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Steve Coogan on Terry Jones: he was the heart and voice of Monty Python Guardian Ex-Wells Fargo CEO banned from banking, must pay .5M fine for role in fake-accounts scandal Des Moines Register Ronald Reagan’s “October Surprise” Plot Was Real After All Jacobin. Did anyone ever doubt this was true? NASA has now decided what it is going to send to the moon next year MIT Technology Review Let’s make recess great again Treehugger Yes Minister Fan Fiction Craig Murray Guillotine Wtach Jeff Bezos, Tabloid Man NYT. I don’t mean to pile on Jeff Bezos – actually, yes I do! Planet Just Had Costliest Decade for Global Natural Disasters: Insurance Industry Report Common Dreams Poland: Lawmakers give green light to judge ‘muzzle law’ Deutsche Welle Syraqistan Too Important to Kill  LRB Why the New

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Steve Coogan on Terry Jones: he was the heart and voice of Monty Python Guardian

Ex-Wells Fargo CEO banned from banking, must pay $17.5M fine for role in fake-accounts scandal Des Moines Register

Ronald Reagan’s “October Surprise” Plot Was Real After All Jacobin. Did anyone ever doubt this was true?

NASA has now decided what it is going to send to the moon next year MIT Technology Review

Let’s make recess great again Treehugger

Yes Minister Fan Fiction Craig Murray

Guillotine Wtach

Jeff Bezos, Tabloid Man NYT. I don’t mean to pile on Jeff Bezos – actually, yes I do!

Planet Just Had Costliest Decade for Global Natural Disasters: Insurance Industry Report Common Dreams

Poland: Lawmakers give green light to judge ‘muzzle law’ Deutsche Welle

Syraqistan

Too Important to Kill  LRB

Why the New Silk Roads are a ‘threat’ to US bloc Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.

The power of political killings Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Class Warfare

Portuguese banker named in Isabel dos Santos probe found dead /a>FT

Matt Stoller dismantles Jamie Dimon’s hypocritical Davos socialism attack Rising (JS) Matt Stoller. Make time for this clip. And see Jamie Dimon gets a raise to $31.5 million after record 2019 profit at JP Morgan CNBC

Robert Reich: Davos Is the Source of All Our Ills TruthDig

Globalists Gone Wild Politico

Davos

George Soros rips Trump and Xi, says the ‘fate of the world’ is at stake in 2020 CNBC

Trump’s Davos speech exposed how US isolationism is reaching its final narcissistic chapter Independent. Robert Fisk.

THE OPENING STATEMENTS IN THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIAL AND THE UNDERMINING OF #METOO New Yorker

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Please Stop Calling Bernie Sanders a Populist (JS) NYT. TF: This is so awful it’s almost hard to believe. how could a man get words so upside-down?

Princeton!

Clinton Says Sanders Achieved “Nothing.” My Community Clinic Shows She’s Wrong. TruthOut

PETE BUTTIGIEG SKIPPED SOUTH BEND MEETINGS ON POLICE OVERSIGHT TO ATTEND CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY The Intercept

End of Blame Game: Sanders (and His Supporters) Helped Hillary Win Popular Vote in 2016 Common Dreams

Decoding the polls: Sanders surging and more takeaways from the newest numbers Politico

Bloomberg On Health Care: Translating His Mayoral Record To The National Stage Kaiser Health News

Impeachment

A Cesspool of Constitutional Nonsense-Impeachment in the Senate Counterpunch

The Imperial Presidency Is Alive and Well Foreign Affairs

Erwin Chemerinsky: Trump Violated the Law But Will Walk Capital & Main

Our Famously Free Press

How the Washington Post pulled off the hardest trick in journalism Columbia Journalism Review. No time to shred this today – so I leave it up to you, dear readers, to do so.

The Enemies of Writing The Atlantic

Health Care

Sick of Big Pharma’s pricing, health insurers pledge $55M for cheap generics Ars Technica

Australia Apocalypse

Counting the cost of Australia’s raging inferno Asia Times

737 Max

737 Max engine software revised to address icing thrust loss Flight Global

India

India Slips by 10 Ranks in Global Democracy Index, Lowest Since 2006 The Wire

Modi, Kashmir, economy, terrorism: A portal into Imran Khan’s head, at WEF The Week India

Pakistan may be out of FATF grey list next month Economic Times

China?

Meng Wanzhou extradition case embarrasses Canadian court, lawyer says, rejecting Huawei fraud claim SCMP

Wuhan virus: Number of cases in China tops 800, death toll hits 26 Channel News Asia

China Locks Down 40 Million People as Anger Grows Over Virus Bloomberg

Juiian Assange

WikiLeaks Editor: US Is Saying First Amendment Doesn’t Apply To Foreigners In Assange Case Caitlin Johnstone

Trump Transition

Trump issues new rule replacing Obama-era waterway protections The Hill

Operation Encore and the Saudi Connection: A Secret History of the 9/11 Investigation ProPiublica

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

How Washington Is Ramming REAL ID Down Our Throats American Conservative

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview NY Post

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Links 1/24/2020

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