/Links 6/2/19

Links 6/2/19

Muslims of early America Aeon

Superyacht Lost At Sea After Falling Off Cargo Ship International Business Times Oops.

Abortion Rights Are More Popular Than You Think Jacobin

Why New York Can’t Have Nice Things New York magazine

Why we need to start drinking coffee like Italians TreeHugger

Antonio Salieri’s Revenge New Yorker

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of death and disease TreeHugger

Federal appeals court rejects challenge to Kentucky’s campaign ethics law Jurist

On Thin Ice: March Warming in Alaska Led to Eight Deaths, Disrupted Fishing Common Dreams

Julian Assange

UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’ Consortium News

UK Foreign Secretary Defends Torturing Journalists, Then Says We Must Protect Journalists Caitlin Johnstone

Recreational marijuana movement takes root in Midwest but efforts elsewhere have stalled LA Times

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Cameras Came to the Newsroom. What if They Catch Us Printing Springsteen Tickets? NYT

Experts warns of ‘epidemic’ of bugging devices used by stalkers Metro UK


Elizabeth Warren campaign’s in so, so much trouble Boston Herald. Caveat lector. Note the source. I don’t endorse this, but link to it to point out this is out there, and it’s not going to go away. Will it matter? Don’t know.

2020 Democrats impress San Francisco audience with ‘big ideas’ San Francisco Chronicle

‘Oh my God, is that Bernie Sanders?’ Democrats swarm San Francisco First Post

737 MAX

Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design Change NYT

Sports Desk

Liverpool Beat Spurs to Win Champions League BBC

Champions League final: how money buys success on the pitch The Conversation

North Korea

Death And Resurrection In North Korea Moon of Alabama


IAEA Confirms Iranian Compliance for the Fifteenth Time American Conservative


US should take ‘sole and entire’ responsibility for stalled trade talks, China State Council Information Office white paper says SCMP

China sets up blacklist to hit back in Huawei fight Asia Times

Europe’s China diplomacy seeks silver linings to US trade war Al Jazeera


Indian politicians have to be like Bernie Sanders: Ruchir Sharma The Hindu

Gaja: When a Cyclone’s Wake Is Worse Than the Cyclone Itself The Wire

Did the secular sanitisation of pre-colonial Indian history allow Hindu nationalism to weaponise it? Scroll

Troubling Unemployment Data, Leaked in January, Now Released Post-Elections The Wire

Class Warfare

The AI gig economy is coming for you MIT Technology Review

Austerity to blame for 130,000 ‘preventable’ UK deaths – report Guardian

Forget retirement — focus on financial independence Market Watch. Cavet Lector. I post this not because I agree with all it contains, but to spark discussion. Enjoy!

Counter culture: what we lose when shops disappear FT

War on Cash

Scotland is on the front line in the fight against “cash deserts” Quartz

Antitrust Alert

How Qualcomm shook down the cell phone industry for almost 20 years Ars Technica

Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between U.S. regulators WaPo

Google Should Be Afraid. Very Afraid. Bloomberg

DOJ takes step toward a bruising antitrust battle with Google Politico

Trump Transition

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham TruthOut

Journalists with state broadcaster CGTN in US denied passes to cover Congress SCMP

Donald Trump terminates preferential trade status for India under GSP Economic Times

Letter From Mexican President Goes Way Over Trump’s Head Splinter

State Department Requiring Visa Applicants to Reveal Social Media Accounts, Raising Deportation Concerns Common Dreams


Next Conservative leader: Trump condemned for ‘entirely unacceptable interference’ after praising Boris Johnson’s bid to be PM Independent

Antidote du Jour (via):

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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