$$$$ - Rolling Stone →
People are pissed off about this financial crisis, and about this bailout, but they’re not pissed off enough. The reality is that the worldwide economic meltdown and the bailout that followed were together a kind of revolution, a coup d’état. They cemented and formalized a political trend that has been snowballing for decades: the gradual takeover of the government by a small class of...
R.I.P. - NYT →
Solitary Confinement - The New Yorker →
In the past thirty years, the United States has quadrupled its incarceration rate but not its prison space. Work and education programs have been cancelled, out of a belief that the pursuit of rehabilitation is pointless. The result has been unprecedented overcrowding, along with unprecedented idleness—a nice formula for violence. Remove a few prisoners to solitary confinement, and the violence...
Dumpster Divers Unite! →
Consumer culture teaches that choosing the color of your phone is creativity. Up to a point, it is. A tiny calculated creativity comprising elements designed and sold by corporations. Control disguised as creativity. A short-leashed independence based on your ability and willingness to buy. But what is missing from this picture?
Cleopatra is black! →
Possible reading cult starting in SF →
What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt.– from White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Things I should do before Lunes:
NYMHM (edit, write and research) Finish Julius Caesar Brief cases for Constitutional Law and Individual Rights read for Middle East Politics develop essay topics for Julius Caesar
Santogold - Creator saa-saa-saave me from this...