Nov 25, 2009 General
http://911.wikileaks.org/ (thanks Tiziana Terranova)
From 3AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009, until 3AM the following day (US east coast time), WikiLeaks is releasing over half a million US national text pager intercepts. The intercepts cover a 24 hour period surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.
The messages are being broadcast to the global community “live”, sychronized to the time of day they were sent. The first message is from 3AM September 11, 2001, five hours before the first attack, and the last, 24 hours later.
Text pagers are usualy carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages in the archive range from Pentagon and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults to their operators as the World Trade Center collapsed.
The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We hope that its revelation will lead to a more nuanced understanding of the event and its tragic consequences.
An index of messages released so far is available here.
Twitter users should refer to #911txts. We will give status updates at twitter.com/wikileaks.
Observations should be posted here.
Last 12 intercept collections:
Time index 2001_09_11-05_35 to 2001_09_11-05_39.
Time index 2001_09_11-05_30 to 2001_09_11-05_34.
Time index 2001_09_11-05_25 to 2001_09_11-05_29.
Time index 2001_09_11-05_20 to 2001_09_11-05_24.
Time index 2001_09_11-05_15 to 2001_09_11-05_19.
Time index 2001_09_11-05_10 to 2001_09_11-05_14.
Time index 2001_09_11-05_05 to 2001_09_11-05_09.
Time index 2001_09_11-05_00 to 2001_09_11-05_04.
Time index 2001_09_11-04_55 to 2001_09_11-04_59.
Time index 2001_09_11-04_50 to 2001_09_11-04_54.
Time index 2001_09_11-04_45 to 2001_09_11-04_49.
Time index 2001_09_11-04_40 to 2001_09_11-04_44.
Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Zizek on Capitalism, Healthcare, Latin American “Populism” and the “Farcical” Financial Crisis
Oct 27, 2009 General
Dubbed by the National Review as “the most dangerous political philosopher in the West” and the New York Times as “the Elvis of cultural theory,” Slovenian philosopher and public intellectual Slavoj Žižek has written over fifty books on philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory. In his latest book, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, Žižek analyzes how the United States has moved from the tragedy of 9/11 to what he calls the farce of the financial meltdown. [includes rush transcript]
JUAN GONZALEZ We continue on the subject of the financial crisis with a man the National Review calls “the most dangerous political philosopher in the West.” The New York Times calls him “the Elvis of cultural theory.” Slovenian philosopher and public intellectual Slavoj Žižek has written over fifty books on philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory. His latest, just out from Verso, is called First as Tragedy, Then as Farce. It analyzes how the United States has moved from the tragedy of 9/11 to the farce of the financial meltdown.
Žižek’s latest offering, also excerpted in the October issue of Harper’s Magazine, opens with the words, quote, “The only truly surprising thing about the 2008 financial meltdown is how easily the idea was accepted that its happening was unpredictable.” He goes on to recall how the demonstrations against the IMF and the World Bank over the past decade all protested the ways in which banks were playing with money and warned of an impending crash. They were met with tear gas and mass arrests.
AMY GOODMAN: The message, he writes, was, quote, “loud and clear, and the police were used to literally stifle the truth.”
Well, Slavoj Žižek addressed a full house at Cooper Union here in New York City on Wednesday night and joins us now in our firehouse studio.