on why we need new wor(l)ds entirely, by @alexsteffen

via worldchanging.com The future that my parents’ generation warned us about forty years ago looks an awful lot like our present. The ice caps are melting, deserts are spreading, the planet is thick with people, most of the world’s primeval forests are gone, the seas are in crisis, and pollution, famine and natural disasters kill … Continue lendo

why the ideology of free culture is a #fail – by matteo pasquinelli

Download now or preview on posterous Pasquinelli_Digital_neofeudalism.pdf (204 KB) on the image above: matteo pasquinelli, steve lambert et al. at transmediale in berlin, THE coolest conference of the 21st century so far.   ……..*esse post é em resposta ao @diegoremus , pra explicar porque é que eu entendo que está acontecendo um mega #fail no … Continue lendo

Chaos Theory – The Amazing Two-Party Illusion

via politicsdaily.com thx 2 @jppastor   p.s. no brasil, a figura seria uma medusa. horripilante.  

Le courage du présent, par Alain Badiou (en français)

Le temps présent, dans un pays comme le nôtre, depuis presque trente ans, est un temps désorienté. Je veux dire : un temps qui ne propose à sa propre jeunesse, et singulièrement à la jeunesse populaire, aucun principe d’orientation de l’existence. En quoi la désorientation consiste-t-elle précisément ? Une de ses opérations importantes consiste en … Continue lendo

chris hedges talks about radical, but soft, resistance

via adbusters.org We live in a culture characterized by what Benjamin DeMott called “junk politics.” Junk politics does not demand justice or the reparation of rights. It always personalizes issues rather than clarifying them. It eschews real debate for manufactured scandals, celebrity gossip and spectacles. It trumpets eternal optimism, endlessly praises our moral strength and … Continue lendo