Links 1/10/2021

What I learned playing 30+ years’ worth of Jeopardy! video games Ars Technica

Indonesia Boeing 737 passenger plane crash site found, navy says BBC

Effective leaders ‘rise to the occasion’: The Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein World Economic Forum

See you in hell, punk London Review of Books

Moynihan Train Hall czar killed himself as pressure mounted for Cuomo’s jewel project NY Post


Projecting 2021’s economic winners and losers Asia Times

‘Bright Unbearable Reality’: Migration As Seen from Above New York Review of Books

We lost to SARS-CoV-2 in 2020. We can defeat B-117 in 2021 Stat

California’s Lagging Vaccine Rollout Capital & Main

Mass testing for asymptomatic Covid to be rolled out across England FT

Quebec now officially under curfew for the next four weeks CTV News

Hospital Offers Workers $500 to Get COVID-19 Vaccine Medscape

Julian Assange

Even If Assange’s Death isn’t the Goal of the US and UK, Everything They’re Doing Makes It More Likely Counterpunch

Capitol Seizure

Lawmakers tell Trump to leave now or face impeachment FT

Pence has NOT ruled out using the 25th Amendment but fears Trump will do something to ‘jeopardize national security’ if he does – as it’s revealed VP sheltered in bunker with family and heard MAGA mob chanting ‘Hang Mike Pence’, CNN reports Daily Mail

Police departments across the U.S. open probes into whether their own members took part in the Capitol riot WaPo

Here’s How the Capitol Mob Violated Federal Criminal Law Lawfare

Madness on Capitol Hill The Nation

Siege Subculture Stories Slate

What I Saw Inside the Capitol Riot Slate

Pelosi says rioters chose their ‘whiteness’ over democracy The Hill. I’m glad Nancy didn’t pursue a career as a hostage negotiator.

How Do You Solve A Problem Like QAnon? American Conservative

A calamitous week for Trump has ended his hopes of controlling the Republican Party Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Trump Media Empire? Don’t Bet on It. Politico

Those Who Incite Bear Responsibility Der Spiegel. Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister.

The day American democracy died Asia Times

So What About That (Self)-Coup? Zeynap

Twitter users mistake ‘Via Getty’ for name of Capitol rioter NYPost

A Trump Self-Pardon Could Make Criminal Charges More LikelyBloomberg. Hmm. Don’t agree. And think that Biden will not opt to pursue him, despite recent events.

The Day the Confederate Flag Flew in the United States Capitol .Moyers on Democracy. Podcast: Bill Moyers and Heather Cox Richardson.

Details emerge of high-level state involvement in Wednesday’s coup attempt World Socialist Web Site

Corey Robin: What Trump’s Impeachment Could Mean Jacobin


Free Speech and Soft Power

Parler could be SHUTDOWN from midnight Sunday after Amazon warned it would shut its servers off as Apple bans it – and CEO warns they will have to rebuild the platform and slams attack on ‘free speech’ Daily Mail

Ante “censura” de redes sociales, necesarios medios alternativos: AMLO La Jornada. CEA sent along the link and recommends the DeepL translator for non-Spanish speakers:

“…Warning of an overbearing attitude by Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg in the face of the events in the United States – and the suspension of Donald Trump’s accounts on that company’s platforms – President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that it is important to create alternative media as a counterweight to the actions of executives from social networks and traditional media.

In answering a question, related to what happened in the neighboring country, he said that his government will support the alternative media, to guarantee the people the right to information, in the face of the risk that the traditional ones and the networks tend to believe a world media power, a Holy Inquisition that censors and silences….”

Jerri-Lynn here: Note that AMLO offered Julian Assange political asylum last week.

Users, not tech executives, should decide what constitutes free speech online MIT Technology Review

Don Jr. claims world is ‘laughing at America’ and ‘Mao, Lenin and Stalin are smiling’ over father’s Twitter ban – as purge wipes thousands of followers from Republican officials including Mike Pompeo and Trump loyalists flee for Parler and Gab Daily Mail

Imperial Collapse Watch

America Can’t Promote Democracy Abroad. It Can’t Even Protect It at Home. Foreign Policy

Biden Transition

Is Biden Up to the Good Jobs Challenge? Project Syndicate Daron Acemoglu.

Morbid Symptoms Can Persist for a Long Time Jacobin

How Will Biden Intervene? Project Syndicate. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Speaking of soft power…



Pompeo calls restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan ‘null and void’, in swipe at Beijing SCMP

China launches measures to protect companies from US sanctions FT


As Bird Flu Spreads, Delhi Stops Imports, Closes Wholesale Poultry Market for 10 Days The Wire

Why does poor West Bengal have healthier children than rich Gujarat? Scroll

Class Warfare

Convivial War: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Two. Brasil Wire

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