Tag Archives: Dystopia

The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well

By John W. Whitehead Source: Battlefield America “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Helio

Helio is a short, visceral film centered on a post apocalyptic underground society where miners work for light to survive. But when a dying rebel thrusts the unexpected onto an unassuming worker’s lap, all hell breaks loose. What begins as … Continue reading

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Something Is Happening

By William Hawes Source: Gods & Radicals SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE, but you don’t know what it is: Do you? No one knows, really, as this something is still evolving. As we look back to 2016, though, it is abundantly … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Metropolis

From Open Culture: Today we bring you one of the most influential films of all time: Fritz Lang’s 1927 fable of good and evil fighting it out in a futuristic urban dystopia, Metropolis. The melodrama is set in the year … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Dust (2016)

Dust is set in a dystopian world where most of humanity lives in walled cities to protect themselves from a chaotic environment where evolution occurs at breakneck speed, creating organisms which can be a deadly plague or miraculous medicine. It’s … Continue reading

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“Why Don’t You Just Get a Better Job” and Other Dumb Shit People Say to Low-Income Earners Stuck in Precarious Work

By Chloe Ann King Source: The Hampton Institute For most of my working life I have been stuck in the hospitality industry which is lowly paid, painfully precarious and poorly regulated. In New Zealand, where I live, hospitality employers mostly … Continue reading

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Soylent Burgers and Cockroach Milk

Source: The Hipcrime Vocab “The profitability of production cannot expand indefinitely. Any increase in the quantity of soil, water, minerals, or plants put into a particular production process per unit of time constitutes intensification. It has been the burden of … Continue reading

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Future Crimes

By John Steppling Source: CounterPunch “Precrime Analytical Wing: Contains the precognitives and the machinery needed to hear and analyze their predictions of future crimes.” Philip K. Dick, Minority Report “I must confess that over the past few years I have … Continue reading

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