How To Start The Day

April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

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April 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

  • Should Oxfam be collecting a million bras from the public and selling them? Time to cast your vote. Duncan Green.
  • Inside Mexico’s climate revolution. Richard Black.
  • The ‘how’ of social capital. Thomas Sander.
  • If you/loved one works in finance – don’t let this happen. Barry Petchesky.
  • You don’t need this ‘recovery’. Umair Haque.

Cause And Effect: How The Media You Consume Can Change Your Life

April 26, 2012 § Leave a comment


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April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

  • Academics found free university. BBC News.
  • Deny the British empire’s crimes? No, we ignore them. George Monbiot.
  • Progressive protectionism – is this possible? Coline Hines. h/t Joe Cox.
  • Who said it: Rupert Murdoch or Montgomery Burns? The Quiz.
  • Great framing example – ‘job-killing regulations’. Michael Livermore.

Quote From 1685

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Richard Rumbold, a Republican executed in June 1685 at the Gallows Market Cross in Edinburgh – hanged, drawn and quartered after the Monmouth Rebellion, said this on the scaffold:

“I am sure there was no man born marked of God above another; for none comes into the world with a saddle on his back, neither any booted and spurred to ride him.’

h/t Pete Yeo and Tony Benn

From Charity To Justice

April 25, 2012 § 1 Comment

Check out this awesome campaign video from Action Against Hunger.

Notice how it reframes a couple of vital ideas:

  • Helping people who live in poverty out is not about ‘charity’, it is about justice.
  • It isn’t that you are giving money that is yours, it is about sharing money that is ours.
  • Doing the above is morally right, is simply the fair thing to do. And our inner selves (represented by the kids) know that this is what we want to do.

If Wealth Was The Inevitable Result

April 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

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