Green-pawed sea otters are saving California’s kelp forests BBC (Furzy Mouse).
Bill Gates’s self-serving instructions for avoiding climate catastrophe Ann Pettifor, Times Literary Supplement
Update on COVID-19 Projections (PDF) Covid 29 Advisory for Ontario (IM). “Variants of concern continue to spread across Ontario. Our ability to control the rate of spread will determine whether we return to normal or face a third wave of infection. We know what works: continued masking and distancing are essential to controlling variants of concern. Our behaviour over the next few weeks is critical in determining the quality of our summer.” IM writes: “The race is on…we are feeling the renewed spread of coronavirus here in BC too. Lots of admissions lately.”
* * *Covid-19: European countries suspend use of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of blood clots The British Medical Journal
COVID-19: vaccination in a developing country Journal of Public Heatlh
* * *Body Mass Index and Risk for COVID-19–Related Hospitalization, Intensive Care Unit Admission, Invasive Mechanical Ventilation, and Death — United States, March–December 2020 Morbidity and Mortality Report * * *One Year Later: The Data That Illustrates How American Life Has Changed During the Pandemic Morning Consult
The Pandemic That Won’t End Foreign Affairs
Plague Fatigue The Baffler
Exclusive: ‘Shoot till they are dead’ – Some Myanmar police say fled to India after refusing orders Reuters. If the police go wobbly, the army can step in:
I won’t link to them but there are some devastating photos coming out of Myanmar’s Myaing Township today where at least six people have been shot dead by authorities.
Multiple victims are clear headshots, leaving brain matter smeared across the street.
— Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) March 11, 2021
US imposes sanctions on children of Myanmar military leader, companies Channel News Asia
South Korea to suspend defence exchanges with Myanmar, reconsider aid Channel News Asia
In Hong Kong, Beijing Sacrifices Credibility for Control Bloomberg. Handy chart:
— Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) March 11, 2021
Coronavirus digest: Germany’s ‘third wave has begun’ Deutsche Welle
I don’t know the date or the precise location, but shantytowns seem right:
The other side of Paris. pic.twitter.com/b4M7sPQauR
— Kgoshi Ya Lebowa (@Marcellomj) March 10, 2021
New Cold War
With Relief Plan, Biden Takes on a New Role: Crusader for the Poor NYT. The Biden stimulus package lasts for one (1) year. I’m not averse to drenching the proles with cash, far from it, but let’s not confuse a temporary increase in purchasing power with new institutions that benefit the working class permanently, like the New Deal’s Social Security. Only propagandists would do that.
California horror scenario could sink Biden Asian Times
Our Famously Free Press
Journalists Start Demanding Substack Censor its Writers: to Bar Critiques of Journalists Glenn Greenwald. A thread from Stoller:
1. No Substack isn’t a platform and no it’s nothing like Google/FB/Spotify, etc. It could become like them, but right now it is simply a neutral service provider to content creators. It’s like a magazine distributor.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) March 11, 2021
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Sadly, from a parody site:
***Attention Wayne Hills Residents***
Please stop throwing beer bottles at the drones. They are property of Portsmouth Police Department and they run surveillance on the property for your protection. We repeat, STOP KNOCKING DOWN OUR ANTI-DRUG ACTIVITY DRONES! pic.twitter.com/QaCUl6mDeM
— RWLatstetter (@latstetter) March 11, 2021
The Groves of Academe
The Impossible Conversation Chronicle of Higher Adminstration. Wnenever I hear about faculty cuts, I want to know about administration cuts. For example, does Ithaca College really need a President and a Provost?
Imperial Collapse Watch
I’d like this to stop: Drone comic Ayesha A. Siddiqi. “This” being:
Maybe when the propaganda stops? Like this:
Six years in the Middle East and six kids between these two sisters. Women make our military better. Mothers make our military better. We’ve been in combat. We’ve been in garrison. We’ve pumped breast milk on the Syrian border. We are strong. Don’t cross us. #thisSHE’LLdefend pic.twitter.com/49Okovhnhu
— Katie Breckenridge Crombe (@katiebcrombe) March 11, 2021
‘Deborah’, a female Mk IV tank that was knocked out during the Battle of Cambrai, and lay buried under fields until she was rediscovered in 1998 #TankTuesday #WW1 #FWW #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/e6LKCvzqOA
— Stephen Chambers (@SteveJChambers) March 9, 2021
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The United States of Oligarchy Marianne Williamson, Newsweek. No wonder the DNC got Williamson off the debate stage with such indecent haste.
The Label of Fascism and the New World Order Cornell University Press
Prehistory and Today’s Hunter-Gatherers Patrick Wyman, Perspectives
Antidote du Jour (via):
The rainbow could be an editorial addition, but the cows are cute.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.