Toxic Train Bombs
What I’m Reading: Pushing back on pandemic revisionism. Inside Medicine
California workers died of a preventable disease. The threat was known years earlier. Los Angeles Times. Silicosis.
Britain’s SAS Abetting Gaza Genocide? Al Mayadeen
Homelessness, Destitution, and Hunger Soar in the UK Human Rights Watch
Dollar Scarcity is Pushing More African Countries to Crisis Modern Diplomacy
The three-stage process through which African resource sovereignty was ceded to foreign mining corporations Review of African Political Economy
If you believe in US decoupling from China, take a look at Mexico’s trade balance. Exports to the US (blue) are up massively, reflecting a big rise in imports from China (red). There is no trade decoupling. China is just sending its goods to the US on more circuitous routes… pic.twitter.com/tbp6wqCAdJ
— Robin Brooks (@RobinBrooksIIF) November 19, 2023
The Big Reveal goes awry Frozen Garlic. On the breakdown of the Taiwan joint presidential ticket.
Too good from @kajakallas:
“the new NATO leader should come from a newer member state, committing at least two percent of its budget to defense, & should ideally be a woman. So it’s logical it should be Mark Rutte”
[who meets none of the criteria.
Kallas meets them all] pic.twitter.com/ZNHRAVvtlI
— Benjamin Tallis 🇺🇦 (@bctallis) November 19, 2023
Day after Biden oped proposing two state solution, Palestinian control over Gaza and West Bank, etc. , Netanyahu issues statement condemning the Palestinian Authority pic.twitter.com/9btzMi3KWe
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) November 19, 2023
Former Maj. Gen. and head of the Israeli National Security Council, Strategic Planning Branch of the IDF:
Full translation of Giora Eiland’s genocidal column in Yediot Ahronot.
I expect all relevant parties to start issuing arrest warrants and writing up prosecution files.@UNOSAPG @WairimuANderitu @IntlCrimCourt @KarimKhanQC @CIJ_ICJ @ICJPalestine @theCCR @Gilles_Devers https://t.co/HeQCRM7TdE pic.twitter.com/BPg0J4vGof
— Tali (@TalulaSha) November 19, 2023
🚨WATCH: Israeli children sing, “We will annihilate everyone” in Gaza, against a background of destruction.
Disturbing video was posted, then deleted by Israeli national broadcaster @kann_news.
We captured it and added English subtitles
— Electronic Intifada (@intifada) November 19, 2023
A Chain of Proxy Wars Looms Large Behind Gaza Modern Diplomacy
To Bluff or Not to Bluff imetatronink
Europe is following the US into another disastrous war Middle East Eye
New Not-So-Cold War
New Raft of Articles Tighten the Screws on Zelensky, Plead for Course Correction Simplicius the Thinker
IS ZELENSKY BEING PREPPED TO JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE U.S. CLUB? Larry Johnson, A Son of the New American Revolution
Ukrainian Pilot Defects to Russia: U.S. Arms Cutoff and Counteroffensive Fallout Crush Morale Military Watch Magazine
In Putin’s Russia Politics is War by Other Means and War is Revolutionizing Russian Military Affairs Gordon Hahn, Russian & Eurasian Politics
Imperial Collapse Watch
Pentagon Fails 6th Audit in a Row and Their Excuses Are Hilarious Ken Klippenstein
South of the Border
Argentina was invited to join BRICS, but far-right president-elect Javier Milei has pledged to withdraw.
The extremist boasted: “Our geopolitical alignment is with the U.S. and Israel. We are not going to align with communists” https://t.co/Vz80c0MI5H
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) November 20, 2023
The Dismal Science
Why Mainstream Economics Got Inflation Wrong Project Syndicate
Hard Truths Break Bans Tarik Cyril Amar’s Substack
Poll: Biden’s standing hits new lows amid Israel-Hamas war NBC News. “…strong majorities of all voters disapprove of his handling of foreign policy and the Israel-Hamas war.” Commentary:
If there were any people with honor left in his egregiously demented party, they would be calling for his resignation, as well as that of Sullivan, Blinken and Nuland, the criminal Gang of Four running this horrifying shit show. //6
— Dan Kervick (@DanMKervick) November 20, 2023
Supermarket Squeeze: The Real Costs of the Kroger-Albertsons Deal American Economic Liberties Project
Realignment and Legitimacy
Our Famously Free Press
Boston experimented with using generative AI for governing. It went surprisingly well Fast Company. Many layers of BS.
Minding the AI Power Gap: The Urgency of Equality for Global Governance Tech Policy Press
Mayo Clinic workers say they have terrible health insurance Minnesota Reformer. From October 25, still germane.
Police State Watch
25% of current drug shortages are more than 5 years old Becker’s Hospital Review
Contemplating Cormac McCarthy High Country News
THE UNEXPECTED COMPRESSION: COMPETITION AT WORK IN THE LOW WAGE LABOR MARKET National Bureau of Economic Research
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