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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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The final nail in the coffin.

#biggest news this week

Sorry. Nothing seems important, not much interesting these days.

#watch and

Harmony Korines „The Legend of Cambo” – This short documentary left me speechless and yet strangely fascinated.

Boom! Why oil trains are dangerous and must be stopped – “As the muthafuckin’ resistance has been busy blocking pipelines all across Turtle Island, from the Keystone XL pipeline in the United Snakes, to the Northern Gateway and Pacific Trails pipelines in unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, capitalist oil-peddlers have had to find a new way of transporting their precious cargo to refineries across the country. They have done this by quietly increasing the amount of oil being transported by train. Since 2009, there has been a massive increase of 28,000 fucking per cent in this insane practice – with the Canadian Railway Association estimating that 140,000 carloads of this flamable shit will be hurtling across Canada’s railways this year alone.”

805 Million Names – Zlatan Ibrahimović – “On 14 February 2015, Paris Saint-German played against Caen at Parc des Princes. For most players this game was just another day on the job. For Zlatan Ibrahimović this was his most important game to date.”

Speechless Speech / BARACK OBAMA – “-created for parody purposes.”


‘Death Is Their Destiny’: Home-movies of London punks 1978-81 – “London 1977: By day Phil Munnoch was a mild-mannered copywriter working for an ad agency in the heart of the city. He was neat, he was clean, he looked smart in his collar and tie, sharp pressed trousers and bright, shiny shoes. But Phil had a secret that he kept from his colleagues. At the end of each working day, like some postmodern superhero Phil would change out of his work clothes into tight fitting bondage trousers, studded dog collar and badge-covered plastic jacket to become his punk alter ego Captain Zip.”

The Atlantic Ignores Muslim Intellectuals, Defines “True Islam” As ISIS – “While Wood is correct to push back against the flawed notion that Islamic State has absolutely no relation to Islam, he neglects to engage the predominant view that the group embodies one of the heretical versions of the religion that have cropped up periodically throughout history. The end result is a 10,000-word exercise in confirmation bias. If the Islamic State is indeed, as Wood claims, “very Islamic,” his essay makes an unconvincing case of it to anyone familiar with the historical and religious context in which the group has arisen.”

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler: ‘My goal in art is to be like Moby-Dick’ – “The multi-instrumentalist and composer will write a song a day from 23 February for a week about a different Guardian news story. Here, he talks about optimism in the face of world horrors, sibling rivalry and his debut solo album, Policy”

DJ Food – Selected Aphex Works – “Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently you’ll have heard the news that Aphex Twin unexpectedly uploaded 155 of his old and unreleased tracks to Soundcloud and made them downloadable for free.”


«Vom Hosenlupf eines Schwingers kann ich als Künstler viel lernen» – “Bei Einwanderungsfragen tue ich mich mit Abschottungen schwer. Jede Form von Zuwanderung ist eine Erneuerung, sie bringt Bewegung ins Land. Dies zu verhindern, halte ich für falsch. Was Blocher betrifft, kann ich mir kein abschliessendes Urteil bilden. Noch kann ich nicht erkennen, was seine positive Leistung für unser Land gewesen sein soll.”

Dokumentarfilmer Patric Jean: Ihr Traum? Ein kleinbürgerliches Leben – “Der Pariser Dokumentarfilmer Patric Jean kennt die Verzweiflung und die Wut der Migrantenkinder in Frankreichs Vorstädten. Sie wollen keine Revolution, sondern Arbeit, Familie und mal in Urlaub fahren.”

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