Luca Tornatore, Copenhagen Detainee, Petition Online Please sign the petition: Luca Tornatore isn’t only our friend. He is a scientific researcher at the Department of Physics at the University of Trieste. He is a scientist, one who combines passion and a desire to change the world to his scientific skills. These are the ingredients that pushed him to go to Copenhagen together with hundreds of Italian environmentalists. Luca is in Copenhagen to demand climatic justice, to participate in the Climate Forum and to network with others who believe that the environmental emergency must be faced beginning from a democratization of decision-making and not through delegating the question to those who started the problem in the first place or to those who are worsening it.
December 2009 Autonogram Greetings Autonogram Subscribers, Here we find ourselves in December, with winter approaching and the days growing shorter. But thankfully this does not just mean the end of the year, but also the start of another, and with that the release of the 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints. Here’s to another year of radical media making, occupying and subverting from California to Copenhagen, and general trouble making and mischief! So without further ado, here’s some recent developments:
Canadian Government Deplores Spoof Releases, False Hopes OTTAWA, Ont. -- December 14, 2009 -- One hour ago, a spoof press release targeted Canada in order to generate hurtful rumors and mislead the Conference of Parties on Canada's positions on climate change, and to damage Canada's standing with the international business community. The release, from "," alleges Canada's acceptance of unrealistic emissions-reduction targets, as well as a so-called "Climate Debt Mechanism," a bilateral agreement between Canada and Africa to furnish that continent with enormous sums in "reparation" for climate damage and to "offset" adaptation. Unfortunately, the spoof release was reported in major international outlets. The Office of the Environment Minister and Environment Canada confirm that this release and all statements within it are unequivocally false. Worse, they risk heavily damaging the negotiating process. Canada wishes to fully expose these efforts for the irresponsible deceit they represent, and shall seek the full measure of legal recourse against these criminals under Danish and international law.

Skin of the Goat Artist Cookbook Party
New York City, April 24, 2014

Book Launch with Kirby Gookin & Robin Kahn
Thursday, April 24, 6-8 PM
Printed Matter Artists Bookstore
195 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464

Join us in launching three recent artists' cookbooks, featuring the various work of Robin Kahn and Kirby Gookin as editors and contributors, as well as that of many others. The publications explore themes at the intersection of food, identity and art, as well as offer recipes that emerge from a range of projects carried out around the world.

Skin Of The Goat: A Type of Cook Book is a compilation of essays, conversations and recipes from the artists, writers, researchers and participants who inhabited New York artist Robin Kahn’s The Art of Sahrawi Cooking project at dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, Germany, during the summer of 2013. Easy Eating: Healthy Affordable Recipes is a project for Avant-Gardening, a course at the School of Visual Arts, NY, that investigates artists who employ gardening, farming and/or food as their medium. me-n-u: A Taste of Identity collects recipes that blend art, food and identity into edible portraits concocted by each artist and then offered to the public.

Bucharest, Romania, Oct. 17-18, 2014

Media and Communication in and after the Global Capitalist Crisis: Renewal, Reform or Revolution?
ESA RN18 Mid-Term Conference 2014
University of Bucharest, Romania
October 17-18, 2014

Full Call Text and additional information:

Call for Participation and Abstracts

European Sociological Association, Research Network 18: Sociology of Communications and Media Research

Submission deadline for abstracts: July 1st, 2014. Submission per e-mail to
Abstracts should be written in a word processor, have 250-500 words, and contain title, author name(s), email address(es), institutional affiliations, the suggested presentation’s abstract.

The world has experienced a global crisis of capitalism that started in 2008 and is continuing until now. It has been accompanied by a crisis of the state and a general crisis of legitimation of dominant ideologies such as neoliberalism. Responses to the crisis have been variegated and have included austerity measures of the state that have hit the weakest, an increased presence of progressive protests, revolutions and strikes that have made use of digital, social and traditional media in various ways, the rise of far-right movements and parties in many parts of Europe and other parts of the world, the Greek state’s closing down of public service broadcaster ERT and increased commercial pressure on public service broadcasting in general, new debates about how to strengthen public service media, increased socio-economic and class inequality in many parts of the world and at a global level, precarious forms of work in general and in the media and cultural industries in particular, the emergence of new media reform movements, an extension and intensification of the crisis of newspapers and the print media, an increasing shift of advertising budgets to targeted ads on the Internet and along with this development the rise of commercial “social media” platforms, Edward Snowden’s revelations about the existence of a global surveillance-industrial complex that operates a communications surveillance system called “Prism” that involves the NSA and media companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Skype, Apple and Paltalk; discussions about the power and freedom of the press in light of the Levenson inquiry, shifting geographies of the political and media landscape that have to do with the economic rise of countries such as China and India.

Given this context, the main questions that ESA RN18’s 2014 conference asks and to which it invites contributions are: How has the crisis affected the media and communication landscape in Europe and globally and what perspectives for the future of media and communications are there? What suggestions for media reforms are there? How feasible are they? What kind of media policies and reforms do we need today? Which ones should be avoided? Are we in this context likely to experience a renewal of neoliberalism or something different?

President's Pardon Day, Beyond Capitalism, Beyond Empire
Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 15, 2014

9pm, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Pine Box Rock Shop, a bar in Bushwick—L train Morgan stop
12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Who would you pardon?

Join us for an enlightened evening as spectator, participant or both,

Jacob Cohen-cello • Carrie Dashow–Yesiree the Public Notary* • Noah Fischer • Happy Tears-harpsichord • Frederikke Hauberg-dance • Jim Costanzo

To further the vision of what is possible Beyond Capitalism at the end of empire, we are calling for Presidential Pardon for OWS's Cecily McMillan and Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Lynne Steward, Aaron Swartz and Marissa Alexander. Beyond individuals, we are also calling for the pardons of victims of Stop & Frisk, pardons for te prisoners of war on drugs, pardon all debtors.

BEYOND CAPITALISM: People and the Environment before Profits

The Aaron Burr Society is launching the next phase of the 2nd Whiskey Rebellion, an Occupied Rebellion, at the Pine Box Rock Shop, a bar in Bushwick.

*Officially Concur presidential pardoning with Yesiree the Public Notary (may need I.d.). All concurring Pardons will be combined into an actual legal and official presidential pardoning post to be delivered by the Aaron Burr Society, possibly on foot, or possibly by mail.

The Aaron Burr Society is launching the next phase of the 2nd Whiskey Rebellion, an Occupied Rebellion, at the Pine Box Rock Shop, a bar in Bushwick.

9pm, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Pine Box Rock Shop
a bar in Bushwick—L train Morgan spot
12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

"Kali's Day" Reading with Bonny Finberg, Feb. 3, 2014, New York City

Come celebrate the publication of Bonny Finberg's new novel,
"KALI'S DAY" (Autonomedia/Unbearable Books)

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 @ 7PM
31 THIRD AVE., New York City

and the author will read selections from the book.
Emceed by JIM FEAST

London CryptoFestival
Tools and Analysis for a Post-PRISM Internet

Saturday, November 30th
Doors open 10.30 / Start 11am sharp

New Academic Building
Goldsmiths, New Cross

Free, all welcome

What happens to the internet after the Snowden revelations?
Do we just sit tight and let the most important cultural and economic force of the last two decades get turned into a giant surveillance honeytrap? London CryptoFestival is the biggest public and academic manifestation in the UK after the spy-network has been exposed. The unique day-long festival is aimed at showing paths beyond the logic of fear and coercion offered by the state on the one hand, and business models based on surveillance on the other.

London CryptoFestival brings together leading security engineers, computer scientists, civil rights groups, hackers, activists and artists to evaluate the current situation and to show ways forward.

Accelerationism: A Symposium on Tendencies in Capitalism
December 14, 2013, 10-20hr, Berlin Alexanderplatz

Contemporary capitalism is an object of high abstraction. The symposium is an invitation to discuss and disclose the anonymous and inner tendencies of capitalism, to study its monetary, algorithmic and energetic viscera. How can one grasp the living drives of financial markets and technological innovation? And more importantly: who really produces and controls those drives and how could any alternative political subject emerge without such a complex knowledge?

The recent debate on accelerationism and the philosophical scene of Speculative Realism just reminded of an old question posed by Deleuze and Guattari: Which is the real revolutionary path? To withdraw from the world market or, on the opposite, to go further and "accelerate the process", as Nietzsche already suggested long before the current Stillstand? For example today Germany finds itself in the eye of the storm: a mild social democracy at the center of Europe watching neoliberalism freely devastating the rest of the world.

Reproductive Justice: From Birthing Behind Bars to Breaking Down Barriers

3-5 pm, October 19, 2013
Interference Archive
131 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Join us for a discussion on reproductive justice with organizers who are reframing reproductive rights within a social justice context. Reproductive justice reflects a shift away from the focus on legal access to abortion and individual “choice”, to address the ways that systemic inequalities and oppression affects people’s ability to control their own bodies and lives.

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