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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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Angela Nagle: What the Alt-right is really all about – “Their key concern is race, as they embrace slippery use of irony and sense of hip elitism ” This is from last week, but very clear.

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NoWEF 2017 – Mobitrap von SockederBoss – “#NoWEF17 – UNITE GLOBAL STRUGGLES – Make resistance great again ! – Demo Sa 14.1.17 / 14:00 Bern Käfigturm”


BULLSHIT! – “Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times Best Seller “On Bullshit”. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant than ever before.”

Small revving single-cylinder engine from paper – “The model is completely made of paper, it is reduced(and slightly modified) copy of this model:… LxWxH: 18 x 13 x 22 mm Shaft diameter: 0.5 mm”


Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s frustration as FBI sat on Donald Trump Russia file for months – “Steele was so concerned by revelations he worked without payment after Trump’s election victory in November”

Calling Bullshit – “The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. So-called higher education often rewards bullshit over analytic thought. Startup culture has elevated bullshit to high art.”

Supermarket chain will sell ‘burgers’ and ‘meatballs’ made from mealworms – “Starting May 2017, Coop, one of Switzerland’s largest wholesale retailers, will start selling “burgers” and “meatballs” — both primarily made from mealworm larvae — at select grocery locations.”

Pissing on the Ritz – “If Trump poses a security risk he cannot take office”

Does it fart? There’s now a database—and a hashtag—for that – “From snakes and bats, to millipedes, you can let your curiosity rip.”

Man Convicted of Rape After Removing Condom During Sex Without Consent – “In a landmark decision, a Swiss court has convicted a man who took off his condom without his partner’s permission. Legal experts weigh in.”

Extremely ‘Childish’ Donald Trump posters – Great Posters by Billy Childish. Problem is, who in their right mind wants this cunt on their walls?

Twitter Deletes Donald Trump’s Twitter Account: “We Will Not Tolerate Racism & Hate” – Here. Have some Fake News, Mr. President Elect.

Solecast 32 w/ Stephen Polk on Anarchy, Permaculture and Struggles For The City – Interview with “Naropa Professor, Stephen Polk. Stephen is a long time Denver organizer who has done a lot of work in Denver surrounding housing justice and ecology. Stephen just launched a new website examining these ideas called”

Rex Tillerson Dances Around Climate Change Questions During Senate Hearing – “During his confirmation hearing today before the Senate Foreign Relations committee, he acknowledged the existence and threat of climate change to some degree, unlike president-elect Donald Trump, but remained hesitant and elusive on the role that fossil fuels play in the process, and on how active a role the United States should take on combating it globally with the Paris Agreement.”

Your Browser’s Autofill Data Can Be Phished, Here’s How to Stay Safe – “The autofill systems in browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera, as well as plugins like LastPass, can be easily tricked into giving away your information on web pages. Here’s how you can keep your personal information secure.”

How Trump Could Change America’s Vaccine Policies – “President-elect Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a notorious anti-vaxxer, on Tuesday. Kennedy said Trump asked him to “chair a commission on vaccine safety,” which Kennedy accepted, a move that was nearly unanimously decried by the public health community.”

Innovate Against Hate – “The Anti-Defamation League and The Natan Fund are pleased to announce Innovate Against Hate, an innovation prize intended to catalyze the creation of grassroots approaches to counter the rise of hate online, to deter abuse, and to protect users from cyber harassment.”

RIP 2016 part 1 by pbwolf – 3 mixes by peanutbutter wolf remembering all the musicians that died 2016.

We Talked to a Professional Cuck About the ‘Alt-Right’ | Motherboard – “This led to the rise of neologisms like ‘cuckservative’ to describe members of the GOP whose views fell short of the alt-right’s positions, a barrage of articles explaining just what it means to be a cuck, and even a counter-movement by cuckolds who wanted to reclaim the term.”

Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama | Cornel West – “The age of Barack Obama may have been our last chance to break from our neoliberal soulcraft. We are rooted in market-driven brands that shun integrity and profit-driven policies that trump public goods. Our “post-integrity” and “post-truth” world is suffocated by entertaining brands and money-making activities that have little or nothing to do with truth, integrity or the long-term survival of the planet. We are witnessing the postmodern version of the full-scale gangsterization of the world.”

Future rice yield losses due to climate change could be extreme – “Climate warming poses a major threat to rice’s role in our global food security.”

Russia Has Deployed the First State-Sponsored Pepe – “The Russian Embassy to the UK tweeted what would normally be a mundane message, if not for the addition of one controversial cartoon frog.”

Hacking Despair: The Politics of Marginalizing Distress – “And the sizable chunk of the U.S. population that currently drags their sorry asses to dead-end schools that don’t get them jobs, and dead-end jobs that don’t make ends meet, with the aid of drugs that keep them compliant without making them happy—what if they just stopped tomorrow? Stopped taking mind-altering meds that don’t radically shift perspectives, and don’t cure what ails them? Stopped going to work? Stopped paying into a system that preys on the weak for the benefit of the strong? What if a bunch of weird, honest, and deeply unsettled people dropped out of the rat race to hang out with like-minded people and shake shit up? That would look like some radical anti-depression.”

Donald Trump’s glorious victory for anti-intellectualism: “Drain the swamp” just meant the eggheads – “Trump’s populism has always been more anti-intellectual than anti-elitist.”

Why in the post-truth age, the bullshitters are winning – “The liar wishes to conceal the truth. The bullshit artist, by contrast, wants to destroy the entire concept of truth, not to deceive but to confuse, confound and control.”

German police quash Breitbart story of mob setting fire to Dortmund church – “Country’s politicians warn against fake news after Breitbart website said group chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ vandalised church on New Year’s Eve”


Libertarian Municipalism: An Overview – “Perhaps the greatest single failing of movements for social reconstruction — I refer particularly to the Left, to radical ecology groups, and to organizations that profess to speak for the oppressed — is their lack of a politics that will carry people beyond the limits established by the status quo.”


Das braune Netzwerk – “Immer entfesselter werden die Rufe auf den Straßen. Hassgesteuert gegen Merkel, Flüchtlinge, Demokratie und Rechtsstaat. Was mit Pegida begann, ist mit dem gigantischen Wahlerfolg der AfD zu einer neuen, wütenden Bewegung geworden.”

In den Niederungen der Desinformation. Ein Selbstversuch mit RT – “Dass rechtspopulistische Parteien in Europa ihre rhetorischen Strategien beim russischen Propagandasender RT abkupfern, ist nichts Neues. Was sie damit bezwecken, aber schon.”

Sterben lassen an Europas Küsten – “An Europas Grenzen und Küsten sterben Tausende Flüchtlinge. Wie ist es zu verstehen, dass Viele in Europa das mehr oder weniger gelassen hinnehmen? 1976 entwickelte der Philosoph Michel Foucault ein Konzept, das eine mögliche Antwort auf diese heutige Frage bereithält.”

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