The Evolutionary Reasons We Are Drawn to Horror Movies and Haunted Houses Scientific American
Fruit, nectar, bugs and blood: How bat teeth and jaws evolved for a diverse dinnertime University of Washington
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NEOLIBERAL IMAGINATION Law and Political Economy Project
Dangerous invasive species are colonizing aquatic plastic debris Interesting Engineering
Chronic absenteeism in schools doubles since before pandemic, dragging down test scores The Hill. Not only doesn’t mention long Covid or health impacts of Covid due to a lack of public health policy, but it blames limited protection measures and “overly cautious” parents for the absenteeism.
While Biden shamefully disputes death toll of the mass slaughter in Gaza, Israeli media is proudly displaying the tally as “terrorists we eliminated” https://t.co/rjznknEuvv
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) October 29, 2023
Thousands of Palestinians who broke into UN food warehouses in the besieged Gaza Strip are ‘scared, frustrated and desperate’ after 3 weeks of war, says director of UN Palestinian refugee agency ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/DXYTFGmUSc
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) October 29, 2023
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) October 29, 2023
World Plummets into Eschatological Frenzy: Unraveling the Implications Simplicius the Thinker
US sends forces to Jordan amid buildup in “defense of Israel” Electronic Intifada
This is not for Hamas, they will go for Iran.
They just need to invent a reason, then they will have to get us to swallow it, to pay for it, to die for it. pic.twitter.com/juJw9hQdqu
— Angelo Giuliano (@Angelo4justice3) October 29, 2023
Israel strikes in Lebanon after Hezbollah rocket barrage The Jerusalem Post
India’s solidarity with Israel is untenable Indian Punchline
Looks like the game plan is to use charges of antisemitism to discredit any Russia and China peace efforts:
Dagestan Telegram channel that incited antisemitic mobs is linked to Ilya Ponomarev, Russian anti-Kremlin exile in Kyiv who has worked closely with Ukraine’s military-intel on destabilization ops in Russia (e.g., neo-Nazi Russian Volunteer Corps attacks)https://t.co/PRVrD91Ssc
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) October 29, 2023
I am finding it hard to put into words. It is not just the knowledge of deliberate mass death and atrocities being committed: it is the realisation that our goverments are brazenly, proudly, supporting it.
Switzerland cancelled funding for human right NGOs last week ffs.
— @jksteinberger.bsky.social (@JKSteinberger) October 29, 2023
Is China Killing Its Fledgling Golden Geese? The Diplomat
China Strike Map China Labor Bulletin
New Not-So-Cold War
Apparently sanctions on Russian cash moving into Europe don’t actually work. That’s nice to know as I look at my energy bill. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/HTpU13or97
— Philip Pilkington (@philippilk) October 29, 2023
South of the Border
Argentina Realigned New Left Review
Bad loans are becoming a real problem for regional banks yahoo! Finance
Hochul extends state of emergency over migrant crisis Washington Examiner
Our immigration policy is causing a child labor epidemic Victoria Advocate
You speak of wars as though you know them personally. You do not.
The day you do is the day you’ll realize you’ve been wrong on most issues, especially Ukraine.
Stop promoting something you don’t understand and start promoting how we can fix America first.
Endless wars cost… https://t.co/djM2DNc7mM
— General Mike Flynn (@GenFlynn) October 29, 2023
Police State Watch
Our Famously Free Press
Why PBS Is Full Of… Andrei Martyanov
Maine police were alerted weeks ago about shooter’s threats Associated Press
Groves of Academe
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