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When London’s Dragons Ruled Before Skyscrapers American Conservative One day your voice will control all your gadgets, and they will control you MIT Technology Review Musk: Tesla getting “regulatory pushback” on remote-control feature Ars Technica Sleep expert Matthew Walker on the secret to a good night’s rest FT Before Lisbeth Salander: The couple that invented Nordic noir with the Martin Beck series of books Scroll.on The prosecution of pirates was a model for today’s system of international justice The Conversation Waste Watch Precycle Is a New Bushwick Grocery Store With a Mission Grab Street Syraqistan Refugees in the Channel are risking everything because of western intervention in the Middle East Independent. Patrick Cockburn. Iran protests to Poland over Iran-focused summit

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When London’s Dragons Ruled Before Skyscrapers American Conservative

One day your voice will control all your gadgets, and they will control you MIT Technology Review

Musk: Tesla getting “regulatory pushback” on remote-control feature Ars Technica

Sleep expert Matthew Walker on the secret to a good night’s rest FT

Before Lisbeth Salander: The couple that invented Nordic noir with the Martin Beck series of books Scroll.on

The prosecution of pirates was a model for today’s system of international justice The Conversation

Waste Watch

Precycle Is a New Bushwick Grocery Store With a Mission Grab Street

Syraqistan

Refugees in the Channel are risking everything because of western intervention in the Middle East Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Iran protests to Poland over Iran-focused summit Reuters

NYT Laments U.S. Disengagement Even As There Is None Moon of Alabama

US takes Israel’s advice for unified ‘Syraq’ strategy Asia Times

New Jerusalem ‘Apartheid Road’ opens, separating Palestinians and Jewish settlers Haaretz (AL)

Palestinian citizens of Israel struggle to tell their stories Columbia Journalism Review

Our Famously Free Press

The US media has lost one of its sanest voices on military matters – so let’s hope William Arkin’s absence is brief Independent. Robert Fisk.

Everything the Western Mainstream Media Outlets Get Wrong When Covering Poor Countries Counterpunch

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

There’s a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It’s collecting and selling your data Business Insider. who’s watching whom?

The Remoralization of the Market NYT (David L)

Lawsuit challenges Wisconsin laws limiting new governor’s power Jurist

Gilets Jaunes

Yellow Vest Protesters Destroy 60 Percent of France’s Speed Cameras US News

Tens of thousands take to streets in Act 9 of ‘Yellow Vest’ protests France24.com

Brexit

Airbus faces a major disruption in a no-deal Brexit Handelsblatt

MoD sends planners to ministries over post-Brexit border fears Guardian

‘We Should Not Be Afraid of No Deal’ Der Spiegel. Interview with David Davis.

Brexit: one problem at a time EUReferendum.com

Class Warfare

Government Shutdown Threatens Section 8 and Food Stamps TruthOut

How neoliberalism’s obsession with markets destroyed the heart and soul of key jobs AlterNet

Fully Filling the Global Fund Project Syndicate Project Syndicate. Jeffrey Sachs et al.

Amazon.com Should Give The SEC What It Wants International Business Times

Democrats in Disarray

Welcome Their Hatred Jacobin

Oprah Sets Bradley Cooper, Michael B. Jordan & Beto O’Rourke Q & A For NYC Deadline Hollywood. Kill Me Now.

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Is Running for President With Focus on ‘War and Peace’ Common Dreams

Kamala Harris Is Hard to Define Politically. Maybe That’s the Point. NYT

Joe Biden Should Spare Us All the Trouble TruthDig

As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, the Party’s Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans Intercept. Glenn Greenwald

Health Care

Memorial Sloan Kettering Curbs Executives’ Ties to Industry After Conflict-of-Interest Scandals ProPublica

In states, Democrats start delivering on health care pledges AP

V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care NYT

India

Why Narendra Modi May Answer Farmers’ Distress With a Basic Income Plan The Wire

China?

All under Heaven, China’s challenge to the Westphalian system Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.

Is Xi Jinping’s Taiwan reunification push hastening a US-China clash? SCMP

The War on Populism Consent Factory (UserFriendly)

Trump Transition

President Trump promises H-1B visa holders changes, path to citizenship San Francisco Chronicle

‘Could you make these guys essential?’: Mortgage industry gets shutdown relief after appeal to senior Treasury officials WaPo

Worried About the FDA Inspection Shutdown? Eat Like You’re Pregnant Bloomberg

Trump’s Ambassador Finds Few Friends in Germany Der Spiegel

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