 provincial capitals under their control. Only three of the bigger cities — Kabul, Jalalabad and Mazar-i-Sharif — are not yet in Taliban hands.

  • August 6 – Zaranji (Nimruz)
  • August 7 – Sheberghan (Jowzjan)
  • August 8 – Kunduz (Kunduz)
  • August 8 – Sar-e Pol (Sar-e Pol)
  • August 8 – Talquan (Takhar)
  • August 9 – Aybak (Samangan)
  • August 10 – Farah (Farah)
  • August 10 – Pul-i Khumri (Baghlan)
  • August 11 – Faizabad (Badakhshan)
  • August 12 – Ghazni (Ghazni)
  • August 12 – Kandahar (Kandahar)
  • August 12 – Herat (Herat)
  • August 12 – Qala-e-Naw (Badghis)
  • August 13 – Lashkar Gah (Helmand)
  • August 13 – Tirin kot (Uruzgan)
  • August 13 – Chaghcharan (Ghor)
  • August 13 – Pul-e Alim (Logar)
  • August 13 – Qalat (Zabul)
  • August 14 – Sharana (Paktika)
  • August 14 – Asasabad (Kunar)
  • August 14 – Gardez (Paktia)

Source: Moon of Alabama

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