Friday, 27 November 2015

Mark Stewart (The Pop Group) interview Le Guess Who? Utrecht 2015

Russian poster from 1915

This was just tweeted by the UK Russian Embassy to celebrate the centenary of WWI. Someone replied with this seeing as they like old posters

The Amish Sex Pistols


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Islamophobia plays right into the hands of ISIL

Dub techno master Deepchord on sound as therapy and Detroit’s uncertain future
The Myth of the Caliphate

15 Years of Terror (A time-lapse map)

A time-lapse of all terrorist attacks with MORE than 20 fatalities between 1.12.2000 and 13.11.2015 by
START terrorism database "GTD" (2000-2014)
Various News Agencies (2015)
Important Note: due to the large amount of data used, there are likely to be mistakes (exact chronology, location, casualties etc.). This video should serve as an approximation. (Especially in the messy parts.)
Typical error would be: GTD had sometimes the "at least" casualties in the database. Istanbul Bombings of 2003 are not present on the map because of this. I also used different definitions of terrorism regarding the area and time of attacks.
About the copy at the end:
Historians debate about weather terrorist groups are destined to fail or not. Some say that authentic terrorist organizations achieve partial goals only. Many regard John Brown (approx. 150 years ago) as the most successful terrorist till this day – But you might read the essays: "How Successful Is Terrorism?" (James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz) and "Why Terrorism Does Not Work" (M. Abrahms) and you will find out what this message is exactly about: Deterring potential future terrorism by education

Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Terror Attacks

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Hamell on Trial

Slavoj Žižek, Yanis Varoufakis and Julian Assange: Europe is Kaput. Long live Europe!

Well played sis, well played

Just as well ISIL aren't Catholic...

How religion spread across the world


Monday, 23 November 2015


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Yes, It’s Fair to Compare the Plight of the Syrians to the Plight of the Jews. Here’s Why

Members Of The Far Right Are Threatening Political Violence. Whatever Happened To Those Anti-Terror Laws?

The Bug - Meth Teng

Sunn O))) - Boiler Room Berlin Live Set

So looking forward to their return to Melbourne in March next year
The Ruins of Kobane

Some other things...

Jeb has an awfully short memory. France has been no friend to Muslims. What has changed? The pill fuelling Syria's civil war and getting Saudi royalty arrested. Abdelhamid Abaaoud boasted back in February's issue of the ISIL magazine Dabiq of his involvement in European terror attacks.  (See also this in French from January) Confessions of an ISIL spy. Why do people join ISIL? One more time. The real power of ISIL. In the wake of terrorist attacks, the United States shows the worst of its everyday bigotry. Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine. Building an army for Syria’s future. Magical thinking about ISIL. Eye-wateringly simplistic distortion. Being Syrian. How to politicise a tragedy. Saudi Arabia, an ISIL that has made it. Meanwhile. How ISIL defeats us.
An Iraqi town is retaken from ISIL and looting and retribution begin. Measuring the impact of the Snowden Leaks on the use of encryption by online Jihadists. The Egyptian origins of the Statue of Liberty. 'Some were suspicious of a white box he was carrying. To ease the tension, Khalil shared the baklava.'  The Islamic State rampage in Iraq has torn villages apart, sowing distrust. What do the Paris attacks mean for Australia’s Syrian refugee intake? Surprise. Surprise. Remember this...Our responses to terrorism always involve more of the same. Encryption? What encryption? Demystifying radicalisation. And a reminder of how we came to be here...
It seems to me The War Against Terror (TWAT) is working out as well as The War Against Drugs. The secret history of World War III. Ansel Adams’s subversive images of Japanese internment. I too hope that the 'majority of Australian society wouldn't endorse the kind of ugliness on display' but the boneheads are not very smart. Australia, you may not be the lucky country for much longer.
Meanwhile life goes on...

Trevor Timm: Paris is being used to justify agendas that had nothing to do with the attack


Le Journal du Siècle


Bloody muslin

Mini-documentary on 'sampling' (1988)

Logical is it Richard?

Kode9 & The Spaceape - Live @Maida Vale (for Giles Peterson BBC Radio 1 24/7/08)


Keith Levene's London 1976

How a prized daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church came to question its beliefs

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Norman Westberg - Bunny Bill

From Norman Westberg's 13. Film by Paul Rankin

Friday, 20 November 2015

Endless War

Thoroughly enjoyed Robert Henke's Monolake & Lumière II the last couple of nights

Here's a snippet from the encore last night...

...and here's footage of an earlier (2014) version of  Lumière @Teatro dei Rinnovati, Siena, Italy

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Meanwhile over in Western Australia


Enemy of Enemies: The Rise of ISIL

Part 2 HERE 

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been truly devastating to those it comes in contact with and bloody to those under its control. Its sudden rise and expansion in 2014 has perplexed many. It has humiliated its enemies, including those in Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran and Washington. Armed with extensive weaponry, boasting an international fighting force and adept in the art of digital media propaganda, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has become the de facto authority across an area the size of Jordan. This two-part series peels back the rhetoric to examine how a volunteer organisation managed to rise up from the ashes of post-invasion Iraq and defeat standing armies many times its size and capacity. How did it begin? How did it grow so astonishingly quickly? And how is it being used by global and regional powers to change the geopolitical map of the Middle East? With critical testimony from informed insiders and experts from across three continents, as well as original footage from Syria and Iraq, this series mixes documentary and discussion to unravel the interweaving nexus of events and alliances, at once aligned and conflicting, that have given rise to the world's most notorious, and powerful, insurgent group. Al Jazeera's former Middle East correspondent, Sue Turton, narrates the documentary and also moderates a studio discussion between Iraq's former national security adviser, Mowaffak al Rubaie; Ali Khedery, special adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq; and Australian journalist and Middle East correspondent, Martin Chulov