Archive for the ‘Social and Politics’ Category

What are the Commons?

March 15, 2009

Source: Netzpolitik.org

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Dont’d divorce us

February 11, 2009

on December 19, 2008, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and seeking to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted between May and November of 2008. [www.couragecampaign.org/divorce]

Same love, same sex, same rights

Source: Maedchenmannschaft.net

Kyoto Now!

February 2, 2009

I knew enough about Bad Religion to like their music. What I didn’t knew about is that they are putting politics in their lyrics.

The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3–14 June 1992. The treaty is intended to achieve “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”[1] The Kyoto Protocol establishes legally binding commitments for the reduction of four greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulphur hexafluoride), and two groups of gases (hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) produced by “Annex I[wikipedia]

Stop the Clash of Civilizations

February 1, 2009

This is what a feminist looks like

January 15, 2009

Source: Maedchenmannschaft.net

What would Jesus buy?

January 10, 2009

The Church of Stop Shopping is an activist performance group based in New York City, led by Reverend Billy, the stage name of Bill Talen. Using the form of a revival meeting, on sidewalks and in chain stores, Reverend Billy and his gospel choir exhort consumers to abandon the products of large corporations and mass media; the group also preaches a broader message of economic justice, environmental protection, and anti-militarism, protesting sweatshops and the Iraq War. Though it continues its street theatre activities, the Church has also appeared on stage and has toured internationally. [wikipedia]

You can find an interview with Reverend Billy on the current epsiode of It’s the End of the World as we know it – and i feel fine.

Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene

January 8, 2009

The(Girl) Geek Stands Alone

December 11, 2008

Imagine this scene from a comedy: a group of female friends sit around smoking a bowl and working on the Wikipedia page for Lord of the Rings. Their fashion sense is decidedly iconoclastic and several sport thick-rimmed glasses. Without a trace of self-consciousness, they have a hilariously ribald discussion on the relative traits of elves and orcs.

Awesome as it is, you’ll never see this scene onscreen. No mainstream movie or TV series would dare group so many female nerds together, or celebrate them so unabashedly.

The story is not the same for dorks with Y chromosomes, who are have recently ascended to It-boy status thanks to the success of a clutch of slacker-themed movies and the TV series Beauty and the Geek. Two new TV shows, Chuck and The Big Bang Theory, also feature geek-boy main characters paired (platonically, for the time being) with hot women. More than ever before, a man with an mind for useless trivia and a socially inept posse can charm nubile women and audiences alike.

A essay criticizing the role of geek women in media and in real world. Focusing on the reasons why geek men are getting fame and female geeks aren’t that popular.

Source: Sarah Seltzer

Operation First Casualty

November 24, 2008

Iraq Veterans Against the War have taken it into their own hands to show the people of the United States the gruesome face of war. IVAW members return to uniform, this time to serve their country in different way. You have to see it to believe it: straight from the streets of Baghdad to the streets of New York City, Operation First Casualty.

You can also add the Frendly Fire channel to your miro internet TV program and watch the video.

revolution08.us

October 28, 2008

A drum+bass powered all-out AV assault on an American media machine now in psychotic overdrive for the Presidential election. A 10000-frame crash edit comedy celebration of the blatant corruption, warmongering, florid insanity and plain good old smelly bullshit that characterises the cultural landscape of the world’s most confused country. 21st century satire is alive and well.