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  • geekyoto shared from Discordia: Six Nights in Crisis Athens by Laurie Penny, Molly Crabapple
    1.1 million euros – estimated spend by Greek government on tear gas used against protesters in Syntagma Square in 2011–12.
    Note: the high cost of tear gas
  • geekyoto shared from Discordia: Six Nights in Crisis Athens by Laurie Penny, Molly Crabapple
    Young Greeks know what young Americans, young Brits and young Germans only understand in flashes: if you’re unhappy with the government, the cops are not, and never will be, on your side.
    Note: cops ... never on your side
  • geekyoto shared from Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus
    I reversed the question: “Are the banks people-worthy?” When I discovered they were not, I realized it was time to create a new kind of bank.
  • geekyoto shared from Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project by Iain Sinclair
    There is no distance now between art projects blessed by Olympic legacy funding and the fetish for current technologies espoused by the state.
  • geekyoto shared from Arc 1.1: The Future Always Wins by Paul Graham Raven, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, China Miéville, M.John Harrison, Stephen Baxter, Margaret Atwood
    You need a certain passion and conviction, a certain British depth-of-mind and Continental savoir faire, to wind the future up and set it loose.
    Note: bruce sterling on futurists