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Neera and Me: Two Theses about the American Ruling Class and One About Neera Tanden
. on his tweetwar w Neera Tanden, HRC's potential chief of staff. Grave affairs of state discussed.
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june 2016
“Sur les Toits”: A Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France | AntipodeFoundation.org
RT : New set of essays: “‘Sur les Toits’: A Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France” at
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june 2016
Twitter
RT : On the Oakland police rape / corruption / possible murder scandal, by
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june 2016
A rare, risky mission is underway to rescue sick scientists from the South Pole - The Washington Post
A rare, risky mission is underway to rescue sick scientists from the South Pole, in Antarctic midwinter:
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june 2016
Media | GEEK HERESY
"Technology never made up for a lack of good teachers or good principals" cc
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june 2016
Pew State of the Media: Does Facebook Really Need Journalism? (Nope) - The Atlantic
"5 tech companies—Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft & Yahoo—took in 65 percent of online advertising last year."
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june 2016
Could eNationalism Be a Thing? — In a State of Migration — Medium
others seeing the rise of cyberfascism: "danger of the Internet... is that it creates community"
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june 2016
Endless war, endless greed: The Pentagon is lining its pockets with taxpayer dollars - Salon.com
Weapon tech initially "modest in cost, invariably locks in commitments to massive spending down the road”
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june 2016
Audit: Treasury should reform blight program
JFC: "the program was being 'abused' to demolish lived-in homes, rather than abandoned."
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june 2016
How G4S tolerated the homophobic hatred of Orlando’s IS terrorist | Middle East Eye
Global security contractors G4S: an incubator of homophobia, mysogyny, and extreme violence:
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june 2016
Cities of the Future - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics
Awesome and timely look at the future of cities from multiple perspectives in this issue of
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june 2016
A wonderful analogy by @Elinor_Carmi – Mark Carrigan
Embodied cookies: "dozens of people starting to follow me, taking pictures...documenting my every move” webarazzi
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june 2016
The dirt of ages | RIBAJ
'What does a thousand years of dust and pollution do to the inside of a building?' (cc )
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june 2016
How US Counterterrorism Funds Ended Up in the Orlando Terrorist's Pocket - Defense One
How some of the $1 trillion we've spent on "counterterror" since 9/11 ended up in Orlando killer Mateen's pocket.
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june 2016
Cedric Robinson 1940 – 2016 | Institute of Race Relations
Cedric J. Robinson & the Black radical tradition: free articles + obit
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june 2016
First Scandal of the Trudeau Government | CANADALAND
—this suggests Liberals had more to do with deal than what is (still) being reported.
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june 2016
Twitter
Fascinating piece by Graham Burnett in re: Nat'l Ice Core Lab + strata of frozen prehistoric life
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june 2016
Internet Archive: Proposed Changes To DMCA Would Make Us “Censor The Web” – Consumerist
Copyright law could be problematic for the Internet Archive, and it doesn't like proposed changes.
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june 2016
Image(circum)volution: On the Installation Schnittstelle (Interface) • Senses of Cinema
Harun Farocki Image(circum)volution: On the Installation Schnittstelle (Interface) Christa Blümlinger
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june 2016
Bad Housekeeping – The New Inquiry
My essay on why we can't have a nice [feminist] Internet of Things is live
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june 2016
Untitled (http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-marks-the-very-middle-of-town-more-or-less-7971599.php)
About half way through the article and the dry humor sends you up to check the byline and yes! Steve Rubenstein!
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june 2016
Brock Turner Judge Has Controversial History -- The Cut
The Judge in the Brock Turner Case Was Involved in Another Controversial Sexual-Assault Case via
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june 2016
Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillanc
RT : The spent a month trying to derail this story and I spent sleepless nights working on
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june 2016
Current Affairs | Culture & Politics
Dear & ,

This is what a book review should look like:

Please hire at once!
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june 2016
Naomi Klein · Let Them Drown · LRB 2 June 2016
If farming was another world for Said, those who devoted their lives to matters like air and water pollution appear to have inhabited another planet. Speaking to his colleague Rob Nixon, he once described environmentalism as ‘the indulgence of spoiled tree-huggers who lack a proper cause’. But the environmental challenges of the Middle East are impossible to ignore for anyone immersed, as Said was, in its geopolitics. This is a region intensely vulnerable to heat and water stress, to sea-level rise and to desertification. A recent paper in Nature Climate Change predicts that, unless we radically lower emissions and lower them fast, large parts of the Middle East will likely ‘experience temperature levels that are intolerable to humans’ by the end of this century. And that’s about as blunt as climate scientists get. Yet environmental issues in the region still tend to be treated as afterthoughts, or luxury causes. The reason is not ignorance, or indifference. It’s just bandwidth. Climate change is a grave threat but the most frightening impacts are in the medium term. And in the short term, there are always far more pressing threats to contend with: military occupation, air assault, systemic discrimination, embargo. Nothing can compete with that – nor should it attempt to try.
naomi  klein  history  said  orientalism  mideast  politics  nature  climate  geopolitcs  geography  environment  water 
june 2016
America’s atomic vets: ‘We were used as guinea pigs – every one of us’ | Reveal
"What seems like a story long tucked away in history books remains a very real struggle for those veterans still alive, the radiation cleanup crews who followed and their families – many of them sick and lacking not just the federal compensation, but also the recognition they believe they deserve."
atomic  era  veterans  warfare  war.  memory  illness  health  nuclear  research  testing  military  pacific 
may 2016
The End of Black Harlem - The New York Times
“You see, I told you they didn’t plant those trees for us.”
gentrification  harlem  history  race  class  warfare  space  geography  economy  landscape 
may 2016
T.J. Clark · Picasso and the Fall of Europe · LRB 2 June 2016
"‘Two world wars in one generation, separated by an uninterrupted chain of local wars and revolutions’: perhaps it goes without saying that for Arendt’s generation the revolution that summed up the previous horror – staging, as it had seemed to, the essential combat between fascism and communism with special concentrated violence, and drawing into it left and right partisans from across the world – was the Civil War in Spain. It was, for them, the epic event of the mid-20th century. Picasso’s Guernica had given it appropriate, unforgettable form."
picasso  art  history  historians  arendt  totalitarianism  fascism  europe  human  rights 
may 2016
Creative Destruction in San Francisco's Mission District -- New York Magazine
"One night, Mark Zuckerberg knocks on your door. He introduces himself but doesn’t ask your name. Instead, he asks if you own this house. Yes, you say. Terrific, he says. I’d like to pay you $10 million for it. You inhale sharply."
alarcón  the  mission  san  francisco  space  place  gentrification  rents  housing  rights  zuckerberg  nimby  property  class  warfare  poverty  artists  art  Arts  bay  area 
may 2016
What A Queer Urban Future Looks Like: Beirut
"We should interrogate our desire to speak of queer futures, or of queer cities, and our inclination to anchor that queerness in a recognizable sexual practice. "Who is the body or masses of bodies that makes a city queer, that uses the city in queer ways? Who is the subject of a queer future? What subjects does a queer future, or the conceptualization and fantasy of such a future, require to not have a future?"
queer  beirut  nightlife  space  place  rights  urbanism  sexuality 
may 2016
“NO CONDOM, NO PUSSY”: Housework is Real Work. Sex Work is Real Work. Under Capitalism All Work is Shit. By Bahar Mustafa
"Women’s struggles are worker’s struggles. As early as 1800s, women and girls have been central to agitating for class emancipation and have been on the frontlines of strikes and walkouts in a rich history of women’s militancy in work-based struggles. "
work  labor  class  struggle  sex  gender  rights  activism  radicalism  history  geography 
may 2016
The Broad: Class Hatred, Concentrated – ediciones chafa
"The Broad’s initial aspect is unprepossessing, however: its exterior is a drab box with two of the bottom corners shaved off. On one side of the façade there is an “oculus” that stares unblinkingly at the Colburn School (a well-regarded music academy) across the street, as well as at the Colburn’s next-door neighbor, MOCA’s Grand Avenue flagship. On the opposite corner is Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, the completion of which in 2003 was widely taken as a sign of Downtown’s revitalization. (Eli Broad had a hand in that, too.) If one were to draw lines between The Broad and these other monuments, the resulting triangle would, very roughly, point in the direction of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel about half a mile away, where Fredric Jameson once discerned the hallmarks of postmodern space. New, pricy condos have been sprouting up nearby, some of them connected to the more desirable parts of Downtown by walkways that are literally raised above the plebeian street."
architecture  class  warfare  poverty  gentrification  development  design  criticism  critical  LosAngeles  art  museum  Broad  power  landscape 
may 2016
One Hundred Years After the Occupation | NACLA
"May 15, 2016 marked the 100-year anniversary of the first U.S. military occupation of the Dominican Republic. Unlike other violent historical events in global history—from the European colonization of the Americas to the Holocaust to the Vietnam War—the United States’ occupation of the Dominican Republic remains hidden from public memory and relegated to the footnotes of American history, even as Dominicans become one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States."
occupation  military  power  colonialism  empire  DR  Caribbean  geography  haiti  sugar  monroe  doctrine  intervention  Capitalism 
may 2016
Welcome to Disturbia - Curbed
Welcome to Disturbia: Why postwar writers thought the suburbs would make us all crazy. (By me.)
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may 2016
Untitled (https://www.propublica.org/article/two-decades-later-democrats-say-giuliani-was-wrong-about-rent-limits)
Yes Rudy Giuliani started rampant gentrification, yes he gutted housing laws and yes he was a disgrace as a mayor
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may 2016
The Wall | Special Coverages | +972 Magazine
"It might be the biggest, most expensive and most influential construction project in Israel’s history. To mark the 10th anniversary of its inception, Haggai Matar writes an award-winning series of features about the separation wall: its history; arguments in favor and against its construction; its effects on the Palestinian population, the environment and the peace process;"
israel  palestine  walls  architecture  violence  form  space  Infrastructure  military  geography 
may 2016
It's time to acknowledge the genocide of California's Indians - LA Times
"It is not an exaggeration to say that California legislators also established a state-sponsored killing machine."
memory  space  california  geography  genocide  native  indigenous  killing  vigilante  militia 
may 2016
Toward an Anthropology of Landmines: Rogue Infrastructure and Military Waste in the Korean DMZ — Cultural Anthropology
"Now, instead of being no-go zones or abject wastelands, minefields had transformed into tantalizing spaces of human crossing, predicated on an understanding of mines as actants whose agency could be anticipated and even overcome. This bit of local knowledge altered the landscape and opened up alternative ways of seeing and understanding movement and mobility in the border regions of South Korea. Through my travels in the DMZ borderlands and conversations with residents of CheongJeon-ri, I began to understand landmines, in their persistent, if hidden, existence, as infrastructural, albeit emitting a different kind of ambient noise or background hum than that of conventional infrastructures."
landmines  geography  walking  space  place  anthropology  explosives  landscape  weapons  dmz  korea 
may 2016
On Speculative Design | Benjamin H. Bratton «DIS Magazine
New essay: “On Speculative Design” as part of The Time Complex: Postcontemporary,
speculative  design  politics  stack  bratton  space  geopolitics  from twitter_favs
may 2016
Unearthing the Secrets of New York’s Mass Graves - The New York Times
"Over a million people are buried in the city’s potter’s field on Hart Island. A New York Times investigation uncovers some of their stories and the failings of the system that put them there."
longreads  newyork  history  urbanism  death  memory  memorials  eschatology  burials  graves  landscape  bodies  geography  urban  funereal  prison  labor 
may 2016
City Talks: Ananya Roy on Urbanism, Poverty, and the Whiteness of Theory
"In this second installment of City Talks, Hiba Bou Akar and Hun Kim discuss with Ananya Roy her trajectory of scholarship on urban informality, gendered poverty, social movements, and postcolonial urban theory. The interview traces how this body of scholarship has informed Roy’s approach to rethinking what she calls the “whiteness of theory,” or the Euro-American modes of thought that have come to dominate urban studies. "
movements  poverty  society  social  capitalism  space  geography  urbanism  feminism  whiteness  methods  praxis  pedagogy  theory 
may 2016
Architecture’s Franciscan turn: ‘forms of life’ and pre-critical theory | The Spatial Register
"Aureli’s Franciscanism, however, constitutes an effectively pre-critical turn in its insistence on fundamental essence and normative identity. No less so than the now near-hegemonic and post-critical architectural discourse of emergence, self-organisation and complexity, it identifies life and architecture with form, and the redemption of their essence in restoring the absolute consonance of the one with the other. What Aureli sets out to oppose is only inverted. "
architecture  urbanism  Neoliberalism  form  space  materialism  austerity  aesthetics  critical  theory  asceticism  life 
may 2016
The Dissonance of Things #6: Logistics – Violence, Empire and Resistance | The Disorder Of Things
" I’m joined by our very own Laleh Khalili of the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the wonderful Deborah Cowen of the University of Toronto. Together, we take a look at the increasing ubiquity and prominence of logistics as a mode for organizing social and spatial life. We discuss how this seemingly banal concern with the movement of goods is actually foundational to contemporary global capitalism and imperialism, reshaping patterns of inequality, undermining labor power, and transforming strategies of governance. We also ask: what might a counter-logistical project look like? What role does logistics play in anti-colonial and anti-capitalist struggles across the globe?"
audio  podcast  logistics  power  space  geography  capitalism  imperialism  shipping  circulation  labor  Inequality  governmentality  governance 
may 2016
Foucault: Critical Theory of the Police in a Neoliberal Age | Andrew Johnson - Academia.edu
Abstract: In Discipline and Punish the police is a state institution isomorphic with the prison. In his Collège de France lectures, Foucault unearths a ‘secret history of the police’ where greater attention is paid to public health, social welfare and regulating the marketplace than investigating and arresting criminals. This broad overview of Foucault’s writings on the police exhibits a‘splintering-effect’ in his modalities of power. To resolve this apparent contradiction, a nominalist reading that conflates Foucault’s divergent paradigms of  power results in a more multifaceted history and a ubiquitous mode of power with diverse and precise techniques. There are strengths and weaknesses in Foucault’s theory when applied to modern neoliberal police. Foucault should not be employed for one-dimensional criticisms of modern police or as an analytical cure-all.
biopower  discipline  Foucault  governmentality  neoliberalism  police 
may 2016
http://remezcla.com/culture/arlene-gottfried-nuyorican-photos-70s-80s/
These Photos Capture the Richness of Loisaida's Nuyorican Life in the 70s and 80s | Culture | Remezcla
photography  loisaida  newyork  PuertoRico  boricuas  history  urban  geography  from twitter_favs
may 2016
Untitled (http://blacknetart.com/coco.html)
2001 interview of Keith Obadike by Coco Fusco, about the time he tried to sell his blackness on eBay. via
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may 2016
Se vende la casa de Eladio Dieste donde vivió con su familia
Se vende la casa de Eladio Dieste donde vivió con su familia - Vía -
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may 2016
Brazilian Is Not a Race
a PDF of wendy trevino's genius work, Brazilian Is Not a Race, is available now from
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may 2016
UCLA Faculty Association: Mistakes were made
RT : "This is Berkeley’s third year of deficit spending, a problem blamed in part on its construction debt."
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may 2016
Paris Review - Art of Fiction No. 228, Elena Ferrante
Amazing interview with Elena Ferrante. Fab that for her, writing an entertaining story is as important as style:
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may 2016
Digitizing Books, Obscuring Women’s Work: Google Books, Librarians, and Ideologies of Access - Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology
New and v good in Ada "Digitizing Books, Obscuring Women’s Work: Google Books, Librarians, and Ideologies of Access"
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may 2016
White Woman Sues Getty Foundation Over Multicultural Internship Program
White Woman Sues Getty Foundation Over Multicultural Internship Program
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may 2016
‘Punched in the Gut’: Uncovering the Horrors of Boarding Schools - ICTMN.com
“She was answering my question about why she had never told anyone about the abuse she suffered at Indian boarding school,” recalls Denise Lajimodiere, professor of Education at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
boardingschools  geography  violence  space  colonialism  Culture  destruction  Capitalism  genocide  native  indigenous 
may 2016
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