The Adventures of Martin Luther

As the sad news that Monty Pythons Terry Jones had passed away came today, it is a good opportunity to share a bit of Pyhon curiosa.

Back before VSH or later video thechnology was cheap and available to most, very often books, comic books or even LP's of television or cinema sucesses vere published for those who wanted to own and relive their audiovisual experience.

The naïveté of Academia

Click faximily to go to text. The English language version of this piece: http://venstresida.net/?q=node/4028

Published at sciencenorway.no 6.01.20

I dislike stupid atheists

I am an atheist. Something that I am generally quite pleased with. I am also a skeptic. Which is also nice. There is no reason to waste time on bullshit after all, and therefore separating sense from nonsense is a worthwhile activity.

But I do believe I have something in common with many religious people. I'm not always comfortable with all the people I am being associated with. Like the saying goes - It's not God I have a problem with - it's his fan club I don't like.

MackaRonny Iceberg - The Lost Tapes

In the corner of an old harddrive these files, thought lost forever were found. From the pre-Gængsterr aera they give an unique insight into the developmentof the creative process of the artist. Musically they give you the raw unpolished energy only the tracks of a young hungry artist can give. To the music lover I say: enjoy. To the capitalist I say: Fuck all y'all!

Christopher Reeve on feminism

With the sorry state of current Superman-actors, let us share the following exerpt from an interview with the classic Superman-actor, the late, great Christopher Reeve.

In a 1984 interview about a non-Superman film he was starring in, he amongst other things talks on how the film comments om feminism.

Read the entire interview here: https://www.csmonitor.com/1984/0927/092708.html

Jeremy Corbyn: Saviour of the world

All was dark around the world. Nuclear terror threathened the planet like it had not done in decades. Two overgrown babies seemd ready to bring the world to the brink of cathatstrophy.

Then came Jeremy Corbyn:

And suddenly:

Is the SJW-threath to academic freedom real, or just a right wing fantasy? A preliminary examination

WARNING: I recently did the following study over a short period of time, not knowing exactly what to do with it. I now realize it will be a long time until I'll have the time to go through it, clean up links, language and structure for any serious publication, but as it is a hotly debated topic, I decided to just dump the text as is. So take it "as is".

Over the past few years I have increasingly come across tales of how radical students with strong anti-racist and feminist views are threatening freedom of speech and academic freedom across campuses, particularly in the USA. Key terms describing how this is done are "trigger warnings" and "no platforming", and the students are often described as "Social Justice Warriors".

The criticism of this development is often right wing, but not always. It even made its way into the Norwegian journal, Prosa, a journal about nonfiction prose writing.

How problematic is this in principle?

The plot against Jeremy Corbyn

As anybody not hiding under a bush the past few weeks probably have noticed, there has been a massive coup attempt from the PLP (Parliamentary Labour Party) to oust popular Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, elected last year by 60% of Labour members and registered supporters.

New Year’s Day

by Antonio Gramsci

Note: This text was first published under the title “Capodanno” in Avanti!, Turin edition, in Gramsci's column “Sotto la Mole,” on January 1, 1916 — 100 years a go today.

Every morning, when I wake again under the pall of the sky, I feel that for me it is New Year’s day.

Gramsci in Spain

12065580_10153667691200871_3761039237355086909_n After the seminar: The author of this piece to the left (naturally), Kari in the centre and Pancho from Podemos to the right.