Links 6/13/2022 | naked capitalism

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“I Love Debauching People!”: The Trailblazing Ways of Ireland’s Greatest Travel Writer Afar


Let Them Eat Fermented Protein Literary Review

Transcript: 50th Anniversary of Watergate: Inside the Case WaPo

Old World Warblers London Review of Books

Reshuffled Rivers Bolster the Amazon’s Hyper-Biodiversity Wired

Apple Wants to End Passwords for Everything. Here’s How It Would Work. WSJ

125 years ago, bicyclists paved the way for the Lake Washington Path — Seattle’s first long, paved bike path Seattle Times

Material and immaterial Times Literary Supplement. The deck: Why we should care about cloth and how it’s made


Should you take a booster shot? As Covid-19 cases rise again, here’s what the experts say Scroll. A view from India.

WHO’s Early Probe Into COVID-19 Suggests Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Market Amplified Pandemic Republic World

Understanding long Covid will take the lived experiences of long haulers Stat


WTO patent waiver is the need of the hour The Hans India

WTO meet | Piyush Goyal Slams Developed Countries For Not Helping Developing Nations During COVID Republic World

New Not-So-Cold-War

A case study in American propaganda Responsible Statecraft

Russia-Ukraine live: Moscow ‘destroys’ depot with western weapons Al Jazeera


China Avers Sanctions On Russia ‘not Helpful’ To Stop War; Reiterates Call For Dialogue Republic World

At Shangri-La Dialogue, Ukraine War and US-China Tensions In Focus Amidst India’s Absence The Wire

Creating cold war conditions in Asia isn’t easy Indian Punchline


Estonia and the Russian World Gilbert Doctorow

La belle France

A Mélenchon Government Would Shake the Foundations of Neoliberalism in Europe Jacobin

Takeaways from the first round of France’s parliamentary elections France 24


Former Trump campaign manager to testify at ‘Big Lie’ hearing Reuters

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger says Trump lacks ‘mental capability’ to be president again if he believed election was stolen Chicago Tribune


Senators strike bipartisan gun safety agreement Politico

‘Bipartisan’ Senate Deal on Guns Deemed “Pathetically Weak” Common Dreams

Chinese hackers exploited years-old software flaws to break into telecom giants  MIT Technology Review

Facebook advertising algorithm may have given the GOP a social media edge over the Democratic Party: report Alternet


Brookings president resigns amid FBI foreign lobbying probe AP

Biden Administration

Joe Biden’s Submissive — and Highly Revealing — Embrace of Saudi Despots Glenn Greenwald

Dems increasingly question whether unpopular Biden should be party’s nominee in 2024: report NY Post

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez REFUSES to say she’ll back Joe in 2024 after report suggests Democrats believe it ‘can’t be Biden’ and the president ‘should announce his intent not to seek re-election’ Daily Mail

Storms at the Summit of the Americas Counterpunch


Messy Summit of the Americas highlights contrast in US, China hosting styles South China Morning Post

Japan: What’s behind Okinawans’ falling life expectancy? Deustche Welle.

Imperial Collapse Watch

Top Gun And American Decline American Conservative

The Supremes

‘Extraordinarily Self-Centered’: As a Roe Reversal Looms, RBG Admirers Wrestle with Her Legacy Politico


Gas prices hit new record high The Hill

Rethinking Prison Tourism Marshall Project

Class Warfare

While Elites Fret About Inflation and Worker Wages, CEOs Are Robbing Us Blind Jacobin

No House for You, Kid Los Angeles Review of Books

Dire Straits New York Review of Books

Our Famously Free Press

A New Muckraking Newspaper From Ralph Nader Takes On Congress and Its Dirty Secrets Capital & Main

California Dreaming

The California exodus continues as residents head south of the border CNBC

Climate Change

India pushes for funding to mitigate climate crisis risk Hindustan Times

The race against time to breed a wheat to survive the climate crisis Guardian

Amid global warming, Bangladesh’s historic coastal mosques stare at an uncertain future Scroll

Waste  Watch

If Plastic Comes From Fossil Fuels, Why Isn’t It Biodegradable? The Wire

What would happen if we stopped using plastic? BBC

Your Kitchen Doesn’t Need Plastic Cling Wrap Treehugger

How to fight food waste: From laws to artificial intelligence Deutsche Welle

Expecting food waste ‘tsunami,’ California recyclers focus on infrastructure and end markets Waste Duve


Explained: Turkey’s battered economy and Erdogan’s attempts to fix it Middle East Eye

Japan: What’s behind Okinawans’ falling life expectancy? Deustche Welle.


Enrollment Falls In Private Schools Due To Covid-19-Induced Income Shock India Spend

Elderly couple’s lawsuit demanding grandkids highlights woes of Indians who choose to be childfree Scroll

India firing up orders for its homegrown Astra missile Asia Times

Heatwave in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and UP to continue till June 14, says weather department Scroll

‘Rajapaksa Said Modi Insisted on Adani for Power Project’, Says Sri Lanka Electricity Chief The Wire

In Rajasthan, villagers are planting trees on weddings and funerals to help restore degraded land Scroll

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