[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
best most mindblowing news this week
Humans – the real threat to life on Earth – "All of these are token gestures that miss the fundamental fact that the scale and nature of the problems we face are immense, unprecedented and possibly unsolvable. The behavioural changes that are required of us are so fundamental that no one wants to make them. What are they? We need to consume less. A lot less. Less food, less energy, less stuff. Fewer cars, electric cars, cotton T-shirts, laptops, mobile phone upgrades. Far fewer.And here it is worth pointing out that "we" refers to the people who live in the west and the north of the globe."
Cambridge Parkour POV – First person parkour for those of us who didn’t play Mirrors Edge
DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0 – "The DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0 kit offers you the opportunity to turn any object into a drone, simply by attaching four motors and a control unit – no technical know-how needed. The kit consists of multiple parts that are easy to assemble and can be attached to a wide range of different objects."
Dandelion Dollars – Join the Movement! – "Dandelion Dollars promotes the spiritual practice of sending off dandelion seeds of LOVE, JOY, and HOPE into the world using the paper currency system to deliver them to all humanity."
Inside The World’s Hippest Underground Newsstand – Underground newsstand turned zine shop.
Turkey – "Journalist Tim Pool recently joined the VICE editorial staff to cover breaking news, and his first assignment was to fly down to Istanbul and do a live stream of the protests against the construction of a mall in Gezi Park and Prime Minister Erdogan’s Islamist policies."
The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy – "A secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD’s crosshairs."
AERIAL FOOTAGE OF TAKSIM GEZI PARK – "Footage of Taksim Gezi Park on Friday Jun 7th, 2013."
Noam Chomsky: Who Owns the Earth? – "The defenders of Taksim Square are at the forefront of a worldwide struggle to preserve the global commons from the ravages of that same wrecking ball – a struggle in which we must all take part, with dedication and resolve, if there is to be any hope for decent human survival in a world that has no borders. It is our common possession, to defend or to destroy."
Jay-Z Is Watching, and He Knows Your Friends – "If Jay-Z wants to know about my phone calls and e-mail accounts, why doesn’t he join the National Security Agency?"
Trailing Angela Davis, from FBI Flyers to ‘Radical Chic’ Art – "Because of her giant ’Fro and her role in the Communist and Black Panther parties, Angela Davis was a role model for a lot of different people, so it wasn’t a total surprise that her imagery became pretty dominant"
A Guardian guide to extradition – "The official surrender of an alleged criminal by one state or nation to another"
Twitter to allow advertisers to target your browsing history, email addresses; here’s how to opt out – "1) Log in to your Twitter account. 2) Under "Settings," uncheck the boxes shown above. 3) Enable "Do Not Track" in your browser (FF, Chrome, IE are all compatible)."
Bees in peril: a timeline – "A dramatic drop in bee populations began in 2005, and a number of factors continue to create problems for this key pollinator to this day. Here is a history of the issue."
Lockdown – "Google Reader is just the latest casualty of the war that Facebook started, seemingly accidentally: the battle to own everything."
Whistleblowing 2.0 — from the Pentagon Papers to Bradley Manning to PRISM – "As technology changes, the means, forms and faces of whistleblowers change, even while their value to a democratic society is clear. Being a whistleblower often comes with harsh consequences, yet what is even more dangerous is a society whose citizens are afraid to speak truth to power. From the Pentagon Papers to the PRISM leak, whistleblowers continue to play a vital role in keeping power in check. "
Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow – "The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. "
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