Kant in Lecture on Ethics (1779)

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But so far as animals are concerned, we have no direct duties. Animals ... are there merely as means to an end. That end is man.

Raymond Depardon Glasgow 1980

Martha Beall Mitchell and John Mitchell in 1971.

Franco Berardi

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Capitalism is a corpse, and we are trapped in it: in this trap everything is rotting: invention, progress, friendship, and love. They told us that there is no alternative to capitalism: in this case we must prepare for war, for environmental apocalypse, and for the extinction of the human race, which gets more probable every day. But the truth is that the alternative does exist: it is based on getting free from an obsession with economic growth, on the redistribution of the resources, on the reduction of labor time, and on the expansion of time dedicated to the free activity of teaching, research, therapy.

Super Black Blues ABC Records 1969 T-Bone Walker, Joe Turner and Otis Spann.

Douglas Kenney

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These last few days are among the happiest I've ever ignored.

Carson McCullers with John Huston, Ireland 1967

Thought Maybe is an online library of films.

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https://thoughtmaybe.com

David Graeber 1961-2020

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https://www.strike.coop/bullshit-jobs/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054zdp6 http://abahlali.org/files/Graeber.pdf

Eric Dolphy in Paris, 1961 by Jean-Pierre Lenoir

CEO Andy Conrad, Google's Verily

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Only through the truth are we going to defeat Mother Nature

Lamine Senghor (French Communist Party) and Josiah Tshangana Gumede (African National Congress), attending the inaugural meeting of the League against Imperialism in Brussels, Belgium, in February 1927. Photo: Archives de l'IFAN, Dakar Sénégal

Gwangju massacre, May 1980

Carson McCullers

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Mr Brook was intensely provoked. He walked up and down the room, then he went into his kitchenette and made himself a sardine sandwich.

Bob (Robert Louis) Thompson Venus and Adonis 1964

Oskar Kokoschka The Power of Music 1918-20

Robert Altman's The Player Production still

Love story in paintings

⤳ Oskar Kokoschka, Alma Mahler and Olda Palkovská

Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka was in love twice. His first relationship lasted for three years, and the second — 44. The first had hundreds of biographical and belles-lettres works (as well as articles in glossy magazines) written about, while the second one can boast only a few references. The first woman was older than Kokoschka, and the second one — much younger. He painted the first one every day, while the second one appears only in a few of his paintings. He was obsessed with the first one…

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Alex Liebman

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Harvesting a pangolin or having Goldman Sachs flood hundreds of millions of dollars into rural China to build a bunch of hog barns - that's a particularly distorted and concentrated idea of what is valuable.

Marikana massacre, August–September 2012, Greg Marinovich British Lonmin mining company.