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Britain’s Problem With Immigration

September 22, 2011
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Concerns about immigration are regularly at the top of the British political agenda and are frequently debated in homes and workplaces across the UK. Unlike many commentators and politicians in the mainstream media, I certainly don’t see the subject as taboo or that any attempt is being made...
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The Republican Campaign for 2012

September 19, 2011
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As the campaigns for the US 2012 election kick off, I thought it might be useful to take a quick look at how the Republican Party – also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP) for reasons passing my understanding – is getting on. The past fortnight has seen two live GOP debates take place, in which the Republican...
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My BP Winner: Nathan Ford

September 18, 2011
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As a practising portrait artist myself I make sure to visit the BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery (London) every year. I go seeking inspiration and this year I wasn't disappointed. My initial intention was to write a review of this exhibition as a group show however I found there was one artist that really stood out...
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Free Software: Socialism for Computing

August 23, 2011
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As I’ve delved deeper into politics I’ve been struck by just how many activists on the left who might otherwise self-identify as anti-capitalist, socialist or defenders of personal freedom, are quite willing to accept corporate control over the technology they rely on. Having been involved in the free software...
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Watch: Spin

August 22, 2011
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I recently re-discovered this little gem of a documentary whilst rooting through some old films on my hard-disc. Released in 1995 by director Brian Springer, and billed as a surreal expose of media-constructed reality, it consists of unauthorised footage sourced from unencrypted satellite broadcasts across the United States during the early 1990’s. These satellite streams – the raw video...
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