Novels and Novellas and Tomes, Oh My! Countercraft
Sanctimony Literature Liberties
PETER LORRE AND SYDNEY GREENSTREET: FILM NOIR’S GREATEST ODD COUPLE Crime Reads. A fun read for anyone as fond as I am of Greenstreet, Lorre, Eric Ambler, and Istanbul.
REBEL REGIONS New Left Review
With Great Demographics Comes Great Power Foreign Affairs. An insane argument, when one considers that the best way to minimise one’s carbon footprint is to have fewer children.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 1, 2021
Britain risks cementing in power a corrupt and incompetent government in undeserved gratitude for the vaccine Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
The unmaking of India FT. Not paywalled.
Modi Fiddles While India Burns Foreign Policy
Out of Oxygen London Review of Books
Corona in Cow Land – India Critical Counterpunch
Why Covid-19 is Running Amok in India Consortium News. Jayati Ghosh.
The Covid-19 Vaccine Club: How the World’s Biggest Producers Depend on Each Other WSJ Share the Intellectual Property on COVID-19 Project Syndicate. Jeffrey Sachs.
Pressure grows on world leaders to scrap patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines South China Morning Post
Remember the study that said 3-feet physical distancing in schools was as good as 6-feet? The study may have been flawed because it didn’t account for reduced attendance (e.g., only 1-9 students in class). Some 3-feet schools may actually have been 6-feet.https://t.co/4Z8YXF3UFR
— Dr Zoë Hyde (@DrZoeHyde) May 2, 2021
Establishment Democrats are trying to malign Bernie Sanders for what he said here about what he thinks explains things like the emergence of QAnon. Listen for yourself and decide. Sounds quite reasonable and true to me: https://t.co/YU0qGQ6bIc
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 1, 2021
The Mystery of Merrick Garland New Republic
Plastic pollution: Chinese scientists identify polythene-eating bacteria South China Morning Post
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
FISA And The Still Too Secret Police American Conservative
The nonconsensually compiled dossiers of personal information that @experian_us assembled on the entire population of the USA may currently be exposed via dozens, perhaps hundreds, of sites, thanks to a grossly negligent security defect in Experian’s API.
— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) April 30, 2021
Folks, we got real problems out west this year. pic.twitter.com/HZY1XEWa68
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) April 29, 2021
Cost of Grenfell inquiry so far: £117m (including £50m on lawyers)
Cost of RBKC’s refurbishment: c £10m
Saving by switching to combustible cladding: c £300,000 https://t.co/VfYqz0Byp8
— Robert Booth (@Robert_Booth) April 30, 2021
1. This (May Day) History Thread is about Agricultural Workers’ Uprisings in Burma (Myanmar) which has a long background of peasant rebellions. With workforce est. 70% agriculture employed rural resistance to Feb. 1, 2021 coup is extremely significant. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar 🌿 pic.twitter.com/0KNUCvW1Tr
— Edith Mirante (@EdithMirante) May 1, 2021
Satyajit Ray Birth Centenary
Satyajit Ray — the creative genius The Hindu Business Line. Today is the centenary of the birth of the great filmmaker, Satyajit Ray.
Satyajit at 100: A Guide to the Maestro The Daily Star
Antidote du Jour (via):
And a bonus video (chuck l):
Incredible footage of #murmuration
— Royal Institute of Navigation (@at_RIN) November 26, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.