Links 6/28/2020

Sunday, June 28: This day in history AP. On this day in 1914, Gavrilo Princip assassinated the archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. setting off WW 1. Also on this day in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed.

Human rights activists want to use AI to help prove war crimes in court MIT Technology Review

8 Slowest Animals in the World TreeHugger

This Group Is Dedicated To People Posting Really Expensive Accidents And Mistakes, And Here Are 45 Of The Worst Ones Bored Panda. Having just suffered a catastrophic compter-ending coffee spill – my first in decades – I can empathize.

I Quit James Heathers

CRISPR Gene Editing in Human Embryos Wreaks Chromosome Mayhem Nature (guurst)

The freedom of driving New Statesman


How Spain Shamed Itself by Leaving the Elderly to Die Under Coronavirus Jacobin

US ‘likely’ to see shortage of pharmaceutical drugs if coronavirus outbreak continues, intelligence report finds ABC

Measures to protect Trump from coronavirus scale up even as he seeks to move on CNN

Airlines banning passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights NY Post

Coronavirus: Florida and Texas reverse reopening as US cases pass 2.5m BBC

A travesty’: North Carolina grapples with reopening as Covid-19 cases surge Guardian. My mother and many family members live in NC.

Texas cities say state is making pandemic worse The Hill

Inspector General May Not Stem Deadly COVID-19 Outbreaks at L.A. Nursing Homes Capital & Main

The High Price of Cheap Meat Der Spiegel

The Sickness in Our Food Supply New York Review of Books. Michael Pollan.

Why the American Consumer Has Fewer Choices—Maybe for Good WSJ


Seroprevalence of Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in Six Sites in the United States, March 23-May 3, 2020 MedRxiv (david l)

Can tocilizumab calm the cytokine storm of COVID-19? Lancet

Watch: It’s not just the lungs: The Covid-19 virus attacks like no other ‘respiratory’ infection Stat


The blundering British political class has shown the same incompetence in both fighting wars and coronavirus Independent Patrick Cockburn

Black Injustice Tipping Point

We Can End Qualified Immunity Tomorrow Boston Review

What Are Cops Really Thinking When Routine Arrests Turn Violent? Marshall Project

Princeton Dumps Woodrow Wilson’s Name Over ‘Persistent’ Racism Bloomberg

Glamour, glitz and artificially light skin: Bollywood stars in their own racism row Guardian

Class Warfare

Will Bill Barr Screw Up the Google Monopolization Case? Matt Stoller

Justice Department expected to file antitrust suit against Google Politico (furzy)

Hedge funds eye new corporate structure in Singapore FT

No More Free-Lunch Bailouts Project Syndicate


The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants To Talk About American Conservatve

‘The Gauntlet’: America’s Korean War catastrophe Asia Times


Israel was at the centre of the most important news story this week – but you won’t have heard about it Independent Robert Fisk


Egyptians create their own silver lining to coronavirus Qantara


US Ambassador posts a message to the Russian people The Saker (GF)

This Russia-Afghanistan Story Is Western Propaganda At Its Most Vile Caitlin Johnstone


The War That Time Forgot Counterpunch

Imperial Collapse Watch

How Hegemony Ends Foreign Affairs


Modi government should embrace NREGA without trying to defend the indefensible Scroll

COVID Lockdown: How India’s Food Supply Chain First Tightened and then Recovered The Wire

India locusts: Swarm sweeps into Delhi suburb Gurgaon BBC

India’s coronavirus cases pass half a million Al Jazeera

Coronavirus: How Delhi ‘wasted’ lockdown to become India’s biggest hotspot BBC


National security law for Hong Kong tops agenda of three-day meeting of China’s legislative body, with draft disclosure not expected before bill’s passage SCMP

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data Ars Technica

Julian Assange

737 MAX

Exclusive: Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests to begin on Monday – sources Reuters

Trump  Transition

Rolling Stones Working With BMI to Stop Trump’s Use of ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ at Rallies Variety

Antidote du Jour. TH: “This one is a Western-wood Peewee. He was hanging out near the visitor center in Anza Borego, CA.”:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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