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Sunday - June 28, 2020

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Three Words. 70 Cases. The Tragic History of ‘I Can’t Breathe.’

(nytimes.com)
The @nytimes found at least 70 people died in law enforcement custody after saying “I can’t breathe.” The majority were stopped over nonviolent infractions, 911 calls about suspicious behavior or concerns about mental health. More than half were black. via
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Pure Invention by Matt Alt: 9781984826695 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

(penguinrandomhouse.com)
Big news! For the past two years I’ve been working on a book. “Pure Invention” is the story of how Japan rewired our fantasies, identities, and even realities one hit at a time. It's due in June; preorder link is here: (1/5) via
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Spies and Commandos Warned Months Ago of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

(nytimes.com)
This means the GOP knew Trump wasn't stopping Russia from paying to kill U.S. troops WHEN THEY VOTED TO STOP THE IMPEACHMENT AND KEEP HIM AS PRESIDENT. 😠 via

Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in deaths of U.S. troops, according to intelligence assessments

(washingtonpost.com)
New: Russian bounties offered to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan are believed to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S. service members, according to U.S. military interrogations of captured militants in recent months via

Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

(nytimes.com)
if an anonymous source publicly disputes information they provided, journalists have absolutely no obligation to uphold a deal that's already been broken—really fucking embarassing for marty baron via
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CNN’s Van Jones Secretly Helped Craft the Weak Trump Police Reform He Praised on TV

(thedailybeast.com)
EXCLUSIVE: CNN's Van Jones helped craft the Trump administration's weak, weak police reform bill. Then he went on TV to praise it. via

An LA Taco Chain Closed Because Employees Were Harassed By Customers Who Refused To Wear Masks

(buzzfeednews.com)
An LA Taco Chain Said It’s Closing Because Employees Were Harassed By Customers Who Refused To Wear Masks the CEO told me his employees have been called racial slurs and have had food and water thrown at them for trying to enforce (basic) rules via
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A Disastrous Summer in the Arctic

(newyorker.com)
New online @NewYorker: I spoke to scientists about the record-breaking 100.4 heat in the Arctic, thawing permafrost, thermokarst, a massive oil spill, & the horrifying human-made feedback loops of endless oil and gas exploitation in the remote high north: via

If police lie about a tampon in a coffee, how can we trust them on anything? | Arwa Mahdawi

(theguardian.com)
From now on, any officer food tampering story should come with the officer's name and disciplinary history--the things we would need to evaluate their credibility. Any story without those things is stenography. via

Meet Bill Wurtz, the Internet Musical Genius You’ve Never Heard Of

(melmagazine.com)
it's been more than a year since The Musical Genius Known As Bill Wurtz stopped uploading to YouTube dad,,, please; come home via
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Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data.

(houstonchronicle.com)
.@TXMedCenter hit 100% base ICU capacity on Thursday for the first time during the #COVID-19 pandemic. Then the #Houston hospitals — comprising the largest medical center in the world — stopped reporting that data. Scoop w/@mmorris011 --> via

How the humanities became the new enemy within | William Davies

(theguardian.com)
Re-sharing this from February, which seems to have become depressingly relevant all over again via

How to Unfurlough: Introducing the ‘Return to Work’ Trello board

(medium.com)
To unfurl: "to *release* from a furled state; to unfold". @LouShackleton and I made two tools to support people and orgs with the return to work after furlough (which is an opportunity for personal and organisational learning & development) 💫 Pls RT! via
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Sacha Baron Cohen Pulls Epic Prank on Far-Right Militia

(thedailybeast.com)
Balls out. This guy dares. via @thedailybeast via

Our Ghost-Kitchen Future

(newyorker.com)
I wrote about a parking lot in San Francisco; ghost kitchens and virtual brands; and a SoftBank-funded startup looking to reimagine certain elements of the American city via

Perspective | Making men feel manly in masks is, unfortunately, a public-health challenge of our time

(washingtonpost.com)
“It’s slightly worrisome that, in order for us to survive as a species, spouses and daughters or sons must scour Etsy for Venom-themed masks so that their 52-year-old packaging-engineer husbands and fathers can feel gender secure.” via

Most Americans say they regularly wore a mask in stores in the past month; fewer see others doing it

(pewresearch.org)
80% of US adults report wearing a mask all, most, or some of the time when in stores or other businesses. Only 7% say they never do. via

How the NYPD Weaponized a Curfew Against Protesters and Residents

(theintercept.com)
This NYPD response was for a BARBECUE happening inside an apartment complex past curfew. And some still wonder why there are protests. via

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker: 9781984802583 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

(penguinrandomhouse.com)
First up is A Song for a New Day by @SarahPinsker, which won this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel. This amazing story about musicians in a world where pandemics and attacks makes public events illegal seemed to almost predict our current mess of a year. via

Masks Could Help Stop Coronavirus. So Why Are They Still Controversial?

(wsj.com)
Hong Kong, with 7.5 mil­lion res­i­dents, is one of the most densely pop­u­lated places on earth, but recorded only six deaths from Covid-19 de­spite hav­ing no lock­down....The mask com­pliance rate dur­ing morn­ing rush hour is 97%. via

From the Magazine: ‘It Is Time for Reparations’

(nytimes.com)
"To this day, the only Americans who have ever received government restitution for slavery were white enslavers in Washington, D.C., who were compensated for their loss of human property." via

Watch 20,000 Days on Earth - BFI Player

(player.bfi.org.uk)
6pm today A very special listening/ watching party featuring @iainandjane’s @nickcave film 20,000 Days On Earth. The film is available to rent (for £3.50) on the @BFI player. We could help with much needed funds while enjoying a brilliant film via

Rage Against the Machine Streams Spike 62 Percent Amid Protests

(loudwire.com)
TIME TO RAGE: @RATM streams spike 62 percent amid protests via