Kerim's Micro Blog

The Alphabets – Atlas of Endangered Alphabets

Can China fix its runaway housing market? (Interesting article from November.)

Everytime I struggle to get a non-sweet drink in SE Asia, I wonder why everyone doesn’t have diabetes? Oh, wait…

5 years on, 132 scholars & 18 civil society groups urge China to release Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti

Dirty air: how India became the most polluted country on earth 

Inuit Cartography

100+ Progressive Reasons to Oppose Tulsi Gabbard

‘Extremists’ like Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are actually closer to what most Americans want

Giving students end of the semester feedback on their videos and realizing how hard it is to understand the purpose of recording presence (room tone) until you need to use it!

VLC media player has not aged well. Really happy to see IINA offering a good free open source alternative. If you watch a lot of video on macos you’ll want this!

It is kind of amazing that, in 2019, collecting taxes, regulating banks, providing citizens with health care, funding education, and taking care of the environment are still considered by many to be “left” positions. They aren’t left positions. They are just common sense.

On The Navajo Nation, 5,000 Workers Dependent On A Federal Paycheck

It’s Not a Government Shutdown. It’s a Right-Wing Coup.

Talks and Film Screenings Winter 2019

Listen to Siouxsie Sioux’s absolutely magnificent isolated vocal track from “The Killing Jar” (One of my all time faves…)

British subtext: Half of Americans wouldn’t be able to tell that a Briton is calling them an idiot

Nine Things You Need to Know about the Unist’ot’en Blockade

First Nations Pipeline Protest: 14 Land Protectors Arrested as Canadian Police Raid Indigenous Camp

Translation of Taiwan’s Council for Indigenous Peoples’ Statement to Xi Jinping

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

Erik Olin Wright writes: “I have roughly three weeks left of existence

Taiwan now has mosquito facial recognition technology!

Brian Kennedy at the old International House in Taipei. 1991. RIP.

Tulsi Gabbard Is Rising Star, Despite Hindu Nationalist Support

Back in Taipei!