Reading: An unreal city: lockdown in London

From An unreal city: lockdown in London A warm, churchy kind of voice. In the supermarket on Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, south London a middle-aged cashier is keeping order as furtive human shapes grab things from the shelves. The entrance is full of street people, drinkers, people with nowhere else to go. An unsteady-looking man… Continue reading Reading: An unreal city: lockdown in London

What I’m reading 29 Oct 2017 – 6 Feb 2018

The truth about Donald Trump’s jokes – CNNPolitics – Calling it a joke makes Sanders and the other functionaries complicit. Just following orders. But it’s an attempt at making us all complicit. The language of dictators. > More importantly, though, is the rhetorical usefulness of playing off a smiling accusation — of treason, a capital… Continue reading What I’m reading 29 Oct 2017 – 6 Feb 2018

What I’m reading 1 Apr 2017 through 9 Apr 2017

Why are liberals now cheerleading a warmongering Trump? | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian – Handing over the keys? > History shows that war presents the ideal opportunity for the authoritarian-minded to amass, consolidate and concentrate power. Dissent can be more easily portrayed as treachery; jingoism sweeps the nation, boosting the popularity of… Continue reading What I’m reading 1 Apr 2017 through 9 Apr 2017

bookmarks for February 4th, 2012

[toread] Sensemaking artifacts « Connectivism – – (artifacts mooc curating ) Getting it Straight in Notting Hill Gate HISTORYtalk – Local history of Notting Hill and Portobello Rd by London music journalist. Good read. – (history London punk ) As their parents’ generation flocks to Facebook, teens look to Twitter for social refuge | Appleton… Continue reading bookmarks for February 4th, 2012