Wednesday’s news links – July 27, 2022

Trader Joe’s United holds rally in Hadley before union election the shoestring

Public Bathroom Access An Undervalued But Necessary Element of Walking, Transit Infrastructure StreetsblogMASS

Why Is Media Lamenting Disney’s ‘Loss’ Of Copyright Instead Of Celebrating The Public Domain? Tech Dirt

#COVID19

The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic Science

[In other words, not made in a lab, no lab leak] “We show the earliest known COVID-19 cases from December 2019, including those without reported direct links, were geographically centered on this market. We report that live SARS-CoV-2 susceptible mammals were sold at the market in late 2019 and, within the market, SARS-CoV-2-positive environmental samples were spatially associated with vendors selling live mammals. While there is insufficient evidence to define upstream events, and exact circumstances remain obscure, our analyses indicate that the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 occurred via the live wildlife trade in China, and show that the Huanan market was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Climate

Unprecedented Heat And Stressed Grids Make Dangerous Power Outages Increasingly Likely HuffPo

Okinawa

Addiction and crime – How the “Okinawa System” harmed island’s residents Okinawa Times

Cancel RIMPAC!

U.S. war drive

A Call to Cancel RIMPAC in Hawaiʻi FPIF

US military making plans in case Pelosi travels to Taiwan AP

The New York Times Confirmed That Ukrainians Are Losing Their Military Confidence Andrew Korybko

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