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[OPINION] Aswang: A strange new energy
Contemporary Filipinos have humorously deconstructed and reconstructed the aswang and its beastly kin as intimate parts of the Filipino worldview, much like the beasts of ancient Greek mythology
mythology  philippines  politics  rappler 
3 days ago by ignatz
Human Rights Impact Assessment
Facebook on their genocidally incompetent Myanmar project (PDF)
myanmar  burma  facebook  politics  villainy  genocide  murder  socialnetworks  fakenews  prooaganda 
november 2018 by ignatz
Joe Hill
I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you or me
Says I, But Joe, you're ten years dead
I never died, says he
I never died, says he
music  politics  union 
october 2018 by ignatz
Outsourced To China
Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education
china  politics  education  usa  universities  propaganda 
march 2018 by ignatz
Peter Thiel Funds ‘Unethical,’ Offshore Herpes Vaccine Trial
pesky regulations swept aside by plucky billionaire in order to test vaccines on hapless foreigners
politics  usa  medicine  bioethics  drugs 
august 2017 by ignatz
Defend J20 Resistance
People who demonstrated on inauguration day are facing ridiculous felony charges
oppression  j20  usa  politics 
august 2017 by ignatz
Dwayne Johnson for President! | GQ
Dwayne Johnson, star of Baywatch, has so much charisma and ambition, some people say he could be president. GQ's Caity Weaver finds out: is the Rock meant for higher office?
politics  usa 
may 2017 by ignatz
Ostrich plan
First order of business on assuming office: Fire 33% of the legislature [names selected at random] and replace them with full-grown adult ostriches, whose mysterious and awesome dignity will elevate t...
ostriches  politics  usa 
april 2017 by ignatz
Hindutva unmasked: Yogi Adityanath, BJP's most strident face, will be its chief minister in UP
The Gorakhpur MP has a well-documented history of provocative anti-Muslim rhetoric and serious criminal cases.
india  politics  race  doom 
march 2017 by ignatz
Richard Rorty’s prescient warnings for the American left - Vox
This liberal philosopher predicted Trump’s rise in 1988 - and he has another warning for the left
march 2017 by ignatz
On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right
What happens when a movement of gamers recognizes they’re not players, but pawns?
politics  usa 
february 2017 by ignatz
Who Is Alexander Dugin, the Man Linking Putin, Erdogan and Trump? - Bloomberg
‘He’s seen as a brilliant philosopher, but brilliance and madness are very close to each other.’
doom  politics  usa  russia  turkey 
february 2017 by ignatz
@whitehouseleak - Album on Imgur
Album uploaded by vapensiero. @whitehouseleak
politics  usa  lol  doom 
january 2017 by ignatz
purported intelligence report on compromised trump
politics  usa  trump  pdf 
january 2017 by ignatz
Why You Are No Longer Invited to Post-Election Potlucks at My House (For Now) – Medium
This is a post about how we’ve been since the presidential election. It’s a post about what I’ve been thinking while I’ve delivered pictures of cookies instead of thoughts. Pictures of dough instead…
politics  usa  sexism  racism  friends 
december 2016 by ignatz
Harry Potter and the Death of the West – Medium
A recent trend in political writing and in the strange mirror world of social media is to draw comparisons between real life figures and characters from JK Rowling books. It’s hard to say how long…
politics  culture  usa  literature  failure  harrypotter 
november 2016 by ignatz
Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family - WSJ
Tyler Shultz says he wanted to shield reputation of former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Theranos director; $400,000 in legal fees
theranos  fraud  startup  villainy  politics 
november 2016 by ignatz
elizabeth warren's letter to trump specifying corrupt officials
politics  trump  usa 
november 2016 by ignatz
Communist Party Generator
a new splinter party on each reload
generators  ha  politics 
june 2016 by ignatz
The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret - Bloomberg
How a legendary bond trader from Salomon Brothers brokered a do-or-die deal that reshaped U.S.-Saudi relations for generations.
usa  politics  news 
may 2016 by ignatz
Dark Money | OpenSecrets
Dark Money Groups spend millions influencing our elections without reporting where the money came from. Learn more about their growing influence.
politics  usa  villainy  finance 
april 2016 by ignatz
How to Hack an Election
Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.
hacking  politics 
march 2016 by ignatz
Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department
Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments had given millions to the Clinton Foundation.
politics  usa  corruption  clinton 
february 2016 by ignatz
Woody Guthrie, 'Old Man Trump' and a real estate empire's racist foundations
In the 1950s, Woody Guthrie lived in one of Fred Trump's buildings. In newly discovered, never before published writings, Guthrie bitterly rails against the developer's color line.
politics  usa  race  trump  music  woodyguthrie 
january 2016 by ignatz
Islamic State Helps Assad Gain Legitimacy in West - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In the fight against Islamic State, the West is considering cooperating with the Syrian army. There's a hitch though: Assad's troops aren't just too weak to defeat IS -- they also have no interest in doing so.
politics  war 
december 2015 by ignatz
The Same Number Of Americans Live In The Red Region As In The Orange Region
the American population is very unevenly distributed around the country, with a significant amount densely populated on tiny strips of land.
population  visualization  usa  politics  sociology  geography 
november 2015 by ignatz
2016 Presidential Form 2 Filers
Entire list of lost souls who want to be president and filed with the FEC.
ha  usa  elections  psychoceramics  psychiatry  politics  failure 
november 2015 by ignatz
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