Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Hamell on Trial

Slavoj Žižek, Yanis Varoufakis and Julian Assange: Europe is Kaput. Long live Europe!

Well played sis, well played

Just as well ISIL aren't Catholic...


How religion spread across the world


Monday, 23 November 2015


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Yes, It’s Fair to Compare the Plight of the Syrians to the Plight of the Jews. Here’s Why

Members Of The Far Right Are Threatening Political Violence. Whatever Happened To Those Anti-Terror Laws?

The Bug - Meth Teng

Sunn O))) - Boiler Room Berlin Live Set

So looking forward to their return to Melbourne in March next year
The Ruins of Kobane

Some other things...

Jeb has an awfully short memory. France has been no friend to Muslims. What has changed? The pill fuelling Syria's civil war and getting Saudi royalty arrested. Abdelhamid Abaaoud boasted back in February's issue of the ISIL magazine Dabiq of his involvement in European terror attacks.  (See also this in French from January) Confessions of an ISIL spy. Why do people join ISIL? One more time. The real power of ISIL. In the wake of terrorist attacks, the United States shows the worst of its everyday bigotry. Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine. Building an army for Syria’s future. Magical thinking about ISIL. Eye-wateringly simplistic distortion. Being Syrian. How to politicise a tragedy. Saudi Arabia, an ISIL that has made it. Meanwhile. How ISIL defeats us.
An Iraqi town is retaken from ISIL and looting and retribution begin. Measuring the impact of the Snowden Leaks on the use of encryption by online Jihadists. The Egyptian origins of the Statue of Liberty. 'Some were suspicious of a white box he was carrying. To ease the tension, Khalil shared the baklava.'  The Islamic State rampage in Iraq has torn villages apart, sowing distrust. What do the Paris attacks mean for Australia’s Syrian refugee intake? Surprise. Surprise. Remember this...Our responses to terrorism always involve more of the same. Encryption? What encryption? Demystifying radicalisation. And a reminder of how we came to be here...
It seems to me The War Against Terror (TWAT) is working out as well as The War Against Drugs. The secret history of World War III. Ansel Adams’s subversive images of Japanese internment. I too hope that the 'majority of Australian society wouldn't endorse the kind of ugliness on display' but the boneheads are not very smart. Australia, you may not be the lucky country for much longer.
Meanwhile life goes on...

Trevor Timm: Paris is being used to justify agendas that had nothing to do with the attack


Le Journal du Siècle


Bloody muslin

Mini-documentary on 'sampling' (1988)

Logical is it Richard?

Kode9 & The Spaceape - Live @Maida Vale (for Giles Peterson BBC Radio 1 24/7/08)


Keith Levene's London 1976

How a prized daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church came to question its beliefs

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Norman Westberg - Bunny Bill

From Norman Westberg's 13. Film by Paul Rankin

Friday, 20 November 2015

Endless War

Thoroughly enjoyed Robert Henke's Monolake & Lumière II the last couple of nights

Here's a snippet from the encore last night...

...and here's footage of an earlier (2014) version of  Lumière @Teatro dei Rinnovati, Siena, Italy

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Meanwhile over in Western Australia


Enemy of Enemies: The Rise of ISIL

Part 2 HERE 

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been truly devastating to those it comes in contact with and bloody to those under its control. Its sudden rise and expansion in 2014 has perplexed many. It has humiliated its enemies, including those in Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran and Washington. Armed with extensive weaponry, boasting an international fighting force and adept in the art of digital media propaganda, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has become the de facto authority across an area the size of Jordan. This two-part series peels back the rhetoric to examine how a volunteer organisation managed to rise up from the ashes of post-invasion Iraq and defeat standing armies many times its size and capacity. How did it begin? How did it grow so astonishingly quickly? And how is it being used by global and regional powers to change the geopolitical map of the Middle East? With critical testimony from informed insiders and experts from across three continents, as well as original footage from Syria and Iraq, this series mixes documentary and discussion to unravel the interweaving nexus of events and alliances, at once aligned and conflicting, that have given rise to the world's most notorious, and powerful, insurgent group. Al Jazeera's former Middle East correspondent, Sue Turton, narrates the documentary and also moderates a studio discussion between Iraq's former national security adviser, Mowaffak al Rubaie; Ali Khedery, special adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq; and Australian journalist and Middle East correspondent, Martin Chulov

Dean Blunt - UK2UK Mix

bangin lemon
pagans ft arca
young blood
exit wounds ft dj escrow

Julian Cope - All The Blowing-Themselves-Up Motherfuckers (Will Realise The Minute They Die That They Were Suckers)

Seems to me The War Against Terror (TWAT) is working out as well as The War Against Drugs

'Vous n’aurez pas ma haine' ('You won't have my hatred')

Letter from Antoine Leiris who lost his wife in the Paris attacks

Waleed Aly calls for unity among Muslims and non Muslims

The Ex with Ken Vandermark - Live @WFMU's Monty Hall (23/10/15)

Étudiants Musulmans de France EMF: #NousSommesUnis (We Are United)

Tackhead Interview + Live (Snub TV 1990)

To Defeat ISIS, We Must Call Both Western and Muslim Leaders to Account