Links – Jan. 23, 2019

Chilling Davos: A Bleak Warning on Global Division and Debt NYTimes

“It can’t be business as usual amid constant protests, riots, shutdowns and escalating social tensions.”

‘Senior Trump Official’ On Shutdown: ‘We Do Not Want Most Employees To Return’ TPM

 

Indigenous Peoples

Don’t Doubt What You Saw With Your Own Eyes Deadspin 

What was happening was clear and unmistakable, not just resonant but immediately recognizable as iconic. If you wanted to compress the history of relations between the powerful and the powerless in America, or the dynamics of the current moment, into a single image, you couldn’t do much better than to present a white teen in a MAGA hat, surrounded by a screaming horde of his peers, smirking into the face of an old Native American man.

An Open Apology to the Covington Catholic MAGA Hat Harassment Team The Root

I don’t need to see a “longer video” to know if a group of white boys wearing MAGA hats at an Indigenous People’s March are actually racist! You could’ve stopped at “white boys wearing MAGA hats!”

Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman: “When Are You Going to Come to Your Senses Regarding This President?” Native News Online

Science and the environment

Electronic Vehicles Are Not The End Of The Oil Era Oilprice

Greenland ice melting faster than scientists had thought, nears ‘tipping point’ USA Today

These five people changed their minds about nuclear power. Are you next? Grist

Competitive culture brings out the worst in scientists Japan Times

Europe’s mightiest river is drying up, most likely causing a recession in Germany. Yes, really. Business Insider

How corporate contributions turn nonprofit groups into lobbyists for big business. Washington Post

Nanu Shaova death: Russian woman thought to be oldest person ever dies aged 128 Evening Standard


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