February 1, 2016

The Useless Agony of Going Offline

Is this just FOMO, or is this just fantasy?

On Comic Book Reviews

Interview With Noam Chomsky: Is European Integration Unraveling?

A group of Turkish academics initiated a petition protesting the government’s severe and mounting repression of its Kurdish population. I was one of several foreigners invited to sign. Immediately after a murderous terrorist attack in Istanbul, Erdogan launched a tirade bitterly attacking the signers of the declaration, declaring Bush-style that you are either with us or with the terrorists. Since he singled me out for a stream of invective, I was asked by Turkish media and friends to respond. I did so, briefly, as follows: Turkey blamed ISIS, which Erdogan has been aiding in many ways, while also supporting the al-Nusra front, which is hardly different. He then launched a tirade against those who condemn his crimes against Kurds - who happen to be the main ground force opposing ISIS in both Syria and Iraq. Is there any need for further comment?“”

On (Not) Facing Britain’s Imperial Past at Tate Britain

Of course, Britain’s looting was not limited to West Africa, it was so rampant in India, for example, that the word loot’ itself is actually derived from the Hindustani slang word for plunder, but this too is not mentioned. Ironically, the caption for a Mughal miniature painting in this room states that Mughal paintings were sought after by elite British collectors in India” yet makes no mention of the widespread looting of Mughal paintings and other artefacts committed by British forces, notably after the Indian Rebellion of 1857.”

The End of Big Data

Short fiction and satellites.

January 25, 2016

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January 25, 2016


Chum Chum

Just a quick note to state that Chum with words by Ryan K Lindsay, art by Sami Kivela, colours by Mark Dale, letters by Nic Shaw and edited by myself is out from ComiXTribe in April.

For those wanting to get on board early, you can head to your local comic retailer and give them the Diamond ID of FEB161340 to order your copy.

If you’re on the proverbial fence about it then you can head here to read a 24 page digital ashcan to get a feel for it.

Get to it!

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January 24, 2016

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January 23, 2016