Mike Bloomberg’s “city-sanctioned system of racial terror

The theory section of much anthropological writing is a kind of catechism: a roll call of common demons followed by the names of saints who can protect the author from their evil influence. (If recited in the correct order.)

Plague Is Diagnosed in China, Prompting Fears of an Outbreak 《Signs of the apocalypse #32》

Supreme Court Appears Ready to Let Trump End DACA Program

From February. File in things that make you go hmmm: “Bolivia picks Chinese partner for $2.3 billion lithium projects

Petitions may feel beside the point right now, but it only takes a second to sign your name: International Academics and University Administrators’ Appeal to the Hong Kong Government: Stop Police Attacks on University Campuses

Police Conduct Siege of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Firing Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas

Resources for teaching Linguistic Anthropology

E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules

A new rule proposed by Trump could allow landlords and real-estate brokers to get away with discrimination by blaming it on computer modeling

Bolivia’s Remarkable Socialist Success Story 《From October 😢》

India strips overseas citizenship from journalist who criticised Modi regime

@BeijingPalmer: “ok, a short thread on sexual violence in Xinjiang, which is obviously going to get quite disturbing”

Academics protest as Cambridge fellow told to leave Britain 《bad no matter what, but the letter from the Home Office made it so much worse…》

The slow-roasted brouhaha broke out when a woman’s brew didn’t come out fast enough” 《poetry, read the whole thing》

Universities are not taking seriously Beijing’s efforts to stifle free speech on campus

Police in Bolivia abandon posts and join in protests

End PG&E’s Reign of Error With a Hostile Takeover - Greg Palast

Archeologist Who Observed Dig Says No Evidence of Temple Under Babri Masjid

Ayodhya verdict: Indian top court gives holy site to Hindus

“Make the Democratic Primary Safe for Billionaires Again, Vote Bloomberg”

Gabriel Winant: “For the precarious academic, the overworked nurse, or the underpaid teacher, the contradictions between official ideologies of professionalism and the material reality of existence have become so vivid as to create a chasm.”

At The Purchaser’s Option - Rhiannon Giddens

Learned about Rhiannon Giddens on WNYC’s “Dolly Parton’s America” Podcast (hosted by Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad)

Remember when Chinese toddlers plotted to dry up the Taiwan Strait with tissue paper? www.youtube.com/watch