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Why the Florida Fantasy Withstands Reality The Atlantic (Resilc)
The New Math of Wrinkling Qanta Magazine
The utopian machine Aeon
The Pandemic’s Legacy Is Already Clear The Atlantic
In case you missed it, some bombshell reporting today revealed that Quebec essentially outsourced our pandemic response to McKinsey. An american consulting firm that was also working for pfizer. Conflict of interest much?https://t.co/8iXzukBAgU
— Dr. Lisa Iannattone (@lisa_iannattone) October 1, 2022
China drops the gauntlet on NSA’s serial cyberattacks Asia Times (KW)
Arming Armenia: India to export missiles, rockets and ammunition The Economic Times
Bangladesh’s Hilsa Fish Diplomacy The Diplomat
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What is Nigel Farage doing in Australia? The Saturday Paper
New Not-So-Cold War
Attacks Expose Vulnerability of European Infrastructure Der Spiegel (Resilc)
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Putin annexations mean US-Russian talks more critical than ever Responsible Statecraft (Resilc)
The Narrative That This War Was “Unprovoked” Prevents Peace Caitlin Johnstone
What all that stealing says about America Yahoo (KW)
Ex-eBay execs jailed for cyberstalking web critics The Register
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.