Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2012«

France and Race: A Question of Identité

April 14, 2012

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BBC iPlayer – France and Race: A Question of Identite. Great BBC Radio 4 documentary on the issue of race and identity in France. Does well, I think, in addressing the many factors that shape this consistent problem…

Global Innovations for Digital Organizing

April 13, 2012

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Global Innovations for Digital Organizing: Open Data, Good Governance, and Online/Offline Advocacy | TechChange | The Institute for Technology and Social Change. It’s not like I don’t have enough to do at the moment, but this course looks really interedting. I’ve long admired the work that Tech Change do and reckon it could provide useful learning […]

A closing window: looming food crises in the Sahel

April 12, 2012

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Press conferences can be dull at the best of times. The prospect of sitting through a 40 minutes audio recording of the heads of UNICEF, WHO and UNHCR didn’t exactly fill me with glee but as I’m in the middle of researching my entry to the Guardian’s International Development Journalism competition I thought it was […]

Why, as a black person, I applaud John Derbyshire’s race article

April 7, 2012

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The eponymous publisher of Taki mag is a convicted felon, known coke fiend and out and out racist to boot. As such it comes as no surprise that the columnists he has writing for his online rag are of a similarly unpleasant vein. John Derbyshire’s article is one of the most depressing articles on the […]