News and Links in Bulk, 2018-07-25

1/ Short Cuts is about Jordan Peterson (through an RT by Dawn Foster). I know, I should stop reading about him. But he’s like Brexit – as mesmerizing as an accident. I can’t avert my eyes.

2/ Inside Bannon’s Plan to Hijack Europe for the Far-Right. Fascists are organising to take over the right in Europe like they hijacked the Republican party in the US. The left has to come up with exciting policy proposals to counter their appeal. Right now!

3/ Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice (via @TGentetGanose). I love interdisciplinary research. The concentration of lead particles in Greenland ice sheets is correlated to the production of coins by the Roman Empire (and possibly China). That gives us insight into the Roman Empire’s monetary policies or lack thereof.

4/ Demystifying Pamela Colman Smith. The artist who created the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot is still largely unknown. A book about her is coming out.

5/ Forbes deleted a deeply misinformed op-ed arguing Amazon should replace libraries. Opinion columns are getting worse and worse. Hate-clicking and hate-reading encourages editors to commission stupid ones at alarming rates. I, for one, will try to reduce my hate-reading and eliminate hate-sharing.

6/ Alain Damasio: «Ils pourraient tout détruire sur la ZAD que les gens reviendraient» (via @SkyNebula). Cette interview avec Alain Damasio est plutôt positive et donne de l’espoir pour des espaces alternatifs. Mais qu’en est-il de la société au sens large? Comment changer le “mainstream”? C’est toujours la même question qui se pose que l’on parle de zones à défendre, de zones d’autonomie temporaire ou d’utopies pirates (en).

7/ Japanese Folklore: Fushimi Inari-Taisha and Kitsune Fox Legends. Discoveries like this one is why I adore #FolkloreThursday <3. Kitsune legends are very interesting.