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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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Brandalism 2015 – COP21 Paris Climate Talks – “Two days before the launch of the UN COP21 Climate Conference, 600 posters were installed in outdoor media spaces across Paris. 82 Artists from 19 different countries made artworks to challenge the corporate takeover of COP21 and to reveal the connections between advertising, the promotion of consumerism and climate change.”


Lee Scratch Perry burned down his secret lab in Zürich – “HALLO MY FANS SOMETHNG VERY VERY SAD HAPPEND I FORGOTT TO OUT A CANDLE AND MY WHOLE SECRET LABORATORY BURNED OUT.” This is very sad indeed.

How Stoya took on James Deen and broke the porn industry’s silence – “When a porn star says that she has been raped, she faces the idea that her job means she had it coming. Stoya – in her first interview since accusing James Deen – and a chorus of adult performers argue that the problem in porn isn’t the sex: it’s the culture”

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for a vegetarian Christmas – “It’s veggies, not turkey, this Christmas!!! New traditions need to start somewhere.. .”

Alleged john, prostitute busted by drone, face criminal charges – “Beware the sousveillance state: Anyone can film you in public.”

Naomi Klein : “Nous n’avons pas besoin d’un miracle énergétique, nous avons besoin de démocratie” – “Malgré son scepticisme, la journaliste militante canadienne Naomi Klein participe activement à la COP21. Pour porter la parole de la société civile insiste-t-elle. Et défendre l’idée d’une écologie “globale”.”

What No One Is Telling You About Mark Zuckerberg Donating 99% Of His Fortune To “Charity” – “The vehicle for his beneficence will be the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, a family-run foundation that he controls and through which he will maintain control of Facebook for “the foreseeable future.” Which basically means: Mark Zuckerberg will transfer ownership of his Facebook stock without paying capital gains taxes. He will also benefit from the possibility that his foundation will live beyond him, with his heirs and their heirs at the helm, untouched by estate taxes.”

32c3 – halfnarp web scheduling helper app – “Help us to reduce conflicts of scheduling 32C3’s Fahrplan. Click on the talks you likely would like to watch”

Tor is holding their first real fundraising drive – “Tor as an organization will be most effective when we have the flexibility to turn to whichever issues are most pressing at the time — and that requires unrestricted funding.”

Thom Yorke: YouTube steals art ‘like Nazis during second world war’ – “The Radiohead frontman hits out at video-sharing site’s supposed double standards over ad-blocking: ‘Artists don’t get paid, but if YouTube don’t get a profit out of it, it’s not fair’”

Peaceful Paris climate gathering descends into clashes with police – “Anti-capitalists take over climate protest to rail against ban on marches imposed after terror attacks on city”

Žižek: Fortress Europe’s staunch defender on the left – “Žižek’s last two texts are completely useless for creating an anti-capitalist and anti-national movement across Europe capable of challenging the radical right and European elites; indeed, they have been harmful for such a project.”

400 • Extra Ordinary – “Li COMIC 400 IS HERE!!”

Paris attacks: ‘I survived Charlie Hebdo, then the killers returned to Paris to haunt me’
– “None the less, they will start dreaming again, new and fragile dreams. Survival deserves to be lived. Survival claims that merit.”

OMG! The Hyperbole of Internet-Speak – “Yes, it’s as if we speak in click-bait now, every response more dramatic than the last.”

America’s domestic terrorists: why there’s no such thing as a “lone wolf” – “These things don’t just “happen”. These things happen with escalating, terrifying frequency, and for a reason. The reason is that America is a nation descending into political chaos, unwilling to confront the violent bigotry at its heart, stoked to frenzy by politicians all too willing to feed the violence if it consolidates their own power. It is a political choice, and it demands a political response.”

Dylann Roof Is Not a “Terrorist” — But Animal Rights Activists Who Free Minks From Slaughter Are – “The FBI on Friday announced the arrests in Oakland of two animal rights activists, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane, and accused the pair of engaging in “domestic terrorism.” This comes less than a month after the FBI director said he does not consider Charleston Church murderer Dylann Roof a “terrorist.” The activists’ alleged crimes: “They released thousands of minks from farms around the country and vandalized various properties.” That’s it. Now they’re being prosecuted and explicitly vilified as “terrorists,” facing 10-year prison terms.”


Vertraglich geregelte Mogelpackung – “Die Kulturzeitschrift «Du» lebt von verstecktem Sponsoring. Wie das Heft systematisch seine Unabhängigkeit verkauft, zeigt ein Zusammenarbeitsvertrag, der der WOZ vorliegt.”

Figürchen löste Bombenalarm aus – “Jetzt ist klar, was den Bombenalarm in Bern ausgelöst hat: Ein Männchen aus Draht, Ton und Plastik. Gebastelt hatte es ein Schüler der Schule für Gestaltung Biel.”

Gewalt gegen Flüchtlinge: Es brennt in Deutschland – “Mehr als 200 Mal haben Täter in diesem Jahr Flüchtlingsheime angegriffen. Gefasst wurde kaum jemand. Wie kann das sein?”

Ein offener Brief an den Bundesratskandidaten Thomas Aeschi – “Nun, ich frage Sie, ob Sie Ihren K.O.-Tropfen-Fauxpas wirklich reflektiert haben? Haben sie die daraus folgenden Botschaften kritisch hinterfragt? Ich bin mir sicher, dass die Parlamentarier und vor allem Parlamentarierinnen, die Sie zum Bundesrat wählen sollen, an kreativen Lösungsvorschlägen sehr interessiert sind.”

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