Remarkable story that adds money laundering to Amazon’s crimes.
Bernie Sanders wants Congress to End US Support for the Yemen War.
(He and his allies are up against powerful lobbyists from Saudi Arabia.)
One hopes for a new, stronger anti-war movement in the United States.
It’s long overdue…. (Plug: The armed-conflict scenes in Carla Rising are written to be anti-war.)
In the Guardian: Netflix: A ‘fat bucket of catch-all content’.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
(As a friend put it the other day:
“I can’t believe how much white men – white people – take their power for granted….”)
‘Founding Weimar’ (Cambridge University Press, 2016.) Wonderful, no-nonsense research by Mark Jones (University College, Dublin) separating real events from large amounts of fear-based rhetoric and propaganda during the early Weimar period — covering just a few key months, from October 1918 to April 1919. Great, remarkable work. Auch auf deutsch.
Screen writer: Hollywood’s exploitation is ‘beyond sexual’ An LA screenwriter blows the whistle on longtime wealthy-male domination of creative work…
Is Trump crazy – Or are we? We tend to see the Trump moment — this ‘post-truth, alternative facts’ moment — as inexplicable, crazy, and new. One writer, at least, says it’s rooted in the American psyche and its history….
Intercept: Wealthy American funding racist material in German – An American website is publishing German anti-Islamic ‘fake news’ to stir up the far-right. The Intercept says the site is financed in part by philanthropist Nina Rosenwald.
What happened to the US publishing industry: Why it’s almost impossible to make a living as a writer today.
NYT: The Agency From a nondescript office building in Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” wreaks havoc around the Internet.
The Aesthetics of Resistance – Vol. 1
English translation of remarkable, if challenging German literature. The Aesthetics of Resistance is the crowning achievement of Peter Weiss (Marat/Sade). Reading a few lines at a time, I find myself stopping to take a breath – or take notes….