Links 11/12/2023 | naked capitalism

Larger Beaks, Smaller Bodies: Could Climate Change Literally Change Birds? The Nature Conservancy

JWST May Have Finally Confirmed How Planets Take Shape Science Alert

Desert birds lay larger eggs when they have more helpers Science Daily


More people not having children due to climate breakdown fears, finds research Guardian

Less War, Less Warming: A Reparative Approach to US and UK Military Ecological Damages Common Wealth

After the Flood The Baffler. “Perpetual crisis and recovery in Eastern Kentucky.”


‘Uncertain’ Link Between Allergic Diseases and Long COVID, Review Finds MedPage Today


39 babies at risk of death at Al-Shifa Hospital due to lack of oxygen: Palestinian Health Ministry Anadolu Agency

The Israeli public has embraced the Smotrich doctrine +972 Magazine

The Extreme Ambitions of West Bank Settlers The New Yorker. “A leader of the settlement movement on expanding into Gaza, and her vision for the Jewish state.”


Israel Warns Hezbollah That Beirut Could Face Similar Fate To Gaza AFP

Nasrallah’s Second Speech On Gaza Moon of Alabama

Israeli drone strikes deep into Lebanon The Cradle


As Israeli bombs rain down on Gazan hospitals and healthcare workers, millions participate in global protests WSWS

Irish lawmakers to debate expulsion of Israeli ambassador, referral of Israel to International Criminal Court Anadolu Agency

Calls for a Gaza cease-fire divide Europe’s Socialists Politico EU

EU weighs sanctions against Iran over Israel-Hamas war Politico EU

The ‘River to the Sea’ Rorschach test Robert Wright, Nonzero Newsletter

Levelling Gaza is No ‘End-Game’ For Biden Alastair Crooke, Al Mayadeen


Historic meeting today in Riyadh of Iranian president Raisi and Saudi Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) about which mainstream is telling you nothing Gilbert Doctorow

US military aircraft goes down in Mediterranean after training mishap Task & Purpose


India defence minister raises eyebrows saying India, US agree on countering ‘Chinese aggression’ Straits Times


Suisheng Zhao: Ideology, Thucydides Trap, and the Taiwan question stalemate the China-U.S. game The East is Read

Washington and Nvidia should not be ‘Catch me if you can’: Global Times editorial Global Times

Why a group of ‘everyday people’ in Iowa have been invited to dinner by Chinese president Xi Jinping: ‘We’re eager to meet with him’ Fortune

New Not-So-Cold War

Ukraine’s Kyiv comes under attack for first time in months, mayor says Al Jazeera

Amid Russia’s attack on Kyiv, Ukrainian Defence Minister discusses victory steps with US Defence Secretary Ukrainska Pravda

No Ukrainian victory in sight – EU’s Borrell RT

EU should be ready to support Ukraine, US aid may decrease – EU diplomacy chief Ukrainska Pravda

Germany Set to Double Its Ukraine Military Aid Under Scholz Plan Bloomberg

Ukrainian military officer coordinated Nord Stream pipeline attack Washington Post. They’re back on six guys on a yacht with trail leading to General Valerii Zaluzhny, Ukraine’s highest-ranking military officer.

Another One Bites The Dust… Andrei Martyanov

European Disunion

Hungary signals veto of Ukraine EU membership talks Al Jazeera

EU has ‘Plan B’ if Hungary vetoes 50 billion euro aid for Ukraine Reuters

Hungary will help Venezuela extract oil Daily News Hungary

South of the Border

Free Trade Firepower: The Growing Hemispheric Gun Trade Nacla

Spook Country

The Censorship “Switchboard”: A New Layer to the Biden Administration’s “Orwellian Ministry of Truth” Jonathan Turley

Terror and the Secondary Trauma of Social Media RAND.Social media companies could and should do more to moderate the virality of such content, but they have largely abdicated this responsibility.”

Stanford Group Helped US Government Censor Covid Dissidents and Then Lied About It, New Documents Show Public

Recognizing fake news now a required subject in California schools Cal Matters

Imperial Collapse Watch

In our lurch toward war in three places, who exactly will fight? Responsible Statecraft

The post-America war has begun Unherd

Federations and Foreign Policy: The Quest for Koinon Benjamin Studebaker, Isonomia Quarterly

Biden Administration


Axelrod’s sharp criticism gives nod to lingering Obama-Biden camp tensions  The Hill

Declining GOP debate ratings won’t help candidates catch Trump The Hill

Confronting the Threat of Deepfakes in Politics Tech Policy Press

One Woman Died on an Alaska Mayor’s Property. Then Another. No One Has Ever Been Charged. Anchorage Daily News

Woke Watch

“Brand safety” killed Jezebel Cory Doctorow, Pluralistic


Big Tech on Trial: Is Google’s Reckoning Finally Here? BIG by Matt Stoller


California imports doctors from Mexico to fill gaping holes in farmworker healthcare Los Angeles Times

Police State Watch

LAPD Admits Man Who Slept Thru 3-Hour Bus “Standoff” Was Carrying BB Gun Only after Hero Robot Dog Story Makes Rounds Streets Blog LA

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

The Anti-Surveillance Coalition’s Highest-Stakes Gamble Forever Wars by Spencer Ackerman

Groves of Academe

“It’s like an old friend” Along the Mississippi. On saying goodbye to a closing elementary school.

Book Nook

Book Bans Have Reached Greater Pittsburgh’s Boardrooms and Ballots BELT Magazine

Surge of book removal requests turning Nebraska libraries into cultural battlegrounds Flatwater Free Press


Hiker stranded on a cliff in Canada after following fake trail on Google Maps New York Post

Class Warfare

SURVEILLANCE WAGES: A TAXONOMY Zephyr Teachout, Law and Political Economy Project

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