“Despite far-right parties ultimately losing seats in Parliament, ultranationalist movements successfully shifted the country’s politics to the extreme right, with Poroshenko and other centrists backing measures to marginalize the speaking of Russian and glorify Nazi collaborators. Even so, far-right candidates have entered Parliament on non-far-right tickets, and extremists like former Azov commander Andriy Biletsky have taken high-ranking law enforcement positions. While far-right vigilantism spread through the country, Poroshenko himself granted citizenship to a Belarusian neo-Nazi and engaged in some borderline anti-Semitism of his own.”Continue reading “UKRAINE CRISIS – Important INFORMATION – WICHTIGE INFORMATION!”
Particle der Woche #004 – Security & Privacy
Maybe some of you have followed the news on cyber attacks and breaches during the past months. It is becoming more and more obvious that we have entered an area in which internet security and cyber warfare are a daily reality. Still a lot of virtual citizens and internet user seem not to care that much about there security and the right to keep their lives private. States and private organizations seem to have lost their ethical compasses and instead of an exception it has become the new norm to intrude on peoples privacy. Advocates of digital liberty and self-sovereignty like Eduard Snowden have warned about theses developments. Since nation states have become under huge pressure due to the pandemic and rising global tensions between the U.S, China and Russia it seems justifiable that free citizens become more and more the victim of private and state-run mass-surveillance. Even though the free-software movement tries to gain back some privacy and liberty in the virtual world and in the cyberspace the problem run much deeper.
“The vast majority of vulnerabilities that are later discovered and exploited by the Insecurity Industry are introduced, for technical reasons related to how a computer keeps track of what it’s supposed to be doing, at the exact time the code is written, which makes choosing a safer language a crucial protection… and yet it’s one that few ever undertake.” The Insecurity Industry – Eduard SnowdenContinue reading “Particle der Woche #004 – Security & Privacy”
Particle der Woche #003 – Some roots of Electro, Techno & Hip-Hop
Today we’ll have a look at some of the most influential driving forces behind #Electro, #Techno & #Hip-Hop. Those genres are certainly among the most popular genres throughout the western world. However, this means, not in every part of the world these genres are as popular as they might be in western countries. That is why we’ll continue our journey through music history in succeeding episodes to dig out great influences of contemporary music in other parts of the world.
Delia Ann Derbyshire was certainly one of the most important pioneers of music generated with transistors, tubes, resistors, condensers, capacitor and the like, why she deserves the title “Grandma of #Electro” more than anybody else.Continue reading “Particle der Woche #003 – Some roots of Electro, Techno & Hip-Hop”
Particle der Woche #002
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Particle der Woche #001
Starting with a Megatuna by Deena Abdelwhed! A Tunisian producer and DJ speaking with her on voice fusing the contemporary with tradition.
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Wir können alles erreichen
“An Ihre Stelle sollten die treten, die den Hauch des göttlichen Geistes verspürt und infolge davon eine Botschaft von höchstem Wert und größter Wichtigkeit zu verkündigen haben und die eben deshalb diese Botschaft mit solcher Schönheit und so hinreißender Kraft aussprechen können, dass sie alle Seelen gewinnen.”
“Wenn wir die große Wahrheit ganz erkennen, dass Übel, Irrtum und Sünde mit all den Leiden, die Sie im Gefolge haben nur aus der Unwissenheit entspringen, dann werden wir jedem, der unter ihnen leidet, mit dem rechten Sinn gegenübertreten, nämlich mit einem Herzen voll Mitgefühl und Mitleid.”
In Harmonie mit dem Unendlichen – Ralph Waldo Trine.
We are comrades – Part I
A fiction of the present.
Have you asked yourself what is necessary to transform capitalism?
Do you know what probably Karl Marx’s most valuable contribution to the understanding of economics and the behavior of human networks was?
What does infrastructure matter?
Join us on a fictional journey to explore these questions.