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
any lead pipe that operates a small business in a disadvantaged community for at least three years will have its replacement costs partially reimbursed https://t.co/amtlzGQwJv
— derek davison (@dwdavison) January 27, 2023
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
Well, if followers in other countries had doubts about how this country works, I imagine they’re pretty thoroughly allayed now. pic.twitter.com/pNJqWOHaBS
— Flying_Rodent (@flying_rodent) January 27, 2023
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
LEOPARDS INTO THE FRAY: HOW WILL GERMAN TANKS AFFECT THE BATTLEFIELD BALANCE IN UKRAINE? Modern War Institute at West Point
Only a week or so ago, this was a much more split question – 46% to 43%:https://t.co/NOBiq6G0rX
— Aaron Gasch Burnett (@AaronGBurnett) January 27, 2023
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?
At a Senate hearing, top US diplomat Victoria Nuland celebrated the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bombing:
“Senator Cruz, like you, I am, and I think the administration is, very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2 is now, as you like to say, a hunk of metal at the bottom of the sea.” pic.twitter.com/KS5OM4N165
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) January 27, 2023
I’d like to see Nuland tried, convicted, and imprisoned for her role in the Maidan coup–an operation that included Nazi snipers killing protesters that Nuland (et al) helped organize in the first place. https://t.co/sdG0UZmbys
— American Exception (@Aaron_Good_) January 27, 2023
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:
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) January 27, 2023
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
Bolivia’s right-wing opposition held rallies yesterday in support of coup leaders who are now in jail. Attendance was sparse in every city. pic.twitter.com/RNj0TfD9Gw
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) January 26, 2023
WHY IS VENEZUELA’S GOLD STILL FROZEN IN THE BANK OF ENGLAND? Declassified UK
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
A growing wave of cities are working to cancel medical debt for residents with @ripmedicaldebt. These cities, and now possibly a state for the first time, are buying medical debt at a ratio of 100-1, then canceling it completely. And the idea is sweeping the country 🧵
— More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) January 27, 2023
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
WATCH: “This could’ve been prevented if Internal Affairs took action like I asked.”
DA @SteveMulroy901 confirmed the cops were with @MEM_PoliceDept’s “SCORPION UNIT” — this man was hassled by them… called IA… SILENCE. Now #TyreNichols is dead.
MORE: https://t.co/ZCfj3fE8Zx pic.twitter.com/3hk5vsaj7u
— The Memphis Holler (@MemphisHoller) January 26, 2023
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
1.THREAD: Twitter Files #15
MOVE OVER, JAYSON BLAIR: TWITTER FILES EXPOSE NEXT GREAT MEDIA FRAUD pic.twitter.com/bLRpDpuWql
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 27, 2023
Change in Headline pic.twitter.com/w7XjWMnqJq
— Editing TheGrayLady (@nyt_diff) January 27, 2023
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
Landlord lobby brags about blocking executive order on housing crisis Ken Klippenstein
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
Big news brewing in Florida labor — the council of six unions covering 45,000 workers at Disney World is recommending a “no” vote on the company’s latest offer. They’re currently on a month-to-month contract extension agreement. pic.twitter.com/9kmszmJGqM
— Jonah Furman (@JonahFurman) January 27, 2023
How about this as an answer: workers own nothing so their productivity is appropriated by the capitalist who own all aspects of production & the value produced & then peels off a little piece for the worker. The solution? Expropriate capital without compensation – end capitalism. https://t.co/eDFzUo8H5m
— Ajamu Baraka (@ajamubaraka) January 27, 2023
Podcasts are hearteningly enshittification resistant Pluralistic
With this move, it’s obvious that @SpeakerMcCarthy and @Jim_Jordan have zero intent to challenge Big Tech’s market power.
No one in the House GOP understands the impact the tech giants are having, particularly on smaller businesses, better than @RepKenBuck.
— Stacy Mitchell (@stacyfmitchell) January 27, 2023
The FTX-Belarus Connection: ZUBR.io Dirty Bubble Media
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