These do not imply endorsements, merely denoting content to consider in light of revolution.
|2021.08.16 — Malcom Kyeyune↗ — Farewell to Bourgeois Kings↗|
“Intelligence and rationalism are not in themselves revolutionary. But technical thinking is foreign to all social traditions: the machine has no tradition. A society built exclusively on progressive technology would be nothing but revolutionary; but it would soon destroy itself and its technology.”
|2021.06.30 — The New York Times↗ — How A Mob Stormed The Capitol↗|
A 40-minute video that gives a play-by-play analysis comprised out of numerous publicly posted videos and police radio communications during the Capitol Hill protests and subsequent invasion by Trump supporters in January 2021.
|2019.04.25 — Jasper Bernes↗ — Between the Devil and the Green New Deal↗|
Article on the folly of the "Green revolution" if we do not stop spending more resources per person every year. Perhaps economic growth needs to be curbed altogether, not grown on a quarterly basis. Or perhaps is it wisdom to overproduce while we can?
|2018.12.12 — C.J. Hopkins↗ — The Indiscreet Charm of the Gilets Jaunes↗|
Leaderless protests voicing their displeasure with Emmanuel Macron. Highways have been blocked, luxury cars set on fire, and shopping on the Champs-Élysées disrupted. What began as a suburban tax revolt has morphed into a working class uprising.
|2015.11.10 — Linsey McGoey↗ — The Philanthropy Hustle↗|
Global North or South, private foundations are part of the problem, not the solution. The Business of Altruism. Alms for the Wealthy.
|2014.06.01 — Nick Hanauer↗ — Pitchforks Are Coming↗|
Article on the danger of rising inequality. The author suggests that there may be violence ahead, but he's probably just selling something to his billionaire friends. Nonetheless, it correctly asserts there is a problem with growing inequality.
|2013.04.01 — David Graeber↗ — A Guide to the Coming Collapse↗|
An excerpt from The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement. A quarter of the American population is now engaged in “guard labor”—defending property, supervising work, or otherwise keeping their fellow Americans in line.
|2012.07.13 — Slavko Martinov↗ — Propaganda↗|
A documentary presenting itself to be North Korean propaganda highlights consumerism, war-for-oil and terrorism as failures of the West. Although it is easy to forget that North Korea is just one small, extremely poor, portion of a country.
|2010.04.05 — Matt Taibbi↗ — Bubble Machine↗ Bogus Russia Claims↗|
First, an assessment of the financial sector after the financial crash of 2008. Second, an overview of the exaggerated claims of Russian influence in 2016 US elections. Taibbi seems to have a good grasp of how global media functions on narratives.
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