Historical city travel guide: Athens, 5th century BC The British Museum Blog
Wartime for Wodehouse New Yorker
Black Injustice Tipping Point
George Floyd riots spiral out of control: Chaos in 25 cities from New York to LA as protesters torch cop cars, burn down buildings and clash with riot police on a fifth night of violence with hundreds of arrests and injuries Daily Mail
Cops Kill Because We Gave Them The Legal Framework To Do It American Conservative
Why Did It Take So Long to Arrest Derek Chauvin? National Review
Profound appreciation for Cornel West. Who else could go on CNN and rightfully indict the entire political establishment like this? pic.twitter.com/LGoF9G1w1T
— Meagan Day (@meaganmday) May 30, 2020
No group, protestors or civilians, have been anywhere close to as violent and sadistic as the police have been tonight.pic.twitter.com/85p9E3zMps
— Gravel Institute (@GravelInstitute) May 31, 2020
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) May 31, 2020
The mainstream media is presenting the movement in Minneapolis as being misled by outside agitators and even foreign agents. The Governor says this is no longer about George Floyd’s murder. Well we are here and that not what we are seeing at all.#GeorgeFloydprotest pic.twitter.com/Y7aV0Nl337
— BreakThrough News (@BTnewsroom) May 30, 2020
person just got shot on the corner of state and van buren
— McDonald’s Has Fallen (@loggedtheFUCKon) May 31, 2020
Who Exactly Is Doing the Looting, and Who’s Being Looted? Jacobin. David Sirota.
~40% of poor Americans lost their jobs in March and April
— Jeffrey Stein (@JStein_WaPo) May 31, 2020
Masks Are Here to Stay, Even After Covid Goes Away BloombergQuint
Cut air pollution to help avoid second coronavirus peak, MPs urge Guardian
Dogs can sniff out COVID-19 Deutsche Welle
The Finnish COVID dogs’ nose knows! University of Helsinki
The Pillage of India New York Review of Books. Review of William Dalrymple’s latest, his East India Company book, which I’m currently reading, alongside Sudeep Chakrvwarty’s Plassey – also excellent, and well worth your attention.
The exhausting playbook behind Trump’s battle with Twitter MIT Technology Review
Beijing sees Trump’s hand and won’t fold Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
An Embattled Trump Unveils A New China Policy American Conservative
Republicans are pressuring judges to retire so they can pack the courts with extremists American Independent (Dan K). Hmm. Not sure there will be many takers, as being a federal judge is a great job and sitting jurists tend to leave feet first – and there’s little pressure that may be brought to bear to accelerate the process.
Iran’s new parliament speaker says talks with US ‘futile‘ Agence France Presse
Antidote du Jour (whimbrel as seen near mudflats, Anchorage, AK, 21 May 2020 ~ mgl):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.