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Giant toxic toads come out in South Florida as heavy rains set the perfect mood for breeding Miami Herald

Echoes in the Chelsea Hotel Popula

40 Hilarious Pets That Got Shamed Publicly For Being Naughty Bored Panda

AIS Mystery: 12 Ships Appear to Cross Continents and Drive in Circles Maritime Executive (The Rev Kev)

Black Injustice Tipping Point

George Floyd Death: Derek Chauvin’s Now Faces 2nd-Degree Unintentional Murder; 3 Other Officers Charged CBS Minnesota

Cameras Won’t Stop Police From Killing NYT

Why America’s revolution won’t be televised Asia Times (The Rev Kev). Pepe Escobar.

Jimmy Carter: Privileged, powerful must fight racial biases Atlanta Journal Constitution

Obama, Addressing George Floyd, Calls on Every Mayor to Push for Police Reform NYT

Another Long, Hot Summer in America Project Syndicate Ian Buruma

Fast-Food Companies Still Don’t Care Grub Street

Threatening notes left at houses with Black Lives Matter signs City Pages (chuck l)

Cop In Armored Truck Tells Peaceful Protesters: ‘If You Do Not Move You Will Be Dead’ Jalopnik (re/silC)

ACLU files suit on behalf of journalists in Minnesota CNN (furzy)

YOUNG MINNESOTA SOMALIS, ASSERTING THEIR BLACKNESS, TAKE CENTER STAGE IN GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS Sahan Journal (Chuck L)

NYT Rebuked for Tom Cotton Op-Ed Calling for US Military to Use ‘Overwhelming Show of Force’ Against Protests Common Dreams

Self Protection

How to protect yourself from rubber bullets—and why these ‘nonlethal’ weapons are so dangerous Popular Science (re/SilC)

Protest Safety: How to Protest During the Coronavirus Pandemic Teen Vogue

Sports Desk

Drew Brees faces backlash from teammate:s, others in NFL and around sports for anthem protest comments CBS Sports. re/silC: “this will be fun to watch on game day.”

Facebook

Early Facebook Employees Disavow Zuckerberg’s Stance on Trump Posts NYT (Chuck L)

#COVID-19

The American Virus London Review of Books

BIG PHARMA ATTACKS EFFORTS TO GUARD AGAINST CORONAVIRUS PRICE GOUGING Intercept

Will the Pandemic Push Knowledge Work into the Gig Economy? Harvard Business Review

Soho could be pedestrianised and filled with outdoor restaurants and bars this summer TimeOut

How Germany Saved Its Workforce From Unemployment While Spending Less Per Person Than the U.S. ProPublica

The UK Compared With Other Countries on the Pandemic Counterpunch

Science and Politics Collide in the Battle against COVID-19 Der Spiegel

Science/Medicine

Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent Covid-19 infection if exposed, study says Stat

Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company Guardiant

WHO restarts HCQ trial after Lancet concern over paper that trashed it Indian Express

Oxford, AstraZeneca Covid-19 deal reinforces ‘vaccine sovereignty.’ We need a people’s vaccine instead Stat

Food Security

Coronavirus: UK farmers face brutal test ahead of Brexit FT

Serfs Revolt

Amazon warehouse workers sue over risk of COVID-19 infection The Verge (re/silC)

India

Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai, the worst is over Mumbai Mirror

How Amitav Ghosh imagined the impact of a cyclone hitting Mumbai in his book ‘The Great Derangement’ Scroll. Book excerpt.

Balancing the Books on Climate Change Capital & Main

Why are investors not pricing in climate-change risk? Economist (David L)

China?

Beijing hits back after Boris Johnson promises to relax British visa rules for Hongkongers SCMP

China warns the UK to ‘step back from the brink’ after Boris Johnson offers 3 million Hong Kong citizens refuge in Britain Business Insider

Hong Kong Has Been Tested Before, But Never Like This Bloomberg

Trump administration to block Chinese passenger airlines from traveling to US Independent (The Rev Kev)

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Can this Putinist State Beat the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Wire

Syraqistan

Libya’s GNA retakes Tripoli airport from Haftar’s forces Al Jazeera

2020

Staffers lash out in Bernie world meltdown Politico

Trump Transition

The Establishment Only Dislikes Trump Because He Puts An Ugly Face On The Empire Caitlin Johnstone

After long silence, Mattis denounces Trump and military response to crisis Reuters

Conscience of conservatism steps up the rhetoric in denouncing Trump and his enablers MinnPost. Chuck L:  “When you’ve lost George Will . . . ”

Trump’s American Spring Rolling Stone. re/silC: “i hear cuomo in the barn when i’m welding now. he sounds soooooooo good.”

A triple whammy of crises tests Trump’s support ahead of November’s election Reuters

Antidote du Jour (Micael):Links 6/4/2020 2

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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