AV? Oh noes, my brain hurts!

That John Snow, he’s such a card innit? Inviting two specimens of c-list celebrity pond life onto Channel 4 News in order to debate the forthcoming referendum on adopting a less unproportional voting system for Westminster elections was an absolute whizz of an idea. Thank you Mr Snow for reinforcing our sense of intellectual superiority/utter despair at […]

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Up, up and away?

Not quite… ↑ Japan’s nuclear crisis level raised to level 7 ↑ concurrent emergencies competing for international media attention ↓ radiation levels at the stricken Fukushima plant Fancy that!

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Julian Assange writes his own political obituary

Broadcast yesterday in Australia was a half-hour interview with Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Conducted by Leigh Sales for ABC‘s 7.30 programme, the interview starts off well enough, with Assange discussing the nature of modern media corporations, their relationship with states, and the role of bodies such as Wikileaks. Assange is articulate in his delivery, and displays […]

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Thank God for Wills and Kate!

Republic reports a surge in support for the pro-modernity cause following the announcement in November of the royal wedding. Fourteen thousand may not be enough foot soldiers to topple the monarchy, but such rapid growth is nevertheless impressive. Britain’s republicans will be celebrating on 29 April, the date of Will-and-Kate’s nuptuals, with an alternative street […]

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