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Maxime Bernier Attacked Greta Thunberg’s Autism. Naomi Klein Says Autism Made the Teen a Global Voice of Conscience

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 04:24:57 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/14/maxime-bernier-attacked-greta-thunbergs-autism-naomi-klein-says-autism-made-teen>

"Maxime Bernier wants us to think he is sorry. The leader of the
extremist People’s Party of Canada had tweeted that Swedish climate
activist Greta Thunberg is “clearly mentally unstable. Not only

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This Is Not the Sixth Extinction. It’s the First Extermination Event.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 04:23:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://truthout.org/articles/this-is-not-the-sixth-extinction-its-the-first-extermination-event/>

"From the “insect apocalypse” to the “biological annihilation” of 60
percent of all wild animals in the past 50 years, life is careening
across every planetary boundary that might stop it from experiencing a

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RECORDER: The Marion Stokes Project

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 04:22:24 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://recorderfilm.com/

"Marion Stokes was secretly recording television twenty-four hours a day
for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at
the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14,

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Content Moderation Is Impossible: Facebook Settles Legal Fight Over Famous Painting Of A Woman's Genitals

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:35:44 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190818/17594042811/content-moderation-is-impossible-facebook-settles-legal-fight-over-famous-painting-womans-genitals.shtml>

"Just a few months ago, as part of our ongoing "content moderation at
scale is impossible" series, we wrote about how Facebook has spent over
a decade now struggling with how to deal with naked female breasts.

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'I am proven joyously wrong': picture book about trans child wins major prize amid moral panic

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:34:12 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/11/i-am-proven-joyously-wrong-picture-book-about-trans-child-wins-major-prize-amid-moral-panic>

"In Julian Is a Mermaid, a little boy riding the New York City subway
with “his nana” dreams of looking like the spectacularly dressed women
they see – and ends up, with his grandmother’s help, joining the iconic

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Ksenia & BCN Jazz Dancers "Baa Baa Black Sheep" (by Jazz at Lincoln Center & Wynton Marsalis)

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:32:59 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJKwRvP_U1I

"Ksenia & BCN Jazz Dancers present new fresh work - "Baa Baa Black
Sheep". A group choreography by Ksenia Parkhatskaya to a fantastic tune
by arguably the best and most significant jazz orchestra in the world

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Intellectual Property Is Neither Intellectual, Nor Property: Discuss

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:22:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190910/17343842967/intellectual-property-is-neither-intellectual-property-discuss.shtml>

'Well over a decade ago I tried to explain why things like copyright and
patents (and especially trademarks) should not be considered
"intellectual property," and that focusing on the use of "property"

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George Takei on his childhood in internment camps — and his faith in the future

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:21:16 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2019-09-11/george-takei-they-called-us-enemy>

"Actor George Takei says he’s determined to keep talking about the
imprisonment of his family and 120,000 other Japanese Americans during
World War II because he wants a new generation to know what happened and

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Adam Savage Tours the Jim Henson Exhibition!

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:20:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdaX96pvI1E

"Adam Savage visits the Museum of the Moving Image, which recently
opened a landmark exhibition showcasing the works of Jim Henson. From
the Muppet Show to Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock to the Dark Crystal,

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30 Sloth Problems Illustrated By Japanese Artist Keigo

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:24:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.demilked.com/sloth-problems-comics-keigo/

"Sometimes when you’re rushing to the bus stop so you wouldn’t be late
for work for the third time this week, you start thinking about how
simple life would be if you were a sloth. You could just spend your days

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