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Air Force debuts new mission statement: ‘Airpower in 30 minutes or it’s free’ Duffelblog Novels and Novellas and Tomes, Oh My! Countercraft Sanctimony Literature Liberties PETER LORRE AND SYDNEY GREENSTREET: FILM NOIR’S GREATEST ODD COUPLE Crime Reads. A fun read for anyone as fond as I am of Greenstreet, Lorre, Eric Ambler, and Istanbul. REBEL REGIONS New Left Review With Great Demographics Comes Great Power Foreign Affairs. An insane argument, when one considers that the best way to minimise one’s carbon footprint is to have fewer children. More Than 90 New Airlines Are Launching in 2021. They Say It’s the Perfect Time. WSJ Nasa astronauts splash-land on Earth in SpaceX capsule after ISS mission BBC Understanding discontinuance among California’s electric vehicle owners Nature Energy

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Air Force debuts new mission statement: ‘Airpower in 30 minutes or it’s free’ Duffelblog

Novels and Novellas and Tomes, Oh My! Countercraft

Sanctimony Literature Liberties

PETER LORRE AND SYDNEY GREENSTREET: FILM NOIR’S GREATEST ODD COUPLE Crime Reads. A fun read for anyone as fond as I am of Greenstreet, Lorre, Eric Ambler, and Istanbul.

REBEL REGIONS New Left Review

With Great Demographics Comes Great Power Foreign Affairs. An insane argument, when one considers that the best way to minimise one’s carbon footprint is to have fewer children.

More Than 90 New Airlines Are Launching in 2021. They Say It’s the Perfect Time. WSJ

Nasa astronauts splash-land on Earth in SpaceX capsule after ISS mission BBC

Understanding discontinuance among California’s electric vehicle owners Nature Energy

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Sports Desk

Racing colors! Medina Spirit wins the Kentucky Derby in front of 45K jubilant fans at a sun drenched Churchill Downs eight months after being run without spectators due to COVID Daily Mail

#COVID-19

COVID-19 surges in Oregon, sickening younger adults and forcing a return to restrictions LA Times

France to Open to Vaccinated Travelers on June 9 Afar

Stranded abroad, Australians lodge UN petition against government for ‘right to return home’  France 24

Brazil Senate to Probe Bolsonaro Government’s (Mis)Steps on COVID-19 Pandemic The Wire

Britain risks cementing in power a corrupt and incompetent government in undeserved gratitude for the vaccine Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Do public health officials need to be political activists? A fight over an HIV crisis renews the question Stat

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Dr Anthony S Fauci on India’s Covid Crisis: ‘Shut down the country for a few weeks…hang in there, take care of each other, we’ll get to a normal’ Indian Express

Govt to set up temporary hospitals with 10,000 oxygenated beds near industrial units Times of India .

India hits new grim record with 3,689 COVID-19 deaths in one day Al Jazeera

India’s Covid-19 Crisis Shakes Modi’s Image of Strength NYT

‘There Are Queues for Oxygen and Outside Crematorium, but PM Modi Is Obsessed With Saving His Image’ The Wire

Covid-19: In their desperate search for oxygen and medicines, Indians are falling for online scams Scroll

UK-Based NRI Doctors Pledge Free Online Assistance to Professionals Fighting COVID in India The Wire

Complacency and Government Failures Fueled India’s COVID Disaster Der Spiegel

The unmaking of India FT. Not paywalled.

Modi Fiddles While India Burns Foreign Policy

Out of Oxygen London Review of Books

Youth Sought Oxygen for Grandfather via Tweet, UP Police File Criminal Case Against Him The Wire

Corona in Cow Land – India Critical Counterpunch

Maharashtra’s Prisons Are Feeling the Brunt of a Crisis That Could Have Been Averted The Wire

Adar Poonawalla: ‘Aggression over Covid vaccines is overwhelming . . . Everyone expects to get theirs first’ The Times

Why Covid-19 is Running Amok in India Consortium News. Jayati Ghosh.

May Day 2021: What Has (Not) Changed Since the Pandemic Ravaged Livelihoods of Workers The Wire

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The Covid-19 Vaccine Club: How the World’s Biggest Producers Depend on Each Other WSJ Share the Intellectual Property on COVID-19 Project Syndicate. Jeffrey Sachs.

Pressure grows on world leaders to scrap patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines South China Morning Post

A vaccine patent waiver that might be worth a shot FT

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Is the Abandonment of Guest Worker COVID Protections a Taste of Things to Come? Capital & Main

The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute The Nation

New York Eviction Moratorium Expected to be Extended to August 31 The City


Class Warfare

New York requires $15 broadband for poor people, promptly gets sued by ISPs Ars Technica

Biden Administration

Scoop: Biden won’t reverse Trump’s Western Sahara move, U.S. tells Morocco Axios

The Mystery of Merrick Garland New Republic

China?

Kissinger warns of ‘colossal’ dangers in US-China tensions France 24

Waste Watch

Plastic pollution: Chinese scientists identify polythene-eating bacteria South China Morning Post

Trump Transition

Trump allies worry Giuliani raid sent ‘strong message’ to ex-President’s inner circle CNN

Fake News: New York Times, WaPo, NBC forced to retract false claims about Giuliani NY Post

Washington Post, New York Times, and NBC News retract reports on Giuliani CNN

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

FISA And The Still Too Secret Police American Conservative


Syraqistan

Saudi Crown Prince’s Vision for Neom, a Desert City-State, Tests His Builders WSJ

Afghan Blast on Eve of U.S. Pullout Deadline Kills at Least 27 NYT

Western Drought

California trucks salmon to Pacific; low river levels blamed AP

Facing a Colorado River shortage, Arizona prepares for the pain of water cutbacks AZ Central

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Myanmar

The Supremes

Court watchers buzz about Breyer’s possible retirement The Hill

Satyajit Ray Birth Centenary

Satyajit Ray — the creative genius The Hindu Business Line. Today is the centenary of the birth of the great filmmaker, Satyajit Ray.

Satyajit at 100: A Guide to the Maestro The Daily Star

Ray, a hundred years on: This film auteur gave us a spectacular oeuvre which distilled contemporary times Times of India

100 reasons to love Ray: His side characters Mint

How Kolkata’s famous Mohan’s Bookshop lost its battle against the Covid-19 pandemic Scroll

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