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by Ezra Buckley on July 16, 2016

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Zero Books Posadist Special

June 22, 2017 Flotsam-and-Jetsam
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This week’s Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Comrade Communicator from the Intergalactic Worker’s League. Posadism is an ideology or movement born out of the Fourth International and headed by a certain J. Posadas, who, (per wikipedia) tried to create a synthesis of Trotskyism and Ufology. Posadas’ most prominent thesis from this perspective was […]

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LEAVE ME ALONE: Misanthropic Writings From the Anti-Social Edge

June 21, 2017 Flotsam-and-Jetsam
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Original post: http://freeradicalradio.net/leave-me-alone-misanthropic-writings-from-the-anti-social-edge/ I once got into an argument at the anarchist study group in Berkeley, CA about where our anarchy came from.  As I usually do, I loudly proclaimed that all anarchy means to me is “No!” and nothing else.  To some at the group, this seemed an immature and childish sentiment, reminiscent of Crimethinc. […]

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PHILOSOPHY – Emil Cioran

June 20, 2017 Flotsam-and-Jetsam
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Emil Cioran is Romania’s most famous thinker: his darkly pessimistic philosophy is a perfect antidote to the sentimental cheeriness of our times. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/MKzo4V

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Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature

June 19, 2017 Flotsam-and-Jetsam
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The author offers an exploration of self and practical guidance dealing with the dark side of personality based on Jung’s concept of “shadow,” or the forbidden and unacceptable feelings and behaviors each of us experience. DOWNLOAD

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Against the Logic of Work by Apio Ludd

June 18, 2017 Flotsam-and-Jetsam
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Original post: http://freeradicalradio.net/against-the-logic-of-work-by-apio-ludd/ Work dominates most of our lives… so much so that even when we’re able to escape from our employers, we often re-create its logic by working towards a revolution, or some other abstract ideal of the future. So take a break from your work, from your future, and enjoy this short recording featuring scintillating […]

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Terrorists Deliver Their Message With Lethal Simplicity

June 17, 2017 Mayhem
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In the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Western officials worried about additional attacks, possibly using weapons of mass destruction, that could kill thousands. The United States invested heavily in biological and nuclear detectors and other high-tech gear. Jihadist terrorism seemed a menace that would unnerve entire countries and might last for a […]

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Why do Americans own handguns? Fear of crime and a broader sense of danger

June 16, 2017 Mayhem
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The motivation to own a handgun for self-protection is not just about fear of crime, according to the model proposed by Wolfgang Stroebe and Pontus Leander (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), and Arie W. Kruglanski (University of Maryland), it is also about a more general sense of threat emanating from “the belief that the world […]

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Psychologists delve into the mind of the terrorist

June 15, 2017 Flotsam-and-Jetsam
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Scientific evidence challenges assumptions of madness and theories of radicalisation Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles […]

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‘THE DARK KNIGHT’ BROKE SUPERHERO MOVIE VILLAINS

June 14, 2017 Flotsam-and-Jetsam
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The superhero flick antagonist really hasn’t been the same, if you think about it. Here’s a new working theory to start your Tuesday. We have not seen, nor are we likely to see the kind of villainy portrayed by Heath Ledger’s The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight again, full stop. This is something to […]

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Easter Island Shows Why Humanity Will Be Extinct Within 100 Years

June 13, 2017 Flotsam-and-Jetsam
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Like any other system, capitalism has its positive and negative qualities. Inarguably, it has lifted nearly a billion across the globe out of extreme poverty, between 1990 and 2010. But as with other socioeconomic systems of the past, such as with feudalism, a time can come when revolutionary changes make such systems anachronistic. So too […]

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