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August 26 2017

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tsparks:

Brion Gysin - Danger: Portrait of William S. Burroughs in Front of the Théâtre Odeon (1959)

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August 25 2017

CSP - Major Episodes of Political Violence, 1946-2013

The list of dead is truely staggering, the gods must weep.

There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.

Desmond Tutu (via

justemoinue2

(via boh-forse-mah)

August 24 2017

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night-birds:

King Moot - Crushed Elms [2017]

We will never ‘win’ militarily in Afghanistan, nor can we kill our way to success.
Retired Admiral James Stavridis (via azspot)

Right-Wing Politician Protests Kassel’s Acquisition of Documenta 14 Artwork

Kassel city councilman Thomas Materner, who is a member of AfD—a xenophobic nationalist political group—has threatened to organize a wave of protests at Olu Oguibe’s Documenta 14 work, an obelisk dedicated to refugees, should the city choose to acquire it, Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine reports.

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Calling it gentrification—well, I think we need a new word for it. Gentrification is not all that bad if it’s gradual and if people who move to a neighborhood want to be a part of it. We’re seeing a weird hyper-gentrification, moving at warp speed and totally transforming the city in a way that’s not organic or people driven. It’s all development driven.

One major problem is surrounding the Limited Liability Companies or LLCs. Many buildings, including the Chelsea Hotel, are owned by a string of LLCs and it’s a way to hide money and speculate on real estate. We don’t really even know who the owner of the Chelsea Hotel is. It’s weird that you have to give your name to apply for a credit card, but you don’t have to give your name if you’re gonna own a $100 million building

—  Ed Hamilton on how the Chelsea Hotel inspired personal stories of gentrification

August 21 2017

A certain type—he knew them all too well from years of experience as a detective, he knew how they acted, how they spoke, how their minds worked. These were people who would do anything to win at what they saw as the game of life, who had no allegiance to anyone or anything beyond themselves, who were gifted liars, who could scheme their way into almost anyone’s confidence, then betray them without hesitation. If they were criminals.. they believed in their hearts that everyone was a criminal, everyone was a hypocrite. To such people the only thing that mattered was their own existence; what happened to their victims, and they left a trail of victims, counted for nothing, it was their own fault to bad for them.
— Alan Furst – A Hero of France
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hitrecordjoe:

Trees making pinholes. Sun shining through casts shadow crescents. (Basically how a camera works) #SolarEclipse2017

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Cresent Shaped Shadows on on my porch wall. How does the eclipse do this?

August 20 2017

An article to share: Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

August 16 2017

It all falls into place. I see the whole thing much clearer now, how fascism has taken possession of this country, the interlocking dictatorship from county level on up to the Grand Dragon in Washington, D.C.
— George Jackson - 1970

August 15 2017

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a-bittersweet-life:

I think I’ve said this before many times–that photography allows you to learn to look and see. You begin to see things you had never paid any attention to. And as you photograph, one of the benefits is that the world becomes a much richer, juicier, visual place. Sometimes it is almost unbearable–it is too interesting. And it isn’t always just the photos you take that matters. It is looking at the world and seeing things that you never photograph that could be photographs if you had the energy to keep taking pictures every second of your life.

Saul Leiter

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johnnythehorsepart2:

detail from Calaveras televisiosas todo por un hoyito by Leopoldo Méndez and Mariana Yampolsky, 1949

August 09 2017

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Backyard

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