[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
#best news this week
Chumbawamba – In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher – Pretty amazing, Chumbawamba took pre-orders for this album and shipped as promised after Margaret Thatcher died. You can find your copy you know where. Or stream it on youtube. "Chumbawamba – Margaret Thatcher EP ‘In Memoriam’ was mailed out on 8th April, 2013, to all who pre-ordered the CD. No further orders will be taken." Intro, So Long Pinochet, The day the lady died, Ding Dong, Waiting for Margaret Sleep.
Eclectic Method – Hackers – "Shall we play a game? Spot every movie in this hackisode…."
ONE BABY BAND! (part 2) – "Quentin Rex has a new song to share with you, and this time his music has gotten more progressive. He’s added a wicked bass-line and a more poly-rhythmic sound, not to mention some killer vocals."
Denice Frohman – “Dear Straight People” (WOWPS 2013) – "Denice Frohman, Women of the World Poetry Slam 2013 champion, performing in prelims at WOWPS in Minneapolis, MN."
Berlin Calling – International Mobile Photography Award has started – "Here is a chance to win an exhibition of your mobile photography images at BERLIN FOTOFESTIVAL 2013 – THE BROWSE. The best 3 of 40 exhibition series , selected by a jury of 5 Berlin photo professionals, will each win a prize from 1000 – 3000€. Deadline ist May 10th 2013."
world’s first algae-powered building by splitterwerk – "microalgae are used as bio-reactors inside panels that clad the southeast and southwest faces of the building and enclose spacious loggias where the bio-reactive process will be readily observable to future residents. svelte glass volumes hold algae sourced from a nearby tributary of the elbe river, creating a responsive architecture that is constantly in motion and is characterized by ever-changing color."
A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse | David Graeber – "What is a revolution? We used to think we knew. Revolutions were seizures of power by popular forces aiming to transform the very nature of the political, social, and economic system in the country in which the revolution took place, usually according to some visionary dream of a just society. Nowadays, we live in an age when, if rebel armies do come sweeping into a city, or mass uprisings overthrow a dictator, it’s unlikely to have any such implications;"
Inactive Account Manager – In Case Of Death, please delete all my shit: "What should happen to your photos, emails and documents when you stop using your account? Google puts you in control.”
Theories on a Bitcoin Crash – "Bitcoin is crashing, and that’s a bummer, especially for all of the people who decided to buy when it was hovering around $250 not long before the bottom fell out. That doesn’t mean that the market won’t catch the currency before it’s beyond repair. In fact, this might even be a good thing for bitcoin."
After Kidnappings and Killing, Canadian Silver Mining Project Advances in Guatemala – "The license comes less than two weeks after four indigenous Xinca leaders were abducted while returning from a community referendum in El Volcancito, San Rafael las Flores, in which more than 99 percent of people voted against the Escobal project."
What Will Sea Level Rise Look Like in Real Life? – "We have projected the outlook of three major locations: Washington D.C. and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Miami and South Beach, and New York City and the Statue of Liberty."
Get to know the Vatican’s favorite transsexual porn star – "The transsexual porn star whose videos were recently spotted being pirated by an unidentified downloader in Vatican City was psyched to find out that someone in the Catholic Church’s holiest city was getting off to her work."
herzog & de meuron design for naturbad riehen breaks ground – "construction has started on herzog & de meuron-designed natural pool in the swiss region of riehen."
Everyday Rebellion – Everyday Rebellion has a new website
Slow Art Day | April 27th, 2013 – "One day each year – April 27 in 2013 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing."
21 Incredibly Angry Songs About Margaret Thatcher – "Thatcher’s term coincided with a boom in English music in the wake of the punk movement, and much of this music harshly criticized her policies or straight up attacked her on a personal level."
Top 13 anti Margaret Thatcher songs – "Here’s 13 essential songs no Thatcher-despiser should be without:"
Ken Loach says goodbye to Margaret Thatcher – "How should we honour her? Let’s privatise her funeral. Put it out to competitive tender and accept the cheapest bid. It’s what she would have wanted."
Punk Bands Strictly Prohibited: Perfect Anti-Putin “Signs” in Amsterdam – “Punk Bands Strictly Prohibited: Do not frighten president Putin. Keep this area human rights free,” Fantastic poster series by Amnesty International for Putin’s arrival in Holland
Israeli journalist is accused of inciting violence after backing Palestinian stone-throwers – "Amira Hass receives hate mail for claiming Palestinian schools should teach children how to ‘resist occupation’"
Berliners Are Waging a War Against Gentrification – "The important thing is that so many people demonstrated against it, and that more and more protests are happening every month. As the issue starts to reach its boiling point, the world should keep its eyes fixed on Berlin, because it may just provide the first real solution to the gentrification that’s been sidelining heritage and bulldozing history all around the world"
Neue Broschüre zu «Commons» | Neustart Schweiz – "Das Wichtigste, dass du von den «Commons» wissen musst, findet sich in der neuen Broschüre «Commons» Die Broschüre mit dem eigentlichen Titel «‹The Power of Neighbourhood› und die Commons» ist umweltfreundlich gedruckt verfügbar und kann gegen einen Unkostenbeitrag von CHF 5.- (Stückpreis CHF 4.-, Porto CHF 1.-) bestellt werden."
Sexismus-Vorwürfe : Obama und der Hammer der Political Correctness – "Dämlicher geht es kaum: Schönheit wird so zum Makel in einer Welt, die alles gleichmachen will, alt und jung, groß und klein, dumm und klug, arm und reich, dick und dünn, schwarz und weiß, kurz und lang, schön und hässlich – und das als Gleichheit verkauft."