Scientists were stunned by last week’s rare Arctic lightning storms Arctic Today (chuck l)
Germany ponders lessons from deadly floods — live updates Deutsche Welle
The Most Beautiful Photo We Could Find of Every U.S. National Park Conde Nast Traveler. From January, still germane. My mother is a national parks aficionado, and looking at these made me recall many pleasant road trips together.
Stirring the Embers of Faith Commonweal. Review of new Graham Greene biography, which I’ll add to my to-read list.
The Pandemic Opportunity Project Syndicate. Muhammad Yunnus.
Biden blasts social media after Facebook stonewalls admin over vaccine misinformation Ars Technica. Yet another law school graduate who doesn’t understand the First Amendment.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 19, 2021
About That Tout… Doomberg. I considered posting about this – but then realized I didn’t have anything to add to this analysis.
New York State of Mind
An Empire State Uprising Daily Poster
”Nothing will fundamentally change.”
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 20, 2021
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The Overlooked Factors in Police Abuse Cases TK News. Matt Taibbi.
Keeping People Out of Jail Keeps People Out of Jail Reasons to Be Cheerful. So much for that broken windows policing model.
On a (chicken) wing and a prayer! Jeff Bezos dishes out food to media covering his Blue Origin launch after AGREEING with critics who slammed his billionaire space race with Richard Branson as ‘joyrides for the wealthy’ Daily Mail
EU blocks UK from joining cross-border civil court pact Jurist (guurst)
The Groves of Academe
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
What the latest Pegasus spyware leaks tell us MIT Technology Review
During the Bush years, when the NSA spying on civilians and/or the press and leaking intercepts for political gain would have had you out on the streets? But now you’re fine with it.
Dress up all these Dick Cheney policies in blue and everyone’s happy.
At least I’m consistent. https://t.co/in5z2to1NS
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) July 18, 2021
US ties to suspected Haiti assassins follow long history of neocolonial intervention Grayzone. Aaron Maté.
Myanmar Plunges Into Deadly Third COVID-19 Wave The Diplomat
Could Afghanistan crisis give Shanghai Cooperation Organisation the key role China wants for bloc? South China Morning Post
Chaos in Afghanistan Threatens CPEC The Diplomat
US, Britain and EU blame China for Microsoft Exchange email server hack South China Morning Post
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.