Fire breaks out aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship Associated Press (Lambert). Assume you had a better weekend than THAT. Plus quite the spate of cruise disasters.
Company develops technology to mass-produce ‘spider silk’ fabric Ashai Shinbum (YY)
Female Professionals of 1970s Face Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Pacific Standard (Lance N)
US entering Asian century with eyes closed Bangkok Post
Pedestrian fakes hilariously bad hit, foiled by Russian dash cam autoblog (YY). An illustration of why they’ve become popular.
Kafka, meet Orwell: peek behind the scenes of the modern surveillance state BoingBoing (Jeremy B)
EU trade push against Chinese solar panels seriously weakened Financial Times
The Naxalite Attacks at Sukma: Peals of Spring Thunder Counterpunch (Carol B)
Hezbollah Makes Historic Gamble by Joining Syrian War New York Times
From Crisis to Crisis in Baghdad Counterpunch (Carol B)
Obama’s terrorism speech: seeing what you want to see Glenn Greenwald
Veterans Suicide Memorial Unveiled In Nation’s Capitol Duffelblog (AM). Lambert warns: “Military version of The Onion.”
Wall Street Lobbyists Literally Writing Bills In Congress DSWright, Firedoglake (Carol B). Not news per se, but becoming more blatant
States Raise College Budgets After Years of Deep Cuts Wall Street Journal
Tuition Protesters Are Still in Top Office at Cooper Union New York Times. Lambert flags last para.
Crime Fighting Trees Transform Philly NBC 10 Philadelphia (Carol B)
Neel Kashkari may run for governor of California San Francisco Chronicle Aieee! David Fiderer: “He must think that Californians feel graeteful for all that he did fir struggling homeowners.” ”
Teaching Our Children to Fear Dissenters: South Dakota Schools Edition Firedoglake (Chuck L)
High home ownership bad for employment? MacroBusiness
Disaster porn and elite panic: the militarized lie of savage disaster aftermath BoingBoingm (Jeremy B). Background on elite panic.
Rebecca Solnit, The Earthquake Kit Tom Engelhardt (Jeremy B)
I Want to Believe The New Inquiry (MontanaMaven). Today’s must read.
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