8.04.2016 Naked Links

Here readers will find, with brief titles to introduce them, a crop of yesterday’s most interesting and evocative articles and ideas.

FROM WEDNESDAY

Ferguson Day 6, Picture 12 by Loavesofbread - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons
Ferguson Day 6, Picture 12 by Loavesofbread – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons

A Broad-Ranging Policy Statement From Black Lives Matter

http://portside.org/2016-08-03/vision-black-lives-policy-demands-black-power-freedom-and-justice

A Kurdish Rep’s Call for Democracy & Freedom in Turkey

http://portside.org/2016-08-03/hdp%e2%80%99s-eyyup-doru-%e2%80%93-what-we-need-democracy-and-freedom

An Overview of Clinical Testing Conundrums

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/08/fda-dueling-priorities/494081/

brain head mental psychology creativity inquiyFrom 1638, Anatomy of Melancholy, Part One of Four

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10800/10800-h/10800-h.htm

A ‘Prominent’–& Likely Proto-Fascist–Researcher’s Apparent Suicide

https://memoryholeblog.com/2016/08/03/prominent-clinton-researcher-found-dead/

A Review Essay of the Life & Mysteries of Hieronymus Bosck

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/08/18/mystery-of-hieronymus-bosch/

Benjamin Barber’s Original Jihad vs. McWorld Manuscript

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1992/03/jihad-vs-mcworld/303882/

The Modern History Project on the Cultural Cold War

http://modernhistoryproject.org/mhp?Article=Kulturkampf

Cultural Cold Warriors at the CIA

http://monthlyreview.org/1999/11/01/the-cia-and-the-cultural-cold-war-revisited/

Modern Art As a CIA Wedge in Europe Against ‘Materialist’ Methods

https://allstaractivist.com/2014/11/22/modern-art-was-cia-weapon/

CC BY-NC by Limbic
CC BY-NC by Limbic

CIA Art Interventions

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/10/17/unpopular-front

Organized Labor’s Suicidal Electoral Strategy

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37081-labor-s-political-stockholm-syndrome-why-unions-must-stop-supporting-anti-labor-candidates-in-primaries

An Update & Summary of an Important Journalism Conference

http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/08/didnt-make-it-to-srccon-this-year-in-portland-heres-a-list-of-session-notes-and-other-resources/

Translation As an Audience-Building Ploy

http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/08/european-publishers-are-teaming-together-to-translate-the-news-to-reach-broader-audiences/

A Venture Funder That Is Shoveling Money Toward K-12 Innovation

http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/8/3/got-an-idea-to-re-imagine-k-12-schools-get-in-touch-with-thi.html

The Hellish Paradise of the Caucasus

https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/02/the-russian-caucasus-they-dont-show-you-in-the-news/

CC BY-NC-ND by mopaw
CC BY-NC-ND by mopaw

A Veteran Activist’s Advice to Sanders’ Followers

http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/advice-for-bernie-sanders-revolution-other-new-activists/5792/

A ‘Cui Bono’ Interlude About the Turkish Coup

http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkeys-attempted-coup-cui-bono-an-organized-gift-from-allah/5539362

Recycling Irradiated Fukushima Soil to Save Cleanup Costs

http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160803/p2a/00m/0na/014000c

Embracing the Commons, Come What May

http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/08/03/my-rocky-road-to-the-commons/

Honoring Hiroshima by Calling to Cashier the Nuclear Fuel Fool Cycle
http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/08/03/hiroshima-day-a-call-for-sustaining-life-on-earth/

US flag reflexion on Vietnam Veterans Memorial 12 2011 000124 by Mariordo Mario Roverto Durán Ortiz - Own work
US flag reflexion on Vietnam Veterans Memorial 12 2011 000124 by Mariordo Mario Roverto Durán Ortiz – Own work

Vietnam’s Ongoing Impacts

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/03/the-war-that-wont-go-away/

Silk Road Imbroglios & the War on Drugs

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/08/how-silk-road-revolutionized-the-drug-trade.html

Working Class Collapse in Documentary Form

http://www.newgeography.com/content/005344-a-window-into-world-working-class-collapse

A Pending Collapse, Widely Ignored

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/08/looming-financial-crisis-nobody-talking.html

Cheap Tools for Ubiquitous Survellance

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/f799cfd080b04b93a34df61fc007b096/snapping-cheap-spy-tools-nations-monitoring-everyone

nuke nuclear explosion holocaustA Background Review of China’s Nuclear Arsenal

http://fas.org/blogs/security/2016/07/china-notebook-2016/

Punishing Critical Thinking About Israel

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman/black-student-censured-st-louis-challenging-israeli-spin

The DNC As a Money Vaccum

http://www.salon.com/2016/08/03/dncs_real_problem_the_committee_is_little_more_than_a_giant_machine_designed_to_suck_up_big_money_partner/

Privatization Run Amok

http://jonathanpelto.com/2016/08/03/privatization-gone-amok/

A Plea to Let Geeks & ICANN Run the Internet

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/let-the-geeks-rule-over-the-internet/2016/08/02/7121eb68-58f6-11e6-9767-f6c947fd0cb8_story.html

Financialized Discontent

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/08/financialization-and-its-discontents.html

The Potential to View ‘Brexit’ As a Smart-Money Play

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/08/brexit-realism-maybe-voters-were-not-dumb.html

Falling For a Nader Mythos

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/dont_fall_for_it_the_nader_myth_and_your_2016_vote_20160802

A CIA-Subversion-of-Culture Monograph Review

http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/finks_explores_the_blurred_line_between_propaganda_and_literature_20160802

An In-Depth Look at the Artificial Intelligence ‘Revolution’

https://medium.com/ai-revolution/ai-revolution-101-8dce1d9cb62d#.8i8ve3a5q

An Historical Briefing Regarding Inequality

https://www.socialeurope.eu/2016/08/brief-history-inequality/

A Budding Resistance to Depredation Builds in Puerto Rico

https://roarmag.org/essays/black-flags-debt-resistance-americas-oldest-colony/

The Concept of ‘Race’ As the Worst Kind of Bullshit

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/gene-a03.html

Israel’s & America’s Death Star Pacts

https://theintercept.com/2016/07/31/as-israel-prospers-obama-set-to-give-billions-more-in-aid-while-netanyahu-demands-more/

A Refugee ‘Agreement’ That Says Little, Does Less

https://theintercept.com/2016/07/31/as-israel-prospers-obama-set-to-give-billions-more-in-aid-while-netanyahu-demands-more/