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“People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies”


  • Follow the formbook when betting on Boris’s successor and choose an old Etonian
      Five of the past 7 male Tory PMs were educated there Within minutes of Boris being declared leader on Tuesday morning expect new betting markets on who will succeed him as CON leader, who’ll be his successor and how long will survive at Number 10. When considering a ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 20-07-19
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  • The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/20/2019
    The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Claim by Facebook posts: Quotes Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez as saying private truck drivers are “destroying America” and should ... read more
    Source: Media Bias/Fact CheckPublished on 20-07-19
    8 hours ago
  • THE SATURDAY ESSAY: They have 9 ways to enslave us. We do not have 9 lives with which to escape.
    DSCN0254 It might feel like convenience. It might look like progress. It may seem to be good for the economy. It may convince you that we need more protection from terrorists. But the ‘It’ I’m talking ... read more
    Source: The Slog – An incorrigible Cognitive DissidentPublished on 20-07-19
    8 hours ago
  • Why more millennials should go to the Proms
    The first night is a reminder that there is still a huge diversity problem in classical music for both performers and audience. By the end of the first night of the Proms, the atmosphere is jubilant. The evening has ended with Janáček’s rousing Glagolitic Mass, ... read more
    Source: New Statesman (UK)Published on 20-07-19
    8 hours ago
  • The ‘brute arithmetical realities of first-past-the-post’ could lead to a Tory/Brexit Party victory
    After issuing this warning today, Richard House believes that nothing should concentrate the minds of the progressive left more urgently than ‘the prospect of five years of Johnson/Farage-driven scorched-earth neoliberalism’. He points out that ... read more
    Source: Political ConcernPublished on 20-07-19
    11 hours ago
  • The Moon landing – fifty years ago today – reminds us of the importance of good news
    America really needed the 1969 moon landing to go well to serve as an antidote to a decade of bad news. Does that sound familiar? If you feel you could do with some good news to break the seemingly never-ending roll call of troubling affairs, ... read more
    Source: New Statesman (UK)Published on 20-07-19
    12 hours ago
  • Meet the Lib Dem Leavers and Brexit Party Remainers
    YouGov has conducted focus groups for the Times (£) to understand those whose EU referendum vote and party alignment seem to conflict: Leave voters who vote for Remain parties, and Remain voters who now back Brexiteer parties. Our first focus group was made up of 2016 Leave voters who still support leave, ... read more
    Source: YouGovPublished on 20-07-19
    12 hours ago
  • Daily Source Bias Check: Newsbusters
    RIGHT BIAS These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. ... read more
    Source: Media Bias/Fact CheckPublished on 20-07-19
    12 hours ago
  • The 2001 Anthrax Deception
    Antony C. Black If the notion that, ‘truth always lies 180 degrees opposite to the direction pointed by the corporate media’ is not yet a modern maxim, it should be. A useful corollary might be added to the effect that, ‘the depth to which an event is consigned to the ... read more
    Source: OffGuardianPublished on 20-07-19
    12 hours ago
  • As Costs of Climate Crisis Grow, Protest Movement Escalates
    Long term campaigns to decarbonize the economy and demand emergency climate policies are getting stronger, write Kevin Zeese and  Margaret Flowers. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult…Read more → ... read more
    Source: Consortium NewsPublished on 20-07-19
    18 hours ago
  • The prorogue debate is a red herring: the question is No Deal or No Confidence
    Parliament won’t be able to repeat Cooper I: only nuclear options remain Rarely can there have been such a disparity between the apparent dullness of the procedural minutiae of an amendment to a technical Bill about Northern Ireland, and the breathless attention paid it by the political commentariat as ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 20-07-19
    20 hours ago
  • What the latest secret government file tells us about UK Middle East policy
    By Mark Curtis: The British government is refusing to release a 1941 file on Palestine, as it might “undermine the security” of Britain and its citizens. Why would a 78-year-old document be seen as so sensitive in 2019?   One plausible reason is that it could embarrass the British government in its relations ... read more
    Source: TruePublicaPublished on 20-07-19
    20 hours ago
  • Book Review: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
    In Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, Safiya Umoja Noble draws on her research into algorithms and bias to show how online search results are far from neutral, but instead replicate and reinforce racist and sexist beliefs that reverberate in the societies in which search engines operate. This timely and important ... read more
    Source: TruePublicaPublished on 20-07-19
    20 hours ago
  • Weekend Open Thread 20 July 2019
    The Far Left biased BBC , being naturally anti American , will spin the 50th anniversary of the landing of a Man on the Moon in its current propaganda mode . So it’s all about – waste of money – not green – no Wimmin -no blacks -no gays ... read more
    Source: BBC BiasedPublished on 19-07-19
    23 hours ago
  • DISCUSS: Iran Seizes UK Oil Tanker
    As the media world and the twitterati are abuzz with whether or not Trump was racist and what Ilhan Omar will say next, the real world just ploughs right along, steaming straight toward another meltdown in the Middle East. ... read more
    Source: OffGuardianPublished on 19-07-19
    23 hours ago
  • Turkish government trying to blame Gezi Park protest on ‘foreign actors’, says imprisoned civil society leader
    Osman Kavala says that he has been targeted by the government because of his involvement in civil society. ... read more
    Source: openDemocracyPublished on 19-07-19
    1 day ago
  • Businesses find employees scarier than hackers
    New survey indicates managers are more concerned about employees breaching data security than about cyber attacks from outside Seven out of ten leaders at medium and large businesses view cybersecurity as a risk. Just 3% of managers say it’s not applicable to them, indicating just how reliant UK business has ... read more
    Source: YouGovPublished on 19-07-19
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  • The Corbyn end days might soon be upon us
    LAB members falling out of love with Jezza pic.twitter.com/56VBigfGco — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) July 18, 2019 While all the focus has been on the Tory battle things have not been going well for the Labour leadership. The latest crisis follows the sacking off a senior ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 19-07-19
    1 day ago
  • The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/19/2019
    The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Claim by Bernie Sanders: “In 2014 … in McDowell County, W.Va., one of the poorest counties in ... read more
    Source: Media Bias/Fact CheckPublished on 19-07-19
    1 day ago
  • Reaction to “There is only one alternative to Prime Minister Boris Johnson”
    I anticipated that my last post would not be popular in many circles. I want to respond to some of the common themes from the responses in this post, but there was one reaction I was not expecting. First some background. Since the beginning of the year I have had ... read more
    Source: Economics: Mainly MacroPublished on 19-07-19
    1 day ago