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Public Address 19/11/07 - Meet The New Bob

PUBLIC ADDRESS 19/11/07 - Meet the New Bob

Meet the New Bob | Nov 19, 2007 09:23
Russell Brown's Hard News

I wonder if the Electoral Finance Bill is the political right's GE issue: a rallying point for protest and an issue in which that dogged protest has had a valuable impact on legislation, but whose proponents have a tendency to absolutism -- and don't half go on a bit. We'll...,


PA Radio: Bomber speaks
Posted at 8:20AM on 19 Nov 07

Late in the day of the October 15 "terror raids", Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury made a post to Tumeke in which he said that he knew some of he facts of the story and that the country would get "very, very, very angry" when they emerged. Even though Bradbury wrote that "I don't believe for one moment what will be revealed is anything more than stupid arrogant boasts" the post triggered a furious backlash from some of his "activist friends" …,837,


Singing g against the E chord | Nov 19, 2007 07:56
GRAEME DOWNES: Exclusive excerpt from 'Soundtrack'

Late November 1981, Saturday, the day the hit parade aired on TV. A brisker than usual walk down Pine Hill road to the Governor's coffee shop because that's where we hung out and everyone would be there to discuss the momentous event Boodle, Boodle, Boodle reaching number 5. I can't...,


Wake up and smell the burning raid array | Nov 17, 2007 00:02
David Slack on his own account

I was at the third chapter of The God Delusion when the server crashed yet again, with, yet again, extreme prejudice. Loyal readers will be aware that the last time this happened, the fate of my business was in the hands of a data recovery team in Dallas. Loyal readers...,


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Keith Rankin: 'Influenza' Pandemics In New Zealand's Past
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Digitl: When the internet disappears
Kate Lindsay writes about The internet that disappears. at Embedded. She says all that talk about the internet being forever is wrong. Instead: "...It’s on more of like a 10-year cycle. It’s constantly upgrading and migrating in ways that are incompatible with past content, leaving broken links and error pages in its wake. In other instances, the sites simply shutter, or become so layered over that finding your own footprint is impossible... More>>

Gasbagging In Glasgow: COP26 And Phasing Down Coal

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Globetrotter: Why Julian Assange’s Inhumane Prosecution Imperils Justice For Us All

When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, he said, “I think I am losing my mind.”
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Dunne Speaks: Labour's High Water Mark
If I were still a member of the Labour Party I would be feeling a little concerned after this week’s Colmar Brunton public opinion poll. Not because the poll suggested Labour is going to lose office any time soon – it did not – nor because it showed other parties doing better – they are not... More>>