Scientists probe soil biodiversity’s effect on crops and carbon and Planting crops with trees drives ‘magical’ reforestation in Costa Rica FT. “Turnaround success demonstrates key plank of sustainable farming.” The FT in birkenstocks (!). Australia’s Largest Mining Company is Worried Bushfires are Affecting Coal Production Vice ‘A long road back from here’: Small winemakers feel the pain of Australian bushfires Channel News Asia Trudeau and His North Van Climate Minister Are ‘Wrestling’ with a Massive Oilsands Decision Tyee.ca. Leave it in the ground. What the GOP’s proposed climate policies would, and wouldn’t, do MIT Technology Review (UserFriendly). Brexit Brexit bill clears final UK parliamentary hurdle ahead of January 31 exit Reuters Brexit: silence may be preferable EU Referendum
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Scientists probe soil biodiversity’s effect on crops and carbon and Planting crops with trees drives ‘magical’ reforestation in Costa Rica FT. “Turnaround success demonstrates key plank of sustainable farming.” The FT in birkenstocks (!).
Trudeau and His North Van Climate Minister Are ‘Wrestling’ with a Massive Oilsands Decision Tyee.ca. Leave it in the ground.
What the GOP’s proposed climate policies would, and wouldn’t, do MIT Technology Review (UserFriendly).
Brexit: silence may be preferable EU Referendum
Raids in 6 states as Germany bans ‘Combat 18’ neo-Nazi group Deutsche Welle
Netflix, Iran and the Documentary as Geopolitical Weapon FAIR (UserFriendly).
As intensity fades, Hong Kong protesters mull tactics Agence France Presse. Not LegCo, Lego:
The Langham Place LEGO store has a huge Mongkok build. Wondering how I can infiltrate it with a mini Hermit and some of these knock-off plastic popo. pic.twitter.com/lpXSxtwAjr
— Hong Kong Hermit (@HongKongHermit) January 10, 2020
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How China’s slow response aided coronavirus outbreak FT. As shown here:
Here comes the newly released official illustration of how to control #WuhanPneumonia in China.
Everyone must remember it ：Silence Is Health.
国家卫生防疫部门刚刚公布了最新的控制与预防 #武汉肺炎 方法，请大家务必广传！#WuhanSARS #ChinaPneumonia #Sars pic.twitter.com/GD5HGShjGn
— 巴丢草 Badiucao (@badiucao) January 21, 2020
Sihanoukville picks up pieces after gambling chaos Southeast Asia Globe
Adam Schiff’s Moment The New Yorker
Not “was.” “Will be.”
“The President's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won,” lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff says during his opening statement at the Senate impeachment trial. https://t.co/14mXcvjVzh pic.twitter.com/F2OZhLYx7v
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) January 22, 2020
It’s almost like the Democrats are trying to lay the groundwork for something…
Noam Chomsky Torches Democrats’ Narrow Trump Impeachment: ‘A Tragedy’ That ‘May Send Him Back to Office’ Law and Crime. Pelosi set a precedent by not impeaching Trump over emoluments, just as she set a precedent by not impeaching Bush over Iraq WMDs, warrantless surveillance, or torture. So, the scope of what is impeachable and the hysteria and gaslighting are inversely related?
The FBI Scandal Eli Lake, Commentary. If you want to know why the Mueller investigation was a damp squib, and why Schiff is still trying to leverage RussiaGate, even though nothing about Russia figures in the articles, this is a good starting point.
New Cold War
Making sense of Russia’s new cabinet Gilbert Doctorow
Weaponizing Fascism for Democracy: The Beginning Yasha Levine. Stage 1 Identity Politics?
Of course Davos loves Trump The Week
Pentagon Racks Up $35 Trillion in Accounting Changes in One Year Bloomberg. Impressive.
The Cost of an Incoherent Foreign Policy Foreign Affairs
Shaky Joe Biden, Billionaire Bloomberg, and the Global Race to the Bottom Black Agenda Report
Sanders, Biden, and the Rewriting of Iraq War History The Intercept
Over Gun Rights, Virginia Bleeds Deep Red, And Blue The American Conservative
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
How AI and facial recognition tech could reshape Las Vegas casinos Nevada Independent
Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained – sources Reuters. So The Cloud is a surveillance tool. Nobody could have predicted…
Our Famously Free Press
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The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate Caitlin Johnstone
Consortium News Sends Libel Notices to Canadian Signals Intelligence Agency and Major Television Network Consortium News (Re Silc).
How Amazon, Geico and Walmart Fund Propaganda Gordon Crovitz, NYT. RT and Sputnik, the horror! Crovitz owns NewsGuard, and is talking his book: “Other sites labeled as unreliable include InfoWars, the Daily Kos, Sputnik, RT, and WikiLeaks.”
Boeing 737 MAX
Imperial Collapse Watch
An interview with Lula. Part One Brasil Wire
Antidote du Jour (via):
Outside, at the window of the Eastman Reading Garden in the Cleveland Public Library (which will be striking February 4 if there is no agreement today).
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.