Art gallery discovers more than half of its paintings are fake Independent. Yves: “Bezzle!!!”
Markets struggling to believe evidence on US earnings John Authers, FT
Study: Investors may avoid companies audited by same partners of troubled companies Francine McKenna, MarketWatch
Another ‘meh’ restructuring plan for Deutsche Bank Handelsblatt
Parliamentary progress of legislation introduced to implement Brexit Institute for Government
The Silence Of The Skripals – Government Blocks Press Reports – Media Change The Record Moon of Alabama (KW).
How to Understand What’s Happening in North Korea Nicholos Kristof, NYT
Korean Peninsula in Historic Peace Talks – Thanks to Activists, Not Trump TRNN. We do tend to forget that the South Koreans have real agency in this process.
Revealed: number of suspicious financial transactions in Hong Kong more than quadruples in six years South China Morning Post
Making time for Marx, not just the market People’s World
Mattis: Criminal charges likely amid probe into intelligence contract Federal News Radio
Trump takes a hard line on tribal health care High Country News (GF).
Comey Confirms: In Clinton Emails Caper, the Fix Was In Andrew McCarthy, The National Review
America is preparing for another attack on its democracy FT. There’s a very simple way to assess the tendentiousness of such stories: Ask whether they present hand-marked paper ballots, hand-counted in public, as a solution. Or even mention them.
Democrats in Disarray
Jonathan Alter: Democrats Need Less Democracy To Win In 2018 Shadowproof (JB).
The Democratic Party’s War History and the AUMF of 2018 Consortium News
The Very Specific 2006-ishness of Those Alleged Joy Reid Posts The Nation. My bottom line is the same as the author’s: “There’s nothing I find in the posts from 2006 to 2009 that can’t be understood or forgiven [given repentance]. It’s dissembling about them in 2018, as a journalist, that would be disqualifying.” Not to mention Reid’s smear of the Internet Archive (increasingly important now that Google has crapified itself). Just for the record:
Maybe @amjoyshow needs to put myself or @MarkGraham or @brewster_kahle on her show to talk a little about @internetarchive because we wasted a week of normally really good work time having to explain no, we weren't hacked, we're a reliable source, and we're not a conspiracy. pic.twitter.com/Z7cCjobjGr
— Jason Scott (@textfiles) April 28, 2018
“They were careless people…”
Federal jobs guarantee gains steam with Democrats Philadelphia Tribune
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Monument Remembers 4,400 U.S. Lynching Victims (video) Bloomberg. Voiceover at odds with the visuals, which are as chilling as slavery itself.
The return of The Negro Motorist Green Book Think Progress
Flint Is Finally Moving to Help Kids Recover from Lead Poisoning’s Toxic Legacy The Nation. Not the best headline, but the picture of the man lugging free water jugs home through the show is where we are…
Crumbling Britain: thousands like my elderly aunt suffer as the public realm decays New Statements. The public realm is not in “decay.” It’s being deliberately destroyed, as a matter of policy, by neoliberals.
The Teacher Uprising Spreads Far and Wide Labor Notes
Building Prisons in Appalachia Boston Review
No, Janus Is Not a Trojan Horse Jacobin
Data Workers of the World, Unite! Pro-Markets
Core Memory Upgrade for Arduino Hackaday. Yes, magnetic core memory.
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