The Time of the Game “was an exercise of my inner Yoko Ono.”
“It is basically about finding ways to make the public space intimate, and yet to do it without going directly to Kumbaya. Under the guise of football, we actually testify to each other’s existence."
Teju Cole quoted in an article by Robinson Meyer in The Atlantic. When the World Watches the World Cup, What Does That Look Like?
A writer and a designer make art to find out, with the help of 2,000 friends.
In my feed today there was a clip from a piece from May this year at BBC Africa: Kenya’s hidden sex tourism in Malindi. I used Google to find the article because having seen reporting on this issue previously, I wondered if something had happen, a new development.
The piece is by BBC producer Charlotte Atwood and was billed as an investigative piece. And heavens knows I’m not a qualified press critic, just someone who reads the news. The article disturbed me from a journalistic stand point.
— The Editors at Middle East Research and Education Project. Gaza Is
— American Friends Service Committee. Gaza under siege
— keguro at Gukira. On Love, On Kindness, On Care
Larbi Sadiki at Al Jazeera. Can Israel be stopped?
New geopolitical realities have cleared the way for the ongoing Israeli offensive against Gaza.
The fiftieth anniversary of the death of revolutionary, writer and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was commemorated this past December. In late February, the not-so-revolutionary judge Asher Grunis was elected President of the Israeli Supreme …
And yet, I hear the echo of the similar in the poetry of Palestine’s national poet, Mahmoud Darwish, In Identity Card, Darwish is wise to his community’s dehumanization, proudly stubborn in his refusal to follow the law ofthe bluest eye, fiery about his roots, aware of his capacity for love and patience; and yet awakened to the sounds of hungry bellies.
The question remains for the rest of us: what about our own situatedness as embedded in the law prevents us from hearing them? (my emphasis)
Nasser Rego at Jadaliyya
i can’t imagine what the NSA thinks about my browsing history.
- “Is there another form of communication besides email where the acknowledged goal is to hide all of the communication? Email has evolved into a weird... ”
By putting government and politics into the center of economic analysis, Polanyi makes it clear that today’s vexing economic problems are almost...”
- “Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.”— Carl Jung (via panatmansam)