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“Wisdom that will bless I, who live in the spiral joy born at the utter end of a black prayer.” • — Keiji Haino
“The subject of human creativity is not an ethnic-centric, but a composite subject.” • — Anthony Braxton
“… It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.” • — The Marquis de Sade

Saturday, December 15, 2018

My year of reading African women || Gary Younge | The Guardian

My year of reading African womenby Gary Younge

Shamed by a gap in his reading, the Guardian writer vowed to read only fiction by African women in 2018. After 19 novels spanning Nigeria to Ethiopia, he shares what he learned
At last year’s Guardian Opinion Christmas party – modest affairs at which those who want to dance are outnumbered by those who want to talk by at least five to one – I met Chibundu Onuzo, a Nigerian author.“We share a publisher,” she told me.“I’m sorry,” I told her. “I haven’t read your book.”Chibundu waved away my apology with generous indifference. We carried on chatting and were among the pioneers on the dancefloor.
Chibundu did not appear bothered by my ignorance of her work, but I was. I can’t say exactly why. There are lots of books I haven’t read. But in some small way that gnawed at me in the days ahead, I wondered not only why I hadn’t read her but why she wasn’t on my radar.
Feeling it was time to fix my radar, I decided, when it came to fiction, to read only African women for a year. The motivation was not virtue but curiosity. I wondered what I had been missing out on. …

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India || Jason Hickel | Al Jazeera

And lied about it. 

by Jason Hickel

There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India - as horrible as it may have been - was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the administration of India was a cost to Britain. So the fact that the empire was sustained for so long - the story goes - was a gesture of Britain's benevolence. 
(I have heard lies of sort from some racists on a Portuguese TV, regarding the Portuguese occupation of African territories.)
New research by the renowned economist Utsa Patnaik - just published by Columbia University Press - deals a crushing blow to this narrative. Drawing on nearly two centuries of detailed data on tax and trade, Patnaik calculated that Britain drained a total of nearly $45 trillion from India during the period 1765 to 1938. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

JOOKLO TRIO @ STROMRAUM, Stuttgart December 6th, 2018


Virginia Genta: amplified saxophones (tenor & sopranino) 
Brandon Lopez: electric bass 
David Vanzan: drums

via Kjreilly

JOOKLO TRIO @ STROMRAUM, Stuttgart December 6th, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kim Jung Gi

via Proko

Kim Jung Gi is famous for his large brush pen drawings from his imagination. I had special access to record a live demonstration and a private interview with the man himself. In this video I’ll explore why Kim Jung Gi is so damn good.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"I just had to laugh, because I don't expect no better.” || Raheem Sterling

How the media and elites fuel racism in British football by Elliot Ross for Al Jazeera


It was a perfect illustration of how racism is (mis)represented ... The victims are usually pushed to the foreground, scrutinised for any sign of dishonesty, aggression or culpability, while those who perpetuate racism through individual actions and at the structural level are shielded from scrutiny, and racism as a social problem is lazily attributed to the working class.


Raheem Sterling described his personal reaction to Saturday's incident, writing: "I just had to laugh, because I don't expect no better.” ...


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dawda Jobarteh || I Met Her By The River

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasanlisten HERE
IN HIS DEATH, liberal media painted a very rosy image of former President George H.W. Bush, with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer saying that “George H.W. Bush is being remembered as a family man, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.” As president, George H.W. Bush stood up to the gun lobby, brought in the Americans with Disabilities Act, and ended the Cold War without firing a shot. However, he had also ordered the Desert Storm operation in which 88,000 tons of U.S. bombs were dropped on Iraq, killing tens of thousands of Iraqis and completely destroying civilian infrastructure. None of these Iraqi deaths were featured in the obituaries of U.S. liberal media. He also sold the first Gulf War “on a mountain of war propaganda,” as an investigation by journalist Joshua Holland concluded. George H.W. Bush also refused to speak with the special counsel during the Iran-Contra affair, declined to hand over his diary, and pardoned Ronald Reagan’s Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger on the eve of his trial, so that he — Bush — wouldn’t have to testify. The Intercept’s co-founder Glenn Greenwald joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the difference between hagiography and journalism — and to produce a more accurate and fair obituary of the late former-president George H.W. Bush.

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