The Claremont Institute: Jaffa Versus Mansfield
[if you happen to both see this message and read that essay, and in the process of reading that essay find bits of a particular song or movie or book or something or other vaguely floating around in your head, lemme know. -- c.]

The Weather Underground, the documentary
"In October 1969 hundreds of young people, clad in football helmets and wielding lead pipes, marched through an upscale Chicago shopping district, pummeling parked cars and smashing shop windows in their path.

This was the first demonstration of the Weather Underground's 'Days of Rage.' Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, the organization waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history.

The Weather Underground is a feature-length documentary that explores the rise and fall of this radical movement, as former members speak candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to 'bring the war home' and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's most wanted list."

mb21 - Teletext Then and Now - Live feeds


The Salem Witch Trials, 1692
"Martha's husband, Giles, was also accused of witchcraft. He refused to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty and under church law was tortured by having heavy rocks placed on him until a plea was obtained. Giles refused to talk throughout the ordeal and died. This was on September 19, two days before his wife's execution."

BBC NEWS | History File | Yugoslavia & The Balkans | 1900
"The word 'Balkan' comes from Turkish: it means mountain and has been applied to the area since the early 19th century."

The great leap forward_SOHO China
"To write almost anything about the Commune by the Great Wall - even for Domus - is to feel complicit in a well-orchestrated and seductive public-relations campaign. But that is exactly what the 'Commune' is about: a sophisticated real-estate operation with significant cultural content that places contemporary Asian architecture at the centre of a global stage."

European Graduate School EGS Media Art Internet Film Communications Master and PhD Program Graduate Post-Graduate Studies
"The comprehensive program of the European Graduate School EGS is distinguished by the cordial interaction of eminent faculty members with students who are the best of their generation. A true international mix. Our students are outstanding graduates as well as filmmakers, artists, web designers, computer programmers, college instructors, writers, actors, photographers, theater directors, teachers, journalists, graphic designers, musicians, critics, and editors."

Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches
"Weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself."

"The MuseON Contest has been organized by a new generation of musical producers who want to change the current situation with regards to the showbiz industry in Russia. Nowadays the Russian music industry is closed to the vast majority of talented performers and is instead controlled by those individuals who possess sufficient financial and media resources. Under these conditions the Russian musical scene is filled with low-quality manufactured music of a very narrow genre. We hope to address the limitations currently present in the Russian music industry and offer freedom of choice and accessibility through which talented musicians will be able to reach their audience. To realize this objective, we are using one of the present day's main technology achievements, the Internet."

SLUGMAG.COM :: Neither Humorous Nor Appropriate Since 1989
"Utah's bleak conservativism has only encouraged Salt Lake's strong, colorful, diverse counterculture of music and art to flourish with a vengeance. The strong independent voice of SLUG Magazine was born in 1989."

Peer Resources - Famous Mentor Pairings - Historical, Spiritual, Political and Civic Leaders
"Virtually anyone can benefit from having a mentor. From ancient history to modern times, political, civic and spiritual leaders around the world have acted as mentors and have had mentors."

The Carlyle Group
"Established in 1987, The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings."

About Metamark
"Over at we needed a 'short url' type service we could trust to work for years, years and yet more years to come. There are a bunch of similar services; but not operated by us, how could we trust they would keep running? While testing we also found too many odd bugs and design decisions in the other similar systems to really trust them. So there we were; reinventing yet another wheel. :-)"

[Venezuala[sic] is the new Russia]
"Jesus Christ, man. My guess is that you couldn't find a clue with a fucking search warrant. They are ALL in it for themselves and always have been. Democrats, Republicans, 'independants'....all of them. Don't like it here you simple minded shit? Move to Venezuala and see how you like the smell of that shit."

One Chord To Another - Finnish pop site
"The main focus is on Finnish pop music, but being a romantic fool who gets easily excited about anything that touches or moves him to tears, there will always be some pointless talk about pop records in general." [yay! :) ]

Beria Degenerate
"The subject: Lavrenti Beria, head of the NKVD in Stalin's USSR, serial rapist, a desk murderer as well as a hands-on sadist. This brings the quasi-Left-wing representation in Beria up to parity with the quasi-Right." | Willful blindness
"The Republicans will certainly be disgraced by the coming vicissitudes that they allowed the nation to sleepwalk into. But the Democrats may have less credibility in the future because they were not obligated to defend a foolish status quo, and they did anyway."

[exactly *how* is this a "problem understanding terrorism"?]
"Soros has long had a problem understanding terrorism. Last year, his venomous Bush-bashing led him to compare the Abu Ghraib prison-abuse scandal to the 9/11 attacks, adding that the president's 'War on Terror converted us from victims into perpetrators.'"

The Pavelic Papers | Home
"The Pavelic Papers is an independent research project exploring the history of the Ustase movement, one of the most resilient and brutal terrorist organizations in history. Our aim is to compose a narrative focusing on the entire history of the Ustase movement, from its beginnings among Croat exiles in Vienna, Austria in 1929 to the killing fields of the Independent State of Croatia and the fugitive shores of Argentina and America."

Sobaka :: No One Left to Talk To: The Death of Aslan Maskhadov
"It's been said that myth is more important than history, because people are willing to suffer and die for myths but not for history. Put another way (as we've said here before), it doesn't matter if something's true as much as if people believe that it's true. And nothing matters more right now than the myth, rather than the actual history, of Aslan Maskhadov."

Threshold Fears and Unanswered Questions About 9/11
"Overall concerns with the official version of 9/11 have been published and discussed by scholars and writers around the world including: Jim Mars, Nafeez Ahmed, Michael Ruppert, Cynthia McKinney, Barrie Zwicker, Webster Tarpley, Michel Chossudovsky and many others. The response to most has been to label these discussions as conspiracy theories unworthy of media coverage or further review. Pursuit of a critical analysis of these questions is undermined by the psychological barrier about 9/11 issues as threshold concepts - too awful to even consider."

New York WATERFRONT Blueprint
"This Blueprint is intended as a guide that brings together practical visions for new parks and open spaces on the waterfronts of all five boroughs. From Red Hook to Tribeca, Flushing to Harlem, St. George to Hunts Point and back down to the Battery, there are residents, activists, community groups, environmental organizations and leaders in government and elected office who see the potential of a waterfront renewed. Their visions made this guide to the future possible."


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