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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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M.I.A. — Borders – And she does walk on water.

A Thanksgiving Miracle – “There’s only one thing that can keep a family from fighting at Thanksgiving: Adele”

Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Terror Attacks – “During Eagles of Death Metal’s November 13 show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, gunmen entered the venue and opened fire on the crowd, leaving at least 90 dead. The band spoke to VICE about the tragic events that took place that night.”

Veronica Belmont, Host/Podcaster – XOXO Festival (2015) – A beautiful plea for more empathy by someone haunted by one silly gif.

Anti-immigration, anti-liberal: meet Sweden’s far-right future – “Sweden’s liberal identity is under attack. As increasing numbers of refugees enter the country, anti-immigrant violence is rising. And the Sweden Democrats, a radical nationalist group, is now the third largest party in the country.”

15 YEARS OF TERROR | A time-lapse map – “A time-lapse of all terrorist attacks with MORE than 20 fatalities between 1.12.2000 and 13.11.2015”


The Serial Swatter – “Internet trolls have learned to exploit our over-militarized police. It’s a crime that’s hard to stop — and hard to prosecute.”

Cogswobble explains the real situation – “Meanwhile, the Syrian people are stuck in the middle. Surrounded by assholes on all sides, with pretty much no hope of anyone who isn’t an asshole coming to help them.”

Paris climate activists put under house arrest using emergency laws – “French police arrest activist for flouting ban on organising protests during climate talks next week.”

The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale – “Welcome to the second edition of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale November 1st 2015 to January 31st 2016”

Ninja Tune at 25: Coldcut’s Matt Black Looks Back – “The groundbreaking DJ, producer and label co-founder digs deep into the history of the pioneering U.K. electronic music powerhouse”

Paris Attacks Spur Emergency Edict and Intense Policing in France – “You’ve got the feeling that the police can do whatever they want now. We are going to forgo all of the protective rules.”

Thom Yorke and George Monbiot : “We have to prepare for the inevitable failure of COP21” – “But guilt is good! It’s the flip side of empathy. Who are the people who have no guilt according to you? Psychopaths.”

COP21 : l’interdiction des manifestations est un abus de pouvoir – “Pour expliquer pourquoi les matchs de foot se tiendraient comme prévu, le ministre français des Sports a déclaré : « la vie doit continuer ». Oui, c’est vrai. C’est la raison pour laquelle j’ai rejoint le mouvement pour la justice climatique. Parce que quand les gouvernements et les grandes entreprises échouent à prendre en compte toutes les vies sur Terre, ils doivent être contestés.”

Lisa Jones, girlfriend of undercover policeman Mark Kennedy: ‘I thought I knew him better than anyone’ – “She thought they were a normal couple until she found a passport in a glovebox – and then her world shattered. Now she is finally getting compensation and a police apology for that surreal, state-sponsored deception. But she still lies awake and wonders: did he ever really love me?”

Activists vow to mobilise at Paris #COP21 climate change summit despite protest ban – “The Climate 21 coalition, a coalition of 130 groups involving unions, environment, community and climate activist associations, are adamant that the protests scheduled on November 29 and December 12 should proceed in some form taking into account the altered security requirements and sensitivity to the Paris attacks victims and their families.”

Merkel’s Refugee Policy Is Political Calculus, Not Humanitarian Generosity by @natashalennard – “The attacks in Paris will likely lead to more restrictive and reactionary policies toward refugees across Europe, even though the Paris police have now stated that the Syrian passports found on one of the attackers is a fake. But if German policy shifts further towards exclusion and restriction, this is not an about-face response to the massacre. The country and its chancellor have harbored un-Willkommenskultur for some time.”

Lettre à ma génération : moi je n’irai pas qu’en terrasse – “Ne vas pas me dire que je fais le jeu des djihadistes qui disent que nous sommes des décadents capitalistes. Ils n’ont pas le monopole de la critique de l’hyper-consommation. D’ailleurs, ils boivent aux mêmes sources que les pays les plus capitalistes : le pétrole et le trafic d’armes.”


Die schaurige Freund-Feind-Symmetrie – “«Entweder seid ihr mit uns oder mit den Terroristen», verkündete die US-Regierung im September 2001. Die Anschläge von New York hätten gezeigt, dass es bloss noch zwei Lager auf der Welt gebe, schrieb der IS im Februar dieses Jahres, kurz nach dem Attentat auf «Charlie Hebdo», in seinem englischsprachigen Propagandamagazin «Dabiq» und forderte seinerseits «die Ausmerzung aller Grauzonen».”

Klimakonferenz in Paris: Es geht ums Ganze – “Auf der Klimakonferenz in Paris wird sich beweisen, ob wir es ernst meinen mit dem Klimaschutz, ob wir unserer Verantwortung für uns und künftige Generationen gerecht werden, unsere Erde halbwegs gesund zu erhalten. Ob wir bereit sind, unser Konsumverhalten zu ändern, auf Bequemlichkeit und Wachstum, auf das ewige Mehr, Mehr, Mehr zu verzichten. Oder ob wir die Natur weiter ausbeuten wollen – mit verheerenden Folgen.”

Muslime: Das Ende der Arroganz – “Kolonialismus, Interventionen, Krieg gegen den Terror: Die “Realpolitik” des Westens ist gescheitert. Wir müssen unser Verhältnis zu den Muslimen grundlegend ändern.”

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