Cambodia’s mine-sniffing rat army Deutsche Welle
Edgar Allan Poe’s Other Obsession Atlantic
The Telegram Billionaire and His Dark Empire Der Spiegel
Why didn’t the rest of Asia get a taste for Chinese hero Yuan Longping’s hybrid rice? South China Morning Post
Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing Yelp to punish bars that require vaccine proof MIT Technology Review
‘Winners’ and ‘losers’ from Covid-19 Business Standard
Vaccines for All or Vaccine Apartheid? Project Syndicate. Gordon Brown.
A Backroom Deal To Kill Single Payer Daily Poster.
Britain is a parasite on poor countries by poaching their doctors and nurses Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Our Famously Free Press
This culture used to mock Soviets for allegedly handing out literary prizes to state toadies.
The last 2 winners of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting went to media that courageously exposed crimes by Washington’s official enemies China & Russia. pic.twitter.com/eKtBgpoLv3
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) June 12, 2021
Groves of Academe
‘How Much Damage Have My Colleagues and I Done?’ Chronicle of Higher Education
Truth, Reading, Decadence First Things
With Biden in UK, 24 MPs Call on Him to Let Assange Go Consortium News
Media did frequently get major Trump stories wrong, with Lafayette being the latest example. But it was obvious to me at the time that the narrative had holes in it. The Trump admin had all the facts with which to defend themselves but they didn’t. Their incompetence cost them
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) June 11, 2021
Fat Cats on a Hot Tin Roof NYT. MoDo.
I have been reliably told that Michael Bloomberg has been talking about suing @propublica for their reporting about his taxes. Which would be a particularly foolish thing for the owner of a major news organization to do.
— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) June 13, 2021
New Great Game rages in post-coup Myanmar Asia Times
State Suppression Craig Murray.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.