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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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I’m With The Banned – “What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the Republican National Convention.” Brilliant gonzo journalism by @pennyred. A must-read.

Ok two!

#Integration war nie. Über ein irrefüh­rendes Konzept – Für alle die jetzt wieder nach besserer Integration plärren. “Die Rede von der Integration ist nebulös. In einer pluralisierten Gesellschaft ist sie vor allem eine Waffe jener, die von den ‚Anderen‘ Integration, ja Anpassung verlangen, ohne selbst dieser imaginären Norm zu entsprechen. Wir sollten die Vokabel streichen.”

#watch and

Edward Snowden and The Yes Men surprise crowd at Roskilde Festival – “At Roskilde Festival 2016, activist art group The Yes Men set up signs at the festival site saying that the festival would collect, store and pass on data from the festival-goers whenever they texted and talked on the phone.”

Jon Stewart Takes Over Colbert’s Late Show Desk – “Some stories, like the ouster of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, are too big for one late night host to tackle alone.” A little rusty but still as sharp, we so miss you, Jon.


Trump Yourself – “What has Donald Trump saidabout people like you?”

KickAss Torrents alleged founder has been arrested – “The official complaint reads: “Records provided by Apple showed that tirm@me conducted an iTunes transaction using IP Address on or about July 21, 2015” Apple being a snitch.

These Brexiters will grind our environment into the dust | George Monbiot – “Crucial portfolios have been given to people who are prepared to scrub Britain’s features from the map”

Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains, Arrest Owner – “The U.S. Government has arrested the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the world’s largest torrent site. The 30-year-old Ukrainian was arrested in Poland today and is charged with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. In addition, a federal court in Chicago has ordered the seizure of several KAT domain names.”

Nobody’s safe at the RNC — Welcome to the Scream Room – “Americans are afraid. This is what I’ve learned since I stumbled off the world’s hottest inter-city flight on Saturday and into this terrifying theatre of the id. Almost all Americans are afraid, for a variety of different reasons, but the fear is the constant.”

Bookchin’s The Spanish Civil Was – an excerpt – “The Spanish Civil War began eighty years ago today. Read an excerpt of Murray Bookchin’s analysis of this iconic moment in radical history, originally published in 1986.”

Why Americans Renounce Their Citizenship – “US citizenship is a problem to be solved.”

Trump’s Boswell Speaks – “I put lipstick on a pig. I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is. I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

Turkey was already undergoing a slow-motion coup – by Erdoğan, not the army – “For the last three years, the Turkish president has been methodically moving to take over the nodes of power”

Turkey’s President Survives Coup Attempt, Thanks in Part to Social Media He So Despises – “The irony of Erdogan now relying on social networks to rally protesters to his side was not lost on close observers.”


NO HATE SPEECH – Hass ist keine Meinung, meinen die.

Nachruf auf Bommi Baumann: Wie alles endete – “Er rebellierte gegen Alt-Nazis, sah sich als Haschrebell und war Teil der „Bewegung 2. Juni“. Ein Anarchist, der später wie ein englischer Lord auftrat.”

Stefanie Sprengnagel gegen die rechte Welt: Bodyshaming als politische Strategie – “Bodyshaming kann man ganz prima als politische Zermürbungs-Strategie gegen unliebsame Frauen einsetzen.”

Gender, Feminismus und der rechtsnationale Ekel vor der „Gleichmacherei“ – Geschichte der Gegenwart – “Diese Bemühungen der neuen Rechten, ausgerechnet die Kategorie „Gender“ als Ideologie der „Gleich-macherei“ zu diskreditieren, zeugen von einem systematischen und strategischen Missverstehen der Prämissen der Geschlechtertheorien: Immerhin versuchen gerade sie, eine Gesellschaft denkbar zu machen, in der es möglich ist, „ohne Angst verschieden zu sein“ (Adorno), eine Gesellschaft, in denen Menschen „gleich sein können in der Differenz“ (Maihofer). Die Diskreditierung von „Gender“ ist daher von einer tiefen Sehnsucht nach Hierarchien und festen Regeln getrieben. Im Kern ist sie damit nichts anderes als das Bestreben, die eigenen Privilegien abzusichern.”

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