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Kongthong: The Indian village where your name is a song BBC It’s Been 30 Years Since Freddie Mercury Died. His Music Is Still the Soundtrack of Our Lives The Wire From the Harem to the Bath House Literary Review Albrecht Dürer was a 16th-century Andy Warhol Spectator Being in a building Aeon A Brief Scientific History of Glass Smithsonian Bee gold: Why honey is an insect superfood BBC #COVID-19 It is high time we start preparing for future pandemics Al Jazeera. Gordon Brown. No argument here. Except maybe we should deal with this one first? Countries shouldn’t invoke the Nagoya Protocol to avoid sharing pathogens and genetic sequences Stat How the Trillion Flood of Covid Relief Is Funding the Future NYT *** South Africa’s response to travel restrictions imposed by several countries

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Kongthong: The Indian village where your name is a song BBC

It’s Been 30 Years Since Freddie Mercury Died. His Music Is Still the Soundtrack of Our Lives The Wire

From the Harem to the Bath House Literary Review

Albrecht Dürer was a 16th-century Andy Warhol Spectator

Being in a building Aeon

A Brief Scientific History of Glass Smithsonian

Bee gold: Why honey is an insect superfood BBC

#COVID-19

It is high time we start preparing for future pandemics Al Jazeera. Gordon Brown. No argument here. Except maybe we should deal with this one first?

Countries shouldn’t invoke the Nagoya Protocol to avoid sharing pathogens and genetic sequences Stat

How the $4 Trillion Flood of Covid Relief Is Funding the Future NYT

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South Africa’s response to travel restrictions imposed by several countries Republic of South Africa website

As Omicron Variant Circles the Globe, African Nations Face Blame and Bans NYT

South Africa Asks J&J, Pfizer to Stop Sending Vaccines Bloomberg

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Covid: Two cases of new variant Omicron detected in UK BBC

COVID: Germany confirms first two cases of omicron variant Deutsche Welle

Covid: Netherlands enters partial lockdown amid surging infections BBC

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert AP

Australia confirms two cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant Reuters

Compulsory Covid PCR tests for arrivals to UK is ‘huge blow’ to travel industry Guardian

Exclusive | Coronavirus: British Airways temporarily suspends passenger flights to and from Hong Kong South China Morning Post

Israel bans foreigners from entering country to stop Omicron variant Jerusalem Post

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‘It’s coming’: New York governor declares state of emergency over new Omicron variant Independent

Coronavirus cases at Karnataka medical college rise to 281 after 99 more students test positive Scroll

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Drugmakers race to test vaccines against new coronavirus variant FT

Cuba’s Vaccine Could End up Saving Millions of Lives Jacobin

Iowa hospital administered wrong dose of COVID shots to kids Daily News

Covid-19 Vaccines or Infections: Which Carries the Stronger Immunity? Wall Street Journal

COP26/Climate Change

Deep Adaptation: Could Climate Change Lead To Societal Collapse? The Wire

Coalitions and Emissions Thin Ink

How a new global carbon market could exaggerate climate progress MIT Technology Review

India’s Road to Net-Zero The Diplomat

Infographic: The 100 most polluted cities in the world Al Jazeera

It’s time to fear the fungi Ars Technica

Biden faces new pressure from climate groups after Powell pick The Hill

Closer to Home The New Atlantis

Class Warfare

Infiltrating Amazon: What I learned going undercover at the corporate giant The Breach

Workers’ paradise? Portugal’s new teleworking law takes flak AP

HOW DELAWARE SOLD THE GREATEST, MOST INSIDIOUS FINANCIAL SECRECY TOOL THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN Crime Reads. Just contacted my bookseller and ordered this book. More anon.

Corruption’s War on the Law Project Syndicate

Our Famously Free Press

Billionaire Bill Gates Uses Money to Shape the Media Jacobin

Kill Me Now

‘Nobody’ in Biden’s West Wing is shutting down chatter of Buttigieg as a potential presidential successor: report Business Insider

Imperial Collapse Watch

Tom Wright On The ‘Fat Leonard’ Scandal And Corruption In The US Navy The Browser

Impeachment probe confirms: yeah, Cuomo’s book deal was shady. Literary Hub

L’affaire Jeffrey Epstein

The trial of the century: Ghislaine Maxwell ‘is prepared’ to take the stand to save her life’ amid child sex and trafficking charges Daily Mail

The Revelations: What Prince Andrew Faces As His Old Friend Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial Begins Forbes

Iran

Maximum fissures: Iran nuclear deal talks head toward oblivion Politico

Syraqistan

Dark money network pushes pro-UAE/Saudi policies from New York Responsible Statecraft

Taliban Covert Operatives Seized Kabul, Other Afghan Cities From Within WSJ

Myanmar

Historic Decision By Argentinian Courts To Take Up Genocide Case Against Myanmar Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK)

Turkey

Turkish Economic Woes Fuel Speculation of Early Elections Der Spiegel

Turkey’s currency crisis textbook monetary mismanagement Asia Times

Brazil

Lula v. Bolsonaro London Review of Books

India

The Indian Farmers Defend the Rights of Farmers Everywhere Counterpunch

Modi’s Repeal of Farm Laws Isn’t Enough, Say Indian Farmers The Diplomat

Farm Laws Repeal: The Constitutional Design Of Factor Market Reform In India BloombergQuint

An impossible founding Global Intellectual History

Explained: Why India’s Offshore Wind Energy Potential Remains Untapped India Spend

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to visit India on December 6 for bilateral meeting Scroll

Julian Assange

U.S. stonewalls probe into security firm that allegedly spied on Assange for CIA, says Spanish judge Yahoo News

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Links 11/28/2021

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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