Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking, recently. Ranked in priority-reading order:

  1. Responses are widely discussed in the follow-on from the neo-fascist gathering in Charlottesville. My opinion: the strategies we use to prevent future fascists may often be different from the tactics we use to limit harm from current fascists:

  2. I’m a big fan of satire and humor, as it interrupts minds and forces people to consider different perspectives: https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/nazis-afraid-clowns/

  3. Cornel West says anarchists and antifa saved their lives: 

  4. How the Church Summons Demons” http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2017/08/how-church-summons-demons.html

  5. Anabaptist thoughts on Nazi-punching: https://gatheringthestones.com/2017/08/14/before-you-punch-a-nazi-a-new-anabaptist-response-to-white-supremacy/

  6. Does the terrorism in Charlottesville mean the end of the alt-right as they currently exist? How do we resist whatever version of neofascism comes next? https://thebaffler.com/latest/goodbye-pepe

  7. Monstrous intersection of nationalism and environmental degradation: https://theintercept.com/2017/08/25/border-patrol-checkpoints-in-texas-will-stay-open-as-hurricane-evacuation-is-underway/

  8. There is now a Libertarian Socialist Caucus within both the Democratic Socialists and the Libertarian Party. Let’s hope this drives both groups in a better direction:

  9. Environmental recording may become one of the predominant personal security features in the future. This one isn’t there, yet, but it’s a step towards that possibility: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shonin/shonin

  10. Here’s a polite no, thanks” template for security (or other) spammers: http://www.csoandy.com/files/vendor-rebuf.html#unique-entry-id-85

  11. Mennonite Man to Challenge Floyd Mayweather”: http://dailybonnet.com/mennonite-man-to-challenge-floyd-mayweather/

  12. Rose-Hulman massively increasing its property, including the old Hulman horse ranch property across the street: https://www.ibj.com/articles/65160-rose-hulman-buying-1100-acres-of-hulman-family-land

  13. Cool tiny house: http://cabinporn.com/post/164635328232/villa-ardilla-granada-spain-designed-by-daniel

Read anything over the last week that I should add for next time? Let me know in the comments!