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An ancient Roman city has been fully mapped using ground-penetrating radar Ars Technica

Kerala could have avoided the deaths of two elephants if it learnt to kill wild boars scientifically Scroll

A nose-horned dragon lizard lost to science for over 100 years has been found Science News

What Happens When Sea Otters Eat 15 Pounds of Shellfish A Day NPR (David L)

Divorced general thinks bases should be named after officers who understand loyalty Duffelblog

UK marks anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 Al jazeera

Twitter Users Share 29 Statues That Are Better Than The Ones Protesters Are Tearing Down Bored Panda

Black Injustice Tipping Point

“The Concept of Race Is Taboo” Der Spiegel re/silC)

Moving Street Protests from Futility to Utility Counterpunch. Ralph Nader.

Dangerous Ideas And Our Cancel Culture American Conservative

New Hope for People Who Claim Racism Tainted Their Death Sentence Marshall Project

California prosecutors routinely strike Black and Latino people from juries, report says LA Times. And this in California, a so-called ‘blue’ state.

Pentagon Surplus Handouts Stoke The Militarization Of US Police Barron’s. Note the story emanated with Agence France-Presse, and the reporter’s byline is a French name, meaning the eyes of the world are on US practices and not reported through the lens of the US press..

House Dems’ Reforms Are Not Enough — Congress Must End Federal Policing Funding TruthOut

Calls Mount for ‘Radical Changes in Policy and Policing’ and the Arrest of Fired Atlanta Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Common Dreams

#COVID-19

COVID-19, Civil Unrest Could Trigger Mass Migration in Post-Pandemic World Study Finds re/silC: “canada might need a border wall.”

DC Detects New Peak in Coronavirus Cases: Health Officials NBC 4

Republican coronavirus skepticism may shift as cases rise in states Trump won Guardian

Public health workers fighting virus face growing threats AP

Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally Thomson Reuters

State Investigating Hospital With Coronavirus Policy That Profiled Pregnant Native American Mothers and Separated Them From Newborns ProPublica

Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases NYT

To understand who’s dying of Covid-19, look to social factors like race more than preexisting diseases Stat

COVID-19 vaccines for all? Lancet

Class Warfare

Corporations Are Claiming “Black Lives Matter.” That Would Be News to Their Workers. Jacobin

The Illusion of a Rapid US Recovery Project Syndicate. James K. Galbraith. Note this appeared before the market crash and advances arguments Galbraith has been consistently making.

Facebook says it doesn’t need news stories for its business and won’t pay to share them in Australia Guardian

MTA’s ‘very expensive’ homeless outreach effort a bust, inspector general finds NY Post

UK

Six in 10 NHS doctors facing shortage of scrubs, shows UK survey Guardian

Just DON’T do it! Hundreds of Nike customers ignore social-distancing in bid to cram into Oxford Street store while thousands queue at Primarks across UK as shops reopen for first time in three months today Daily Mail

Italy

‘Disinfecting non-stop’ as Italy faces two new coronavirus outbreaks SCMP

China?

Coronavirus: Beijing lockdown spreads in race to control outbreak SCMP

Chinese shoppers are giving luxury brands some hope  CNN

Chinese capital reinstates curbs as coronavirus resurfaces Reuters

India

Pause, rewind, play: How captain Sourav Ganguly and coach John Wright revolutionised Indian cricket Scroll

India’s COVID-19 Cases Spike By More Than 11,500 for Third Straight Day The Wire

Two Indian high commission officials missing in Pakistan Times of India

Coronavirus: India to use 500 train carriages as wards in Delhi BBC

1 in every 10 new patients tested in India is COVID-19 positive — and that just means community transmission is underway but not everywhere Business Insider

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

The two-year fight to stop Amazon from selling face recognition to the police MIT Technology Review

Julian Assange

WATCH: ‘Spying on Assange’ With Max Blumenthal, Stefania Maurizi and Fidel Narváez Consortium News

Trump Transition

The Trump factor: Asian allies question America’s reliability  FT

2020

Democratic fears grow over 2020 voter suppression The Hill

The media’s vital role in safeguarding elections Columbia Journalism Review

Back in the Senate, Sanders weighs how to wield his outside-Washington power WaPo

Joe Biden Needs to Learn an Urgent Lesson From the 2004 Election NYT As mainstream a warning as you could imagine, but is the DNC or insider Democrats listening? Unlikely.

Syraqistan

Death by drone – the United States’ vicious Afghan legacy Qantara

Antidote du Jour. TF:

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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