The west is still buying into nonsense claims about Iran’s regional influence Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Babson college professor dimissed over what was clearly a joke, made on Facebook. Outrageous: https://t.co/ui38Ig1F0D
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) 10 January 2020
Was Qassem Soleimani a monstrous kingmaker or simply an enabler? The truth is as murky as Tudor history Independent. Robert Fisk.
The War in Afghanistan Is a Fraud (and Now We Have Proof) Consortium News. Lee Camp.
Libya strongman Haftar agrees ceasefire after calls from Kremlin, Ankara Agence France-Presse
The Dismal Forecasts of the Dismal Scientists American Prospect. James Galbraith.
James Galbraith’s memoir of lifelong struggles to make economics a force for good Democracy in Europe Movement 2025
Chain Store Massacre: Alternative Business And Density Revived This Mall American Conservative
French govt offers compromise in bid to end transport strike Agence France-Presse
Think Debtors Prisons Are a Thing of the Past? Not in Mississippi. Marshall Project
Democrats Outraged At Republican Accusations Of Foreign Loyalty Caitlin Johnstone
Donald Trump Is the War Crimes President New York Magazine. Andrew Sullivan.
Election Update: Sanders Now Leads A Wide-Open Iowa Race FiveThirtyEight
CAN WE TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITY? Capital & Main
Scott Morrison can’t afford to waste the bushfire crisis when Australia urgently needs its own green new deal Guardian. Malcolm Turnbull.
Australian bushfires: The canary building the coal mine Deutsche Welle
Megxit, pursued by the press Columbia Journalism Review
Gone With the Windsors NYT. MoDo
L’affaire Jeffrey Epstein
Boeing’s tough challenges as civilian aircraft maker Asia Times. Marshall Auerback.
Exercise: we calculated its true value for older people and society The Conversation
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