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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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Pogo’s Politics – “It’s hard to truly enjoy art made by someone you can’t respect.”

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Antifa Sisters – “Having Fun Keeping the Streets Clean of Fascism”

Goldie – Inner City Life (Burial Remix) – Record Store Day 2017 – “Fresh for Record Store Day we’re delighted to present Burial’s remix of Inner City Life alongside Goldie’s own 2017 rebuild.”

Goat Kid Pajama Party – Too aww

Earth and Fire: Anasazi Style Pottery – “Kelly went into the backcountry of Southern Utah with a knife and a buckskin for 10 days to try to learn about Anasazi pottery by doing it the way the Anasazi did it.”


DJ Shadow – Systematic Feat. Nas – “DJ Shadow and Nas unveil their first-ever collaboration with “Systematic”, which will also feature on the Season 4 premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley April 23.”


How Berkeley PD Helped Alt-Right Trolls with No Permit Stage Rally – “On Saturday, April 15th, the Berkeley police enforced a permit for a out of town group of racists while denying the ability of hundreds of local people to likewise assemble. People shouldn’t forget that. The old slogan still rings true: Cops and Klan, Hand in Hand!”

Trump’s Elements of Style – “Strunk Rule: Omit needless words
Trump Rule: No word is needless. They’re all great! Terrific! They’re fantastic words! I know about fantastic words!” Humorous play on the orange ones communication “skills”.

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future – Wait But Why – “But before I can bring you in the time machine to show you what I found, we need to get in our zoom machine—because as I learned the hard way, Elon’s wizard hat plans cannot be properly understood until your head’s in the right place.”

Extremists’ Meme Armies Are Turning Into Militias – “It transforms these actions into a media object, and cartoonifies it. The problem isn’t that these memes are out there, in other words—it’s that the internet is getting used to them.” Pretty tame analysis of the vigilante right wing groups emerging, the title is more precise than the rest of the article. But if wired picks this up, it does mean something.

Robots are racist and sexist. Just like the people who created them | Laurie Penny – “Machines learn their prejudices in language. It’s not their fault, but we still need to fix the problem”

Winter Is Coming: The Trump regime and the American press – “But this is a complex development that goes well beyond Donald Trump’s reckless attacks on the news media. It involves failures in journalism, and shifts in the underlying media system, as well as an organized movement, to discredit the mainstream press that predates Trump’s political career.”

Trump’s Indonesian Allies In Bed With ISIS-Backed Militia Seeking to Oust Elected President – “Associates of Donald Trump in Indonesia have joined army officers and a vigilante street movement linked to ISIS in a campaign that ultimately aims to oust the country’s president.”

Kathrine Switzer is running Boston again, on the same principles – “Kathrine Switzer’s then-boyfriend Tom Miller shoved Jock Semple when Semple tried to rip off Swizter’s bib number.”

Maurizio Cattelan Will Never Stop Trolling the Art World – “I imagine that is his take on it, because he knows what’s what. Once you get to a certain point, you have to accept the way things they are.”

From Andijon to Bowling Green – “Conway’s words, therefore, should not be dismissed merely as disprovable nonsense. They should be heeded as a warning and viewed as a contribution to a greater narrative, one that the government may insert into public life whenever it deems necessary, much as the government of Uzbekistan did in 2005.”

Why the Alt-Right Are So Weak : And Why They’re Becoming So Dangerous – “A large number of them were outright fascists who had converged from around the United States in hopes of creating an advertisement for right-wing violence. Finally, the Trump regime is getting the street cadre it needs to graduate to the next stage of fascism. ”

How Trump’s Inaction on Climate Change Could Lead to Impeachment – “climate change could be interpreted as a kind of genocide. Catastrophic climate change threatens our survival on this planet, or certainly our well-being, and is in a sense violence against all human beings. “If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will be catastrophic and irreversible consequences for humanity and our planet.” That quote is from a 2009 open letter to Obama from various business leaders, signed by among others, Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump. The irrefutable scientific evidence has not changed since then; it has, in fact, gotten stronger. The only thing that changed for Donald Trump was his political calculations.”

Woman Punched During Berkeley Protest Describes Melee – “They are trying to make me into this trophy – the victory of the alt right and neo-nazis,” she said. “It’s petty and pathetic… That they knocked over a 95-pound person… It (the harassment) has been non-stop”

Be your selves – “Social media have turned a species used to intimacy into performers.”

Move Fast and Break Things review – Google, Facebook and Amazon exposed – “The revenues of Google and Facebook are colossal, and yet they employ very few people in comparison to normal companies: tech firms represent 21% of the 500 largest American firms, but employ only 3% of the workforce.”

‘Terrorist’ baby faces US embassy interview after error on visa form – “On the part of the Esta form which reads “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?” Kenyon ticked yes instead of no.”

Geraldo Rivera Responds To Kendrick Lamar, Says Drake Is Better – “Fox News wanna use my name for percentage… Somebody tell Geraldo this nigga got ambition.”

Fox And Friends Soundtracked Footage Of The MOAB Dropping In Afghanistan With A Toby Keith War Anthem – ““One of my favorite things, in my 16 years I’ve been here at Fox News, is watching bombs drop on bad guys,” Geraldo Rivera”

Is Trump At Mar-a-Lago – “This makes 7 weekends out of 13 as President.”


The Temporary Autonomous Zone (1991) by Hakim Bey – “Let us admit that we have attended parties where for one brief night a republic of gratified desires was attained. Shall we not confess that the politics of that night have more reality and force for us than those of, say, the entire U.S. Government?” The Hakim Bey essay from 1991 still has the same relevance.


Die Illusion, sichtbar zu sein – “Im Gegensatz zu dem, was viele Intellektuelle und Journalisten glauben, bekämpft man Marine Le Pen nicht, indem man ein weiteres Mal aufzeigt, was ohnehin jeder weiĂź, d.h. wie rassistisch und gefährlich sie ist. Der Kampf gegen Marine Le Pen ist nicht ein Kampf gegen die extreme Rechte. Es ist der Kampf fĂĽr die Linke.”

Treue Gefolgschaft – so twittert die AfD – “Die AfD schafft sich auf Twitter eine eigene Ă–ffentlichkeit. Eine umfangreiche Datenanalyse von und Tagesspiegel ergibt: Die Partei spielt dabei nicht immer mit offenen Karten.”

Twitter-Datenanalyse bei der AfD: Die falsche Balleryna – “In einer aufwendigen Recherche und Datenanalyse haben wir die Follower und das Netzwerk des größten Twitter-Kanals aus dem AfD-Umfeld ausgewertet. Das Ergebnis: Balleryna operierte als Fake-Account und ist ein Scheinriese, der kaum deutsche Follower hat.”

ZĂĽrcher Moschee-Attentat – was wurde aus den Opfern? – “FĂĽr ein paar Stunden im Dezember scheint auch die Schweiz vom Terror erfasst. Die erste Aufregung legt sich – scheinbar.”

So tickte der ZĂĽrcher Moschee-Attentäter – “Satan, der Dritte Weltkrieg, GeheimbĂĽnde: Der ZĂĽrcher AmokschĂĽtze hatte sich in Verschwörungstheorien verloren.”

“Die groĂźe Regression”: Schuld ist der Neoliberalismus – “Kann, wer vom Neoliberalismus redet, von der Digitalisierung schweigen?” “Der Begriff der “Regression” macht sie nur wehrlos, im schlimmsten Fall dumm und zynisch.”

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