Thursday, March 23, 2006

more loose ends

anarchist people of color have a site. it's not illegal. (yet.)

There is no original or primary Bitch that Bitch imitates, but Bitch is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.

b o r d e r l a n d s e-journal's latest issue is dedicated to examining the work of a French bloke what strangled his wife.

Rowan Cahill has written an interesting rejoinder to corporate flak Gerard Henderson on the subject of 'Australian Fascism': "The [New] Guard was a well-financed, well-armed, organization, the creation of an elite of Australia's wealthy, powerful, socially exclusive men." (Unlike say, this mob.)

'Teach Me if You Can: An Interview with David Graeber'. "David Graeber is a professor of anthropology at Yale University. After becoming an activist for the anarchist cause, Graeber received disdain from a few colleagues and was soon informed that his teaching contract would not be renewed. On November 2nd, 2005, Steven Durel had lunch with Graeber at Yale." Isn't that nice? (See, anarchists can be civil.)

Alain Gresh reckons that "Hamas’ landslide win at the Palestinian elections on 25 January has been greeted with indignant warnings and commentaries from the United States and the European Union, including France. We need to put this event in context."

John Holloway wants to change the world without taking power (and by making only two passing references to anarchism in his book on the same subject... sigh).

George Katsiaficas has some interesting things to say. (I reckon.)

Tasneem Khalil is "a journalist from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Endorses and advocates Libertarian Socialism and Free/Open Software & Publication".

Ken McLeod is weird. According to some, he's a Trotskyist libertarian cyberpunk. He hatesss filthy anarchistsss. He has a blog.


Stay Human is an album by Michael Franti & Spearhead. (Quite a good one too.) It's also the name of "a melbourne based business, that produces a range of ethically made merchandise, like badges, keyrings, stickers, candy and screen printed garments for bands and other groups. Our main aim is to make getting non-sweatshop merchandise as easy as possible, thus encouraging more people to do it".

As for Jeff Vail... best let him speak for himself:

What to say? My name is Jeff Vail. Born & raised in California, I was fortunate enough to have been dragged (happily) all over the world by my parents. I attended the US Air Force Academy in Colorado, graduating in 1999. I keep hearing about people being "radicalized" in madrasas, or religious schools, in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Well, I have USAFA to thank for a manner of speaking. After graduation I went to Intelligence Officer school. As an Intelligence Officer I did a number of things: Targeted bombs and cruise missiles for the American invasion of Afghanistan with the 36th Intelligence Squadron, was Chief of Intelligence with the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron (EC-130H COMPASS CALL, for those who care), and also Chief of Intelligence for the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Warfare Squadron deployed to the Middle East during the war in Iraq.

While bored, sitting in a tent in the desert, I decided to write a book, "A Theory of Power", which resulted in this web site, and is hopefully why you're reading this bio. I separated from the Air Force in June of 2004. At present I am attending school and working as an intelligence analyst. I live in Colorado with my wife, Julie. I don't know what the next few years will hold, but hopefully there will be more thinking and writing, both on this blog and elsewhere. Please feel free to contact me.
David Wearing wonders whether Muslims are from Mars & Europeans are from Venus.

"The World Social Forum: Challenging Empires is a committed but critical anthology of essays on the theory and practice of the Forum, with essays by wo/men from many parts of the world, with many different points of view. This online version is abbreviated from the printed original, published by Viveka, New Delhi."