Anti-grizzly Fever Grips Wyoming, Again Grizzly Times. It makes me happy there’s a blog devoted to news and opinion about grizzly bears.
No thank you, Mr. Pecker Jeff Bezos, Medium (fine word, “legitimate”) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of extortion over intimate photos WaPo.
Jeff Bezos: “Alexa, send nudes to my secret admirer.”
Alexa: “Got it. Sending nudes to the National Enquirer.”
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) February 8, 2019
(Interestingly, the Enquirer’s parent company, NMI, is hosted on AWS.)
America faces a battle to find buyers for its bonds Gillian Tett, FT
‘We won’: Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal mine Sidney Morning Herald
Chevron ties executive pay to methane and flaring reduction targets Reuters. Such as they are.
In Praise of Carbon: Review Resilience (Drumlin Woodchuckles).
Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order on his mission to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Ecuador* United Nations (Ignacio). From 2018, still germane.
Theresa May Is Negotiating Like Yasser Arafat Foreign Policy
How Austerity, and a Cowardly Ruling Class, Brought About Brexit Pacific Standard (VietnamVet). Fun rant.
5 fights between France and Italy Politico. “The provocation that seems to have tipped the French over the edge was when Luigi Di Maio, leader of the 5Star Movement and deputy prime minister, met with leaders of the Yellow Jackets movement in Paris.” Oddly, or not, we don’t seem to be hearing a lot about the gilets jaunes themselves. Presidents, prime ministers, and ambassadors, yes. Protesters, no.
OPINION: France’s ‘yellow vest’ conflict is heading into calamitous new territory The Local. From last week, still germane.
France’s Yellow Vest Movement Comes of Age The Nation
Why Germany has no gilet jaunes protesters Economists
Xiism as a hegemonic project in the making: Sino-communist ideology and the political economy of China’s rise Review of International Studies
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations The Diplomat. “The ruling is probably the first time in history that the highest judicial institution of a country has declared colonial rule to be illegal.”
New Cold War
How the United States Got Russia Wrong The National Interest
War With Russia? Antiwar.com. Review of Stephen Cohen’s new book.
The Conflicted Boeing Executive Running Trump’s Pentagon Consortium News
Democrats in Disarray
Freedom Rider: Democrats are the McCarthyites Black Agenda Report
‘Everybody In, Nobody Out’: What We Know So Far About the Medicare for All Act of 2019 Common Dreams. From Healthcare-NOW and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare: “Understandably, the transition to a new lead sponsor and an extensive rewrite process has created some nervousness and confusion in sections of the single-payer advocacy community. This has allowed a range of rumors and misrepresentations to run rampant among activist groups, including some rumors that have started spilling into published articles.” A good summary, well worth a read.
After the storm Aeon. Disaster relief.
The immorality of layoffs The Week
Stripping Social Programs Leads to Lower Life Expectancy Truthout. That’s not a bug….
Seven Fixes for American Capitalism Bloomberg
The sinking ship of self-interested super rich Anand Giridharadas, Unherd
Antidote du Jour (via):
Baby had one for the road before heading off. pic.twitter.com/QsTegu6VLd
— Mark Duckett (@MarkRDuckett) February 8, 2019