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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#best news this week

Fashion Victims – "Fashion Victims" es una acción urbana inspirada en los recientes acontecimientos en Bangladesh (el derrumbe el 24 de abril de varios talleres textiles que acabaron con la vida de 1.127 trabajadores) que pretende dar visibilidad a los verdaderos "fashion victims"

#watch and

Luiz Antonio: Why He Doesn’t Want to Eat Octopus – Small kid figures out what it means to eat animals. Makes his mama cry. And me as well.

15 step- radiohead cover by Extreme Measures – EM covers 15 step from radioheads "in rainbows" album

The Disco Rivetheads – not even that much of an image/music disconnect.

Summer Documentary Series 2013: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer Promo – Premieres Monday, June 10th at 9PM.

Eclectic Method – Summertime – summer mashup for the missing sommer.

Soulmate *SHORTFILM* – Soulmate Directed by Dominik Galizia, might be NSFW in some parts of the world.

Reggie Watts Performs “Yew-eeee Blues” – "Jimmy Kimmel Live"


The “Secrets” War – "Whatever one’s opinion is of Assange or Manning or the impact of the cables, the government’s reaction to whistleblowers in the wake of WikiLeaks helps clarify Julian Assange’s excessive efforts at self-preservation. It should also give journalists, including Gibney, another reason to feel a little more angry and paranoid too."

Istanbul Rising – "In the early evening, the people erected barricades and torched some of them. Police have fired, and keep firing on the crowd. Live rounds of ammunition have been heard."

We Think Alone – A project by Miranda July – "20 e-mails over 20 weeks from the Sent mail folders of: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lena Dunham Kirsten Dunst Sheila Heti Etgar Keret Kate and Laura Mulleavy Catherine Opie Lee Smolin Danh Vo"


#occupygezi – Heavy handed Turkish police repression against #occupygezi, had to verify if authentic, but seems real.

Occupy Comics #1 – Midtown Comics – "Occupy Comics brings together more than 50 comics pros to discuss and document the themes, goals, and ideals of the Occupy movement while also raising funds to support it. With a roster spanning from legends like Alan Moore & David Lloyd (V For Vendetta) to rising stars like Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) to icons like Art Spiegelman (Maus), Occupy Comics is a once-in-a-lifetime coalition of intelligent creatives using sequential art to record history as it’s being made."

Rough Trade to publish ‘Let’s Start A Pussy Riot’ book – "Independent music retailers, Rough Trade have announced they will release a new book created in collaboration with members of Pussy Riot, as well as featuring a whole host of famous names from around the music world."

Monsanto buys leading bee research firm after being implicated in bee colony collapse – "Beeologics handed over the reins to Monsanto back on September 28, 2011, which means the gene-manipulating giant will now be able to control the flow of information and products coming from Beeologics for colony collapse disorder (CCD)."

Firestorm: The story of the bushfire at Dunalley – "The photograph of the Holmes family hiding from a violent bushfire in Tasmania was shared around the world. But what became of them? In a unique multimedia project, the family speak exclusively to the Guardian about the day their community was devastated, and the new breed of bushfire that is impossible to fight."

NASA to use 3D printing for making food in space – "NASA has awarded anjan contractor – a mechanical engineer for the systems and materials research corporation (SMRC) – a small business innovation research contract worth 125,000 USD to develop a universal 3D printing prototype for synthesizing food."

Ai Weiwei Dioramas Depict His Imprisonment – "The dioramas were quietly transported out of China — Mr. Ai declined to say exactly how — to Venice, where they will be publicly exhibited starting on Tuesday in a church being used as an art gallery by the Zuecca Project Space, in parallel with the 2013 Venice Biennale, though not officially part of it."

German railways to test anti-graffiti drones – "The idea is to use airborne infra-red cameras to collect evidence, which could then be used to prosecute vandals who deface property at night."

Free Jeremy Hammond – "In March 2012 Jeremy was arrested in his Chicago home and charged with violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same legislation used to prosecute Aaron Swartz. This outdated law, written before the Internet was ever created, gives absurdly broad powers to corporations and prosecutors to criminalize an array of online activity, and pursue extreme and disproportionate sentences. By contrast, Jeremy’s co-defendants in Ireland will not be prosecuted and in the UK they face far shorter sentences."

Islamophobia and the woolwich aftermath – "Whatever ‘terrorism’ is, it’s up to the state to define, and to define whose brutality is tolerable; it’s up to the press to define whose ‘extremism’ is a threat to national identity, “an attack on everyone in Britain” (thanks Theresa May) and whose merely an overzealous expression of public sentiment. Two weeks ago a Muslim man was murdered in Birmingham by two white men with machetes, in an act of brutal, bigoted extremism that mirrored what happened in Woolwich, but that wasn’t deemed ‘terrorism’ – it was hardly even news."


Ungesunder Wettbewerb | Neustart Schweiz – "Wettbewerb wird grossgeschrieben. Doch führt Wettbewerb wirklich immer zu besseren Leistungen? Was bewirkt er etwa in Wissenschaft, Bildung und dem Gesundheitswesen?"

24. Mai 2013: Jahresbericht 2012/13 seit der letzten Generalversammlung am 24. Mai 2012 | Neustart Schweiz – "Oft mag es aus den Menschen nicht von selbst hervorbrechen, wenn wir ihnen jedoch von den pragmatischen und praktischen Lösungen erzählen, die wir mit Neustart Schweiz unternehmen, um die Wende zu schaffen, wenn wir von unseren Engagements berichten, die von unzähligen Bewegten mit und um Neustart Schweiz verfolgt werden, wenn wir Angebote für weiterführende Projekte machen, dann – und das können Sie alle berichten – dann öffnen sich die Mäuler und Herzen"

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