Mangrove loss has fallen dramatically, but the forests are still in danger WaPo. On mangroves, see NC here.
Avian botulism kills 40,000 birds, threatens millions more in Klamath Refuge San Francisco Chronicle (dk).
Frederick Soddy’s Debt Dynamics Economics from the Top Down
West Coast Wildfires
Video shows Clackamas County deputy fueling ‘antifa’ arson rumors Portland Tribune
Roaming Charges: Under Furious Skies Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch (Carolinian).
From La Jetée to Twelve Monkeys to COVID-19 JSTOR Daily
A new Great Game has begun in the Eastern Mediterranean Middle East Eye
The Growing Competition Between Africa’s Seaports Maritme Executive
Brexit: Boris Johnson, state aid and a ‘rushed’ treaty RTE (PD). “At one point, facial recognition for sheep was being considered along Northern Ireland border” [puts head in hands].
Radically transforming the EU economy – and how to finance it Anne Petttifor, Progressive Post
On Blacklists and Russia “Hacking” American Democracy Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon
Virus bill blocked in Senate as prospects dim for new relief Associated Press
Trump announces ‘peace deal’ between Bahrain and Israel BBC. Again, if Obama had done this, the drums would be pounding to give him a second Nobel.
How Trump Could Win The New Yorker
The full @tooningout segment on the shameless grifters at @ProjectLincoln — as they interview the supremely grotesque @TheRickWilson (who raised $65k on a @GoFundMe for a film not delivered) — is really one of the funniest things you’ll ever see. #Resist https://t.co/thjOO93QO0
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 11, 2020
What If Democrats Just Promised to Make Things Work Again? The New Republic
My defence of Julian Assange – a man I abhor. It ended badly the time they met yet PETER HITCHENS argues extraditing the WikiLeaks boss to the US violates British sovereignty, threatens press freedom and is nothing less than a politically motivated kidnap Daily Mail.
The Idea Behind WikiLeaks: Julian Assange as a Physics Student Consortium News
Realignment and Legitimacy
I can’t tell you how many of my mom friends and friends from high school believe this now and will be voting for Trump here in southern CA. I’m not talking 10, I’m talking hundreds of them.
— A L E X I S H A I N E S (@Itsalexishaines) September 11, 2020
12 Step American Collapse Program with Revolutions podcast host Mike Duncan (podcast) The Katie Halper Show. Nice get for Halper. Duncan makes a clear case against Trump, the man, the named individual. And then we get material like this:
[05:49]I don’t think that people ever recovered from 2008, and I think that then [they] have just been leveled by this second meteor strike. You know we had one, we were wobbling, and then we got blasted again by Covid.
Oddly, or not, there are no named individuals responsible for the failed “recovery” from 2008. (Also, if the 12 “steps” were listed, I missed on on my first listening.)
Crescendo 2020: ‘There’s No Reason Whatsoever To Expect Anything Resembling Calm’ Heisenberg Report (Re Silc).
10 Ways Trump Is Becoming a Dictator, Election Edition Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy
Police State Watch
Wall Street Is Making Millions Off Police Brutality Vice. From June, still germane. “Police brutality bonds.”
Our Famously Free Press
Tape shows: ethically, CNN chief a little shaky Matt Taibbi
Baseball’s One-Year-Only Playoff Race Is Getting Weird Defector. Deadspin’s fired staff. Give the good guys some clicks. And about those playoffs:
I’d like to nominate cardboard humans watching baseball in a dystopian hell scape for photo of the year, thanks. pic.twitter.com/DeQmFjuM45
— ?? Marshall Ferguson ? (@TSN_Marsh) September 10, 2020
Louis Vuitton Launches $961 Covid Face Shields Vanity Fair (Re Silc). Side coverage looks terrible. Glad they’re trying, though!
An extraordinary summer of crises for California’s farmworkers National Geographic
Symbolic Survival and Harm: Serious Fraud and Consumer Capitalism’s Perversion of the Causa Sui Project British Journal of Criminology. “It will be suggested that the acts of economic predation perpetrated by the men in the study represent attempts to escape anxiety through the avoidance of symbolic annihilation.” If this is true, there’s rather a lot of fraud going on just now. More than usual.
“Liberalism’s future now rests on a single question” New Humanism
Weekend History: When Fearsome ‘Pirate Cats’ Roamed the Upper West Side West Side Rag. From 2016, still germane.
Reggae Artiste ‘Toots’ Hibbert Has Died Jamaica Gleaner. Still germane:
Millions, billions around the world would still feel every word of the lyrics.
Antidote du jour (via)
Bonus antidote (SV):
I believe this is SV’s extremely literate cat, Hoople.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.