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midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Checked out a video with Finkelstein, interesting related media

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midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Fluo posted:

Just to point out Phil Collins is and has always been a right wing poo poo.

Talking about british musicians, I didn't know that Eric Clapton likes to shout "Keep Britain white" when he's drunk.

Guardian article posted:

It was 5 August 1976 and Eric Clapton was drunk, angry and on stage at the Birmingham Odeon. 'Enoch was right,' he told the audience, 'I think we should send them all back.' Britain was, he complained, in danger of becoming 'a black colony' and a vote for controversial Tory politician Enoch Powell whom he described as a prophet was needed to 'keep Britain white'. Although the irony was possibly lost on Clapton, the Odeon in Birmingham is on New Street, minutes from the Midland Hotel where eight years earlier Powell had made his infamous 'Rivers of Blood' speech. But if the coincidence was curious, the hypocrisy was breathtaking: Clapton's career was based on appropriating black music, and he had recently had a hit with Bob Marley's 'I Shot the Sheriff'.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/apr/20/popandrock.race
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Against_Racism

Also David Bowie and his admiration for Adolf Hitler (second link), although that seemed to be in character. Or whatever.

e: connection too crappy to embed stuff from imgur, so have a link
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/118/a/8/eric_clapton_is_batman_by_mardawar-d4xv3j6.jpg

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Taken from the Steam Greenlight thread in Games

Neocolonialism



quote:

"...you roleplay as an exaggerated, tongue-in-cheek version of the tie-wearing ultra-capitalist psychopaths who are responsible for the current dire state of the global economy."
--Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"...a strategy game for our time, one that you win, literally, by having more money in your Swiss bank account than everyone else."
--Kill Screen

"...everything from installing puppet governments, to buying off countries and imposing IMF policies is there to make you feel like the powerful, greedy person you aspire to be, while simultaneously providing certain insights as to how economic geography works."
--indiegames.com

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Mach 30 posted:

Saw this on campus today. Question Consumption, buy Apple. Good Lord my state is full of idiots.



Maybe that is :thejoke: ? Not sure how well versed in meta-bs your campus is.



No bigger version cause this was back in 2001.

http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/?newsid=3028

Apple gives satanists hell posted:

Evil logo Gilmore added spookily: "It is also amusing to us that this company uses as a corporate logo an apple with a bite taken from it, which certainly appears to be a reference to that other famous apple. We have not forgotten that forbidden fruit, which would impart knowledge of Good and Evil, offered to Eve in that mythical garden by none other than the serpent, an avatar of Satan himself. Is it not then strange that they seem to fear the admiration of the Church of Satan? As Anton LaVey himself would have said, 'They want to dance, but their feet won’t let them' ."

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


az jan jananam posted:

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, where a rightwing Lebanese Christian militia, aided by the IDF, massacred thousands of Palestinian refugees and Lebanese in the camp.

"Never forget, 9/16/1982, the anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre"



Saw a documentary about Sabra and Shatila a couple of years ago, featuring interviews with both survivors and perpetrators. It's even online, with german subtitles. Couldn't find one with english subs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LJnHoJaI-0

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Both from Germany. Ah, those germans...



midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Gazpacho posted:

While looking for color images of the Great Depression I found these amazing paintings by Ronald Debs Ginther.

Seattle Hooverville:



May Day 1930 march in Seattle:



Union-busting in Portland, 1932:



Workers for the Hearst-owned Seattle Post-Intelligencer beaten while trying to cross picket line, 1936:



Anti-eviction action in Portland, 1931:



Leafleting in Portland Hooverville, 1931



It just goes on and on. Go look at the collection already.

Cool find! I'm reminded of Botero, although he takes the naive approach one step further.



Can't find a title, but it depicts the Violencia era in Colombia.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW



Yeah, Eltahawy, I think she's frequently featured on Guardian and Al-Jazeera. Can't believe those ads are real and not some adbusters bullshit.

First GIS hit for "Nuke Iran"

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW



It's like some guerilla Nike ad, I was waiting for him to scream "Just Do It!"



Swoosh.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Tardi did an interesting graphic novel on the Paris commune, called "Le cri du peuple". I'm saying "interesting" because it's not as good as his stuff about the war of the trenches. Well worth a look if you find it in your local library or something.



Also pretty sure that Zotter chocolate is fake.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


az posted:

Why'd you think it was fake? The German military issued ever growing numbers of drugs to their troops during the war. The officers used it knowingly but most of the enlisted men got it covered in chocolate or candy treats because using drugs was technically against the Reichs purity ideals.
My grandfather, then a navy officer, told me they started dropping speed the second the war broke out, as early as the siege of the Danzig plataeu. Allied troops from the time told stories of how crazy the German chocolate was, that it'd keep you up for a day or two, but most attributed it to it being full of caffeine.



It's fake - and that's also the joke - because not only was the company founded in 1999, it's also the go-to brand for fair-trade and organic chocolate. So some german/austrian dude probably tought it would be funny to associate them with nazism.

Here's Mr Zotter himself, probably thinking about making M&M's filled with crack rocks.



OTOH I'm not disputing that chocolate with speed might've been manufactured back then.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Here's Bob Larson interviewing Boyd Rice on his use of runes and why suprematism is a-ok. Would'nt post it if the editing wasn't kind of funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g92rZToM8s



Blergh.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Interesting series of pictures covering Aleppo, featuring combat, survival and destruction.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/10/destruction-comes-to-aleppo/100381/

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW






midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW




Mate is great, try it. Drink it every day.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Lots of poo poo art ITT. Here's a quote about poo poo music

Theodor W. Adorno posted:

The aim of jazz is the mechanical reproduction of a regressive moment, a castration symbolism. 'Give up your masculinity, let yourself be castrated,' the eunuchlike sound of the jazz band both mocks and proclaims, 'and you will be rewarded, accepted into a fraternity which shares the mystery of impotence with you, a mystery revealed at the moment of the initiation rite.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW




It's what he wanted.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


I thought you needed some level of fitness to join the army. Or do they literally take anyone that applies now?

midnightclimax fucked around with this message at 13:09 on Oct 11, 2012

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Sherrard posted:

Would be very into a D&D music discussion thread.

My favourite D&D music moment is seeing a girl with a Gucci belt headbanging to "Killing in the name" in a brazilian club. Hehe.



Rolling Stone posted:

Last week, Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the Republican architect of Congress's radical right-wing budget plan, as his running mate. Ryan has previously cited Rage Against the Machine as one of his favorite bands. Rage guitarist Tom Morello responds in this exclusive op-ed.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-paul-ryan-is-the-embodiment-of-the-machine-our-music-rages-against-20120816

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW




Megadeth - Holy Wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbUTCoi9L3Q

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Meanwhile, in Europe...



Guardian posted:

Japan has reacted angrily to a French TV host who showed a composite picture of national team goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with four arms and made a joke about the "Fukushima effect".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/oct/16/nuclear-fallout-japan-france-football

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


There was a good piece about photo-journalism and personal responsibility in the Guardian a while ago

quote:

'I was gutted that I'd been such a coward': photographers who didn't step in to help

What's it like to witness a mob attack, a starving child or the aftermath of a bomb, and take a photograph instead of stopping to help? As two journalists are under fire for recording rather than intervening in a sex attack in India, we ask people who know



https://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/28/gutted-photographers-who-didnt-help

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Yawar Fiesta



quote:

The Yawar Fiesta is a truly strange event. It involves capturing a wild condor. Strapping it to a bull and then having a bullfight. It happens in around 38 villages across the Peruvian Andes at least once a year. The reasons for this ‘blood festival’ are unclear. Some say that the bull represents the Spanish Conquistadors and the condor the brave Incas over powering them. Whatever its meaning, it has been going on for up to 200 years and seems in no hurry to stop.

http://thephotosociety.org/blog/yawar-fiesta/

midnightclimax fucked around with this message at 16:53 on Oct 21, 2012

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


SimianNinja posted:

Who says the American Dream is dead? :911:


This reminds me of a rant by Friedman, where he argued that he can go for a Frappucino whith his daughters anytime he wants, while the Taliban have to hide in caves. (this was back in 2004 or something)(don't ask me what that proves)

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Tomorrow is austrian national day, with plenty of military vehicles like tanks, black hawks and eurofighters (ok only one of each) on display in the center of town.

Instead of pics of tanks and stuff, I'll give you the austrian army's TV commercial. It's pretty cool, no translation needed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W15ejKBssk

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW




Pffrt.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Svaha posted:

Here's That Lana Wachowski speech if anyone's interested:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crHHycz7T_c

Thanks, great speech. Will share it on Facebook and everywhere. Originally I wanted to add a picture from that 80s LGBT sci-fi classic, but I forgot its name. Have some Fellini instead (Satyricon popped up while googling for LGBT movies).

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


cyberbully posted:


$100,000 receipt. #nikkibeach #sainttropez by nazam_nazou #redbull #dom #caviar

WTF is Loup - 1kg? Don't tell me eating wolf meat is the latest craze among the rich.

From their website, independence day party



midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


A Buttery Pastry posted:


Kind of anemic compared to White Army, Black Baron , isn't it?


Sounds like its being sung by the SPÖ-Sekretärinnen-Chor.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Contemporary racist propaganda? Switzerland to the rescue!

stop - yes to ban on minarets


stop mass immigration


The left is destroying our country


external determination? twice no to voting for foreigners


for more security

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


N. Senada posted:

I really like this one.



:golfclap: I'd like to believe the uploader created a second account, and filed a complaint against himself.



Fugitive Slaves in the Dismal Swamp, Virginia, 1888, oil on canvas, 17 x 14 in., on display at the New-York Historical Society. Painting depicting pre-Civil War era of a generation earlier.

midnightclimax fucked around with this message at 01:22 on Nov 19, 2012

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Anyone know if this is worth playing or not?


Liberal Crime Squad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVPvxXu9_ls

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Deceitful Penguin posted:

A flawed democracy is still a democracy and by that metric Israel isn't one either as they gerrymander the Druzi and Arabs. :ssh:
:smith: Goddamn, I'm pretty glad I picked East-Asia over SE-Asia, most of the warcrimes over there are old.


The fuckers wanna take down Lenin because he makes them look like poo poo, I wager. "Things used to be better!" they think when they look at him. Whether that's right, ehhhhh.
http://rt.com/politics/lenin-monuments-removed-squares-131/
Do you like Dwarf Fortress? THen yes. If not, then no.
Also that LP hasn't updated for way too long, hell, it even has Obama in it.

Eh, I've heard about it and seen some screenshots, way too complex for my taste. I thought this would be more like an interactive novel or some RPG-lite.
I'll check out that LP first.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW



midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


Haven't seen that Aljazeera vid, but I found this NPR series pretty interesting

Juarez: A City on the Edge
Poverty, Violence and Hope in a Sprawling Mexican Border Town
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1966988



midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


steinrokkan posted:

Quite frankly, Chomsky is a very mediocre and populist political writer. He's America's Mark Curtis. (Or is it vce versa?)


Hey, you gotta start somewhere. As an introduction to contemporary politics, his books are okay. AFAIK it's not like he's making stuff up. Worst thing I can say about "Manufacturing Consent" and "Greatest Hits Collection" (forgot the real title) is that they were too conversational at times. Easy to read, but not a lot of meat there.

midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW


JoelJoel posted:

He'll be banging down your door if you keep forgetting to post a pic!

Content:

A collection of the posters and texts from the Atelier Populaire (popular workshop) of the Mai '68 movement in Paris: http://1000littlehammers.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/may68-posters_from_the_revolution.pdf

Not many are very high quality, but the book Beauty is in the Streets, by Philippe Vermès has decent quality prints of tons of amazing protest posters.

For an added bonus, check out Occuprint and their awseome collection of OWS posters.

Awesome stuff, thanks. From the pdf:

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midnightclimax
Dec 3, 2011

by XyloJW




In order to avoid military service in Tukey, gay men have to "prove" their homosexuality to the army. And by that they mean giving them a picture of you receiving anal intercourse.

Wikipedia posted:

In October 2009 the report of the EU Commission on Enlargement stated:

The Turkish armed forces have a health regulation which defines homosexuality as a ‘psychosexual’ illness and identifies homosexuals as unfit for military service. Conscripts who declare their homosexuality have to provide photographic proof(a photograph of the person on the receiving end or anal intercourse). A small number have had to undergo humiliating medical examinations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Turkey#Military_law

Proving you're gay to the Turkish army
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17474967

Also this (that's the website I found while googling for a pic)
New Psychological Torture for Gays from GATA: “Facing the Family”
http://www.kaosgl.com/page.php?id=10824

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