Posts Tagged ‘tv’

last night on tv:

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The investigation of Auchan’s role in Rana Plaza by French human rights lawyer at Sherpa (and ten million other things which are embroiled in that),

and a visit to Hazari Bag, the outskirts of Dakar, where leather production is the main source of income (read: exploitation-pollution-poverty-etc.), which you absolutely do not want to see, but you’d better.


Mama, do clothes grow on trees? And shoes, too? Are they harvested and sent to us by flying robots? Just like the iPhone?


Monday, March 23rd, 2015

“[The Silicon Valley]…excels in the manufacture of the immaterial and the incorporeal. It creates ideas to fill Thought Leader columns, TED talks, and conference circuits. It creates stock market flotations based on shareholder belief, and networked companies whose profits lie in disseminating other peoples’ work. Even the silicon in its name is now often manufactured overseas. So good is the Valley at nothing, in fact, that it’s spun it into a kind of cult—the myth of the “frictionless” world.”


“A single Google search (among the billions executed every day) releases half the carbon of a boiling kettle; the company as a whole produces as much CO2 as Laos.”

The Cult of Nothing, from the Baffler


Welcome to the world, Darling.

“The smartphone facilitates contingent employment models and self-exploitation by linking workers to capitalists without the fixed costs and emotional investment of more traditional employment relations.”

Smartphone Society, from the Jacobin


Bidding farewell to Microsoft, Apple, and even Google? It’s not too late, yet.


Big Brother is watching you! Un oeil sur vous – Citoyens sous surveillance. Alexandre Valenti, 2015.



Friday, December 19th, 2014

*Do smartphones grow on trees, Mommy? See for yourself, en français. (Of course, Sweetheart. Apples grow on Apple Trees!)

*KAPITALISMUS: a brief history. Auf Deutsch oder en français.

couch potato

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

recent consumptions:

*Vol Spécial, by Fernand Melgar, 2011. Highly recommended by G., documentary on the Swiss illegal immigrant detention centre in Geneva

*Zeitbombe Steuerflucht, by Xavier Harel, 2012. Humourous report on the nasty dealings in tax avoidance of the financial world, in which the skyline of HongKong opens the scene

*And here, from the Guardian today, The rich want us to believe that their wealth is good for us all. Of course it could be, but it definitely is not with the present state of affairs, when the same rich elite own everything that controls everything else.

*How fair is Fair Trade? A journey with Donatien Lemaître, Le business du commerce équitable
And the response from FairTrade, a defence for Banelino against the filmmaker.

in other news…
one night i dreamt that i went *back* to chambana to do a PhD. google confirmed that caffé paradiso still exists, so it might still be an option (ha!). and lo, look at the kids at maker space urbana: the wonderful Electric Waste Orchestra!



what a wonderful world

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Goldman Sachs, la banque qui dirige le monde


Corporate Coup d’Etat


Raising Resistance


Notre poison quotidien

{p.s. and more on poison américain}


Die akte Aluminium


Prison Valley

oh, darling, i never watched that much tv ever before.