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A week of sustainable secrecy, city as battlespace, bombed drones


For your holiday reading, some links we’ve posted in the past week or so. Don’t miss our collective own’s Bryan Finoki in DomusWeb, writing on the emerging green architecture for our actually-existing parallel government…

Double Zero - Op-Ed - Domus
"an overarching scheme that treats secrecy as some kind of recombinant form to harness energy." As told by our @subtopes http://j.mp/gGXNKX

We have a feeling you might be HEARING further about this “sustainable secrecy”! And if you think it sounds absurd, check these out… 

Tidal action: Living Machine system selected for US government facility | The Hook News Blog
GSA US-Mex border facility gets “Living Machine” waste-water treatment system: a man-made, turbo-charged tidal wetland / http://t.co/rKRE5yq
Monitoring America | washingtonpost.com
Monitoring America http://j.mp/flT4Ap #WaPo #TopSecret #military #surveillance #spies #war
(Not to mention an op-ed last week in the New York Times about a “green navy”. No link provided; just go hunt for it)

Also, probably the most retweeted article last week was this one…
NYPD Prepares for New Type of Terrorist Attack - WSJ.com
city as battlespace. New York as Mumbai http://j.mp/homCRe

And now… More links
Drone attacks spawn assassinations - UPI.com
Drone attacks spawn retributions, assassinations of “spies” http://bit.ly/et7BNB #drones #uav Via @WarDronesOn
Napoleon-proof your home: convert a Martello tower | Art and design | The Guardian
A converted Martello tower (Napoleon-era naval defense) http://j.mp/h8yd8w #military #architecture #landscape
Israel destroyed Syria nuclear reactor: WikiLeaks - Hindustan Times
AFP: “Israel destroyed Syria nuclear reactor: #WikiLeaks” http://j.mp/ejqWix
The Escapist : News : Batman Begins’ Tumbler Inspires Actual Tank
Batman’s tank on reel copied for BAE tank for real http://j.mp/eZesf1
Local activists refuse to testify before grand jury in terror probe - chicagotribune.com
RT @SubMedina: More anti-war activists subpoenaed, attorney says http://bit.ly/hr1yWl v @Dream23fb
$100 Million Drug-War Garrison Approved for U.S.-Mexican Border | | the narcosphere
$100M Private Paramilitary Drug-War Garrison Coming to US-Mex Border (#drones, law-enforce training), by Wind Zero Co. http://bit.ly/hhWcGz
Asia Times Online : Brazil’s narco wars
Brazil’s street war not for resale abroad / http://t.co/TFUdtf7
WCBM TALKRADIO AM 680
Not sure if this is real glimpse, a reenactment, or a real simulation of a drone operator’s management of an attack / http://bit.ly/fD77n6
Warrantless-Wiretap Win Nets Victims a Paltry $40K / http://t.co/utZtxN
Warrantless-Wiretap Win Nets Victims a Paltry $40K / http://t.co/utZtxN
The New York Times: Settlement Building Boom
After Freeze, Settlement Building Booms in Israel [NYT] / http://nyti.ms/i1gXfA
Pakistan drone strikes: the CIA’s secret war - Channel4 News
RT @WarDronesOn: #Pakistan drone strikes: the CIA’s secret war http://bit.ly/hSdc9V #drones
The New York Times: The land grab of Africa
RT @masoncwhite: file under Land Grab: African Farmers Losing Land to Investors - http://nyti.ms/dOw1DH
Florida Fusion Center Monitored BP Protests, Ron Paul Events, Code Pink | Public Intelligence
. @publicintel provides some documents from one of the many new “Fusion Centers” (home spies) http://j.mp/gTrPeF #Freaky #codepink
(SBU) Central Florida Intelligence Exchange Domestic Security Intelligence Report August 2010 | Public Intelligence
SBU Central Florida Intelligence Exchange Domestic Security Intelligence Report August 2010 http://bit.ly/g1HAMA v @publicintel #Humor ?
NYPD Prepares for New Type of Terrorist Attack - WSJ.com
city as battlespace. New York as Mumbai http://j.mp/homCRe
We Are Guahan celebrates first year anniversary
The non-profit @weareguahan , raising issues of US buildup on Guam is 1 Yr Old. http://j.mp/florfX Congrats!
20101220securitydigestourlistofsecuritystoriesthatmatterdec1319 from… - StumbleUpon
2009 was the year in wiretaps http://j.mp/fnWrzH
#BombTheDrone: A mural at the Frog House in… - DEMILIT
Photo: #BombTheDrone: A mural at the Frog House in Newport, CA. There’s a sneaky little predator drone in… http://tumblr.com/xgi13juyts
Policía admite que ‘vídeocarpetea’ sin controles
PR Police admit they have no rules when it comes to footage recording. http://j.mp/gkptYd (En Español) #surveillance
Intermanager - A Private Navy against pirates
RT @deviantglobal: “Private Navy” to deploy against Somali pirates? http://bit.ly/g5fZy7 #mercs #somalia #oceans
Wikileaks and the Moral Dualism of the U.S. State Department « ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY
Making the rounds right now: http://j.mp/grxVyG Moral Dualism of the U.S. DoS vs #Wikileaks by @1d4tw
Weaponized Architecture | Léopold Lambert « dpr-barcelona
post on @dpr_barcelona BLOG: Weaponized Architecture | a Palestine project by Léopold Lambert http://tinyurl.com/34pn8v9
The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Documents Confirm China’s Aircraft Carrier Plans
RT @TelstarLogistic: China plans to build an aircraft carrier: http://bit.ly/foZ86C
Defending Korea Line Seen Contrary to Law by Kissinger Remains U.S. Policy - Bloomberg
The fuzzy N+S Korea border http://j.mp/g7tMqP | A US imposition, now defacto law.
India is fencing off its border with Bangladesh. What will that mean for millions of potential climate refugees? - By Bidisha Banerjee - Slate Magazine
India’s border wall http://j.mp/hiXRO7 Via @deviantglobal
Debunking Theories of a Terrorist Power Grab | Smart Journalism. Real Solutions. Miller-McCune.
Debunking Theories of a Terrorist Power Grab http://goo.gl/mty57
Pentagon Health Plan Won’t Cover Brain-Damage Therapy for Troops - ProPublica
Pentagon’s health plan won’t cover troop brain damage http://goo.gl/rxfLZ
Log In - The New York Times
Americans have war news fatigue, which nevertheless occupies a sliver of news. Yet no As abt the war http://nyti.ms/hgfczI via @WarDronesOn
The tragedy of Algeria’s ‘disappeared’ - Africa, World - The Independent
The tragedy of Algeria’s ‘disappeared’, Fisk http://ind.pn/eSO0Dg v @weddady via @SubMedina #Algeria #war #fisk
The death of universities | Terry Eagleton | Comment is free | The Guardian
RT @public_archive: The death of universities: Academia has become a servant of the status quo: http://bit.ly/hSTAjN
In The Land Of The Free - in cinemas March 26
The House that Herman Built. The Angola 5. WMMNA: http://goo.gl/fdgld CSP http://goo.gl/A2JcW & now, a doc film: http://goo.gl/fdgld #prison
The Murderers of Mexico by Alma Guillermoprieto | The New York Review of Books
Calderón’s drug war… 4 yrs & 28K dead. NYRB http://goo.gl/xRQLw #border #mexico #drugs #war
The New York Times: Debate over Little Bighorn Monument
RT @namhenderson: @demilit Debate Over Little Bighorn Battle Monument - http://nyti.ms/h1iR8g #growth #historical #tourism
Counterinsurgency Outsourcing: America’s New Mercenaries in Afghanistan, Middle East, Africa - The Daily Beast
America’s New Mercenaries by @TimothyS http://shar.es/XwIuA Via @Dobroyeutro and @WarDronesOn #mercs #obama #capitalism
Mosquito Ultrasonic Teen Deterrent - USA and Canada
RT @serial_consign: http://bit.ly/gW1QTu – this Mosquito ultrasonic deterrent can be set to specific frequencies to drive away crowds of …
US seeks legal pursuit of WikiLeaks founder: Biden - Yahoo! News
Dem VP Joe Biden labels Julian Assange a “hi-tech terrorist”. US looking to prosecute #wikileaks founder. http://goo.gl/QBXPP
Diego Garcia: Wikileaks confirm Greenpeace-backed `marine protection zone’ was a ruse; Police ban socialist protests | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Diego Garcia: #Wikileaks confirm @Greenpeace-backed ‘marine protection zone’ was a ruse; Police ban socialist protests http://goo.gl/s0HEy
Mauritian socialists’ open letter to Greenpeace — `Don’t help cover up colonialism’s crimes on Diego Garcia’ | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
To @Greenpeace: ‘Don’t help cover up UK/US colonialism crimes on Diego Garcia against Chagossians’ http://links.org.au/node/1527 #nature
Here comes urban system determinism all over again. probably can make millions in intel. http://nyti.ms/edeiaBvia Via @quilian
Here comes urban system determinism all over again. probably can make millions in intel. http://nyti.ms/edeiaBvia Via @quilian
Morgan Cowles Archive
The Morgan Cowles archive at CLUI http://clui.org/mca/index.html Amazing. #land #clui #archive #photos
Digital Anarchy and Wikileaks. (Or, Skynet doesn’t look anything like we thought it did.) | eyebeam.org
Digital Anarchy and Wikileaks: http://bit.ly/h8Uw3Y via @banglab #wikileaks #anarchy #culture
Leak on, WikiLeaks
Leak on, #WikiLeaks San Diego Citybeat: http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-8516-leak-on-wikileaks.html via @banglab #infowar
To Shoot an Elephant | a documentary by Alberto Arce
"from the only foreigners who decided & managed to stay embedded inside Gaza strip ambulances" http://toshootanelephant.com/ via @SubMedina
North Coast towns can’t ban military recruiters
Feds rule, North Coast towns can’t ban military recruiters like voters wanted to / http://t.co/mfctQDP
A mountain range in Lebanon outside of Beirut turns up a littered cache of established IDF “espionage installations” / http://bit.ly/fsmjqo
A mountain range in Lebanon outside of Beirut turns up a littered cache of established IDF “espionage installations” / http://bit.ly/fsmjqo
More on the Navy’s NW training range stretching from Humboldt to Canadian border & 280mi west into the Pacific Ocean / http://bit.ly/10pfxR
More on the Navy’s NW training range stretching from Humboldt to Canadian border & 280mi west into the Pacific Ocean / http://bit.ly/10pfxR
Border deaths for illegal immigrants hit record high in Arizona sector - CSMonitor.com
Deaths of border crossers this year hits record high in Arizona sector / http://bit.ly/dKlU0o
Robotic Drone Flies Itself by Looking at Landscape Below - IEEE Spectrum
here’s a UAV control syst. that uses aerial imgs to identify visual cues on the landscape & steer itself autonomously / http://bit.ly/hPN5k3
FBI — Anarchist Extremism
"Anti-capitalism, anti-globalism, and anti-urbanization. There’s also ‘green anarchy,’" http://is.gd/iWnYK #FBI #green #anarchism #anti
Police files reveal Federal interest in Oscar Grant protests, “Anarchists” | The Informant
Wanna read something chilling? The fed’s are casing this joint http://is.gd/iWnKA
141 inmates escape Mexican border prison
141 inmates escape Mexican border prison in Nuevo Laredo. / http://bit.ly/i5DYPm
The Media, the police and protest: now both sides of the story can be reported | openDemocracy
The Surveillance Wall Works Two Ways - “The Media, the police and protest: now both sides of the story can be reported / http://t.co/P36Dq9B
BBC News - US inmate John Duty executed with animal drug
US inmate John Duty executed with animal drug / http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12014323
BBC News - Wikileaks: India ‘tortured’ Kashmir prisoners
India torture systemic in Kashmir prisoners? Red Cross looks at wikileaks cables, goes to UN / http://bbc.in/fDlrF9
V3? (by orhan ayyuce) “Sneaky bite drones kill… - DEMILIT
Photo: V3? (by orhan ayyuce) “Sneaky bite drones kill many innocent people in recent wars. Directly or… http://tumblr.com/xgi12wssjs
‘Unprecedented’ Drone Assault: 58 Strikes in 102 Days | Danger Room | Wired.com
And a peaceful holiday season to you, North Waziristan http://is.gd/iUIl0 58 strikes in about 3 months. #drones #military #CIA

[Photo thanks to Andrew Dinh from our walking tour of Mare Island’s abandoned ammo depot]

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