Good piece with important stuff at the end -
Everything you ever wanted to know about tankies, but were afraid to ask
Saying he was collecting material for an art project, the 31-year-old visual artist sneaked into a vault at a notorious private, run-for-profit university and quietly removed tuition contracts. Fried Potatoes – whose real name is Francisco Tapia – then burned the documents, rendering it nearly impossible for the Universidad del Mar to call in its debt – which he claimed was worth as much as $500m (£297m). “It’s over. You are all free of debt.”
What is the most profitable business in the world? You might think oil, or maybe banking. You would be wrong. The answer is academic publishing. Its profit margins are vast, reportedly in the region of 40 per cent.
Publicly funded researchers do the work, write it up and judge its merits. And yet the resulting intellectual property ends up in the hands of the publishers. They then sell it via exorbitant subscriptions and paywalls, often paid for by taxpayers too.
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All projects are supranational, one of many reasons why NazBol ideas are idiotic. We need to fight together or we will keep losing. Great interview re: #BelgradeWaterfront project.
This project of “national significance” is, as it turns out, completely supranational, and unsuitable journalists as well as investigation officers are denied access to the luxurious settlement. http://www.masina.rs/eng/fatal-accide…
The Curious Case of the Weapon that Didn’t Exist | The Public Medievalist
What if I were to tell you that a weapon that you've seen in books, movies and museums wasn't actually real?
Capitalism = #hellworld
Gruesome discovery of Czech tiger farm exposes illegal trade in heart of Europe | Environment | The Guardian
Getting better at time management has been a life-long journey for me. Some tips from this article helped:
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This article by David Graeber on the place of militarism in working class culture is really insightful: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/david-graeber-army-of-altruists
It’s not just #Trump, but pervasive in West. So many academics told me about Yugo in Soviet Bloc (it was in Non-Aligned Movt), confused Serbia with Syria/Siberia. Meanwhile Balkanites discuss AOC’s win in NY-14.
Even local councils...that once answered directly to the Syrian opposition’s Interim Government—now operate under the authority of Turkish “walis” or governors in neighboring Turkish provinces.
Is today the day that you stop cross posting from Twitter and start cross posting from #Mastodon
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"After the Date" - A beautiful short film about a trans/cis couple, photography, police harassment, and taking a stand together
history, urban studies, floss
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