Tuesday’s news links – June 15, 2021

‘Summer of Winston Smith’: Car Attack Kills One, Wounds Three at Minneapolis Police Killing Vigil Sputnik

Major US mall owner files for bankruptcy CNN

Third Publicly Traded Mall REIT Files for Bankruptcy in 8 Months: Washington Prime Group, the Simon Property Spinoff

Average Age of Cars & Trucks on the Road Jumps to Record, after New Vehicle Sales & Miles Driven Plunged in 2020

Douglas B. Huron, lawyer who won landmark workplace bias cases, dies at 75 Washington Post

Urban broadband deserts Cory Doctorow, OneZero

Palestine

Hamas Warns Israel: Flag Day March Could Raise Tensions Palestine Chronicle

Israel renews the use of indefinite detention against Palestinian citizens Mondoweiss

Take down the Israeli flag Mondoweiss

An international group of Jews is calling on Jewish institutions to take down the Israeli flag saying, “The Israeli flag has the status of the Confederate flag. We are appalled at the idea that it represents us. It should be taken down.”

The G7’s billion-dose pledge, heralded by Biden, doesn’t add up Axios

The 1 billion-dose pledge was the headline announcement from the summit — a signal that the U.S. return to the global table was producing results. But the numbers don’t add up.

Shi Zhengli inside a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2017.Credit…

China

Shi Zhengli, A Virologist in Wuhan, Speaks Out Against ‘Lab Leak’ Theory NYTimes

Federal agents admit to falsely accusing Chinese professor of being a spy TheHill

U.S. Navy says carrier group operating in S.China Sea Reuters

G7 has no case against China Hannan Hussain

Peru

The Coup That is Taking Place in Peru José Carlos Llerena, Vijay Prashad

Coffee

New science has shown that drinking several cups of coffee a day reduces the chance of Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, gallstones, depression, suicide, cirrhosis, liver cancer, melanoma, and prostate cancer.

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