1. Exquisite Tweets from @jamesbridle

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    In light of the British public’s alleged rabidity for stripping their fellow citizens of rights, I wrote this: walkerart.org/magazine/2014/…

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    Citizenship is, in Hannah Arendt’s timeless phrase, “the right to have rights”. Remove citizenship & remove the whole stack of human rights.

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    With the accelerated break-up of Sykes-Picot, and, beyond that, of the Westphalian accord…

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    … coupled with the coming age of climate crises and associated refugee movements (even without legit economic reasons for migration…) …

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    … AND potential cloud-based polities, what @bratton calls “the delamination of the nation-state” but could just say distributed loyalties …

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    … compounded by automation, autonomous economic and military systems, robotics etc, etc …

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    … Citizenship will be the defining legal and social battleground of the 21st Century.

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    The British Government, with the braying support of a vocal segment of the population, wants to *weaken* our guarantees of citizenship.

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    The ability to arbitrarily revoke the citizenship of any individual is an attack on all who hold that citizenship.

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    When that attack is essentially a ‘signature strike’ - based on metadata, movement, the presumption of guilt, it’s even more troubling.

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    As if it could be any more troubling.

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    James Bridle

    If you’re not British, or not paying attention, this is what I’m talking about: thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/09/01/cam… (by @TBIJ)

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