Groundbreaking video of a wolf attacking a beaver Quetico Superior Wilderness News (Chuck L)
The Deep Link Equating Math Proofs and Computer Programs Quanta (David L)
Menstrual Health Companies Push to Show Period Blood in Ads Wall Street Journal (Dr. Kevin)
Teen Brains at Risk: Common Herbicides Linked to Cognitive Dip Neuroscience (David L)
Young Americans are losing the southern accent Economist (Dr. Kevin). Not in Alabama. But many are good at dialing them down for Yankees.
Best Buy to End DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Variety (Kevin W). Your humble blogger is super upset. Many foreign and older films are available only on DVD. I’ll have to acquire before they disappear and buy a backup Region 1 DVD player. Plus if you download movies the authorities have yet more info about your tastes (yes if you buy them they do too in theory but I guarantee they are not very well set up to tabulate onesies purchased from dispersed sellers)
Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations Nature (David L)
Africa’s revolt against Net Zero Thomas Fazi
Study: The best way to restore ecosystems is to listen to Indigenous peoples Grist (David L). Um, I think you have to do more than just listen.
“People are happier in a walkable neighborhood’: the US community that banned cars Guardian (Kevin W, furzy)
China’s promise of prosperity brought Laos debt — and distress Washington Post (furzy)
🇪🇬♥️🇵🇸 Egyptians cross the desert into Palestine to carry water, food and supplies for the people of Gaza. These kind-hearted Egyptians are doing this despite Israeli threats and earlier bombings of the Gaza-Egypt border crossing that killed several people. pic.twitter.com/jI9BB0Zx6H
— 🅰pocalypsis 🅰pocalypseos 🇷🇺 🇨🇳 🅉 (@apocalypseos) October 13, 2023
Israel told a million Gazans that they had to flee to the south within 24 or be bombed.
Now Israel has bombed those fleeing.
Corporate media is barely reporting this, so it is up to us to get the word out. pic.twitter.com/myXfLqwWLg
— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) October 13, 2023
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No end in sight: Israel has no good options in Gaza Financial Times
US in a quandary over Israel’s war on Gaza Indian Punchline
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Hamas Militants Had Detailed Maps of Israeli Towns, Military Bases and Infiltration Routes Wall Street Journal (furzy)
Security Briefing Al-Monitor (furzy). See first entry. Netanyahu sure looks like he wanted a war. Recall how he looked pleased as punch in his first statement after the Hamas attacks.
Extremist Politics in Israel and Ukraine Alastair Crooke, Alexander Mercouris and Glenn Diesen, YouTube. Important background on Israel-Palestine, particularly the description at the beginning of the plan to rebuild the temple on Temple Mount. See this Crooke story for related coverage: ‘Al-Aqsa Flood’: The surprise is that some are surprised AlMayadeen
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Why I no longer stand with Israel, and never will again Scott Ritter (Chuck L). Important.
The Trap: I Refuse to be Recruited John Ganz
The Real Dividing Line in Israel-Palestine Slavoj Žižek, Project Syndicate (David L)
China is entering an active political struggle against the West
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, at a conference with EU representative Borrell, spoke in support of Palestine, saying that the Palestinian people have been oppressed by Israel for more than half a century. He also… pic.twitter.com/LbsTXkKmwU
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) October 13, 2023
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THE MALEVOLENT KABUKI THEATER OF ISRAEL’S WAR WITH PALESTINIANS Larry Johnson. A credible call as to where this goes.
What It Would Mean to Treat Hamas Like ISIS New York Times (David L)
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Before the Soviet Red Army destroyed the German Wehrmacht in WWII, the Zionist movement had cut a secret transfer deal with the Nazis and broken the Jewish American boycott of Hitler
8 decades later, Israel is painting restive refugees as Nazis and bombing them in their ghetto pic.twitter.com/IQx73xsraX
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) October 14, 2023
New Not-So-Cold War
Ukraine, Allies Push to Avoid Stalemate as Headwinds Grow Wall Street Journal
US imposes first sanctions under Russian price cap on tanker owners Reuters (Kevin W)
Why Germany is rattled about sending its Taurus missile to Ukraine Politico (Kevin W)
U.S. and Qatar Deny Iran’s Access to $6 Billion From Prisoner Deal New York Times. Kevin W: “Agreement-incapable.”
‘Freezing’ Iran’s humanitarian fund is self defeating Responsible Statecraft
Imperial Collapse Watch
When war tech doesn’t work as advertised Asia Times (Kevin W)
The Army doesn’t know where a lot of its excess arms and gear are Defense One (Kevin W)
How to Make Trump Go “Crazy,” According to George Conway New Republic (furzy). These armchair shrinks seem to forget Trump had an impossibly abusive father and so this threshold for emotional pain is very high.
Trump Says He Wants Netanyahu ‘Impeached’ Amid Israel-Hamas War Rolling Stone (furzy)
Dennis Kucinich, who has been critical of Israel’s abuses against Palestinians and of US funding of Israel throughout his political career, is no longer RFK Junior’s campaign manager.
RFK’s daughter in-law, a former CIA officer, is replacing him. pic.twitter.com/ZSM6X1JgVX
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) October 13, 2023
GOP Clown Car
Republicans ramp up search for an escape hatch from speaker chaos Politico (Kevin W)
Darcie Fontaine · Diary: Florida under DeSantis London Review of Books (Anthony L)
Opinion: The Kennedy who shames the name could hand the election to Trump Globe and Mail (Dr. Kevin)
Our No Longer Free Press
Europe, Get Off Our Speech Lawn Matt Taibbi (Chuck L)
Liberal Islamophobia going strong in 2023 https://t.co/p5Dv11xHMx
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) October 14, 2023
Good & bad news for those who want to cancel me for my opposition to Israel’s Apartheid/Occupation: The good news is that I was cancelled in Vienna where, on Monday, I was to deliver the 2023 Otto Wagner 2023 Lecture, organised by IKA Institute for Art and Architecture (even…
— Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) October 13, 2023
After over 15 years of having a Youtube account, now, while Israel is genociding Palestinians, Youtube has suddenly closed my account completely.
This is not coincidental. I had many videos which I took in Gaza, under Israel’s bombs in 2009 & 2012… pic.twitter.com/Tn39HQgfCc
— Eva Karene Bartlett (@EvaKBartlett) October 14, 2023
NY Times’ Paul Krugman says ‘inflation is over’ — if you exclude food, gas and rent New York Post (Kevin W)
‘That seems pretty bad’: Bankman-Fried jury hears tape from Alameda’s final days Financial Times (Kevin W)
A Price Jump From Pennies to $20/Pill for the Same Drug MedPage (Carla)
“I debated posting this picture but I changed my mind.
I didn’t know my boyfriend had captured this moment.
A couple of day’s ago we went to eat late at night and as we waited for our order, I saw this homeless lady walk in asking people that were throwing away there… pic.twitter.com/sZJ9LBPIsN
— CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) October 12, 2023
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.