Monthly Archives: July 2022

Operation Motorman, 31.07.1972

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What Use Is the Moon?

Srećko Horvat, Jacobin: After command module pilot Michael Collins returned to Earth after the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, he famously said that future flights “should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher, so we might get a … Continue reading

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Verdunklung oder Volksaufständen, sogar Lichtverschmutzung: Es geht um ein Zeichen

Berliner Zeitung: Die Verdunkelung von Siegessäule, Staatsoper oder Rotem Rathaus bringt nur wenig Ersparnis. Warum sie dennoch richtig ist. Vor einigen Wochen erst brachte die erste Berliner Partei – es war die FDP – die Frage auf, ob die Stadt … Continue reading

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One in three people killed by US police were fleeing

Guardian: Nearly one third of people killed by US police since 2015 were running away, driving off or attempting to flee when the officer fatally shot or used lethal force against them, data reveals. In the past seven years, police … Continue reading

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Lithuania puts travel ban on Moscow Patriarch Kirill

LRT: Lithuania has banned Moscow Orthodox Patriarch Kirill from entering the country because of his support for Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine, the Interior Ministry confirmed on Wednesday. The cleric was added to the list of unwanted persons on June … Continue reading

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The 21st Century responds to Trotsky’s optimism about the 20th

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On Optimism and Pessimism

Dum spiro spero! . . . If I were one of the celestial bodies, I would look with complete detachment upon this miserable ball of dust and dirt. . . . I would shine upon the good and the evil alike. . . . But I am a … Continue reading

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Leipzig Dezember 1989

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It’s unfortunate

Guardian: “Unfortunately there’s this intersection of our climate crisis and our housing emergency,” said Jonna Papaefthimiou, chief resilience officer for the Portland bureau of emergency management, adding that unhoused people “face the greatest risk from all kinds of severe weather.” … Continue reading

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Hotel Lux

Und als ich ihn [Ernst Fischer] mit mehr und mehr Fragen löcherte, lieferte dieser erfahrene und kluge und ehrliche Intellektuelle mir zum Schluss ein kindliches Schlüsselwort: »Ja, wir dachten: Wenn es so grauenhaft ist, wie es aussieht, dann kann es … Continue reading

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