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Public Address 8 February 2013 - Free and Legal

Public Address 8 February 2013 - Free and Legal

Friday Music: Free and Legal
9:21 Feb 8, 2013 in Hard News by Russell Brown
Imagine if public libraries provided free music of all kinds to their members, to keep, in an orderly, accessible and thoroughly legal fashion. Well, you don't have to imagine it: that been the case at Auckland Libraries for the past…

A four-year parliamentary term?
8:50 Feb 8, 2013 in Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler 17
The Constitutional Advisory Panel has kicked off its public consultation efforts. One of the issues the panel will look into is the term of Parliament, most likely by assessing whether it should be increased to four years, and whether…

The economic revue comes to Christchurch
8:44 Feb 8, 2013 in Hard News by Russell Brown 1
I've sometimes struggled for a description of The Voyage of a Lifetime, but it came to me today: it's an economic revue. An accessible, entertaining and bloody serious account of New Zealand's economic position and possible future. As the host…


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David Swanson: Of All The Opinions I've Heard On Syria

It's all Assad's fault and the U.S., ISIS, al Nusra, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and anybody who will help should overthrow him come what may. It's all a U.S. crime, and Syria, Russia, and Iran should fix it with bombs. More>>

Julien Troussier: Loving Trump

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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>>

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>>


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>>

Live Blog: 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>>


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>>

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