AB
This is a digital sketchbook of me and my studio practice, the things that are going on in my head.

I make things. I post them to my website some of the time. It is http://www.bseverns.com.
AB
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descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
descentintotyranny:

#GazaUnderAttack
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cinoh:

Nigella damascena
Author: Karl Blossfeldt (German, 1865-1932)
http://cir.ca/s/FrAB
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2headedsnake:

Patrizia Polese
2headedsnake:

Patrizia Polese
2headedsnake:

Patrizia Polese
Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement: Charles E. Cobb and Danielle L. McGuire on Forgotten History
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"If we as a society cannot stomach the splatter from an execution carried out by a firing squad, then we shouldn’t be carrying out executions at all."
Federal Judge Alex Kozinski comes up with “messy but effective” fix for the death penalty: firing squads (via micdotcom)
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guardian:

Israel has said it is calling up another 16,000 reserves following a security cabinet meeting that decided to keep up military operations in Gaza, ignoring international pressure for an immediate ceasefire.
The move will allow the Israeli military to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Hamas, which has already claimed more than 1,360 Palestinian lives – most of them civilians – and reduced entire Gaza neighbourhoods to rubble. Fifty-six Israeli soldiers and three Israeli civilians have died during the campaign.  
• Full story here
Photo: Jinipix/REX
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letterstomycountry:

jakke:

Oh my goodness mind blown so hard right now.
letterstomycountry:

jakke:

Oh my goodness mind blown so hard right now.
letterstomycountry:

jakke:

Oh my goodness mind blown so hard right now.
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nevver:

Palette
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spiketv:

Chicken & waffles? Nope, it’s chicken IN waffles! New Frankenfood tonight at 10/9c. 
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"Two or three centuries ago, Western philosophy postulated, explicitly or implicitly, the subject as the foundation, as the central core of all knowledge, as that in which and on the basis of which freedom revealed itself and truth could blossom. Now, it seems to me that psychoanalysis has insistently called into question this absolute position of the subject. But while psychoanalysis has done this, elsewhere-in the field of what we may call the “theory of knowledge,” or in that of epistemology, or in that of the history of the sciences, or again in that of the history of ideas-it seems to me that the theory of the subject has remained very philosophical, very Cartesian and Kantian; for, at the level of generalities where I situate myself, I don’t differentiate between the Cartesian and Kantian conceptions."
Michel Foucault, Truth and Juridical Forms (via foucault-the-haters)
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"Three years ago, a team of Israeli documentary-makers produced a brilliant film about the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank entitled The Gatekeepers. For this, they persuaded five former heads of the Shin Bet, the nation’s security service, to be interviewed on camera. The outcome was fascinating, and devastating. Each chief in turn described the ruthless policies he had enforced to sustain Israeli dominance. Most agreed that repression had been counter-productive. Part of the explanation, they said, was that since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish fanatic back in 1995, no Jerusalem government has pursued a serious political strategy for peace. The security forces have simply been left to impose varying degrees of repression, while Jewish settlers grab ever-larger areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem. In a remarkable moment of frankness, one former Shin Bet chief said: ‘Occupation has made us a cruel people.’"
Max Hastings (via letterstomycountry)
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kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair
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"When minor characters who are also ethnic minorities start talking among themselves in their native tongues, they sometimes take advantage of their invisibility to say things. Sometimes they break the Fourth Wall and start ranting about the movie director. Sometimes, they spout random obscenities or natter about their lousy lunch. It’s all in not-English, so whatever they say doesn’t matter! And the actual translations of their lines can be a secret source of hilarity in films where actors are instructed to use a Gratuitous Foreign Language (GFL) in order to make a scene sound more authentic. When some Native Americans cast in Westerns were told to speak their own language to add some authenticity, these actors took the opportunity to crudely editorialize about their director, which allegedly resulted in Native American audiences (in)explicably cracking up laughing during scenes that were meant to be dramatic."
Minorities can be marginalized in film, but not silenced. (via salon)