Links 1/12/2021

All That Man Is The Baffler. I was living in England at the time of the ’86 World Cup, and I can never forgive Maradona the hand of God goal. Never. Poor Peter Shilton. For the refs to allow that goal…

Overpopulation Translational Ecology (BM)

We wouldn’t be able to control superintelligent machines Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (The Rev Kev)

Linksys’ Motion-Sensing Wifi Now Uses All Your Wireless Devices For More Accurate Alerts Gizmodo (BC)

Someone Etched ‘Trump’ on a Florida Manatee NYT (RM)

Japan’s New Year tuna auction in pictures SCMP

Modern life is rubbish! The people whose homes are portals to the past Guardian

The Fascinating Second Lives of Stuff American Conservative

Is It Really Too Late to Learn New Skills? New Yorker

Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air built its empire on old, cheap planes Al Jazeera. I’ve flown Sriwijaya. There’s no other option to fly to some Indonesian destinations,


People with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of dying from Covid-19. Why are they lower on CDC’s vaccine priority list? Stat

‘Everywhere you look, people are infected’: Covid’s toll on California Latinos Guardian

Rep. Pramila Jayapal becomes the SECOND Democratic congresswoman to test positive for COVID-19 after sheltering from MAGA mob with Republicans who refused to wear masks Daily Mail

At COVID-19 ‘breaking point’, Malaysia suspends parliament Al Jazeera

Taiwan’s coronavirus success, job opportunities lure foreigners to talent-thirsty island SCMP

The Containment Problem Michael Capalbo

Covid: England told to prepare for worst weeks of pandemic Guardian

India delivers Covid-19 shots ahead of ‘world’s biggest vaccination drive’ SCMP. Notice merely being over 50 places a person in a top risk category, therefore near the front of the queue tp get a vaccine.

Andrew Cuomo’s Vaccine Debacle Perfectly Encapsulates His Style of Governing Jacobin

Class Warfare

We Are the Main Event The Baffler. Kim Kelly

COVID Workplace Protections Are Welcomed and Attacked Capital & Main

The Case Against $2,000 Checks Is Garbage Daily Poster. David Sirota.

Whither America? Peojwct Syndicate. Joseph Stiglitz.

Julian Assange

What Assange’s Victory Really Means Counterpunch Patrick Cockburn.

U.N. Expert: Free Assange End His Torture Grayzone

Our Famously Free Press

Media Cry Wolf for Third Time on Afghan ‘Bounties’  FAIR


‘It’s like a motorway crash’: Urgent meeting sought to resolve Brexit mess which has left fishing industry suffering huge losses The Press and Journal (Col. Smithers)

Why Rishi Sunak can’t escape blame for the Covid-19 crisis New Statesman (Col. Smithers)

Capitol Seizure

A Civilian’s Guide to Insurrection Legalese Marshall Project

We Should Know Exactly Who Funded Last Week’s Right-Wing Riot Jacobin

How Trump’s pied pipers rallied a faithful mob to the Capitol Reuters

Deutsche Bank and Signature Bank will ‘sever ties with Trump and his organization’ following election loss and MAGA riots – but POTUS still owes them $300 million in loans Daily Mail. That’ll show him! Wait, this ban applies to future business only. And he already owes them 300 mil. Oh.

Facebook bans ‘stop the steal’ content, 69 days after the election CNN

Donald Trump being banned from social media is a dangerous distraction Guardian. Matt Stoller and Sarah Miller.


House Plans Trump Impeachment Vote for Wednesday WSJ

California Republicans in battleground states face no-win vote on impeachment San Francisco Chronicle

Republicans gauge support for Trump impeachment The Hill

McCarthy says Trump accepted some responsibility for Capitol riot Politico

Biden Transition

Trump declares state of emergency in D.C. ahead of inauguration Politico

FBI fears armed protests by Trump supporters ahead of Biden inauguration BBC


Dear Congress – Stop Wasting Time With Impeaching Trump – End His Famine In Yemen Moon of Alabama


PATRICK LAWRENCE: US Meddling in Hong Kong Consortium News (AL)


Supreme Court stays implementation of farm laws, forms panel to hold talks Times of India

Bad Loans Ratio of Banks May Shoot up to 13.5% by September, Higher if Severe Stress: RBI The Wire

By treating protesting farmers as if they’re ignorant, government is repeating an old colonial idea Scroll

What Delhi Tells Us About Neoliberalism The Wire

Only a dozen large firms to gain from bank loans recast, most stressed firms not eligible The Print

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