Friday, October 23, 2015

Resources for October 23, 2015

Baldwin, Craig and Adam Parfrey. "Mock Up On Mu." The Projection Booth #116 (May 27, 2013) ["In the first of our two-part series on Scientology in Film, we look at Craig Baldwin's Mock Up on Mu, a story of sex magick, science fiction, and technology. We discuss Jack Parsons, one of the "characters" in Mock Up with Adam Parfrey of Feral House, the publishers of Sex & Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons. We also discuss Peter Alexander's The Profit, a re-telling of Scientology-founder L. Ron Hubbard's life, and compare it with Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master."]

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (Belgium/France/Luxembourg: Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, 2013: 102 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Muižnieks, Nils. "'Everybody is a Suspect': European Rights Chief on Edward Snowden's Call for Global Privacy Treaty." Democracy Now (October 23, 2015) ["Last month, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and other privacy activists launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards. The proposed International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers would require states to ban mass data collection and implement public oversight of national security programs. It would also require states to offer asylum to whistleblowers. It’s been dubbed the "Snowden Treaty." We discuss the state of mass surveillance with Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights."]

Johnson, Dave. "Demands Increase For Investigating Exxon’s Funding Of Climate Denial." The Smirking Chimp (October 23, 2015)

A Field In England – They’re over here devil! from Intro on Vimeo.

Kessler, Glenn. "A story too good to check: Paul Ryan and the tale of the brown paper bag." The Washington Post (March 6, 2014)

Schwarz, Jon. "Drones, IBM, and the Big Data of Death." The Intercept (October 23, 2015)

Cyzyk, Skizz and Joe Tropea. "Hit and Stay." The Projection Booth #120 (June 25, 2013) [" A look at Hit & Stay, a documentary that looks at the anti-war activism movement from the Catonsville 9 to the Camden 28 and beyond."]

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