The plants that change our consciousness New Statesman
America’s Obsession With Self-Help The New Republic
In the Footsteps of Garibaldi: Tim Parks Traverses Italy—and Two Centuries of History Literary Hub. Tim Parks, born in England, resident in Italy since the early ‘80s, has written several acclaimed books about his adopted home.
The Medici as Artists Saw Them New Yorker
On Being A Bit Wrong Craig Murray
City of Bees Plough. Bees are now active in our garden. I watched some cover themselves in pollen yesterday, diving into rose of Sharon blossoms on the bush that shades our patio table, and buzzing past my nose as I was enjoying my lunch.
Singapore Excludes People Who Got Sinovac Shot in Official Vaccine Count Bloomberg (furzy)
What went so wrong with covid in India? Everything. MIT Technology Review
Kill Me Now
Bill Clinton and James Patterson are back in action — and still ridiculous WaPo. Missed this last month, still ridiculous.
Trump files a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google for censoring him, demands an end to Big Tech’s ‘silencing and blacklisting’ of conservative voices and calls for punitive damages for ‘cancel culture’ victims Daily Mail
— The Hill (@thehill) July 6, 2021
Just got a seven day Facebook ban for quoting the declaration of Independence: pic.twitter.com/pDCvdA3VkK
— Irami Osei-Frimpong (@IramiOF) July 5, 2021
Pineapple leaf leather and carbon-capture clothing: Fashion is looking for sustainable alternatives CNBC. I’ve never seen pineapple leather. But pineapple fiber was a traditional weaving fiber in some parts of the world, and I’ve seen woven samples. For some background, see WHAT IS PINEAPPLE FIBRE AND HOW DO YOU MAKE TEXTILES FROM IT?\
The basic idea here is to move antitrust cases faster to the Supreme Court. Why would that matter? They’ll just rule for big tech faster. https://t.co/lSvIqLEvUK
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 7, 2021
Revealed: UK troops ‘secretly operating in Yemen’ Classified UK (chuck l)
A Saigon moment in the Hindu Kush Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.