Friday 22 May 2020

Global headlines - 21 May, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

News Links, May 21, 2020

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Coronavirus crushes Australia's dividends with banks leading the decline

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
US Navy issues new distance guidelines for vessels after close encounters with Iranian ships
Trump administration blacklists Chinese company for working with Iranian airline
Japanese military to receive new rifles for the first time since 1989

## Energy/resources ##
Green-Energy Zombie Abengoa Threatens to Default 3rd Time Since Enron-Style Collapse, Blames Covid, Begs for Fresh Bailout
Permian Basin Leads Decline In U.S. Shale

## Environment/health ##
2 Michigan dams breached, thousands evacuated amid flooding
• Coronavirus
Medical journal The Lancet says Donald Trump's letter to World Health Organisation is 'factually incorrect' in key claim
Trump says the WHO ignored 'reports of the virus spreading in Wuhan in early December 2019 or even earlier, including reports from The Lancet medical journal'
New NYPD press officer co-wrote The Intercept Russiagate story that landed source in prison
The Intercept published a story that landed Reality Winner in prison, burning its third source. That article was co-authored by Richard Esposito, an embedded police reporter who is now the NYPD's top spokesperson.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Washington's tall tale of Iranian-Al Qaeda alliance based on questionably sourced book 'The Exile'
A disinformation campaign aimed to justify the assassination of Qassem Soleimani by painting him and Iran as willing enablers of al-Qaeda. The propaganda operation relied heavily on a shoddily sourced book, "The Exile."
A Close Look At Efforts Of Pro-NATO Propaganda Units Behind the Scenes Of SouthFront Censorship

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Destruction of Demand
What Unicorn Money-Sinkholes Actually Disrupt
They have accomplished an amazing feat: losing tons of money year after year during the Good Times in what were profitable industries.
• Coronavirus

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