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Men Like Dick Need More Love

Posted by Ed on February 1, 2007

Check out this excellent ode to the VP from the guys at The Pleasant Revolution. Keep your eyes peeled for some very cool Xtracycle footage and some highly amusing news ticker snippets.

Apparently you can even download it from the iTunes Store, and badges are available from Cafe Press.

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Comment is Free

Posted by Ed on April 5, 2006

The Guardian, long my favourite British daily, just got even better. They’ve expanded their comment and analysis section with the addition of a new blog, Comment is Free.

It is a collective group blog, bringing together regular columnists from the Guardian and Observer newspapers with other writers and commentators representing a wide range of experience and interests. The aim is to host an open-ended space for debate, dispute, argument and agreement and to invite users to comment on everything they read.

The articles seem to be generating quite a lot of comment so far, much of ot interesting and insightful. Of course, there are times when it degenerates into a slanging match (particularly where Israel/Palestine is concerned), but that’s to be expected. The opinions are diverse (with I think more than 100 contributors) and the writing is sharp and provocative and well worth a read.

Not only that, it also features a photoblog by Dan Chung and Steve Bell’s If.

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12 Signs

Posted by Ed on April 3, 2006

Stumbled across this the other day: 12 signs of fascism. Don’t forget to click on the images and read the text.

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Protest Photos

Posted by Ed on March 22, 2006

As promised, more pictures of the anti-war demo on Monday are now in my photo gallery.

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Anti-war Protest

Posted by Ed on March 20, 2006

Our revered leader, George Dubya, graced us with his presence in Cleveland today. Seems not everyone in the country is equally happy with the way things in Iraq are going, so he’s on tour talking things up a bit. Some of us tried to make him feel welcome. More photos later this week…

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Lest We Forget

Posted by Ed on March 19, 2006

A useful reminder on the 3rd anniversary of the start of the war on Iraq.

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Open Source Radio

Posted by Ed on March 11, 2006

Browsing amongst the NPR podcasts on iTunes the other day, I stumbled across this little gem. Open Source Radio produces radio shows based on suggestions and input from the listeners via a blog. I’ve only listened to a few shows (its a full hour every day), but the quality has been surprisingly good. Recent shows have included Economic Hitmen, Civil War in Iraq?, and The al-Jazeera Effect. The shows have featured well-informed guests and have been very well balanced. Subscribe to it in iTunes here.

Every time we agree on a new idea that we think can sustain a full hour of talking, we post it to the blog. Usually this is just a paragraph — a piece of truth and two unanswered questions — to help us as we frantically call and Google around to find the people who talk well and have something to say.

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State of the Union

Posted by Ed on February 1, 2006

Alternative State of the Union address… much better than the real one!

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And you thought the US Patriot Act was scary…

Posted by Ed on December 28, 2005

The home secretary has powers under the 2002 Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act and the 1981 British Nationality Act to deprive a person citizenship if he has shown disloyalty or disaffection towards the Queen or associated with an enemy.

From today’s Guardian.

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Banksy in Palestine

Posted by Ed on August 23, 2005

banksy Just came across this one. I hadn’t heard of him before but it seems Banksy is one of Britain’s most (in)famous graffiti artists and he’s been up to his tricks again, this time in Palestine.

He’s been busy decorating Israel’s illegal wall, in what he describes as “the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers”.

Anyway, some nice images. See more here.

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