The world has too many images, words, and too much information, don't you think ? I want to sell silence.
The Graphic History Collective has launched a new activist art project: Remember | Resist | Redraw: a Radical History Poster Project. Artists Media Dragons Unite ...Since January 2017, we are publishing posters for free on our website. Like our previous books about working-class history (May Day and Drawn to Change), each poster will be published with a formal essay by an artist or activist for context. We want to share these posters widely ...
The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location”of a vast amount of equipment pouring into Kuwait and Iraq to provision the Iraqi Army. “This audit provides a worrying insight into the US Army’s flawed – and potentially dangerous – system for controlling millions of dollars’ worth of arms transfers to a hugely volatile region,” said Patrick Wilcken, Amnesty International’s Arms Control and Human Rights ...
Joshua New/Center for Data Innovation: “Bloomberg has created a series of data visualizations and maps illustrating the accelerating rate of ice melt in the Arctic as part of a series of articles examining the political implications of this change.
Combating misinformation with Number 10’s Alex Aiken - No, it's not propaganda, and yes, it is a critical government profession that enhances and saves lives. Britain's top government communicator has a message for his Australian counterparts: stand up for yourselves and get out of the office. Combating misinformation with Number 10’s Alex Aiken
Labour is surging in the polls – and it’s all because the media is finally giving Jeremy Corbyn impartial coverage Independent.
Why it’s unfair to single out Jeremy Corbyn over MI5 surveillance The Conversation. Worth remembering that 1984 sprang from the mind of a son of the British Empire.
Cash Bail, a Cornerstone of the Criminal-Justice System, Is Under Threat WSJ
B.C. Election: Greens to support NDP in four-year government deal Vancouver Sun
Superyachts in Southeast Asia takes luxury travel to the high seas SCMP
Robert Wood, ‘Soup Nazi’ Tax Evasion Case Holds Lessons For Every Business
A Quick Note About Single Payer Ian Welsh (martha r). Calls– although not in such bald terms– for the basic Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) approach. Makes sense to me (compare the length of the seminal pieces of New Deal securities legislation against the Dodd-Frank monstrosity)
The U.S. Intelligence Ship Is Too Leaky To Sail Bloomberg
Usually, fact-checking a prediction is a pointless exercise. But the Conversation puts some math behind a viral claim about how an increase in young voters would affect the outcome of the British elections.
Embracing cultural diversity: Online social ties in distributed workgroups
Online social networks are providing unprecedented opportunities for employees to interact with colleagues from a broad array of cultures, backgrounds and locations. The question is: does the potential for unfettered networking across diverse work groups actually occur or do employees still tend to cluster in groups with similar profiles? In other words, does the online world loosen the bonds that tie people to the familiar? New research from Cornell University and IBM Research helps answer those questions.
Embracing cultural diversity