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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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The alt-right is drunk on bad readings of Nietzsche. The Nazis were too. – “Nietzsche was a lot of things — iconoclast, recluse, misanthrope — but he wasn’t a racist or a fascist. He would have shunned the white identity politics of the Nazis and the alt-right.”


Tina Fey on Protesting After Charlottesville – “Tina Fey reacts to the events of Charlottesville and offers a plan for how to deal with future Alt-Right protests. Colin and Michael tackle super orgasms and two ninety-year-olds getting married.”

Charlottesville: Race and Terror – “correspondent Elle Reeve went behind the scenes with white nationalist leaders, including Christopher Cantwell, Robert Ray, David Duke, and Matthew Heimbach — as well as counter-protesters.”

Imagine Longer Book Teaser – “Set to the lyrics the iconic song Imagine, this book brings John Lennon’s enduring message of peace and tolerance to a new generation.”

Giorgio – “An homage to the great Giorgio Moroder.”

Hitler Gives Trump Boy Scout Speech To Impressionable Youth – “Adolf Hitler gives jamboree pep talk to impressionable youth. Trump is not a President. He is a shit stain on the sleeve and pant leg of society.”

listen and

I gotta have more cowbell!


‘The most dangerous US company you have never heard of”: Sinclair, a rightwing media giant – “Sinclair is the largest broadcast company in America. But its partisan politics – and connections to the White House – are raising concerns”

Tor “can’t build free and open source tools” and stop racists from using them – “We are everything they claim to despise,” but Tor won’t prevent vile usage of its tools.”

A Texas Assistant Principal Wrote an Alt-Right Children’s Book – “With law and order now restored, this land was great again,” the book explains as the two triumphant friends bask in the glow of their victory.”

Trump Tower, Manhattan – “You don’t deserve attention. You can stay a stranger.”

Barcelona Tourists Become Terrorism’s Latest Victims – “The Catalan government’s statement—carefully eschewing the easy route of stoking fear of Muslims—made efforts to be inclusive and encompassing of its polyglot population. It was the kind of statement previous American Presidents might have made, sensitive to their role as moral guides and protectors of all their citizens. It was the opposite of the statements made by the current one.”

Why We Fought in Charlottesville : A Letter from an Anti-Fascist on the Dangers Ahead – “We may not agree with each others tactics. We may have had different goals, but if you’re looking to praise people specifically for shutting down the “Unite the Right” rally, praise/thank the antifa. Not the clergy and not the police.””

This Group Has Successfully Converted White Supremacists Using Compassion. Trump Defunded It. – “Life After Hate is a Chicago-based nonprofit that does path-breaking work. Founded by former white supremacist leaders in 2011, it studies the forces that draw people to hate and helps those who are willing to disengage from radical extremist movements.”

fernando abellanas suspends secret studio beneath a busy overpass – “the micro-dwelling shuns notions of the idyllic country cabin surrounded by nature, and instead embraces its urban setting through a raw and industrial aesthetic. conceived as a ‘refuge in the city’, movable walls mean that the studio can be completely enclosed, creating an environment that the designer compares to hiding out of sight as a child.”

OkCupid bans white supremacist “for life,” asks daters to report others – “A white supremacist featured in a Charlottesville documentary can’t use OKC anymore.”

Doxing Is a Perilous Form of Justice—Even When It’s Outing Nazis – “This is the internet policing the internet, but also outside lives. It’s not as bad as mob rule, but it is a kind of surveillance state.”

Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life — And He Isn’t Going to Change After Charlottesville – “So can we stop pretending that Trump isn’t Trump? That the presidency has changed him, or will change him? It hasn’t and it won’t. There will be no reset; no reboot; no pivot. This president may now be going through the motions of (belatedly) denouncing racism, with his scripted statements and vacuous tweets.”

Feds demand 1.3 million IP addresses of those who visited Trump protest site – “DreamHost said the warrant is “a clear abuse of government authority.”

Trump Rhetoric Empowers Dangerous Fringe Violence – “it appeared the police were standing back and allowing these street battles to go on, which only meant the next rally people were going to be better prepared to commit more violence. And it conditioned these groups that have been hyper-violent in the past, these far right groups, to come expecting the police would let you commit acts of violence.”

A Letter to my Liberal Friends – “Good intentions do not matter. Actions do. Monsters are on the move, and we must not give them quarter any more. If you think I might be talking to you, I probably am.”

Democrats Ask FCC Why It’s Helping a Pro-Trump Media Company Consolidate Power – “Critics say Trump’s FCC is trying to help a pro-Trump media company grow larger.”


How to Fight the New Right Wing Terrorist Extreme Groups Plaguing Our Communities – “We need to understand their ideology, what they believe in and what fuels their actions. If we can understand how to deal with white nationalism at it’s core we can stop their movements from growing. We can stop their political movements from growing.”


Eskalation auf hoher See – “Mehrere private Seenotretter ziehen sich vorerst aus dem Mittelmeer zurück. Hinter der Kriminalisierung der NGOs steht ein Kurswechsel in der italienischen Flüchtlingspolitik.”

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