Gizmodo (David L)
Washington Post (Chuck4)
Alexander Cockburn, Verso (J-LS). Republished 1980 column.
Naomi Klein, Intercept
Wired. Paul R “Upstate NY (cheap hydropower), Iceland (geothermal) and China are all pushing back against bitcoin miners, not a moment too soon.”
Financial Times. Lambert noted that China’s messaging on trade was no where as consistent as one would expect it to be, and he intuited that it reflected some slippage of Xi’s hold on his operatives.
Intercept (Chuck L)
Columbia Journalism Review (Chuck L)
New Left Review Anthony L
Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Asia Times (Kevin W)
Mondoweiss. Chuck L: “And some people say that Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is not working. Of course it’s working. It’s advancing this shift in perception.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Wired (Kevin W)
BBC (Chuck L)
Facebook Dating will be a feature, not an app; here’s a peek Techcrunch (Kevin W)
TechXplore (Chuck L)
Business Insider (Kevin W)
Abc.net.au (Kevin W)
South China Morning Post
Jacobin (Kevin C)
Bloomberg (Steven C)
PLOS. The abstract:
We use data from the American National Election Studies from 1996 to 2016 to study the role of the internet in the 2016 U.S. presidential election outcome. We compare trends in the Republican share of the vote between likely and unlikely internet users, and between actual internet users and non-users. Relative to prior years, the Republican share of the vote in 2016 was as high or higher among the groups least active online.
New York Times (Adrien)
Rolling Stone (David L). The NRA gets a taste of the Wikileaks treatment.
From earlier in the week, still germane:
Ok we’re all afraid of “democracy dying in darkness”, misuses of the press, increasingly politically-influential tech giants, and creeping authoritarianism right? Well journies please listen up to what, as an activist, has been one of the most insane news cycles I’ve seen. Thread
— no pasarán (@notmynypd)
Data & Society (furzy). Warning, I have not read this, so it may well be a reader critical thinking exercise.
Wall Street Journal
ars technica. Chuck L: “Someone should introduce these people to the works of Steve Keen & Co.”
Business Insider. We were on to this issue a full year ago.
Bloomberg (Steven C)
Antidote du jour. Crittermom:
The smallest bird in N. America, the Calliope Hummingbird migrate over 5,000 miles each year. It’s also the smallest long-distance migrant in the world.
“Despite their tiny size, these territorial birds may chase birds as big as Red-tailed Hawks during breeding season.”
I find them beautiful but hard to film, as I’ve only ever seen one male each season. I was thrilled when this one showed up recently. Still trying to get better photos of it, but grateful for those I’ve been able to obtain so far, like this one…
And a bonus tweet (guurst):
— Fascinating Pictures (@Fascinatingpics)
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.