Are Soybeans Driving Deforestation? TreeHugger (Re Silc).
Despite discrimination and drought, Punjabi Americans farm on High Country News
Degrowth: solving the impasse by magical thinking globalinequality
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How Trump’s Tariffs Really Affected the U.S. Job Market Michael Pettis, China Financial Markets
How To Hang On To YOUR Tooling and Molds When Manufacturing Overseas China Law Blog. Granted, talking their book, but still useful.
11 things you may not know about Malaysian politics South China Morning Post
China Is the Myanmar Coup’s ‘Biggest Loser’ The Atlantic.
Opinion: Why the Myanmar Coup Will Fail Tricycle. Again, I think we need to know what’s happening out in the countryside.
Myanmar’s military coup creates banking woes Channel News Asia. Possibly payroll woes, too. A thread:
#WhatshappeninginMyanmar is on the verge of significant crossroads in four days. Crisis looms
— Mary Callahan (@marypcallahan) February 23, 2021
‘My troubles begin after I get a good harvest’ People’s Archive of Rural India
Brand India Aeon
The Sordid Story of the Most Successful Political Party in the World The New Republic. The Tories.
Realignment and Legitimacy
How to Teach Troops about the Constitution Defense One (Re Silc).
Anti-Maskers Waging “Spiritual War” Statewide Mainer. Or at least in Belfast.
EXCLUSIVE: He was the martyred face of the Capitol riot but now mother of hero cop Brian Sicknick says she believes her son died of a fatal stroke – not a fire extinguisher to the head – while authorities won’t say a word Daily Mail. See also Politifact (and not, oddly, the Times, the Post, CNN, MSNBC, etc.).
Our Famously Free Press
I Can’t Stand Fox News, But Censoring It Might Be The Dumbest Idea Ever Matt Taibbi, TK News. Today’s must-read.
Capitol Riots were a Dark Day for American Journalism Counterpunch (Re Silc).
After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans and extremists turn elsewhere Agence France Press
Al Jazeera to launch rightwing media platform targeting US conservatives Guardian. And so it begins.
You say “obtained through hacking” like that’s a bad thing:
Twitter adds a warning to @MaxBlumenthal's report in @TheGrayzoneNews on leaked UK gov't files (https://t.co/R7bpqP91xP) exposing a major propaganda campaign targeting Russia: "These materials may have been obtained through hacking."
Is this warning applied equally? I doubt it. pic.twitter.com/3pL1LItCsr
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) February 23, 2021
Can we have a similar warning for materials based on anonymous sources?
Groves of Academe
Online job posting analysis shows the extent of the pandemic’s damage, especially to women and youth International Monetary Fund
Universality or Fighting Over Scraps David Swanson, Tikkun
Taking a Stand in the War on General-Purpose Computing Cheapskate’s Guide
Antidote du Jour (via Angus Andersen):
cow has learned how to open an electric fence pic.twitter.com/tlzHNyoz7S
— Susan Metcalfe (@susanamet) February 20, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.