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Nima Maleki: Politics and Critical Thought



Politics, Critical Though, Culture and Philosophy



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Social movements, critique, and organizing mobilizationNima Maleki

Sat, 21 May 2011 18:33:10 +0000

Laurence Cox on social movements and the case of Ireland (excerpt): Movement organisations, for their part, now face substantial challenges. Is there a way back from dependence on funding? The much-discussed US book The Revolution Will Not Be Funded suggests that if there is, it lies in a shift from service delivery to advocacy and […](image)


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Dignity, justice: direct democracyNima MalekiImage - Walk to work protest in Uganda - May 2011

Sat, 21 May 2011 17:37:49 +0000

Zodwa Nsibande, from a post on South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo, a shack dwellers movement: In our days being involved in the struggle for change is no longer as popular as it was before simply because many people believe that because we had got rid of the oppressive government everything is now ok. But freedom was […](image)


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Digital Martyrs RemixNima Maleki

Sat, 21 May 2011 05:13:03 +0000

Check out this music…(image)


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List of video, audio, and some other online archivesNima Maleki

Sat, 14 May 2011 22:00:40 +0000

This is a quick list of archives I’ve come across over time. Feel free to suggest other internet archives in the comments section, so that I can try to keep this post as useful and helpful as possible. The various archives listed contain podcasts, stock film, documentaries, shorts, recited poetry, experimental music and sound, lectures, […](image)


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StereoscopeNima Maleki

Fri, 13 May 2011 03:04:27 +0000

This animation – Stereoscope – is by William Kentridge, with music composed by Philip Miller. You can read a very short interview with Kentridge at UbuWeb.(image)


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Musical landscape of London’s Wi-FiNima Maleki

Fri, 13 May 2011 02:37:32 +0000

Below is the musical representation of the internet Wi-Fi landscape of London. It’s made by Jung-Hua Liu who converted Wi-Fi identifier codes to colour representations and from that to musical representation based on a “spatial and algorithmic” method. Read a little more on this at Mute.(image)


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The ‘state of national safety’ in BahrainNima MalekiUrgent Requirement - Manpower for Bahrain National Guard 1Urgent Requirement - Manpower for Bahrain National Guard 2Urgent Requirement - Manpower for Bahrain National Guard 3

Thu, 12 May 2011 22:47:04 +0000

The Kingdom Bahrain is safe, so says the man in charge. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa announced a three month reign of safety called “a State of National Safety” to protect citizens’ lives. This March 15 announcement was made in response to popular demonstrations in that country. European and US support for […](image)


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Occupation of an Egyptian factory: downsizing to increase efficiency or cutting people outNima Maleki

Sun, 08 May 2011 21:20:33 +0000

Under the previous Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, numerous public companies were sold off to the private sector. The process left many workers without employment from layoffs and factory closures. Here is a video of Egyptian workers explaining the situation they are  in as they occupying an abandoned factory. Privatization was represented as a move to […](image)


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People: free will versus complex animals that must be controlledNima Maleki

Sun, 08 May 2011 19:39:06 +0000

The language that is understood in our modern democracy [is] through putting thousands of people on the street. […] We need to go out and do mobilization. […] It is the only thing that will push into a meaningful engagement; not a discussion. […] Our power remains in our numbers. Unity is our strength. Above […](image)


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All watched over by machines of loving graceNima Maleki

Wed, 04 May 2011 23:24:03 +0000

This is a teaser for an upcoming film by an excellent documentary filmmaker, Adam Curtis. The title of the film, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, is from a poem by Richard Brautigan. Below is a video that starts with Richard reciting the poem. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by […](image)


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