USA: Support Mike Williams: Indigenous Elder and Sacramento Defender

Insurrection News


Longtime Sacramento activist and indigenous elder Mike Williams is one of three people of color who face charges stemming from the antifascist mobilization which shut down a neo-Nazi rally in June of 2016. Only one neo-Nazi, William Planer, is facing charges, and he was only arrested after vandalizing a synagogue in Denver, CO. Mike is currently facing massive charges and a high bail. Please support him here and share the fundraising link far and wide along with this article to raise awareness of his case. 

On June 26th, hundreds of people from across Northern California and beyond mobilized and converged to protest against a rally called for by the Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) and the Golden State Skinheads (GSS).

pic2-16Members of the Golden State Skinheads (GSS) show off their swastika tattoos. Many of these same neo-Nazis would go on to stab protesters on June 26th.

Both organizations are open neo-Nazi groups…

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NHK World Consolidates Grand Sumo Coverage

Tachiai (立合い)


Preview Video Available Now.

NHK World has come up with a nice, consolidated web page with links to all of the video from Grand Sumo Highlights, along with the preview.  You can check it out here

By extension this means that the preview video that is airing today on HNK World is available on demand now via the web site.  The preview turned out really well, and includes a great Hakuho retrospective. Note John Gunning’s remarks about Yoshikaze – his mobility and how he uses his feet being a essential element of his sumo.

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TR: A Walk Through Yesteryear: Boblo Island and Fort Malden (9/29/2012)


I have come to understand and learn a lot about my surroundings since moving to Michigan. I try to stay busy, visiting places throughout the Lansing metro area as well as the surrounding towns and cities. That kind of action is really never ending and something I may end up doing the rest of my life, and I’m perfectly OK with that right now. Most often, when I start to discuss somewhere, my wife knows something about it. She understands the geography and has an idea about the history of the towns around where we’re going. There’s anecdotes and whatnot. However, that knowledge has its limits. North of Saginaw is a total mystery. The “thumb” is somewhere we’ve only really explored by car on one occasion (in freezing temps during winter). And the other side of the Detroit River, in Canada? You can tell me about how Windsor is south…

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Perception Of Landscape in A Journey To Avebury (1971) – Derek Jarman.

Celluloid Wicker Man

Out of all of Derek Jarman’s pre-feature length film work, his short capture of a 1971 walking trip, A Journey To Avebury, is perhaps his most interesting and subtly complex piece of short film work.  These were the early days of Jarman’s experimentation when his work as a painter and even a set designer still seemed to dominate over his purely cinematic interests.  This was of course the same year that saw him design the sets for Ken Russell’s The Devils; a film that wallowed in the historical urbane of human presence and depravity.  Coupling the films together, one appears to be the heady syndrome of a realist whilst the other seems a cathartic escape from populated zones and into the very heart of the green and pleasant hills.

Yet A Journey To Avebury is not a simple home movie.  Its format belies such readings as it was…

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The Commodification of People

Michael A. Katell

Among the many ways so-called Big Data is influencing our lives, quantification and predictive analytics is beginning to play a significant role in how people are selected for opportunities, such as jobs, homes, romance, sex, insurance, and so on, substituting the vagaries of human judgement with seemingly objective and reliable analytic scorecards and labels. The same profusion of data that flows from your interactions with the networked and surveiled world, and which results in all those “personalized” ads you routinely encounter, can also be used to evaluate and grade you as a person. Your daily experiences and interactions with websites, mobile apps, credit card processors, eBook readers, cell-phone carriers, security cameras, etc. leaves data trails that are routinely and tirelessly hoovered up to supply the information economy with the raw material of user profiling (but you already knew that, right?). But beyond the now familiar goal of these activities to…

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Live Combat Sport Schedule: 4/28 – 4/30



All fight cards and times subject to change.


The Battle Muay Thai
Pattaya, Thailand

Main Card – Channel 8 (Thai) – 7:00am ET / 4:00am PT

MX Muay Xtreme
Bangkok, Thailand

Main Card – YouTube – 9:45am ET / 6:45am PT

Fight Nights Global 64: Bagautinov vs Nam
Moscow, Russia

Main Card – Match TV: Fighter – 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Ali Bagautinov vs. Tyson Nam
Alexei Kudin vs. Derrick Mehmenm
Igor Egorov vs. Peter Queally
Ayub Gimbatov vs. Dauren Ermekov
Dmitry Bikrev vs. Maksim Butorin
Eduard Muravitskiy vs. Sultan Abdurazakov
Shuhrat Khakimov vs. Dmitriy Kuznetsov
Zamzagul Fayzallanova vs. Svetlana Khautova
Vladimir Filipović vs. Aleksey Sidorenko
Evgeniy Bondarev vs. Artur Magomedov

Triton Fights 2
Westbury, New York, USA

Main Card – iPPV ( – 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Marcus Chin vs. Eric Ott
Alex Oliveira vs. Jason Olcott

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