Since capital is always doing well somewhere, the illusion arises that all will be well everywhere if we only readjust the form of capital to that predominant in Japan and West Germany (the 1980s), the United States (the 1990s) or China (after 2000). Capital never has to address its systemic failings because it moves them around geographically.

David Harvey, Seventeen contradictions and the End of Capitalism: Uneven Geographical Developments and the Production of Space. p154

Emphasis mine.

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abcworldnews:

Turkish women are posting laughing selfies on social media in defiance of one of the country’s top officials who scolded women for laughing out loud in public. http://abcn.ws/1pGMsTH

abcworldnews:

Turkish women are posting laughing selfies on social media in defiance of one of the country’s top officials who scolded women for laughing out loud in public. http://abcn.ws/1pGMsTH

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Do people even realize that former Secretary of Defense - under President Bush 43 and Pres Barack Obama - Robert Gates is the president of the Boy Scouts of America?

soulrevision:

United Nations Official, Chris Gunness, Breaks Down On Air After Israel Bombs UN School for Refuge in Gaza

Awful!!! 😢

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Today, a look at the contributing compounds to ‘old book smell’, and the origins of the less well researched ‘new book smell’: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-hV

via compoundchem:

Today, a look at the contributing compounds to ‘old book smell’, and the origins of the less well researched ‘new book smell’: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-hV

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openellbey:

THIS!!

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When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity of accepting and having compassion for them is there.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

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the Problem

We are living through a time that demands massive collective and deeply regulated change at the same time we are becoming more and more individualistic, paranoid, and segregated. This is the challenge.

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Anyone who thinks that trying to limit development is a misguided lost cause should study the last half-century of San Francisco history. Redmond cites the landmark grassroots revolts against urban renewal, a freeway through Golden Gate Park and runaway high-rise development. Official and unofficial power brokers envisioned the city as the West Coast Manhattan. Each time, dissenters were warned that they were “standing in the way of ‘progress.’” Each time, progress ultimately lost, and today’s city is all the better for it.

Now political and corporate elites are trying to turn San Francisco into “the tech center of the world.” As before, the city’s residents have been excluded from the decision-making, their protests denounced as reactionary. Redmond finds the censure outrageous: “When we…lurch into a fast, disruptive era that will change our community more than an earthquake, we have the right to ask: Why? Is this what we want for our city?” If the answer is yes, “we have to give up a lot of what we are as a city.”

Zelda Bronstein, “How Silicon Valley Millionaires Stole Progressivism,” the Nation

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