The Meditation on Waterloo Bridge at XR Campfire Convention (MR: “Video that gives a taste of the scene on Waterloo Bridge just before mass arrests on Easter Saturday, with coments by a few supporters. XR seem able to generate a remarkably nonviolent, even gentle, standing of ground. In the context of the relatively nonviolent UK policing, of course”).
Where Our New World Begins Harpers. I actually bought the print version to read this.
The Useful Discomfort of Critical Climate Social Science Social Science Research Council. Jargon-heavy but useful examples.
The Great Gambia Heist OCCRP
Trump’s Iran Policy Is Becoming Dangerous Foreign Policy
Iran’s Master Plan To Beat U.S. Sanctions OilPrice.com
Cyprus gas discoveries spark US-Russian gamesmanship Deutsche Welle
Donald Trump’s crackdown on Chinese investment in US sparks huge shift into venture capital South China Morning Post
Want a glimpse of the future? Last night I called room service to ask for water. Next thing, an awful noise like a fire alarm went off. I opened my door to see this. Once it had delivered the water, it went back into the night. pic.twitter.com/ZfGX4OPKGq
— Alexandra Stevenson (@jotted) May 7, 2019
Why West Bengal Won’t Compensate BJP for Hindi Heartland Losses The Wire. The horse-race in India.
Indonesia’s Election: The Rise of Political Islam Asia Sentinel
Indonesia’s elections in the periphery: a view from Maluku New Mandala. From April, still germane.
Close readings of the Mueller Report:
An Indictment in All But Name NYRB (Bernalkid) vs. The FBI’s Trump-Russia Investigation Was Formally Opened on False Pretenses Andrew McCarthy, National Review
FBI director tells Congress he has no evidence of ‘spying’ on Trump campaign WaPo vs. How US and Foreign Intel Agencies Interfered in a US Election Larry Johnson, Consortium News.
Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses NYT. “While The Times did not obtain the president’s actual tax returns, it received the information contained in the returns from someone who had legal access to it. The Times was then able to find matching results in the I.R.S. information on top earners.” Sounds like the actual practice of journalism. Like something Assange would do, especially how the information was “received.”
‘They Underestimate Me at Their Own Peril’: Sanders Says GOP Will Regret Hoping for His Nomination in 2020 Common Dreams. He means the Republicans.
Boeing’s CEO faces questions about his own future amid 737 MAX crisis Seattle Times. Finally. Looks like strategy ate culture. This is a must-read.
April 2019 Letter Richard Aboulafia (aviation analyst). More on Boeing culture.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
How I Watched Driving For Ridehail Companies Turn From Dream Job To A Joke Hustle By Design (DK).
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here