Trump says his UK visit was the most fun Queen had in 25 years NY Post. Indeed.
Darwin’s Finches Are In Danger Because a Parasite Is Changing Their Mating Song Vice (see the website of the Galapagos Conservation Trust for background and context: DARWIN’S FINCHES)
Africa’s Lost Kingdoms New York Review of Books
Are You ‘Virtue Signaling’? NYT (martha r)
Trump Must Not Be Allowed to Use Gulf of Oman Incidents as ‘Pretext for Illegal War With Iran’: Bernie Sanders Common Dreams. For those who may have missed Thursday’s Real News Network crosspost, note that last week Bernie denounced Brazil’s frame-up of Lula.
The Gulf of Credibility Craig Murray
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Self-Destruction of American Power Foreign Affairs. Fareed Zakaria in the house organ of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Say hello to the Russia-China operating system Asia Times Asia Times Pepe Escobar
China’s Expanding Media Dominance in Africa Der Spiegel
After multiple pauses, India to raise tariffs on US goods Economic Times
India’s overworked doctors are trashed by all —patients, corporates & even PM Modi The Print. Doctors’ strike spreads nationwide from its origin in West Bengal.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
A simple online solution that could end plastic pollution BBC Alas, there are no magical solutions that would allow us to continue spewing out plastic; drastic reduction in waste is also necessary: now!
Ro Khanna Forces Beltway Bandit to Refund Millions From Price Gouging American Conservative
Hard Times in the Imperial Valley Capital & Main
Profiles in Triangulation Jacobin
The DNC Tried To Avoid A Lopsided Debate. It Got One Anyway. FiveThirtyEight
Brexit: Moore equals less EUReferendum.com
One dead after poop transplant gone wrong, FDA warns Ars Technica
Antidote du Jour (via). Jerri-Lynn here: Don’t know which is the more invasive bird species, this Asian export, or the European starling. I’ve seen them on each continent I’ve visited (all expect Antartica).
See yesterdays Links and Antidote du Jour here