500 years on, how Magellan’s voyage changed the world Agence France-Presse
What is geoengineering—and why should you care? MIT Technology Review
Google’s War on Publisher Paywalls BIG by Matt Stoller
School Kids Suffer With the SNAP of a Finger Capital & Main
Mississippi poultry supplier to pay $3.75M to settle discrimination lawsuits Clarion Ledger (TP)
Britain’s Elite-School Problem Der Spiegel
The Battle of the Bogside was 50 years ago – so why are the same mistakes being made right now? Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
How bad can it get? London Review of Books
Fury at power cut that brought Britain to its knees: Government launches probe into mystery simultaneous failure of wind farm and gas-fired power station as officials insist there is ‘no evidence’ of a cyber attack Daily Mail
Greenpeace warns Korea of Japan’s radioactive water discharge Korea Times (furzy)
Yet another brutal week for American journalism Columbia Journalism Review
Here’s the @nytimes article, from @AP, on the ruling from Brazil’s Supreme Court justice barring Bolsonaro and his Justice Minister Sergio Moro from investigating us in retaliation for the journalism we’re doing (as they’ve repeatedly threatened to do): https://t.co/tzhGTK1G49
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) 9 August 2019
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Houston man charged with placing hidden camera in airplane bathroom ABC News. What’s scarey is that the authorities, including the FBI, tracked the alleged perpetrator down by reviewing footage collected via omnipresent CCTV coverage – even though the crime, albeit creepy, isn’t life threatening. I’m more bothered to learn the feds could seemingly easily make their case by reviewing and matching surveillance footage than the threat posed by a video voyeur in an airplane bathroom.
H-1B Visa denials at all-time high Economic Times
India’s Sudden Kashmir Move Could Backfire Badly Foreign Policy
Bernie Against the Beltway Jacobin
Mandatory National Service: A Bad Idea That Won’t Die American Conservative
Boeing 737 MAX
A Boeing code leak exposes security flaws deep in a 787’s guts Ars Technica. Strictly speaking, this concerns the 787 – not the 737 MAX – but I didn’t want to change the category for one link.
Prince Andrew named in unsealed Epstein documents: ‘Sex slave’, then 17, alleges she was intimate with royal at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London home while second young woman claims she was groped by prince at paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s house Daily Mail
Jeffrey Epstein Dies Of “Suicide” Caitlin Johnstone
Everything We Know About Jeffrey Epstein’s Death New York magazine
Trump and Others Turn to Conspiracy Theories After Epstein’s Death New York magazine
New Fears for Julian Assange Consortium News
Imperial Collapse Watch
Nothing Less Than a Revolution Can Save Us Counterpunch
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.