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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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The Rule of Law Enforcement – “As is the case with the country at large, the rules within each federal prison are such that a large portion of everyday activity actually violates those rules — and in both cases, 99 percent of the violations go unpunished, while anyone who proves inconvenient to the powers that be can be singled out for retaliation.” Barrett Brown on prison.

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‘I will always remember you’ – baby elephants are the cutest.

Pussy Riot – CHAIKA – “Pussy Riot’s clip is inspired by the biggest political story in Russia – the recently uncovered bloody criminal connections and unbelievable corruption of Russia’s top law enforcement official – the General Prosecutor Yuri Chaika”

TRUMP RALLY – I only managed to watch 2 minutes, because… I can’t even.

Homs after war. Destructions, lonely children. – Kaputt.

The Clash – Complete Control (Misheard Lyrics) – “Misheard lyrics to Complete Control by The Clash, one of the more slurry original punk bands. Very funny. This song is totally indecipherable.”

Dutch popos trains eagles to take down drones – The bird then covers the drone with his wings.

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Like Totally Whatever” – “After Taylor Mali’s “Totally like whatever, you know”


Learning from the life of Murray Bookchin – “Janet Biehl’s “Ecology or Catastrophe” presents a lucid overview of Bookchin’s life and is possibly the best introduction we have to social ecology today.”

Review: Noam Chomsky Focuses on Financial Inequality in ‘Requiem for the American Dream’ – “there’s a lot that can be done if people organize, struggle for their rights as they’ve done in the past.” You get the feeling, though, that, given all the challenges he lists, Mr. Chomsky no longer quite believes that.”

Pussy Riot’s Sexy Spike-Heeled Satire Targets Putin and His Prosecutor – “The words come straight from Chaika’s declarations after members of the Russian opposition investigated him and leveled against him allegations of massive corruption and connections with organized crime.”

Snowden’s Chronicler Reveals Her Own Life Under Surveillance – “with the opening of her multi-media solo exhibit, Astro Noise, at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art this week, Snowden’s chronicler has finally turned her lens onto herself. And she’s given us a glimpse into one of the darkest stretches of her life, when she wasn’t yet the revelator of modern American surveillance but instead its target.”

Julian Assange is in arbitrary detention, UN panel finds – “WikiLeaks chief, who is avoiding extradition by living in Ecuadorian embassy, has won UN backing”

Trump Donald – Finally, you can trump back at him.

Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Flavors – “We monkeyed around with our classic Chunky Monkey and we’re sure you’ll go ape for this non-dairy flavor!”

Reggie Watts Works for Weirdo High School Kids Everywhere – “I include a lot of darkness in what I do because I find it’s really important and it grounds people, but humor is the only thing that will save you.”

The true betrayal at the heart of the Met’s undercover police scandal – “When officers lie to women to infiltrate peaceful protest groups, it shows the abusive relationship between citizen and state.”

Capitalism’s Winter Reading Schedule – “Throughout the weeks I will post a week-specific schedule, then open threads with a little information about the chapter.”

Announcing the Capitalism’s’s Winter Reading Group – “We’ll be reading Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century over February and March., as the Capitalism’s Winter Reading Group.”

FBI’s war on encryption is unnecessary because the Internet of Things will spy on us just fine – “The war on encryption waged by the F.B.I. and other intelligence agencies is unnecessary, because the data trails we voluntarily leak allow “Internet of Things” devices and social media networks to track us in ways the government can access.”

Michael Moore: 10 Things They Won’t Tell You About the Flint Water Tragedy, But I Will – “This Was Done, Like So Many Things These Days, So the Rich Could Get a Big Tax Break.”


Bargeld-Obergrenze: Cash kann man nicht überwachen – “Das Verbot von Bargeldzahlungen über 5000 Euro könnte nur der erste Schritt sein. Schließlich bietet die Abschaffung physischer Zahlungsmittel fantastische neue Überwachungsmöglichkeiten.”

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