How Turkey Replaced the Ottoman Language New Lines Magazine
USDA kills hundreds of Minnesota wolves to protect ranchers’ profits Minnesota Reformer
SoCal Gas spent millions on astroturf ops to fight climate rules Cory Doctorow, Pluralistic
2) A good SUMMARY here 👇https://t.co/9GHIZbs240
— Emmanuel (@ejustin46) August 19, 2023
It’s been over 3.5 years and I’m still waiting for that peer reviewed paper showing that getting repeat SARS2 infections is good for your health
The paper that the Government is relying on to justify its policy
Odd it’s not out yet, but must exist otherwise this would be criminal
— Jim the hermit (@SleepyJim0) August 19, 2023
Polish parliament condemns German “interference” in elections Notes From Poland
Slovakia’s Pre-Election Purge The Wayward Rabbler
The following thread is worth a read for why summit’s agreements may not last long:
presidential victory last year – which is not getting the attention it should and is a far greater achilles heel to trilateralism than US commentary is noting
The regional structural pressures driving Japan and SK together have been around a long time, but this summit did not
— Robert E Kelly (@Robert_E_Kelly) August 18, 2023
WHEN IS A COUP NOT A COUP? WHEN THE U.S. SAYS SO. Nick Turse, The Intercept
New US envoy arrives in Niger, no policy change yet: State Dept Al Mayadeen. Kathleen FitzGibbon. She is, of course, a spook. From FitzGibbon’s state department bio: “…was first the Division Chief, West and Southern Africa, and then the Director of the Office of Africa Analysis in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research…”
Costly Propositions New Left Review. On the protests in Kenya.
New Not-So-Cold War
Ukraine SitRep: Chernihiv Done Exhibition – Russian Offensive Moon of Alabama
EU Foreign Affairs chief: Russia akin to gas station with nuclear weapons Ukrainska Pravda. Borrell channeling his inner John McCain?
LNG supplies: Why Europe is spooked by Australian strike Deutsche Welle
Namibia’s Green Hydrogen Future Der Spiegel International
Germany’s great hydrogen race: The corporate perpetuation of fossil fuels, energy colonialism and climate disaster Corporate Europe Observatory. From March, still germane.
South of the Border
Imperial Collapse Watch
This GOP presidential candidate has a higher favorability rating among Democrats than voters in his own party Fox News. The previous two links are clues.
DeSantis calls Trump supporters ‘listless vessels,’ drawing rebuke Orlando Sentinel
Our Famously Free Press / Police State Watch
A raid on a Kansas newspaper likely broke the law, experts say. But which one? AP. Unfortunately cannot link to individual stories on its site, but the paper is The Marion County Record.
Groves of Academe
Can We Red Team Our Way to AI Accountability? Tech Policy Press
Severe drought in Panama hits global shipping industry Modern Diplomacy
Another Crypto Millionaire Has Been Killed, Dismembered The Deep Dive
The Human Cost of Cryptomania Bloomberg. Slavery.
California DMV cuts Cruise’s fleet after S.F. crashes involving its driverless cars San Francisco Chronicle
Food insecure population grows for fifth straight month Stephen Semler, Speaking Security
City Leaders at Odds as Overdose Deaths Trending Toward Record High San Francisco Public Press
I never want to see alarmist headlines about shoplifting ever ever again https://t.co/Z7nHeGbft2
— Jorts (and Jean) (@JortsTheCat) August 19, 2023
Our Economy Thrives on Bad Feelings New York Times
THE STONE SKIPPING PHILOSOPHER The Allegheny Front
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.