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I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them Outside Handel and the Bank of England Bank Underground How to Buy Drugs London Review of Books Melting with tenderness TLS. Bernard Pivot interviews Nabokov on Apostrophes, 1975. Why you shouldn’t use your phone to shop online TreeHugger Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Packaged Salads Recalled Due to E. Coli Concerns Consumer Reports Against Economics New York Review of Books Imperial Collapse Watch Blame Over Justice: The Human Toll of the Navy’s Relentless Push to Punish One of Its Own ProPublica. UserFriendly: “sad, but predictable.” Scientists Issue Warning To Humanity: Climate Change Depends On Microbes Discover (david l). From June, still germane. Oxford Dictionaries declares ‘climate emergency’ the word of 2019 Guardian Why the

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I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them Outside

Handel and the Bank of England Bank Underground

How to Buy Drugs London Review of Books

Melting with tenderness TLS. Bernard Pivot interviews Nabokov on Apostrophes, 1975.

Why you shouldn’t use your phone to shop online TreeHugger

Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Packaged Salads Recalled Due to E. Coli Concerns Consumer Reports

Against Economics New York Review of Books

Imperial Collapse Watch

Blame Over Justice: The Human Toll of the Navy’s Relentless Push to Punish One of Its Own ProPublica. UserFriendly: “sad, but predictable.”

Scientists Issue Warning To Humanity: Climate Change Depends On Microbes Discover (david l). From June, still germane.

Oxford Dictionaries declares ‘climate emergency’ the word of 2019 Guardian

Why the electric-car revolution may take a lot longer than expected MIT Technology Review

The Wall That Would Save Venice From Drowning Is Underwater WSJ

Health Care

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk Kaiser Health News

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Facebook and Google’s pervasive surveillance poses an unprecedented danger to human rights Amnesty International

Brexit

Do Not Despair of This Election Craig Murray

L’affaire Epstein

Queen sacks Prince Andrew: Monarch summons distraught Duke of York to Buckingham Palace, orders him to step down from public duties and strips him of £249,000 ‘salary’ amid fall-out from his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein Daily Mail

The toxic prince: Andrew handed royal P45 after tipping point reached Guardian

Julian Assange

Advancing Propaganda For Evil Agendas Is The Same As Perpetrating Them Yourself Caitlin Johnstone

Class Warfare

THE PRICE AIN’T RIGHT: AN ECONOMIC INEQUALITY QUIZ Capital & Main

Report: Sacklers using fake doctors, false marketing to sell OxyContin in China Ars Technica

Minor crimes, major time San Francisco Chronicle

As Rents Outrun Pay, California Families Live on a Knife’s Edge NYT

Obama warns technology has created a more splintered world LA Times. Continuing to state the obvious. And note the final paragraph. Ka-ching!

2020

OK Obama, It’s Time to Cancel Centrism TruthDig

Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump TruthOut

Sanders’ Plan to Fight Global Climate Disaster Too Ambitious, Says NYT FAIR

California high court strikes down state law targeting Trump tax returns The Hill

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president Reuters

Warren Raises ‘Corruption’ Alarm After Trump, Zuckerberg, and Thiel Hold Secret White House Meeting Common Dreams

Democratic establishment reaches boiling point with Tulsi Gabbard Politico (furzy)

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Our Famously Free Press

How the Collapse of Local News Is Causing a ‘National Crisis’ NYT (SF)

Newsonomics: By selling to America’s worst newspaper owners, Michael Ferro ushers the vultures into Tribune Nieman Lab (SF)

737 MAX

A union of 60,000 aviation workers warned of more disasters like the 737 Max crashes if Congress doesn’t pass new rules on plane maintenance Business Insider

Syraqistan

Reports of War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan Highlight the Failures of Both Wars Counterpunch. Patrick Cockburn.

Iran loosens internet restrictions after protest shutdown Al Jazeera

After years of investigations, Netanyahu charged with bribery, fraud, breach of trust MondoWeiss

The road toward Greater Eurasia Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.

Trump Transition

Mike Pompeo scorns the law because powerful men like him never have to follow it Independent. Robert Fisk

Attempt to ‘Criminalize Basic Human Kindness’ Fails as Activist Scott Warren Found Not Guilty on All Charges Common Dreams

‘Insurgents’ lobbied Trump for war crimes pardons with little Pentagon involvement, officials say WaPo

US to Europe: Fix Open Skies Treaty or we quit Defense News

China?

Make BNO Hongkongers full British citizens, Boris Johnson urged by top political figures as UK election approaches SCMP

India

‘Cotton has now become a headache’ People’s Archive of Rural India. From October, still germane.

Without Internet, Kashmir’s Doctoral Scholars Are Stumped for a Way Forward The Wire

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Links 11/22/19

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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