There will be a panel discussion on Michael Hudson’s book, And Forgive Them Their Debts, at The People’s Forum (320 west 37th Street) on April 15. It is scheduled for 6-9 pm on April 15 and includes Dr. Niang and Rev. Dr. Theoharis from the the Union theological Seminary.
The electronic song “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” reduces host attack and mating success in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti. Acta Tropica. News you can use!
Farm Animal Cognition—Linking Behavior, Welfare and Ethics (PDF) The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
Animals and 2020 Current Affairs
REVEALED: The five ways the human race could be WIPED OUT because of global warming Daily Mail. From McKibben’s latest book. I’ve gotta say — and as I’ve said, criticizing McKibben is like kicking a puppy — history will not look kindly on McKibben’s multi-decade failure to mobilize and politicize.
The Hypernormalisation of Brexit Bella Caledonia (DG).
Wish You Weren’t Here Reuters
Red-stained Brazil flags at burial of man shot by military Associated Press
U.S. Military Wary of China’s Foothold in Venezuela Foreign Policy
Cuba’s worker bees boost thriving honey business Agence France Presse. No pesticides, thanks to sanctions.
The Long Game of Benjamin Netanyahu Foreign Policy
The Fall of Abdelaziz Bouteflika Foreign Affairs
View: Nuclear bunker in Delhi, zeitgeist of achhe din The Economic Times. Yikes.
Jokowi and NU: the view from the pesantren New Mandala
“Eat for You” services popular among China’s youngsters People’s Daily
Chinese Class Conflict with Jenny Chan (podcast) The Dig
New Cold War
The Crimea conundrum: legitimacy and public opinion after annexation Eurasian Geography and Economics
Ex-DNI: ‘Stunning and scary’ that Barr would raise spying allegation CNN. “You say ‘Clapper is stunned and scared’ like that’s a bad thing.”
DHS, FBI say election systems in all 50 states were targeted in 2016 Ars Technica. As usual: “Despite gaps in our data where some states appear to be untouched by Russian activities, we have moderate confidence that Russian actors likely conducted at least reconnaissance against all US states.” Let the cyber gravy train roll! And let’s have no loose talk about hand-marked paper ballots, hand-counted in public!
Net Neutrality Battles Heat Up in Congress and Beyond Consumer Reports
Would ‘Medicare for All’ Save Billions or Cost Billions? NYT. Um, both, the question being how it nets out as public purpose?
Missing Voices In America’s Rural Health Narrative Health Affairs
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
To Purge Some of Social Media’s Ugliness, an Unlikely Lesson From Wall St. NYT. “Know your customer.” What could go wrong?
Rich nations’ middle classes in ‘rocky waters’ as incomes flatline FT. First, they came for the working class…
Dark Patterns: How Weaponized Usability Hurts Users DataBreach (DK). I’m sure readers have spotted many such “dark patterns” in the wild.
The Perplexing Physics of Imaging a Black Hole Wired (DL). About the Event Horizon Telescope. Science is popping!
Antidote du jour (via):
Me ignoring my text messages pic.twitter.com/xDhxmhpTY5
— Hannah Solow (@hamstertalk) April 6, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here