‘People shunned me like hot lava’: the runner who raised his fist and risked his life - At the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith, winner of the men’s 200 metres, stood on the podium and lifted his hand to protest racism. That moment would end his running career – and shake the world.
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace (John Perry Barlow) from duke.edu website.
Offshore landownership frustrates police investigation from Andy Wightman Blog (19-Nov-2015).
"Basis for a Carbon Budget?" by David Wasdell: A Critical Evaluation of the "Summary for Policymakers" on apollo-gaia.org website.
The Koch Brothers’ New Brand article in The New Yorker (10-Mar-2016) by Bill McKibbon.
The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism article by Chris Hedges in TruthDig (9-Aug-2016)
The Militarized Budget 2020 on National Priorities Project, for US Discretionary Spending Budget 2020.
Federal Reserve and other central banks announce further measures to address elevated pressures in funding markets @ LINK on the Federal Reserve website.
Blue checkmarks are mourning bad careers in a broken industry @ Substack Article.
Changing Sources of Power - 1971 manifesto by lobbyist and Democratic strategist Frederick Dutton, one of the guiding forces on the McGovern Commission. The "balance of political power, from the economic to the psychological to a certain extent—from the stomach and pocketbook to the psyche, and perhaps sooner or later even to the soul."
The Problem of Artificial Suffering (24-Sept-2021) on greaterwrong.com website.
Afghanistan and the Defeat of the US Military article on the Green Left org website (18-Aug-2021)
How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism - Cory Doctorow long read article about Big Tech/State surveillance, monopoly; myths and existential threats.
Greek Economist Yanis Varoufakis May 2016 essay on Imagining a New Bretton Woods at project-syndicate.org website.
Jacob Weisberg of the New Republic [Centre-Left Corporate Democrat Magazine] fretted about the "increasingly cozy relationships between press, law, academia and government" that he saw there. "There’s rarely been a time when the governing elites in so many fields were made up of such a tight, hermetic and incestuous clique. The Clinton circle [and its successor like the Obamas on Martha's Vineyard] has a pronounced class consciousness that tells them they’re not just lucky to be here. They’re running things because they’re the best."
NOTE: the New Republic is now a mouthpiece of Democratic Party professional plutocracy.
Deep adaptation: a map for navigating climate tragedy (2018) by Jem Bendell, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) Occasional Papers Volume 2. University of Cumbria, Ambleside, UK.
John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny excerpted from "The Great Nation of Futurity" The United States Democratic Review 1839 (vol 6, issue 23).
Ultimate Guide to Memory Palaces (24-Sept-2021) on metacognitive.me website.
Smashing Windows with Windows article on transparency design and Wikileaks. Openleaks, Metahaven and Jeff Khonsary.
Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us(Paul Verhaeghe 29-Sept-2014 in The Guardian)
The Lewis Powell Memo: A Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy - the text of the 1971 memo in which the future Supreme Court justice Lewis Powell plotted a conservative political awakening.
RECLAIM DEMOCRACY website fighting Citizens United (unrestricted political spending, i.e. legal corruption) including the "Hidden History of Corporations in the United States".
CHELSEA MANNING MEETS KEN KLIPPENSTEIN. The activist and whistleblower discusses prison, press freedom, and Twitch streaming @ The Intercept Article.
Vindicated Prada-Meinhof: Seumas Milne Interview (21-Oct-2012) @ The Quietus Article - Joe Kennedy speaks to the divisive political journalist - [seemingly] hailed and derided in equal measure - about the pressures and lessons of history and the ever-looming future.
Winning, Winning, Winning! The Genius of The Donald Trumpspeak article by Steven Poole in The Guardian (4-Mar-2016)
Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy "Power, control and transformation" @ UCSB Political Science PDF overview study.
The Challenge of National Healthcare - President Truman versus the AMA @ Historical Documents direct from trumanlibrary.gov website.
The Safe Network Primer - an introductory guide to the world's first fully autonomous data and communications network (last update: August 2020) at safenetwork.org.
The Wombification of America blog long-read on the High Low Blog Jordan Mark Sandviig (26-May-2020).
The Obsessive Pursuit of Assange as UK Prepares Its Own Espionage Act @ ARTICLE LINK on popularresistance.org website.
"What Theory? The Theory in Mad Money" by heterodox economist Susan Strange (Dec-1998) @ University of Warwick PDF paper.
Looking Back on New Labour: Will Self article in The Guardian (4-Apr-2010)
What’s wrong with the world?
How can any one person see through the bullshit, to know true from false?
Have a goosie at this page of notes: PARADIGM
It’s a sign of the divided healthcare and the cognitive dissonance of media elite privilege that so many articles are written lamenting that the biggest reason for vaccine hesitancy is messaging. It’s not messaging, you turds. It’s COST.
Vaccines are free, right? But what about aftercare, or unexpected side effects? That’s not free.
For a third of Americans that’s bankruptcy waiting to happen; or no medical care at all. THIS IS WHY POOR FOLKS AREN’T GETTING THE VACCINE.
Consent can be manufactured but reality tends to break through eventually.
Consent is one of the great games of free versus authoritarian society. See more HERE if interested.
Empire and Colonies to Bretton Woods and Dollar Violence. 21st century may be different. It is a bipolar world now: Neoliberal Exploiter West versus Traditional Authoritarian Worker-Hive China? Rather a hobson’s choice.