Links 1/27/19


Bacteria and viruses are fighting back, but will big pharma save us? Guardian (The Rev Kev)

Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say Ars Technica (Chuck L)

Brianna Decker Will Get Her Prize Money After All, Just Not From The NHL [Update] Deadspin (Chuck L)

Why women are outperforming men at the extremes of endurance FT

‘Don’t kiss or snuggle hedgehogs’ because of salmonella risk, CDC warns WaPo. And when the subject is hedgehogs, I can’t resist posting this: Rory Stewart on hedgehogs. Well worth your time on a January Sunday afternoon.

Endangered British birds to be hunted under new permit – here’s how that could fuel an illegal pan-European trade The Conversation

Waste Watch

Supermarket cuts emissions 53%, offsets rest TreeHugger

Marie Kondo is No Cure For Our Hyper-Consumer Culture American Conservative

Communities across the country are taking radical steps against plastic AlterNet

Syraqistan

The Western world may no longer underestimate Isis, but we’ve failed to learn the most important lessons from its rise and fall Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Why American figures like Michelle Alexander are breaking their silence on Israel Independent. Robert Fisk.

Jewish stones are better than Palestinian stones Mondoweis (chuck l)

NETANYAHU’S ELECTION BOMBING CAMPAIGN MAY LEAD to BATTLE: SYRIA AND HEZBOLLAH HAVE THEIR FINGERS ON THE TRIGGER  Elijah J. Magnier (Chuck L)

Human Rights Double Standard: Iranian Sanctions Impact the Most Vulnerable Jurist

Brexit

UK firms plan mass exodus if May allows no-deal Brexit Guardian (The Rev Kev)

Brexit: the invisible battle EUReferendum.com

Health Care

Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About Truthout

State of emergency declared in US measles outbreak France24

Mother’s lifesaving surgery stopped at last minute because her bank blocked payment for operation Independent (The Rev Kev)

India

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: a scion of India’s first family steps up FT

Polio vaccine shortages pose a great risk to children, even if India is ‘polio free’ Scroll.in

Future of Work in India: What is the View of the Indian Industry? The Wire

China

Is China’s plan to use a nuclear bomb detonator to release shale gas in earthquake-prone Sichuan crazy or brilliant? SCMP

Venezuela

Before Venezuela, US had long involvement in Latin America AP (furzy)

US calls on countries to ‘pick a side’ in Venezuela crisis Al Jazeera

Trump’s ‘Axis of Evil’: Pompeo, Bolton & Abrams Common Dreams

Scholars Condemn US Interference in Venezuela, Seek Negotiated End to Standoff The Wire

Zakharova Mocks ‘8 Day Snap Election Deadline’ For Venezuela – But There’s More Fort Russ News (The Rev Kev)

The US’s “Economic Blockade” Paved the Way for Venezuela Coup Attempt TruthOut

Down from the Mountain London Review of Books. From 2017; still germane.

Class Warfare

Brazil’s Bolsonaro sings a song of human folly at Davos Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.

Right “To Their Faces,” 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells Davos Elite Climate Crisis Their Fault Common Dreams

Fields of Blood: My Life As a Prison Laborer Marshall Project

Why Aren’t Hedge Funds Required to Fight Money Laundering? ProPublica

Where you live in the US can tell you how likely your job is to be automated MIT Technology Review

New Cold War

A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria Truthdig. Lee Camp.

Progressives Helped Pave The Way For These ‘Russian Asset’ Bernie Smears Caitlin Johnstone

Tariff Tantrum

A simple chart shows the winners and losers from Trump’s trade war with China Business Insider (The Rev Kev)

2020

Koch network reportedly plans to stay out of 2020 presidential race Axios (furzy)

Likely 2020 Dem contenders to face scrutiny over Wall Street ties The Hill

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

IS BIG TECH MERGING WITH BIG BROTHER? KINDA LOOKS LIKE IT Wired (martha r)

Verizon caves, won’t charge “spam” fee for texts from teachers to students Ars Technica (Chuck L)

Trump Transition

Trump and Ocasio-Cortez use the same tricks to win at politics NY Post

America Pushes Allies to Fight Huawei in New Arms Race With China NYT

IRS will need at least a year to recover from government shutdown, watchdog tells Congress WaPo

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