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Britain fell for a neoliberal con trick – even the IMF says so | Aditya Chakrabortty | Opinion | The Guardian
Columnists usually proffer answers, but today I want to ask a question, a big one. What price is paid when a promise is broken? Because for much of my life, and probably yours, the political class has made this pledge: that the best way to run an economy is to hack back the public realm as far as …
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2 days ago by p-jo
Lil Wayne Announces Collab with Wikipedia
In the immortal words of Lil Wayne, "Wiki Me Bish."

In what is actually the pair's second collaboration, the digitally influenced streetwear brand teamed up with the internet lexicon to create a pictorial word-web of the rapper and wrapped it around a long-sleeve. Pulling off of Lil Wayne's …
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14 days ago by p-jo
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of …
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15 days ago by p-jo
The Facebook Hack Is an Internet-Wide Failure | WIRED
Facebook has received ample blame for the historic data breach that allowed hackers to not only take over the accounts of at least 50 million users, …
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17 days ago by p-jo
I Just Visited Lula, the World’s Most Prominent Political Prisoner. A “Soft Coup” in Brazil’s Election Will Have Global Consequences.
Prisons are reminiscent of Tolstoy’s famous observation about unhappy families: Each “is unhappy in its own way,” though there are some common …
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17 days ago by p-jo
Video: A Short History of U.S. Meddling in Foreign Elections
Meddling in foreign elections is bad. I think we can all agree on that.

And almost everyone — bar Donald Trump — seems to believe that the Russian …
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17 days ago by p-jo
Elizabeth Warren Introduces Plan to Expand Affordable Housing and Dismantle Racist Zoning Practices
This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, one of the most far-reaching federal housing …
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17 days ago by p-jo
The Rise of Nerd Politics
The recent irruption of WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Snowden and other tech-savvy actors onto the global political stage raises urgent questions about the …
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28 days ago by p-jo
Actiontech Skillshare 2018 en la Ingobernable - Del 24 al 28 de Septiembre - IngoberLab #301
Actiontech Skillshare 2018 tendrá lugar en el centro de comunes urbanos “La Ingobernable”.

Un encuentro internacional propuesto por Greenpeace para …
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28 days ago by p-jo
For Corporate Politicians, Julia Salazar’s Victory Is a Bad Omen
On Thursday Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old democratic socialist candidate for New York state senate in North Brooklyn, beat her opponent Martin Dilan …
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4 weeks ago by p-jo
Before the Hurricane
Along with the horrifying images of floating corpses, devastating flooding, and people trapped on makeshift islands, another indelible image has …
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4 weeks ago by p-jo
Eastern Europe's Dangerous Authoritarian Trend
In 1991, when the West was busy celebrating its victory in the Cold War and the apparent spread of liberal democracy to all corners of the world, the …
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4 weeks ago by p-jo
#MeToo McDonald's
Dear McDonald’s:

McDonald’s aspires to be a “progressive burger company” — but it’s FAILED to address the allegation of sexual harassment from …
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4 weeks ago by p-jo
Linux's Creator Is Sorry. But Will He Change? | WIRED
It's been more than 25 years since Linus Torvalds created Linux, the open source operating system kernel that now powers much of the web, the world's …
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4 weeks ago by p-jo
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There were more than 10,000 terrorist attacks worldwide last year — five times as many as there were the year of the Sept. 11 attacks, the leader of …
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4 weeks ago by p-jo
Meet the artists taking Spain’s underground trap revolution mainstream | Dazed
In between the Lavapies Public Square in Madrid and the areas surrounding the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, a Spanish trap revolution is taking place. Hidden in plain sight, amidst clouds of cannabis smoke and the steady streams of skateboarders, a group of young, working class artists from …
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6 weeks ago by p-jo
Japanese City Tsukuba Trials Blockchain-Based Voting System
The Japanese city of Tsukuba, north of Tokyo, has recently tested a voting system based on blockchain technology, local newspaper The Japan Times …
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6 weeks ago by p-jo
Facebook is allegedly targeting young LGBT users with ‘gay cure’ adverts | Dazed
Facebook was found to be targeting young LGBT users by promoting “gay cure” adverts.

In an investigation led by The Telegraph, it was discovered that, based on the Facebook pages that users had shown an interest in, users had reported seeing ads that were promoting elements such as “sexual purity” …
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7 weeks ago by p-jo
Verso
On August 21st, forty-seven years after the assassination of key movement organizer and theoretician George Jackson, prisoners across the country …
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7 weeks ago by p-jo
The Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr
Interview byDaniel Denvir

Martin Luther King Jr is often remembered for his soaring oratory. But the commonplace emphasis on his rhetoric rather than …
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7 weeks ago by p-jo
The Black Jacobin
How any group collectively decides to represent itself visually often comes with the same debate and perturbation that mark the drafting of a written …
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8 weeks ago by p-jo
Meet Santiago Siri, the Man With a Radical Plan for Blockchain Voting | WIRED
In a café on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a one-time videogame developer turned political theorist named Santiago Siri is trying to explain to …
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9 weeks ago by p-jo
Banned 21 years ago, yet still the world stands by as chemical attacks go unchecked | World news | The Guardian
Sweeping US sanctions imposed on Russia last week as punishment for the Salisbury nerve agent attack help maintain the comforting impression of an international community united in its determination to prevent the use of chemical weapons. Airstrikes by US, British and French forces on Syrian regime …
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9 weeks ago by p-jo
The Sensors That Power Smart Cities Are a Hacker's Dream | WIRED
At this point, it seems like every so-called consumer smart device—from routers and baby monitors to connected thermostats and garage door …
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10 weeks ago by p-jo
Under Neoliberalism, You Can Be Your Own Tyrannical Boss
A new study by Thomas Curran and Andrew Hill in the journal Psychological Bulletin finds perfectionism is on the rise. The authors, both …
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11 weeks ago by p-jo
Amazon Promises “Unwavering” Commitment to Police, Military Clients Using AI Technology
While some Silicon Valley giants grapple with the ethics of offering cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to military and law enforcement …
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11 weeks ago by p-jo
Own the Future
Last year’s British Labour Party manifesto has received substantial attention from those — including myself — who see it as a comprehensive program …
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12 weeks ago by p-jo
Ralph Nader: The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the U.S. from the “Most Vicious” Republican Party in History
The Democratic Party is at its lowest ebb in the memory of everyone now alive. It’s lost the White House and both houses of Congress. On the state …
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12 weeks ago by p-jo
CrowdLaw Catalog
Institute for Business Development and Social Action (IDEAS), a non-profit fostering market-liberal public policy reforms in Latin America
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july 2018 by p-jo
Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet · An A List Apart Article
Over 1 million Webmentions will have been sent across the internet since the specification was made a full Recommendation by the W3C—the standards …
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july 2018 by p-jo
At last, a law that could have stopped Blair and Bush invading Iraq | Geoffrey Robertson | Opinion | The Guardian
Tuesday is a red-letter day for international law: from then on, political and military leaders who order the invasion of foreign countries will be guilty of the crime of aggression, and may be punishable at the international criminal court in The Hague. Had this been an offence back in 2003, Tony …
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july 2018 by p-jo
A Revolution from Within | Dissent Magazine
At a televised town hall last year, Trevor Hill, a college student from New York University, noted a rising distaste among young Americans for …
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july 2018 by p-jo
Fully Automated Luxury Socialism: The Case for a New Public Sector | Dissent Magazine
With ever more job-killing robots on the horizon, it’s time to demand a new public sphere: one that guarantees not just jobs but leisure too.
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july 2018 by p-jo
Glenn Greenwald Interviews Democratic Primary Challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
Congressperson Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., now seeking his 10th term, has been in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1999. It has been 14 years since …
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july 2018 by p-jo
Data Suggest That Gentrifying Neighborhoods Powered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory
“From day one, these volunteers started knocking doors and reaching into their own networks to expand this volunteer army, allowing us to go into …
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july 2018 by p-jo
Naming Our Desire: How Do We Talk About Socialism in America? | Dissent Magazine
The millennial embrace of socialism has allowed a new generation to draw inspiration from a long legacy of struggle.
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june 2018 by p-jo
The New Satellite Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space | WIRED
In the midafternoon of January 11, 2007, US Air Force major general William Shelton sat at the head of a table in a command center at California’s …
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june 2018 by p-jo
How Four U.S. Presidents, including Obama and Trump, Helped Protect Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal | The New Yorker
When a delegation of senior Israeli officials visited the Trump White House on February 13, 2017, they wanted to discuss several issues with their new American counterparts. Topping the list was a secret letter concerning a subject the Israelis had promised the Americans never to discuss …
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june 2018 by p-jo
Who Cares What Trump “Gives” North Korea at the Summit? What Matters Is Preventing Him From Starting a Nuclear War.
Last March at the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C., President Trump joked, “I won’t rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un — I just won’t. As …
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june 2018 by p-jo
The Far Right’s Leftist Mask
The new issue of Jacobin, “Journey to the Dark Side,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount.In the early 1980s, Jean-Marie Le Pen …
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may 2018 by p-jo
Shock Therapy or Sanctions
Days before the May 20 presidential election, the Canadian government took the unprecedented step of barring some 6,000 Venezuelans living in Canada …
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may 2018 by p-jo
RightsCon Toronto 2018: Do Bots Have Rights? Do They Threaten Ri...
Camille Francois

Affiliate, Harvard Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society

Camille Francois is an Affiliate, Harvard Berkman-Klein Center for …
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may 2018 by p-jo
It’s No Wonder Iranians Hate America - Bloomberg
When will the U.S. stop reminding them how legitimate their grievances are?

"Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran." So a senior British official was quoted as saying to Newsweek in 2002, witnessing the competitive bellicosity in the Bush administration’s runup to the war in …
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may 2018 by p-jo
The Brutal Normalcy of the War on Terror | WIRED
The title of Edmund Clark’s recent exhibition at New York’s International Center for Photography, “The Day the Music Died,” refers to a line in one …
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may 2018 by p-jo
Who Killed the Antiwar Movement?
Interview byBranko Marcetic

It’s easy to forget now, but during the Bush years, the antiwar movement was a genuine political force. Bigger than the …
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may 2018 by p-jo
Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal | UK news | The Guardian
Israeli agency told to find incriminating material on Obama diplomats who negotiated deal with Tehran

Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a “dirty ops” campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate …
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may 2018 by p-jo
The world is broken. Sometimes, it's OK to just be sad about that | Opinion | The Guardian
In his last column for the Guardian US, writer at large Steven Thrasher writes about when it’s best to take action in life – and when it is fine to just self-reflect

The other night, I started crying and couldn’t stop. I hadn’t cried that hard since my father died 15 years ago. As three more members …
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april 2018 by p-jo
The Psychology of Russiagate
Interview byDaniel Denvir

Did Russia’s “troll army” steal the 2016 election? Jacobin Radio host Daniel Denvir spoke to the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald …
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april 2018 by p-jo
Why Israel Kills
The protests in Gaza, which have left more than twenty Palestinians dead and scores more wounded, have reminded the world of several key facts. …
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april 2018 by p-jo
Video: A Brief History of U.S. Intervention in Iraq Over the Past Half Century
Fifteen years ago this week, on April 9, 2003, television networks across the globe cut to a live scene unfolding in Baghdad’s Firdos Square. A …
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april 2018 by p-jo
'Western media' and mass deception | Media | Al Jazeera
What does the coverage of the atrocities committed by Israel in Gaza tell us about the truth of 'Western media'?

"Gaza-Israel border: Clashes 'leave 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured'." That is a typical BBC headline when Israeli soldiers start killing, with coldblooded precision, …
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april 2018 by p-jo
New styles of strikes and protest are emerging in the UK
The image of strikers picketing outside factory gates is usually seen as something from the archives. Official statistics show an almost perennial …
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april 2018 by p-jo
Estonia's President Talks AI, Genetic Testing, and Dealing with Russia | WIRED
At 48 years old, Kersti Kaljulaid is Estonia’s youngest president ever, and its first female president. A marathon runner with degrees in genetics …
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april 2018 by p-jo
Facebook Exposed 87 Million Users to Cambridge Analytica | WIRED
Facebook now says the data firm Cambridge Analytica gained unauthorized access to up to 87 million users' data, mainly in the United States. This …
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april 2018 by p-jo
How John Bolton Wants to Destroy the Constitution to Attack North Korea
Several weeks before President Donald Trump announced that John Bolton would soon become his new national security adviser, Bolton wrote a peculiar …
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april 2018 by p-jo
A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe | Richard Stallman | Opinion | The Guardian
The surveillance imposed on us today is worse than in the Soviet Union. We need laws to stop this data being collected in the first place

• Richard Stallman is president of the Free Software Foundation

Journalists have been asking me whether the revulsion against the abuse of Facebook data could be a …
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april 2018 by p-jo
The best Facebook alternatives, according to a Y Combinator partner — Quartz
The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect on us to sugar or smoking.

But online socializing isn’t inherently bad for us, and just because …
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april 2018 by p-jo
Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran | Opinion | The Guardian
The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look

Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.

Google knows where …
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march 2018 by p-jo
Using Ethics In Web Design — Smashing Magazine
Every design decision is a decision made on behalf of other people, those we often refer to as “end-users.” As the creators of designed experiences …
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march 2018 by p-jo
Ethical Design: The Practical Getting-Started Guide — Smashing Magazine
By now, most people working in tech know and feel the deep concerns related to surveillance capitalism fostered and upheld by the tech giants. We …
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march 2018 by p-jo
Cambridge Analytica Is Finally Under Fire Because of Whistleblowers | WIRED
A year ago, The Intercept published a story about a Trump campaign affiliate that was circulating personality tests to collect Americans’ personal …
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march 2018 by p-jo
Time to cut ties with the digital oligarchs and rewire the web | Lizzie O’Shea | Opinion | The Guardian
The Facebook scandal shows that the rules of the internet need to be written by ordinary people, not corporations

Facebook’s reckless vanity has made the headlines again, with the revelation that data it held on about 50 million users was exploited commercially without their consent, and that when …
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march 2018 by p-jo
How memes became an agent of protest in 2018 | Dazed
Each new ad or campaign aimed at young people only serves as a reminder that adults don’t understand how to talk to us. (Why does everyone think we all care so much about avocados?) Nevertheless, America’s teens have proven this month that they can communicate with each other perfectly. Whatever …
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march 2018 by p-jo
‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower | News | The Guardian
For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …
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march 2018 by p-jo
The Radical Reformist
Rudolf Meidner, one of the primary architects of Sweden’s famed social-democratic model, once described private ownership as “a gun pointed at the …
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march 2018 by p-jo
'They'll squash you like a bug': how Silicon Valley keeps a lid on leakers | Technology | The Guardian
Working for a tech company may sound like all fun and ping-pong, but behind the facade is a ruthless code of secrecy – and retribution for those who break it

One day last year, John Evans (not his real name) received a message from his manager at Facebook telling him he was in line for a promotion. …
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march 2018 by p-jo
How To Delete Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat | WIRED
Social Networks walk a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. Whether you want your free time back, or don’t like your …
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march 2018 by p-jo
Amazon Partnership with British Police Alarms Privacy Advocates
Police in Lancashire, a county in northwest England, have rolled out a program to broadcast crime updates, photos of wanted and missing people, and …
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march 2018 by p-jo
Why are world leaders backing this brutal attack against Kurdish Afrin? | David Graeber | Opinion | The Guardian
Islamist militants – with Turkish army support – are wreaking havoc with a pocket of peace and sanity in the Syrian war

Three years ago the world watched a ragtag band of men and women fighters in the Syrian town of Kobane, most armed only with Kalashnikovs, hold off a vast army of Islamist …
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march 2018 by p-jo
Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying
In partnership with NRK

Behind an abandoned military facility 40 miles northwest of Oslo, Norway built a surveillance base in close collaboration with …
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march 2018 by p-jo
The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed
It is one of the world’s most powerful alliances. And yet most people have probably never heard of it, because its existence is a closely guarded …
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march 2018 by p-jo
8 of the best books on innovation | Nesta
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” Sir Francis Bacon

Thursday marks the 21st World …
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february 2018 by p-jo
Home ownership among young adults has 'collapsed', study finds | Money | The Guardian
Chances of owning home in UK have more than halved in 20 years, Institute for Fiscal Studies says

The chances of a young adult on a middle income owning a home in the UK have more than halved in the past two decades.

New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows how an explosion in house …
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february 2018 by p-jo
My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror
A top CIA official once told me that his rule of thumb for whether a covert operation should be approved was, “How will this look on the front page …
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february 2018 by p-jo
Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years—and Mark Zuckerberg's Struggle to Fix it All | WIRED
One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …
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february 2018 by p-jo
vTaiwan: Public Participation Methods on the Cyberpunk Frontier of Democracy | Civic Hall
Editor’s note: Here at Civicist and its precursor site techPresident, we’ve long been on the look-out for new models of mass public participation in …
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february 2018 by p-jo
The refugee crisis isn’t about refugees. It’s about us | Ai Weiwei | Opinion | The Guardian
The west has profited from globalisation but refuses to bear its responsibilities to displaced people. We have abandoned our belief in shared humanity

I was born in 1957, the same year China purged more than 300,000 intellectuals, including writers, teachers, journalists and whoever dared to …
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february 2018 by p-jo
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