[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
#best news this week
Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out – “Glenn Greenwald speaks via Skype to the Socialism 2013 conference in Chicago regarding Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s mass surveillance program.”
Statement by Julian Assange after One Year in Ecuadorian Embassy – "The US government is spying on each and every one of us, but it is Edward Snowden who is charged with espionage for tipping us off."
DJ Food – O Is For Orange on Vimeo – "This mix originated because of a night called ‘A Few Old Tunes’ that I was involved with alongside Posthuman, Tom Central and Mach V. The idea was to build a night of sound and vision around Boards of Canada-inspired music with visuals of a similar aesthetic."
The Art Of Punk – Dead Kennedys – The Art of Winston Smith – "On this episode of The Art of Punk we hit head on with the art behind the legendary Dead Kennedy’s. From the chaotic, surreal, madness, of collage mixed with political folly that blazed their LP’s and gig flyers; to the razor edge ultra simplistic four simple line DK symbol"
Falling Fruit – "Mapping the urban harvest!"
The Map of Health : Odra Noel – "What are the main causes of death around the world? If we need to take a single cause, cardiovascular disease is the winner. And if we look into it in a little more detail, we see differences from area to area, not only in the causes of death but also in the diseases that are the greatest burden for those societies."
Miranda July Interview: ‘We Think Alone’ Delivers Intimate Emails To Your Inbox (INTERVIEW) – "Miranda July wants to send you emails from famous people. Sign up here and the writer and filmmaker will convey secret transmissions every week from July until November. It’s part of an art exhibition called "We Think Alone," and it takes place in your inbox."
WikiLeaks Volunteer Was a Paid Informant for the FBI – "With his cold war-style embassy walk-in, he became something else: the first known FBI informant inside WikiLeaks. For the next three months, Thordarson served two masters, working for the secret-spilling website and simultaneously spilling its secrets to the U.S. government in exchange"
Historical Atlas of Gezi Park – "One of my primary objectives when I arrived at Gezi Park almost three weeks ago, was to leave a map of this place, for the historical record. The reason is obvious. Temporary Autonomous Zones are highly evanescent. You have to catch them straight away."
The Corporate States of America – "This is a map of “The Corporate States of America”. For each of the fifty states (and the District of Columbia), I selected a corporation or brand that best represented the states. My criteria are subjective, but in each case, I tried to use a brand that a) is based in that state and b) is still in business (as of 2012)."
Graffiti ambigrams create powerful suicide awareness campaign – "Every once in a while an ad campaign comes along which manages to convey a really powerful message in a beautifully simple way."
In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career – “All that woo-woo mystical stuff is so retrograde. This is training the brain.”
Artists and Cultural Workers Stage Massive Protests in Serbia – "On Saturday, June 22nd 2013, over 800 cultural workers and artists went out to protest in the Square of the Republic in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, as well as in Novi Sad, Niš and Vršac. Such a protest on a massive scale is almost unprecedented in the country. These protests did not come out of thin air. A lot of accumulated anger and dissatisfaction with many socio-economic and political issues in recent years culminated yesterday."
Pussy Riot: “People fear us because we’re feminists” – “Laurie Penny meets the Russian punk-protest group.”
Evan Roth: Ideas Worth Spreading – "Deliver, document, edit and upload your own pirate TED talk"
Tutorial: Wie man seine Mails mit PGP verschlüsselt – "PS: dieser Text darf so oft kopiert, angepasst, zensiert, restauriert, ausgedruckt, geschreddert, wiedereingescannt, verschickt, verfaxt und verbloggt werden bis das Internet platzt."