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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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#biggest news this week

The clock is ticking on a time bomb that could blow up a free internet: the TPP – “The agreement poses a grave threat to our basic right to access information and express ourselves on the web”

#watch and

Alan Moore talks to John Higgs about the 20th Century – “John Higgs – author of Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century – talks to Alan Moore about how the 20th Century has been portrayed in his work – in particular From Hell, Providence and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century.”

Sir David Attenborough narrates Adele’s Hello – “Adele’s Hello video gets the Sir David Attenborough voice over treatment on Greg James.”


Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared Of Capitalism, Not Robots – “If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed.”

Lessig quits presidency bid, blames political system he wanted to change – “It is now clear that the party won’t let me be a candidate”

A visual history of abortion and birth control – “Many of the objects pictured here are not what they appear to be—to evade prosecution, the most important requirement for the abortionist was to avoid raising suspicions. Their tools, as a result, are repurposed, makeshift, largely medically and hygienically inadequate. Shockingly, some of these objects have modern equivalents, or are even available in stores and in use today.”

Infographic: California Hasn’t Been This Dry in a Millennium – “Last year was its hottest and third-driest on record, and the recent drought is pushing residents to use more groundwater, which in turn is causing the San Joaquin Valley to sink (up to two inches a month in some areas). The drought is also fanning literal and figurative flames, as wildfires find more to consume and local groups fight over water rights.”

The climate fact no one will admit: 2 °C warming is inevitable – “So why do some reports still claim that 2 °C is achievable? The answer is that they almost always assume that the world will resort to geoengineering and somehow suck vast quantities of CO2 out of the atmosphere, so-called “negative emissions”. But many scientists are extremely sceptical about the idea that this can be done on the stupendous scale required.”

Take 5 minutes and up your opsec game with Tor Messenger – “Sending chat traffic via Tor and requiring OTR is a big win for privacy.”

San Francisco’s hippy heartland struggles to hold on to the spirit of peace and love – “Haight Ashbury is adopting a tougher stance towards its homeless dreamers amid concerns over crime”

Roots Manuva – ‘Bleeds’ // Selections – “Taken from the album ‘Bleeds’ released 30th October 2015 on Big Dada.”


Ein Linzer Autolenker fährt einen Radfahrer an und wird im Netz gefeiert – “Natürlich ist es eine provokative Aktion, aber es ist immerhin auch eine Demo”

Frei über den Tod entscheiden: Suizidhilfe auch für Gesunde – “Ärzte sollen auch Menschen, die nicht schwer krank sind, eine tödliche Dosis eines Betäubungsmittels verschreiben dürfen. Dafür setzt sich der Zürcher Hans von Werra ein – bis jetzt erfolglos.”

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