Padraig Reidy: Why did the government panic over a few letters on farming? - Index on Censorship | Index on Censorship
With the publication of Prince Charles' "black spider" letters, ministers fear they will lose control of the freedom of information process It has been hailed…
princecharles  royalty  government  ukpolitics  censorship  freedomofinformation  from instapaper
12 days ago
Working-class Tories are not just turkeys voting for Christmas | Suzanne Moore
Among the many failures surrounding the general election last week was a colossal failure of the imagination. Something went very wrong, not just in the polling…
ukpolitics  ukge2015  conservativeparty  class  suzannemoore  from:guardian  from instapaper
13 days ago
Wikimedia Foundation — Back to its roots — Medium
Back when there were about a dozen of us at the Wikimedia Foundation, there were tons of blogs and articles about how Wikipedia “got something wrong” and “they”…
wikipedia  wikimedia  from instapaper
13 days ago
Debating Same-Sex Marriage: An Interview With John Corvino
Debating Same Sex Marriage John Corvino Maggie Gallagher book cover Professor is the co-author of an excellent new book, Debating Same-Sex Marriage . The book…
johncorvino  lgbt  from instapaper
15 days ago
John Corvino discusses ‘real children’ in new book | Freedom to Marry
In a new book,  Debating Same-Sex Marriage , philosopher and prominent gay advocate  John Corvino  works to make the case for the freedom to marry while Maggie…
johncorvino  lgbt  from instapaper
15 days ago
How The Conservative Obsession With Policing Poor People’s Shopping Carts Got Started
by Alan Pyke Posted on May 12, 2015 at 8:00 am
The first time a state government tried to bar food stamps recipients from buying certain types of…
politics  food  conservatism  from instapaper
15 days ago
Cameron rebooted: five more years of a shiny computerised toe in a prime-ministerial suit
It was supposed to be more complicated. After the vote, they said we’d have to get out the constitutional slide rule to try to work out who’d won. The Wikipedia…
charliebrooker  from:guardian  davidcameron  conservativeparty  ukpolitics  from instapaper
15 days ago
Capabilities and Libertarianism, Part I: Basics of Capabilities
I have continually badgered the folks behind Cato Unbound to do a discussion on the capabilities approach and how it might relate to libertarianism. My earnest…
capabilities  libertarianism  politics  politicalphilosophy  from instapaper
16 days ago
Capabilities and Libertarianism, Part II: Capabilities for Bullet-Biting Libertarians
In the previous post I described the capabilities approach and discussed some of its appeal. The story grows in the telling, as they say, and I’ve decided to…
capabilities  libertarianism  politics  politicalphilosophy  from instapaper
16 days ago
Capabilities and Libertarianism Part III: Capabilities for Neoclassical Liberals
So far I have discussed how some forms of libertarianism cannot be justified for reasons any self-respecting  capabilitarian would accept. I know of no…
capabilities  libertarianism  politics  politicalphilosophy  from instapaper
16 days ago
Michael Gove's attempt to repeal the Human Rights Act faces almost insurmountable odds
The new Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, is probably the cleverest man in David Cameron’s new Cabinet.
That is just as well, because he faces formidable…
humanrights  ukpolitics  michaelgove  from instapaper
16 days ago
The Menace Within
It began with an ad in the classifieds.
Male college students needed for psychological study of prison life. $15 per day for 1-2 weeks. More than 70 people…
stanfordprisonexperiment  torture  psychology  zimbardo  from instapaper
16 days ago
Invictus: A blog on U.S. Politics and the Fight Against Torture
This 2005 Stanford Daily article by Carlo Prescott (reposted below) on the famous Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) raises serious questions about both the…
stanfordprisonexperiment  torture  psychology  zimbardo  from instapaper
16 days ago
I do not want to be English – and any attempt to create an English identity will fail
The scale of the SNP’s victory in Scotland virtually compels all the UK-wide political parties to start centring themselves on a place called England. Whether…
from:guardian  snp  ukpolitics  scotland  nationalidentity  england  from instapaper
16 days ago
Atheism Terrifies People Because It Makes Us Think About Death | VICE | United States
When my friend and fellow nonbeliever Greta Christina wrote her recent book Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why , she noticed a…
atheism  death  from instapaper
16 days ago
How the Issue of Death Affects Coming Out as Atheist
There’s an interesting piece up on Vice by Simon Davis, my friend and colleague and Vice’s death correspondent. He’s writing about the research that recently…
atheism  death  gretachristina  from instapaper
16 days ago
The Difference Between Bigotry and Blasphemy
A man holds a U.S. flag across the street from the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. LM Otero / AP The name of the poor wretch is lost to history, but…
blasphemy  censorship  religion  from instapaper
16 days ago
Dan Jarvis rules himself out of Labour leadership contest
Dan Jarvis has ruled out himself out of the Labour leadership contest, insisting that he wants to put his children before his immediate political career. The…
ukpolitics  labourparty  from:guardian  from instapaper
16 days ago
Norfolk Island loses its parliament as Canberra takes control
Norfolk Island, Australia’s only self-governing offshore territory, will be stripped of its parliament and wide-ranging powers will be handed to Canberra.
australia  politics  norfolkisland  from instapaper
16 days ago
George Galloway to mount legal challenge over election defeat
George Galloway has said that he has begun legal proceedings to overturn the election result in Bradford West, after he lost by more than 11,000 votes to the…
georgegalloway  ukpolitics  ukge2015  bradford  bradfordwest  from instapaper
16 days ago
Trojan Horse-linked school appoints former disgraced councillor as new chairman of governors
Park View Academy A Birmingham school at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot has appointed a former disgraced councillor as its new chair of governors. Waheed…
ukpolitics  birmingham  religion  from instapaper
16 days ago
Six dos and don’ts when lobbying your MP, by Stella Creasy
I come from a campaigning and activist background – it’s why I stood to be an MP, as I want to change the world. Those two things don’t conflict, but sometimes…
ukpolitics  from:guardian  from instapaper
16 days ago
David Miliband criticises brother's election approach - BBC News
Ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband has criticised his brother Ed’s leadership of the Labour Party, saying voters “did not want what was being offered”.
He told…
edmiliband  davidmiliband  ukpolitics  labour  from:bbc  from instapaper
16 days ago
The 22 most memorable quotes from the new Elon Musk book, ranked
For anyone interested in technology, entrepreneurship or the price of greatness, Ashlee Vance’s new book, “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a…
elonmusk  technology  from:washingtonpost  from instapaper
16 days ago
LRB · Philippe Sands and Helena Kennedy · In Defence of Rights
We were appointed to the Commission on a Bill of Rights in March 2011 by Nick Clegg. The circumstances were not auspicious, and we were concerned from the…
from:lrb  humanrights  philippesands  helenakennedy  law  ukpolitics  uk  from instapaper
17 days ago
Tony Blair tells Labour: return to the centre ground to win again
Tony Blair has insisted that Labour can recover from its disastrous general election defeat only if it reoccupies the centre ground of British politics, proudly…
tonyblair  labourparty  ukpolitics  ukge2015  from:guardian  from instapaper
18 days ago
Green party leader condemns first-past-the-post voting system
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Greens, has condemned the first-past-the-post voting system after her party won just one seat in Westminster despite gaining more…
nataliebennett  ukpolitics  greenparty  electoralreform  ukge2015  from:guardian  from instapaper
19 days ago
After Labour's election horror, the soul-searching begins
As the television exit poll was announced at Labour headquarters on the stroke of 10pm, there was a gasp of horror and lines of shocked party workers held their…
ukpolitics  from:guardian  labourparty  from instapaper
19 days ago
10 Gay Men In Their 30s Give Advice To Their 20-Something Former Selves -
In today’s Photoshop culture, it is easy to be terrified of the aging process and to want to hide under the covers for every birthday after the age of…
lgbt  from instapaper
20 days ago
The majority of people want electoral reform, says a new survey
Politicians in all parties admitted there will be a renewed debate about voting reform if the first-past-the-post system produces the stalemate suggested by the…
ukpolitics  electoralrefor  ukge2015  from instapaper
22 days ago
'Food Babe,' Dr. Oz under fire as accusations of quackery mount against nutrition gurus
By Sean Davidson, CBC News Posted: May 05, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 05, 2015 12:10 PM ET
Blogger Vani Hari, the ‘Food Babe,’ led a campaign for Subway…
foodbabe  droz  pseudoscience  nutritionism  quackery  from:cbc  from instapaper
22 days ago
Comment: Why the LGBT community should pay attention to the Church
Jack Holroyde is the founder of Gay Brotherhood. Get the latest LGBT headlines in your inbox with our free daily newsletter! Jack Holroyde writes about evolving…
lgbt  religion  church  from:pinknews  from instapaper
22 days ago
The Cloud Procurement Pecking Order | the agile admin
The only reason any of this is controversial is people are stupid.
agile  devops  cloud 
23 days ago
The oddity that is the LGBT rights debate circa 2015 - Good As You:: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor
by Jeremy Hooper For over ten years, I've slogged through this here "culture war" in order to take on the worst, silliest, and most unsound arguments that the…
lgbt  from:goodasyou  from instapaper
23 days ago
Lutfur Rahman: some facts the Guardian forgot to mention – Telegraph Blogs
By Andrew Gilligan Politics Last updated: January 27th, 2013
Comment on this article For reasons I can’t quite understand, the Guardian newspaper, “the world’s…
politics  london  lutfurrahman  corruption  from instapaper
4 weeks ago
Trojan Horse-linked teachers and staff 'could face lifetime classroom ban'
Operation Trojan Horse Scores of teachers and support workers linked to the scandal could be banned from working in schools for life, it has been claimed.…
ukpolitics  trojanhorse  education  religion  from instapaper
7 weeks ago
Texas Successfully Blocks New Federal Rights for Gay Couples
A federal judge ensures the Family and Medical Leave Act will not apply to legally-wed same-sex couples who lives in states without marriage equality. Texas…
texas  lgbt  usa  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Trojan Horse Park View Academy set to be 'rebranded'
Park View Academy A school at the centre of the Trojan Horse scandal in Birmingham is set to be renamed in a bid to improve its image. Park View Academy has…
ukpolitics  trojanhorse  education  religion  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Do we need more or fewer dissenting voices in the UK supreme court? | Daniel Isenberg
The law on dissent is clear: under Fifa’s Law 12, “dissent by word or action” is a cautionable offence. John Motson’s commentary may not quite be reported case…
uksupremecourt  law  from:guardian  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Scientology’s War on Medicine « Science-Based Medicine
Note: The film Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief will be available on HBO starting March 29th. I haven’t seen it yet, but apparently it profiles…
scientology  from:sciencebasedmedicine  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
My boyfriend killed himself because his family couldn’t accept that he was gay
In the spring of last year, Matthew Ogston and Nazim Mahmood moved into their dream home. The apartment, on the top floor of a mansion block in north-west…
lgbt  homophobia  religion  from:guardian  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
UPDATE: Ukip announce new candidate after Jonathan Stanley leaves party, citing 'open racism and bullying'
UKIP have a new candidate after Jonathan Stanley resigned, claiming to be sick of 'open racism and bullying' within the party. The Gazette can reveal that Alan…
ukip  ukpolitics  racism  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
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