Some health risks from climate change in Florida may surprise. This one affects millions Miami Herald. Diabetes
How did past societies handle the impacts of climate change? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
And farther down the line…
Immune Harm: Who to believe? Easy Chair (Fathi)
The Gig is Up, and It Feels Weird Ok Doomer. The deck: “The German Minister of Public Health just confirmed what scientists have been trying to tell the world about Covid.”
Self-injury, suicidality and eating disorder symptoms in young adults following COVID-19 lockdowns in Denmark Nature. “Our findings provide no support for the increase in self-injury, suicidality and symptoms of EDs after the lockdowns.”
Dr. Graham Lloyd-Jones (radiologist in UK) “learned that the risk factors for periodontitis are the same as for severe COVID-19 and speculated that gum disease could be a converging risk factor..”
— Hiroshi Yasuda (保田浩志) (@Yash25571056) January 21, 2023
Myanmar Resistance Targets More Junta Election Offices The Irrawaddy
Reminder that crushing unions/strikes isn’t just about the short term money it’s about maintaining the hierarchy of economic power https://t.co/E1HNwhNUTW
— Mac (@GoodPoliticGuy) January 20, 2023
New Not-So-Cold War
US to Ukraine: You’re Losing; Do it Different! Empire, Communication and NATO Wars
Germany won’t keep Poland from sending tanks to Ukraine DW. Both Scholz and new German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius continued to slow walk the decision Sunday before the announcement from FM Baerbock. Did she break rank? Would fit with her priors.
Some of the pressure on the German vassal state:
Interesting report from SZ on the Leopards 2 debacle and the discussions between the US and Germany
“The refusal from Berlin led to violent reactions in Washington”
— Faytuks News Δ (@Faytuks) January 22, 2023
US to build military industrial base in Morocco Middle East Monitor. “The CIA report said that Russia not only strongly supports the Algerian regime militarily and politically, but is also discussing the establishment of a large logistical base that would give it an important outlet to countries located south of the Sahara Desert.”
Speak Loudly and Carry Someone Else’s Big Stick The American Conservative
Russian Agents Suspected of Directing Far-Right Group to Mail Bombs in Spain New York Times. Entirely based on the word of anonymous US officials.
I guest posted the new Radio @TheWarNerd newsletter—on one of most overlooked contingencies that made Putin’s invasion plan possible: the failure of the western-backed Belorussian regime-change protests forced Lukashenko to throw himself at Putin’s mercy.https://t.co/KimFPjhzor pic.twitter.com/2FOXT5wuYX
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) January 21, 2023
Macron wants €400 billion to ‘transform’ France’s forces through 2030 Defense News. While he’s trying to raise pension age.
South of the Border
WATCH: 🇺🇸 SOUTHCOM Commander Laura Richardson describes how Washington is actively negotiating the sale of lithium in the Lithium Triangle through its U.S. embassies. pic.twitter.com/uQTvpSRHAH
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) January 21, 2023
Biden to Tap Jeff Zients as His Next White House Chief of Staff New York Times. Rewarded for killing 600,000 Americans as Covid czar, but as Biden said Friday, he’s stopped thinking about that.
Fire Jeff Zients The American Prospect. From Jan. 2022, but still germane.
Biden moves ahead on two Gulf lease sales for later this year Houston Chronicle
— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) January 21, 2023
Police State Watch
Memphis Police officers involved in traffic stop that preceded Tyre Nichols’ death fired Memphis Commercial Appeal. Quite the headline. Excessive use of force, failure to intervene and failure to render aid.
Surging egg prices mean record profits for largest US egg producer CNN. The prison labor probably doesn’t hurt either.
Our No Longer Free Press
JOURNALISTS POINTED OUT THE INADEQUACY OF EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS FOR PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF MEDIA WORKERS IN THE WEST DURING THE PRESS FORUM OF THE FOUNDATION TO BATTLE INJUSTICE Foundation to Battle Injustice (ctlieee)
If America Had Fair Laws, 60 Million Workers Would Join a Union Tomorrow Jacobin (Kevin W)
WHITE COLLAR CRIME RISK ZONES The New Inquiry (Randy K)
Pluralistic: Tiktok’s enshittification Pluralistic
Feds seized nearly $700 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried Reuters (Kevin W)
Forgotten existentialist Aeon. “Sartre gets much of the credit for existentialism. Karl Jaspers not only preceded him, but offered a way out of despair.”
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.