Links 3/19/2023 | naked capitalism

At Long Last, a Donkey Family Tree New York Times


Cradle-to-grave emissions from food loss and waste represent half of total greenhouse gas emissions from food systems Nature

Albania designates Europe’s last ‘wild river’ as a national park Ekathimerini

Pentagon to halt use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS as cleanup costs mount Maryland Matters

System Reboot Amy Westervelt, Orion Magazine. The deck: Addressing the climate crisis requires shifting the power structure, not just the power source.


Officials monitoring contaminated water leak at Monticello Nuclear Plant, leak contained KSTP. Leak was confirmed in November 2022 but only revealed to public this week.

Regulators: Nuclear plant leak didn’t require public notice AP

Minnesota nuclear power reactor seeks 20-year license extension Reuters. From March 10.


Covid-19 threat expected to become on par with flu this year, says WHO New Scientist

Report says long COVID could impact economy and be ‘mass disabling event’ in Canada CityNews Toronto

Bird Flu

Bird flu cases are expected to surge as birds migrate in coming weeks New Scientist


Uranium reported missing by IAEA in Libya ‘recovered’ Al Jazeera

Syria, Russia to sign 40 investment deals after Assad’s visit Al-Monitor


Old Blighty

Tony Blair defends Iraq war RT


China flexes muscles over Internet subsea cables across South China Sea Data Center Dynamics

La belle France

Emmanuel Macron: the weakling autocrat brought to power by American meddling Gilbert Doctorow

Has Emmanuel Macron broken France? Politico EU

France BANS protests on Champ-Elysees as fiery clashes break out over Macron’s pension reforms: Thousands march nationwide in gravest threat to President since Yellow Vests anger Daily Mail

New Not-So-Cold War

After nuclear-capable B-52 flies near Russian airspace, British and German warplanes intercept Russian jet over Baltic WSWS

Regime change in Moscow ‘definitely’ the goal, Joly says, as Canada bans Russian steel, aluminum imports National Post

IMF Changes Lending Rules, Paving Way for Billions for Ukraine Bloomberg

‘Satisfied with the Banderization of Ukraine’ Bandera Lobby Blog


Backlash Of Sanction On Russia Must Not Lead To Sanctions On Everyone Moon of Alabama

China and Russia capitals connected on New Silk Road for first time Rail Freight


Russia – Africa Relations and the Emerging New World Order Russia In Global Affairs (MT)

Blinken Warns African Nations That Wagner Group Endangers Them Bloomberg

Mali Gets Warplanes From Russia, Drones From Turkey The Defense Post

Turkish TAI TF-X fighter jet is on the runway for taxiing tests Bulgarian Military


Biden Administration

Biden denies China-linked payments to family members despite bank records Washington Examiner

Millions of People Could Lose Medicaid Starting in April MedPage Today


Trump says he expects to be arrested next week in Stormy Daniels investigation Washington Examiner

Get ready for Manhattan DA’s made-for-TV Trump prosecution: high on ratings, but short on the law The Hill

DeSanctimonious v. DeLoser Art Cullen’s Notebook

Imperial Collapse Watch


Americans Don’t Care About the Iraqi Dead. They Don’t Even Care About Their Own. The Intercept. The American elite.


An emergency for emergency medicine? Inside Medicine


Wyoming becomes first US state to outlaw use of abortion pills The Guardian


Learning from Silicon Valley Bank’s apologists Cory Doctorow, Pluralistic (LS). Original title in the url: Mon Dieu Les Guillotines.

Oops. How the FDIC Guaranteed the Deposits of SVB Financial Group Credit Slips

Rotten Banks

BlackRock’s Hildebrand reportedly taking part in UBS, Credit Suisse talks Reuters

Charles Schwab CEO and other insiders scoop up nearly $7 million in stock amid selloff Market Watch

US bank failures prompt rush to hedge rates International Financing Review

Fed to stay the course with 25 bps rate hike on March 22: Reuters poll Reuters

US Fed to consider pause in rate hikes as fallout from SVB roils markets Bloomberg

The Bezzle

This Week in Coins: Bitcoin, Ethereum Post Mega Rallies After Banking Intervention Decrypt

Norfolk Southern Chemical Bomb

Pro-Moscow Voices Tried to Steer Ohio Train Disaster Debate AP. Of course.

Guillotine Watch

His parents died. Then Amazon fired him for seeking time off, a worker’s suit alleges Los Angeles Times

Class Warfare

Healthcare exec charged with fixing wages of Las Vegas nurses KOLO

Visa, MasterCard $5.6 bln settlement with retailers is upheld Reuters. Fixing fees.

Wealthy Executives Make Millions Trading Competitors’ Stock With Remarkable Timing ProPublica

State agency alleges eight minors illegally employed by Minnesota meatpacker, seeks court injunction The Star Tribune

Minnesota becomes fourth state to offer universal free school meals Duluth News Tribune

It’s a New Day in the United Auto Workers Labor Notes

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