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Ep 160 VisionStrategy Marxism Today and Tomorrow .mp3

RevolutionZ Patreon Feed

2022 01 16
https://www.patreon.com/posts/ep-160-marxism-61245394
 Episode 160 is a provocative but hopefully very accessible discussion of aspects of Marxism as it has been, as it is, and as it could become.

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Cyber Dandy

2022 01 16
https://cyberdandy.org/art/
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Revolution 3/13 | Antonio Gramsci, Jean-Paul Sartre, and the “Engaged” Philosopher

YouTube

2022 01 16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7z-6UKiURc
Revolution 3/13 with Professors Étienne Balibar and Bernard E. Harcourt. More information on Revolution 3/13 can be found on the Revolution 3/13 site here: h…

Revolution 5/13 | Rosa Luxemburg in Conversation with Vladimir Lenin and Eduard Bernstein

YouTube

2022 01 16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuDDv56p0VQ
Amy Allen and Bernard E. Harcourt read and discuss Reform or Revolution and The Accumulation of Capital by Rosa Luxemburg, in the context of Lenin’s State an…

The Socialist Politics and Theology of Paul Tillich

Jacobin
Matt McManus
2022 01 16
https://jacobinmag.com/2022/01/socialist-decision-conservatism-nazis-christianity/
The German theologian Paul Tillich (1886–1965) is renowned today for his powerful synthesis of Christian theology and existentialism. He released an acclaimed series of short books written during the 1950s, including the evocative titles The Courage to Be and Dynamics of Faith. These texts laid out Tillich’s dynamic theology with a rare combination of economy and mystery, memorably […]

The key to union organizing: Tech workers in warehouses and offices joining together

“National Labor Relations Board” – Google News

2022 01 16
https://mashable.com/article/tech-union-organizing
The key to union organizing: Tech workers in warehouses and offices joining together  Mashable

Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead

Politico
Associated Press
2022 01 16
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/16/texas-synagogue-hostages-abbott-527199
The man took over services at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting on a livestream.

Thousands Participate In Pro-Life March And Rally In Phoenix

Arizona Daily Independent
ADI Staff Reporter
2022 01 15
https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2022/01/15/thousands-participate-in-pro-life-march-and-rally-in-phoenix/

New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends Today. We Demand Free Public Housing For All

Left Voice
Emma Lee
2022 01 15
https://www.leftvoice.org/new-yorks-eviction-moratorium-ends-today-we-demand-free-public-housing-for-all/
New York’s eviction moratorium expires today, and hundreds of thousands of households across the state are at risk of eviction. We cannot turn a blind eye to a single eviction, and we must demand rent cancellation and free public housing for all.

The post New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends Today. We Demand Free Public Housing For All appeared first on Left Voice.

The CIA May Be Breeding Nazi Terror in Ukraine

Jacobin
Branko Marcetic
2022 01 15
https://jacobinmag.com/2022/01/cia-neo-nazi-training-ukraine-russia-putin-biden-nato/
The US government has a well-documented history of backing extremist groups as part of a panoply of foreign policy misadventures, which inevitably end up blowing up in the American public’s face. In the 1960s, the CIA worked with Cuban anti–Fidel Castro radicals who turned Miami into a hub of terrorist violence. In the 1980s, the […]

Newly Released Documents Show Just How Much Trump Officials Meddled With the Census

Mother Jones
Russ Choma
2022 01 15
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/01/trump-white-house-census-meddling-wilbur-ross/
Former president Donald Trump made no secret of his interest in meddling with the 2020 Census. But newly released documents show the extraordinary measures his political appointees took to alter the outcome—and the strong pushback they encountered from Census Bureau career staff.  An accurate and total count of all people living in the country every […]

HackTheBox – Developer

IppSec
IppSec
2022 01 15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjkDCy10BYM
03:00 – Examining the web page, noticing every URL with admin gets redirected to a django login
1:15:40 – CHALLENGE 2: PSE, an dotnet binary that runs a uses PS2EXE to run powershell to encrypt a string

H.R. 6409: To eliminate the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

All Legislative Activity – Tracked Events from GovTrack.us

2022 01 15
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr6409?utm_campaign=govtrack_feed&utm_source=govtrack/feed&utm_medium=rss#eventid=bill%3A388998%3Astate%3A1
Introduced: Sponsor: Rep. Byron Donalds [R-FL19]
This bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.
2 cosponsors are on that committee.

Backdoor for Windows, macOS, and Linux went undetected until now

Ars Technica
Dan Goodin
2022 01 15
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/01/backdoor-for-windows-macos-and-linux-went-undetected-until-now/
Never-before-seen cross-platform SysJoker came from an "advanced threat actor."

News in brief

“National Labor Relations Board” – Google News

2022 01 15
https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/jan/15/news-in-brief/
News in brief  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Bob Black – Afterword To The Feh! Press Edition

The Anarchist Library

2022 01 14
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/bob-black-afterword-to-the-feh?v=1642169035
Author: Bob Black
Title: Afterword To The Feh! Press Edition
Notes: A postscript to my “first and worst book,” The Baby and the Bathwater, or, Post-Partum Repression: The Unspeakable Truth About “Processed World, reprinted by Feh! Press several years ago and now again available from Rodney E. Griffith/Inspiracy in Cleveland.
Source: http://spunk.org/texts/writers/black/sp001649.html

Never a chart-buster, this book, to my amazement, just won’t go away. I brought out the “first edition,” if I may so dignify 100 Velo-bound photocopies, in early 1985 as the conflict it recounted continued. By then I was living — as secretly as I could — in an unheated room in Berkeley. I soon made a few additions and corrections for what I called the “1-1/2th edition”; a dissident office worker ran off 30 copies for me at work. I sold some of these 130 copies but sent most to local media or to leftist or anti-authoritarian publications nationwide (and several abroad) which usually ignored them. I’d done all I could, I felt, to settle the record by the time I moved to Boston with ex-PW Donna Kossy (and my familiar, The Anarcat) in fall 1985.

British Politics and Anarchism in 2022

anarchistnews.org
thecollective
2022 01 14
https://anarchistnews.org/content/british-politics-and-anarchism-2022
From Freedom News UK

I’ve been thinking recently about the various themes that I’ve written about since starting this regular column for Freedom in 2016. I try really hard not to repeat myself too much but history has a way of making that pretty tough. These are the themes I think will recur time and again in 2022.

“Anarchism” is just a name

anarchistnews.org
thecollective
2022 01 14
https://anarchistnews.org/content/%E2%80%9Canarchism%E2%80%9D-just-name
From Freedom Press UK

a review of Anarchism and the Black Revolution and The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition

Features, Jan 13th

Anarchism and the Black Revolution

by Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin

Pluto Press

The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition

by William C. Anderson

AK Press, publication date 22 April 2022

Agency 2021 Year In Review

anarchistnews.org
thecollective
2022 01 14
https://anarchistnews.org/content/agency-2021-year-review
From Anarchist Agency

2021. Can’t say we’re sad to see you go.
Beginning with a literal attempt at an insurrectionary coup by Trump’s fascist goons and closing out with still another deadly wave of COVID-19, 2021 won’t go down in the record books as a great year.

Phoenix Man Edward Vallejo Accused of Organizing January 6 Insurrection

Phoenix New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix New Times –
Elias Weiss
2022 01 14
https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-man-edward-vallejo-accused-of-organizing-january-6-insurrection-12822379

They called it the biggest FBI investigation in history. As it unfolds, a 63-year-old Phoenix man is accused of masterminding the event that will live in infamy.
Seven from the Valley were charged for their role in the riot inside and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6 last year. Those were merely the foot soldiers.…

At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates

Krebs on Security
BrianKrebs
2022 01 14
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/01/at-request-of-u-s-russia-rounds-up-14-revil-ransomware-affiliates/
The Russian government said today it arrested 14 people accused of working for "REvil," a particularly aggressive ransomware group that has extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from victim organizations. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said the actions were taken in response to a request from U.S. officials, but many experts believe the crackdown is part of an effort to reduce tensions over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to station 100,000 troops along the nation’s border with Ukraine.

New data platform will map international co-operative development projects

Co-operative News
Anca Voinea
2022 01 14
https://www.thenews.coop/159551/topic/development/new-data-platform-will-map-international-co-operative-development-projects/
The platform will feature information from 35 co-operative development organisations (CDOs)

In Search of Rationalizations: A Literary Review of Ben Burgis’ “Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, Where He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matter”

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R.C. Roberts
2022 01 14
https://ferocia.substack.com/p/in-search-of-rationalizations-a-literary
In this review, Roberts gives a critical take on Ben Burgis’ recent book on Christopher Hitchens, hoping to find the answer to the book’s subtitle: What did Hitch get right, wrong, and does he matter?

Signal’s CEO Steps Down Just As the App Starts Allowing Crypto Trades

VICE US
Matthew Gault
2022 01 14
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxdg5x/signals-ceo-steps-down-just-as-the-app-starts-allowing-crypto-trades
The popular encrypted messaging app is going through changes.

I Tried System76’s New Rust-based COSMIC Desktop!

It’s FOSS News
Community
2022 01 13
https://news.itsfoss.com/system76-rust-cosmic-desktop/

A very early look at Pop!_OS upcoming Rust-based COSMIC Desktop environment. Hold your thoughts!

The post I Tried System76’s New Rust-based COSMIC Desktop! appeared first on It’s FOSS News.

Teams and Technology

2022 01 13
http://www.teamsandtechnology.com/dh/blog/2009/07/16/review-of-richard-sennett-the-craftsman/
Broadly speaking, the first section is historical (considering as it does the expression of craft in institutions like workshops or, more recently, professional medical bodies, and the endeavors of historical thinkers to understand the act of making and the place in society of those who make), the second practical (dealing with the relationships with the materials of craft, tools, instruction and resistance).
Tracing the history of medical tools, for example the scalpel in the sixteenth century, Sennett points out that developments in tools and materials create both possibilities and imperatives: the replacement of gross surgical knives with scalpels moved the locus of movement in surgery from the arm to the hands and fingers, forcing a refinement of the surgeon’s (or dissector’s) craft, and leading to the revelation of anatomical detail in the works of Vesalius and others.

Signal Warning?: Why Moxie’s Departure is Not the End of Signal

It’s Going Down
It’s Going Down
2022 01 13
https://itsgoingdown.org/signal-warning-why-moxies-departure-is-not-the-end-of-signal/
Technical discourse almost always generates an odd sort of distortion when it collides with life outside of disciplinary separations. This is very much the case when it comes to radicals and information security. Communications, computer science and cryptography are highly complex, to the point that even people working in the security industry full time have… Read Full Article

A very common virus may be the trigger for multiple sclerosis

Ars Technica
Beth Mole
2022 01 13
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/01/a-very-common-virus-may-be-the-trigger-for-multiple-sclerosis/
Scientists have long linked virus that causes mono to MS.

Epstein-Barr Virus Found to Trigger Multiple Sclerosis

Scientific American Content
Lydia Denworth
2022 01 13
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/epstein-barr-virus-found-to-trigger-multiple-sclerosis/
The research could mark a turning point in the fight against MS

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Prosecutors charge Oath Keepers leader, 10 others with seditious conspiracy

Politico
Kyle Cheney, Betsy Woodruff Swan and Josh Gerstein
2022 01 13
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/13/head-of-far-right-oath-keepers-10-others-charged-with-seditious-conspiracy-in-capitol-riot-probe-527042
The Justice Department has leveled its most serious charges yet stemming from Jan. 6, accusing the leader of the Oath Keepers militia and 10 others of seditious conspiracy.

Goethe’s Theory of Colors

YouTube

2022 01 13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtMvYHq2-uI
How the study of color could change everything about our modern world view.

Google Ordered To Turn Over Documents Related To Anti-Union Efforts In NLRB Case

“National Labor Relations Board” – Google News

2022 01 13
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2022/01/10/google-nlrb-case-company-ordered-to-turn-over-documents-anti-union-efforts/
Google Ordered To Turn Over Documents Related To Anti-Union Efforts In NLRB Case  CBS San Francisco

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 232: The Enslavement of Indigenous Peoples w/ Keith Pluymers and Hayley Negrin

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast

2022 01 13
https://www.patreon.com/posts/this-is-podcast-61072711
With a culture war heating up in an election year, the ideological battle over hot button topics like Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, and reparations intensifies, there remains one historical fact that is constantly glossed over or just outright ignored on both sides of the battle. The complicated history of Native American enslavement. A complex narrative that spans beyond the American South, where the plantation economy had a stronghold on the institution of enslavement, Native Americans were bought and sold throughout the Americas, Spain and even parts of Africa. In this upcoming episode we’ll take a deep dive into the forgotten history of Native American enslavement.

Someone Scraped Massive Bank of Personal Data Used By Private Investigators

VICE US
Joseph Cox
2022 01 13
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkp3ev/transunion-tlo-scrape-private-investigators
The scrape shows that databases such as TransUnion’s TLO can leak out beyond the initial creator’s control.

How Much Large US Employers Make Per Employee

Best Infographics
cyrus
2022 01 13
https://www.best-infographics.com/how-much-large-us-employers-make-per-employee/
It is no secret that Apple, Microsoft, and Verizon all make a lot of money each year. They do have a lot of employees too. This infographic from TitleMax takes a look at how much large US-based employers make per employee:

The post How Much Large US Employers Make Per Employee appeared first on Best Infographics.

US National Cooperative Bank’s John Holdsclaw calls for more support for CDFIs

Co-operative News
Alice Toomer-McAlpine
2022 01 13
https://www.thenews.coop/159521/sector/credit-unions/us-national-cooperative-banks-john-holdsclaw-calls-for-more-support-for-cdfis/
The board chair of the CDFI Coalition testified in a federal government hearing last week

April Brown – Against the Hammer and Sickle

The Anarchist Library

2022 01 12
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/april-brown-against-the-hammer-and-sickle?v=1642043458
Author: April Brown
Title: Against the Hammer and Sickle
Subtitle: Reflecting on symbolism in Anarchy
Date: 12 January 2022
Source: https://medium.com/@aprilbrowncommunist/against-the-hammer-and-sickle-reflecting-on-symbolism-in-anarchy-82013a743ad2

Through years of reading groups, labor efforts, and political organizing, the question inevitably arises “You’re an Anarchist-Communist, why don’t you use the Hammer and Sickle?”

Anti-abortion terrorism: fire set to Knoxville Planned Parenthood

Liberation News
Erin Sweeney and Ellis Vintner
2022 01 12
https://www.liberationnews.org/anti-abortion-terrorism-fire-set-to-knoxville-planned-parenthood/
"This is an appalling and heartbreaking act of violence towards Planned Parenthood, our patients and our community,” said Max Carwile, community organizer for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, to Liberation.

Hopi Tribe And Arizona Department Of Public Safety Sign Mutual Aid Agreement

Arizona Daily Independent
ADI Staff Reporter
2022 01 12
https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2022/01/12/hopi-tribe-and-arizona-department-of-public-safety-sign-mutual-aid-agreement/

Episode 392: Why Bordiga Got Democracy Wrong (w/Dan Melo)

Diet Soap Media
Douglas Lain
2022 01 12
https://dietsoap.podomatic.com/entry/2022-01-12T20_27_04-08_00

Dan Melo is the author of Borderlines and is currently working on a book on violence for Sublation Press. He is also a contrinbutor to Cosmonaut Magazine and the author of a recent essay entitled "Why Bordiga Got Democracy Wrong." In this episode of Diet Soap he discusses just what Bordiga’s critique amounted to and describes what it’s like to be ratioed by radical twitter.

Series: Decolonizing Anthropology ” Savage Minds

Anthropology

2022 01 12
https://savageminds.org/series/decolonizing-anthropology/
Here at Savage Minds, we have decided to take these questions on again in a different public, and work through a series of dialogues, debates and possibly even reconciliation.
Decolonizing Anthropology is a new series on Savage Minds edited by Carole McGranahan and Uzma Z.

New York Times Tech Staff to Vote on Unionizing This Month

“National Labor Relations Board” – Google News

2022 01 12
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-12/new-york-times-tech-staff-to-vote-on-unionizing-this-month
New York Times Tech Staff to Vote on Unionizing This Month  Bloomberg

A Horrifying Report Shows the Miserable Working Conditions at Kroger

Jacobin
Alex N. Press
2022 01 12
https://jacobinmag.com/2022/01/report-survey-kroger-wages-grocery-store-workers-covid-working-conditions/
A survey of more than ten thousand workers at Kroger, the fourth-largest private employer in the United States, finds that homelessness and food insecurity are rampant among union grocery store employees lauded as essential throughout the pandemic. Among the respondents, who work at Kroger-owned stores in Southern California, Colorado, and Washington State, 14 percent have […]

S. 3326: Strengthening Protections Against Chinese Printed Circuit Boards Act

New Laws – Tracked Events from GovTrack.us

2022 01 12
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s3326?utm_campaign=govtrack_feed&utm_source=govtrack/feed&utm_medium=rss#eventid=bill%3A388475%3Atxtinc%3A383011%3A28
Enacted — Signed by the President: Some of this bill was incorporated into S. 1605: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which was enacted (🖊️ by president) on December 27, 2021.

Here’s why modern cars feel so lifeless to drive

Ars Technica
Jonathan M. Gitlin
2022 01 12
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2022/01/new-cars-have-lost-their-steering-feel-heres-why-that-matters/
People say only enthusiasts care about steering feel, but that’s not true.

“In Conversation with Ian Angus”

YouTube

2022 01 12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtG4WtkHTF0
Ian Angus, Samir Gandesha, & Peyman VahabzadehPublic InterviewApril 6, 2019Sponsored by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities.For over thirty years, Professor I…

Gavin McInnes Wears Proud Boy Colors Again, Throws Support Behind Jan. 6 Defendants

VICE US
Tess Owen
2022 01 12
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7w743/gavin-mcinnes-wears-proud-boy-colors-again-throws-support-behind-jan-6-defendants
The Proud Boy founder said he resigned from the organization in 2018, but continues to maintain ties to the far-right street-fighting group.

The Jewish Museum in New York Joins the Fight for a Unionized Art World

Left Voice
Sarah Frankie Sigman
2022 01 12
https://www.leftvoice.org/the-jewish-museum-in-new-york-joins-the-fight-for-a-unionized-art-world/
The workers of this prestigious and historic institution have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a union election.

The post The Jewish Museum in New York Joins the Fight for a Unionized Art World appeared first on Left Voice.

Scientists: Cannabis Can Prevent COVID-19 Infection

VICE US
Audrey Carleton
2022 01 12
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/y3v3ax/scientists-cannabis-can-prevent-covid-19-infection
Acids extracted from cannabis plants blocked COVID-19 infection in human cells in lab tests, a new peer-reviewed study shows.

Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop Will be Able to Run on 2GB Raspberry Pi 4

It’s FOSS News
Ankush Das
2022 01 12
https://news.itsfoss.com/ubuntu-desktop-raspberry-pi-4/

Ubuntu Desktop is available for Raspberry Pi 4 boards since Ubuntu 20.10 release. However, to get a comfortable experience and use it as a desktop/server, Canonical officially recommends 4/8 GB RAM variants of the board. After all, memory requirements by modern distributions are gradually increasing. So, it only makes sense not to expect a desktop setup […]

The post Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop Will be Able to Run on 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 appeared first on It’s FOSS News.

Open Source Terror: How The World’s Most Dangerous Crypto Anarchist Intends To Neutralize Biden’s Proposed Gun Control Regulations

Forbes – Crypto & Blockchain
Michael del Castillo, Forbes Staff
2022 01 12
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2022/01/12/open-source-terror-how-the-worlds-most-dangerous-crypto-anarchist-intends-to-neutralize-bidens-proposed-gun-control-regulations/
On the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection crypto-anarchist and 3D gun pioneer Cody Wilson was preparing to release new software that can turn a raw block of aluminum into an AR-15.

Kazakhstan after the Uprising : Eyewitness Accounts from Almaty; Analysis from Russian Anarchists

CrimethInc.

2022 01 12
https://crimethinc.com/2022/01/12/kazakhstan-after-the-uprising-analysis-from-from-russian-anarchists-eyewitness-accounts-from-anarchists-in-almaty
We interviewed two anarcha-feminists who witnessed the peak of the uprising in Almaty and translated an array of perspectives from Russian anarchists.

S. 2520: State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021

Major Legislative Activity – Tracked Events from GovTrack.us

2022 01 12
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s2520?utm_campaign=govtrack_feed&utm_source=govtrack/feed&utm_medium=rss#eventid=bill%3A385806%3Astate%3A5
Passed Senate (House next): Last Action: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Explanation: This bill passed in the Senate on January 11, 2022 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Student loan debt numbers don’t add up / John R. Brooks

This Is Hell!

2022 01 11
https://soundcloud.com/this-is-hell/tih20220111
Law scholar John R. Brooks on his article "The Big Student Loan Lie" for The American Prospect.
https://prospect.org/education/big-student-loan-lie/

On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust

Community Wealth Blog | Community-Wealth.org

2022 01 11
https://community-wealth.org/content/common-ground-international-perspectives-community-land-trust
Bringing together 42 authors from 12 countries, the book artfully demonstrates not only how the CLT model is spreading around the world (with different characteristics based on local context), but also how it can intersect with the long and rich traditions many communities have with some of the ideas and conceptions that are central to the CLT approach (such as common ownership of land).
This innovative approach that straddles both individual and collective ownership strategies has allowed CLTs to gain significant traction in the United States (and other countries in the Global North), where historically a heavy emphasis placed on individual homeownership and market-based approaches to land and housing access have led to severe economic and racial disparities and inequities.

The NCB Co-op 100® Reports Top Producing Cooperatives with Revenues of $226 Billion

Cooperative
National Cooperative Bank
2022 01 11
https://www.ncb.coop/blog/the-ncb-co-op-100-reports-top-producing-cooperatives-with-revenues-of-226-billion
National Cooperative Bank releases its annual NCB Co-op 100®, listing the nation’s top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses.

‘Passing’, but Far from Perfect

New RAND Publications
Nathan E. Kruis; Richard H. Donohue; Payton Perry; Nicholas J. Rowland
2022 01 11
https://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP68808.html
This study measures public confidence in police and public support for policing practices. Findings reveal that participants expressed moderate levels of confidence in their local police, although confidence varied across racial groups.

French Socialism Embraced Neoliberalism and Signed Its Death Warrant

Jacobin
Fabien Escalona
2022 01 11
https://jacobinmag.com/2022/01/french-socalist-party-francois-mitterrand-collapse/
France was one of the last countries in Western Europe to elect a social democratic government after the war. When François Mitterrand became the country’s president in 1981, he established the Parti Socialiste (PS) as a regular party of government. For the next thirty-six years, the French Socialists took turns in office with their conservative […]

Wave of Far-Right Legislation From Arizona Lawmakers Alarms Civil Rights Groups

Phoenix New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix New Times –
Katya Schwenk
2022 01 11
https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/wave-of-far-right-legislation-from-arizona-lawmakers-alarms-civil-rights-groups-12793881

Republican lawmakers in Arizona want to make "Donald Trump Day" a state holiday, charge doctors with felonies for providing healthcare to trans youth, and spend hundreds of millions on border wall construction.
Felony charges for providing healthcare for transgender youth, a statewide “Donald J. Trump Day” holiday, hundreds of millions in funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall — these are just a few bills that the Arizona legislature will be considering in the coming months. And it’s only the first day of the legislative session.…

Man gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant

BBC News – Science & Environment

2022 01 11
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59944889
David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental surgery, doctors say.

I Tested the Snail Vibe, the First Non-Phallic Dildo for Combined Orgasms

VICE US
Mary Frances Knapp
2022 01 11
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dypy9k/snail-vibe-review
The Snail Vibe is a double duty G-spot and clitoral vibrator that uses physics in the horniest way possible to get you off.

River thinking: Towards a holistic approach to watery places in the human imaginary

Wiley: River Research and Applications: Table of Contents
Michael Davis
2022 01 11
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rra.3904?af=R
Abstract
‘Yet behind these obvious and immediate hopes and fears there lies a deeper meaning, known only to the mountain itself. Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf’ (Aldo Leopold. (1949/1989). A Sand county almanac, p. 129). How do we think about rivers and waterways? In this paper I meditate on the notion of ‘thinking like a river’, to ask questions about how rivers and other waterways are conceptualised in the human imaginary, and in relation to peoples, place and ecology. The paper speculates on an ontology and phenomenology of watery places; to explore alternative ways of seeing and thinking. It poses the possibility that alternative epistemologies of nature can facilitate a deeper thinking that embraces connectivity ‐ the idea that rivers and waterways are intrinsically connected with place, peoples and landscape. I draw on three rivers and bodies of water, two in Australia and one in Aotearoa, New Zealand, to explore how these are being re‐imagined in more holistic ways, embracing Indigenous First Law, cosmologies and epistemologies, and framing them in discourses of Earth laws.

New Math Research Group Reflects a Schism in the Field

Scientific American Content
Rachel Crowell
2022 01 11
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-math-research-group-reflects-a-schism-in-the-field/
Critics accuse the organization of opposing efforts to stamp out inequity

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Part One: The Judge Rotenberg Center

Behind the Bastards

2022 01 11
https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/chtbl.com/track/5899E/traffic.megaphone.fm/HSW4904229912.mp3?updated=1641877035
Today Robert and Aidan Bonacci talk about a school that makes tons of money abusing kids with autism. 
https://autisticadvocacy.org/actioncenter/issues/school/climate/jrc/
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/16/health/judge-rotenberg-center-appeals-court-ruling/index.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-judge-rotenberg-center-uses-electric-shocks-on-students-now-a-court-says-thats-totally-fine?ref=scroll
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/decades-long-fight-over-electric-shock-treatment-led-fda-ban-n1265546
https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna22347088
https://edsource.org/2015/state-suspends-certification-tobinworld-matthew-israel-aversive-therapy/85342
https://autistichoya.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/doctor-hurt-by-ric-kahn-1985-text-transcription-by-lydia-brown-20131.pdf
https://www.bostonmagazine.com/2008/06/17/the-shocking-truth/
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S. 1193: United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2021

Major Legislative Activity – Tracked Events from GovTrack.us

2022 01 11
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s1193?utm_campaign=govtrack_feed&utm_source=govtrack/feed&utm_medium=rss#eventid=bill%3A381823%3Atxtinc%3A383011%3A28
Enacted — Signed by the President: Some of this bill was incorporated into S. 1605: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, which was enacted (🖊️ by president) on December 27, 2021.

S. 3467: A bill to withhold United States contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and for other purposes.

All Legislative Activity – Tracked Events from GovTrack.us

2022 01 11
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s3467?utm_campaign=govtrack_feed&utm_source=govtrack/feed&utm_medium=rss#eventid=bill%3A388866%3Astate%3A1
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It will typically be considered by committee next.

The Double Meaning of Money

SAGE Publications Inc: Sociological Theory: Table of Contents
Galit Ailon
2022 01 10
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/07352751211071121?ai=2b4&mi=ehikzz&af=R
Sociological Theory, Ahead of Print.
How does monetization affect interpersonal relationships? Drawing on social phenomenology, I argue that an answer must account for money’s symbolic dualism: On the one hand, as Zelizer has shown, money is differentially earmarked according to the interpersonal relationships it flows through. On the other hand, in everyday life, people tend to associate money with cold impersonality. Money’s dual association with both the interpersonal and the impersonal imbues the relationships it flows through with a sense of risk, which I call “the risk of lost meanings.” Analyzing the implications of this sense of risk, I argue that it turns trust into a relational preoccupation and constrains intersubjective experience. The risk of lost meanings may motivate risk-avoidance strategies, but these strategies are largely counterproductive. Shedding new light on a long-standing debate in the sociology of money, I discuss the implications of this argument for analyses of monetary developments and local currencies.

Inner Experience – Carl Rogers: Grief, Therapy, and Global Crisis

Acid Horizon Patrons

2022 01 10
https://www.patreon.com/posts/inner-experience-61002604
On this episode of Inner Experience we welcome in 2022 with our friend Chuck LeBlanc, a psychotherapist based in Canada and host of the Couch to Couch podcast, to talk about his therapeutic practice. Chuck takes us through his influences from the Positive Psychologist Carl Rogers to Gilles Deleuze and Alfred North Whitehead, and explains the methods of an inclusive and empathetic therapeutic approach as well as how the pandemic has impacted how people receive and relate to their own therapeutic as well as everyday experiences. Later on in the episode, we talk to Chuck about his current project on the experience of grief. Together, we examine the structure of grief in the economy of loss, and its repression predominantly in male contexts, as we consider grieving in a variety of concepts; from the loss of a loved one to the loss of a sense of one’s world as well as the grief that comes from the loss of a political future.

Nazis target drag queen puppet show in Portsmouth, NH — community rallies to support Seacoast Rep

Liberation News
Liberation Staff
2022 01 10
https://www.liberationnews.org/nazis-target-drag-queen-puppet-show-in-portsmouth-nh-community-rallies-to-support-seacoast-rep/
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been the repeated target of nationally recognized neo-nazi hate group NSC-131 for their performance of Honey Punch & Pals, a family-friendly drag queen story hour and puppet show.

International Anti-Authoritarian Gathering to be held in Switzerland

anarchistnews.org
thecollective
2022 01 10
https://anarchistnews.org/content/international-anti-authoritarian-gathering-be-held-switzerland
via Anarchy 2022

From 28th to 31st July 2022 a meeting will be held in St-Imier (Jura, CH) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Congress of St-Imier which, in 1872, saw the foundation of the Anti-Authoritarian International, an event marking the birth of the organized anarchist movement.

ISPs must accept gov’t subsidy on all plans—no more upselling, FCC chair says

Ars Technica
Jon Brodkin
2022 01 10
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/01/isps-must-accept-govt-subsidy-on-all-plans-no-more-upselling-fcc-chair-says/
FCC chair seeks stricter rules after ISPs used previous subsidy to upsell users.

Radical hope and apocalyptic cynicism / Henry Giroux

This Is Hell!

2022 01 10
https://soundcloud.com/this-is-hell/tih20220110
Cultural critic Henry Giroux on his article "Amid Apocalyptic Cynicism, Let’s Embrace Radical Hope in the New Year" for Truthout. https://truthout.org/articles/amid-apocalyptic-cynicism-lets-embrace-radical-hope-in-the-new-year/

Developer sabotages his own apps, then claims Aaron Swartz was murdered

Ars Technica
Dan Goodin
2022 01 10
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/01/foss-developer-who-nuked-his-apps-embraced-qanon-theory-involving-aaron-swartz/
Developer throws a wrench in thousands of apps after making malicious updates.

Fossils Reveal When Animals Started Making Noise

Scientific American Content
Michael B. Habib
2022 01 10
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fossils-reveal-when-animals-started-making-noise/
For billions of years Earth was quiet. Then life got loud

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WhatsApp Co-Founder Is the New Acting CEO of Signal

VICE US
Joseph Cox
2022 01 10
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4awamd/whatsapp-co-founder-brian-acton-signal-ceo
Brian Acton is taking over as Moxie Marlinspike steps down as Signal’s CEO.

Biosimilar Drugs Could Generate $38.4 Billion in Savings over Five Years

RAND: News Releases for 2022
RAND Corporation
2022 01 10
https://www.rand.org/news/press/2022/01/10.html
Biosimilar drugs could drive down prices for expensive medicines used to treat illnesses such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, with savings estimated to be $38.4 billion or 5.9% of projected total U.S. spending on biologics from 2021 to 2025.

Fire in the Bronx: Capitalist Mass Murder

Left Voice
Nathaniel Flakin
2022 01 10
https://www.leftvoice.org/fire-in-the-bronx-capitalist-mass-murder/
A fire in New York City on Sunday killed at least 17 people. Eric Adams called it a "tragedy." We call it premeditated murder by real estate speculators.

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Vikings Didn’t Actually Wear ‘Viking Helmets,’ Scientists Confirm

VICE US
Audrey Carleton
2022 01 10
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7w75v/vikings-didnt-actually-wear-viking-helmets-scientists-confirm
From Bugs Bunny to the Minnesota Vikings, the ‘horned helmet’ trope has spread far and wide. And it’s wrong, according to new radiocarbon dating.

3D-printed OLEDs could soon lead to DIY screens

Ars Technica
Scharon Harding
2022 01 10
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/01/3d-printing-could-make-oled-laptops-phones-cheaper/
Process used two types of printing to make 64-pixel panel.

Nietzsche Returns

Existential Comics
Corey Mohler
2022 01 10
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/428

Documentary ‘Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché’ in theaters & streaming in February

“”Tempe”” – Google News

2022 01 10
https://www.brooklynvegan.com/documentary-poly-styrene-i-am-a-cliche-in-theaters-streaming-in-february/
Documentary ‘Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché’ in theaters & streaming in February  Brooklyn Vegan

Rosa Luxemburg and the Bolsheviks: dispelling the myths

In Defence of Marxism

2022 01 10
http://www.marxist.com/rosa-luxemburg-and-the-bolsheviks-dispelling-the-myths.htm

Wellred Books is proud to announce the forthcoming release of an important new title by Marie Frederiksen, The Revolutionary Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg. This great revolutionary martyr has often been misrepresented as an opponent of the October Revolution, and as standing for some sort of ‘softer’, ‘anti-authoritarian’ Marxism as against that of Lenin and the Bolsheviks.

Albert Camus – The Rebel – Part 5 – Thought At Meridian

YouTube

2022 01 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFUMV2QHbFI
We discuss Part 5 of Albert Camus’ “The Rebel,” “Thought at the Meridian” in which Camus describes his solution to the problem of totalitarian rebellion. Pa…

Discriminating Data — Book Review

Alexander R. Galloway
ARG
2022 01 10
http://cultureandcommunication.org/galloway/discriminating-data-book-review
Book review at boundary 2 I remember snickering when Chris Anderson announced "The End of Theory" in 2008. Writing in Wired magazine, Anderson claimed that the structure of knowledge had inverted. It wasn’t that models and principles revealed the facts of the world, but the reverse, that the data of the world spoke their truth […]

I won’t let you pay me for my open source

Lobsters
mattrose@users.lobste.rs (mattrose)
2022 01 10
https://world.hey.com/dhh/i-won-t-let-you-pay-me-for-my-open-source-d7cf4568
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Google Had Secret Project to ‘Convince’ Employees ‘That Unions Suck’

VICE US
Lauren Kaori Gurley
2022 01 10
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7d7j9/google-had-secret-project-to-convince-employees-that-unions-suck
New court documents reveal how Google ran its anti-union campaign, ‘Project Vivian,’ between late 2018 and early 2020.

Ian Angus: Groundwork of Phenomenological Marxism: Crisis, Body, World

Phenomenological Reviews
Talia Welsh
2022 01 10
http://reviews.ophen.org/2022/01/10/ian-angus-groundwork-of-phenomenological-marxism-crisis-body-world/

Сообщение Ian Angus: Groundwork of Phenomenological Marxism: Crisis, Body, World появились сначала на Phenomenological Reviews.

Key Concept: What is Autopoiesis?

Critical Legal Thinking
Bernard Keenan
2022 01 09
https://criticallegalthinking.com/2022/01/10/key-concept-what-is-autopoiesis/
The term autopoiesis (self-creation) is a neologism coined in 1972 by Varela and Maturana, Chilean cellular biologists and systems theorists, to describe the capacity of living cells to reproduce and organise themselves. The term was picked up and deployed by Niklas Luhmann (1927 – 1998), a German sociologist and philosopher, to capture his conception of […]

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Experimental Phenomenology as an Approach to the Study of Contemplative Practices

Frontiers in Psychology | New and Recent Articles
Lars-Gunnar Lundh
2022 01 09
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.751298
During history humans have developed a large variety of contemplative practices, in many different areas of life, and as part of many different traditions and contexts. Although some contemplative practices are very old, the research field of Contemplation Studies is young, and there are no agreed-upon definitions of central concepts such as contemplative practices and contemplative experiences. The present paper focuses on contemplative practices, defined as practices that are engaged in for the sake of the contemplative experiences they afford (e.g., the contemplation of nature, or the contemplation of various aspects of being-in-the world). The purpose of the present paper is to discuss the potential of experimental phenomenology to contribute to the development of the research field of Contemplation Studies. Experimental phenomenology is defined as the investigation of phenomenological practices and their effects on experience. Phenomenological practices involve intentional variations of experiencing by means of changes in the direction of attention and the choice of attitude, typically as guided by verbal instructions or self-instructions. It is suggested that contemplative practices represent a subcategory of phenomenological practices. Two different varieties of experimental phenomenology are described and illustrated in the present paper: (1) an informal variety which involves the development of new phenomenological practices by creative variation of procedures and observation of effects; and (2) a more rigorously scientific variety, which involves the systematic variation of phenomenological practices in accordance with experimental designs to study their experiential effects. It is suggested that the development of contemplative practices during the ages is the result of an informal experimenting of the first kind; this variety of experimental phenomenology can also be used to develop personalized health interventions in a clinical setting. As to the more rigorously scientific experimental phenomenology, it is possible that it may lead not only to an improved understanding of general principles underlying contemplative practices, but also to a more systematic development of new contemplative practices. The experimental-phenomenological approach to contemplative practices is illustrated by various examples involving mindfulness, gratitude, receiving and giving.

Taking phenomenology beyond the first-person perspective: conceptual grounding in the collection and analysis of observational evidence

Latest Results for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

2022 01 09
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11097-021-09796-1
Abstract

Phenomenology has been adapted for use in qualitative health research, where it’s often used as a method for conducting interviews and analyzing interview data. But how can phenomenologists study subjects who cannot accurately reflect upon or report their own experiences, for instance, because of a psychiatric or neurological disorder? For conditions like these, qualitative researchers may gain more insight by conducting observational studies in lieu of, or in conjunction with, interviews. In this article, we introduce a phenomenological approach to conducting this kind of observational research. The approach relies on conceptual grounding to focus a study on specific aspects of the participants’ experiences. Moreover, the approach maintains the openness to novel discoveries that qualitative research requires while also providing a structured framework for data collection and analysis. To illustrate its practical application, we use examples of hemispatial neglect—a neurologic disorder in which patients characteristically lack awareness of their own illness and bodily capacities. However, the approach that we describe can be applied more broadly to the study of complex illness experiences and other experiential alterations.

Michelle Obama and coalition vow to register more than a million new voters

Politico
Maeve Sheehey
2022 01 09
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/09/michelle-obama-voting-midterms-526809
The push for voting reform is intensifying ahead of the 2022 midterms, in which Democrats will fight to maintain their narrow control of the Senate.

Non-Sensuous Similarities: Language, Poetics, and Psychiatry

“phenomenology” – Google News

2022 01 09
https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/non-sensuous-similarities-language-poetics-and-psychiatry
Non-Sensuous Similarities: Language, Poetics, and Psychiatry  Psychiatric Times

Class Struggle Built the Swedish Welfare State

Jacobin
Nick French
2022 01 09
https://jacobinmag.com/2022/01/class-struggle-swedish-welfare-state-social-democracy/
Sweden is often held up as the gold standard of postwar social democracy.  At its height, Sweden was one of the most egalitarian societies in the world, with a generous welfare state committed to assuring all its citizens a comfortable standard of living. Even compared to other European countries, which also developed relatively strong social […]