The 20 most popular reader’s photos of 2019 TreeHugger
Thousands of Koalas Feared Dead in Australia Wildfires Common Dreams
The holiday is over – get out NOW! More than 30,000 tourists are forced to cut short their breaks and are ordered to flee picturesque seaside town before extreme bushfires shut major highway Daily Mail (david l)
Isis’s destruction of an ancient civilisation mattered more to the west than human casualties Indepdendent. Robert Fisk.
Economic Possibilities for Ourselves Project Syndicate
The Holidays Suck For Gig Workers Motherboard
Homeless Youth: One Day I’m Going to Have My Own House Capital & Main
Corporatism Is An American, Bipartisan Scourge American Conservative. Review of Matt Stoller’s Goliath. If you haven’t read it already, do so.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Should colleges really be putting smart speakers in dorms? MIT Technology Review
Our Famously Free Press
Jerri-Lynn here. Yes, I realize twitter isn’t press. I’m filing this tweet here as it’s closely related to these other censorship (including self) links.
This is bizarre, I have never seen anything like it before…
Italian reporter @SMaurizi had a tweet on OPCW and Douma arbitrarily blocked by Twitter. It contained important info and did not violate any rules.
When I clicked on it I got this notice: pic.twitter.com/tVXLpoGVFK
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) 29 December 2019
Slowdown may worsen bad loans problem Economic Times
The ‘lathi’: India’s colonial vintage anti-protest weapon Agence France-Presse
Why China’s crackdown on academic freedom will backfire SCMP (david l)
Does the Left Have Any Better Ideas Than Obama’s? New York Jonathan Chait. Umm – yes. Seriously, is it any wonder the country’s such a mess, when this is what passes as highfalutin’ political punditry?
“Don’t Tell Me We Can’t Afford Medicare for All,” Says Sanders, After NYT Details Insanely Higher Costs of US Healthcare Common Dreams And see In the U.S., an Angioplasty Costs $32,000. Elsewhere? Maybe $6,400. NYT
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.