The types of resistance available to women are particularly interesting: They themselves understand their daily tasks – the upkeep of their homes and the care of their families – as a form of steadfast resistance.

An interesting point how the women in Gaza play a big part in the resistance with these ‘weapons of the weak’ that they have.

http://www.warscapes.com/retrospectives/food/kitchen-anthropology-gaza

Tokyo as slowdown city

Crucially, at street scale, on-street parking is not allowed, which opens up the streetscape for people, on foot and on bike, for conversation and activities, and yes, for moving goods and people around but as a secondary ‘enabling’ activity to the life of the street itself.

https://medium.com/slowdown-papers/18-from-lockdown-to-slowdown-tokyo-as-slowdown-city-822dc0b6f3cc

Slate Star Codex and Silicon Valley’s War Against the Media

An excellent overview of the issues around Slate Star Codex without having to read a single word of the blog yourself. That’s an excellent service.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/slate-star-codex-and-silicon-valleys-war-against-the-media

“This gets at the heart of what’s deeply wrong with this perspective: it prioritizes currently non-existent, possibly never-existent, hypothetical future possible people over living, breathing people today, because the former could possibly, maybe, perhaps far outnumber the latter.”

An argument by Phil Torres of how the Effective Altruism movement is an ideological front for white supremacy and eventual genocide.

https://outline.com/r7wrPY