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Links 6/1/2020


Links 6/1/2020


US Campaign Against Cuba’s Medical Brigades Targets Healthcare, Not ‘Forced Labor’ FAIR

NASA astronauts just flew SpaceX’s Crew Dragon into orbit for the first time MIT Technology Review

Space Force draws space penis over eastern coast of Florida Duffelblog

40 Times Mother Nature Proved To Be Scary As Hell (WARNING: This List Might Be Too Scary For You) Bored Panda

Obituary: Christo Javacheff, the artist who wrapped the world BBC

What Did Bach Sound Like to Bach? Humanities

Black Injustice Tipping Point

More than 50 Secret Service agents are injured in clashes outside the White House: Rioters throw Molotov cocktails in DC while looters trash Gucci and Chanel stores in NYC on a sixth night of violence in cities across the US Daily Mail

World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London AP

Racist Killing and Impunity Craig Murray

Will Urban Uprisings Help Trump? Actually, They Could Be His Undoing. Mother Jones

LAPD: “You will be fired upon” & Floyd Eyewitness Greg Palast (chuck l)

After George Floyd, a Nation in Search of Justice New York Review of Books

Minnesota prosecutor’s charges might lead to an unjustly easy sentence for George Floyd’s killer Boston Globe. I’m usually one of the first in line to criticize Tribe, but I think here in this op-ed he and  co-author Albert Turner Goins get it about right.


Royce White towers above the Minneapolis protests, and thousands are looking up to him WaPo

Open season on the free press: Journalists targeted in attacks as U.S. protests rage. Reuters

US Law Enforcement Are Deliberately Targeting Journalists During George Floyd Protests Bellingcat (furzy). Moi: When you’ve lost Bellingcat…

Class Warfare

Should the Rich Be Allowed to Buy the Best Genes? Air Mail. Walter Isaacson. Still too much royalty and celebrity nonsense on his new venue, but this reminds me why Graydon Carter has enjoyed such success in media. Up to you whether you decide occasional partial access is worth the free registration.

The Housing Vultures New York Review of Books

Trump is desperate to punish Big Tech but has no good way to do it Ars Technica

‘Why Do We Always Get Hit First?’ Proposed Budget Cuts Target Vulnerable Californians Kaiser Health News


Why the Neoliberal Agenda is a Failure at Fighting Coronavirus Counterpunch

COVID-Related Fiscal Issues Could Become New Excuse to Privatize Drinking Water TruthOut

Globalizing the Fight Against the Pandemic Project Syndicate

Retailers and Restaurants Hit in Protests, Adding to Coronavirus Damage WSJ

Six businesses finding an upside in the crisis FT

Novel coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says Al Jazeera. ER: “Sure would be nice if this were true, makes it an optimal one for your links and the wise commentariat esp. Ignacio and Bsoder”. Moi: Obviously the claim needs to be confirmed..r Spiegel

Citi warns markets are out of step with grim reality FT

Economic Scars for Decades to Come Der Spiegel

NYC’s Metropolitan Opera artists face uncertain future due to coronavirus lockdown Daily News

The Secret, Absurd World of Coronavirus Mask Traders and Middlemen Trying To Get Rich Off Government Money ProPublica


Doctor’s Note: Does a high viral load make coronavirus worse? Al Jazeera

These Athletes Had the Coronavirus. Will They Ever Be the Same? NYT

Serfs Revolt

Resident physicians should have a say in their working conditions Stat

Nebraskans Ask For Protections For Meatpacking Workers: “Essential Workers Are Essential Lives” NET Nebraska

Sports Desk

Players make MLB counteroffer in bid to save 2020 season NY Post


British-era Special Branch offers a hint of how local and mainland Chinese agents could help enforce Hong Kong’s new security law SCMP

Hong Kong: Boris Johnson urged to form alliance over China security law BBC

Trump’s war on Huawei is self-defeating Asia Times


Why Mumbai is still struggling to cope with coronavirus The Print

The Political Fix: As India unlocks, how the Covid crisis is playing out in 3 very different states Scroll

Trump Transition

Trump cancels summit but says he will invite Putin to later G7 event Guardian

How John Brennan and Mike Pompeo Left the U.S. Blind to Saudi Problems Politico

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