- How California Law has Shielded Oakland Police Violence
- An interactive map of the celebrity recolonization of Africa.
- Jean-François Bayart on Globalization, Subjectification, and the Historicity of State Formation
- Rick Santorum and for-profit colleges
- The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence.
- South Kordofan is not Darfur, Mr. Kristof
- Interview with Robyn Wiegman
- Why A Big Bank Fired Me – A Whistleblower’s Account of Predatory Lending
- Housing and the 99 Percent
- THE RHETORIC OF LUCK AMONG THE 99 PERCENT
- Spinning Necessity as a Virtue: Families to Stand in for Fragmenting Social Safety Nets: “the policy equivalent of getting in front of a mob and trying to call it a parade.”
- Patrick Stewart’s account of growing up in a household with domestic violence.
- Quebec Student Strike Against Tuition Hikes Is Huge. And Growing.
- Semeiotic Dubai: Peirce and Pop Architecture
- From Civil War to Civil Rights
- “The wind in the trees: Regimes of attention”: “early silent film counts on a kind of attention that we didn’t have: an open-eyed fascination with the appearance of moving photographic images, and the ability to grasp allusions to any number of turn-of-the-century pop-culture references.”
- How Personhood USA & The Bills They Support Will Hurt ALL Pregnant Women
- Libertarian Ethics in a Family Way
- The Tech World Isn’t a Democracy of Data, and Neither Is the NBA
- Despite diversity efforts, UC minority enrollment [way] down since Prop. 209
- If Male Superhero Costumes were Designed Like Female Superhero Costumes!
- Why British Food Was So Terrible
- The Future of the Occupation,” w/ a bunch of smart white men
Susie C, “Can we talk about coastal cultural differences in political protest yet?”:
- This is what it sounds like when activists in Oakland blockade a foreclosure auction.
- This is what it sounds like when activists in New York blockade a foreclosure auction.
- “Paradise Parking”: photos of cars being absorbed into nature.
Earlier this month longshore workers in Washington state reached a contractwith a boss that has spent the past year fighting to keep their union out. That company, the multinational EGT, sought to run its new grain terminal in the town of Longview, as the only facility on the West Coast without the famously militant International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). A victory by EGT would have emboldened employers up and down the coast to seek to free themselves of ILWU influence. And if the union — with the help of the Occupy movement — had not defied the law, EGT would have succeeded.
- Debating Tactics: Remember to Ask What Works: “What these moments do not share in common is their achievement of a universally correct balance of nonviolence and forcefulness, self-sacrifice and safety, or daring and accessibility, but rather their solution to an immediate and tangible tactical problem that had been totally disabling to their movements.”
- Barbells for America? Crossfit, the Military and War
- Pictures of John McCain looking miserable next to Mitt Romney. But who wouldn’t?
- Moss Graffiti.
- Maureen Tkacik’s blistering The Book of [Steve] Jobs. Brutal. And smart. And also, brutal.
- My Little Pony and Race
- Bill Keller Needs to Drop the Snark and Do Serious Journalism
- Bruce Schneier on Trust.
- District Attorney O’Malley’s Strange Relationship to the Truth: “On Sunday, while Occupy Oakland prepared for a mass day of action protesting the prison/industrial complex, Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley published a torrent of disinformation in the form of an Op-Ed in the SF Chronicle.”
- Fixing the Phantom Menace.
In his definitive profile of Horse_ebooksfor the comedy blog Splitsider, John Herrman noted the post-9/14 shift: “The Tweets were immediately weirder. The kinds of Tweets that used to take weeks to show up – the perfect truncations, the ominous declarations – were now coming fast and hard.” Was Horse_ebooks playing to its newfound audience?
Unmasking Horse_ebooks might also, I thought, lessen my unease at having watched a spam bot gain stratospherically more followers than me, while being showered with a level of praise seldom applied to actual humans on the internet. Dozens of people declare their love to Horse_ebooks on a daily basis. Nobody would ever make a T-shirt with myTwitter avatar on it. If it could be proved that Horse_ebooks was guided even a little by a human hand, then at least it wouldn’t be just a robot’s unfeeling algorithms on the receiving end of all this adoration.
- President Reagan and the Indians
- Nurses, Unconsumed
- The Whole Earth is the Tomb of English People
- Two Kinds of Non-Violence: Occupy Oakland, Khader Adnan and the Liberal Non-Violence Discourse
- It’s the coercion, stupid: “the thing that is instinctively obvious to any normal person: the women are being forced to undergo a physically invasive procedure they do not want and which has no medical purpose by state actors for political reasons.”
- Product Packaging and Nationhood
- Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Forgiveness
- Frank Pasquale’s Review of Zittrain’s Ubiquitous Human Computing
- Class, race & hyperincarceration in revanchist America
- Salman Rushdie and Me
- Absent Things as if they are Present
- The shuttering of library.nu hurts us (the third world)
- My tweets refuse to be subpoenaed
- In Which Eben Moglen Like, Legit Yells at Me for Having Facebook
- When Libertarians Get Medieval on Your Vagina
- When Exactly Did It Get Cool To Be A Geek?
- Khader Adnan and now-normalized Western justice
In 1979, McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal. Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life begins at conception.