Ukrane News Links 23-24 December 2022

Saturday, 24 December 2022 — The New Dark Age

Ten surprisingly good things that happened in 2022

Christmas Jottings from North Queensland

Why Time Isn’t Ripe For Ukraine Talks

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Anti-Capitalism Is The Only Way To Save Creativity From AI

Wednesday, 21 December 2022 — Passage

Photo via dacian dorca-street photographie on Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Art costs money. Creativity takes time. The combination of time and money is in short supply within capitalist democracy.

Nora Loreto

I have never thought about what I would look like as a superhero or a spaceman or, I dunno, a lion. As such, I’ve never had the desire to submit photos of myself to an AI generator to spit out stunning images of my likeness in technicolour. And I don’t begrudge the folks who have done this — they all look really, really good.

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Friday, 23 December 2022 — theplanningmotivedotcom

The number of strikes has intensified. However, there is no attempt yet to bring the strikes together in one general public sector strike. Nothing less will suffice to break the bosses resolve. This article explains why. The capitalists in England have their back to the wall or is it the cliff?!


A German-China-Russia triangle on Ukraine

Saturday, 24 December 2022 — Indian Punchline

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) with Chairman of the United Russia Party Dmitry Medvedev, Beijing, December 21, 2022

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken probably thought that in his self-appointed role as the world’s policeman, it was his prerogative to check out what is going on between Germany, China and Russia that he wasn’t privy to. Certainly, Blinken’s call to Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday turned out to be a fiasco.

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