From Smallpox-Tainted Blankets to the #NoDAPL Evacuation: The Lie of Colonial Concern

Transformative Spaces

31041325382_7ec884b892_o Water Protectors stand near Highway 1806 in Standing Rock as a police spotlight casts a blinding light in the distance. (Photo: Dark Sevier)

On Monday, November 28, 2016, an evacuation order was issued by the governor of the North Dakota, calling for the end of the largest convergence of Native resisters in modern times. That convergence, known on social media as #NoDAPL and often simply referred to as “Standing Rock” — a place whose history and legacy have now been permanently expanded to encompass this moment in time — has existed in defiance of colonial violence for months now. It is a convergence that has been assailed and slandered in news reports that take the word of law enforcement as gospel, despite the factual evidence that law enforcement has a chronic tendency to dehumanize and kill us. That tendency is the story of our existence since first contact. So is the…

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Iran experimental underground survey

the sunday experience

Apologies overdue to the ever excellent Unexplained Sounds Group folk who aside sending over some devilishly good ear gear of late,have simultaneous maintained an admirable release schedule that has consistently sought out artists operating below the radar who’ve been responsible for pushing the envelope of sound creation / manipulation. Busily working through those aforementioned releases, may we for now draw your ears attention to their ongoing ‘experimental underground surveys’ this one released a month or so ago focused on Iran, a country / region of the world whom are sadly rarely featured in these pages. As ever time constraints dictate that this will be a taster picking of the treats on show, first up being from Hadi Bastani whose ‘endless falls’ has a deliciously dark and ominous funereal countenance about its wares, the chill factor being somewhat elevated by the doom draped clang of a stricken and sinister bell over…

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How to Fix the Fake News Problem

Brian Hughes

This piece originally appeared at CNN.com.

Unfortunately, word count prevented a more in-depth description of the Digital Fairness Doctrine I’m proposing. Likewise, there are many nuances to defining “fake news” that have to go unaddressed in an OpEd this brief. I’ll elaborate on these points in a future post, when the semester is over and all the papers have been graded.

Can tall tales swing an election? That’s the question being asked today in conference rooms across the digital media industry.

After Donald Trump’s startling presidential victory, many are wondering if an abundance of misleading or simply made up news stories gave President-elect Trump the edge he needed to win. Critics are calling on media companies to regulate the spread of phony news reports. Already, platforms like Facebook and Google have announced plans to curtail fake news by revising their algorithms and user policies. But will such changes really…

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Sam Yeates (1951)

AMERICAN GALLERY - 21st Century

Porch Swing At Twilight Porch Swing At Twilight

Evening View From A Porch Evening View From A Porch

View From A Porch II View From A Porch II

Waiting In The Evening Waiting In The Evening

Companions At The Witching Hour Companions At The Witching Hour

A Dream At The Witching Hour A Dream At The Witching Hour

The Evening Pool At Sunset The Evening Pool At Sunset

A Pool Of Early Evening A Pool Of Early Evening

The Late Evening Pool The Late Evening Pool

Evening Pool In Blues And Purples Evening Pool In Blues And Purples

A View Into The Evening A View Into The Evening

Evening Muse Evening Muse

Venus And Her Mirror - A Muse And Her Mirror Venus And Her Mirror – A Muse And Her Mirror

7 18 PM 7 18 PM

The Open Window The Open Window

A Late Summer Evening A Late Summer Evening

The Early Evening Pool The Early Evening Pool

Witching Hour Witching Hour

Carlights On A Moonlit Road Carlights On A Moonlit Road

Blue Evening At The Witching Hour Blue Evening At The Witching Hour

La Noche de la Sirena - The Evening Of The Siren La Noche de la Sirena – The Evening Of The Siren

Study for La Sirena Study for La Sirena

Sands Of Time Sands Of Time

Time or Crawling Toward The Millenium Time or Crawling Toward The Millenium

The Moon Ascendant The Moon Ascendant

Evening Muse For Man Ray Evening Muse For Man Ray

Orpheus At The Sea Of Dreams Orpheus At The Sea Of Dreams

Icarus Solitaire Icarus Solitaire

Icarus Rising Icarus Rising

Miracle Child Miracle Child

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