Links 10/30

Links 10/30 1

To Stop Illegal Fishing, Send a Seabird Nautilus (Micael)

Electric vehicles catch aflame during Ian aftermath
Accuweather

Should We Really Be Messing with Asteroid Orbits? Nautilus

Water

Clashes as Thousands Protest French Agro-industry Water ‘Grab’ VOA

How Liquid Death Became Gen Z’s La Croix Bon Appetit

#COVID-19

Unadjuvanted intranasal spike vaccine elicits protective mucosal immunity against sarbecoviruses Science

Myanmar

Ukraine-type approach required for Myanmar’s military: UN expert Al Jazeera

Syraqistan

Head of Iran’s IRGC warns protesters: ‘Today is last day of riots’ Al Arabiya

‘US has no plans to withdraw from Syria or end sanctions’: Official
The Cradle

Old Blighty

NI election: Sinn Féin says talks to be held on Tuesday BBC

UK may be using NI protocol as leverage for finance concessions Irish Times

People are going spare about Prince Harry’s memoir. Just don’t ask them why Guardian (Furzy)

China?

How China is bypassing cargo chokepoints to speed up Africa trade SCMP

U.S. Withdrawing F-15C/D Fighters From 44 Year Deployment on China’s Doorstep: What Will Replace Them?  Military Watch Magazine

A-10 Warthogs to brush up on maritime combat in Pacific deployment Military Times

New Not-So-Cold War

Russia suspends Ukraine grain deal after attack on Sevastopol naval base The Guardian

Grain corridor used as shield to attack Sevastopol – Nebenzya’s letter TASS

Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on the United Kingdom’s involvement in a terrorist attack on Sevastopol Russian Foreign Ministry

Russia says U.S. lowering ‘nuclear threshold’ with newer bombs in Europe Reuters

General Armageddon Comes to Ukraine The Real Politick with Mark Sleboda

An old thread worth re-reading periodically:

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Russia’s finance ministry cuts 2023 taxable oil expectations Reuters

The Southern Hemisphere Will Suffer Most From Europe’s Energy Crisis OilPrice

Italian inflation rate hits 11.9%, highest since 1984 Ansa

Germany dodges recession but inflation climbs to 11.6% Reuters

Thousands rally in Prague against pro-Western government DW

EU names condition for unblocking Russia’s assets RT

Biden Administration

How the GOP Could Win Its Long War Against Social Security The American Prospect

JOE BIDEN HAS ADVOCATED CUTTING SOCIAL SECURITY FOR 40 YEARS The Intercept

Obama Wanted to Cut Social Security. Then Bernie Sanders Happened The Intercept

Democrats en déshabillé

Ilhan Omar has morphed into a real Democrat. She gave israel $3.8b in 2021, $40 billion this year to arms manufacturers (bc she’s super anti-war), withdrew a letter calling for diplomacy on the verge of nuclear war, and calls anyone who disagrees a “Russian propagandist”. Great! https://t.co/cQGASEB7Bp

— Richard Medhurst (@richimedhurst) October 29, 2022

Obama Legacy

How does Barack Obama and Charles Barkley as part of a Phoenix Suns ownership group sound? Azcentral

Police State Watch

Pentagon’s US-Mexico border mission extends for another year Military Times

Our No Longer Free Press

Saudi prince to retain stake in Twitter after Musk takeover Al-Monitor

ELON MUSK IS NOT A RENEGADE OUTSIDER – HE’S A MASSIVE PENTAGON CONTRACTOR Mint Press News

Guillotine Watch

Real Estate Industry Spends Big To Crush LA “Mansion Tax” The Lever

THREAD. This is a thread about a “crime wave” that you barely hear about in the daily national news or on local tv every night. A crime wave by corporate landlords. It’s important to understand what is happening, and also who benefits from the media not treating it as urgent.

— Alec Karakatsanis (@equalityAlec) October 27, 2022

Class Warfare

Howard Schultz’s Comment to Pro-Union Starbucks Worker Was Threat, Labor Board Alleges Bloomberg

Starbucks bosses listened for six minutes, then walked out of union bargaining session People’s World

A Difficult Space to Live LRB

 

The Bezzle

Meta Will Continue Burning Billions Of Dollars Until Something Happens Defector

Zeitgeist Watch

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop touted the ‘benefits’ of putting a jade egg in your vagina. Now it must pay. The Washington Post (Furzy)

How Reality Got ‘Storified’ and What We Can Do About It New York Times (alynch)

Antidote du jour (via):

Links 10/30 2

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