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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals.

While we busy ourselves greening our personal lives, fossil fuel corporations are rendering these efforts irrelevant.

They've pulled off the best trick ever: making it all about personal responsibility while they happily destroy the planet in the background. We need to attack the issue from all sides: personal change but, more importantly, system change.

Linked on the 25th of September, 2019 Details

As society unravels, the future is up forĀ grabs.

As the amazon burns, don't count on our leaders to prevent our self-destruction. They're locked in to the system and the transnational corporations that govern it. They will not be the source of the radical changes needed.

Jeremy Lent argues the window for new ideas is opening now. We can still go both ways.

Linked on the 15th of September, 2019 Details

Concrete clickbait: next time you share a spomenik photo, think about what it means.

Photos of these modernist monuments are frequently shared without context or wrongly attributed to commissioning by Tito. Theirs is a story of historical erasure and lessons from the past we seem to be ignoring yet again.

Linked on the 17th of August, 2019 Details

The majority illusion.

A quick puzzle to tell whether you know what people are thinking. I seriously overthought this one before getting it wrong.
Linked on the 11th of June, 2019 Details

Facebook's role in brexit

British journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave an impassioned speech at the TED conference where she took on the silicon valley big guys for their role in the brexit mess. Predictably, their reactions weren't very warm.

Published on the 1st of May, 2019 Read full post

Barcelona is leading the fightback against smart city surveillance

Reversing the smart city paradigm. Barcelona is moving from the surveillance capitalism model, where data is opaque and owned by subcontractors and third parties, to a model where citizens own their data.
Linked on the 28th of May, 2018 Details