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Public Address 20/7/6 - More Things That People Do

PUBLIC ADDRESS 20/07/06 - More Things That People Do

No-one is illegal 3: Guanxi sells sea shells on the tiled floor | Jul 20, 2006 10:32
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

Bizarrely enough, this week of Herald stories rightly digging between the lines of the Taito Philip Field corruption inquiry (PDF) was kicked off by a Lincoln Tan Herald column apparently advocating that New Zealand businesspeople engage in corruption in China...,


Human Legacy | Jul 20, 2006 10:30
Russell Brown's Hard News

The Guardian has a couple of important items with respect to the war in Lebanon. The first is a news story claiming that the US has privately given Israel one more week to do whatever damage it can to Hezbollah before it weighs in behind international calls for...,


Alt.Nation: More New Zealand on Air | Jul 20, 2006 08:42
Graham Reid's many things

Further to the previous post about local television programmes in the works, here is another: Field of Dreams: A reality show in which poor workers are employed as labourers on a tropical island in the hope of winning favours and the right to settle in another country...,


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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>


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