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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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Despair Fatigue | David Graeber – “How hopelessness grew boring”


The LGBTQAlphabet – “Six letters will never be enough. #PoweredByPride”

France Gall – Der Computer Nr. 3 – “France Gall beim Schlagerwettbewerb in Berlin, 1968.”

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June 11: The History of a Day of Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity : Including a Chronology of Events 2004-2017 – “For 13 years, anarchists and environmentalists have observed June 11 as a day of action to mobilize around our imprisoned comrades.”

Reporter Covering Inauguration Protests Now Faces 75 Years in Prison – “The day of the inauguration, a millionaire was arrested for assaulting a maid and got a $50 fine. A reporter covering protests, however, faces more than seven decades behind bars.”

Death of the British left? With Theresa May facing disaster, it suddenly doesn’t look that way – “Six weeks ago after this cynical and opportunistic election was called, I wrote a Salon article predicting a massive Tory power grab and the subsequent collapse of the Labour Party. Almost everyone predicted the same thing, including the prime minister herself — which is why she called the election in the first place, after promising the opposite for six months. She was wrong. I was wrong. I’ve rarely been so glad to be so mistaken.”

Shanzhai Archeology: defying our standardized technological imagination – “Over the past couple of years, Maria Roszkowska, Clément Renaud and Nicolas Maigret from DISNOVATION.ORG have been quietly smuggling odd-looking phones from China to Europe. They’ve got a phone that doubles up as a stun gun, one that’s shaped like a big strawberry, one you can use to light up your cigarette, one that will assist you in your religious rituals, etc.”

10 Students Denied Admission to Harvard After Sharing Offensives Memes – “Harvard College has rescinded the acceptance offers of at least 10 students who were set to be part of the Class of 2021 after they reportedly shared offensive and obscene memes in a private Facebook group chat.”

Capitalism Will Ruin Other Planets After It Ruins Earth – “The search for habitable planets is driven by capitalism’s failures”

Snowden: Prosecuting NSA Leaker Reality Winner Is a ‘Fundamental Threat to the Free Press’ – “To hold a citizen incommunicado and indefinitely while awaiting trial for the alleged crime of serving as a journalistic source should outrage us all.”

Kids Are Quoting Trump To Bully Their Classmates And Teachers Don’t Know What To Do About It – “Kids, like the president, tend to enjoy a good troll.”

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business – “In reviewing filings from the Eric Trump Foundation and other charities, it’s clear that the course wasn’t free–that the Trump Organization received payments for its use, part of more than $1.2 million that has no documented recipients past the Trump Organization. Golf charity experts say the listed expenses defy any reasonable cost justification for a one-day golf tournament.”

Take That, Adolf! How Comics Mocked the Nazis and Fueled Racism – “We spoke to author Mark Fertig about his new book, the American psyche, and Captain Swastika.”

Is there a neo-Nazi storm brewing in Trump country? – “Can national socialism, repackaged as ‘white identity’ politics, earn votes in rural counties that voted for Trump?”

The Two Faces of Fascism – “In creating a space for nationalists to promote violence and seizing weapons from those who need to be able to defend themselves from attacks like the one carried out by Jeremy Christian, Portland police are complicit in the rise of fascism.”

The Harvard Case Shows a Meme Is Never ‘Just’ a Meme – The takeaway here is to take ethics seriously, and in every interaction, regardless of medium, to be mindful of the very real people you’re talking to and talking about.”

The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news – “None of the deals identified so far are new, all began in the Obama administration.”

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election – “Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept.”


Economic pressure could jolt Trump into action on climate change – “We now know that none of it worked. It’s time to communicate with this President in the only language he appears to understand: money.”


“Es gibt keine Depressionen” – “die Unterscheidung in diese drei Gruppen [sei] hinreichend: internalisierende, externalisierende und psychotische Störungen; hinreichend für ein globales Bild darüber, was jemandes Anfälligkeiten sind.”

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