No confirmation yet that a 126,000-gallon oil pipeline leak causing a 13-square-mile slick in California is fixed: Birds and fish are washing up dead and mayor says Huntingdon Beach could close for months Daily Mail
The Punctuation Marks Loved (and Hated) by Famous Writers Literary Hub. From May.
Fauci sees hope in new Merck drug Politico
“The true reason the scoop about the CIA’s plot to kidnap or kill Assange has been largely ignored or downplayed is rather that he is unfairly shunned as a pariah by all political persuasions: left, right and centre.”https://t.co/9OFrbdl8B7
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) October 3, 2021
The New Abortion Vigilantism New York Review of Books
EPA OFFICIALS EXPOSED WHISTLEBLOWERS THREE MINUTES AFTER RECEIVING CONFIDENTIAL COMPLAINT Intercept. Note this is now Biden’s EPA.
The Taliban in power: Pakistan torn between satisfaction and anxiety Responsible Statecraft
Saudi Arabia confirms recent talks with Iran Al Jazeera
How Does China’s Military View India? The Diplomat
Evergrande: Share trading stops ahead of major announcement Deutsche Welle
US-China trade war: Washington set to exempt some products from tariffs South China Morning Post
Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur bye-poll by a margin of 58,835 votes Scroll. A must win-race for her to continue as chief minister of West Bengal.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.