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— Brennan Prill (@WxBrenn) September 28, 2022
Tory MPs tell Truss: sack Kwarteng or face mutiny The Guardian
At the Top Table LRB
Greek Foreign Minister meets with Armenian counterpart in Yerevan The Greek Herald
New Not-So-Cold Cold War
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— Philip Pilkington (@philippilk) September 27, 2022
I’m Sorry, Biden’s *WHAT* Foreign Policy?? Caitlin Johnstone (KW)
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen ‘preparing to depart White House after midterms’: Biden cabinet facing massive departure amid criticism over handling of inflation and voters saying the economy is their top priority Daily Mail (LS)
“Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie?"
Biden called out a recently deceased congresswoman in remarks at a hunger conference she helped organize, addressing Indiana Republican Jackie Walorski as if she were still alive https://t.co/OX7620Zm82 pic.twitter.com/mcErte9ZdQ
— Bloomberg (@business) September 28, 2022
Gun violence clips 2.6% off U.S. GDP Science Blog (KS)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Uncle Sam to unmask anonymous writers using AI The Register
Imperial Collapse Watch
Egypt was top importer of French arms between 2012 and 2021 Middle East Eye
Is UPS Retaliating Against Union Activists? The Nation
Workers strike again at UK’s largest port Felixstowe in threat to holiday shipments Hellenic Shipping News
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.