Links 1/28/2023

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When alpha mice are trounced by weaklings, they spiral into depression Science

The future of space travel might rely on buildings made of mushrooms Astronomy

How To Respect A Mummy Defector


Future demand for electricity generation materials under different climate mitigation scenarios ScienceDirect.

This Company Is Suing the U.S. Over the Keystone Pipeline Cancellation. Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill The New Republic


The Coming Dust Bowl Compact Mag


NYSIF Releases Report on Long-Term Impacts of Covid-19 The New York State Insurance Fund

Why is the business press outreporting the left on COVID? The Gauntlet. “While human lives are cast aside by right and left-wingers alike, the only part of the political spectrum concerned about disabling the public are employers realizing they’re losing human capital.”

The emotional well-being of Long COVID patients in relation to their symptoms, social support and stigmatization in social and health services: a qualitative study BMC Psychiatry

Effect of Fluvoxamine vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19 JAMA. From the abstract: “Among outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19, treatment with 50 mg of fluvoxamine twice daily for 10 days, compared with placebo, did not improve time to sustained recovery.”

Psychotropic drug repurposing for COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis European Neuropsychopharmacology.

Antidepressants can induce mutation and enhance persistence toward multiple antibiotics PNAS. From the abstract: Here we demonstrate that antidepressants, one of the most frequently prescribed drugs, can induce antibiotic resistance and persistence.


Seven killed in Jerusalem settlement attack Electronic Intifada

Israel launches air strikes on Gaza, as rockets fired after deadly Jenin raid Middle East Eye

Libya’s New Order New Left Review

Old Blighty


Russian oil exports to India may hit new highs this month The Times of India

The Adani crisis – is Modi’s house of cards at risk? Adam Tooze, Chartbook


Earthling: The China Derangement Syndrome Nonzero

Republicans introduce resolution calling for US to recognize Taiwan Taiwan News

South China Sea: how Beijing might respond as Southeast Asia bands together on rival claims SCMP

New Not-So-Cold War

Ukraine’s Three Armies The Real Politick with Mark Sleboda

Are Transcarpathian Hungarians taken by force to die against the Russians? Daily News Hungary



Poland to send 60 more tanks to Ukraine in addition to 14 Leopard 2 Anadolu Agency

Estonia weighing giving Ukraine cluster munitions Estonian Public Broadcasting

White House Refuses to Say If Ukraine Will Get Toxic Depleted Uranium Ammo Antiwar

Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine New York Times. The deck: “The Army’s top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years.” If, as Merkel said, the 2014 Minsk Agreement was to buy time for Ukraine and its backers to prepare for war, what have they been doing for the past nine years?


Germany accuses Russia of twisting minister’s war comments for ‘propaganda’ Reuters. Her words: “We are fighting a war against Russia, and not against each other.”

Germany says it is not a warring party in Ukraine DW. In Germany criticism of German FM Baerbock (from the Green Party) is primarily coming from the Alternative for Germany party, which the media often likens to Nazis. Topsy turvy times.

Meanwhile, the view from Russia:

Viktor Orban: West Is ‘In A War With Russia’ The American Conservative

U.S. Leans on Turkey to End Russian Flights With American-Made Planes WSJ

Don’t Say “Scramble for Africa” Phenomenal World.

South of the Border

Peruvians Protest Against US Embassy in Lima Kawsachun News

China consortium to develop lithium deposits in Bolivia Nikkei Asia


Indigenous communities in Latin America decry the Mennonites’ expanding land occupation Mongabay


Swamplandia Harper’s. On DeSantis.

Democrats en déshabillé

INSIDE THE SLOW IMPLOSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S VAUNTED CAMPAIGN TECH FIRM The Intercept. “People often ask me — what’s the famous CEO question — like what keeps you up at night? I want you to know nothing keeps me up at night. I sleep like a baby. It’s just [as] if I have no conscience.”

Why Senate Democrats are playing it safe with their agenda this year The Hill

Nancy Pelosi: ‘No intention’ of watching video of husband’s attack AP


Police State Watch

Video Captures Brutal Beating of Tyre Nichols New York Times

Five officers indicted in Tyre Nichols’ death are out of jail on bond ahead of release of video ABC24

Cop City Kills Before It Opens Black Agenda Report

How the Media Enables Violent Bureaucracy Copaganda

Mass Attacks in Public Spaces: 2016 – 2020 US Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center

Our No Longer Free Press

If You Won’t Sacrifice Workers to Fight Inflation, You’re Off the Op-Ed Page FAIR

Against Copyediting: Is It Time to Abolish the Department of Corrections? Literary Hub. “It’s clear that copyediting as it’s typically practiced is a white supremacist project, that is, not only for the particular linguistic forms it favors and upholds, which belong to the cultures of whiteness and power, but for how it excludes or erases the voices and styles of those who don’t or won’t perform this culture.”

L’Affaire Jeffrey Epstein

US Virgin Islands seeks Epstein documents from Barclays Bloomberg

Guillotine Watch

Landlord lobby brags about blocking executive order on housing crisis Ken Klippenstein

Class Warfare

Half Moon Bay farm targeted in mass shooting had history of violence Kron4. Immigrant laborers living in deplorable conditions, allegations of wage theft and bullying.

Californians to vote on overturning a new law that could raise fast-food worker wages LA Times


Podcasts are hearteningly enshittification resistant Pluralistic

The Bezzle

The FTX-Belarus Connection: Dirty Bubble Media

Antidote du jour (via):

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