What We Read Today 21 August 2014

August 21st, 2014
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  • German manufacturing PMI falls less than forecast in August (Investing.com) German manufacturing appears to be a little stronger in August than expected. The Flash (preliminary) Markit PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) came in at 52.0, down from 52.4 in July, but better than the 51.8 expected.

Follow up:

  • Articles about Ferguson:

Cop to Ferguson protesters: "I will fucking kill you… Go fuck yourself" (German Lopez, Vox) Includes video.

Trigger happy (D.K., The Economist) Hat tips to Michael W. Hudson and Jesse Drucker. Officer Darren Wilson fired twice as many shots at Michael Brown as did all British law enforcement officers for all of 2013.

7 Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now To Better Understand What's Going On In Ferguson (Lauren Duca, Huffington Post)

How for-profit policing led to racial disparities in Ferguson (German Lopez, Vox)

  • Articles about wars elsewhere:

Air strikes again batter Gaza as peace negotiations collapse (Orlando Crowcroft and Hazem Balousha, The Guardian)

Sides trade blame over Gaza truce breakdown (Al Jazeera)

Iraq crisis: EU backs plans by member states to arm Kurd fighters (Matthew Weaver, The Guardian)

Western intervention over Isis won’t prevent the break-up of Iraq (Paddy Ashdown, The Guardian)

Before we start a new war with ISIS, let’s remember how we stumbled into the last two (Fabius Maximus)

ISIS Pressed for Ransom Before Killing Journalist (Rukmini Callimachi, The New York Times)

The Only American Fighting for Ukraine Dies in Battle (Simon Ostrovsky, Vice News)

Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens (Nicolas Gaudichet, Yahoo! News)


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