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Links 6/17/2021

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Forty-nine years ago today, burglars broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC, setting in motion a chain of events that would eventually result in Richard Nixon resigning the presidency. A look back at how Watergate scandal began Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Breaking of Stephen Colbert National Review Amazon blames social media companies for sales of fake Amazon reviews Ars Technica History As End Harper’s Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed Coca-Cola. Then their market value sank billion. CBS Why 1971 was an extraordinary year in film BBC In Alaska, Commercial Aviation Is a Lifeline. The State Is Also Home to a Growing Share of the Country’s Deadly Crashes. ProPublica Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands AP

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Forty-nine years ago today, burglars broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC, setting in motion a chain of events that would eventually result in Richard Nixon resigning the presidency.

A look back at how Watergate scandal began Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Breaking of Stephen Colbert National Review

Amazon blames social media companies for sales of fake Amazon reviews Ars Technica

History As End Harper’s

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed Coca-Cola. Then their market value sank $4 billion. CBS

Why 1971 was an extraordinary year in film BBC

In Alaska, Commercial Aviation Is a Lifeline. The State Is Also Home to a Growing Share of the Country’s Deadly Crashes. ProPublica

Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands AP

Poultry prices soar to record amid U.S. chicken-sandwich wars Farm Progress

SpaceX threatened with arrests as local authorities in Texas warn it may have committed a crime by using private security guards to block public roads Business Insider

‘Financial surrealism’: Lebanese opt for beer over banks Reuters

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins NYT

#COVID-19

Education Is a Right — Not a Reward Jacobin

Forget Going Back to the Office—People Are Just Quitting Instead WSJ

CORONAVIRUSA Los Angeles COVID Report Card Capital & Main

Vaccine Maker Earned Record Profits but Delivered Disappointment in Return NYT

Britain, facing airline pressure, considers easing restrictions for vaccinated travellers Reuters

British study reveals rapid growth of delta variant across England WaPo

China’s zero-tolerance approach helped control Covid-19, but is it time for an exit strategy?South China Morning Post

Tokyo set to lift state of emergency ahead of Olympics WaPo

Women in finance say ‘mediocre’ male managers block progress FT

Biden Administration

US optimism to reshore supply chains from Asia ‘overblown’, with region’s share of global exports set to rise South China Morning Post

America’s Soup-Brained President Says The US Never Interferes In Other Countries’ Elections Caitlin Johnstone

White House tries to privately calm Democratic fears on infrastructure deal Politico

House approves Juneteenth holiday, sends bill to Biden’s desk The Hill

US industrial policy not a threat to Asian allies Asia Times

Biden Spending Plans Remain Popular Monmouth University


Trump Transition

‘Pure insanity’: How Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department
to help overturn the election WaPo

Class Warfare

The Antitrust Revolution Has Found Its Leader BIG. Matt Stoller.

AP says it will no longer name suspects in minor crimes AP

With moratorium ending, more than 8 million households face foreclosure or eviction CBS

New Cold War

Biden’s vow of digital reprisals against Russia draws skepticism Politico

Short and sweet: Biden and Putin claim summit gains but talks end early as tensions remain Independent


Brexit

Number of EU citizens seeking work in UK falls 36% since Brexit, study shows Guardian

The Decline of Western Power Craig Murray

Boris Johnson Toadies Up to Biden at the G7 Counterpunch

India

Coronavirus: Biological E’s made-in-India shot likely to be 90% effective, says vaccine panel chief Scroll

Rural Rajasthan Runs From the State, Not Medicines The Wire

The force that could redraw the peninsula of India BBC

Unemployment Falls as India Eases Lockdown: CMIE The Wire

BJP has mastered the art of using symbols to its advantage. But will the mass pyres singe it? Scroll

Myanmar

Former head of Covid-19 vaccine rollout charged with high treason Myanmar Now

China?

China says its fighter pilots are battling AI aircraft in simulated dogfights, and humans aren’t the only ones learning Business India

Hong Kong Cracks Down on a Pro-Democracy Newspaper NYT

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