Grizzly bears go vegetarian due to climate change, choosing berries over salmon Telegraph (original).
Doubts raised about CRISPR gene-editing study in human embryos Nature
The company that makes Jack Daniel’s is skirting accounting rules, experts say Francine McKenna, MarketWatch
98.5 Percent Of Original Comments To The FCC Oppose Killing Net Neutrality Above The Law
Global growth still at record rates for this expansion FT
The Peanut – North Korea Tests A New Nuke – Continues To Press For Negotiations Moon of Alabama
What Motivations Lie Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal NYT. The front page headline: “Nuclear Arsenal Is No Longer Thought to Be Only Defensive.” Hoo boy. (The URL, “north-korea-kim-jong-un,” matches neither, suggesting some internal editorial struggle.)
The Quite Rational Basis for North Korea’s Japan Overfly Defense One
Mattis Warns U.S. Could Bring ‘Total Annihilation’ to North Korea Roll Call
Why Kim Jong Un Isn’t Afraid of Donald Trump Politico
Three Dangerous Delusions about Korea Strategic Culture
China and Russia unite against North Korean nuclear test South China Morning Post
5 Things to Watch Out for at the Chinese Communist Party Congress The Diplomat
China tightens restrictions on dissent, porn and gambling online Asian Correspondent
I left because there was no offer on the table from the govt: Raghuram Rajan Times of India (J-LS). Excellent article on demonetization (despite the headline).
India PM Narendra Modi shakes up his top team FT. “Reshuffle comes amid outcry over disappointing data on banknote ban.”
Pakistan: A slice of China in Islamabad Al Jazeera
The great Saudi sell-off: why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf Guardian (Re Silc).
The U.S. Is in Denial About the Civilians It’s Killing in Syria Foreign Policy
Syria may be in ruins, but it looks like Assad ‘has won the war militarily’ Los Angeles Times
Brexit: UK to be ‘educated’ about consequences, says Barnier BBC
Mark Thompson: ‘A second Brexit referendum risks seeming like a stab in the back by the elite’ Guardian
It’s Back to Work (and Brexit) for Britain’s Parliament Bloomberg
Merkel survives challenger’s onslaught to win election TV debate Reuters
Merkel: ‘Turkey should not become an EU member’ FT
How Angela Merkel speaks The Economist
‘I’ve Never Seen So Much Hate’ Der Speigel
This 1,000-year-old oak tree survived Hurricane Harvey Popular Science (Re Silc).
Hurricane Harvey Destroys Up to a Million Cars in Driving-Dependent Houston WIRED (Re Silc).
Texas faces environmental concerns as wastewater, drinking water systems compromised WaPo
There’s nothing ‘natural’ about a natural disaster Red Pepper
Imperial Collapse Watch
Navy destroyer collides with building in downtown Houston Duffel Blog
Make no mistake, the latest US thuggery is a sign of weakness, not strength The Saker (MT). An important bill of particulars.
New Cold War
Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a ‘blatantly hostile act’ Reuters
On the Lawfare over the Steele Dossier emptywheel
The Relevance of Franz L. Neumann’s Critical Theory in 2017: Anxiety and Politics in the New Age of Authoritarian Capitalism Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society
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Op-Ed If you listen closely, you can hear Trump’s tax plan shrinking Los Angeles Times
Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay Politico
Trump Quietly Nominates Mass Surveillance Advocate To “Protect” Your Privacy Rights AntiMedia
Exclusive: Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump CNN. Prepare three envelopes…
In Berkeley, Attacks by Antifa Turn ‘Alt-Right’ Trolls into Fox News Heroes The Intercept (ChiGal).
The Homecoming WaPo. (Lyrics to “Stealing Cinderella.”).
Democrats in Disarray
Long List of Top Democrats Have 2020, and Money, on Their Minds NYT
Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand will lead Democrats to 2020 victory The Hill
Thank you @HillaryClinton for endorsing Verrit! https://t.co/2wH0GjoGVe
— Verrit (@verrit) September 3, 2017
Hillary Clinton endorsed a startup — and then it fell victim to a cyber attack Recode. I blame Putin. Or Bernie Bros.
It’s Google’s birthday — here’s how it looked 19 years ago The Next Web. Deflects attention to the Google search box, as opposed to Google’s gaming and manipulation of the results page.
Deep Learning Research Directions: Computational Efficiency Tim Dettmers
To save rural Iowa, we must oppose Monsanto-Bayer merger Des Moines Register
How fair is our food? Big companies take reins on sourcing schemes Reuters (DK).
LePage calls for emergency legislative session after feds balk at Maine food sovereignty law Bangor Daily News. Agreed by both parties (!).
European Castles: Easier to Buy Than You Might Think WSJ
America needs its unions more than ever Larry Summers, FT (!).
A New Bill of Rights for Workers: 10 Demands the Labor Movement Can Fight for and Win In These Times (MT).
After Nissan: Can We Organize the South? Labor Notes
Fighting the Klan in Reagan’s America Jacobin
To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now NYT
The Side Hustle Economy: 25 Ways to Make Extra Dough Visual Capitalist. Sounds rather like the Third World’s System D.
Disturbed sleep patterns may be key to ADHD, study finds Guardian
Why I miss antenna TV The Week
The Looming Decline of the Public Research University Washington Monthly
Antidote du jour (via):
Miyoko Ihara’s grandmother and her cat, Fukumaru.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.