Trending Now #10; 12.22-28.17

Here area few links, likely categorized, from the past week or so.

network computer internet

Monopoly Media+

https://theconversation.com/robo-journalism-computer-generated-stories-may-be-inevitable-but-its-not-all-bad-news-89473

Jerry Jones Brings Down Papa John Pizza Man This Time

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/shivas-war-one-mans-quest-to-convince-the-world-that-he-invented-e-mail/

https://www.poynter.org/news/half-america-thinks-were-making-it

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tedchiang/the-real-danger-to-civilization-isnt-ai-its-runaway

China’s ‘Sesame Credit’   http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1108369064136&ca=6d8ae7c6-3d63-478a-aafe-e4812ade85f8

 

Trello from LifeHacker
Trello from LifeHacker

Net Neutrality

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/366177-can-net-neutrality-be-a-potent-political-issue-for-democrats

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/net-neutrality-coming-battles-congress-courts.html

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/net-neutrality-technical-solutions-new-neutral-corporate-net-municipal-broadband-mesh-networks-gamers.html

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1108369064136&ca=6d8ae7c6-3d63-478a-aafe-e4812ade85f8

 

NSA/CIA++

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1108369064136&ca=907c029b-b33d-46ff-b96c-0207cb97516b

https://new.portside.org/2017-12-24/what-amazon-boss-jeff-bezos-wants-christmas-world-peace-help-some-spies-and-special

https://new.portside.org/2017-12-24/groundbreaking-case-may-force-controversial-data-firm-cambridge-analytica-reveal-trump

Attacking Stein  http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/23/pers-d23.html

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Wikileaks_Drops_65GB_torrent_link/62380/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Assange’s Twitter Mysteriously Vanishes After Seth Rich Hint, WikiLeaks Raid, & CIA Threats

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/25/go-ask-alice-the-curious-case-of-alice-donovan/

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Facebook_handing_over_tons_of_data_to_US_government%2C_exactly_as_it_was_designed_to_do/62364/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Facebook’s power to undermine democracy is getting stronger—and it’s fueling oppressive regimes

Why Are We Still Using Facebook?

Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures

http://homepage.divms.uiowa.edu/~mshafiq/files/adblock-ndss2018.pdf

DHS Expanding Operations Into More Than 70 Countries, Violating Travelers and National Sovereignty

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Intelligence_Community_Says_US_Had_Better_Reauthorize_Surveillance%E2%80%A6_Or_Else/62436/0/38/38/Y/M.html

2016 Berlin Attack   http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/28/berl-d28.html

The mysterious “Alice Donovan”: a tale brought to you by the FBI

Russia as an Enemy of the United States

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/black-ops-contractor-blows-whistle-oklahoma-bombing/

http://www.blacklistednews.com/From_Snowden_To_Russia-gate_-

U.S. Electoral Interference in Russia  http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/27/pers-d27.html

http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/12/the-complete-russia-story-as-encountered-by-social-media.html

_The_CIA_And_The_Media/62412/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Gehlen’s CIA German Shadow    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/27/germ-d27.html

War & Profit   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48493.htm

 

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/next-phase-forcing-biometric-tracking-consumers.html

 

Codebreakers and Killers: CIA Covert Ops and the JFK Assassination


http://www.michaelparenti.org/

 

Grassroots Media/Culture++

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/43010-journalist-alexei-wood-and-first-j20-defendants-found-not-guilty-as-188-still-face-trial

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/22/inau-d22.html

Journalist Charged With Rioting at Inauguration Day Protest Goes Free

http://www.freedomwithwriting.com/case-studies/

https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/ok-go-obsession/

https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/the-samis-santas-people/

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Judge-Refuses-to-Downgrade-Santiago-Maldonado-Investigation-20171224-0007.html

The Atmospheric, Earthy Art of Ignacio Iturria

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20784/fcc-net-neutrality-open-internet-public-good-nationalize

Asheville Poet’s Soiree    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWb1VLop3RM&feature=youtu.be

Artist Tim Rollins Has Died at 62

 

Literature

The New Archive of Gabriel García Márquez

Let It Go: Niña Weijers’s Debut Novel and Understanding the Universe

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/01/the-killer-nanny-novel-that-conquered-france

 

10 Dark Short Stories You Can Read Online to Escape Holiday Cheer

A Fiercely Passionate Nation: 10 Best Books to Understand Argentina

Best Book of 1967: Ice by Anna Kavan

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/24/the-difficulty-is-the-point-teaching-spoon-fed-students-how-to-really-read

 

Submissions

https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=f8b16374ec668e8d6004fcc38&id=27902bac6e&e=a749c3a963

Jo Fletcher Books: Now Accepting Submissions

Ink & Nebula: Now Seeking Submissions

Everything You Need to Know to Have a Successful DIY Writer’s Retreat

 

Mediation Generally

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-theory-cracks-open-the-black-box-of-deep-learning-20170921/

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/5-incredibly-effective-ways-to-work-smarter-not-harder.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-remember-everything-you-read-2015-9

https://www.thecut.com/2016/08/listening-to-a-book-instead-of-reading-isnt-cheating.html

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/34166/1/why-we-still-need-ways-of-seeing-john-berger

 

Elections+

https://portside.org/2017-12-22/let-kids-lead

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/23/virginias-new-socialist-lawmaker-a-clean-medicaid-expansion-is-the-compromise/

Alabama Surge Does Not Change the Story on Voter Suppression

When Every Vote Counts, Suppression and Stay-at-Homes Count, Too

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/366657-top-alabama-election-official-jones-will-be-certified-winner-of-senate-race

 

Political Economy

Stockman on Pending Meltdown   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48479.htm

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42988-the-truth-about-power-and-capitalism-a-socialist-response-to-the-tax-bill

What Smart People Are Saying About the Tax Bill

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/366719-confusion-reigns-as-people-try-to-figure-out-property-tax-rules

 

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/366247-gop-frustration-rises-with-trump-on-trade

Cognitive Economics: How Self-Organization and Collective Intelligence Works

The Invisible Hook: How Pirate Society Proves Economic Self-Interest Wrong

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/next-phase-forcing-biometric-tracking-consumers.html

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/366240-congress-braces-for-a-chaotic-january

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/22/16809678/bitcoin-slumps-investors-cryptocurrencies

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Bitcoin-Market-Value-Plunges-More-Than-33-in-Five-Days-20171222-0006.html

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Creator_of_Russia%27s_biggest_financial_pyramid_linked_to_50_suicides_joins_the_crypto-craze/62366/0/38/38/Y/M.html

https://gizmodo.com/bitcoin-crashed-and-took-the-whole-market-down-with-it-1821529613

http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/12/what-is-bitcoin-a-guide-for-the-confused.html

 

In Defense of Degrowth

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/12/the-new-1-trillion-infrastructure-plan-could-pressure-struggling-cities/549044/

The 5 Cartels That Rule America And The World

Call to Arms    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/28/pers-d28.html

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/matt-stoller-monopoly-form-lawlessness.html

A Path to Power for the American Left

http://www.newgeography.com/content/005834-the-new-retail-gird-your-loins

 

Socioeconomic Indicators

opiate impact on life expectancy  http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/22/pers-d22.html

nashville homelessness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/23/nash-d23.html

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/nutrition-science-made-us-countries-fatter.html

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/apr/07/the-sugar-conspiracy-robert-lustig-john-yudkin

When Deregulation is Deadly

 

Education+

Berea College, Work Colleges, Tax Bills, and Student Loan Ripoffs

Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers on the Backs of the Young

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Most_research_supports_theory_that_student_financial_aid_leads_to_increased_tuition/62445/0/38/38/Y/M.html

https://www.jamesgmartin.center/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Bennett_Hypothesis_Paper_Final.pdf

Does the Bennett Hypothesis Still Matter?

https://theconversation.com/why-just-speaking-english-isnt-going-to-cut-it-anymore-77537

 

Women/Sexuality+

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Japan_Births_Plunge_To_Lowest_Level_Ever_Recorded_As_%22Celibacy_Syndrome%22_Takes_Its_Toll/62368/0/38/38/Y/M.html

http://www.blacklistednews.com/14yo_Charged_with_Child_Porn_for_Giving_Pictures_of_Herself_to_Her_Boyfriend/62373/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Future Is ‘Radical Reproductive Justice’

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/teen-sexting-case-revealed-how-judges-let-police-invade-children-ncna830306

https://soundcloud.com/instituteofartandideas/e44-love-me-tinder

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/14/1724383/-Leaked-Mormon-guidebook-explains-how-masturbation-leads-to-homosexuality-and-crime

Damon/Spacey++      http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/28/peti-d28.html

Giant Mural of Phallus on the Lower East Side Pricks Locals [UPDATED]

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/12/27/feminist-threat-women-men/

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/34166/1/why-we-still-need-ways-of-seeing-john-berger

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/30586/1/how-much-sex-do-porn-actors-want-to-have-off-set

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/36878/1/selena-gomez-petra-collins-on-friendship-and-fetish

 

Migration/Refugees+

https://new.portside.org/2017-12-25/there-massive-movement-refugees-globally-international-community-shuts-down-its-borders

 

STS+

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08/this-is-probably-the-worst-us-flood-storm-ever-and-ill-never-be-the-same/

https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/states-mind/person-ape

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/maine-norse-penny-archaeology-vikings-north-america

Fossils suggest a universe filled with life

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/12/new-gift-wrapped-ufo-revelations-pentagon-whats-going.html

Electromagnetic Pollution: Why Aren’t Consumers Made Aware Of It?

https://new.portside.org/2017-12-27/science-under-siege-2017-five-essential-reads

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24884/opportunities-for-organ-donor-intervention-research-saving-lives-by-improving

 

Ideology+

Transcending the Cave and the Matrix

May ’68 and the Crisis of Marxism (1978)

https://aeon.co/videos/its-easy-to-get-caught-up-in-constructing-our-selves-but-what-does-it-cost-us

What Christmas Means

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48486.htm

http://www.newgeography.com/content/005833-is-the-end-near-for-religion

https://aeon.co/essays/how-an-obscure-oriental-cult-converted-a-vast-pagan-roman-empire

Politics in this country has never felt the way the it does now…

The Invisible Hook: How Pirate Society Proves Economic Self-Interest Wrong

The Narratives of History: Applying Lessons from the Past

https://aeon.co/essays/with-the-use-of-heuristics-anybody-can-think-like-a-philosopher

http://bostonreview.net/race/robin-d-g-kelley-coates-and-west-jackson

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/michael-hudson-died-debt-not-sins.html

https://soundcloud.com/instituteofartandideas/e30-dreaming-the-future-natalie-bennett-phillip-blond-roger-scruton

http://mailchi.mp/bostonreview.net/thebestof2017?e=9c2c9742e6

https://aeon.co/essays/what-is-the-self-if-not-that-which-pays-attention

https://aeon.co/essays/why-foucaults-work-on-power-is-more-important-than-ever

 

Activism/Class Conflict/Fascism

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/43010-journalist-alexei-wood-and-first-j20-defendants-found-not-guilty-as-188-still-face-trial

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43006-what-is-fascism-an-excerpt-from-fascism-today-what-it-is-and-how-to-end-it

Top Ten Conspiracy Theories That Turned FACT in 2017

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/cognitive-economics-self-organization-collective-intelligence-works.html

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20791/members-only-union-labor-right-to-work

Romanian strike https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/23/ford-d23.html

http://www.michaelparenti.org/

http://chieforganizer.org/2017/12/24/berea-college-work-colleges-tax-bills-and-student-loan-ripoffs/
https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/12/21/reflection/

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/next-phase-forcing-biometric-tracking-consumers.html

Newsletter – Preparing For The Coming Transformation

The Death of Academic Freedom: Prof James Tracy Denied First Amendment Rights by Federal Court

 

Health/Mental Health/Pharma

Did Psychedelic Mushrooms Play a Role in Inspiring Christian Tradition?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/22/upshot/opioid-deaths-are-spreading-rapidly-into-black-america.html

https://features.propublica.org/tyler-haire-mississippi/tyler-haire-mississippi-mental-health-evaluations-criminal-justice/

 

War on Drugs/Police State+

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/12/22/horrifying-step-backwards-sessions-retracts-guidance-designed-end-abuse-poor-courts

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Popular_Texas_blogger_scooped_police_on_a_story._They_charged_her_with_2_felonies_and_searched_her_phone_records./62337/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Child’s Police Death in Texas  http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/23/texa-d23.html

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/27/homeland-securitys-multibillion-dollar-comedy-show/

Explosive Documentary Reveals Potential Motive in Vegas Massacre, Exposes Police Cover Up

Black Ops Contractor Reveals CIA Blew Up OKC Building—Hours Later He’s in a Near Fatal Collision

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Legalization_of_medical_marijuana_linked_to_lower_alcohol_sales/62408/0/38/38/Y/M.html

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3063288

 

Nukes, Power, and Weapons/Energy Generally

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/43048-how-cheney-and-his-allies-created-the-north-korea-nuclear-missile-crisis

 

https://washingtonspectator.org/alvarez-nuclear-cleanup/

Imminent Dangers to Humanity: The Social Psychological Factor “Permitting” Nuclear War and Climate Change

Daniel Ellsberg on Nuclear War

Intelligence Contractor: CIA Director Says World War 3 Begins in ’12 Weeks’

France’s President Emmanuel Macron to save France’s nuclear export industry?

US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59262540b3db2b0d0d6d7d2b/t/59b2fe41e5dd5b52642b57e8/1504902723972/Meyers.Fallout.Ag.Sept2017.pdf

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59262540b3db2b0d0d6d7d2b/t/59fbd873e31d19c9d1730554/1509677191992/Meyers.Fallout.Mortality.Website.pdf

 

https://www.ecowatch.com/renewable-energy-germany-2520322211.html

 

War/Antiwar/Empire+

The Genocidal Species

https://new.portside.org/2017-12-24/what-amazon-boss-jeff-bezos-wants-christmas-world-peace-help-some-spies-and-special

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48488.htm

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/366174-marine-corps-commandant-theres-a-war-coming

England, Syria, Russia, Reality    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48506.htm

Prosecuting War As Crime   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48503.htm

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/12/25/pope-francis-appeals-peace-amid-conflicts-supported-and-inflamed-trump

Ron Paul: No One Should Be Surprised That a Gov’t Who Kills for Profit is Full of Rapists

War & Profit   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48493.htm

 

South/Race+

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/12/taft-hartley-unions-right-to-work

Alabama Surge Does Not Change the Story on Voter Suppression

Nashville homelessness  http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/23/nash-d23.html

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/366657-top-alabama-election-official-jones-will-be-certified-winner-of-senate-race

https://features.propublica.org/tyler-haire-mississippi/tyler-haire-mississippi-mental-health-evaluations-criminal-justice/

 

http://bostonreview.net/race/robin-d-g-kelley-coates-and-west-jackson

 

Latin America

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Cuba-Raul-Castros-Presidency-Extended-Until-April-20171222-0008.html

 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/butch-cassidys-cabin

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Judge-Refuses-to-Downgrade-Santiago-Maldonado-Investigation-20171224-0007.html

A Fiercely Passionate Nation: 10 Best Books to Understand Argentina

 

The Atmospheric, Earthy Art of Ignacio Iturria

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Indigenous-Rights-in-Evos-Bolivia-Versus-Bachelets-Chile-20171226-0017.html

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-Begins-Foreign-Investment-Debate-20171227-0019.html

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Chile-Court-Acquits-68-People-Linked-to-Dictatorship-Crimes-20171228-0013.html

 

Europe+

Arm Ukraine – Trump overcomes Obama’s limits

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-22/swedish-gang-rapes-hundreds-protest-after-third-attack-weeks-leaves-17-year-old-hosp

https://aeon.co/essays/how-did-europe-become-the-richest-part-of-the-world

Romanian strike https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/23/ford-d23.html

https://theconversation.com/who-dodges-more-questions-theresa-may-or-jeremy-corbyn-the-verdict-is-in-78955

 

Mideast/IP++

6 Years After the West Murdered His Father, Gaddafi’s Son Moves to Take the Power Back

Russian Warnings To U.S. Re Syria   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48480.htm

 

http://mailchi.mp/ea3003d8d8f7/the-future-of-palestine-in-the-aftermath-of-the-un-resolution

“Russiagate” Is Actually “Israelgate”: Trump as “Agent of Israel”, Not of Russia?

Stephen Lendman Explains that even US Vassals Gave Trump the Finger on Jerusalem

 

Asia/Geopolitics+

More From Pepe Escobar   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48497.htm

Russia & China Currency Moves    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48476.htm

Another 1917 Week-in-Review   http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/27/twrr-d27.html

 

http://mailchi.mp/8e72f5e5d6ea/north-korea-un-security-councils-killer-resolution-15-to-0-choking-a-country-into-submission?e=2f8b22d4cf

Taking Russia’s Stark Warning on North Korea Seriously

http://mailchi.mp/8f11c02a1dd0/currency-warfare-the-inception-of-chinas-petro-yuan