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What would human history look like if told through our relationships with animals? Scroll 21-year-old UK teacher becomes youngest woman to row Atlantic solo Guardian Tea With Martin Amis Tablet Can Historians Be Traumatized by History? The New Republic America’s Hidden Gulag New York Review of Books Gov. DeSantis to order flags lowered after Rush Limbaugh’s death Click Orlando NYC shutting Central Park ice rinks to kids to freeze out Trump Organization NY Post On Thin Ice: How climate change is wrecking the Himalaya Mint The Savages and the Summer of ’69 Trincas #COVID-19 It took a year, but Gwyneth Paltrow figured out how to exploit the pandemic Ars Technica Deforestation and Mining Increased in Tropically Forested Countries During COVID Treehugger Covid’s health legacy demands radical

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What would human history look like if told through our relationships with animals? Scroll

21-year-old UK teacher becomes youngest woman to row Atlantic solo Guardian

Tea With Martin Amis Tablet

Can Historians Be Traumatized by History? The New Republic

America’s Hidden Gulag New York Review of Books

Gov. DeSantis to order flags lowered after Rush Limbaugh’s death Click Orlando

NYC shutting Central Park ice rinks to kids to freeze out Trump Organization NY Post

On Thin Ice: How climate change is wrecking the Himalaya Mint

The Savages and the Summer of ’69 Trincas

#COVID-19

It took a year, but Gwyneth Paltrow figured out how to exploit the pandemic Ars Technica

Deforestation and Mining Increased in Tropically Forested Countries During COVID Treehugger

Covid’s health legacy demands radical revamp of welfare systems FT

In Kent London Review of Books. Patrick Cockburn.

Beyond Six Feet: A Guideline to Limit Indoor Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 medRxiv

New CDC school opening guidelines fail to ‘follow the science’ Stat

We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April WSJ. If only….The view from the WSJ op-ed page. Hmm.

Covid-19 Vaccination Delays Could Bring More Virus Variants, Impede Efforts to End Pandemic WSJ. The view from the WSJ news side.

As coronavirus variants spread, the US struggles to keep up Ars Technica

Racial inequality plagues US vaccine rollout FT

Eeek! London Review of Books

Russia Approves Its Third COVID-19 Vaccine, CoviVac The Wire

China’s coronavirus vaccines: for many countries, it’s not political, it’s the only choice South China Morning Post

Fears of AstraZeneca Could Have Dangerous Consequences Der Spiegel

Has Indonesia followed science in COVID-19 response? Perhaps not Jakarta Post

Two Democratic governors see stars dimmed by virus woes AP

Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal Vindicates His Critics in the Press FAIR

Government memo crushes Cuomo’s defense in COVID nursing home scandal NY Post

The Sound and the Fury of Andrew Cuomo New Yorker

Texas Deep Freeze

The Energy Policy Culture War Is an Absurd Fantasy Jacobin

Texas freeze shows a chilling truth – how the rich use climate change to divide us Guardian. Robert Reich.

His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752. NYT

Lawsuit accuses ERCOT, power companies ‘consciously’ allowing mass outages during storm Austin American-Statesman

‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Ted Cruz’s trip to Cancun and others who needed to apologize CNN

Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi gets flight from Cancun back to storm-ravaged Texas as parents at her daughters’ private school demand they quarantine after hitting the Ritz-Carlton beach without masks Daily Mail

Unprepared for COVID, Texas Women’s Prison Was Equally Unprepared for Uri Truthout

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visits Houston Food Bank in wake of historic Texas winter storm Houston Chronicle

Class Warfare

Should the rich pay for the pandemic? Argentina thinks so. Other countries are taking a look. The Hour

COVID Obscures New Mexico Legislature — But Oil and Gas Still Get In Capital & Main

Oregon Nursing Home Workers Strike – Miami Janitors Strike – Biden Cancels ICE Union Contract Payday Report

Why Is Kroger Closing Stores Instead of Paying Hazard Wages for Its Employees? Vice

With Hunger Growing, Brooklyn Food Pantries Look to Expand Before Passover The City

Biden Transition

After Years of Chaos, the White House Is Definitely in Different Hands New Yorker

The US Empire Is An Abusive Narcissist: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix Caitlin Johnstone

Joe Biden to meet Justin Trudeau of Canada after Keystone pipeline order Guardian

The jockeying to replace Neera Tanden has begun Politico

Merrick Garland’s long wait is over but his problems are just starting Guardian

Biden coronavirus advisor made millions advising private sector during pandemic, report says Independent

Julian Assange

The Atrocious Prosecution of Julian Assange Counterpunch

LETTER FROM LONDON: On the Matter of Assange’s Lawyers Considering a Cross Appeal Consortium News

New Cold War

Russia holds the key to German sovereignty Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.

Alexei Navalny fined for ‘defaming’ Russian veteran Deutsche Welle

India

India court extends activist Ravi’s detention over farm protests Al Jazeera

India’s Privatisation Drive The India Forum

Why Narendra Modi Believes He Can Ridicule Farmers and Get Away With It The wire

Myanmar

Myanmar coup: UN chief Guterres slams ‘deadly violence’ Deutsche Welle

A ‘war zone’: Witnesses describe violence at Myanmar protests Al Jazeera

China?

China raises rare earth quotas in ‘goodwill trade signal’ to US South China Morning Post

HOW ORACLE SELLS REPRESSION IN CHINA Intercept

Uganda

“The Europeans Suffer from Arrogance” Der Spiegel

Venezuela

UN expert details crushing human toll of US sanctions on Venezuela Grayzone

Facebook

Facecrook: Dealing with a Global Menace BIG Matt Stoller

What we can learn from the Facebook-Australia news debacle MIT Technology Review

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