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This is from a year ago, but still very relevant. This quote in particular made me consider the toxic aspects of identity politics in a new light: "What can we do about identity politics? ...Read More
Great piece by @shivaaaamm, teen journalist for i-D Magazine, writing about his generations experience with politics online. "Neo-fascists are using social media platforms to spread racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism. " ...Read More
"Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in October 1966 in Oakland, California. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense against the US government and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community-based programs.At its peak in 1969, the party had a membership of 10,000. ...Read More
”The problem is that we have an educational system that's based on taking our natural penchant for exploration and fashioning it into a willingness to take on mind-numbing routine. This is because our educational system was designed to produce employable products suitable for jobs, but it is jobs that are ...Read More
“for climate skeptics … it was not the environment that was threatened, it was a certain kind of modern industrial society built and dominated by their form of masculinity.”
It’s distressing, if not surprising, that the Chinese government has allegedly been using social media to systematically dehumanize its own citizens in the same stark language that helped to fuel the Rwandan genocide. From the standpoint of social media, however, it’s emblematic of a wider problem in which platforms built It also suggests that Facebook’s focus on “election interference” in the wake of 2016 has been too narrow. China’s campaign in Hong Kong makes it clear that public discourse can and will be gamed and distorted at any time, rendering irrelevant tactics like the “election war room” that Facebook has ...Read More
President Donald Trump’s idea to buy Greenland may be fantasy, but the US has staked an interest in the island’s resources — in particular, its rare earth minerals. The US recently signed a memorandum to co-operate with the autonomous territory on rare earth mining in order to promote investment in China dominates the global production of these rare earths, a group of 17 metals difficult to commercialise but critical to high-tech applications, including electric vehicles, wind turbines and military technology. More than 70 per cent are mined, and an even higher percentage processed, in China. ...Read More
Officials who work for Election Systems & Software, the top voting machine supplier in the country, deny that their machines are connected to the Internet. Cybersecurity watchdogs uncover that this is not true, particularly in key swing states. Because of course.
Really interesting book, Lynne Segal analyze and discuss modern happiness and its origines from all points of view and political implications. Definitely a great read. #book #politics #philosophy #health #happiness #LynneSegal #feminism
The mass migrations of Syrian refugees across Europe were one of the biggest movements of people seen in modern history and it was interesting so see Germany's stance on it and how they kept borders open and many refugees flocked there. This wasn't an altruistic act as Germany has once ...Read More