Thinking Like an Octopus Counterpunch
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months Guardian. A great read, albeit from 2020.
Most popular Websites Visual Capitalist (furzy)
United Airlines Orders 15 Supersonic Jets Treehugger
Oral histories from the California wildfires Believer Magazine
Germany’s CDU gets boost with surprise victory Deutsche Welle
Jab lines stretch for ‘MILES’ as Britons wait up to three hours for vaccine after NHS offers shots to over 18s in urgent race to beat Indian variant and SAVE June 21 – as Covid cases rise 65% to 5,341 while deaths drop from six to four Daily Mail
Coronavirus: Philippines stops nurses from working abroad; Vietnam PM wants eased restrictions South China Morning Post
There’s been an update to the Guangzhou restaurant study. Scientists scrutinised CCTV footage from the restaurant & definitively ruled out close contact droplet & fomite transmission.
— Dr Zoë Hyde (@DrZoeHyde) June 6, 2021
The Biden WH is drifting https://t.co/L39z14onEG
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) June 6, 2021
Fixing the Cheats That Create Income Inequality Capital & Main
New York State to Revolutionize Antitrust BIG. Matt Stoller.
Patent Monopolies and Inequality: When We Give Rich People Money, Why Does Inequality Surprise Us? Common Dreams. Dean Baker.
The ACLU is just a partisan political organization now. Bears less and less resemblance to the organization that defined principled liberalism for a generation. https://t.co/9HxDkdNEDc
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) June 6, 2021
I spoke with Joe Rogan about why the loss of this old-school ACLU civil liberties cause is so tragic: it was an outgrowth of the best of 20th century leftism & Jewish leftist thought specifically. But it’s being destroyed by broader social pathologies:pic.twitter.com/pPcjl0LcZt
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 6, 2021
Five questions posed by Facebook’s two-year ban on Donald Trump MIT Technology Review
How Second Wave Is Decimating Rural Economy IndiaSpend
Forget the peace process – the focus now should be on restoring civil rights to Palestinians Independent, Patrick Cockburn.
Bullets in the Mail London Review of Books
A secret video obtained by The New Yorker and @teamtrace shows the N.R.A. chief Wayne LaPierre and his wife hunting elephants. His wife, Susan, kills an elephant, cuts off its tail, and holds it in the air. “Victory!” she shouts. https://t.co/zejDFqo9zd
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) June 6, 2021
New Cold War
Media Converges On The Narrative That UFOs May Be Russian/Chinese Threat Caitlin Johnstone
Funny to see so many USians shocked & horrified at the thought a regime could be so barbaric that it extracts false confessions from Protasevich—when false confessions are so rampant here in the world’s worst carceral state, they’re even a Netflix series.https://t.co/EquUfuiAon
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) June 5, 2021
The Mayweather-Paul Boxing Spectacle Monetizes Our Vices American Conservative
England supporters boo their own players taking a knee AGAIN as fans defy wishes of Gareth Southgate and voice their disapproval of Three Lions’ stance against racism before Romania friendly Daily Mail
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