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This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 748 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser, what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, bonuses for our guest writers. Woolly soldier memorial unveiled as Armistice Day tribute by ‘Knitting Banksy’ Largs & Millport Here’s why on Remembrance Day politicians should be kept away from the commemorations Guardian The Way Out of the Fly-Bottle: Wittgenstein’s “Tractatus” at 100 Los Angeles Review of Books The Artist Behind the Bowler Hat Literary Review Whither the Plain Female

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This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 748 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser, what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, bonuses for our guest writers.

Woolly soldier memorial unveiled as Armistice Day tribute by ‘Knitting Banksy’ Largs & Millport

Here’s why on Remembrance Day politicians should be kept away from the commemorations Guardian

The Way Out of the Fly-Bottle: Wittgenstein’s “Tractatus” at 100 Los Angeles Review of Books

The Artist Behind the Bowler Hat Literary Review

Whither the Plain Female Protagonist? On “Great Beauty” in Literature Literary Hub

Heels: A New Account of the Double Helix Los Angeles Review of Books

How 12th-century Genoese merchants invented the idea of risk Psyche

Captured on video: Bees pipe out alarms to warn of “murder hornet” attacks Ars Technica

The Journey of One Southwest Plane Explains the Misery of Travel Now Ars Technica

Thanksgiving disaster on the horizon The Hill

The Question We’ve Stopped Asking About Teen-Agers and Social Media The New Yorker

Inside the machine that saved Moore’s Law MIT Technology Review

‘So Bad, It’s Hilarious’: Hollywood’s Biggest Duds Finally Find Fans WSJ

‘Historic and Momentous Day’ as Judge OKs $626 Million Flint Water Crisis Settlement Common Dreams

#COVID-19

What would the public health experts do? STAT asked 28 about their holiday plans amid Covid-19 Stat

The Cost of COVID Hospitalization Is on the Rise Capital & Main. Calling all grifters! Profits to be made.

California Scrutinizes Doctors as Parents Seek Exemptions From School Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate WSJ

Maharashtra: No fuel or groceries for unvaccinated citizens, says Aurangabad collector Scroll

Germany coronavirus: Record rise prompts warning of 100,000 deaths
BBC

Coronavirus: Hong Kong may restrict movements of quarantine-exempt aircrew in light of Cathay pilots’ infections South China Morning Post

Julian Assange

Julian Assange was refused permission to marry in jail to ‘break him psychologically’, says fiancée Independent

What’s Next for Julian Assange? Consortium News

Sports Desk

South Asian Politics Takes the Field at the Cricket World Cup The Diplomat

NASA delays Moon landings, says Blue Origin legal tactics partly to blame Ars Technica

Our Famously Free Press

Kristof’s Moralistic Journalism Was Often Full of Holes Fair

Groves of Academe

A Planned University ‘Dedicated to Truth’ Will Welcome ‘Witches Who Refuse to Burn’ Chronicle of Higher Education

Class Warfare

US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices AP

The last drugstore: Rural America is losing its pharmacies WaPo

Rare Starbucks union vote set to begin in Buffalo AP

Starbucks Employees at Three More Upstate New York Stores File for Historic Union Elections Eater NY

Pharmacists and the Picket Line BIG. Matt Stoller.

David Graeber’s Possible Worlds New York Magazine

Public-Private Partnerships Are Quietly Hollowing Out Our Public Libraries Truthout

Manhattan Billionaires’ Row Homeless Shelter Opens After Years-Long Legal Battle The City

They Wanted to Foster Their Great-Grandson. Why Did New York Say No? NYT

A new recruitment tool for employers — paying workers every day CBS

Biden Administration

Inflation has taken away all the wage gains for workers and then some CNBC

Bidenflation splits the nation: GOP heartlands are being hit hardest by Joe’s rampant rises in the cost of living compared to Democrat coastal elites Daily Mail

Biden’s next inflation threat: The rent is too damn high Politico

Why Jerome Powell Must Go Project Syndicate. Joseph Stiglitz.

Justice Department Sues Uber Over Charging Wait-Time Fees for Disabled People WSJ

At 28 percent approval, say goodbye to Kamala Harris being Plan B to an aging Biden The Hill

COP26/Climate Change

India ‘Deeply Disappointed’ at COP26 as Developed World Defaults on Money Promise The Wire

A Coal Mine for Every Wildfire London Review of Books<

The World Is Failing To Rid Itself of Coal Der Spiegel

COP26 deforestation deal could be a win for climate, but Canada needs to address true impacts of forest loss The Narwhal

How to Make Decarbonization Economically Sustainable Project Syndicate. Jim O’Neill.

China and US announce deal to boost cooperation on climate change Al Jazeera

Old Blighty

The Corruption of the Political Class Counterpunch

Sleaze shambles holds warning for Boris Johnson’s next Brexit battle FT

Waste Watch

Research Aims to ‘Flip the Script’ on Single-Use Plastics in Hollywood Treehugger

Tracking the future of US recycling policy in Congress Waste Dive

Supply Chain Crisis

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Cultural Revolutions Continuing Ed (flora). Edward Snowden. Hoisted from comments.

Fun fact: US special ops are in 33 of 44 countries in Europe today Responsible Statecraft

Myanmar

Myanmar military accused of blocking aid to displaced civilians Al Jazeera

India

India’s Coming ‘Rocket Force’ The Diplomat

India, WHO in quid pro quo to resume vaccine exports Asia Times

Congress’ attack on BJP over the failures of demonetisation doesn’t present the full picture Scroll

China

Universities tell stranded international students to prepare for return to campus in China South China Morning Post

Syraqistan

India, Russia, six other countries reiterate support for ‘peaceful, stable’ Afghanistan Scroll

Ex CIA analyst on hidden realities of Syria war and new novel ‘Damascus Station’ Grayzone

Raising the bar on Nagaland’s annual Hornbill Festival Nagaland Post

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Links 11/11/2021

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