Scott Walker Interview
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
03 A Means To An End
04 Twenty Four Hours
08 These Days
09 Love Will Tear Us Apart
11 - encore break -
12 The Eternal
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Monday, 19 November 2012
"Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community!"
Saturday, 17 November 2012
From the Indigenous Resistance release IR20 Dancing On John Wayne's Head...the track Poundmakers Dub feat Augustus Pablo ,John Trudell, Santa Davis, Scully and Mikey Dread aka 'Dread at The Controls" among others
A track made in honour of Chief Poundmaker ...a Cree warrior who also happened to have dreadlocks...This track was remastered in 2012 by Spider in Kingston, Jamaica.
Please check out the video we made for it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9gOF6O1n6c
Friday, 16 November 2012
Telecomix IRC: https://chat.wnh.me/?channels=gaza&uio=d4
Raids are ongoing and a lot stronger than before.
One theory says they're planning for a (very) big raid so they want to cut internet off to prevent covering it to the outside world
Egyptian SIM card:
If you have an Egyptian cellular card (Vodafone/Mobinil/Etisalat) you can use it to access internet from your phone or tablet since the Egyptian networks can be captured from Gaza
How to use Dial up numbers to stay connected:
Telecomix Dial up Numbers:
Important: The Telecomix dialups are not secure and do not protect from wiretapping of your communications. It is still important to proceed with precaution and encrypt the data.
Visit this link for dial up numbers:
Note: Since the number of lines is limited, do not use them if you don't need to!
- French free isp FDN (about 100 lines): +33172890150 (login/pass: toto/toto)
- German free Free.de (about 35 lines). +4923184048 (login/pass: telecomix/telecomix)
- Swedish isp Gotanet (about 30 lines atm, can expand services) : +46708671911 (login/pass: toto/toto)
- Belgium Edpnet: +32022750640 (login/pass: free.edpnet/ free)
- Netherlands Edpnet: +31676002000 (login/pass: free.edpnet/ free)
netherlands +31205350535 and the username/password are xs4all
Use Twitter Via Text Message:
Get Twitter messages redirected to your phone and send Tweets by text. Make sure to link your mobile phone to your Twitter account and locate the Twitter short code for your country. Then you can send a text message containing your Tweet to that short code and it will be posted to your profile.
Palestinian Terrority Shortcodes:
If you use one of the phone services listed above, text START to the shortcode to sign into your Twitter account.
CONFIGURING AND USING DIAL-UP (WINDOWS)
Configuring Dial-Up Connections
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Network and Internet Connections.
Click Create a connection to the network at your office.
In the Location Information dialog box, enter the appropriate information. Click OK, and then click OK to close the Phone and Modem Options dialog box and start the New Connection wizard.
In the New Connection Wizard, click Dial-up connection, and then click Next.
Type a name for the network to which you are connecting (such as "My Office Network"), and then click Next.
Type the phone number for the network to which you are connecting, including, if necessary, the area code and "1" prefix.
Specify whether you want this connection to be available for anyone's use, meaning for any user on this computer, or for your use only, meaning only for the user who is now logged on.
Specify whether you want a shortcut to the connection on your desktop.
Using Dial-Up Connections
Click Start, click Connect To, and the click the connection that you want to use.
In the User Name box, type your user name.
In the Password box, type your password.
Choose one of the following options:
To save the user name and password so that you will not have to type them in the future, select the Save this user name and password for the following users check box.
If you want only the current user to have access to the saved user name and password, select the Me only check box.
If you want all users to have access to the user name and password, select the Anyone who uses this computercheck box.
CONFIGURING AND USING DIAL-UP (MAC)
Configure Mac OS X
From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
From the View menu, choose Network.
Choose "Internal Modem" from the Show pop-up menu (or the "Configure" pop-up menu prior to Mac OS X v10.1).
If your computer does not have a built-in modem, select your external modem.
Mac OS X v10.5 or later: From the Configuration pop-up menu, choose Add Configuration.
Mac OS X 10.4.x or earlier: Click the PPP tab.
Enter your information into the relevant fields. Your username goes in the Account Name field, for example. If you want to copy this connection information to other user accounts on this computer, select "Save password".
You should now be able to connect. If you need to configure DNS servers or other advanced settings, continue to the next step.
Mac OS X v10.5 or later: Click the Advanced button, then click the DNS tab.
Mac OS X v10.4 or earlier: Click the TCP/IP tab. Choose either PPP or Manually from the Configure pop-up menu, as instructed by your Internet service provider. If configuring manually, type the IP address in the matching field.
Type the DNS server addresses in their field if necessary (click the "+" button first in Mac OS X v10.5 or later).
Click Apply (or Apply Now for Mac OS X v10.4 or earlier).
Connect and verify
Mac OS X v10.5 or later: Open Network preferences (in System Preferences).
Mac OS X v10.4.x or earlier: Open Internet Connect (from the Applications folder).
Be sure the Configuration pop-up menu is set to your modem.
Click the Connect button.
Once you're connected, open a Web browser or other Internet application to make sure your connection works.
Tip: You can have Mac OS X automatically connect to the Internet whenever you open an Internet application.
The Law In These Parts, an Israeli documentary awarded this year's Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury prize, examines how the country created a military-legal system to control the Palestinians in the lands Israel occupied in 1967. And at some point during the film, it becomes clear that it's the judges who are on trial. The documentary, which just screened as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival, features forceful archive footage, alongside a line-up of Israeli legal experts, explaining how they made Israel's occupation laws.
Each judge sits in a black leather chair at a heavy wooden desk intended, you might first assume, to evoke a serious courtroom. But then, each is quietly interrogated by the film's narrator; asked to explain the military rule that they created. Why did Israel even need hundreds of new laws for occupied Palestinians? What was wrong with the existing legal system? Because Israeli law, one judge says, can only be applied if you give citizenship to the Palestinian population. Why aren't Palestinian fighters described as "prisoners of war"? Why are Palestinians attempting to enter Israel labelled as "infiltrators"? One judge is asked to recount a case from the mid-1970s, where a Palestinian woman giving bread and sardines to a Palestinian "infiltrator" from neighbouring Jordan was sentenced to a year and a half in prison – as deterrent. "How did you find out about the pitta bread?" asks the narrator. Don't worry about that, the military judge replies, the walls have ears.
The evidence against these Israeli judges slowly mounts as they try to justify an unjustifiable tangle of what they thought would be temporary laws, devised to control and subdue Palestinians in the occupied territories. One judge recounts how he told former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon of an obscure law from the Ottoman era, which Sharon swiftly deployed to seize Palestinian land. The film's narrator asks the judge if he thinks, with hindsight, that this was a good idea. "History will decide," the judge replies, but the narrator leaves no room for evasion: "But when will that be?" he asks, of a system that has been in place for 45 years.
This film successfully depicts the dense, crushing absurdities of Israel's military rule in a way that words don't always manage. While reporting from the region, I spent hours talking with lawyers, who would deconstruct the maze of rules that mean Palestinians always end up penalised. I have notebooks full of explanations of these small, complicated, crucial details. But how do you distil this system into one line of a short news piece? How do you condense the overlapping Ottoman rulings, laws from the British mandate era and brand new Israeli edicts that all fuse into a controlling mesh of military rule over Palestinians, while keeping Jewish settlers free – because as Israeli citizens, they are governed (or, mostly, not governed) by regular Israeli law? And how do you explain why 99.74% of military trials end up convicting Palestinians?
The Law In These Parts ends with a focus on Bassem Tamimi, one of the organisers of weekly demonstrations in Nabi Saleh, a West Bank village whose land and main water source, a spring, has been appropriated by a nearby settlement. He was sentenced to four months' imprisonment after protesting last month at an Israeli supermarket in the West Bank, which stocks settlement, but not Palestinian, produce. Amnesty has described him as a prisoner of conscience and demanded his release, castigating the Israeli military's "campaign of harassment, intimidation and arbitrary detention" against this 45-year-old father of four.
During a trial last year, Tamimi, a schoolteacher, told the military court: "Your honour, I was born in the same year as the occupation, and ever since I've been living under its inherent inhumanity, inequality, racism and lack of freedom. I have been imprisoned nine times for a sum of almost three years, though I was never convicted of any crime. During one of my detentions I was paralysed as a result of torture. My wife was detained, my children wounded, my land stolen by settlers and now my house is slated for demolition … You, who claim to be the only democracy in the Middle East, are trying me under laws written by authorities I have not elected, and which do not represent me". Shortly after this hearing, Tamimi was convicted of inciting protesters to throw stones at soldiers (he was cleared of more serious charges, including "perverting the course of justice", in May, after 11 months in military prison, because a judge decided that key evidence, obtained from a coerced 14-year-old Palestinian boy, was unreliable).
"What actually incited them," Tamimi told the courtroom, "was the occupation's bulldozers on our land, the guns, the smell of tear gas." And then he asked: "If the military judge releases me, will I be convinced that there is justice in your courts?"
Rachel Shabi @'The Guardian'
Pete Namlook, the electronic producer and ambient innovator who founded Germany's Fax Records in 1992, has died, Resident Advisor reports. According to a statement sent to Resident Advisor by Namlook's family, he "died peacefully from as yet unspecified causes" on November 8. He was 51.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
“I’ve Got Two,” Sesame Street
“Shadow Propaganda Mix,” Somepling
“Hole in Ya Speakers,” Irn Mnky
“Let’s Get It (Bass, Bass, Bass),”
DJ Shadow “Disavowed” (Irn Mnky Electro Edit), DJ Shadow
“Right Thing” (Z-Trip Set the Party Off Mix Bonus Beats 2), DJ Shadow
“Organ Donor,” DJ Shadow
“Droop-E Drop,” DJ Shadow
“Organ Donor” (Sovereign Universalist Remix), DJ Shadow
DJ esSDee scratch
“I Gotta Rokk” (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix), DJ Shadow
“Border Crossing,” DJ Shadow
“Walkie Talkie,” DJ Shadow
“Walkie Talkie” (Irn Mnky Beat Down Mix), DJ Shadow
“Building Steam With a Grain of Salt” (NiT GriT Mix), DJ Shadow
“Dats My Part” (feat E-40), DJ Shadow
“Inject the Beat” (feat. Cappo, Bane & DJ esSDee), Irn Mnky
“The Number Song,” DJ Shadow
“Compton,” Dan Greenpeace & Irn Mnky
“Scale It Back” (Irn Mnky Judgement Minimal Mix), DJ Shadow
Again increasing figures: Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals 265 killings of trans people in the last 12 months
In total, since January 2008 the murders of 1083 trans people have been reported
The 14th International Transgender Day of Remembrance is being held on November 20th 2012: Since 1999, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), on which those trans people who have been victims of homicide are remembered, takes place every November. The TDOR raises public awareness of hate crimes against trans people, provides a space for public mourning and honours the lives of those trans people who might otherwise be forgotten. Started in the USA, the TDOR is now held in many parts of the world. In the past, the TDOR took place in more than 180 cities in more than 20 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
Sadly, this year there are 265 trans persons to be added to the list to be remembered, mourned and honoured as an update of the results of Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals.
The Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project started in April 2009 and systematically monitors, collects and analyses reports of homicides of trans people worldwide. Updates of the preliminary results, which have been presented in July 2009 for the first time, are published on the website of the "Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide" project two to three times a year in form of tables, name lists, and maps:
Every year in November, Transgender Europe provides a special update of the TMM results for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance so as to assist activists worldwide in raising public awareness of hate crimes against trans people.
The TDOR 2012 update has revealed a total of 265 cases of reported killings of trans people from November 15th 2011 to November 14th 2012:
In comparison to the TDOR updates of the last years (162 reports 2009, 179 reports in 2010, 221 reports in 2011), we are witnessing a significant increase, which points to the extreme level of violence many trans people continue to be exposed to. However, this increase may also reflect the TvT project’s intensified cooperation and data exchange with trans and LGBT organizations, which document murders of LGBT or trans people in local and national contexts such as Grupo Gay da Bahia (Brazil), Observatorio Ciudadano Trans (Cali, Colombia), Pembe Hayat (Turkey), or TVMEX – Travestis México.
The update shows reports of murdered or killed trans people in 29 countries in the last 12 months, with the majority from Brazil (126), Mexico (48), and the USA (15), followed by Venezuela (9), Honduras (8), Colombia (6), Uruguay (6) and Guatemala (5). In Asia most reported cases have been found in India (6), Pakistan (5) and the Philippines (4), and in Europe in Turkey (5).
As in the previous years, most reported cases were from Central and South America, which account for 80 % of the globally reported homicides of trans people since January 2008. In Central and South America, in 2008, 94 killings were reported in 13 countries, in 2009, 165 killings in 16 countries, in 2010, 181 killings in 13 countries, in 2011, 208 killings in 16 countries. In 2012, so far 224 killings were reported in 19 Central and South American countries. The starkest increase in reports is also to be found in Central and South America, e.g. in Brazil (2008: 57, 2009: 68, 2010: 99, 2011: 105, 2012: 111 so far) and Mexico (2008: 4, 2009: 9, 2010: 14, 2011: 33, 2012: 43 so far). In Asia most reports have been found in the Philippines (28), India (21), and Pakistan (19). Regarding Europe the data also show a continuing elevated number of reported murders in Turkey in the previous years (2008: 4, 2009: 7, 2010: 7, 2011: 6, 2012: 5) adding up to a total number of 29 reported murders since January 2008.
In total, the preliminary results show 1083 reports of murdered trans people in 56 countries since January 2008.
The new result update reveals that in the last 58 months, 98 homicides of trans people were reported in Asia (2008: 15, 2009: 17, 2010: 29, 2011: 24, 2012: 13 so far), 69 in North America (2008: Canada: 1, USA: 18, 2009: USA: 13, 2010: USA: 9, 2011: USA: 16, 2012: Canada: 1, USA: 11 so far), 64 in Europe (2008: 13, 2009: 19, 2010: 10, 2011: 14, 2012: 8 so far), and 6 in Africa (2008: 2, 2009: 1, 2011: 1, 2012: 2) as well as 4 in Oceania (2008: 3, 2009: 1).
The TDOR update of the preliminary results also reveals that since January 2008 64 killings of trans people have been reported in 11 European countries (Albania: 1, France: 2, Germany: 2, Italy: 15, Poland: 1, Portugal: 1, Russia: 2, Serbia: 1, Spain: 5, Turkey: 29 and, UK: 5). In Asia, since January 2008 99 killings of trans people have been reported in 14 countries (Afghanistan: 1, Azerbaijan: 2, Bangladesh: 1, China: 6, India: 21, Indonesia: 4, Iran 1, Iraq: 3, Malaysia: 6, Pakistan: 19, Philippines: 28, Republic of Korea: 1, Singapore: 1, and Thailand: 4). In Africa, 6 killings have been reported since 2008 (Algeria: 1, Mauritius: 1, South Africa: 3, and Uganda: 1), and in Oceania 4 (Australia: 1, Fiji: 1, New Caledonia: 1, and New Zealand: 1).
Yet, we know, even these high numbers are only a fraction of the real figures; the truth is much worse.
These are only the reported cases, which could be found through internet research. In most countries, data on murdered trans people are not systematically produced and it is impossible to estimate the numbers of unreported cases. Another finding of these updates is that while Brazil has received special attention due to the elevated number of killings, the number of killings in other South and Central American countries like Colombia and Venezuela, and in particular Honduras and Guatemala is equally or even more worrying in view of the much smaller population sizes of these countries.
While the documentation of homicides against trans people is indispensable for demonstrating the shocking extent of human rights violations committed against trans people on a global scale, there is also a need for in-depth research of various other aspects related to the human rights situation of trans people. Therefore, Transgender Europe developed the Trans Murder Monitoring project into the ‘Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide’ (TvT) research project. TvT is a comparative, ongoing qualitative-quantitative research project, which provides an overview of the human rights situation of trans persons in different parts of the world and develops useful data and advocacy tools for international institutions, human rights organizations, the trans movement and the general public. A research team from Transgender Europe is coordinating the project, which is funded by the Open Society Foundations, the ARCUS Foundation, and partly by the Heinrich Boell Foundation. The TvT research team is assisted by an Advisory Board, composed of more than 20 international LGBT, trans and human rights activists and academics from Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, North America, and Oceania. It furthermore cooperates with 17 partner organizations in these six world regions.
In December 2012, Transgender Europe’s TvT research team together with its partners in the Global South and East will publish a comprehensive research report in which the TMM data is comparatively analyzed and contextualized.
Friends of the much missed Mike Hart of Compendium and, briefly, Murder One, will be gathering at the Spread Eagle on Parkway in Camden Town,tonight (Thursday, Nov 15th) from 8pm, to raise a glass on the 10th anniversary of his passing. All welcome.
Stewart Home on Mike
A BIG thanx to Richard Thomas for organising this and keeping Mike's memory alive and well. I shall be there in spirit and raising my cup of coffee to Mike here in Melbourne. As an aside reading Stewart's piece where he talks about Kerouac, I do remember Mike telling me that Robert Fripp had come into Compendium one day to buy as many books as he could find on Kerouac (which of course ended up as source material for that fugn awful King Crimson elpee Heartbeat, an album that I KNOW Mike would have hated as much as I do) and Mike took great delight in finding the worst books about Kerouac that he could find in the shop to sell to him!
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Evidence is cited to support this contention that on the face of it presents a very convincing case.
We learn for example that the ubiquitous urban rap with the hip hop beat has its antecedents in reggae toasting of the early school, even though it might equally be said that U Roy, Count Matchuki, King Stitt and the rest originally lift many of their own catchphrases verbatim from US radio jocks broadcasting in the Fifties, or even that performers such as the Last Poets and Gil Scott Heron portray their bleak visions of the American ghettoes in its own explicit language a good while before these Jamaican preachers make their presence felt in any way.
We are told too of the weird and mostly wondrous effect that dub techniques first pioneered in four track Kingston studios now have on defining the technological New Age enlightenment in all its ambient manifestations of inner space, while on the flip side of the same roots reggae coin is the sudden emergence of any number of dubious record labels busily collating onto compact disc scratchy vinyl recordings of newly discovered reggae legends for their expanding Eastern European and Far East markets, though with little visible benefit to the artists concerned as far as can be ascertained.
Closely aligned to all this is the roots and culture movement centred on Jah Shaka sound system and his many imitators, attracting audiences of different races in a not altogether unlikely alliance of dreadlock and crustie, while at the other end of the social scale we witness an entertainer like veteran Jamaican jazz guitarist and ska pioneer Ernest Ranglin playing Ronnie Scott to a polite and musically sophisticated yet almost exclusively European crowd.
I could reiterate at length other examples that apparently prove this same assimilative process. Clearly, it would seem, a hitherto much maligned music has finally succeeded in broaching all barriers and is now accepted on its own terms by the world at large, much as the pundits claim..!
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
McAfee's purported interest in extracting medicine from jungle plants provided him a wholesome justification for building a well-equipped chemistry lab in a remote corner of Belize. The specific properties of the drugs he was attempting to isolate also fit in well with what those closest to him have reported: that he is an enthusiastic amateur pharmacologist with a longstanding interest in drugs that induce sexual behavior in women. Indeed, former friends of McAfee have said he could be extremely persistent and devious in trying to coerce women who rebuff his advances to have sex with him.
GusGus live at the opening ceremony of the Reykjavik Concert Hall "Harpa", may 13th 2011.
Guest appearance by Högni Egilsson of Icelandic pop group Hjaltalín
Monday, 12 November 2012
Two of Australasia's greatest singer songwriters Paul Kelly and Neil Finn, will bring their iconic songs on tour in February and March 2013.
Kelly and Finn will share the stage throughout as members of the one band, singing and playing together a selection from their rich and varied songbooks.
The concerts will be a family affair, with the line up to include Elroy Finn on drums and Dan Kelly on guitars.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 16 November. All dates and details can be found here.
SAT 16 FEB / The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
MON 18 FEB / The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
WED 27 FEB / Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD
FRI 1 MAR / Adelaide Festival, Free Opening Night Concert at Elder Park, Adelaide, SA
SAT 2 MAR / A Day On The Green, Rutherglen, VIC
SAT 9 MAR / A Day On The Green, Armidale, NSW
SUN 10 MAR / Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
MON 11 MAR / Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
TUES 12 MAR / Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
THU 14 MAR / Kings Park, Perth, WA
The most immediate consequence of this for Australia is that it can enjoy the benefits of continuity. Significant amounts of time are lost as an outgoing president enters a “lame duck” phase and the new administration begins a steep learning curve. This has been avoided. PM Julia Gillard has an excellent relationship with President Obama, and she does not have to spend time waiting for and then developing a relationship with a new president.
Obama does not intend to make any drastic changes to his policy settings. The high value placed on the alliance with Australia will continue. The advantages – of support, intelligence and equipment as well as political access – will persist, but so will the downsides. Australia will continue to have to manage the knock-on effects of being so closely linked to the US. This includes the risk of being drawn into conflicts that could otherwise have been avoided, or fuelling the lingering perception that Australia is a reluctant Asian power...
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Using mathematical expressions and algorithms, ‘TYPE+CODE II’ represents a completely new form of typography that does not follow the centuries-old traditions of the typographic world.
Each a tiny piece of software, the letters in the collection are characterized by the highly structured, complex yet mesmerizing patterns that one would expect of computer-generated products.
According to the artist, not all of the typefaces are presented in full alphabetical sets as they “were created by using computer codes, which means [she] can easily switch any letter from A to Z through just typing in [her] computer codes”.
View more of these futuristic typography HERE.