I missed some hat tips today, so apologies if you contributed and I failed to thank you.
Spreading Freedom: Google And The War For The Web Ryan Grim, Zach Carter, Paul Blumenthal, Huffington Post. Richard Smith: “Google being evil.”
WikiLeaks’ Founder, in a Gilded British Cage New York Times
Shares Dive in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines Wall Street Journal
Will The IMF Save The World? Simon Johnson, Baseline Scenario
Euro Zone Death Trip Paul Krugman
‘Barrier’ Around Greece Needed: Merkel Bloomberg
Met spent £5,000 on Yates’s legal bill without authorisation Independent (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). The News International scandal keeps looking worse and worse.
Are white liberals abandoning the president? Salon. Erm, this looks like denial by his rapidly dwindling fanbase. As we ALL know, it was clear what was afoot when Obama appointed Geithner and Summers. He repudiated the hopey-changey position before he even took office. The fact that it took his diehards this long to figure it out is a sign of white liberal guilt, not bias. The administration’s entire strategy since it sided with the banks has been to rely on propaganda and token gestures.
Obama Should Quit CounterPunch
White House Returns to Favorite Tactic: Hectoring the Base Blue Texan, FireDogLake
Buffett has replaced Soros as Republicans’ billionaire boogeyman The Hill, hat tip reader Auquifer. Gonna be harder to tarnish Buffett than a furriner like Soros.
Occupy WallStreet RevLeft. Scroll down to the photos.
Sentencing Shift Gives New Leverage to Prosecutors New York Times
Fear of Repression Spurs Scholars and Activists to Build Alternate Internets The Chronicle (hat tip Susan M). Sounds like the same kind of mesh architecture used for wi-fi.
States Losing the Most Jobs to China 24/7 Wall Street
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