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    "Gelb"/ latest art piece on the train in Berlin. Yesterday me and Clemencé started project "Hoist that rag" and took it to lots of different places in Berlin to see how the meaning/ intensity of meaning changed in different locations. Going to make a book from the photos and put them on my website, it works better if you see them as a series. #publicart #art #flag #textiles #berlin #gelb #yellow #situationism

    "Gelb"/ latest art piece on the train in Berlin. Yesterday me and Clemencé started project "Hoist that rag" and took it to lots of different places in Berlin to see how the meaning/ intensity of meaning changed in different locations. Going to make a book from the photos and put them on my website, it works better if you see them as a series. #publicart #art #flag #textiles #berlin #gelb #yellow #situationism

    — 1 week ago
    #art  #gelb  #situationism  #berlin  #yellow  #flag  #publicart  #textiles 
    Astpai Reveal ‘Careers’ Music Video

    already-heardmusic:

    imageAustrian punk band Astpai have premiered their new video for 'Careers'.

    The clip can be viewed by clicking read more, and the song is taken from their 5th album, 'Burden Calls' which is released on August 22nd via Ass Card Records.

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes
    ridesabike:

Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.      
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)

    ridesabike:

    Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.      

    NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)

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    — 1 week ago with 11780 notes
    fuckyeahpaganism:

Hag stones, also known as Holey Stones or Witch Stones, are stones that have a naturally occurring hole and are usually found near oceans and other bodies of water. They are said to be powerful protection talismans, and when worn or carried they protect the bearer from curses, hexes, negative spirits, and harm. They have also been used to prevent nightmares, being strung on a bedpost or placed underneath pillows. It is also believed that if you peer through the hole of the stone that you can see the Fae Folk and otherworldly entities. If one broke, it is thought to have used its power to protect a life. 
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    fuckyeahpaganism:

    Hag stones, also known as Holey Stones or Witch Stones, are stones that have a naturally occurring hole and are usually found near oceans and other bodies of water. They are said to be powerful protection talismans, and when worn or carried they protect the bearer from curses, hexes, negative spirits, and harm. They have also been used to prevent nightmares, being strung on a bedpost or placed underneath pillows. It is also believed that if you peer through the hole of the stone that you can see the Fae Folk and otherworldly entities. If one broke, it is thought to have used its power to protect a life. 

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    — 1 week ago with 58817 notes
    Cutting and sticking vinyl cases for tour. Did not think about how long this would take.. Squishing the glue under Frankenstein and The Colour Purple just to make them extra special ;)

    Cutting and sticking vinyl cases for tour. Did not think about how long this would take.. Squishing the glue under Frankenstein and The Colour Purple just to make them extra special ;)

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    Pink bin bags and German flags ——> ‘PHWOOOAR’ sculpture and new textile piece ‘Gelb’. Art material bloody everywhere.

    Pink bin bags and German flags ——> ‘PHWOOOAR’ sculpture and new textile piece ‘Gelb’. Art material bloody everywhere.

    — 2 weeks ago
    War On Women - Broken Record →

    beingunsinn:

    What was it I was thinking to myself just moments before? Oh yeah, “Hey asshole!
    I’m just trying to walk down the street.
    I’m not yr girl; I’m not yr baby.
    What I’m wearing has only to do with the weather.
    Stop leering, motherfucker, stop staring.
    I’ve tried everything I can think of; sometimes I get angry, sometimes I ignore you.
    But I swear you will never get the answer you’re looking for.”
    You’re like a fucking broken record: “Say yes, say yes, say yes, say yes”
    Take all the time you need, girl. Make every step deliberate, girl.

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note
    Predictive text on open office is getting to know me pretty well

    Predictive text on open office is getting to know me pretty well

    — 2 weeks ago

    Listen/purchase: Petrol Girls by Petrol Girls


    My band are hitting the UK for a couple of weeks end of July/ start of August. If raging feminist hardcore is your jam come and check us out:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/267717806746533/?fref=ts

    26/07 South East London House Show Fest at Astbury Castle
    (27/07 acoustic show Dr Gregory House, Lewisham)

    Part 1 - With The Exhausts
    29/07 The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
    30/07 The Central, Newcastle
    31/07 Opium, Edinburgh
    01/08 1 in 12 Club, Bradfrod
    03/08 Wahlbar, Manchester

    Part 2
    06/08 Squat show, Cardiff
    07/08 Mozarts, Swansea
    08/08 The Stag and Hounds, Bristol
    09/08 Temple of Boom, Leeds

    — 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
    #petrol girls  #petrolgirls  #feminist  #feminist hardcore  #feminist punk rock  #riot grrrl  #punk  #punk rock  #tour 

    beingunsinn:

    The House of Astbury leggings are finally finished!! 

    houseofastbury:

    (CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE THE WHOLE BLOG)

    The proces of making the House of Astbury reflective leggings

    Before they go up for sale, we want to show you step by step how these babies came to live..

    1. Screen printing with screens double our size. Takes a lot of strength and precision. 

    2. Suns coming up after 12 solid hours of printing. At least we where able to take the first overground back home. 

    3. Sewing all our leggings at home with a steady eye on quality, this took a lot longer than we thought..  

    4. Dead profesh, we even stuck some labels in as the finishing touch.

    Et voila! The results professionally shot by Sophia Baboolal.  

    http://sophiababoolal.com/

    House of Astbury leggings are finished!!!!!! Epic epic screenprint session making these, me and Ester pulled a savage all nighter, then Ester sewed them all in house! Also check out how great they make my bum look ;)

    — 2 weeks ago with 10 notes

    wocinsolidarity:

    thinksquad:

    Secret city design tricks manipulate your behaviour

    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131202-dirty-tricks-of-city-design

    When Selena Savic walks down a city street, she sees it differently to most people. Whereas other designers might admire the architecture, Savic sees a host of hidden tricks intended to manipulate our behaviour and choices without us realising – from benches that are deliberately uncomfortable to sculptures that keep certain citizens away.

    Modern cities are rife with these “unpleasant designs”, says Savic, a PhD student at the Ecole Polytechnique Federerale de Lausanne in Switzerland, who co-authored a book on the subject this year. Once you know these secret tricks are there, it will transform how you see your surroundings. “We call this a silent agent,” says Savic. “These designs are hidden, or not apparent to people they don’t target.” Are you aware of how your city is manipulating you?

    In 1999, the UK opened a Design Against Crime research centre, and authorities in Australia and the US have since followed suit. Many of the interventions these groups pioneered are familiar today: such as boundary marks painted around cashpoints to instil an implied privacy zone and prevent “shoulder surfing”.

    San Francisco, the birthplace of street skateboarding, was also the first city to design solutions such as “pig’s ears” – metal flanges added to the corner edges of pavements and low walls to deter skateboarders. These periodic bumps along the edge create a barrier that would send a skateboarder tumbling if they tried to jump and slide along.

    Indeed, one of the main criticisms of such design is that it aims to exclude already marginalised populations such as youths or the homeless. Unpleasant design, Savic says, “is there to make things pleasant, but for a very particular audience. So in the general case, it’s pleasant for families, but not pleasant for junkies.”

    Preventing rough sleeping is a recurring theme. Any space that someone might lie down in, or even sit too long, is likely to see spikes, railings, stones or bollards added. In the Canadian city of Calgary, authorities covered the ground beneath the Louise Bridge with thousands of bowling ball-sized rocks. This unusual landscaping feature wasn’t for the aesthetic benefit of pedestrians walking along the nearby path, but part of a plan to displace the homeless population that took shelter under the bridge.

    So next time you’re walking down the street, take a closer look at that bench or bus shelter. It may be trying to change the way you behave.

    horrible 

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    Football, Anti-Racism and Solidarity - the case of Yorkshire St. Pauli

    revolutionarysocialism:

    Football, Anti-Racism and Solidarity – the case of Yorkshire St. Pauli

    Chris Webster of Yorkshire St Pauli explains how the Yorkshire fan club of a German football team is challenging oppression and welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Leeds. This article first appeared in the Northern Star, a bulletin of rs21 supporters in Leeds.

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    The politics connected to St. Pauli is the main reason many of our members fell in love with the club.  An active stance against…

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    The Myth of the Female Musician

    elhunt:

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    This is a piece that I wrote a while back about feminism and music writing. I found a home for it in Smith, my university’s student-run magazine. You can grab print copies from cafes around New Cross, or Goldsmiths SU. There’s loads of creative writing in there, and a bunch of other interesting articles.

    — 3 weeks ago with 11 notes