#23: Emergent Politics

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Politics is the discourse on how you want to be organized. Democracy can't be scaled indefinitly. Politics also need to be assumption-free. The map is not the people. What follows are examples of aspects of emergent politics - politic that happens to happen.

Based on local circumstances and needs, selforganization happens. It really does. From tiny atoms to mammals, everything tends to interact and bond. There is no metaideology in place that dictates how it all should happen. Politics can be a conscious thing, but more often it's not. It's feelings and needs and little rational. Don't think - interact.

A Mass Migration Crisis, and It May Yet Get Worse

"Better to die quickly there, than slowly in Iraq," he said. Sayid Karim Hashimi, 23, a native of Kunduz, was among the Afghans recently crossing the border out of Serbia. "There is no future in Afghanistan," he said.

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Revealed: how Indigenous Australian storytelling accurately records sea level rises 7,000 years ago

Indigenous stories of dramatic sea level rises across Australia date back more than 7,000 years in a continuous oral tradition without parallel anywhere in the world, according to new research.

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The Anti-Nazi Teen Gang that Beat Up Hitler Youth and Danced to Jazz

A band of adolescent music-lovers, swing dancers and snappy dressers- not exactly the type you'd expect to take on the Nazi Hitler Youth. But in pre-WWII Germany, the Nazi regimentation of society inadvertantly gave rise to massive teenage street gangs who beat up the Hitler Youth, tagged anti-Nazi graffiti at train stations- and listened to jazz.

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Vodou is elusive and endangered, but it remains the soul of Haitian people

Haiti, the saying goes, is "70% Catholic, 30% Protestant, and 100% Vodou". Vodou is everywhere in the Caribbean nation, a spiritual system infusing everything from medicine and agriculture to cosmology and arts. Yet it is almost nowhere to be seen: ceremonies are not just expensive, but targets of hate crime. Nowadays, some say, Vodou is in danger.

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New World Summit-Rojava

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The Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava (West-Kurdistan) and the New World Summit proudly announce their collaborative construction of a new public parliament in the city of Derîk and the first of two international summits on the Rojava Revolution. An international delegation of politicians, diplomats, academics, journalists, artists and students visited Rojava and participated in this first summit.

Why Japanese Kids Can Walk to School Alone

They wear knee socks, polished patent-leather shoes, and plaid jumpers, with wide-brimmed hats fastened under the chin and train passes pinned to their backpacks. The kids are as young as 6 or 7, on their way to and from school, and there is nary a guardian in sight.

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