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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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Reactions to Manchester Bombing Show How Anti-Muslim Bigots Are “Useful Idiots” for ISIS – “Islamophobia plays right into the hands of ISIS. Wittingly or unwittingly, anti-Muslim bigots have become recruiting sergeants for a group they profess to hate and claim to want to destroy. The Islamophobes, to borrow a line from Lenin, are ISIS’s useful idiots.”


This is what democracy looks like | Anthony D. Romero – “In a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprising place — a 14th-century fresco by Italian Renaissance master Ambrogio Lorenzetti. What could a 700-year-old painting possibly teach us about life today? Turns out, a lot.”

Choir! Pays Tribute to Chris Cornell with Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun” – “RIP Chris Cornell. No one sang like you, or ever will.”

Bannon’s War – “The inside story of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon’s war — with radical Islam, Washington and White House rivals.”

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Cop on Comrades – “We all have to examine ourselves as oppressor as well as oppressed – because we are all both.”

Of course we could do more to stop terrorism – if we’re willing to live in a police state – “It takes enormous strength of character, at a time like this, not to give in to fear and rage and the rationale of revenge.”

We Like To Dig The Roots: Coldcut’s Favourite Albums – “Coldcut men Matt Black and Jonathan More talk us through the records that sparked their lifetime of eclectic music-making”

Hiding in plain sight: how the ‘alt-right’ is weaponizing irony to spread fascism – “Experts say the ‘alt-right’ have stormed mainstream consciousness by using ‘humor’ and ambiguity as tactics to wrong-foot their opponents”

Read the Full Transcript of Trump’s Call With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte – “It was enormously controversial that President Trump placed a friendly call to Philippine strongman Duterte on April 29. Now, we can read what they said.”

The World Is Too Complicated for Donald Trump to Be President, Theoretical Physics Suggests – “An emerging branch of complex systems mathematics suggests in cold, analytical terms that Donald Trump is not smart enough to be president.”

ALTwitter – Twitter metadata
“”ALTwitter” – as in the alternate Twitter is the profiles of the Members of European Parliaments built on their Twitter metadata. In spite of the risks and challenges associated with the privacy of ineffectively regulated metadata, the beauty of the metadata which everyone should appreciate lies in its brevity and flexibility. ”

Soulwax – Essential Mix 2017-05-20 – “Soulwax are on the Essential Mix decks…”


Tous les indicateurs du réchauffement climatique sont au rouge – “L’espoir de maintenir la hausse de la température moyenne sous la barre fatidique des 2 °C s’éloigne de plus en plus.”


Debatten Über fixe Rollen im öffentlichen Für und Wider. Muss das so sein?: Wie aus einem Drehbuch – “Über fixe Rollen im öffentlichen Für und Wider. Muss das so sein?”

Welcher Islam? Zum Islam in Feuilleton und Forschung – “Populistische Bewegungen reden viel vom Abendland, das vom Islam bedroht werde. Aber auch im Feuilleton und in der Forschung werden Islam und Europa als zwei getrennte Kulturen einander gegenübergestellt. Das verstellt sowohl den Blick auf heutige Problemlösungen wie auf historische Verflechtungen.”

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