Around The Way 11-30-2014

Around The Way 11-30-2014

Democracy Now! Headlines Nov 26th, 2014 [Amy Goodman & Juan González]

Democracy Now! – Did the Authorities Let Ferguson Burn?

Shaking the Heavens in Ferguson, Missouri [Amy Goodman]

Asian Americans Advancing Justices Condemns Grand Jury’s Failure To Bring Charges Against Darren Wilson In Michael Brown Shooting Death [AAAJ]

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Organizations: Justice Denied in Ferguson [NCAPA]

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) – NAKASEC Outrage: BLack Lives Matter [NAKASEC]

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) Saddened by Grand Jury Decision: Emphasizes Need for DOJ to Reform Racial Profiling Guidance [SAALT]

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) stands with Michael Brown’s family and the community of Ferguson [NAPAWF]

Congressional Asian Pacific Americna Caucus (CAPAC) Statement on Riots in Ferguson [CAPAC]

Fight Back for Ferguson. How You Can Take Action. [Phil Yu]

An Open Letter From Ferguson Protestors and Allies [Ferguson Action]

#BLACKLIVESMATTER: No Indictment, No Justice [C.M. Samala]

Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans [Jack Linshi]

The Thin Blue Line Is A Burning Fuse – Why Every Struggle Now Is A Struggle Against The Police [Crimethinc]

Crimethinc – Ex-Workers’ Collective: Podcast Episode #27: Anti-Police Riots in Ferguson

Since the murder of Mike Brown by police on August 9th, Ferguson, Missouri has been the site of intense riots, looting, and clashes with police. In this episode, we share accounts from participants and reflections on the rebellion, as well as an analysis which unpacks the designation of “outside agitators.” Two texts discussing other recent anti-police uprisings appear on the Chopping Block, while supporters of Luke O’Donovan update us on his trial and how to show solidarity. Clara and Alanis share a slew of listener feedback, exploring the origins of the term feminism, correcting some mistakes about the IWW, and getting into a testy debate over the politics of sports. News, prisoner birthdays, Contradictionary terms, and upcoming events round out another packed episode. {August 24th, 2014}

S.F. protest turns ugly at Union Square [Jill Tucker, Kevin Fagan, Vivian Ho]

Black Friday Protests in SF – Tom Goulding

An anti-Black Friday protest marched through San Francisco on Friday night, leading to a number of arrests and smashed store fronts throughout the Mission District.

The march combined protestors from a wide range of causes, such as anti-police brutality, Ferguson and Ayotzinapa, and begun at Embarcadero at around 5p.m..

The protestors walked peacefully down Market Street, and after police blocked their entrance to One Bush Plaza, there were some minor skirmishes and a few arrests. The march continued towards the Mission District, going peacefully for nearly an hour throughout the Mission.

The police then forcibly split the crowd into separate groups at around 9p.m., and started making a large number of arrests at Valencia and 23rd, the majority of which were of seemingly peaceful protestors. There was then several spates of vandalism of Mission store fronts, mainly of large corporations’ windows and doors.

White cop, black boy hug at Portland rally for Ferguson: story behind striking photo [Xeni Jardin]

Second career of choice for disgraced cops: cop [Cory Doctorow]

Jay Smooth: Ferguson, riots and human limits 

Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting – “The violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., are part of the American experience. Peaceful protesting is a luxury only available to those safely in mainstream culture.” [Darlena Cunha]

New video emerges of black cosplayer running for his life from cops who then shot and killed him [Xeni Jardin]

EXCLUSIVE: Photo gallery of Ferguson demonstrators in NYC [Daniel Schaefer]

Killer Mike 4 President: Watch Him Emotionally Address The Ferguson Verdict On Stage In St. Louis [Zo]

Killer Mike: ‘Rap Has Given Me Voice”: NPR– Via NPR  

Justice for Alex Nieto – Killed by the SFPD on March 21, 2014 [justice4alexnieto]

SF Public Defender’s Jeff Adachi on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson [Tamara Aparton]

KU Journalism Major Shreds “Case” Against Mike Brown [Michael Shatz]

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK [Kiese Laymon]

Author Jacqueline Woodson responds to racist joke [The Associated Press]

Chicago schools lost $100M by letting Wall Street engineer their finances [Cory Doctorow]

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of America [Andy Kroll]

Reflections on Ol’ Dirty Bastard Ten Years Later: ODB as a Microcosm of American Inequality [Shaun Ossei-Owusu]

When the Guy Making Your Sandwich Has a Noncompete Clause [

Ethnic Studies Gains Strength in Los Angeles and San Francisco [Anthony Cody]

Today’s Movement for Racial Justice Has Found Its Graphic Designer (And Her Name Is Sandra Khalifa) [Joe Solomon]

Graphic biographies about famous Western artists [Ben Marks]

Vulgar Vietnamese phrase get past the DMV [Phil Yu]

Confessions of a Smartphone Thief [Richard Nieva]

What it mean to be a San Francisco Townie? [Michelle Konstantinovs]

All Tribes SF Universal Zulu Nation - Meeting Of The Minds - 1206-204

 – If you are in the SF Bay Area check out the local All Tribes SF Universal Zulu Nation chapter’s “Meeting Of The Minds” community event at the Mission Cultural Center on Dec 6th 12-6pm. Hip-Hop in action ya’ll! Shout outs to Ahki Zulu Delrokz for spreading the info on this event.

Q-Tip Welcomes Lil Wayne To The Zulu Nation [Dan Rys]

[初音ミク] Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014 [Hatsune Miku]

13 Things We Learned About Red Bull Music Academy In Tokyo [Stoney Roads]

How this gangster-boogie musician (Miami’s Mickey de Grand IV) got his groove back at the Red Bull Music Academy [Arielle Castillo]

What will music be in 2214? Tokyo RBMA 2014 has some theories [Laurence Mackin]

Why the Red Bull Music Academy 2014 in Tokyo is Good For J-music [Patrick St. Michel]

Social Anxiety: How Red Bull Is Changing What It Means To Be An Independent Musician [Emille Friedlander]

RBMA Radio Picks: Torus [Torus] Interview: Detroit’s Lisa Lisa on Jeff Mills, Claude Young, and Eminem [Ashley Zlatopolsky]

A Spin on Frequency: A History of Dance Music Radio in Detroit [Ashley Zlatopolsky]

Interview: Kou Machida on Punk and Samurais [Yu Onoda]

test pattern [n°6] : Ryoji Ikeda

A short film documenting Ryoji Ikeda’s recent installation in Tokyo as part of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy.

Few artists working today test the boundaries of human perception quite like Ryoji Ikeda. Famed for his detailed and textural explorations of sound, as well as his large-scale sculptural light installations, the pioneering electronic and visual artist transforms data that permeates our world into works that transcend our everyday imaginings. On the heels of a month-long Times Square takeover, Ikeda brought his much-lauded test pattern series to Japan for the very first time. In the midst of one of Tokyo’s busiest shopping districts in Aoyama, Ikeda’s installation provided a self-enclosed capsule of beautiful, immersive symmetry for five days straight during the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo.

– Via RBMA

Key Tracks: Sade’s Diamond Life [Chris Williams]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser

A Shot-For-Shot Dissection Of All The Clues In The Star Wars Trailer [Meredith Woerner]

HBO Prepping Bombshell Scientology Film From Oscar Winner (Exclusive) [Tatiana Siegel]

Joni Mitchell Reveals Why She Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic [Daniel Kreps]

Modern movies that might last 75 years [Mick LaSalle]

Bishop Nehru on Sway In The Morning

MC Lyte Speaks on Bill Cosby, Starting the Hip Hop Sister Network & Freestyles Live On Sway In The Morning

Maino Reacts to Ferguson Decision, Details Arrest for Assault and Talks New Music On Sway In The Morning

Asian Man Spits In A Bigoted Black Man’s Face [Mirror Ninja]

– The location of this video is downtown SF, the guys yelling racial things about “Asians” are said to part of a Black Israelite group. Smh they’re playing into the system’s strategy of conquer by dividing. No overstanding here just ignorance #lostones. – DJ Zobe

Comedian Kristina Wong – Asian Vaginas End Rascism! [Phil Yu]

16 Stunning Photos That Shatter Society’s Stereotypes About Asian Men [Zak Cheney-Rice]

Veterans Show Their True Selves In Intimate Portraits [Hayley Phelan]

When Madame Wu’s was the place for supper and celebs [Martha Grooves]

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant”: A Profile of Mia Yamamoto. [Jean Ho]

As Chinese Adoptees Return Home, a New Genre Tells Their Tales [Mei Fong]

From Stuff White People Like to #NotYourShield: How irony is killing activism [Arthur Chu]

Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up [Arthur Chu]

An Open Letter to The New York Times’ Critic Manohla Dargis about Big Hero 6 [Bao Phi]

Serial is showing white people how to talk about people of color [Jeff Yang]

Rabia Chaudry Sets The Record Straight For Serial Fans [Kelsey Miller]

The Many Stories Behind Double-Eyelid Surgery [Kat Chow]

Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder? [Kat Chow]

San Francisco’s Yank Sing workers win $4 million labor settlement [Tiffany Hsu, Marc Lifsher]

Hong Kong Tattoo Legend: VICE INTL (China)

With his traditional Chinese/Japanese patterns, Jimmy Ho, now in his sixties, remains one of the coolest and most forward ­thinking tattooists in Hong Kong.

James Ho, Jimmy’s father, is widely recognized as Hong Kong’s very first local tattoo artist as he started inking foreign sailors as early as 1960s ­ so if anything, Jimmy learnt everything from his old man.

Jimmy opened his first tattoo shop at the age of 14, followed by more than 40 years serving clients including film stars and local gangsters. We visited his shop in Portland Street, Mong Kok, to talk to the veteran about his glorious career and “the golden age of Hong Kong tattoo”, while getting a koi fish tattoo on ourselves.

Vice – The Digital Love Industry (Full Length) (NSFW)

Soon, virtual reality is going to crash into our lives in a way we never even imagined. Though dating and masturbating have long been commandeered by the web, it’s only been as a kind of middleman. Now we’re nearing the possibility of falling in love with your computer, as meeting your dream partner could be as easy as slipping on Oculus Rift—the most advanced virtual reality headset in the world.

In Digital Love, VICE investigates how love and sex is faring in the digital age, starting with technology’s notorious bedmate, the adult entertainment industry. We make a pilgrimage to LA’s “Porn Valley” to witness firsthand how virtual reality is scarily close to creating fully interactive porn before heading to Europe’s sex capital, Amsterdam, where the Dutch enthusiastically enlist the use of “teledildonics” to enhance their long-distance relationships.

Along the way we pick apart the digital world’s grip on today’s relationships. Apps and the rise of social media have revolutionized dating, while virtual affairs end real-life romances and online role-playing games have gone X-rated. Finally, we takes a look at a very modern taboo and ask: Can man’s relationship with machine ever translate into real-life intimacy?

Vice – A Priest for Gangbangers: VICE INTL (Mexico)

Father Federico Loos is a North American priest who moved to Mexico in 1977 to help gangbangers exchange their Glocks for God. VICE Mexico headed over to Huixquilucan, Mexico, to meet the man known as the “Priest of Gangs”—though Father Loos says he’s more accurately the gangs’ great-grandfather.

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