Links 12/30/2023 | naked capitalism

A look at NYC’s best animal photos, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society Gothamist (furzy)

Winners of the 2023 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest My Modern Met

‘Narratives of Delay’: How the Animal Pharma Industry Resists Moves to Curb the Overuse of Antibiotics on Farms DesmogBlog

Chemicals of ‘Concern’ Found In Philips Breathing Machines Propubluca



Are salvaged materials the future of building design? Financial Times (David L)

UK Startup Develops Low Carbon Jet Fuel Made From Human Waste BBC

Surfers take on giant waves as storm hits California BBC (David L)

Pictures show destruction as huge surf pounds US West Coast, flooding some low-lying areas ABC Australia (Kevin W)

Green jobs for fossil fuel workers: The implications of geography and skills for the clean energy transition VoxEU

First EV With Lithium-Free Sodium Battery Hits the Road In January CarNewsChina

“If no one had ever said, ‘Plant a trillion trees,’ I think we’d have been in a lot better space” REDD-Monitor (Micael T)


China Looks To Dominate Building of Lower-Carbon Fuel Ships OilPrice

How Japan is willingly ceding the future to China Asia Times

European Disunion

New Year travel hell as Eurostar tunnels flood: Children ‘in tears’ and thousands stranded after ALL trains from St Pancras are cancelled and trips to France and Disneyland ‘ruined’ (with some travellers resorting to getting the bus!) Daily Mail

German doctors on strike at the height of COVID, flu season DW

Jacques Delors destroyed the European left Thomas Fazi

Wolfgang Schäuble: A criminal figure of German and European politics passes away Defend Democracy (Micael T)

Old Blighty

British life-style: People increasingly turning to food black market International Affairs (Micael T)

NHS in England facing ‘storm of pressure’ as flu and Covid cases surge Guardian

Venezuela To Deploy Defensive Action in Response to UK Threat TeleSUR (Micael T)

The Tit-For-Tat British-Guyanese & Venezuelan Drills Serve Each Side’s Soft Power Interests Andrew Korybko


‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 84: Gaza at ‘catastrophic threshold’ of famine, West Bank marks ‘deadliest year on record’ for Palestinian children Mondoweiss (guurst)

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It’s Time to End the ‘Special Relationship’ With Israel Foreign Policy (Li)

The Biden administration once more bypasses Congress on an emergency weapons sale to Israel Associated Press

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Conscription in Israel upends families as war in Gaza drags on France24

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South Africa files case at ICJ accusing Israel of ‘genocidal acts’ in Gaza Al Jazeera (Kevin W)

South Africa Invokes Genocide Convention against Israel Sam Husseini

The ICJ Filing (guurst)

Israel Says It’s Anti-Semitic To Invoke The Genocide Convention Over Gaza Caitlin Johnstone (Dr. Kevin). Doing US exceptionalism one better.

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German State Television, of all places, has published a glossary to justify genocide. Dr. Goebbels would be proud if he was still in charge. Eastern Angle (Micael T)

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How Yemen is blocking US hegemony in West Asia The Cradle (Micael T)

No, Don’t ‘Take the Fight’ to the Houthis Daniel Larison (Micael T)

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Assassination Will Not Help Israel Ian Welsh (Micael T)

New Not-So-Cold War

Biggest Ever Rus Missile Strike Rocks Ukr; Medvedev, Lavrov: No Ceasefire, US Looking For Way Out Alexander Mercouris

Poland says ‘everything indicates’ a Russian missile briefly entered its airspace and left 9News (Kevin W)


Moscow’s anti-sanctions tsarina: What the woman leading Russia’s Central Bank says about economic war with the West RT (UserFriendly)

Russia’s stunted LNG coup Energy Flux (Micael T)

Patrick Lawrence: To Retrieve History Scheerpost (Anthony L)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

When You Roam, You’re Not Alone LawFare (David L).

4-year campaign backdoored iPhones using possibly the most advanced exploit ever ars technica (bob)

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Global South does not like the West’s “rules-based order” International Affairs (Micael T)


Maine’s secretary of state explains her reasons for barring Trump from primary ballot CBS (Kevin W)

Sen. Collins: Maine secretary of state’s decision to bar Trump from ballot ‘should be overturned’ The Hill

Our No Longer Free Press

Are You in an Anti-Free Speech State? We Now Have The Definitive List Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)

One more just war or just one more war? The New York Times and all the military propaganda that fits Dennis Broe


AI-Created ‘Virtual Influencers’ Are Stealing Business From Humans Financial Times

Michael Cohen Used AI To Feed Lawyer Bogus Cases New York Times

The Bezzle

Class Warfare

The question is, are we happy to live in a world that deliberately creates destitution for some? Richard Murphy

From FedEx to airlines, companies are starting to lose their pricing power CNBC

Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “This was taken at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden. In Los Angeles, CA.”

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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