(source unknown) More on the right to leisure. More Banksy. More political graffiti.
(source) More Banksy. More riots. More political graffiti.
(source) The political context and the “historical” reference is here. More Banksy. More political graffiti.
(source) More Banksy. More on the right to housing. More graffiti.
(source, source) More Banksy. More political graffiti.
(source) More on capitalism, corporate governance and corporate democracy. More Banksy. More political graffiti. Related Articles Some Inscrutable Banksy Thing: The Movie [Trailer Park] (gawker.com) ‘Banksy’ city mural painted over (bbc.co.uk) Banksy in Basque (slamxhype.com) ‘Birth and death of a Banksy’ – mysterious artwork covered up (independent.co.uk) Banksy Does New Orleans [Art] (gawker.com)
(source) More Banksy. More on gay rights. More political graffiti.
(source) More Banksy. More on Israel and Palestine (more specifically on the wall). More political graffiti.
(source) More Banksy. More Osama. More on terrorism. Other political artists.
(source, in case you can’t read the “footnote”: it says “with our new 2 for 1 offer including a choice of wine”) A similar one: (source) (source) More Banksy here and here. More on income inequality. More political artists.
(source) There’s a strange dualism inherent in the concept of state/government. Many of the most brutal rights violations are caused by governments, but rights also need governments. More here and here on the role of government and the efforts to minimize its scope. See also the previous post in this series. The phrase is a […]
(source) Another version: (source) More on war and peace.
(source) More Guantanamo. More Banksy.
(source) And another version: Variation: And another variation (not by Banksy): More Banksy here and here.
Feed the World (source)
(source) And here’s another version: (source)
(source) Banksy strings up the KKK outside Birmingham, Alabama. Some locals didn’t appreciate. More here. And here’s another version: (source)
A clever Banksy on Canal Street, Chinatown, New York City: (source) (source) If the title of this post isn’t immediately clear: the rat graffiti is the expression; the painter – who is a painted painter (look carefully) - represents government censorship (anti-graffiti laws can be seen as censorship but if you want you can see the […]
Let’s admit it: borders are an illusion. They don’t exist. The things that do exist are border controls, deportations, entry restrictions, visa requirements, border shootings etc. Those things are real enough and often painful for those feeling the brunt. They are facts in the original sense of the word, from the Latin facere, “to do”. […]
(source) More war graffiti here, here, here and here. More political graffiti in general here.
(source) Not really graffiti, but it’s Banksy, so close enough. More on leisure and how it relates to human rights here. Some data here. More graffiti here. More Banksy here.
(source) A similar one. More Banksy. More political graffiti.
(source) And then there’s this one, which I find highly amusing: (source) Also this one by Banksy: (source) And, finally, this by Fra.Biancoshock: More on CCTV and privacy. More political graffiti.
(source) The government has been warned it must urgently fix flaws in its support system for successful asylum seekers, after a destitute child starved to death in temporary accommodation in Westminster. … [T]he family had become dependent on “ad hoc” charitable handouts despite a successful asylum claim because of “significant problems” transferring the family from […]
(source, the story that inspired this work is here) Should lies and false statements of fact be protected by free speech laws, or can the speech rights of those who intentionally lie be limited in some cases? The US Supreme Court believes the latter is true, somewhat surprisingly given the often quasi-absolutist nature of First […]
(source) Critics say that as part of the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy, officers routinely tell suspects to empty their pockets and then, if marijuana is displayed, arrest them for having the drugs in public view, thereby pushing thousands of people toward criminality and into criminal justice system. (source) More on the war on drugs. More […]
Is there a lot of light between cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias and motivated reasoning? if not, why the excess jargon? Jargon bias? I guess I must be a libertarian communist: http://wp.me/pd52p-9VD + http://wp.me/PJ3Oa-5 adventures in meta: “overhyped” now a hype itself #Irene someone should coin the phrase “unconomy” can anyone explain why democratic politics always […]
(source, by Banksy) More Banksy. More political graffiti.
(source, by Banksy) More Banksy. More political graffiti. More on prison conditions.
For some reason, my older posts on rioting are now immensely popular. So here’s an overview: (source) (source unknown) (source) (source) (source) I’m not in the mood for serious analyses, but I do want to warn against simplistic explanations involving the words “poverty” and “multicultural”. (See also here). Those types of punditry are usually way […]
(source, probably by Banksy – real or fake?) More Banksy. More political graffiti.
(source) More riot graffiti here, here and here. More political graffiti in general here.
(source, more Banksy here) Take just one human right, the right not to suffer poverty: if we want to measure progress for this human right, we get something like the following fact: [N]ever in the world have there been so many paupers as in the present times. But the reason of this is that there […]
(source) In the case of Hinman vs. Pacific Air Transport, a landowner, Hinman, sued an airline (Pacific Air) for trespass. Hinman wanted Circuit Judge Haney’s court to affirm his right to stop airlines from flying over his property. … The judge … realized that giving every landowner a right to treat air traffic as a […]
It’s well-known that African-Americans make up a disproportionate part of the U.S. prison population. Racists of course have an easy explanation for this, but what is the real explanation? Part of it is probably racial profiling and bias among jury members. Another part of the explanation can be poverty, unemployment and lower education, burdens from […]
(source, more Banksy here) I don’t think I need to spell out the ways in which terrorism is a human rights issue (beyond the obvious violations of the human rights of the direct victims of terrorism there are serious human rights implications of the so-called “war on terror“). Some time ago, I linked to a paper claiming that poverty and […]
(source) More on political riots here and here. More on the game here. More political jokes here.
I discussed in this older post some of the problems related to the measurement of human rights violations, and to the assessment of progress or deterioration. One of the problems I mentioned is caused by improvements in measurement methods. Such improvements can in fact result in a statistic showing increasing numbers of rights violations, whereas in reality the numbers may […]
Regular readers will know that I see democracy as a human rights issue. The standard human rights texts (declarations, treaties and constitutions) all provide a right of the people of a nation to take part in the government, choose representatives in free elections etc. As with human rights in general, many people are in favor […]
Another one: More on the KKK here and here. More on racism here. More political jokes here.
More on Guantanamo and habeas corpus here, here and here. More on torture here.
(source) More Banksy here.
(source) More on CCTV. More Banksy.
(source) Here’s a related one by Banksy: (source) More on self-determination. More Banksy. Related Articles True Identity of Grafitti Artist Banksy is for Sale on Ebay (socyberty.com)
(source) More on CCTV and privacy. More Banksy.
(source) Or perhaps not: (source) Here’s a variation: (source) More political graffiti here. And more Banksy here.
(source) Here’s a clever variation by Banksy: (source) More on the use of elections.
Data mining (also known as pattern recognition) is an anti-terrorist intelligence strategy. Data mining means bringing together different kinds of databases, linking them, and trying to identify suspicious patterns of individual behavior. The purpose is to prevent terrorist attacks. Suspicious behavior may indicate that such an attack is imminent, and data mining has been defended […]
Most of the different daily posts that appear on this blog are organized into so-called “blog series”. For example, there’s a series called political graffiti: insights from often anonymous artists/”philosophers” using an unconventional stage for their free expression. (subscribe to the RSS feed for this series only) Political Graffiti (1): Patriarchy Political Graffiti (2): Conservative Government Political […]