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Janis Joplin credible doc drama with jazz performance scenes janisjoplintampa and raw interviews while most Janis dedicated films like latest Berg biopic ignore her destructive lesbian affairs as with Peggy Casseta but not drug addiction escapism due to her inability to deal with emerging superstardom fame while her violent counterculture rock riot style exuberance provoked to police arrests and created FBI file record which ultimately broke her personal  life psycho balance and led to suicidal drug abuse .cassetaJanis as last performance of Me and Bobby McGee ( freedom it’s when nothing left to lose sounds here as Everything [Live] 1970


Germaine Dulac's silent movie stills 'La Coquille et le Clergyman' (1928)

Germaine Dulac’s silent movie stills ‘La Coquille et le Clergyman’ (1928) full silent

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feminists vitruvius

The Seashell and the Clergyman ( La Coquille et le clergyman) is the first surrealist film. It was directed by Germaine Dulac, from an original scenario by Antonin Artaud

Heidegger Papers Talk at Soho Goethe Institute  Martin Heidegger and Nazism is a controversial subject.

By the beginning of 1934, there were reports in Berlin that
Heidegger had established himself as ‘the philosopher of
National Socialism’. But to other Nazi thinkers, Heidegger’s
philosophy appeared too abstract, too difficult, to be of much
use […] his enemies were Imageable to enlist the support of Alfred Rosenberg, whose own
ambition it was to be the philosopher of Nazism himself. Denied
a role at the national level, and increasingly frustrated with
the minutiae of academic politics – which seemed to him to
betray a sad absence of the new spirit he had hoped would
permeate the universities – Heidegger resigned his post in
April 1934
the German existentialist philosopher Karl
Jaspers, who wrote in a letter to the head of the
de-Nazification commission that “Heidegger’s manner of
thinking, which to me seems in its essence unfree, dictatorial,
and incapable of communication, would today be disastrous in its
pedagogical effects.

During the hearings of the Denazification Committee, Hannah Arendt, Heidegger’s former student and lover, who was Jewish, spoke on his behalf. (Arendt very cautiously resumed her friendship with Heidegger after the war, despite or even because of the widespread contempt for Heidegger and his political sympathies, and despite his being forbidden to teach for many years.

 The black notebooks were written between 1931 and 1941 show Heidegger denouncing the rootlessness and spirit of “empty rationality and calculability” of the Jews, as he works out revisions to his deepest metaphysical ideas in relation to political events of the day.



Technologos Digital Architect & Eternal Dissident Vitruvius God’s Fool Chronicle 40 years as One Day Life in New York or жизнь вечного диссидента, мирового бродяги dissident exile life  Cinematic life story interview with Sylvie Weil
At Home With Andre and Simone Weil. This heart-felt little work allows readers a personal glimpse into the family life and history of the sibling wonders, Andre and Simone Weil. Andre has been called the twentieth century’s ‘Einstein of mathematics’ and Simone is well known for her meteoric life as a philosopher-activist-mystic. Written by surviving family member and award-winning author, Sylvie Weil, At Home offers snippets of the genius, quirks, love, and obsessions of the Weil clan.
Most especially, we feel the tension of how Sylvie herself experiences the oft-bitter privilege of her role as Simone’s look-alike niece—a sort of living relic with the burden and weirdness that her memory imposes.Sylvie was the baby daughter who arrived just a few months before her aunt, the philosopher Simone Weil, who died at age thirty-four. This was another heavy inheritance, inside the Weil family
and outside it, as the baby daughter became a little girl, then a young woman, looking very much like her aunt—an aunt, who,moreover,was considered a saint
Sylvie Weil literary revenge masterpiece to geniuses inheritance At Home with André and Simone Weil, Simon Weil those figures mentioned in narration about life in Vermont withImage Memoirs by Andres Weil


Musing on new yorkers  dwellers divide of very rich and very poor clans with anxiety about the foundations of the U.S. finances economy at Washigton square stroll in the Village while at NYU attending a  panel debating Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” blockbuster  who predicts  “we will all be poorer in the future in every way and that creates crisis. I have proved that under the present circumstances capitalism simply cannot work.” There is no reason to believe that capitalism can ever solve the problem of inequality, which he insists is getting worse rather than better. From the banking crisis of 2008 to the Occupy movement of 2011, this much has been intuited by ordinary people. The singular significance of his book is that it proves “scientifically” that this intuition is correct. There is a fundamentalist belief by capitalists that capital will save the world, and it just isn’t so. Not because of what Marx said about the contradictions of capitalism, because, as I discovered, capital is an end in itself and no more. But although his diagnosis is accurate and compelling, it is hard, almost impossible, to imagine that the cure he proposes – tax and more tax – will ever be implemented in a world where, from Beijing to Moscow to Washington, money, and those who have more of it than anyone else, still calls the shots.


Court bench critical statement – dissident exposing laxity of former Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer DOJ criminal division in global monitoring violation of Human Rights while going after Dissidents Whistleblowers and not Prosecuting Bankers for Fraud ( satire)  original source Front Line Untouchables


yesenin-volpin portrait by Irene Cesaer in BostonAlexander Sergeevich Volpin Poet and Mathematician, The
dissident I
First among equals. The Alexander Sergeevich Esenin – Volpin
Poet and Mathematician, the dissident portrait. Visual Narrative
, part One Esenin – Volpin, Poet and Mathematician remembers
times of his childhood how he began to write poetry, on of his
poem in Russian Raven included below for which he was arrested
lately as Mandelshtam for his poem of mockery of Stalin. Alexander Sergeevich Esenin-Volpin facebook page as public figure
Alexander Sergeevich Esenin – Volpin, Poet and Mathematician,
The dissident part Two
Alexander Sergeevich Volpin. Dissident , Poet and
First among equals. The Alexander Sergeevich Esenin – Volpin
Poet and Mathematician remembers times of Stalin persecution of
Akhmatova and recites his poem in Russian for which he was
arrested lately as Mandelshtam for his poem of mockery of
Stalin. �икогда � не брал �охи
Alexander Sergeevich Volpin Poet and Mathematician, The
dissident four
Alexander Sergeevich Volpin Poet and Mathematician, The
dissident part four Dissident Yesenin-Volpin’s
ultra-finististic Intuitionism: (Roy Lisker)- combination of
poetry, mysticism,medieval scholasticism, pedantry and profound
insights set it apart from any of the systems so many of which
bog down quickly in tedious fine distinctions. The Dictatorship
of Reason: Aleksandr Volpin and the Idea of Rights under
“Developed Socialism”

Alexander Sergeevich Esenin – Volpin, Poet and Mathematician,
The dissident part Two
First among equals. The Alexander Sergeevich Esenin – Volpin
Poet and Mathematician, the dissident portrait. Visual Narrative
, part two Dissident Yesenin-Volpin’s ultra-finististic
Intuitionism: (Roy Lisker)- combination of poetry,
mysticism,medieval scholasticism, pedantry and profound insights
set it apart from any of the systems so many of which bog down
quickly in tedious fine distinctions. The Dictatorship of
Reason: Aleksandr Volpin and the Idea of Rights under “Developed


Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Receives Nobel Prize in Absentia and global digital dissident Wikileaks Editor Julia Assange webcinema news recent intrv with David Frost on his problems with Swede’s prosecution
with comments by legendary Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.

Assange Interview on his high-tech prison mansion on his alleged sexcirimes and messianic total freedom digital transparency ambitions.

Below is censored in China cinematic news portrait of Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波 劉曉波

Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波 劉曉波 Chinese Dissident whose trial and verdict Won Him Nobel Prize for 2010
Julian Assange Wikileaks Cablegate Digital Censorship by jailbirding him.
Wikileaks Chief Editor Julian Assange docdrama narrated and shot by his excollegues at Wikileaks while his arrest is a sign of global digital media censorship while he was entrapped with improper sex accusations controversy launched his Cablegate gauntlet of intellectual challenge revenge to global digital media censorship empire.


Julian Assange Wikileaks Cablegate Digital Censorship by jailbirding him.
Wikileaks Chief Editor Julian Assange arrest is a sign of global digital media censorship while he was entrapped with improper sex accusations launched his Cablegate gauntlet of intellectual challenge revenge to global digital media censorship empire.
Julian Assange Oslo Free Press Forum Address On Censorship where he was entrapped in sex escapades that led to his arrest in London. View next a gag censored as tagged adult feature audience by dailymotion a Wikileaks Afghan War Logs Weakling Assange Controversy discussed.
The diplomatic cables reveal how the US uses its embassies as part of a global espionage network, with diplomats tasked to obtain not just information from the people they meet, but personal details, such as frequent flyer numbers, credit card details and even DNA material.
Julian Assange On Afghan War Logs With Larry King.


Censored in China cinematic news portrait Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波 劉曉波 Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波 劉曉波 Chinese Dissident whose trial and verdict Won Him Nobel Prize for 2010

while a norwegian Nobel Committee restored it’s own legacy credibility and moral authority leadership tarnished by nominating Obama with a prize last year as advance to his future peace initiatives Liu Xiaobo Discusses Freedom of Expression in China
Technologos Cognitive infrastructure web medium Language forms Designer Multimedia Filmmaker, Digital Architect, WEB LANGUAGE CONCEPTUALIST creating original video archives on intellectual dissent history and underground culture in USSR (narration in original russian)
Original Charter 08 written and published on the web by Liu Xiaobo in chinese with english translation as well Charter 08

December 09, 2008

A group of 303 Chinese writers, intellectuals, lawyers, journalists, retired Party officials, workers, peasants, and businessmen have issued an open letter — the “Charter 08” — calling for legal reforms, democracy and protection of human rights in China. An English translation of the Charter by Human Rights in China is below.

“Charter 08”
I. Preamble

This year marks 100 years since China’s [first] Constitution,1 the 60th anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Democracy Wall, and the 10th year since the Chinese government signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Having experienced a prolonged period of human rights disasters and challenging and tortuous struggles, the awakening Chinese citizens are becoming increasingly aware that freedom, equality, and human rights are universal values shared by all humankind, and that democracy, republicanism, and constitutional government make up the basic institutional framework of modern politics. A “modernization” bereft of these universal values and this basic political framework is a disastrous process that deprives people of their rights, rots away their humanity, and destroys their dignity. Where is China headed in the 21st century? Will it continue with this “modernization” under authoritarian rule, or will it endorse universal values, join the mainstream civilization, and build a democratic form of government? This is an unavoidable decision.

The tremendous historic changes of the mid-19th century exposed the decay of the traditional Chinese autocratic system and set the stage for the greatest transformation China had seen in several thousand years. The Self-Strengthening Movement [1861–1895] sought improvements in China’s technical capability by acquiring manufacturing techniques, scientific knowledge, and military technologies from the West; China’s defeat in the first Sino-Japanese War [1894–1895] once again exposed the obsolescence of its system; the Hundred Days’ Reform [1898] touched upon the area of institutional innovation, but ended in failure due to cruel suppression by the die-hard faction [at the Qing court]. The Xinhai Revolution [1911], on the surface, buried the imperial system that had lasted for more than 2,000 years and established Asia’s first republic. But, because of the particular historical circumstances of internal and external troubles, the republican system of government was short lived, and autocracy made a comeback.

The failure of technical imitation and institutional renewal prompted deep reflection among our countrymen on the root cause of China’s cultural sickness, and the ensuing May Fourth [1919] and New Culture Movements [1915–1921] under the banner of “science and democracy.” But the course of China’s political democratization was forcibly cut short due to frequent civil wars and foreign invasion. The process of a constitutional government began again after China’s victory in the War of Resistance against Japan [1937–1945], but the outcome of the civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists plunged China into the abyss of modern-day totalitarianism. The “New China” established in 1949 is a “people’s republic” in name, but in reality it is a “party domain.” The ruling party monopolizes all the political, economic, and social resources. It has created a string of human rights disasters, such as the Anti-Rightist Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, June Fourth, and the suppression of unofficial religious activities and the rights defense movement, causing tens of millions of deaths, and exacting a disastrous price from both the people and the country.

The “Reform and Opening Up” of the late 20th century extricated China from the pervasive poverty and absolute totalitarianism of the Mao Zedong era, and substantially increased private wealth and the standard of living of the common people. Individual economic freedom and social privileges were partially restored, a civil society began to grow, and calls for human rights and political freedom among the people increased by the day. Those in power, while implementing economic reforms aimed at marketization and privatization, also began to shift from a position of rejecting human rights to one of gradually recognizing them. In 1997 and 1998, the Chinese government signed two important international human rights treaties.2 In 2004, the National People’s Congress amended the Constitution to add that “[the State] respects and guarantees human rights.” And this year, the government has promised to formulate and implement a “National Human Rights Action Plan.” But so far, this political progress has largely remained on paper: there are laws, but there is no rule of law; there is a constitution, but no constitutional government; this is still the political reality that is obvious to all. The ruling elite continues to insist on its authoritarian grip on power, rejecting political reform. This has caused official corruption, difficulty in establishing rule of law, the absence of of human rights, moral bankruptcy, social polarization, abnormal economic development, destruction of both the natural and cultural environment, no institutionalized protection of citizens’ rights to freedom, property, and the pursuit of happiness, the constant accumulation of all kinds of social conflicts, and the continuous surge of resentment. In particular, the intensification of antagonism between the government and the people, and the dramatic increase in mass incidents, indicate a catastrophic loss of control in the making, suggesting that the backwardness of the current system has reached a point where change must occur.
II. Our Fundamental Concepts

At this historical juncture that will decide the future destiny of China, it is necessary to reflect on the modernization process of the past hundred and some years and reaffirm the following concepts:

Freedom: Freedom is at the core of universal values. The rights of speech, publication, belief, assembly, association, movement, to strike, and to march and demonstrate are all the concrete expressions of freedom. Where freedom does not flourish, there is no modern civilization to speak of.

Human Rights: Human rights are not bestowed by a state; they are inherent rights enjoyed by every person. Guaranteeing human rights is both the most important objective of a government and the foundation of the legitimacy of its public authority; it is also the intrinsic requirement of the policy of “putting people first.” China’s successive political disasters have all been closely related to the disregard for human rights by the ruling establishment. People are the mainstay of a nation; a nation serves its people; government exists for the people.

Equality: The integrity, dignity, and freedom of every individual, regardless of social status, occupation, gender, economic circumstances, ethnicity, skin color, religion, or political belief, are equal. The principles of equality before the law for each and every person and equality in social, economic, cultural, and political rights of all citizens must be implemented.

Republicanism: Republicanism is “joint governing by all, peaceful coexistence,” that is, the separation of powers for checks and balances and the balance of interests; that is, a community comprising many diverse interests, different social groups, and a plurality of cultures and faiths, seeking to peacefully handle public affairs on the basis of equal participation, fair competition, and joint discussion.

Democracy: The most fundamental meaning is that sovereignty resides in the people and the government elected by the people. Democracy has the following basic characteristics:(1) The legitimacy of political power comes from the people; the source of political power is the people. (2) Political control is exercised through choices made by the people. (3) Citizens enjoy the genuine right to vote; officials in key positions at all levels of government must be the product of elections at regular intervals. (4) Respect the decisions of the majority while protecting the basic human rights of the minority. In a word, democracy is the modern public instrument for creating a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

Constitutionalism: Constitutionalism is the principle of guaranteeing basic freedoms and rights of citizens as defined by the constitution through legal provisions and the rule of law, restricting and defining the boundaries of government power and conduct, and providing appropriate institutional capability to carry this out. In China, the era of imperial power is long gone, never to return; in the world at large, the authoritarian system is on the wane; citizens ought to become the true masters of their states. The fundamental way out for China lies only in dispelling the subservient notion of reliance on “enlightened rulers” and “upright officials,” promoting public consciousness of rights as fundamental and participation as a duty, and putting into practice freedom, engaging in democracy, and respecting the law.
III. Our Basic Positions

Thus, in the spirit of responsible and constructive citizens, we put forth the following specific positions regarding various aspects of state administration, citizens’ rights and interests, and social development:

1. Constitutional Amendment: Based on the aforementioned values and concepts, amend the Constitution, deleting clauses in the current Constitution that are not in conformity with the principle that sovereignty resides in the people, so that the Constitution can truly become a document that guarantees human rights and allows for the exercise of public power, and become the enforceable supreme law that no individual, group, or party can violate, establishing the foundation of the legal authority for democratizing China.

2. Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Construct a modern government that separates powers and maintains checks and balances among them, that guarantees the separation of legislative, judicial, and executive powers. Establish the principle of statutory administration and responsible government to prevent excessive expansion of executive power; government should be responsible to taxpayers; establish the system of separation of powers and checks and balances between the central and local governments; the central power must be clearly defined and mandated by the Constitution, and
the localities must exercise full autonomy.

3. Legislative Democracy: Legislative bodies at all levels should be created through direct elections; maintain the principle of fairness and justice in making law; and implement legislative democracy.

4. Judicial Independence: The judiciary should transcend partisanship, be free from any interference, exercise judicial independence, and guarantee judicial fairness; it should establish a constitutional court and a system to investigate violations of the Constitution, and uphold the authority of the Constitution. Abolish as soon as possible the Party’s Committees of Political and Legislative Affairs at all levels that seriously endanger the country’s rule of law. Prevent private use of public instruments.

5. Public Use of Public Instruments: Bring the armed forces under state control. Military personnel should render loyalty to the Constitution and to the country. Political party organizations should withdraw from the armed forces; raise the professional standards of the armed forces. All public employees including the police should maintain political neutrality. Abolish discrimination in hiring of public employees based on party affiliation; there should be equality in hiring regardless of party affiliation.

6. Human Rights Guarantees: Guarantee human rights in earnest; protect human dignity. Set up a Commission on Human Rights, responsible to the highest organ of popular will, to prevent government abuse of public authority and violations of human rights, and, especially, to guarantee the personal freedom of citizens. No one shall suffer illegal arrest, detention, subpoena, interrogation, or punishment. Abolish the Reeducation-Through-Labor system.

7. Election of Public Officials: Fully implement the system of democratic elections to realize equal voting rights based on “one person, one vote.” Systematically and gradually implement direct elections of administrative heads at all levels. Regular elections based on free competition and citizen participation in elections for legal public office are inalienable basic human rights.

8. Urban-Rural Equality: Abolish the current urban-rural two-tier household registration system to realize the constitutional right of equality before the law for all citizens and guarantee the citizens’ right to move freely.

9. Freedom of Association: Guarantee citizens’ right to freedom of association. Change the current system of registration upon approval for community groups to a system of record-keeping. Lift the ban on political parties. Regulate party activities according to the Constitution and law; abolish the privilege of one-party monopoly on power; establish the principles of freedom of activities of political parties and fair competition for political parties; normalize and legally regulate party politics.

10. Freedom of Assembly: Freedoms to peacefully assemble, march, demonstrate, and express [opinions] are citizens’ fundamental freedoms stipulated by the Constitution; they should not be subject to illegal interference and unconstitutional restrictions by the ruling party and the government.

11. Freedom of Expression: Realize the freedom of speech, freedom to publish, and academic freedom; guarantee the citizens’ right to know and right to supervise [public institutions]. Enact a “News Law” and a “Publishing Law,” lift the ban on reporting, repeal the “crime of inciting subversion of state power” clause in the current Criminal Law, and put an end to punishing speech as a crime.

12. Freedom of Religion: Guarantee freedom of religion and freedom of belief, and implement separation of religion and state so that activities involving religion and faith are not subjected to government interference. Examine and repeal administrative statutes, administrative rules, and local statutes that restrict or deprive citizens of religious freedom; ban management of religious activities by administrative legislation. Abolish the system that requires that religious groups (and including places of worship) obtain prior approval of their legal status in order to register, and replace it with a system of record-keeping that requires no scrutiny.

13. Civic Education: Abolish political education and political examinations that are heavy on ideology and serve the one-party rule. Popularize civic education based on universal values and civil rights, establish civic consciousness, and advocate civic virtues that serve society.

14. Property Protection: Establish and protect private property rights, and implement a system based on a free and open market economy; guarantee entrepreneurial freedom, and eliminate administrative monopolies; set up a Committee for the Management of State-Owned Property, responsible to the highest organ of popular will; launch reform of property rights in a legal and orderly fashion, and clarify the ownership of property rights and those responsible; launch a new land movement, advance land privatization, and guarantee in earnest the land property rights of citizens, particularly the farmers.

15. Fiscal Reform: Democratize public finances and guarantee taxpayers’ rights. Set up the structure and operational mechanism of a public finance system with clearly defined authority and responsibilities, and establish a rational and effective system of decentralized financial authority among various levels of government; carry out a major reform of the tax system, so as to reduce tax rates, simplify the tax system, and equalize the tax burden. Administrative departments may not increase taxes or create new taxes at will without sanction by society obtained through a public elective process and resolution by organs of popular will. Pass property rights reform to diversify and introduce competition mechanisms into the market; lower the threshold for entry into the financial field and create conditions for the development of privately-owned financial enterprises, and fully energize the financial system.

16. Social Security: Establish a social security system that covers all citizens and provides them with basic security in education, medical care, care for the elderly, and employment.

17. Environmental Protection: Protect the ecological environment, promote sustainable development, and take responsibility for future generations and all humanity; clarify and impose the appropriate responsibilities that state and government officials at all levels must take to this end; promote participation and oversight by civil society groups in environmental protection.

18. Federal Republic: Take part in maintaining regional peace and development with an attitude of equality and fairness, and create an image of a responsible great power. Protect the free systems of Hong Kong and Macau .On the premise of freedom and democracy, seek a reconciliation plan for the mainland and Taiwan through equal negotiations and cooperative interaction. Wisely explore possible paths and institutional blueprints for the common prosperity of all ethnic groups, and establish the Federal Republic of China under the framework of a democractic and constitutional government.

19. Transitional Justice: Restore the reputation of and give state compensation to individuals, as well as their families, who suffered political persecution during past political movements; release all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience; release all people convicted for their beliefs; establish a Commission for Truth Investigation to find the truth of historical events, determine responsibility, and uphold justice; seek social reconciliation on this foundation.
IV. Conclusion

China, as a great nation of the world, one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and a member of the Human Rights Council, ought to make its own contribution to peace for humankind and progress in human rights. Regrettably, however, of all the great nations of the world today, China alone still clings to an authoritarian way of life and has, as a result, created an unbroken nchain of human rights disasters and social crises, held back the development of the Chinese people, and hindered the progress of human civilization. This situation must change! We cannot put off political democratization reforms any longer. Therefore, in the civic spirit of daring to take action, we are issuing Charter 08. We hope that all Chinese citizens who share this sense of crisis, responsibility, and mission, whether officials or common people and regardless of social background, will put aside our differences to seek common ground and come to take an active part in this citizens’ movement, to promote the great transformation of Chinese society together, so that we can soon establish a free, democratic, and constitutional nation, fulfilling the aspirations and dreams that our countrymen have been pursuing tirelessly for more than a hundred years.

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今年是中国立宪百年,《世界人权宣言》公布60周年,“民主墙”诞生30周年,中国政府签署《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》10周年。在经历了长期的人权灾难和艰难曲折的抗争历程之后,觉醒的中国公民日渐清楚地认识到,自由、平等、人权是人类共同的普世价值;民主、共和、宪政是现代政治的基本制度架构。抽离了这些普世价值和基本政制架构的“现代化”,是剥夺人的权利、腐蚀人性、摧毁人的尊严的灾难过程。21世纪的中国将走向何方,是继续这种威权统治下的 “现代化”,还是认同普世价值、融入主流文明、建立民主政体?这是一个不容回避的抉择。