‘Agri-Terrorism’? Town’s Seed Library Shut Down Common Dreams
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone to pay £60m to clear his name in bribery trial Telegraph (RS). How meta.
Europe’s tough new regime for banks fails first test in Portugal Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Double Punch for ‘Inversion’ Deals WSJ (SW)
After breaking labor laws, LinkedIn is ordered to pay $6 million in lost wages and damages Pando Daily. Oh, more fines.
Has paper money outlived its purpose? Money and Banking
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers The Intercept. [ ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄ ]. Complete with press spat.
The Highest Law of the Land REQUIRES the Government to Prosecute All of Those Who Authorized Torture … Including Bush, Cheney and Everyone Else Who Ordered It Or Failed to Take Steps to Stop It Washington’s Blog. The “highest law” being a treaty that Ronald [genuflects] Reagan signed.
Cuba: Obama Promised Better Relations, Sent USAID For “Regime Change” Moon of Alabama. Among other things, a replay of the CIA program under Bush to use a vaccination program as cover for intelligence gathering. Barry, Hillz: Take a bow. This one’s all yours.
Neuroscientist busted for brandishing AR-15 during coffee run in Arizona Daily News. At the airport. Another blow to ammosexual rights.
Pro-gun picture book for children aims to reassure kids about parents’ weapons Guardian. Heather Has Two Glocks.
Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (furzy mouse). For those who came in late, VIPS got their start on Bush’s (non-existent) WMDs.
Senate Bill Preps for War with Russia Counterpunch. Supported by only 23 Republicans. And you don’t roll out a new product in August.
Shocking Analysis of the ‘Shooting Down’ of Malaysian MH17 Anderwelt Online
Five hundred days of dictatorship Economist and Thai junta bans computer game ‘Tropico 5’ that allows you to build your own dictatorship Sidney Morning Herald.
Xi’s ‘shockingly harsh’ Politburo speech signals tensions over anti-graft crackdown South China Morning Post
Ebola panic goes global Macrobusiness. Link fest.
Poll Finds Widespread Economic Anxiety WSJ. That’s not a bug. It’s a feature.
Inequality Exists. Ask the Middle Class. Bloomberg
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Cuts Schools, Pensions While Preserving Fund for Corporate Subsidies IBT. I don’t see the word “slush” before “fund,” but feel free to think it.
6 Ways Wall Street Is Hosing Chicago Teachers In These Times
The Real Solution to Wealth Inequality The Nation
Antarctica’s Point of No Return Project Syndicate (RS)
Dark Age America: Climate The Archdruid Report
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