Via Naked Capitalism

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1268 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 and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, burnout prevention.

Remembering Jessye Norman, Voice of a World-Weary Angel American Conservative

Six elephants die trying to save each other at Thai waterfall BBC

AP hyphen outrage continues with guidance update Columbia Journalism Review

Pope Opens Debate on Celibacy Requirement for Catholic Priests WSJ

Turning Over VAN Magazine

Prejudiced and unaware of it: Evidence for the Dunning-Kruger model in the domains of racism and sexism Science Direct (Dr. Kevin)

A Philosopher’s Definitive (And Slightly Maddening) Case Against Replay Review Deadspin

Scavenger of eternal truths TLS

Class Warfare

Reaganism Must Be Defeated Once and for All TruthDig

The Teacher-Shortage Crisis Is Upon Us Jacobin

The rise of the financial machines Economist (UserFriendly)

FATF Arm Finds ‘Critical Gaps’ in Pakistan’s Actions Against Terror Groups The Wire

PayPal has backed out of Facebook’s digital currency project MIT Technology Review

Net neutrality is alive and well after this week’s crushing court defeat Quartz (The Rev Kev)

North Korea

North Korea-US talks derailed in Sweden Asia Times (The Rev Kev)

German authorities say Mercedes may have manipulated emissions readings on hundreds of thousands of vans Business Insider (David L)

READ ALSO  Looking Through An Adversary's Eyes: A KGB Agent's Prophecy

Senators Frustrated by Amazon’s “Evasive” Response to Questions on Driver Safety ProPublica

Who’s liable for a Tesla Summon fender bender? Lawyers weigh in Autoblog (The Rev Kev)


White House: Turkey to begin military operation in Northern Syria Al Jazeera


In search of the Wuhan spirit The Hindu

For Gandhi, nationalism was based on understanding what was required for people to be free Indian Express

India, US close to trade deal Times of India

Rain check: How the monsoons went from 33% deficient to 10% higher than normal, all in three months Scroll

Hindutva Forces in Bengal Target Puja Pandal for Celebrating Communal Harmony The Wire

Michael Moore UserFriendly: “now I really want to see it.”


Iranian oil exports hinge on US-China trade talks Asia Times (The Rev Kev)

How The Trade War Crushed A Growing Chinese Market For U.S. Cranberries NPR The Rev Kev

China Narrows Scope for Trade Deal With U.S. Ahead of Talks Bloomberg (The Rev Kev)

Hong Kong protests: tens of thousands defy mask ban as mobs go on rampage against mainland China-linked businesses and MTR SCMP


Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine Reuters


Haitian protesters are holding up a giant Bernie Sanders tweet about their human rights as police repress their demonstrations against corruption Reddit. UserFriendly: “As usual Bernie is the only one to stick his neck out on something like this.”

Biden Reassures Top Donors He’s Ready to Battle Donald Trump BloombergQuint


A Century of Cars Driving the Fourth Amendment The New Rambler

READ ALSO  Relapse and recovery - What is the economic impact of the latest round of lockdowns? | Finance & economics

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Legacy Systems Held DHS’ Biometrics Programs Back. Not Anymore. Nextgov

Biased AI, let’s face it Economic Times

University emails reveal breadth of FBI campaign against researchers’ ‘wholesale theft’ of trade secrets for China SCMP

Counter-terror police running secret Prevent database Guardian

Decades-Old Code Is Putting Millions of Critical Devices at Risk Wire (David L)

Waste Watch

Recycling rates improve when people know what items will become TreeHugger

SEC green light prompts rush into marijuana ETFs FT


The ‘Whistleblower’ Probably Isn’t Rolling Stone (UserFriendly) Matt Taibbi.

Trump Transition

Trump Orders Cut to National Security Staff After Whistle-Blower BNN Bloomberg

Trump’s bad Nixon imitation may cost him the presidency The Conversation. Probably not.

Merging ‘Loyalty to the Oil Industry’ and ‘Grudge Against California,’ Trump Opens 725,000 Acres to Fossil Fuel Drilling Common Dreams

Colin Powell: The Republican Party Needs To ‘Get a Grip’ and Stand Up to Trump Time (David L)

Antidote du Jour TH: A couple of Lesser Goldfinch on sage:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email