From Frank Pasquale:
- Sanjay Wadhwa, SEC hero. How to help people like him.
- Citigroup whistleblower: “Every time I turned over a rock, I found a snake.”
- Hitchcock: “Actors are cattle.” Houston schools: So are students.
- From “Forward” to “Our plutocrats are more enlightened.”
- I saw the best minds of my generation obsessed with the individual mandate; interoperability, not so much.
- Zombie cyborg commodity fetishization
- Some excellent presentations on New Media from McKenzie Wark, Jacob Gaboury, and many others.
- On Google promises re paid inclusion and profile maintenance.
- Fodder for upcoming Cato Institute report on “The Entertainment Value of Inequality.”
- Slow violence.
- Top CEO pay equals 3,489 years for typical worker. Only pays for 50 years at double typical wage for 17 family members; that’s why they want more inequality.
- The militarisation of poverty in Africa
- Booker Tea Washington & Margaret Bourke-White
- How Coverage of Obama’s Role in Drone Executions Provokes Liberal Outrage
- The Paris Review and the CIA
- The North West London Blues
- The President’s Kill List
- “Militants”: media propaganda and Deliberate Media Propaganda
- The Legend of the Spat-Upon Veteran
- Dirty Picture… errrr, carvings.
- The People’s LRAD
- Undocumented Artist Gives American Apparel’s Farmer Ad a Political Twist
- Malcolm Gladwell Unmasked: A Look Into the Life & Work of America’s Most Successful Propagandist
- An Anonymous Interview With a Grown Man Who Pees in the Pool
- The Fight Over Gang Injunctions
- Tom Chatfield interviews China Miéville.
- We Laugh So We Don’t Cry: The Humor in Holocaust Films
- Free military surplus gear a boon to local Calif. law enforcement
- After El Salvador
- In search of protest past
- American Blandass
- Thousands rally in Toronto as solidarity for Quebec spreads like wildfire
- WHY OCCUPIERS DON’T CARE IF YOU THINK OCCUPY IS DEAD
- Student Movement Dubbed the ‘Mexican Spring’
- On Avaaz
- The World Class Struggle: The Geography of Protest
- 14 Photographs That Shatter Your Image of Famous People
- The Great African Landgrab
- NYPD Unconcerned With Actually Convicting Occupy Wall Street Protesters
- Student debt up, all other kinds down
- The Anglosphere, Part Two: Of Liberal Leviathans and Global Turns
- The Crisis of Europe and Colonial Amnesia
- Reality Hunger: On Lena Dunham’s “Girls”
- Christine Lagarde cares for Niger
From Bint Battuta:
- Black archetypes and stereotypes in Brazilian films
- Tunisian Cafés, A Lifelong Addiction
- Blora, a short story by Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer [pdf]
- Foreign languages and close reading
- Two podcasts: Rebellion and Repression on the Arabian Peninsula by
- Fred Lawson and by Tariq Ali
- How the Algerian War shaped French cities [series of articles]
- On earthquakes and time [in Italian]
- Little Libraries in the Urban Margins
- D.M., The Arabian Gulf Chapter
- The etymology of “basket case”
- The experience of a journalist covering Mubarak’s trial
- Memories of Baghdad in Iraqi-Jewish Literature
- An exploration of ketchup’s Chinese origins
- Lebanon in the Armenian Imaginary
- On “biological reunification” and German national identity
- Night falls, power rises in Montreal
- Inside the FBI entrapment strategy
- Selling out public schools
- Watch the New York Times write an entire article about banks on campus, university IDs as debit cards, etc, without mentioning the US Bank blockade at UC Davis or the Davis Dozen: “On campus, new deals with banks”
- And here’s the report on which the NYT article is based: The Campus Debit Card Trap (and Gawker’s take: “College Students: your school is pimping you out to a bank”)
- Anti-black discrimination at UCLA medical center is anything but new
- It would be fairly easy to make higher ed completely free in the U.S. But that’s not the way we do things here.
- More of the UC Berkeley administration’s internal emails related to Nov. 9 are made public
- Infinite Strike, Infinite Solidarity (Oakland in Solidarity with Montreal, 06.01.12)
Links poached from “Remaking the University”:
- The NYT finally notices that state cuts are destroying public higher ed in California.
- State funds and federal loans are weakening Community Colleges and funneling resources to for-profit institutions.
- In case you have forgotten about what the University of California once imagined, Catherine Cole has a new site to help you remember.
- Teachers and Students strike in Spain to protest austerity cuts to education.
- “The Public Refusal of Privatization“
- CSU administrators pushing online education.
- At the CCs and CSUs summer classes are disappearing due to budget cuts.
A few links poached from Jadaliyya’s Syrian Media Roundup:
- Syria’s Dignity Strike: City Merchants Speak
- Syrian Television: What Should we Watch Tonight?
- Syria’s Growing Economic Challenge
- The Kurdish Question: A General Approach
- Syria After the Massacre
And if you’ve been watching Girls, you’ve been reading Dear Television, haven’t you?