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  • cop21 lobby circus
    On the eve of COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, Corporate Europe Observatory has published ' Lobby Planet Paris ', a special edition of its
  • lobby battles
    Watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory regularly organizes a "citizen's tour of corporate power in Brussels". It reveals how entrenched corporate lobbying has become in tod
  • monkey minds in the devil's time
    Labeling music political seems to have become faintly distasteful, but Steve Mason (formerly of the Beta Band ) aims straight for it on 'Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time'
  • iffr: bitter lake
    Adam Curtis' new documentary got a world cinema premiere at IFFR as part of the Signals: Everyday Propaganda program. In his trademark style, narrated as a history of idea
  • the pathology of solutionism
    A more serious discussion of the progress trap was provided on Monday, when internet critic Evgeny Morozov gave a talk in the Balie in Amsterdam for the launch of the Dutc
  • the consensus project
    It's weird that this should still be necessary, but the recently launched Consensus Project presents the findings of a new survey which shows that out of more than 4,000 a
  • lti: lingua tertii imperii
    Words can be like tiny doses of arsenic: they are swallowed unnoticed, appear to have no effect, and then after a little time the toxic reaction sets in after all. It is t
  • freedom and security, a case of hassliebe
    Last night saw the opening of the ' In Me, the Paradox of Liberty ' festival in Amsterdam, organized by Castrum Peregrini, with a keynote speech by the eminent Polish soci
  • the party of moderate progress within the bounds of the law
    Czech writer Jaroslav Hašek is of course best known for his immortal satire, ' The Good Soldier Švejk '. But he also wrote an astonishing number of stories - reputedly som
  • the rise of the hug on tv
    Adam Curtis is best known for his distinct brand of documentaries made for the BBC, which combine a sleuth's history of ideas and relentless deconstruction of political id
  • iffr: illégal
    Lots of heavy drama on the closing day of IFFR , with ' Tyrannosaur ', ' Incendies ' and ' Illégal ' in a row. The last one, a furious indictment of the Belgian asylum sys
  • government database fallacies
    In follow-up of yesterday's post on function creep , there are of course a lot more arguments against government-created central databases of personal data - or indeed of
  • function creep
    Function creep is "the way in which information that has been collected for one limited purpose, is gradually allowed to be used for other purposes which people may not ap
  • the game of war
    For those with enough time on their hands: check out Guy Debord 's 'The Game of War', now made into a computer game by RSG under the title ' Kriegspiel ' (beta version; re
  • manufacturing consent
    At almost three hours long, the classic documentary ' Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media ' (1992) by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick , provides a good intro
  • the shock doctrine
    What to think of this short film by Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein , ' The Shock Doctrine '? Without having read the book of the same title that the film is meant to intro
  • iffr: nyócker!
    A fitting Friday night surprise film at the IFFR , the Hungarian animated feature ' Nyócker! ' ('The District!') combines energetic and satirical entertainment, a fresh vi
  • hyperdemocracy
    Today we are witnessing the triumphs of a hyperdemocracy in which the mass acts directly, outside the law, imposing its aspirations and its desires by means of material pr
  • politics & theatre
    Is the current political farce in the USA and elsewhere leading theatre writers/directors to make equally onesided, hollow statements, robbed of any nuance? It seems that

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