An interview with the Russian anarchists who run antijob.net
How Life Imitates Chess, by Garry Kasparov
Larisa Arap (Russian: Лари́са Ива́новна Ара́п; born in 1958) is a Russian opposition activist who became a victim of involuntary commitment in the psychiatric facilities of Murmansk and Apatity, soon after publishing her article about mistreatment of patients in the same hospital where she was committed in July, 2007. She was released after 46 days of confinement, on August 20, 2007.
John Pike ("Pepper Spray Cop," "Pepper Spraying Cop" or "Casually Pepper Spraying Everything Cop") was a lieutenant in the UC Davis Police Department. He gained notoriety for pepper spraying peaceful, sitting protesters during the UC Davis protest on Friday November 18.
‘Completely predictable’: the Portland shooting and fears of escalating extremism in America | Portland | The Guardian
See also the documentary "God's Cartoonist - The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick":
A readable summary of Advaita Vedanta theology and epistemology.
[Philosophy East and West, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Jan., 1962), pp. 231-237.]
An interview with Sarah Kernochan about making and later finding the negatives for the Marjoe documentary.
Putting all of these movies on my to-watch list.
Check out this hipster doofus.
Vera Ivanovna Zasulich (1851 – 8 May 1919) was a Russian revolutionary. She was friends with the nihilist Sergei Nechaev, tried to kill the governor of St. Petersburg, and co-founded the first Russian Marxist group.
Obviously chess and tetris are both very leaky metaphors for life, but I liked the comparison and the emphasis on inner life of tetris over external struggle of chess.
Police don't prevent mass shootings, though they do maintain a society where they regularly happen and then use them to try to justify their own existence.
See also my article "SWAT Team Fife" that focuses on the Columbine response: https://americancynic.net/log/2018/6/7/swat_team_fife/
Chess players in Myanmar protest the military coup and arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi by playing without their queens.
microRevolt projects investigate the dawn of sweatshops in early industrial capitalism to inform the current crisis of global expansion and the feminization of labor
Cory Doctorow on GMErgate and why shorts are actually good.