The Body Trade Reuters
Here’s how much it costs to dress like Team USA NBC (The Rev Kev)
THE WHITE DARKNESS The New Yorker (MH)
SCIENCE’S PIRATE QUEEN The Verge
The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town BBC (The Rev Kev)
Aristotle vs. the Troika Jacobin
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
The house that spied on me Gizmodo
BOSTON POLICE WASTE TAXPAYER MONEY VIOLATING LAW THROUGH ILLEGAL SURVEILLANCE OF CITIZENRY The Daily Steeple (Judy B)
Surveillance Valley The Baffler. The deck: “Why are internet companies like Google in bed with cops and spies?” Why indeed?
Big tech’s bid to control FOIA Columbia Journalism Review
China’s latest move in the graveyard of empires Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
Ending the Amazon Hunger Games Jacobin
Private water payouts are a public scandal, says Labour Guardian (The Rev Kev)
SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM IS DEAD WhoWhatWhy.org
One-Man Ministry LRB
Is tech dividing America? Politico
Turkey accused of recruiting ex-Isis fighters in their thousands to attack Kurds in Syria Independent. Patrick Cockburn. From last week, but still germane.
US Ambassador Confirms Billions Spent On Regime Change in Syria, Debunking ‘Obama Did Nothing’ Myth Real News Network. Some good details, if one can see past the embedded assumption that the US needed to “do something” about Syria. US meddling certainly predates Trump.
A Game Changer Sic Semper Tyrannis. Chuck L: “This is not good. Might the F-16 shoot down have been payback for the US attack earlier this week in eastern Syria that allegedly took the lives of several Russian contractors?
“I’m about half way through reading Daniel Ellsberg’s recent memoir The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Having paid attention as it unfolded as a supposedly sentient young adult and having read a lot about it since, I thought I knew how close things came to going over the edge. It seems I didn’t.”
Moi: Readers might want to look at the debate in the comments on this piece.
Saudi Arabia Receives Lockheed Arms Deal As Podesta Group Lobbies For Both Parties International Business Times
Syria – Is War With Israel Imminent (Updated)? Moon of Alabama
Why Democrats And Republicans Did A Sudden 180 On The FBI FiveThirtyEight
It Was All a Giant Farce Esquire (Re Silc)
Parade of Defeat: Trump Prefers Spectacle Over Strategy American Conservative
Has Anyone Seen the President? Bloomberg. Michael Lewis.
Master of the circus Times Literary Supplement
Antidote du Jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.