Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Billy Pilgrim’ Turns 50 American Conservative
NHS hospitals get ‘vintage makeover’ to help dementia patients, including 1950s tearooms and seaside beach huts Evening Standard. The Rev Kev: “I wonder if they got the idea for this from the German comedy film “Goodbye Lenin?”
World Health Organisation Says Tanzania Is Withholding Info On Suspected Ebola Cases Gizmodo (The Rev Kev)
New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change MIT Technology Review
Fairphone 3, a more ethical, reliable and sustainable phone, is released TreeHugger Too bad you can’t buy one in the US.
Damning evidence on Prince Andrew could be in Russian hands: MI6 NY Post (The Rev Kev)
US emphasizes diplomacy in standoff with Iran Agence France-Presse
The drone attacks in Saudi Arabia have changed the nature of global warfare Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf ‘insecurity’ Agence France-Presse
As Netanyahu’s power in the Middle East wanes, Trump has to find his own way to deal with Iran Independent. Robert Fisk
WHY DIDN’T IRAQ RETALIATE AGAINST ISRAEL? PART 2 Elijah J. Magnier (chuck l)
Arab parties throw support behind Gantz as they seek to block Netanyahu WaPo (The Rev Kev)
Democrats in Disarray
Court Blocks California’s Attempt To Ensure Ballot Transparency Above the Law. Fine example of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Trump’s War on California and the Climate New Yorker
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.