Communique 010 is up now! Athena and Elias discuss seizing the memes of production, and the week in absurd bullshit.
Talking points: The one that went away; weld-done, Tungsten Notaro; professional segue derailer; soda pop-ulism; fruit goth; flavorblast the state; new musiiiiiic; indoor brocialists doin’ the dew; Pepe is dead/long live Pepe!; s/o to Matt Furie; Jay Babcock’s NEW’sletter; quis troll ipsos trolls; #BostonRally; the return of Hot Cops; Alton Sterling’s killers go free while a woman faces a year in prison for laughing at Jeff Sessions; I apologize (I don’t apologize); affordable housing struggles in JP/Rox and Somerville; Day of Deluge; more FKJ PhD/NEU crossover; what is late-stage capitalism?; a manual macaron; Democracy Now feat. Anthony Kiedis; everything is terrible.
Special thanks to musicians Ross Ingram (Magic Landing), Thick Shakes, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, Dan Gonzales, Chris and Horsewind.
New Mountain Dew – DEW.S.A (Mtn. Dew Kid)
Pepe the Frog creator kills off internet meme co-opted by white supremacists (Elle Hunt, The Guardian)
Day of Deluge: Call Mayor Joe ALL DAY
Rally Boston to Stand Against Hate
Officers Won’t Be Charged in Black Man’s Shooting Death in Louisiana (Rebecca R. Ruiz, The New York Times)
Woman found guilty and faces year in jail for laughing at Jeff Sessions (Clark Mindock, The Independent)
Why the Phrase ‘Late Capitalism’ Is Suddenly Everywhere (Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic)
French election results: The maps and charts that explain how Macron beat Le Pen to become President (The Telegraph)
Focus shifts to Senate after House GOP passes health-care bill (The Washington Post)
Edward Crawford: Ferguson, Mo., Activist in Iconic Photo Found Dead From Gunshot Wound (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)