Links 12/26/2022

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Brain stimulation might be more invasive than we think MIT Technology Review

Huge 2,000-year-old Mayan civilization discovered in northern Guatemala Phys.org

West opposes rest of world in UN votes for fairer economic system, equality, sustainable development Multipolarista

Can assisted migration save the Rio Grande’s cutthroat? High Country News

Cities Are for People Who Want to Be There Slate

US winter storm: Stranded Native Americans burn clothes for warmth BBC

A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate MIT Technology Review

Climate/Environment

OHIO BILL TO SPUR FRACKING IN STATE PARKS AND FORESTS HEADS TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE The Allegheny Front

To ease looming West Texas water shortage, oil companies have begun recycling fracking wastewater The Texas Tribune

Will Permian Basin Quakes Lead To Higher Natural Gas Prices? The Deep Dive

Water

Floods submerge 60% of South Sudan’s land – MSF Eye Radio

Boil water order issued in Mississippi capital amid freeze AP

#COVID-19

China’s Zhejiang has 1 mln daily COVID cases, expected to double Reuters

Elderly leave cities as COVID infections surge in China Al Jazeera

Omicron subvariant XBB jumps to 18% of U.S. COVID cases, CDC says Reuters

What toxic gas and cat urine mean for Covid insurance payouts FT

India

India and China’s Latest Border Clash Is Not a One-Off Foreign Policy

‘A threat to unity’: anger over push to make Hindi national language of India The Guardian

India to start receiving third S-400 air defence missile squadron from Jan-Feb next year from Russia Ani

PENTAGON FAILED TO RESPOND TO LAWMAKERS ON U.S. ROLE IN DEADLY NIGERIA AIRSTRIKE The Intercept

Burkina Faso denies paying Russia’s Wagner group with mine rights Al Jazeera

In biased Somalia report, Washington Post serves military’s interests only Responsible Statecraft

Africa Could Make €1 Trillion of Green Hydrogen a Year, EIB Says Bloomberg

Niger Delta decries slow cleanups, decades after oil spills Al Jazeera

Syraqistan

Turkey in talks with Russia to use Syrian airspace for anti-YPG ops Almayadeen

Prominent activist detained following U.S. sanctions on Azerbaijani official Eurasianet

Israel: Far-right coalition raises spectre that doctors could refuse treatment on religious grounds Middle East Eye

China?

China-US relations: PLA holds drills around Taiwan after Biden signs security bill SCMP

China’s foreign minister signals deeper ties with Russia AP

New Not-So-Cold War

US intelligence services, pharmaceutical companies involved in military bio studies in Ukraine: Russian Defense Ministry China Daily

Putin sets out key political goal RT

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UKRAINIAN VOICES? New Left Review

Germany could become ‘bankrupt state’ due to energy spending: Berlin Al Mayadeen

Majority of Germans against sending tanks to Ukraine – poll RT

Made in Europe? The EU’s response to the US Inflation Reduction Act Ansa

Prosecution in Saab case threatens to undermine the principle of diplomatic immunity The Grayzone

European Disunion

Biden Administration

Only about a third of the FY2023 spending bill is for programs unrelated to military and law enforcement Speaking Security

2024

Don’t be fooled, Trump ‘strong as ever,’ say top pollsters Washington Examiner

Imperial Collapse Watch

Eleven F-35 fighters grounded after US crash Jerusalem Post

Realignment and Legitimacy

House Republicans warming to Church-style committee to probe FBI from top to bottom Just The News

GOP Clown Car

Democrats en déshabillé

The Democrats’ Nonwhite Working Class Problem The Liberal Patriot

Police State Watch

Supply Chain/Inflation

Here’s why food prices remain stubbornly high even as inflation cools Kansas Reflector

Our No Longer Free Press

What the fediverse (does/n’t) solve Pluralistic

Stop Talking to Each Other and Start Buying Things: Three Decades of Survival in the Desert of Social Media Welcome to Garbagetown

‘FREE SPEECH’ IS WHATEVER THE RICH SAY IT IS The Real News Network

Guillotine Watch

For the rich and famous, private jets are no longer private enough LA Times

Elites Are Clueless, and so on In These Times

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