George Monbiot: The Banks collapsed in 2008 - and our food system isn about to do the same (the Guardian)

2022-05-21 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, George only confirms what many saw coming. Many, but by way not enough, and not at the decision making places, where still a large consensus in favor of big, commercial agriculture, and a techno-solutionist approach to 'problems' prevails. Parallel to Monbiot's piece I recommend to

Guido Caldiron: The age-old roots of the 'plot against Russia' (excerpt)

2022-05-03 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, Since voices from Italy are rarely heard outside Italy, here another Q translation. Cheerio, p+7D! (...) "What seems to emerge (after Lavrov's eggregiious anti-semitic statements' -PR) is the shadow of the cultural humus that looks like having sedimented in the Kremlin during past

Anne Applebaum:

2022-04-30 Thread patrice riemens
NB, just a reminder: I do not necessarily share all the viewpoints expressed in texts I 'filter' for nettime. I just find them interesting &/or worthwhile to take cognizance of. Aloha, I was induced to search for this article by an excerpt in Domani's excellent international affairs

Giorgio Meletti: The generals' optimism vs the lucid fear of the ignorants (Domani)

2022-04-29 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, Back to my traditional pursuit of Q translations (banned be algo/ai-translators ;-) with an op-ed in the Italian quality paper Domani, which tells quite well in which phase we have landed in the 'Ukraine crisis': a bad one, with worse possibly to come ('le pire n'est jamais certain'

Simon Tisdall:

2022-04-24 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, I am afraid this a pretty accurate fuck-up Europe, the 'West', and, collaterally, the World in general, is in. And there is no real solution in sight, apart from ... the 'solution' . Cheers all the same, p+7D! Original to:

'A fascist regime looms in Russia - interview with Greg Yugin

2022-04-04 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, You may want to read this first, Greg Yudin in Open Democracy, just two days before the war: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/odr/russia-ukraine-most-senseless-war-nato-history/ 'A fascist regime looms in Russia - interview with Greg Yugin Moscow sociologist Greg Yudin on

Marie Yovanovitch: "We did not enough to dissuade Putin" (Vanity Fair)

2022-03-20 Thread patrice riemens
Original to: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/03/putin-marie-yovanovitch-biden-ukraine (paywall, limited xs) Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch Talks Path to War Ousted by Donald Trump as his team schemed in Ukraine, Yovanovitch is watching Russia’s war from afar—and urging

Missing beginning ... (Vivek Menezes, Ukraine)

2022-03-18 Thread patrice riemens
Sorry, something went wrong in the c+p process ... The beginning of Vivek M's op-ed is: On a plaque at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, is this by George Santayana: “Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” Cheers to all all the same p+7D!# distributed via

Vivek Menezes: Ukraine and the Lessons of History (Dhaka Tribune)

2022-03-18 Thread patrice riemens
Original to: https://www.dhakatribune.com/op-ed/2022/03/18/ukraine-and-the-new-world-order Ukraine and the New World Order By Vivek Menezes, St Patrick's Day, 2022 ;-) We have seen precisely this before, and Europe is doing it all over again It may be a universal sentiment -- some scholars

Is Russia losing in Ukraine? Indian army generals respond (Times of India video)

2022-03-10 Thread patrice riemens
नमस्ते , "When India speaks, the world listens" -Jawaharlal Nehru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwj3WtrQZaw (20m46s) (with thanks to Harv S) सत्यमेव जयते ! p+7D!# distributed via : no commercial use without permission #is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative

The War to come ...

2022-03-08 Thread patrice riemens
... has already arrived . Aloha, Even though the last two posts on the list are mine, I have no intention to become (again) nettime's #1 poster! So this will be my last one for now. This said I still wanted to share my thoughts - was it only to be relieved of them - about 'the situation'

Ian Mc Ewan: We are haunted by ghosts - and Vladimir Putin's sickly dreams (Guardian)

2022-03-06 Thread patrice riemens
We are haunted by ghosts - and Vladimir Putin's sickly dreams Ian Mc Ewan March 5, 2022 (The Guardian) Catastrophe looms in Ukraine and we cannot just be onlookers. If we don’t try everything to stop hostilities, we will never forgive ourselves. Here we are, in our ringside seats at a bloody

Tim Costello: Vladimir Putin: a miracle defender of Christianity or the most evil man? (Guardian)

2022-03-05 Thread patrice riemens
Interesting ... and frightening. You don't stop messiahs, & they don't stop at anything. Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/06/vladimir-putin-a-miracle-defender-of-christianity-or-the-most-evil-man Vladimir Putin: a miracle defender of Christianity or the most

Rebecca Solnit: It’s time to confront the Trump-Putin network (Guardian)

2022-03-02 Thread patrice riemens
Molly had already send the url, but I think it's worthwhile to have the text in full on the list (& Molly agrees ;-) Cheers, & even more: peace, to all Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/02/time-to-confront-trump-putin-network It’s time to confront the Trump-Putin

Re: The Meaning of Boris Johnson

2022-02-12 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, Let me (allow me to) take Brian's rejoinder as an opportunity to address David's and his argument in face of the (dangerous) shenanigans in 10, Clowning Street (-Marina Hyde, TG) ... and beyond. There is absolutely no doubt that Boris Johnson is a very 'special' character and political

Arjun Appadurai: From Nationalism to Genocidalism (in Modi's India)

2022-01-14 Thread patrice riemens
Original to: https://thewire.in/politics/narendra-modi-india-genocidalism Modi’s India Has Now Entered Genocidalism, the Most Advanced Stage of Nationalism It represents a moment of panic and anxiety in the BJP-RSS combine. Arjun Appadurai, WIRE, January 10, 2022 The recent calls by members

Jon Allsop: Anti-media rhetoric and violence as the ‘French Trump’ launches his campaign (CJR)

2021-12-07 Thread patrice riemens
Original too for all the far too many links ;-) https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/eric_zemmour_media_trump.php? Anti-media rhetoric and violence as the ‘French Trump’ launches his campaign By Jon Allsop, CJR https://www.cjr.org/author/jon-allsop December 6, 2021 YESTERDAY, ERIC ZEMMOUR, a

TikTok banned in India - & the poor lose out (as usual)

2021-12-01 Thread patrice riemens
Original to: https://restofworld.org/2021/instagram-and-class-in-india/ bwo Tripta C & Geert L Instagram has largely replaced TikTok in India, and erased working-class creators By Yashraj Sharma 6 October 2021 • Jharkhand State, India “TikTok was a canteen; Instagram is a café. But the

Re: meta(verse)

2021-10-31 Thread patrice riemens
Hi Felix, Good stuff! > On 10/29/2021 1:40 PM Felix Stalder mailto:fe...@openflows.com > wrote: > > > I'm sure most of you have heard by now that Facebook is renaming itself > "Meta" and promoting a platform called "Metaverse", basically, a shared, > but heavily customizable VR/AR world. > >

Librarian Schipwreck: Imagine the End of Facebook

2021-10-30 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, (original to: https://librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com/2021/10/07/imagine-the-end-of-facebook/) The Wired article that triggered me into looking for, and now 'filtering' this one is here: https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-whistleblower-wont-change-anything/ Imagine the End of

Alexander Galloway, interview with McKenzie Wark (2016, b20)

2021-10-24 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, A good friend of mine was assigned to read texts by McKenzie Wark, and that prompted me to revisit her, which I had not done since the time she was a 'he'. I read the Hacker Manifesto, could not make very much of it, and then 'they' dropped out of my sight. But this interview gave me

Adam Tooze: Covid and the crisis of neo-liberalism

2021-09-02 Thread patrice riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/sep/02/covid-and-the-crisis-of-neoliberalism Covid and the crisis of neo-liberalism by Adam Tooze https://www.theguardian.com/profile/adam-tooze The Guardian, Thursday 2 Sep 2021 If one word could sum up the experience of 2020, it would be

Philippe Aigrain, 1950-2021

2021-07-27 Thread patrice riemens
Philippe Aigrain, the French world known champion of the digital commons died two weeks ago in a mountain accident. He was 71: https://www.liberation.fr/societe/philippe-aigrain-le-sens-du-commun-20210712_WSLMCXM33BFAVFHZVGUTAT6LAE/ (not paywalled, for once, and afaik) I learn about his death

Nouriel Roubini: Conditions are ripe for repeat of 1970s stagflation and 2008 debt crisis (Guardian)

2021-07-02 Thread patrice riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/02/1970s-stagflation-2008-debt-crisis-global-economy Conditions are ripe for repeat of 1970s stagflation and 2008 debt crisis Warning signs are there for global economy, and central banks will be left in impossible position In

Philip Olterman: Prof Jürgen Wertheimer's Cassandra Project (The Guardian)

2021-06-27 Thread patrice riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jun/26/project-cassandra-plan-to-use-novels-to-predict-next-war At first I thought, this is crazy’: the real-life plan to use novels to predict the next war Three years ago, a small group of academics at a German university launched an

Denmark helped US spy on Angela Merkel and European allies (The Guardian)

2021-05-31 Thread patrice riemens
Pls jump to the Guardian article if you're bored in advance! This is indeed extremely serious indeed - but far from surprising. I have now maintained for more than 30 yrs that intelligence services, wherever, are largely if not totally out of control, form a state in the state (the core of

Vivek Menezes: The dystopian dichotomies of vaccine apartheid (Dhaka Tribune)

2021-05-01 Thread patrice riemens
Arundhati Roy's Guardian opinion piece is tragically brilliant, but it focusses on India. Vivek Menezes' one point to a much more global, and just as culpable, failure. (original to: https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2021/04/30/op-ed-the-dystopian-dichotomies-of-vaccine-apartheid The

Arundhati Roy: We are whitnessing a crime against humanity (Guardian)

2021-04-29 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/28/crime-against-humanity-arundhati-roy-india-covid-catastrophe It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us

Re: what does monetary value indicate?

2021-04-03 Thread patrice riemens
"NFTs Weren’t Supposed to End Like This" ... ... but under 'greed and capitalism' (-Boris Johnson) they did ... > On 04/02/2021 8:39 PM Ted Byfield wrote: > > > On 18 Mar 2021, at 13:21, I wrote: > > > Felix, what you're talking about looks theoretical, but at root these > > are really

Re: what does monetary value indicate?

2021-03-12 Thread patrice riemens
Aloha, Let me say that First Dog on the Moon has, not for te first time, the definitive, if not answer, then at last commentary on the issue: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/12/cryptoart-what-is-it-and-can-you-eat-it Enjoy! have a nice day and don't become fungible! p+7D!

David Graeber: After the Pandemic, We Can’t Go Back to Sleep (Jacobin)

2021-03-10 Thread patrice riemens
bwo Barbara Strebel, with thanks. David Graeber: After the Pandemic, We Can’t Go Back to Sleep (original to: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/david-graeber-posthumous-essay-pandemic ) In an essay penned shortly before his death, David Graeber argued that post-pandemic, we can’t slip back

Evgeny Morozov: Why the GameStop affair is a perfect example of 'platform populism' (TG)

2021-02-04 Thread patrice riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/03/gamestop-platform-populism-uber-airbnb-wework-robinhood-democracy (bwo Eduard de Jong Frz, with thanks) Why the GameStop affair is a perfect example of 'platform populism' Evgeny Morozov, The Guardian Wed 3 Feb 2021 Like

Judith Butler: Why Donald Trump will never admit defeat

2021-01-20 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/20/donald-trump-election-defeat-covid-19-deaths Why Donald Trump will never admit defeat Judith Butler, The Guardian, Wed 20 Jan 2021 Whether it is deaths from Covid-19 or his own election defeat, admitting loss is something

Rebecca Solnit: Call it what it was: a coup attempt (The Guardian)

2021-01-07 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/06/trump-mob-storm-capitol-washington-coup-attempt Call it what it was: a coup attempt Rebecca Solnit I call it a coup attempt because, though I assume that it will not prevent the Biden presidency, it certainly intended. ‘On

Re: New Trend? Surveillance Denial.

2020-10-06 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2020-10-04 23:04, carlo von lynX wrote: <...> These folks have been criticizing 'Social Dilemma' in a style much like we saw a decade ago doubting the existence of a global planetary heating crisis. Much like when Al Gore's documentary came out, which then turned out to be mostly accurate.

Bernard Stiegler R.I.P.

2020-08-08 Thread Patrice Riemens
Aloha, It is not to me to write an obit for Bernard Stiegler, who passed away the day before yesterday. Many nettimers can do that much better, and I hope some will do. But his death by suicide - now in the public domain:

Re: discussing zoom fatigue

2020-07-05 Thread Patrice Riemens
Ola Ola On 2020-07-03 11:27, Geert Lovink wrote: > Dear nettimers, > > I suppose many of you who’re into teaching have had an intense and > exhausting period of giving online classes. > > I am trying to gather experiences of what’s now called ‘Zoom > fatigue’. Of course this is by no means

Re: And there must be no bowing down - Today's Eleven

2020-03-23 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2020-03-23 20:57, John Hopkins wrote: > Cecile -- plz avoid editorializing on some of these links -- the > following "now used against covid19" really is a huge mis-statement. > There is a tiny bit of anecdotal information that chloroquine > mitigates the virus' symptoms/effects... it is *not*

Re: Should use mobile phone data to monitor public health

2020-03-18 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2020-03-18 10:38, mp wrote: > On 18/03/2020 09:20, Felix Stalder wrote: > >> Is it likely that we manage to enact these? No. But simply calling >> for the protection of personal privacy, or accepting the general >> state of emergency, will be even worse. > > Perhaps attempt to (re)generate

Re: nettime: down & up and the need for long-term archiving

2020-03-11 Thread Patrice Riemens
Aloha All, Makes total sense Mark - at least to me. A _supplementary_ option for the nettime archives could be to contact with the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. They have an ever expanding digital fond. Also: I was interviewed a few weeks ago by the digital

Re: Latin as revolutionary act? (Morlock Elloi)

2019-11-11 Thread Patrice Riemens
JES! On 2019-11-11 10:08, Laura Chimera wrote: Isn’t this what Esperanto was made for? My thoughts exactly! On Mon, 11 Nov 2019 at 08:09, Patrick Lichty wrote: Isn’t this what Esperanto was made for? Let’s speak Klingon! On Nov 11, 2019, at 6:00 AM, Renée Lynn Reizman wrote: Ignoring

Re: Ben Quinn: Julian Assange shows psychological torture symptoms, says UN expert (Guardian)

2019-06-01 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-06-01 00:30, Molly Hankwitz wrote: (...) I think Julian Assange should be given medical support and let go back to Australia. (...) +1 ... and that he goes fishing or meditate or ... and that we never hear from him again. But as John Young pointed out ... 'fat chance'. At the

Ben Quinn: Julian Assange shows psychological torture symptoms, says UN expert (Guardian)

2019-05-31 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/may/31/julian-assange-shows-psychological-torture-symptoms-says-un-expert Julian Assange shows psychological torture symptoms, says UN expert UK government urged not to extradite WikiLeaks co-founder to US where he faces decades in prison

Re: *Farage's as Hyper-leader * A Knoweledge Free Zone* - by Design/ Casaleggio

2019-05-28 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-05-27 19:31, David Garcia wrote: *Farage's as Hyper-leader and the cult of disintermediation* <...> The Italian Connecton Loucaides’ article in the Guardian charts how the connection between Farage and 5Star goes back to a visit in 2015. Not only is Farage immediately impressed by

Adam Entous: How Israel Limited Online Deception During Its Election (The New Yorker)

2019-05-28 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-israel-limited-online-deception-during-its-election Earlier this year, Hanan Melcer, the chairman of Israel’s Central Elections Committee and a veteran justice on the Supreme Court, summoned representatives from major U.S.

Re: Remember shih-chieh ilya li

2019-05-27 Thread Patrice Riemens
Beautiful Obits for 'Ilya Lee'. R.I.P. The two nettime posts by him Geert refers to are here: https://nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-9912/msg00140.html (1999) https://nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-bold-0107/msg00508.html (2001) and they are well worth (re)reading! Ciaoui,

Alan Rusbridger: US efforts to jail Assange for espionage are a grave threat to a free media (Guardian)

2019-05-26 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/26/prosecuting-julian-assange-for-espionage-poses-danger-freedom-of-press US efforts to jail Assange for espionage are a grave threat to a free media Alan Rusbridger, The Guardian, Sun 26 May 2019 I found the WikiLeaks

Re: The Guardian analysis/ Julian Borger on Assange's new indictment

2019-05-24 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-05-24 15:50, Heiko Recktenwald wrote: Dear John and all, Am 24/05/19 um 13:22 schrieb John Young: So too for researchers, academics, NGOs, even, pardon rudeness, these very strutting, cowardly, verbose, media-quoting fora. But it was a very good article. And, as the black poet Amiri

The Guardian analysis/ Julian Borger on Assange's new indictment

2019-05-24 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/may/23/julian-assange-indicted-what-charges-mean-for-free-speech Indicting a journalist? What the new charges against Julian Assange mean for free speech By bringing new charges against the WikiLeaks founder, the Trump administration has

John Harris: Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy? (Guardian)

2019-05-13 Thread Patrice Riemens
Nice key-word: 'hyper-politics' ... Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/13/big-tech-whatsapp-democracy-india Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy? John Harris, The Guardian, Mon 13 May 2019 Social media such as WhatsApp may enable voters,

Guy Standing's report on the Universal Basic Income for the UK Labour Party

2019-05-12 Thread Patrice Riemens
Aloha, This looks like the definitive text for the moment, by the guy (sorry for the trite pun) who maybe nicknamed Mister Basic Income. Report was written at the request of Labour's shadow chancellor and vice-chair John McDonell, who would appear to be one of the very few current

The bane of (over) work

2019-05-06 Thread Patrice Riemens
Aloha, Recent article in the NYT, with a title in the on-line edition much more funky (and apt) than in the print one: "Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy'’ (vs "Longer work hours widen gender gap")

Re: Tom Hodgkinson: What do they do with all that money? (The Idler)

2019-04-25 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-04-26 02:12, Morlock Elloi wrote: It's an easy answer, just imagine that you've been asked by someone from one of the several African nations with GDP less than $800/year, effectively living from $5 a week: How can you possibly spend $200/week? (for EU dole recipients.) Once you get

Tom Hodgkinson: What do they do with all that money? (The Idler)

2019-04-25 Thread Patrice Riemens
bwo The Idler https://www.idler.co.uk/ Dear Idlers, As you may recall, I am a fan of the Financial Times, even though I don't understand it. One of my favourite FT tropes is "executive pay gets out of hand". Every day I torment myself by reading about the millions American über-capitalist

Re: Guardian Live on Assange's arrest/Internet archives

2019-04-11 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-04-11 19:01, newme...@aol.com wrote: It is "Five Eyes" who are now trying to crack down on the Internet -- as reflected in the communiques coming from their last meeting in Australia. "Regulation" of Facebook is also likely to be based on their plans -- as reflected in recent sweeping

Re: Guardian Live on Assange's arrest

2019-04-11 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-04-11 13:16, John Young wrote: New TV link of Assange arrest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stTMt1tLT4g There are already 3 pages of minute-by-minute reporting on the arrest, pbly m few more to come:

Douglas Rushkoff: How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse (Medium/Guardian)

2019-03-29 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/23/tech-industry-wealth-futurism-transhumanism-singularity How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse Douglas Rushkoff for Medium, The Guardian, Tue 24 Jul 2018 Silicon Valley’s elite are hatching plans to

John Harris: The global battle for the internet is just starting

2019-03-25 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/25/cold-war-digital-china-facebook-mark-zuckerberg The global battle for the internet is just starting by John Harris, The Guardian, Mon 25 Mar 2019. Two competing visions of our digital future have emerged from China and

First Dog on the Moon: Facebook, Google, Twitter: they'd still be dreadful without the fascists

2019-03-20 Thread Patrice Riemens
And then, as usual, First Dog on the Moon outclasses all text only comments "If Facebook’s algorithms are clever enough to send you ads for things you’ve talked about, they are clever enough to get rid of Nazis"

Toby Manhire: Mark Zuckerberg, four days on, your silence on Christchurch is deafening

2019-03-20 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/20/mark-zuckerberg-four-days-on-your-silence-on-christchurch-is-deafening Mark Zuckerberg, four days on, your silence on Christchurch is deafening by Toby Manhire, The Guardian, Opinion, Wed 20 Mar 2019 In New Zealand we’re

Jason Wilson: Australians are asking how did we get here? (re: Christchurch) (The Guardian)

2019-03-17 Thread Patrice Riemens
original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/17/australians-are-asking-how-did-we-get-here-well-islamophobia-is-practically-enshrined-as-public-policy Australians are asking how did we get here? Well, Islamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy Any 28-year-old

The World Wide Web 30 years later: We Wove a Tangle (Guardian Editorial)

2019-03-12 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/11/the-guardian-view-on-the-world-wide-web-we-wove-a-tangle The Guardian view on the world wide web: we wove a tangle (Guardian Editorial) Mon 11 Mar 2019 Thirty years ago, a physicist dreamed up a way to organise information

Re: At last the brexit dividend

2019-03-11 Thread Patrice Riemens
Hi David et All, I am really happy that you took over from me as Brexistan War Correspondant! The situation is indeed most desperate. We are now waiting for 'the telegram from Sadova' ... 30st of March will be a very special day - or a complete anti-climax. I am still hoping for the latter

Re: Facebook’s “toxic” global lobbying

2019-03-03 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-03-03 12:10, Keith Hart wrote: The corporations already are the lawmaker of the world. (...) With other words the cyberpunk writers of the late 80s/90s were right from the start. The not evenly distributed future has arrived for real, and maybe a little sooner than anticipated. So we

Arundhati Roy on Balakot, Kashmir And India

2019-03-02 Thread Patrice Riemens
01/03/2019 Our Captured, Wounded Hearts: Arundhati Roy On Balakot, Kashmir And India By deploying the IAF, Narendra Modi has ensured that Kashmir is conclusively internationalised. By Arundhati Roy NEW DELHI -- With his reckless "pre-emptive" airstrike on Balakot in Pakistan, Prime Minister

Julia Ebner: Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy (Guardian)

2019-02-18 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/18/online-conspiracy-theorists-democracy Opinion - Technology Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy Julia Ebner Cannibals, aliens and clandestine lizard overlords: thanks to algorithms, such ideas

Carole Cadwalladr: A digital gangster destroying democracy: the damning verdict on Facebook (Guardian)

2019-02-17 Thread Patrice Riemens
From our "we always thought it, but now we know" Dept. ... Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/18/a-digital-gangster-destroying-democracy-the-damning-verdict-on-facebook A digital gangster destroying democracy: the damning verdict on Facebook Parliament’s report into

Why I have stopped reading about Brexit

2019-02-14 Thread Patrice Riemens
Aloha, I was a Brexit addict. Till the day before yesterday. I used to spell the Guardian online and go thru all the vagaries of that great soap. But no longer. I might merely scan the headline, and may be even not. I 'know' what is going to happen (even though you never can know). The

John Lichfield: Who Are the Gilets Jaunes? (Guardian)

2019-02-10 Thread Patrice Riemens
My reason to 'filter' this article to the list is that it gives a useful round-up of the somewhat convoluted nature of the French Gilets Jaunes movement. It's up to to reader to fill in or dissent with some interpretative elements. I for one, do not agree with Lichfield's take on the 'fed

James Bridle: Review of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff (Guardian)

2019-02-05 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/02/age-of-surveillance-capitalism-shoshana-zuboff-review The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff review – we are the pawns Tech companies want to control every aspect of what we do, for profit. A bold, important book

Re: Paul Mason: Britain's impossible futures (Le Monde diplomatique, English edition)

2019-02-04 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-02-04 15:48, David Garcia wrote: Paul Mason wrote: The left at a crossroads By the end of February it is likely that May’s attempt to renegotiate Brexit will fail, stockpiling of food and medicines will increase, and sterling and growth will fall sharply. In an atmosphere of crisis,

PS: Paul Mason: Britain's impossible futures (Le Monde diplomatique, English edition)

2019-02-04 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-02-04 13:53, Patrice Riemens wrote: A woman harasses Brazilian skateboarders on a London street, demanding they stop speaking ‘Brazilian’. The confrontation, emblematic in its stupidity, goes viral on Twitter on 29 January. It was not easy to find the incident Paul mason is refring

Paul Mason: Britain's impossible futures (Le Monde diplomatique, English edition)

2019-02-04 Thread Patrice Riemens
Orignal to: https://mondediplo.com/2019/02/01brexit Brexit deadlock as countdown continues Britain’s impossible futures The UK parliament is at an impasse, the latest vote producing a majority for a renegotiation of its departure from Europe that the EU cannot grant. Both main parties risk

Re: notes from Brexania in limbo...

2019-01-27 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2019-01-28 03:39, Heiko Recktenwald wrote: Am 18/01/19 um 16:48 schrieb James Wallbank: Thanks for this summary David, I'd suggest that it's broadly accurate. Some of you may have noticed that Brexit has pretty much incinerated my social media presence (which used to focus on the impacts

Re: John Naughton on Shoshana Zuboff: 'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

2019-01-27 Thread Patrice Riemens
ndemic, accident, fire, flood and famine will obliterate the group-mind and save independent thinking... at the cost of a few hundred million lives. Happy days! James = On 25/01/2019 20:14, carlo von lynX wrote: On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 09:00:33PM +0100, Patrice Riemens wrote: Well, as I u

Re: John Naughton on Shoshana Zuboff: 'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

2019-01-25 Thread Patrice Riemens
Well, as I understood Shoshana Z, the pb is that you cannot, in the current dispensation, legislate something that would destroy the very basis on which today's version of capitalism is based. Making data gathering illegal is not a tweak, it's system(ic) change. On 2019-01-25 19:39,

John Naughton on Shoshana Zuboff: 'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

2019-01-25 Thread Patrice Riemens
bwo Kiran Jonnalagadda & Frederick Noronha, with thanks original to: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook 'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a

Re: The Cryptopticon

2019-01-08 Thread Patrice Riemens
, Patrice Riemens wrote: > People have chosen for convenience, even at the cost of all-round > surveillance. But somewhere in their mind they know it's not 100% okay. > So no wonder they stigmatize 'you'. Nothing like freedom to engender &

Re: The Cryptopticon

2019-01-07 Thread Patrice Riemens
Aloha, Agreing with Morlock, but it's in fact even worse than. Before using crypto, you're already into using a lot of devices, and non-possession of these, e.g. smartphones, not only makes you suspect, it increasingly makes your life impossible. Same with banking without a debit/credit card

Re: Foundations for "Anthropocene Socialist" Movement

2018-12-30 Thread Patrice Riemens
Grüzi Mittenand, "You do one thing" was an admonition I often heard when I lived in India. My 'thing' I'd advise you (all?) to 'do' would be : (re)read Bolo'bolo! (*) It's of course not _the_ (only) solution, but as a 'realistoc utopia' it does give a number of possible lines of thought &

Re: Michael Sontheimer: Ecuador sours on Assange (Financial Review, Australia)

2018-12-13 Thread Patrice Riemens
12, 2018, at 8:18 AM, Patrice Riemens wrote: A nice round-up of julian A's current preddicament. Does not look very positive. My hunch is still that Assange has fallen into the purview of Mueller's investigation. Original to: https://www.afr.com/news/world/europe/a-wornout-welcome

Michael Sontheimer: Ecuador sours on Assange (Financial Review, Australia)

2018-12-12 Thread Patrice Riemens
A nice round-up of julian A's current preddicament. Does not look very positive. My hunch is still that Assange has fallen into the purview of Mueller's investigation. Original to:

Christophe Guilluy: France is deeply fractured. Gilets jaunes are just a symptom (Guardian)

2018-12-09 Thread Patrice Riemens
Aloha, Below Guilly's op-ed, links to two other Guardian features worth looking at, today's The Observer's analysis of the Gillets Jaunes movement, and a sum-up of the interview with Daniel Cohn-Bendit ("we wanted to oust a general, they want a general in power") which nicely illustrates the

The Circle revisited: Apple Stores' carefully managed drama (Jonny Bunning, The Guardian)

2018-12-05 Thread Patrice Riemens
original to: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/03/claps-and-cheers-apple-stores-carefully-managed-drama Apple stores' carefully managed drama Those ‘geniuses’ in the bright, sleek Apple store are underpaid, overhyped and characters in a well-managed fiction story By Jonny

Isobel Thompson: Is Mueller targetting Assange? (Vanity Fair)

2018-11-30 Thread Patrice Riemens
Aloha, That was my first thought when reading about the 'glitch' made by the DoJ when Assange's name was mentionned in an unrelated case paper. I tested the idea on a friend who found it not far from 'sniffed at by rats' (Dutch loc for bollocks). Yesterday I was interviewed on radio (no

Evgeny Morozov: The 'sharing economy' has been seized by big money

2018-11-27 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/27/airbnb-city-bikes-sharing-economy-big-money From Airbnb to city bikes, the ‘sharing economy’ has been seized by big money To flourish, the informal digital networks providing new services needed to be protected from the

Re: Seth Abramson: We need a new kind of journalism (Guardian)

2018-11-24 Thread Patrice Riemens
ntroducing the term “curatorial” to the methods and the journey that take us from journalism to history.. And isnt this another sign that "curatorial” is rapidly becoming an overextended concept in danger of losing all meaning. David Garcia On 24 Nov 2018, at 10:41, Patrice Riemens wrote:

Seth Abramson: We need a new kind of journalism (Guardian)

2018-11-24 Thread Patrice Riemens
A little bit too much plug for his book to my taste, which also (as I read here) carries a whiff of the Latin proverb 'who proves too much proves nothing', yet good stuff all teh same. Cheers from the French Himalayas, p+2D! ... Original to:

Re: Brazil: staring into the abyss

2018-11-13 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2018-11-13 16:42, Rafael Evangelista wrote: just to say that the absentee rate is not too far from the historical trend for federal elections, but I agree with the rest of the description 100%. On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 9:47 AM Felix Stalder wrote: I just spent ten days in the city and

Sarah Crown: The End of the End of the Earth by Jonathan Franzen review (Guardian)

2018-11-09 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/09/the-end-of-the-end-of-the-earth-by-jonathan-franzen-review-hope-in-an-age-of-crisis The End of the End of the Earth by Jonathan Franzen review – hope in an age of crisis A writer at the top of his game considers climate change, what we

Hatice Cengiz: Jamal Khashoggi deserves justice. (Guardian)

2018-11-02 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/02/jamal-khashoggi-justice-unite-hatice-cengiz Jamal Khashoggi deserves justice. The world must unite to pursue his killers Those responsible for taking the life of my kind, generous and compassionate fiance should not escape

Re: Identity and difference

2018-10-25 Thread Patrice Riemens
In a French philosophy class 50 yrs ago this thread would have provided a fantastic 'baccalaureat' exam subject, since it encapsulates the no 1 issue of French philosphy, as expressed in the title Vincent Descombes' awesome overview of the same: Le Meme et l'Autre (The One and the Other) being

Lynsey Hanley: What’s the point of growth if it creates so much misery?

2018-10-15 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/15/we-can-rebuild-economy-foundations-up What’s the point of growth if it creates so much misery? By Lynsey Hanley Forget the ‘high-skill, hi-tech’ obsession: we should invest in everyday services to create a society run for

Re: elections in Brazil / media/ Meanwhile, in Riace (Calabria, Italy ...

2018-10-14 Thread Patrice Riemens
On 2018-10-14 00:50, Brian Holmes wrote: Keith, I would be glad that you are right, because I do not have any desire for the kinds of conflicts brewing now, not in the country where I live, nor anywhere. I want to be clear on one thing though, because I apparently was not: If you look at

Tamsin Shaw: Edward Snowden Reconsidered (NYRB)

2018-10-12 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/09/13/edward-snowden-reconsidered/ Edward Snowden Reconsidered Tamsin Shaw New York Review of Books, Sept 13, 2018 This summer, the fifth anniversary of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA surveillance passed quietly, adrift on a tide of news

Follow Glenn Greenwald on Brazil in The Intercept

2018-10-11 Thread Patrice Riemens
Hiya, Re: Brazil elections & politics, one could pbly do worse than following Glenn Greenwald's posts on TheIntercept: https://theintercept.com/staff/glenn-greenwald/ like yesterday's :

Peter Marcuse: The Funny Hearing, Seriously

2018-09-30 Thread Patrice Riemens
THE FUNNY HEARINGS, SERIOUSLY The Kavanaugh senate hearing was efficient and conclusive. It gave Kavanaugh a chance to show how abusive A Supreme Court Judge-in-Waiting could be without ever saying “sorry.” It simply had to make it sure that her story would end up as his story Its conclusions

IT for Full Spectrum Dominance: No Escape, No Future

2018-09-19 Thread Patrice Riemens
Dears, This piece is written with my 'disappeared' friend Arjen Kamphuis in mind, and also thinking of Paul Virilio, the recently deceased French thinker, among whose translators I am proud to have been. A few days ago Vesna send me, off-list, and because I am supposed to be (also) an urban

Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We’re going towards a more divided society' (Guardian)

2018-09-08 Thread Patrice Riemens
Original to: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/08/joseph-stiglitz-on-artificial-intelligence-were-going-towards-a-more-divided-society The technology could vastly improve lives, the economist says – but only if the tech titans that control it are properly regulated. ‘What we have

Nozomi Hayase: Unity for Assange’s Plight Is Necessary To Build a Movement for Democracy (AntiWar)

2018-08-27 Thread Patrice Riemens
Sorry, I have not yet entirely read this article (kinda tl;dr, with my train in less than one hour ...), but it looks worthwhile enough with Julian A. on the verge of being kicked out of the Ecuadorian Embassy with nowhere to go but ...? My opinions on the persona of Assange are sufficiently

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