NASA astronauts just flew SpaceX’s Crew Dragon into orbit for the first time MIT Technology Review
What Did Bach Sound Like to Bach? Humanities
Black Injustice Tipping Point
More than 50 Secret Service agents are injured in clashes outside the White House: Rioters throw Molotov cocktails in DC while looters trash Gucci and Chanel stores in NYC on a sixth night of violence in cities across the US Daily Mail
Racist Killing and Impunity Craig Murray
LAPD: “You will be fired upon” & Floyd Eyewitness Greg Palast (chuck l)
After George Floyd, a Nation in Search of Justice New York Review of Books
Minnesota prosecutor’s charges might lead to an unjustly easy sentence for George Floyd’s killer Boston Globe. I’m usually one of the first in line to criticize Tribe, but I think here in this op-ed he and co-author Albert Turner Goins get it about right.
US Law Enforcement Are Deliberately Targeting Journalists During George Floyd Protests Bellingcat (furzy). Moi: When you’ve lost Bellingcat…
Good to see @washingtonpost expressly pointing out that the “outside agitator” narrative that was manufactured today – along with all the other attempts to shift blame so nobody has to examine why people are so angry – has no evidentiary basis:https://t.co/HJPjtgIy5N pic.twitter.com/lHsgpIFbSd
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 30, 2020
Now that Zuck has aligned with Trump (and Duterte), Dems need to start drawing up what Facebook becomes post November. And I’m not talking about just an antitrust suit. Talking about turning Facebook into an unrecognizable regulated utility. It’s democracy OR Facebook. Choose one pic.twitter.com/wDePmZk1gH
— Hal (in memory of George Floyd) Singer (@HalSinger) May 31, 2020
The solution to these angry demonstrations is finger wagging.
Wag your fingers at the protesters.
They will realize that they are naughty and wrong.
They will stop being angry.
If they don’t, wag harder.
Keep wagging. pic.twitter.com/a62A2KWtnB
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) June 1, 2020
Should the Rich Be Allowed to Buy the Best Genes? Air Mail. Walter Isaacson. Still too much royalty and celebrity nonsense on his new venue, but this reminds me why Graydon Carter has enjoyed such success in media. Up to you whether you decide occasional partial access is worth the free registration.
The Housing Vultures New York Review of Books
Globalizing the Fight Against the Pandemic Project Syndicate
Novel coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says Al Jazeera. ER: “Sure would be nice if this were true, makes it an optimal one for your links and the wise commentariat esp. Ignacio and Bsoder”. Moi: Obviously the claim needs to be confirmed.
Economic Scars for Decades to Come Der Spiegel
Meanwhile America now 104,105 dead “confirmed”— nearly 1/3 of the world’s total—because we’re ruled by corrupt failures who can’t govern, unless they’re handing out trillions in bailouts to their oligarch sponsors or ordering their goons to suppress anyone who rebels. pic.twitter.com/urZPqxMjOF
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) May 31, 2020
Trump’s war on Huawei is self-defeating Asia Times
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