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Passionate, tender, heartbreaking … letters reveal Leonard Bernstein’s 10-year secret affair | Music | The Guardian
kyot... some 350 letters over 10ish years

"Yoshihara found that the Japanese man’s name appears only briefly in the most comprehensive Bernstein biography – as a business representative."
theguardian.com  2019  leonard_bernstein  composer  musician  relationship  love  japanese  secret  letter  kunihiro_hashimoto  mari_yoshihara  1980s  dalya_alberge 
8 weeks ago by cluebucket
We Are All Very Anxious | We are Plan C
"When misery stopped working as a control strategy, capitalism switched to boredom."
...
"There has been a partial recuperation of the struggle against boredom. Capitalism pursued the exodus into spaces beyond work, creating the social factory – a field in which the whole society is organised like a workplace. Precarity is used to force people back to work within an expanded field of labour now including the whole of the social factory."
...
"Today’s public secret is that everyone is anxious. Anxiety has spread from its previous localised locations (such as sexuality) to the whole of the social field. All forms of intensity, self-expression, emotional connection, immediacy, and enjoyment are now laced with anxiety. It has become the linchpin of subordination."
...
"Our success in this performance in turn affects everything from our ability to access human warmth to our ability to access means of subsistence, not just in the form of the wage but also in the form of credit. Outsides to the field of mediatised surveillance are increasingly closed off, as public space is bureaucratised and privatised, and a widening range of human activity is criminalised on the grounds of risk, security, nuisance, quality of life, or anti-social behaviour.

"In this increasingly securitised and visible field, we are commanded to communicate. The incommunicable is excluded."
...
"We’ve noticed a certain tendency for insurrectionists to refuse to take seriously the existence of psychological barriers to militant action. Their response tends to be, 'Just do it!' But anxiety is a real, material force – not simply a spook. To be sure, its sources are often rooted in spooks, but the question of overcoming the grip of a spook is rarely as simple as consciously rejecting it."
weareplanc.org  plan_c  capitalism  anxiety  system  control  misery  boredom  19th_century  20th_century  history  organization  strategy  secret  society  social_change  resist  1960s  protest  culture  work  employment  surveillance  consumerism  social_media  japan  u.k.  repression  regulation  war  parenting  poverty  theory  public  punishment  fear  compliance  situationist  action  activism  anger  power  revolution  tip  psychology  depression  apathy  BenCarson 
april 2017 by cluebucket
Latin America’s Schindler: a forgotten hero of the 20th century | Ewen MacAskill | World news | The Guardian
"'He would come to the hot and stuffy third floor to inspect the files. We were all sweating and he's in a jacket and tie, cold as a fish. He told us that the files must be carefully taken care of, that they were not files, they were human lives, worthy of respect.'"

"'While Roberto was having a party for the military officials in his house, there would be refugees and political prisoners hiding in the attic,' Infante recalled. 'He was always playing with fire.'"
roberto_kozak  ewen_macaskill  jonathan_franklin  chile  diplomacy  history  theguardian.com  south_america  terror  salvador_allende  augusto_pinochet  torture  escape  secret  1970s  1980s  1990s  coup  country  immigration  military  rights  2016  2015  2010s  patricio_bustos  argentina  junta  embassy  harald_edelstam  life  protest  work  party  santiago  dictator  double  prisoner  refugee  villa_grimaldi  desaparecidos  michelle_bachelet 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Foreign policy of the United States - Wikipedia
1949 Syrian coup d'état
1949–1953 Albania
1951–56 Tibet
1953 Iranian coup d'état
1954 Guatemalan coup d'état
1956–57 Syria crisis
1960 Congo coup d'état
1961 Cuba, Bay of Pigs Invasion
1961 Dominican Republic
1963 South Vietnamese coup
1964 Bolivian coup d'état
1964 Brazilian coup d'état
1966 Ghana coup d'état
1971 Bolivian coup d'état
1973 Chilean coup d'état
1980 Turkish coup d'état
1979–89 Afghanistan, Operation Cyclone
1981–87 Nicaragua, Contras
2001 Afghanistan
2011 Libyan civil war
2011–present Syria
america  wikipedia  wiki  policy  international  world  covert  action  war  secret  government  attack  list  regime  change  military  coup  syria  albania  tibet  iran  guatemala  congo  cuba  dominican_republic  vietnam  bolivia  brazil  ghana  chile  turkey  afghanistan  nicaragua  libya  operation  1940s  1950s  1960s  1970s  1980s  2000s  2010s  CIA 
december 2016 by cluebucket
ada dun goofed at tom moody
tom takes on... Ada the Algorithm: "The best business to be in right now is selling digital snake oil to doctors, lawyers, soldiers, and politicians."
tom_moody  tommoody.us  washingtonpost  ada  algorithm  campaign  hillary_clinton  google  eric_schmidt  technology  secret  2016  2010s 
december 2016 by cluebucket
That Putin's Government Spoke to the Trump Campaign Should Be Dominating the News Cycle
RT : "The still needs to deal with the story of Russian influence: via "

WaPo: "'We have just begun to consider ways of building dialogue with the future Donald Trump administration and channels we will be using for those purposes,' Ryabkov was quoted as saying."

Pierce: "Well, kids, the unthinkable already has happened. You might as well cover it as fully as possible."
esquire.com  russia  vladimir_putin  politics  dina_demetrius  charles_p_pierce  donald_trump  influence  secret  sergei_ryabkov  hope_hicks  government  collusion  washingtonpost  media  news  2016  2010s  power  from twitter
november 2016 by cluebucket
WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)
"In arguing that no public interest was served by exposing PRISM, what did the Post editors forget to mention? That the newspaper that (simultaneous with The Guardian) made the choice to expose the PRISM program by spreading its operational details and top-secret manual all over its front page is called … the Washington Post."
theintercept.com  washingtonpost  2016  2010s  pulitzer  prize  newspaper  op-ed  glenn_greenwald  edward_snowden  criminal  NSA  prism  screengrab  publishing  leak  journalism  hypocrisy  secret  government  transparency 
september 2016 by cluebucket
Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress | Rolling Stone
lots of typos in this but a good read, from 2005

"The House Rules Committee is perhaps the free world's outstanding bureaucratic abomination -- a tiny, airless closet deep in the labyrinth of the Capitol where some of the very meanest people on earth spend their days cleaning democracy like a fish."
rolling_stone  matt_taibbi  2005  2000s  congress  house_rep  america  politics  politician  bernie_sanders  legislation  republican  corruption  george_w_bush  cafta  patriot_act  waste  opposition  tour  summer  corporation  lockheed_martin  westinghouse  export-import_bank  dc  homeless  1990s  secret  david_dreier  tom_delay  shame  james_sensenbrenner_jr  democracy  thomas_bliley  threat  jim_kolbe  bullying  jeff_flake  china  lobbying  tom_coburn  senator  ibm  business  privacy  power  harry_reid  tom_daschle 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Is Japan Asia's Next Autocracy? - Bloomberg View
not only repealing Article 9... more insidious changes await?
"The government secrets law and other crackdowns on press freedom are a worrying sign -- Japan has already slipped from 10th in Reporters Without Borders’ global press freedom ranking in 2010 to 61st in 2015."
via Laurent
japan  bloombergview.com  2015  2010s  constitution  shinzo_abe  law  change  government  morality  autocracy  democracy  protest  oppression  asia  rights  military  noah_smith  journalism  freedom  warning  crackdown  secret  news 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department
fuuuuuuuuuck this and fuck "no comment"

coming out of the "favor bank": hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of weapons, fighter jets, biochemical agents

"Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions -- a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers."

dunno if I really want to create a pinboard tag for "american_defense_contractors" ... but maybe I should ... hummm
hillary_clinton  state_department  clinton_foundation  ibtimes.com  politics  secret  donation  weapon  government  2015  2010s  david_sirota  andrew_perez  boeing  jet  saudi_arabia  israel  2011  investigation  military  money  business  algeria  kuwait  united_arab_emirates  oman  qatar  exchange  law  thailand  norway  australia  rights  honeywell  hawker_beechcraft  goldman_sachs  corporation  trade  lockheed_martin  politician  shady 
february 2016 by cluebucket
THE PRO-CHOICE ACTION NETWORK: "THE ONLY MORAL ABORTION IS MY ABORTION"
"So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion."
joyce_arthur  2000  2000s  canada  pro-choice  abortion  prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org  anecdote  protest  hypocrisy  choice  secret  america  australia  europe  1990s  health  women  logic  fallacy  pregnancy 
february 2016 by cluebucket
How to Fix Everything | Motherboard
"The Electronics Reuse Conference was full of people who reject the idea that manufacturers should have control over consumer devices. ... 'We're competing with the garbage dump.'"
apple  samsung  sony  america  computer  technology  secret  ifixit  motherboard  vice  electronic  pentalobe  tool  rights  dmca  2010  2011  2010s  2015  kyle_wiens  manufacturing  repair  reuse  conference  environment  fix  legal  problem  kenya  egypt  india  ghana  waste  control  government  cbp  copyright  john_deere  tip  guide  manual  consumerism  diy  jason_koebler  company  hacking  transparency 
november 2015 by cluebucket
Red, White, Blue & Orange by Benjamen Walker | Free Listening on SoundCloud
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happened to listen to this today, when the last British detainee (never charged) was released...
... after 14 years!
... and still 100+ detained!
benjamen_walker  theory_of_everything  podcast  soundcloud  radio  audio  guantánamo  torture  zero_dark_thirty  film  controversy  war  prison  prisoner  interview  2000s  2006  2013  2010s  tajikistan  umarov_muhibullah  cia  military  crime  criminal  2004  mckenzie_funk  joshua_phillips  secret  detainee  terror 
october 2015 by cluebucket
Address Confidentiality Programs
always happy to know when there are helpful things like this... albeit in <35 states ;-(
victimsofcrime.org  address  victim  stalking  resource  help  state  mail  privacy  secret  change  home  house  protection  identity  crime 
january 2015 by cluebucket
What Would Orwell Make of Obama's Drone Policy? - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
Orwell: "Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."

Adam Serwer: "The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission."

TNC: Consider the notion of "imminence." Last year Eric Holder claimed that a lethal strike against an American citizen can only be made if to protect against "an imminent threat of violent attack." But the white paper states that imminence "does not require that the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons or interests will take place in the significant future." Effectively, the word "imminence" has no meaning beyond "we think you're a bad guy."
theatlantic  george_orwell  ta-nehisi_coates  adam_serwer  nbc  news  2010s  drone  policy  politics  terror  murder  al-qaeda  secret  warning  language  threat  attack  imminence  power  war  crime  2013  motherjones  america  obfuscation  vagueness  DoJ  justice  government  barack_obama 
february 2013 by cluebucket
Street of the Iron Po(e)t, Part III: Henri Cole's Paris Diary : The New Yorker
"In French, one can say Je suis seul (I am alone) or Je me sens seul (I feel alone), but nothing as baldly distressing as “I am lonely” or “I am lonesome.” Or, even worse, “I am a loner.” ... I hate having to apologize for, or defend, inwardness. It was the American poet Marianne Moore who said that solitude was the cure for loneliness, but if I spend too much time alone, I am called égoïste, or selfish. Surely, it is impossible to be a writer without being égoïste."

"In another minimalist work—“Untitled” (Perfect Lovers)—identical clocks are displayed barely touching one another on a light-blue wall. A letter that Gonzalez-Torres wrote to his partner, who died before him, explains one potential meaning of the work: “Don’t be afraid of the clocks, they are our time, time has been so generous to us. We imprinted time with the sweet taste of victory… We are a product of the time, therefore we give back credit where it is due: time. We are synchronized, now and forever. I love you.”"
newyorker  henri_cole  poetry  writing  paris  france  french  2012  2010s  bee  panther  hydrangea  rainer_maria_rilke  death  bird  taxidermy  finch  brokeback_mountain  love  loss  secret  james_lord  art  minimalism  felix_gonzalez-torres  marianne_moore  annie_proulx  diary  1990s 
november 2012 by cluebucket
U.S. Accused of Using Drones to Target Rescue Workers and Funerals in Pakistan
CHRIS WOODS: Even CIA agrees that it’s killed at least 50, and perhaps as high as 60, civilians. Their figures and ours are very different, and I think that’s based on how they interpreted "civilian." But nevertheless, CIA agrees that they’ve killed 50 to 60 civilians. There’s not been an investigation into a single one of those civilian deaths, and there’s not been a cent of compensation ever paid to anyone who’s been killed accidentally in Pakistan. And that’s a problem. When you have a covert intelligence agency running a military campaign, your accountability effectively collapses. And I think it’s worrying.
2012  2010s  war  democracynow  amy_goodman  interview  chris_woods  CIA  drone  pakistan  civilian  death  killing  secret  military  operation  funeral  transcript  barack_obama  investigation  21st_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket

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