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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


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#biggest news this week

Social Justice Warriors and the New Culture War – “We are winning. We are winning because we are more resourceful, more compassionate, more culturally aware. We’re winning because we know what it’s like to fight through adversity, through shame and pain and constant reminders of our own worthlessness, and come up punching. We know we’re winning because the terrified rage of a million mouthbreathing manchild misogynists is thick as nerve gas in the air right now.”

#watch and

NES Style “Twin Peaks” Intro – “The FilthyFrackers pay homage to one of the best shows of the early 90’s”

Putin Depardieu Love Story (Gay Bar feat P.) – “An animation made entirely with still photographs.”


Greece’s riot dog Loukanikos dies – “the dog’s health was adversely affected by tear gas and from being kicked from police, forcing him to “retire” from active protest about two years ago.”

Trouble at the Koolaid Point – “I do think we need more options for online spaces, and I hope one of those spaces allows the kind of public conversations and learning we had on Twitter but where women — or anyone — does not feel an undercurrent of fear watching her follower count increase.”

A Berliner In A Box – “playsets made of customized Playmobil dolls and accessories that resembled the typical types of people you will encounter here in Berlin, such as the depressed Aldi salesclerk, the starving artist, the successful artist, the punks in front of Kaisers, the Prenzlauer Berg mom, the underpaid intern and so on.”

Harvest Records Selling the Same “Fuck Harvest” T-Shirts Morrissey’s Band Wore – “At Morrissey’s European tour opener in Lisbon, his band wore T-shirts featuring the words “Fuck Harvest”—a reference to the feud between Moz and his former label Harvest/Capitol. Now, it seems that the label has jumped on the bandwagon and are selling “Fuck Harvest” shirts.”

Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria? | David Graeber – “Amid the Syrian warzone a democratic experiment is being stamped into the ground by Isis. That the wider world is unaware is a scandal”

Key Democrats, Led by Hillary Clinton, Leave No doubt that Endless War is Official U.S. Doctrine – “The last thing the Washington political class and the economic elites who control it want is for this war to end. Anyone who doubts that should just look at the express statements from these leading Democrats, who wasted no time at all seizing on the latest Bad Guys to justify literally decades more of this profiteering and war-making.”

On Weev, Fascism and the Free Internet. – “I believe in a free internet. I continue to believe in it even though a handful of its figureheads are truly awful people.”

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Group Sysop Speaks Out From Prison – “I’ve often wondered if piracy actually hurt or helped the industry. I really wish an independent source would release a study on it. On one hand it might take away from the ticket and DVD sales.”


Frisches liefert Gemüse frei Haus – “Abteilung Man-hofft-dass-dieses-Geschäftsmodell-gut-kommt-hat-aber-seine-Zweifel”

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