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Don’t Steal This Book Matt Taibbi (UserFriendly)
“We Are Witnessing the End of Independent Central Banks” Der Spiegel (re Šilc)
The Mathematical Model of Modern Monetary Theory 3 Professor Steve Keen (UserFriendly)
UK police deal with thousands of potential Covid-19 quarantine breakers Guardian (re Šilc)
Is India missing COVID-19 deaths? The Lancet
A Doctor Went to His Own Employer for a COVID-19 Antibody Test. It Cost $10,984. ProPublica (UserFriendly)
Countdown to endgame on a Brexit deal RTÉ (vlad)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Eight case studies on regulating biometric technology show us a path forward MIT Technology Review
The FBI’s ‘Civil Liberties Training’ Is A Farce American Conservative (re Šilc)
With the courts striking down the NSA’s mass surveillance programs and crediting the 2013 revelations,
And new laws having been written to curb abuse both at home and abroad,
As people around the country and members of Congress call for pardon,
How long should charges stand?
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 4, 2020
UK: Assange extradition hearing will be a key test for UK and US justice Amnesty International
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Fascism and the Deadlock of Race Paganarch (UserFriendly)
After more than 6 months of watching people get scammed by the #QAnon phenomena, I’m going to make the below thread to explain to you exactly why it is an intelligence agency-backed psyop, what techniques are being used, and why you need to stop people falling for it.
— Suzie Dawson (@Suzi3D) May 25, 2018
The Privileged Vs. The People American Conservative (re Šilc)
Labor Day Homage to New Orleans’ Rebuilders Capital & Main
The Former Prisoners Fighting California’s Wildfires Marshall Project
— Betty C. Jung (@bettycjung) September 6, 2020
Trump’s opponents need to take his patriotic card away and portray him as the true enemy of the nation – it can be done Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
If Trump is re-elected in November, will we be able to absolve the Americans this time? Independent. Robert Fisk.
America Through Foreign Eyes review: a Mexican take on the US under Trump Guardian (re Šilc)
How Trump Draws on Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Bills NYT (re Šilc)
California neoliberals are so debased, a slumlord like Trump can outflank them on the evictions issue. https://t.co/ujoY1XhfYo
— Yasha Levine (@yashalevine) September 3, 2020
Lifting Embargo on American Non-Lethal Arms to Cyprus Is Aimed Against Russia Antiwar (The Rev Kev)
India implodes its own new Silk Road Global Research. Pepe Escobar.
How New York City’s Democratic Socialists Swept the Competition American Prospect (re Šilc)
Why I will not vote for Joe Biden Al Jazeera (UserFriendly)
Biden Needs to Talk About Jobs on Labor Day. And Every Day. The Nation (re Šilc)
Trump’s Pick for Afghanistan Ambassador Wants to Withdraw US Troops Immediately Mother Jones. re Šilc: “go trump go.”
If you’re used to voting Republican, years from now your grandkids will ask what you did in this moment and you will have to tell them if you were a ‘John McCain Republican’ or ‘Donald Trump Republican.’
You can’t be both. The choice is yours. pic.twitter.com/q18qWHERYZ
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 5, 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.