Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies aged 74 BBC. If you haven’t seen it, please watch When We Were Kings, on the famed “Rumble in the Jungle”.
Muhammad Ali, the Greatest, Dies at 74 Wall Street Journal. I’m old enough to remember the public uproar when he changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
Factory Robot Working On Some Of Its Own Designs After Hours Onion (David L)
Superbugs Have Reached The U.S. For The First Time — Again FiveThirtyEight
Calls for China to Respect Maritime-Claim Ruling Grow Wall Street Journal
South China Sea: US warns Beijing against building ‘great wall of self-isolation’ Agence France-Presse
Jamie Dimon Gets in the Face of His U.K. Workers With Threats on Brexit Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Over 1 Million Russians Are Modern Slaves — Report Moscow Times (Wat)
‘Great Satan’ USA & ‘evil’ Britain not to be trusted – Iran’s leader RT (resilc) That happens to be true.
Imperial Collapse Watch
It’s Rucksacks and Foxholes as Army Goes Old School for New Conflicts New York Times. Bugs Bunny: “This is not jungle or deserts they are preparing for. My guess is Hillary & Co. are going to try to get their war with Russia.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
US Government Used Prisoners to Train Tattoo Recognition Algorithms Motherboard (resilc)
Researchers Uncover a Flaw in Europe’s Tough Privacy Rules New York Times
Democratic “superdelegates” endorse Bernie Boing Boing. Resilc: “Someone better start Bernie’s car for him remotely. Clintoon special forces on overtime.”
Beware Of Beltway Professionals Trying To Cash In On Bernie’s Name DownWithTyranny!
Susan Sarandon says Hillary Clinton is ‘more dangerous’ than Donald Trump Independent (Richard Smith)
Hillary Clinton’s ‘Major Foreign Policy Address’ Was Anything But Foreign Policy in Focus (resilc)
Clinton’s San Diego Speech on Trump and Foreign Policy American Conservative (resilc)
Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate Counterpunch
The Bigger Nuclear Risk: Trump or Clinton? Consortiumnews (furzy)
Trump Leads Clinton on Top-Ranking Economic Issues Gallup (resilc). Neoliberal revulsion.
The Trump Trap Foreign Policy. Lambert: “Important. Rothkopf editor of Foreign Policy. Heart of national security class.”
8 Quick Thoughts on the Emmett Rensin Suspension Corey Robin. Important. More purging of leftie journalists.
Freedom Rider: Who’s the Fascist? Black Agenda Report
Obama’s Proposal to Expand Social Security Benefits Is Due to Grassroots Activism TruthOut. Resilc: “Bernie effect.”
Welfare to work” resulted in neither welfare nor work for many Americans Slate. We can expect more of the same with Bill in charge of the economy.
Demand Clean Water, Get Sued for Defamation Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
Oregon Militant Leaders Unhappy With Jail Rules, Want Facebook Huffington Post (furzy)
How OPEC Won the Battle and Lost the War Bloomberg (resilc)
Banks’ belt-tightening threatens to drive a terminals decline Financial Times (David L)
Art world is ‘hotbed’ of corruption, collector claims Telegraph (furzy)
US Commercial Bankruptcies Soar (despite Rosy Scenario) Wolf Street (EM)
DoubleLine’s Gundlach calls May employment report ‘real body blow’ Business Insider
Imagine an Economy Without Wall Street Wall Street Journal (Adrien F). Ready your barf bag…
Wealthy Americans Don’t Have to Go to Panama to Hide Their Wealth Foreign Policy in Focus (resilc). As we said, thanks to Richard Smith’s knowledge of the terrain, when the story broke.
Bernie, The Donald, and the Sins of Liberalism TomDispatch
The Surging Cost of Basic Needs Atlantic (resilc). When people complain about inflation, this is the issue.
Walmart Worker Advocates Express Skepticism Over Raises New York Times
Walmart to test food delivery with Uber and Lyft BBC. Godzilla and Mothra team up.
Retrotopia: The Far Side of Progress Archdruid
Antidote du jour. @HistoryToLearn: “Cats waiting for the fishermen to return, unknown date”: