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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Bernie’s New Internationalist Vision

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:52:56 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/10/bernie-sanders-foreign-policy-internationalism-authoritarianism>

"Our task is to fight against corporate power in concert with workers in
other countries. This means building bonds through struggle with working
people around the world fighting — as we are here in the United States —

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UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:51:53 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/un-says-climate-genocide-coming-but-its-worse-than-that.html>

"And the World War II mobilization metaphor is not hyperbole. To avoid
warming of the kind the IPCC now calls catastrophic requires a complete
rebuilding of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, a thorough

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WORLD ORDER "MISSING BEAUTY"

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:50:18 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoNx1P6nMoU

A new World Order video!

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How a mom’s “This Is My Son” anti-feminist brag went viral — and completely backfired

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:38:55 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/2018/10/9/17955402/this-is-my-son-meme-himtoo-metoo-pieter-hanson>

"One family’s viral #HimToo feud gave us the best meme of the week so far."

Via Christopher Lamke, who wrote: "The story of how a hateful mother

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Climate Change: Even Worse Than We Thought

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:34:42 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/climate-change-even-worse-we-thought-ipcc-report>

"Action or inaction—both will land us in an unprecedented future."

Via Kevin Vaught and Mari Thomas.

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Resisting Reduction: Designing our Complex Future with Machines

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:31:55 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/resisting-reduction

"The idea that we exist for the sake of progress, and that progress
requires unconstrained and exponential growth, is the whip that lashes us."

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List of common misconceptions

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:30:50 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions

"This is a list of common misconceptions. Each entry is formatted as a
correction, and contains a link to the article where the misconception
is described. The misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated."

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Your Trans Students Need You

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:30:03 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/your-trans-students-need-you

"What are the policies in place to protect trans students at your
school? How can you make them stronger?"

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Mice, a small story (2018)

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:29:23 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LEvx4MeV-k

"In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that
seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them. Not so far from them,
an owl and his enslaved rats are watching. The owl sends his rats to get

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The story of Queenie Chan, a manga artist crushing sexism and stereotypes

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:06:43 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-08/manga-artist-queenie-chan-shattering-stereotypes/10147166>

"People are always putting Queenie Chan in boxes that don't quite fit.
This is the story of how she carved out a sense of belonging in a lonely
world."

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