It’s no wonder we don’t defend the land where we live. We don’t live here. We live in television programs and movies and books and with celebrities and in heaven and by rules and laws and abstractions created by people far away and we live anywhere and everywhere except in our particular bodies on this particular land and this particular moment in these particular circumstances.
Arduino Project: Simple Soil Moisture Sensor
Earn the Sensor Hacker Skill by building a simple arduino project for a soil moisture sensor that will light up a LED at a certain moisture level. Two wires placed in the soil pot form a variable resistor, whose resistance varies depending on soil moisture. This variable resistor is connected in a voltage divider configuration, and Arduino collects a voltage proportional to resistance between the 2 wires.
They told me I could become anything, so I became a garden god..
So. I know it only took about a thousand months, but here’s the pdf of Betrayal - A critical analysis of rape culture in anarchist subcultures. It’s only in readable format because I’m terrible with computers, and keep forgetting to ask someone to make a printable version.
Sorry this took so long. But here it is! As always, any questions or concerns, let me know.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ZINES I’VE EVER READ
DO. NOT. MISS. THIS.
reminder to self to read this
“No longer feared.” Well that pretty much clears things up.
One of the most optimistic articles of all time?
Ah the great rehabilitative powers of prison. Thank god that chap got well and truly reformed and we never heard from him again.
Seriously thank god that this worked. You go, prison.
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.
The secrecy surrounding such strikes is fast emerging as a central issue in this week’s hearing of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, a key architect of the drone campaign, to be CIA director. Brennan was the first administration official to publicly acknowledge drone strikes in a speech last year, calling them “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense.” In a separate talk at the Northwestern University Law School in March, Attorney General Eric Holder specifically endorsed the constitutionality of targeted killings of Americans, saying they could be justified if government officials determine the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.”
But the confidential Justice Department “white paper” introduces a more expansive definition of self-defense or imminent attack than described by Brennan or Holder in their public speeches. It refers, for example, to what it calls a “broader concept of imminence” than actual intelligence about any ongoing plot against the U.S. homeland.
“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,” the memo states.
Note: Last month the Obama Administration won a court case against ACLU allowing them to keep policies about drones strikes targeting American citizens a secret.
Meanwhile, survivors of three Americans killed in 2011 by targeted drone attacks in Yemen, including survivors of al-Awlaki, have sued top-ranking members of the United States government, alleging they illegally killed the three, including a 16-year-old boy, in violation of international human rights law and the U.S. Constitution.
At a recent Google Creative Sandbox event in NYC, I saw a speaker give a talk on “Awesome Hacks”. Low and behold, the icing was put on the HOLY SH*T THAT’S AWESOME cake for those who dreamt up the simple but stellar Amazon.com wedding registry hack that made…