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David Cameron's New Thought Police

You May No Longer Think Wrong Thoughts, Citizen

Shortly after the election victory that probably surprised no-one more than himself, David Cameron …

David Cameron

A Personal Exploration of Egypt’s Turbulent Years

Laura El-Tantawy's photobook In the Shadows of the Pyramids is out now

Laura El-Tantawy’s newest book, In the Shadow of the Pyramids, might appear to be a straight-up exploration of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, but when asked to describe the project, she finds it easier to explain what it’s not about.


Photobook Reviews (W21/2015) | Conscientious Photography Magazine

Are there too many photobooks? Is the current production rate with which photobooks are being churned out into the market sustainable? I don’t know. …


What Images of Construction and Destruction Teach Us About Photography

With every act of construction, destruction is inevitable

TIME LightBox’s curators series invites top photography curators from around the world to present and discuss photography of their choosing in an effort to learn more about their curatorial preferences and the path from individual images to


Winner of America's Dick Award Announced

The votes have been counted. The people have spoken. America's Dick for 2014 is Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada!
Stephen Harper, pictured at …

Stephen Harper

sad really

The Illusion Of Democracy

Distract, deny, democracy...

The past several weeks have made one thing crystal-clear: Our country faces unmitigated disaster if the Other Side …


Our Social Depression

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,This erosion of opportunities to complete life's stages and core dramas is rarely recognized, much

Creative Class

Militarization Is More Than Tanks & Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating Citizens To Life In A Police State

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,“If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up …


Is Martial Law Justified If ISIS Attacks?

A group of foreign militants infiltrates the U.S. using student visas, weak borders, bribery and cooperation with drug cartels.

Secret cells integrate …


Is Switzerland The Ultimate Safe Haven For Liberty And Wealth?

Dangerous Freedom versus Peaceful Slavery

At Global Gold, I am often asked what we would do if, for example, the US were to come out with a …


UK PM David Cameron Proclaims: It’s Not Enough To Follow The Law, You Must Love Big Brother

It’s not just those domestic extremists and crazy “conspiracy theory” kooks who took serious issue with UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent …

David Cameron

ECB protester Josephine Witt surprised by relaxed security measures

The German activist who charged at ECB President Mario Draghi at a press conference, tossing confetti over him and shouting “End ECB Dick-tatorship”, has said she was shocked at how easy it had been to carry out her stunt.

”I was stunned and surprised at how well it worked out and that I managed to …


A Mordant Look at the Kentucky Derby With Martin Parr

The Magnum member photographed the race for TIME

Martin Parr has photographed the most famous horse races in the world. He’s shot races in England and France, in India and Sri Lanka, in Australia and South Africa and Zimbabwe. And yet he had never made it to one of the most celebrated races in the …

Street Photography

Roden Crater - James Turrell - FlatSurface - Contemporary art blog

Roden Crater is an extinct volcanic cinder cone, situated at an elevation of approximately 5,400 feet in the San Francisco Volcanic Field near …

James Turrell

simulacri by Valentino barachini

Artist Michael Heizer, in the Nevada desert for 43 years, returns to New York City with a pair of $2 million rocks - The Washington Post

He has long been viewed as a mystical cowboy artist, unyielding, unforgiving and rarely interviewed. Michael Heizer has lived for decades about as far as a man could from the glass-clinking, New York gallery set. So there was considerable excitement last week when the artist, now 70, emerged from …

New York

Remembering Chris Burden: 'Testing the limits of everything,' friends say

Chris Burden's dear friend, the painter Ed Moses, called Burden "the most magnificent person to ever appear in California as what we call an 'artist.'"

On Monday, a day after Burden died in his Topanga Canyon home from cancer, Moses and others who knew and admired the artist recalled what made him …

Chris Burden

Why the US needs black lawyers even more than it needs black police

In response to last year’s killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, La June Montgomery Tabron, who heads WK Kellogg Foundation, one of the US’s largest philanthropies, issued a statement in which she astutely noted that deaths like Brown’s “demonstrate that the law enforcement and justice systems in …


Banks Prep Defense for Anti-Wall Street Campaigns

WASHINGTON—Top executives from the biggest U.S. banks, concerned about anti-Wall Street rhetoric already bubbling up on the 2016 campaign trail, are working to push back against the prevailing narrative that banks are bad.

Senior executives from seven of the biggest U.S. banks gathered or dialed …

Wall Street

The Vindication of Edward Snowden

A federal appeals court has ruled that one of the NSA programs he exposed was illegal.

Edward Snowden’s most famous leak has just been vindicated. Since June 2013, when he revealed that the telephone calls of Americans are being logged en masse, his critics have charged that he took it upon himself …

National Security Agency

Guest Post: Resentful Rage - Stage-4 Of Cancerous Inequality

Authored by Ben Tanosborn,White America’s ugliest, uncompassionate, punitive face came to life in 1994 politics as Bill Clinton signed the


Inside Story: France under surveillance

A new French bill gives sweeping powers to intelligence services, while bypassing the judiciary.

The surveillance bill, passed by the French parliament with a large majority, gives the intelligence services sweeping powers, while bypassing the judiciary.

Those services, by virtue of this bill, would …


Journalism academics: mocked by the media and stifled by universities

This semester I have been teaching undergraduate students about issues and ethics in journalism, which has involved a lot of lambasting the Daily Mail. But last week I faced a moral quandary. I’m also a freelance journalist, and when I was looking to pitch a story to a national newspaper, a …


Eight Photobook Mistakes

RRB's Rudi Thoemmes: I have made a lot more than eight mistakes in my buying of photobooks over the years.

But here's the eight I'm willing to talk …

When The Elites Wage War On America, This Is How They Will Do It

The consequences and patterns of war, whether by one nation against another or by a government against the citizenry, rarely change. However, the …

International Relations

Corporate Kleptocracy: 6,300 Examples Of America's Malignant Malfeasance

Despite the PR about how corporate profits benefit widows and orphans, this vast wealth is concentrated in the top 1% and the top 5%.

I am honored to


FBI Conducted Secret Aerial Surveillance Of Baltimore Riots: Who Provided The 'Eye In The Sky'?

As the controversy surrounding the upcoming Jade Helm military exercises has made abundantly clear, Americans are growing more distrustful of a …


The Unseen Lives of Train Hoppers

The acclaimed photographer-turned mechanic unveils never-before-seen images

“Behind every discarded objects, there’s a story,” says Mike Brodie. Days before the new year, the photo wunderkind, who gave up his camera after releasing the immensely popular A Period of Juvenile Prosperity in 2012 to …