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Happy Easter! Spain To Try Nationwide 4-Day Workweek Treehugger Why Did the Slave Trade Survive So Long? New York Review of Books The Collapse of Puerto Rico’s Iconic Telescope New Yorker The Slow Travel Trend Is Here to Stay Conde Nast Traveler From December, still germane. Farms Are Coming To Cities American Conservative What is Brood X? When do cicadas come out in 2021? Answering your buggiest questions. WaPo Pete Buttigieg mocked for ‘phony’ Cabinet meeting bike stunt NY Post. Gotcha! I want to know: did he drink any water? How did this crisis happen? A breach at Piney Point puts area in environmental peril Miami Herald Florida residents are evacuated after reservoir contaminated with radioactive wastewater started collapsing: Gov. Ron DeSantis declares state of emergency Daily Mail

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Happy Easter!

Spain To Try Nationwide 4-Day Workweek Treehugger

Why Did the Slave Trade Survive So Long? New York Review of Books

The Collapse of Puerto Rico’s Iconic Telescope New Yorker

The Slow Travel Trend Is Here to Stay Conde Nast Traveler From December, still germane.

Farms Are Coming To Cities American Conservative

What is Brood X? When do cicadas come out in 2021? Answering your buggiest questions. WaPo

Pete Buttigieg mocked for ‘phony’ Cabinet meeting bike stunt NY Post. Gotcha! I want to know: did he drink any water?

How did this crisis happen? A breach at Piney Point puts area in environmental peril Miami Herald

Florida residents are evacuated after reservoir contaminated with radioactive wastewater started collapsing: Gov. Ron DeSantis declares state of emergency Daily Mail

#COVID-19

Peter Maybarduk on Global Vaccination, Jane Chung on Big Tech Lobbying FAIR

“It’s the Biggest Genocide in Our History” Der Spiegel. Lula interview.

China’s Covid-19 vaccine drive ramps up as Beijing rolls out incentives from eggs to shopping vouchers South China Morning Post

U.S. puts J&J in charge of plant that botched COVID vaccine, removes AstraZeneca Reuters

Covid pandemic peaks in Eastern Europe ruins Easter BBC

Health Dept. data: 70% of most recent COVID-19 cases in New York City are variants amny

Pandemic poised to surge again in California’s Silicon Valley tech hub Reuters

Los Angeles Faces Familiar Virus Challenges As It Enters Orange Tier Capital & Main

A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons Marshall Project

Across Asia-Pacific and Europe, Covid-19 has thrown up another risk – an addiction to lockdowns South China Morning Post

Randi Weingarten on Opening Schools Safely New Yorker

What the world can learn from New Zealand’s Covid-19 bin mystery Wired

Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba Covid Reporting at The Washington Post Counterpunch

The Surprising Success of Sputnik V Der Spiegel

Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Are Coming. What Will That Mean? Wired

Covid vaccinations are free — but they’re taking a toll on local pharmacies’ bottom lines NBC

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Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes in the US, March 1, 2020, to January 2, 2021 JAMA

Use of portable air cleaners to reduce aerosol transmission on a hospital COVID-19 ward medRxiv

The effect of respiratory activity, non‐invasive respiratory support and facemasks on aerosol generation and its relevance to COVID‐19 Anaesthesia

Class Warfare

How has the US pandemic response increased inequality? Look at New York’s nail salons. MIT Technology Review

Egalitarians are more aware of inequality Ars Technica

Majority of World’s Flights Taken by a Small Minority of Elite Travelers Treehugger

Amazon Workers Shouldn’t Have to Work This Hard to Win a Union Jacobin

An insider-trading indictment shows ties to Bloomberg News scoops Columbia Journalism Review

In apology, Amazon admits some drivers have to ‘pee in bottles’ Agence France-Presse

As Private Equity Comes to Dominate Autism Services… The Nation

Biden Administration

White House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn’t vote for them The Hill

U.S. and Iran Agree to Resume Talks on Nuclear Deal WSJ

Sports Desk

MLB All-Star Game yanked from Georgia over voting law AP

New York State of Mind

How New York’s New Marijuana Law Plants Seeds of Fairness The City

How to (Legally) Smoke Marijuana in New York City Grub Street

Embattled Cuomo Pushes Skyline-Altering Penn Station Real Estate Plan as Critics Mobilize The City

They happen to like New York Times Literary Supplement

What Happens to New York Theater on April 2? New York magazine

A Pasta Factory in Brooklyn New Yorker

Syraqistan

‘Someone Was Out There Deliberately Manufacturing Evidence’ FAIR

China?

China Is Missing from the Great Inflation Debate Project Syndicate. Jamies Galbraith.

Weaponized Immigrants: Uyghur Edition Immigrants as a Weapon

Spratly Islands, Diaoyu, Bay of Bengal: is a storm brewing in Asia-Pacific waters? South China Morning Post

India

The Making of Brand Modi The Diplomat

Sachin Tendulkar: India cricket legend in hospital with Covid-19 BBC

Bengal Polls: Will TMC Stand Strong in Hooghly Despite BJP’s Momentum? The Wire. Important election in West Bengal: Didi (Mamata Banerjee) and Modi square off.

‘Corruption first, citizenship later’: Why CAA is having little impact on the Bengal elections Scroll

Salman Rushdie on Midnight’s Children at 40: ‘India is no longer the country of this novel’ Guardian

‘I Am Not Afraid Of Arrest, The Govt Can Do Whatever It Wants’ Article14

Myanmar

Myanmar death toll edges up to 550 as online crackdown tightens Al Jazeera

Conspiracies rage over CNN visit after military-owned Yangon malls go up in flames Coconuts Yangon

LETTER FROM LONDON: A Troubling Decision Consortium News. Concerning Craig Murray’s case.

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Links 4/4/2021

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