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Smorgasbord – 2017.01.09

January 9, 2017

Open letter to the President-Elect about nukes [Richard Falk/blog] (note the signatories) – https://richardfalk.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/open-letter-to-president-elect-donald-trump-on-nuclear-weapons/

A cute but thought provoking abstract analysis of fake news [Lambert Srether/NC] – http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/01/can-fake-news-youve-got-made-walk-down-memory-lane.html

In a refreshingly progressive move, US army allows beards and turbans (compelled by statue + lawsuit, fwiw) [Antonia Blumberg/HuffPo] (also via NC) –  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-us-army-regulations-will-allow-turbans-hijabs-and-beards_us_586e8f3ae4b099cdb0fc038b

Another story on crisis-of-journalism [Will Meyer/Jacobin] – https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/journalism-newspapers-layoffs-advertising-crisis/

And still more on the media, fake news etc [Glenn Greenwald/Intercept] (from Jan 4th) –  https://theintercept.com/2017/01/04/washpost-is-richly-rewarded-for-false-news-about-russia-threat-while-public-is-deceived/

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  1. Excellent round-up for a dismal Monday….chuq

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