Tuesday’s news links – 12 July 2022

‘Stay and Fight’ Isn’t So Easy When a Red State Puts Your Child at Risk NYTimes

Last year, two families in Wilson County, Tenn., signed on as plaintiffs in a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging Tennessee legislation that prohibits transgender students from using bathrooms that align with their gender identities.

Shinnecocks demand free access to Southampton’s Cooper’s Beach Newsday

Boom! Lawyered: Biden Finally Did Something About Abortion! Or Did He? Rewire

Biopsies confirm a breast cancer diagnosis after an abnormal mammogram – but structural racism may lead to lengthy delays KRQE

Dollar General Claims It’s A Discount Store. It’s Not. Eric Gardner

China’s yuan is making headway a global reserve currency, with 85% of central banks keen on holding the asset Business Insider

#COVID19

BA.5, Chapter 2 Eric Topol

Yes, I called it the worst variant we have seen so far, which The Washington Post editorial board picked up on (and checked with multiple peers before publishing) because of its severity of immune evasion and transmissibility compared with any prior SARS-CoV-2 variant.

Why BA.5 Feels Different Ed Yong

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: What you are not being told Nury Vittachi

Identical game-plans were used in Hong Kong and Bangkok. The campaigns ALWAYS build on genuine grievances, and work in tandem with disinformation campaigns in which western media downplay or completely omit any mention the presence of western groups specializing in political interference overseas. The result: coups in China-friendly places look entirely spontaneous and references to external financing simply go unreported.

Sri Lanka: Debt Trap Diplomacy & Putin Price Hikes? Or Something Else? The New Atlas

Real debt trap: Sri Lanka owes vast majority to West, not China Multipolarista

China

U.S./NATO war

Ukraine defense chief says US rocket systems have been ‘game-changer’ TheHill

Video Proof Of Ukrainian Nazis Killing Civilians In Mariupol Southfront

Anatomy of a Coup: How CIA Front Laid Foundations for Ukraine War Kit Klarenberg

Where the Crawdads Sing Author Wanted for Questioning in Murder The Atlantic

Crawdads is filled with improbable and condescending portraits of Black people

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