U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban: sources Reuters (resilc)
The U.S. Is Purging Chinese Cancer Researchers From Top Institutions Bloomberg (Chuck L)
Free speech under fire in India Asia Times
Uncertainty over output gap and structural-balance estimates remains elevated Bruegel. More important for the EU than the geeky headline suggests.
From coup leaders to con artistry: Juan Guaidó’s gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud Grayzone Project (Chuck L)
From Politico’s morning newsletter:
BRUSSELS TO BOJO: YOU’ll CHANGE YOUR TUNE. Seven EU diplomats and officials who spoke to POLITICO offered a sanguine assessment of a Boris Johnson U.K. prime ministership. Johnson will turn out to be more pragmatic than his rhetoric suggests, they reckon. “Once in office he’ll change,” said one EU diplomat. “It’s very different when you have a country in your hands.”
New Cold War
Russia Expert’s 2017 Prophecy About The Nuclear Threat Of Russiagate Is Coming True Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)
Bookstore politics Irrusianality (Chuck L)
Erdogan sees Russian S-400s delivery starting in July: NTV Al Jazeera (resilc)
Iran To Exceed Some Nuclear Deal Limits Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
Averting a Disastrous War with Iran American Conservative. Resilc: “Disastrous war is what USA USA does best.”
Accidental cat filter appears on Pakistan official’s briefing Guardian (Bill B)
Solidarity With Glenn Greenwald Jacobin
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The U.S. Leads the World in Health-Care Spending Atlantic. UserFriendly: “ROFL you don’t really want m4a.”
Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All? New Yorker
• Says we need to "stand up to Assad"
• Supports the Venezuelan opposition
• Voted for and supports sanctions on Iran
• Voted to increase Trump's military budget
• Says we need to "hold Assange accountable"
• Says supporting Israel is a "moral imperative"
— Rob (@philosophrob) June 16, 2019
On Being Serious Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
What does Joe Biden mean when he calls for a “physical revolution”
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 17, 2019
Airbus Wins 100-Plane Order From Air Lease at Paris Air Show Bloomberg (resilc)
The One Percent Have Gotten $21 Trillion Richer Since 1989. The Bottom 50% Have Gotten Poorer.https://t.co/64KOUjJIiR
— Gabriel Zucman (@gabriel_zucman) June 17, 2019
Amazon slams AOC for saying it pays ‘starvation wages’ New York Post
Antidote du jour. MGL: “As seen at La Serre aux Papillons at Parc Floral in Orléans, France. Sorry, can’t tell you what type of papillon; only that it’s lovely.”
and a bonus (guurst):
In otter news: This cute fella likes milk and needs a new home! pic.twitter.com/VUwfrlmwSi
— RT (@RT_com) April 14, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.