Martial Law Declared in Thailand: Interim prime minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan has dispatched troops and called for an August 3 election after months of protests. Quartz reports, "The military has deployed armed soldiers at key intersections, shopping malls, protest sites, and TV stations, but the mood is calm, with bystanders taking pictures at the barricades."
When Society Could Collapse: Independent researchers, working with NASA funds, found that "global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution," the Guardian reports.
Just Amazing Journalism: NPR investigates the trend of counties paying for their expenses by charging defendants for everything from warrants to thousands of dollars for their own public defenders (who are supposed to be provided for free to those who can't afford counsel). And when they can't pay? They must serve another jail sentence. Long story short: The poor in America are getting jailed twice—once for their crimes and a second time for being poor. It's criminal and the investigation begins right here in Benton County, Washington. This is a must-listen:
If You Have to "Go On the Offense" a Week Late, You're Losing the Debate, Bro: New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger is apparently trying to "seize control" of the narrative over firing executive editor Jill Abramson last week by giving interviews and saying "a lot of what’s out there is untrue,” Politico reports.