Beagle-boxer-basset wins World’s Ugliest Dog Associated Press
Why NASA’s latest photo of Alaska is freaking people out Seattle Post Intelligencer (Lambert)
Qantas toolbar to monitor your web activity The Age Qantas seeking to become a PRISM partner.
China Financial “Crisis” Eases? Global Economic Intersection
Sweeping Protests in Brazil Pull In an Array of Grievances New York Times
Brazil protests – what is going on? Vincent Bevins (Lambert)
The two videos that explain Brazil’s protest movement Washington Post
Not ready to post on Brazil Corrente. Lambert is frustrated with limited and often perplexed English language commentary and lack of sufficiently extensive media coverage (like the live cam in Tarhir Square or the tool that allowed you to see tweets all over Egypt) to provide sufficient raw data to allow him to do some analysis of his own. Anyone with leads or sources in Brazil, please pipe up in comments.
EU fails to agree on bank bailout rules Financial Times. Quelle surprise!
Another shameful day for Europe as EMU creditor states betray South Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer Bob Lambert Guardian. Getting harder and harder to tell conspiracies from reality.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications Guardian. The NSA does legal arbitrage.
Mysterious privacy board touted by Obama has deep government ties Guardian. Shorter: the NSA investigation will be led by part of the problem.
U.S. charges Snowden with espionage Washington Post
Aaron Swartz, Plea Leveraging & The Bordenkircher Problem bmaz, emptywheel
Ex-Enron CEO Jeff Skilling to leave prison early CBS (Lambert). Not that early, though.
Nurses, Environmentalists Lead Keystone XL Protest in San Francisco Real News Network
Consensus Emerging With Economists That U.S. Economy Based On Rents Not Production DSWright Firedoglake
Bond selling hits US homebuyer costs Financial Times versus Housing Seen Shrugging Off Loan Rate Rise as Banks Loosen Bloomberg. But if you read closely, the premise is banks will accommodate momentum buying. Isn’t that what got us in the last mess?
The Fed: Bullard slams Fed taper plan, says timing was off MarketWatch. More on this tomorrow…
The world is still being held hostage by its rotten banks John Plender, Financial Times. Money quote: “In effect, the UK and much of the eurozone appear determined to repeat the mistakes that inflicted stagnation on Japan for the past 23 years, but with more financial risk.”
Financial Sector Thinks It’s About Ready To Ruin World Again Onion (Triple Crisis). Dunno when I’ve seen the FT and the Onion on the same page…
How Austerity Has Failed Martin Wolf, New York Review of Books
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