Hacked: How $171 mn stolen from Union Bank was recovered The Hindu (J-LS).
Pharmaceutical giant ‘plotted to destroy cancer drugs to drive prices up 4,000%’ Independent (J-LS). Aspen Pharmacare. “The price increases were made possible by a loophole that allows drug companies to change the price of medicines if they are no longer branded with the same name.”
How Erdogan’s Referendum Gamble Might Backfire Der Spiegel
Voting on Dictatorship Jacobin
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Video Evidence of False Claims Made in the White House Intelligence Report of April 11, 2017 by Ted Postol Publius Tacitus, Sic Semper Tyrannis (Re Silc).
Syria: Cui Bono? Counterpunch
Public Slave Auctions are Regular Occurrence in Libya, West African Survivors Say Atlanta Black Star (MR).
Lunching with Mélenchon Harpers
Clinton on Korea policy in Goldman speech:
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2016 Post Mortem
Kirsten Powers: Hillary Clinton Blames Everybody But Herself For Loss RealClearPolitics
Democrats planning first cattle call for 2020 contenders Politico. A power play by CAP, Neera Tanden, and their associated funders in DC’s St. Regis Hotel. Optics like this really deserve a picture. Here’s the St. Regis lobby:
What execreble taste.
Thousands at rallies demand Trump release tax returns Reuters. “Never, ever” #MedicareForAll….
Trump’s Latin American Model Boston Review (Re Silc).
The World Is Getting a Taste of the Trump Doctrine Rolling Stone
New Trump, Old Bottles LobeLog
The Five Most Powerful Populist Uprisings in U.S. History The American Conservative
I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific Los Angeles Times. From 2016, still relevant.
Our Famously Free Press
Black Injustice Tipping Point
United Removal Fiasco
The Elements of Bureaucratic Style LongReads (MR).
Imperial Collapse Watch
How Weapons of Mass Destruction Became ‘Red Lines’ for America The Atlantic (Re Silc).
It’s time America explored how to end the multiple wars it has helped cause since 2001, rather than dropping more bombs Patrick Coburn, Independent (J-LS).
From ‘Zombie Malls’ to Bonobos: America’s Retail Transformation NYT and Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point? NYT. So up in Bangor, the malls blighted the downtowns, and now Amazon is blighting the malls. Which is fine, I suppose, if I have Amazon Prime with free shipping, and can order washers for the sink to be delivered by UPS (or, in a few years, drones). Of course, all those retail jobs will be gone, and the UPS union, along with the tax base….
Katy Perry shows us America. We should listen to her. Fabius Maximus
Turn off notifications and break free of your online chains Guardian.’ I have “Do Not Disturb” set from 12:00AM to 11:59PM…
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