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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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Against Bargaining | Laurie Penny – “Normalization is psychic armour. But so is resistance. In the coming weeks and months and years we must navigate a course between the exhaustion of perpetual outrage and the numbness of normalization. That means taking care of ourselves and of one another.”

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Drawing process – “1 hour drawing (sped up)”

Field of Vision – The Yes Men’s Bloody Trump Mess – “Political provocateurs The Yes Men have a few ideas on solid strategies to fight Trumpism. They kick these off with a bloody mess on the top of a Trump Hotel.”

Beastie Boys – @adrock Ad-Rock speaking at Adam Yauch Park 11/20/16 Stand Up Against Hate Rally – “Anti-hate rally. Name calling and crying with all your comments is not doing anything, but making us fight and worker harder to come together as a nation. All these comments sound like my 4 year old niece when she throws tantrums.”


‘A revolution is not a bed of roses’: Fidel Castro in his own words – “Castro gave his opinion on everything from the revolution to the US, and from giving up smoking to cutting his beard”

John Peel Tribute – “To commemorate the best radio DJ that ever lived, we put together a nine hour broadcast packed with some of his best Peel Sessions. Enjoy”

The 13 impossible crises that humanity now faces | George Monbiot – “From Trump to climate change, this multiheaded crisis presages collapse. And there’s no hope of exiting the ‘other side’ if political alternatives are shut down” Only read this if you are feeling strong.

Fake News Is Not the Only Problem – “Bias, propaganda, and deliberately misleading information are much more prevalent and do more damage.”

The Kids Are Alt-Right? The Hippie Energies Behind Brexit & Trump – “the terrifying rise of angry, right-wing ideology is fuelled by the very same desires to ‘stick it to the man’ that fired up the 60s counterculture.”

The surprising origins of ‘post-truth’ – and how it was spawned by the liberal left – ““Post-truth” is the latest step in a logic long established in the history of ideas, and previously expressed in the cultural turn led by middle-class professionals. Instead of blaming populism for enacting what we set in motion, it would be better to acknowledge our own shameful part in it.”

Reggie Watts Looks Like Jerry Seinfeld, According to Reggie Watts – “I get Antonio Banderas a lot,” Watts says when asked who he most resembles. “Also, Seinfeld, when I’m cleanly shoven [sic] and I’m on stage under the right lighting conditions.”

NY Lawmaker Names Bill To Ban Conversion Therapy After Mike Pence – “Erie County legislator Patrick Burke proposed the Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment bill, which would ban the practice of conversion therapy locally.”

We need to talk about Donald Trump’s plans for Muslims – “But until that day comes, every one of us needs to be popping off while we can, because if we don’t, there may come a time when popping off is not just useless but illegal. Pop everywhere you can, whenever you can. Pop all afternoon and evening. Pop all day and night. Pop with friends and strangers. Pop till you drop, because nothing right now is more important. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

Trump’s climate denial is just one of the forces that point towards war – “The failure to get to grips with our crises, by all mainstream political parties, is likely to lead to a war between the major powers in my lifetime”

The World as 100 People – “The World as 100 People. This idea has been around since 1990. This is my attempt at presenting the information.”

Why social media is terrible for multiethnic democracies – “Polarization is here to stay for many decades, and it’s probably going to get worse, and so the question is: How do we adapt our democracy for life under intense polarization?”

Experts Urge Hillary Clinton to Challenge Election Results – “Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump, New York has learned. The group [..] believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked.”

Beastie Boys ‘Licensed to Ill’ 30th Anniversary Minimix mixed by DJ Bobafatt by WhoSampled | Mixcloud – “This week marks the 30th Anniversary of Beastie Boys’ debut album ‘Licensed to Ill’. In celebration, London’s DJ BobaFatt has put together this great megamix of the classic Def Jam LP, a selection of the samples from which it was created and some of those who in turn sampled it.”

The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity – “Confusion over why autism is so prevalent among transgender people may be limiting their access to medical care.”

A Former Crass Member Looks Back on 50 Years of Counterculture – “Just in time for the twin apocalypses of a Trump presidency and a hard Brexit, artist and former Crass member Gee Vaucher has put together a retrospective show of her confrontational, politically charged artworks, spanning her entire 50-odd year career.”

White Nationalists Salute the President-Elect: “Hail Trump!” – “America was until this past generation a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity,” Spencer said. “It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.” Scared yet? Get organized, don’t normalize.

Programmers confess unethical, illegal tasks asked of them – “We are killing people,” Martin says. “We did not get into this business to kill people. And this is only getting worse.”

Yes, you should care about Donald Trump attacking “Hamilton” – “Perhaps there are more important stories about the new president-elect. But how will you hear them if we don’t defend the right to dissent?”

Trump Can’t Hear What the Cast of “Hamilton” Tried to Tell Him – “We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

We’re heading into dark times. This is how to be your own light in the Age of Trump – “My heart breaks for the United States of America. It breaks for those who think they are my enemies as much as it does for my friends. You still have your freedom, so use it. There are many groups organizing for both resistance and subsistence, but we are heading into dark times, and you need to be your own light. Do not accept brutality and cruelty as normal even if it is sanctioned. Protect the vulnerable and encourage the afraid. If you are brave, stand up for others. If you cannot be brave – and it is often hard to be brave – be kind.”


Psychologie: Woher der Hass kommt – “Viel wird darüber gesprochen, warum Herabblicken und Hass auf andere derzeit so populär sind. Es gibt dafür eine einfache psychologische Erklärung – und damit eine Handlungsanweisung für den Umgang mit all der Verachtung.”

US-Wahl-Analyse: Warum Trump, Professor Chomsky? – “Die wichtigste Nachricht dieser Woche ist nicht die Wahl in den USA. Sondern ein Bericht von der Klimakonferenz in Marokko, der zeigt, dass sich die globale Erwärmung beschleunigt und die Eisfläche in der Arktis um 30 Prozent verringert hat. Zur gleichen Zeit hat das mächtigste Land der Erde eine Partei gewählt, die sich die Zerstörung der Menschheit zum Ziel gesetzt hat. Aber alle Medien berichten nur über die oberflächlichen Folgen der Wahl. Ich finde das schockierend.”

Jan Böhmermann zu Angela Merkel – “Wenn pure Vernunft niemals siegen darf, wann kommen dann endlich die dringend gebrauchten, aber vor allem: vernünftigen Lügen? ”

Die Schwelle des Sagbaren hat sich verschoben – “Mich irritiert diese ungeheure Aufwertung von Gefühlen im gegenwärtigen politischen Diskurs. Dass nur irgendjemand schreien muss: Mir macht das Angst – und schon tun alle so, als sei die Angst begründet.”

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