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3 days ago

Der Wellness-Israelkritiker:
"Man muss solchen Leuten verwehren, dass sie einen LKW-Anschlag in Israel romantisch zu einer Heldengeschichte verklären. Denn es ist – hier kommt der kalte Eimer – immer exakt gleich widerlich, wenn ein Mensch im Namen Allahs und der Unterdrückten in eine Menschenmenge fährt, egal ob er das in Barcelona tut, in Nizza, in Berlin oder in Jerusalem. Das muss der Wellness-Israelkritiker begreifen: Das sind nicht Taten von Unterlegenen mit Gerechtigkeitshunger, keine Spur Robin Hood. Sie nehmen nicht Leben und geben es den Anderen, den Armen, den Geschundenen."

Und Volker Beck:
"Manche verharmlosenden und entschuldigende Erklärungen für die antisemitischen Gewaltausbrüche sind im Kern antimuslimischer Rassismus. Sie sprechen Muslimen eine eigene Reflektionsfähigkeit ab und erklären sie zu Provokationsreaktionsmaschinen."
https://twitter.com/Volker_Beck/status/939862848607485955

Israelkritik: ... haste mal 'ne Meinung?

zeit.de

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4 days ago

"The Bitcoin network is still technically peer-to-peer, but with so many middlemen, it might as well not be. This is not entirely the fault of the greedy middlemen; Bitcoin is simply too intimidating for most non-programmers to use without the help of apps like Coinbase.
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Bitcoin was supposed to disintermediate the finance industry — the system of banks and middlemen and transaction fees in which a single entity can hold your money hostage. Instead, it replicated this system and made it worse.
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“Bitcoin was supposed to demonstrate the power of a true free market,” the developer Adam Chalmers tweeted on Wednesday afternoon, when the average price of Bitcoin was around $13,000. “Instead it's full of scams, rent-seekers, theft, useless for real purchases and accelerates climate change. Mission accomplished.”
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Nakamoto was a libertarian who wanted to create a system for payments that would circumvent governments, bankers, and corporations. Instead, Bitcoin is now a get-rich-quick scheme that retains none of the exciting, anarchist features it proposed and has created a secondary economy with financial shenanigans that mirror the ones that led to the global financial crisis."

Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be

theoutline.com

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4 days ago

"Ich kann damit leben, wenn Erwachsene sagen: „Mir geht’s aber gut, ich fühle mich nicht diskriminiert, im Job läufts prima und meine Partnerschaft ist gleichberechtigt.“ Aber bei jeder Form von Diskriminierung gilt: Die Tatsache, dass es Dich nicht betrifft, heißt nicht, dass das Problem nicht existiert. Und bei der Rosa-Hellblau-Falle geht es um die nächste Generation, es geht um Kinder, und die betrifft es definitiv. Und zwar vor allem jene, in deren Umfeld Erwachsene glauben, sie könnten Kinder gleich behandeln und dieses „Genderzeug“ (in dem Kontext gern mit g gesprochen;) sei sowieso Quatsch, schließlich hätte die Welt größere Probleme.

Deshalb finde ich das Sich-um-sich-selbst-Drehen mancher Erwachsener in diesem Kontext schwierig. Womit wir beim Ausgangspunkt wären. Wenn Erwachsene nach Vorträgen oder in Kommentaren im Internet gegen unsere Arbeit argumentieren: „Mir geht’s aber gut, ich habe kein Problem mit Rollenklischees, es ist doch schön, dass Männer und Frauen sich unterscheiden! Ihr seid das Problem!“, dann argumentiere ich längst nicht mehr mit Studien und Zahlen. Sondern ich erzähle von Kindern. "

Twittergewitter: Hashtag #Ichgebeab

ich-mach-mir-die-welt.de

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5 days ago

"They believe that we should use Design Thinking to reform education by treating students as customers, or clients, and making sure our customers are getting what they want. And they assert that Design Thinking should be a central part of what students learn, so that graduates come to approach social reality through the model of design consulting. In other words, we should view all of society as if we are in the design consulting business.
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Jen puts forward a definition of Design Thinking today: “Design Thinking packages a designer’s way of working for a non-design audience by way of codifying design’s processes into a prescriptive, step-by-step approach to creative problem solving — claiming that it can be applied by anyone to any problem.” Design Thinking is a product — a Stanford/IDEO commodity.
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Moran went on, “The disappointing part for me is that I really do believe that architecture, art, and design should be thought of as being a part of the liberal arts. They provide a unique skill set for looking at and engaging the world, and being critical of it.” Like others I talked to, Moran doesn’t see this kind of critical thinking in the popular form of Design Thinking, which tends to ignore politics, environmental issues, and global economic problems.
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“It’s design as marketing,” he said. “It’s about looking for and exploiting a market niche. It’s not really about a new and better world. It’s about exquisitely calibrating a product to a market niche that is underexploited.”"

Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains

medium.com

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5 days ago

To make Amazon build their headquarters in their city Chicago offers: "Amazon Headquarter2 employees would still have income tax deducted, but instead of going to the government – to fund things like public services and infrastructure – it would be given to Amazon."
Fresno offers: "For 100 years, 85% of all taxes collected from Amazon would be put into an account jointly controlled by city leaders and Amazon executives."
"These are not discrete events. They are manifestations of an overarching agenda: the techno-capitalist takeover of cities. While corporate promises of high-paying jobs and investments in city infrastructure tantalize politicians, the immediate effects of this agenda will be paid by ordinary citizens through rising taxes, increased housing costs, and selling off public goods.

Cities represent the frontier of value extraction for tech corporations, as they are full of public services to “disrupt”, government coffers to raid, and people to exploit. While American cities are no stranger to privatization, the entrance of tech giants into urban development portends a long-term reorganization of local power based on proprietary platforms, data harvesting, managerial control. All of which reshapes cities into profit-generating machines for techno-capitalists."

Amazon is running its own hunger games – and all the players will be losers

theguardian.com

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8 days ago

"People involved with the payoffs are extremely reluctant to discuss them, but four contributing writers to prominent publications including Mashable, Inc, Business Insider, and Entrepreneur told me they have personally accepted payments in exchange for weaving promotional references to brands into their work on those sites. Two of the writers acknowledged they have taken part in the scheme for years, on behalf of many brands."

How brands secretly buy their way into Forbes, Fast Company, and HuffPost stories

theoutline.com

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8 days ago

Eine präzise Sprache ist eine gerechte Sprache

tagesanzeiger.ch

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8 days ago

"Members don’t want a gate around journalism they’re supporting"
"They want to see behind the scenes: How do newsrooms decide on what they’ll cover"

Jay Rosen: Members ‘don’t want a gate around the journalism they’re supporting’

poynter.org

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8 days ago

"What one doesn’t say is as political as what one says —it’s a matter of speech categories. All culture is full of politics. There is no such thing as apolitical."

Academic Politics of Silencing

publicanthropologist.cmi.no

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10 days ago

One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week

motherboard.vice.com

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15 days ago

😆✊🍾🍷🍷🍷
"Kaum waren die Minister verhaftet, entdeckten die bolschewistischen Arbeiterinnen den riesigen Weinkeller des Winterpalais und begannen ein mehr als zehn Tage anhaltendes Saufgelage, das sich durch keine Disziplin stoppen ließ.

Die zur Bewachung des Schatzes abgestellten Komissare waren nach kürzester Zeit betrunken, und der auf die Straße gepumpte Wein wurde aus den Rinnsteinen genossen. Rückblickend mag die glorreiche Stürmung des Winterpalais, die in die Geschichtsbücher als 'Oktoberrevolution' eingegangen ist, somit als Missverständnis erscheinen, als konspirativer Putsch in Form einer Kette von Missgeschicken und Missverständnissen oder genauer als die Eroberung eines schlecht bewachten Weinkellers."

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"Nachdem die Revolution von 1917 Gleichheit gefordert und 1968 die Freiheit auserkoren hatte, dreht sich nun alles um die Solidarität. Adamczak schlägt hierfür einen „universalistischen Feminismus aus strategischer Absicht“ vor. Eine zentrale Beziehungsweise, die in der befreiten Gesellschaft verändert werden muss, ist die zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit. Es muss darum gehen, die bisher abgewerteten Sphären der Reproduktion und der sozialen Beziehungen aufzuwerten: „Die Perspektivverschiebung vom Subjekt zur Beziehung erlaubt die Frage, wer wir sind, zu transformieren in die Frage, welche Beziehungen wir führen“ – und zukünftig führen wollen."

Oktoberrevolution – revisited

marx200.org

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18 days ago

"the robot, for instance, programmed to fold towels and taking 15 minutes to do each one. ... It is the cutting edge of artificial intelligence and yet it is fascinating to watch how hard it is for a machine to do something which we do almost without thinking”

This is totally how I feel doing housework. ^^

V&amp;A futuristic show explores power clothes, space factories – and a slo-mo towel chum

theguardian.com

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18 days ago

Der Nazifrosch macht «Reeeeeee!»

woz.ch

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18 days ago

Philipe Wampfler: Gibt es an Unis zunehmend Sprechverbote? - Nein: Das ist ein politischer Kampf um Macht.

Einige Bemerkungen zu Meinungsfreiheit, Unis und Sprechverboten

medium.com

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20 days ago

Don’t simply focus on what would be ideal or critique the status quo. Genuinely examine how what you’re seeking could also be corrupted and abused.

The Radicalization of Utopian Dreams

points.datasociety.net

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24 days ago

"The sudden rise in young trans people seeking access to healthcare isn’t because it’s a trend or because of pressure from the “powerful trans lobby”– it’s because trans people are becoming less likely to suppress our true selves due to social shame, stigma and discrimination."

"We see headline after headline, demonising and vilifying trans people. We see our lives and realities trivialised, and any actions to increase our safety in public spaces such as gender neutral changing rooms get ridiculed."

"Accusations that dangerous men will use the right to self-identify to harass women and cause harm are complete rubbish. Since we already live in a male dominated society, abusers certainly do not need to resort to such drastic measures."

"We have numerous pieces of research, telling us that it’s because of stigma, discrimination and abuse we face in society. It isn’t because we’re mentally ill and we need to be cured and learn to love ourselves in our assigned gender. It’s because society is failing us."
HT @hautepop

The constant attack on transgender people is costing us our lives

independent.co.uk

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24 days ago

Wie BDS gegen Israel hetzt

tagesspiegel.de

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31 days ago

Meet the teens taking on Deliveroo

bbc.co.uk

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31 days ago

"Over-worked and under-paid journalists are the weakened immune system that lets viral fake news take over the body politic."
Love how he points out verification solutionism as "fact-flavored content" resulting in but "a more elaborate apparatus to churn out attention-grabbing media for its own sake."

Want to End Fake News? Stop Subsidizing Journalism with Advertising

thesocietypages.org

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32 days ago

"Every day I’m trying to counter the flood of messaging my sons are receiving from television, music, movies, books, friends, and our own government that says that they have a right to a woman’s body. Every day I’m trying to counter the flood of messaging that my sons are receiving that says that overcoming a woman’s objections is romantic. Every day I’m trying to counter the flood of messaging that tells them that their manhood is defined by how many women they can have sex with. Every day I remind them that they are so much kinder, better, and just..more than these violently aggressive yet mewling combinations of bravado and entitlement that they see depicted as the pinnacle of “manhood.” And every day I’m reminding them that they are responsible for their actions, and that if they disrespect women, abuse women, violate the consent of women — I will be one of the first people in line to make sure that they are held accountable.

And every day I don’t know if it’s enough. Every day it feels like it isn’t. "

When You Can’t Throw All Men Into The Ocean &amp; Start Over, What CAN You Do?

medium.com

eve massacre

32 days ago

The best article I've read on this.

The naked truth about Facebook’s revenge porn tool

engadget.com

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32 days ago

Facebook’s idiotic solution to revenge porn

theoutline.com

eve massacre

32 days ago

Speichern der MAC-Adresse : Pinneberg und Eckernförde: Datenschützer kritisieren Handy-Ortung beim Einkaufen

shz.de

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32 days ago

"Credit has always been organized around social norms."

Credit card companies as first platform monopolies built on big data, doing "government work, except that it’s for-profit and not subject to Freedom of Information Act rules and public oversight."

"the problem was never really the collection of the data itself; the problem was the power to exploit", "the basis of credit and commerce is discipline"

Equifax Isn’t A Data Problem. It’s A Political Problem.

huffingtonpost.com

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33 days ago

"Reddit has banned the online community of “incels,” or men who blame women for their involuntary celibacy and sometimes advocate rape, as part of a new crackdown on forums that glorify and incite violence.
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The incel subreddit, which had about 40,000 members, and similar online sites promoting hate against women have been under scrutiny for years.
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Elliott O. Rodger, a California man who killed six people in a 2014 rampage in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, before firing a bullet into his head, was referred to in the group as “Saint Elliott.”"

Reddit Bans ‘Incel’ Group for Inciting Violence Against Women

nytimes.com

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33 days ago

"So to protect your privacy, you need to provide Facebook with even more information about you.

I asked if Facebook would consider sharing shadow profile information with its users, much like it accidentally shared it with their friends four years ago. Facebook says it can’t because it would be a privacy violation of those who gave the information.

Facebook spokesperson Matt Steinfeld: “We acknowledge that people might want to see the contact information that’s been uploaded about them to Facebook, but we also have a responsibility to the people choosing to upload this information. This is a balance and we’ll continue listening to people’s feedback.”"

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You&#039;ve Ever Met

gizmodo.com

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33 days ago

Der Testlauf ist in ihren Augen ein »gefährlicher Versuch, eine Waffe zu etablieren, deren Risiken bisher noch völlig unzureichend untersucht sind«.

Tatsächlich gibt es bis heute keine eindeutigen Untersuchungsergebnisse, wie gefährlich die Elektroschockpistolen bei Personen sind, die beispielsweise an einer Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankung leiden. Verschiedene Studien waren in der Vergangenheit allenfalls zu widersprüchlichen Resultaten gelangt, was die möglichen Gefahren betrifft.

Auch Menschenrechtsorganisationen wie Amnesty International (AI) sehen die Nutzung solcher Waffen grundsätzlich kritisch. Sie begründen ihre Ablehnung insbesondere mit der Situation in den USA, wo Taser bei den Polizeibehörden weitverbreitet sind. Allein von 2001 bis 2016 soll dort es dort 700 Todesfälle gegeben haben, die mit dem Einsatz von Tasern in Zusammenhang gebracht werden. Zudem befürchtet AI, dass durch die Einstufung der Taser als »nicht tödliche Waffe« die Hemmschwelle sinken könnte, diese einzusetzen.

Kleine Pfeile an Stromdrähten

neues-deutschland.de

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33 days ago

"Journalisten, die eingestehen, dass sie NICHT alles wissen. Wo gibt es das in Deutschland schon? Stattdessen wir jede Form von Kritik ja direkt als Majestätsbeleidigung empfunden. In solch einer Kultur entsteht keine Innovation, kein Umparken im Kopf, kein neues Denken. Und die, die es trotzdem versuchen, merken das nach ein paar Jahren – und verlassen die Medienhäuser. "

Warum Paid Content mit journalistischen Inhalten nicht funktioniert

indiskretionehrensache.de

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37 days ago

Fully automated Peppa Pig Buried Alive Nursery Rhymes horror capitalism.

"According to my friend, online kids’ content is one of the few alternative ways of making money from 3D animation because the aesthetic standards are lower and independent production can profit through scale. It uses existing and easily available content (such as character models and motion-capture libraries) and it can be repeated and revised endlessly and mostly meaninglessly because the algorithms don’t discriminate — and neither do the kids.

These videos, wherever they are made, however they come to be made, and whatever their conscious intention (i.e. to accumulate ad revenue) are feeding upon a system which was consciously intended to show videos to children for profit. The unconsciously-generated, emergent outcomes of that are all over the place.

To expose children to this content is abuse. We’re not talking about the debatable but undoubtedly real effects of film or videogame violence on teenagers, or the effects of pornography or extreme images on young minds, which were alluded to in my opening description of my own teenage internet use. Those are important debates, but they’re not what is being discussed here. What we’re talking about is very young children, effectively from birth, being deliberately targeted with content which will traumatise and disturb them, via networks which are extremely vulnerable to exactly this form of abuse. It’s not about trolls, but about a kind of violence inherent in the combination of digital systems and capitalist incentives. It’s down to that level of the metal.

This, I think, is my point: The system is complicit in the abuse.

And right now, right here, YouTube and Google are complicit in that system. The architecture they have built to extract the maximum revenue from online video is being hacked by persons unknown to abuse children, perhaps not even deliberately, but at a massive scale."

Something is wrong on the internet

medium.com

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40 days ago

Weibliche Genitalverstümmelung, western style

geschichtedergegenwart.ch

eve massacre

41 days ago

Lowkey 🙌❤️✊

Lowkey - Grenfell: Institutional Racism and the Social Cleansing of our Cities

youtube.com

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41 days ago

"Der Staat kommt seinen Aufgaben und Pflichten nicht nach. Seit vielen Jahren gibt es kein ausreichendes Personal an Schulen (dabei geht es nicht allein um Fragen der digitalen Bildung, sondern z.B. auch um personell unterbesetzte Integrationsklassen) und nicht genügend Fortbildung für die völlig überlasteten Lehrkräfte, die immer mehr Aufgaben in immer kürzerer Zeit leisten sollen. Es gibt keine ausreichenden technischen Infrastrukturen, manchmal nicht einmal Internetzugang an Schulen. ... an den Schulen wird unterrichtet, als lebten wir im Jahr 1980. Und wenn dann Initiativen mit Unterstützung von Unternehmen aktiv werden, dann kommt der Aufschrei: „Werbung!“

Ihr habt Angst vor Werbung? Ha. Ha. Ha.

Werbung ist das, was eure Kinder täglich zweihundertmal auf YouTube oder in kostenlosen Games wegklicken und bei den Google-Suchergebnissen überspringen. Werbung. Pah.

Was Google, Facebook, Apple und sogar Netflix und wie sie alle heißen tatsächlich tun werden, ist keine Werbung. Sondern Bildung nach ihrer Fasson. Sie werden eigene Schulen bauen, mit eigenen Lehrplänen, eigener Software und eigenen Zielen. Und Eltern, die sich darum sorgen, dass ihr Nachwuchs den Anschluss an die echte Welt verliert und zu Beamten statt zu kreativen Köpfen erzogen wird, werden mit ihren Kindern in Scharen dorthin rennen. Wenn sie es sich leisten können. Und diejenigen Kinder, deren Eltern es sich nicht leisten können, werden in den staatlichen Ruinen über zwanzig Jahre alten Büchern hocken. Und wenn ihr denkt, wir hätten heute ein Problem mit ungerecht verteilten Bildungschancen, dann wartet mal noch zehn, 15 Jahre ab und euch wird die heutige Bildungswelt rückblickend fair vorkommen.

Das ist es, worüber wir sprechen müssen, nicht über „Werbung“ oder vermutete Einflussnahme, weil Google eine Platine mitfinanziert hat oder Lehrkräften zeigt, wie man GoogleDocs im Unterricht einsetzen kann. Wir müssen über die Entmachtung des Staates sprechen."

Digitale Bildungspolitik: Der Staat kommt seinen Aufgaben und Pflichten nicht nach

spreeblick.com

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41 days ago

Außen vor in der Diskussion bleibt Paragraf 219a. Dieser untersagt, kurz gesagt, jedwede Form öffentlicher Werbung für Schwangerschaftsabbrüche gegen Entgelt – und sei es nur die Kostenübernahme durch Krankenversicherungen. Dass die rein sachliche Information über den medizinischen Eingriff bereits Werbung darstellen soll, will Hänel nicht länger akzeptieren. „Dass das so offen formuliert ist im Gesetz, dass fast jede Erwähnung darunterfallen kann, geht nicht“, sagt die 61-Jährige. Dafür ist sie bereit, den Weg durch alle Instanzen zu gehen.

Kampf gegen den vergessenen Paragrafen

fr.de

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41 days ago

Warum Elsevier das &quot;Forscher-Facebook&#039;&quot; Researchgate verklagt

deutschlandfunk.de

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42 days ago

The benefits of AI might be lost to a GM-style backlash.
A brain drain to the private sector is harming universities.
Expertise and wealth are being concentrated in a handful of firms.
The field has a huge diversity problem.

Artificial intelligence risks GM-style public backlash, experts warn

theguardian.com

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44 days ago

Was tun gegen die AfD?

akweb.de

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44 days ago

"Whether you yourself were abused or you are speaking up on someone else’s behalf, you open yourself up to criticisms that you are distracting from the real work of the movement. Rather than speaking about your intended focus—be it labor organizing, coalition building, communications strategies or direct action planning—you are forced into the position of feeling hysterical, becoming a caricature: the woman who is decrying sexism or misogyny in the movement. Almost instantly, you feel your comrades change how they see you: Once an organizer first and foremost, you’re now a woman before all else. It’s jarring. Moments prior you were a respected leader, and suddenly you are suspect.

But when women (it’s not always women, but it usually is) raise the issue of sexual violence on the Left, we do so out of our commitment to building the strongest and most sustainable possible movement. An insistence on taking sexual violence seriously is not a distraction—it is central."

The Left Needs To Confront Its Own Sexual Assault Problem

inthesetimes.com

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44 days ago

This YouTuber Is Figuring Out How to Counter the Alt-Right’s Dominance of the Site

nymag.com

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51 days ago

"The majority of my work takes the form of phone sex (which, yes, is still a thriving industry). Part of this job is relating to my regulars as though we know each other IRL, even if we don’t. I ask them about their day as if it has consequences for my own life, I talk to them about their work stress, I pretend to share a drink or a meal with them, I rehearse conversations and negotiations that they want to have with their “real life” lovers as a proxy fill-in, and I sometimes even fight with them to urge them to express feelings that they otherwise resist acknowledging.

For this reason, I felt an odd and surprising kinship with Joi. ... My job, like Joi’s, is to create for my clients the sort of relational experience that they desire or need at a given moment, which often means selectively revealing dimensions of myself (MILF, sexpot, intellectual companion, caring partner). In other words, Joi, the AI “pleasure model,” serves a function that is deeply resonant with my own. ...

It is a common trope in sci-fi and speculative fiction to view AI as a threat to our humanity. I will refer to this as the technophobic critique. Those who hold this seem afraid that this technology is so seductive that we will be unable to transition from AI back to human interactions.
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Related to this is what I will call the feminist critique (of the second wave variety)... In this critique, sex workers who participate in fantasy production bow to the desires of cis men within hetero-patriarchy, ultimately alienating both men and women from themselves and each other.
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This reading always poses the question: what agency do sex workers have in their work? If they train themselves to explicitly cater to male desire as a mode of livelihood, do they not both give men unrealistic expectations of romantic and/or sexual relationships, and lose a sense of self in the process, forging a double alienation. Is their work, in other words, not directly antithetical to healthy and flourishing human relationships?
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While they only hint at this problem in the movie and do nothing to resolve it, they do give us an analogue with which to understand it: that of the memory producer. (Ana Stelline)
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While Ana produces memories, Joi produces fantasies. If there is an ethic that can be attached to the production of memories, why not the production of fantasies?
...By writing-off Joi and the relationship that K has with her as artificial, technophobic or feminist critics miss the film’s nuanced eschewal of real/artificial as meaningful or morally significant categories. These boundaries never hold up in practice. Replicants consistently transcend their purpose and go off “baseline.” Similarly, memory makers, fantasy producers, and sex workers all do work that is real in their consequences, even if it is different than the intimacy experienced in non-transactional relationships."

Sex Work and the Value of Fantasy in Blade Runner 2049

thesocietypages.org

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51 days ago

"Die Selbst-Viktimisierung ist das mythologische Zentrum der Rechten, schreiben die Autoren selbst sehr zutreffend. Aber welche Schlüsse ziehen sie daraus? Die Autoren schwanken irgendwie zwischen einerseits, man muss die Rechten verunsichern, ihnen zu erkennen geben, dass man sie für Arschlöcher hält und andererseits dem Versuch, ihre Argumente zu widerlegen. Und ich finde, an dieser Stelle hätte man sich irgendwann entscheiden müssen. Ja, liebe Herren Leo, Steinbeis und Zorn. Mir hat „Schrei nach Liebe“ von den Ärzten damals auch gefallen, und hätten Sie Ihre Kommunikationsstrategie alleine darauf gestützt, wäre es halbwegs stimmig geblieben. Aber so? Man kann die Rechten nicht mit sachlichen Argumenten schlagen. Hierzu habe ich auf Twitter zwei sehr kluge Sätze von Hannes Voigt gelesen:
Es hat wenig Sinn, die völkische Rechte nach Maßstäben von Logik und Konsistenz zu messen. Ressentiment ist nicht logisch.
Damit ist das gesamte Dilemma einer Debatte benannt, die versucht, den Rechten argumentativ, mit Logik, mit Intellekt beizukommen. Es kann nicht funktionieren.
Damit ist das gesamte Dilemma einer Debatte benannt, die versucht, den Rechten argumentativ, mit Logik, mit Intellekt beizukommen. Es kann nicht funktionieren.
Und obwohl Leo/Steinbeis/Zorn das „rechte Sprachspiel“ gut analysiert haben, erliegen sie ebenfalls der Versuchung, argumentativ dagegenzuhalten und die Rechten intellektuell entlarven zu wollen. Das liest sich stellenweise schön, wird aber in keiner Face-To-Face-Situation gelingen. Es gibt daher nur zwei erfolgversprechende Strategien. Die des gezielten Ignorieren und/oder die des offensiven Dagegenhaltens.
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Leo/Steinbeis/Zorn sehen den zentralen Grund für die Stärke der neuen Rechten übrigens im Desaster der Linken, ohne ein einziges valides Argument für diese These zu liefern. Mir scheinen die Autoren hier eher dem rechten Narrativ vom linken Mainstream aufgesessen zu sein, mit dem es freilich so ist wie mit dem Yeti. Es gibt ihn nicht.
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Wenn man von dem aktuellen Rechtsruck in der deutschen Gesellschaft spricht, muss einmal mehr auch darauf hingewiesen werden, dass die AfD gerade auch ein Medienphänomen ist und ihr Aufstieg zu einem nicht unerheblichen Teil das Resultat eines journalistischen, medialen Versagens ist."

Mit Rechten reden. Wirklich?

internet-law.de

eve massacre

59 days ago

I gotz another attack of Labour/Corbyn-envy.

"Corbyn will use his first major speech since his party’s conference to talk about how his leadership has overseen a transformation of the Labour party, using mass participation and new technology platforms, and suggest the same could be applied to the British economy and business.

“The top-down model of organisation – whether in politics, the media or in business – is being challenged and is breaking down,” he will say.

Corbyn will say Labour is not opposed to technological advancement, but digital giants such as Uber and Deliveroo have built their success not on their technological advantage, but by “establishing a monopoly in their marketplaces and using that to drive wages and conditions down”.

“Imagine an Uber run co-operatively by their drivers, collectively controlling their futures, agreeing their own pay and conditions, with profits shared or re-invested,” he will say.

“The biggest obstacle to this is not technological, but a rigged economic system that favours wealth extractors, not wealth creators.”

Corbyn will cite evidence from the party’s new report on alternative models of ownership, which he said will examine how the benefits of the digital age and the “rise of the robots” can benefit both workers and customers, through a shorter working week and by putting the ownership and control of the robots in the hands of those who work with them.

“We don’t claim to have all the answers, but are thinking radically about how we can use the power of new technology in the coming decades to make our economy work for us all,” he will say."

Corbyn: Hammond right to say Labour threatens whole economic system

theguardian.com

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60 days ago

From an outsider position like mine this looks like a solid overview. I'm always thankful for such summarizing essays (while also aware that as always lots of it is interpretation).

"While it is certain that – with 16 parties on the ballot – this election has the largest selection of competing parties since 1945, most of them will not gain a noteworthy number of votes. Still, we should expect large shifts in the electorate on 15 October.

For the first time, an overwhelming number of contending parties are no longer defining themselves as parties, but instead want to be called lists and movements (inspired by Macron’s campaign in France). Also, for the very first time, there is a real chance that a left-wing populist party, the Liste Peter Pilz, might make it into parliament, thus further diversifying the party-spectrum in Austria. At the same time, the Greens may very well face their biggest electoral defeat at a parliamentary election, just one year after having won the presidency.

Polls over the last few weeks have been consistent with the idea that the ÖVP and Sebastian Kurz are the probable election winners. However, a noteworthy number of voters are still undecided. Kurz becoming the next chancellor is thus not as set in stone as Merkel’s win in Germany was."

Austria election preview: Sebastian Kurz and the rise of the Austrian ‘anti-party’

blogs.lse.ac.uk

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61 days ago

Die Angst geht um an der Falkenstrasse

woz.ch

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62 days ago

Hermansson was part of Hope Not Hate, a UK-based organization established in 2004. The group is known for combating racist and fascist organizations with unorthodox methods like infiltration.

With the help of Hope Not Hate, Hermansson fabricated an identity — replete with an elaborate backstory and a host of social media accounts — and penetrated one of Europe’s most influential white supremacist “think tanks,” the London Forum.
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“A lot of people underestimate how serious this is. They think national socialism is a relic of the ‘30s,” he said. “I can tell you that it definitely isn’t. These people are committed, and racism and anti-Semitism are absolutely at the core of what they believe and do.”

Hermansson also explained that the alt-right is best understood “as a cultural movement above all else.”

“Their goal is to change the culture, and that means making their ideas mainstream,” he told me. “They want it to be okay to hold their opinions in public. They want to be able to express their racist ideas in the public square so that they can be openly talked about.”

Meet the guy who spent 12 months undercover in Europe&#039;s alt-right movement

vox.com

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65 days ago

„Ich kann euch alle haben.“ Maskulinitätsideologien und Rechtsnationalismus

geschichtedergegenwart.ch

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68 days ago

What a piece!

"Steve Bannon’s actions are often analyzed through the lens of his professed ideology, that of an anti-Islam, anti-immigrant, anti-“Globalist” crusader bent on destroying prevailing liberal ideas about immigration, diversity, and economics. To be sure, much of that comes through in the documents obtained by BuzzFeed News. ...
Still, it is less often we think about Bannon simply as a media executive in charge of a private company. Any successful media executive produces content to expand audience size. The Breitbart alt-right machine, embodied by Milo Yiannopoulos, may read most clearly in this context. It was a brilliant audience expansion machine, financed by billionaires, designed to draw in people disgusted by some combination of identity politics, Muslim and Hispanic immigration, and the idea of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in the White House. And if expanding that audience meant involving white nationalists and neo-Nazis, their participation could always be laundered to hide their contributions.

Yiannopoulos’s brand is his ego. Yet his role within the media ecosystem — building an audience around identity politics in the era of news organizations relying on social media for growth — makes him far less unique than he might believe."

Alas that's what Buzzfeed and VICE and as lil' copycats Bento & co. try to cash in on too.

Here&#039;s How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream

buzzfeed.com

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74 days ago

"Responding to President Trump’s tweet this week that “Facebook was always anti-Trump,” Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, defended the company by noting that Mr. Trump’s opponents also criticize it — as having aided Mr. Trump. If everyone is upset with you, Mr. Zuckerberg suggested, you must be doing something right.

“Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don’t like,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “That’s what running a platform for all ideas looks like.”

This doesn’t hold water at all.

Are you bothered by fake news, systematic misinformation campaigns and Facebook “dark posts” — micro-targeted ads not visible to the public — aimed at African-Americans to discourage them from voting? You must be one of those people “upset about ideas” you disagree with.

Are you troubled when agents of a foreign power pose online as American Muslims and post incendiary content that right-wing commentators can cite as evidence that all American Muslims are sympathizers of terrorist groups like the Islamic State? Sounds like you can’t handle a healthy debate.

Does it bother you that Russian actors bought advertisements aimed at swing states to sow political discord during the 2016 presidential campaign, and that it took eight months after the election to uncover any of this? Well, the marketplace of ideas isn’t for everyone.

Mr. Zuckerberg’s preposterous defense of Facebook’s failure in the 2016 presidential campaign is a reminder of a structural asymmetry in American politics. It’s true that mainstream news outlets employ many liberals, and that this creates some systemic distortions in coverage (effects of trade policies on lower-income workers and the plight of rural America tend to be underreported, for example). But bias in the digital sphere is structurally different from that in mass media, and a lot more complicated than what programmers believe."

Zuckerberg’s Preposterous Defense of Facebook

nytimes.com

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76 days ago

For Preciado, Hefner’s defense of men’s right to the home emerges as one of “the most significant heterosexual counter narratives to the gender divisions of the Cold War regime.” Lamenting in an editorial that “the overwhelming percentage of homes is furnished by women,” Playboy questioned the gendered relationship between domesticity and femininity, hoping for its new man to recolonize the space women had “expropriated from him.”

Feministing Reads: Beatriz Preciado’s Pornotopia

feministing.com

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77 days ago

Taxing the techie billionaires is a start, but only when cities refuse to be their hosts will they cease to be their parasites.

Zucktown, USA

thebaffler.com

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79 days ago

🔥"Der Sammelband möchte die autoritären Sehnsüchte in der queeren Szene entlarven. Doch er benutzt dies für einen neokonservativen Rollback, der vor allem an seiner Feindseligkeit gegenüber Muslimen deutlich wird."

Angriff der Homocons

kritisch-lesen.de

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