Weeds Are Winning in the War against Herbicide Resistance Scientific American
Lloyds under pressure as HBOS fraud report is published Guardian (Richard Smith). Smith: “Lloyds HBOS bomb finally goes off. Giant fraud, giant fraud coverup – just about everyone is alleged to be implicated: HBOS directors, Lloyds directors, FCA, KPMG…” Thread with excerpts from a nastygram to Lloyds, with an NC mention:
— Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) June 14, 2018
Where is State Street deploying AI? Everywhere American Banker
Tesla severance agreements may restrict whistleblowers AutoBlog (EM).
Life, Liberty, and Trade Secrets Rebecca Wexler, Stanford Law Review. “A criminal trade secret privilege is ahistorical, harmful to defendants, and unnecessary to protect the interests of the secret holder.”
How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions Counterpunch (EM).
Syria – Ready To Start The Daraa Campaign Moon of Alabama
The Guardian view on the NHS cash boost: pay for it with deficit spending Editorial Board, Guardian. With shoutout to Stephanie Kelton!
Nothing to fear from China, says Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, but lopsided deals must end South China Morning Post
Immigration Divides Europe and the German Left Consortium News
Six Down To Earth Questions We Have About Trump’s Space Force The Drive (KW).
Imperial Collapse Watch
Fall of the American Empire Paul Krugman, NYT
How quickly could Canada build an atomic bomb? Ottawa Citizen
Trump administration finalizes rule to expand association health plan access Modern Healthcare. On the “skimpier” association plans, see NC here. Note this is being done through regulation and not, as originally proposed, through executive order.
Worker Cooperatives – Islands in a Sea of Capitalism (podcast) Grassroots Economic Organizing
Race-Class Narrative National Dial Survey Report (PDF) Demos
Alexa for hotels lets guests order room service, control in-room smart devices [Updated] Ars Technica (BC). BC: “Shoot me now.” And in an update to the article: “According to an Amazon representative, hotel guests can request for the Echo device to be removed from their room if they do not want to make use of Alexa during their stay.”
Messi Walks Better Than Most Players Run FiveThirtyEight
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.