Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Resources for October 1, 2015

"USA: NSA symbolises intelligence services’ abuses." Enemies of the Internet (March 11, 2014)

Malick // Fire & Water from kogonada on Vimeo.

Brown, Wendy. "When Firms Become Persons and Persons Become Firms: Neoliberal Jurisprudence in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores>" The London School of Conomic and Political Science (July 1, 2015) {"In the United States, the extension of civil liberties to corporations is transforming democracy through rights adjudication. Best known in this regard is Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission, the 2010 Supreme Court decision permitting corporate funding to flood the U.S. electoral process on the basis of corporate rights to free speech. In 2014, Burwell vs Hobby Lobby granted firms the right to the free exercise of religion, and hence the ability to withhold insurance coverage of abortions and abortifacients for their employees. This lecture explores the neoliberal logic of the Hobby Lobby decision, makes an argument about the transformations of democracy these decisions entail, and concludes with a critique of Foucault’s formulation of the relation of law, state and economy in neoliberalism."]

Ganesan, Janani. "Reporting amidst El Salvador's rising violence: The Nation profiles The Beast author Óscar Martínez." Verso (September 29, 2015)

Zanganeh, Lila Azam. "Roberto Calasso, The Art of Fiction No. 217." The Paris Review (Fall 2012)

Snyder, Timothy. "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning." The London School of Economics and Political Science (September 14, 2015) ["In this lecture Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) will talk about his new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, in which he argues we have missed basic lessons of the history of the Holocaust, and that some of our beliefs are frighteningly close to the panic that Hitler expressed in the 1920’s. As ideological and environmental challenges to the world order mount, our societies might be more vulnerable than we would like to think."]

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "Bodily Safety: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Shootings." Making Contact (July 1, 2015) ["When journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates set out to write about police killings he went to visit Mable Jones. Back in 2000, Jones son, a friend of Coates from their time at Howard University, was shot and killed by police in Virginia. He was twenty five years old. Written in the form of a letter to his own teenage son, Coates’ book “Between the World and Me” puts police shootings in a wider context."]

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