Links 9/3/2022

Links 9/3/2022 1

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Friday night fish frys define Wisconsin. What happens when climate change adjusts the menu? Grist

History by numbers Aeon

The “Peacewar” of Sanctions LARB


The curious case of the 471-day coronavirus infection ScienceNews (Resilc)


Study raises concerns about the effectiveness of the monkeypox vaccine STAT

Second monkeypox strain found in the UK The Guardian


Study finds climate change is waking bumblebees earlier from winter hibernation, putting the species at risk (Resilc)

The Arctic Circle: A new frontier for sustainable wine BBC (Resilc)

Raids reveal how illegal gold from Indigenous lands gets laundered in Brazil Mongabay

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Climate change is a national security issue Responsible Statecraft (Resilc)

Jackson water crisis: Troops hand out 1.1m bottles of water in a day BBC (Resilc)


U.S. to sell $1.1 billion in anti-ship, air-to-air weapons to Taiwan WaPo

US ramps up China tech sanctions faster than expected Asia Times (KW)

Germany’s military ramps up presence in Indo-Pacific DW


MGNREGA: The Last And Often The Only Resort For Indian Women IndiaSpend (J-LS)

PMO Has No Record of Modi’s Claim of Going to Jail Over Satyagraha for Bangladesh’s Independence The Wire

Floods in Pakistan bear similarities to those in India. It’s time for a collaborative mechanism to deal with extreme weather events The Indian Express (J-LS)

Restricting INGOs Dawn (J-LS)


Iran briefly seizes 2 US Navy sea drones in Red Sea amid tensions Military Times

Trudeau defends CSIS after U.K. author claims agency informant smuggled girls into Syria CBC

Old Blighty

‘Starve or freeze to death’: Millions of elderly Brits fear a grim choice this winter as costs spiral CNN

UK energy price hikes threaten half of small businesses with collapse WSWS

Boris Johnson promises £700m funding in bid for new nuclear power plant Sky News

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Saudi arms sales: UK government accused of ‘delay tactics’ over files Middle East Eye

Bain & Co takes legal action to overturn UK state contract ban FT


Greece’s wiretapping committee meeting held under secrecy Neos Kosmos

How do you do, fellow kids? TikTok’s newest star is … Silvio Berlusconi Politico

New Not-So-Cold Cold War

White House Asks Congress for $14 Billion To Fund Its War Against Russia (Resilc)

G7 ministers forge ahead with Russian oil price cap, details thin Reuters

Nord Stream 1: Gazprom announces indefinite shutdown of pipeline The Guardian

20% of Italian industry will close if Russia turns off gas -Bonomi ANSA

Wood industry: Biomass shortage due to Ukraine war and bird nesting peace ERR News

Ukraine can become ‘green energy center’ for Europe, President Zelenskyy says Anadolu Agency

Germany’s energy saving rules come into force DW

France to restart all nuclear reactors by winter amid energy crunch France24

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Mahathir tweets on Russia’s war in Ukraine from heart hospital The Edge

Our Latest Interview with Jacques Baud The Postil (guurst)

Italy Says Cyber Attacks on the Rise Since Invasion of Ukraine Bloomberg

Games studio offers chance to write message on artillery shells in Russia-Ukraine war

Vostok-2022 commences in Russia with India, China participating The Hindu

Kazakhstan Suspends Arms Exports for a Year The Diplomat

Chevron applies for Venezuela license renewal, proposes wider business Reuters

Argentine vice president survives assassination attempt when gun jams NBC (BC)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

Inside Fog Data Science, the Secretive Company Selling Mass Surveillance to Local Police Electronic Frontier Foundation

FBI and French officials arrive in Montenegro to investigate ransomware attack The Record

Imperial Collapse Watch

Air Force, Space Force may let in applicants who test positive for THC Military Times. Resilc: “New meaning of spaced cadetzzzz”

The Missing “Peace” in the $13.5 Billion Military Package CounterPunch (Resilc)

The US military is still missing 6 nuclear weapons that were lost decades ago Task and Purpose (KW)

SpaceX Signs Deal With NASA to Provide 5 More Crewed Trips to the ISS Gizmodo Australia

Biden Administration

Biden backtracks on ‘threat’ to America RT (KW)

Trump Raid

Trump search inventory reveals new details from FBI seizure AP


Convicted felon busted for 3D printing gun parts The Register

The Bezzle

Real Money, Fake Musicians: Inside a Million-Dollar Instagram Verification Scheme ProPublica

DeFi venture OptiFi permanently locks up $661,000 of assets in code snafu The Register

America’s Bad Bet on Sports Gambling Compact (Resilc)

Amazon Really Believed It Could Sell You a Health Care Fantasy NYT (Resilc)

Class Warfare

Amazon loses bid to scrap historic union win at Staten Island warehouse CBS (KW)

Antidote du jour (via):Links 9/3/2022 2

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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