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Burma’s referendum among ruins

I’ve been reading today’s edition of propaganda rag The New Light of Myanmar. Normally all the railing against ‘foreign stooges’ and exhortations to ‘national duty’ (iefollowing the diktats of the ruling generals) is good for a cynicalchuckle. But, as the song goes, that joke isn’t funny anymore.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Autumn cannibalism

A recent farewell letter by famed hedge fund manager Andrew Lahde, gives an interesting insider’s perpsective into the financial crisis. Lahde’s fund, Santa Monica-based Ladhe Capital, made headlines when it produced over 1000% returns for its investors in 2007. How did it achieve this? By betting on the sub-prime mortgage market.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rax Interview with The Space Hijackers

"Certainly don't take yourselves too seriously, no one wants to be lectured to by some know it all.".…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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In praise of slugs

In the ‘Editor’s Letter’ introducing the July NI magazine about permaculture, I said I had not come across anyone with a good word to say for slugs. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Use and abuse of social media in Nigerian elections

With over a million Nigerians currently on Facebook and a growing number of Twitter users, how are Nigerian political circles dealing with social media in their campaigns? The elections are nearing, and the progress so far doesn’t offer much for celebration.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Get off your arse and change the world!

A new film promises to demystify the activist movement and inspire us all to get involved..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A tool for change

The role of the arts is to keep politicians in check. But in some countries they’re not given the opportunity, says Mgcini Nyoni.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rax Interview with Robbie Gillett

When you face a big problem by yourself, it can seem really scary and daunting. But when you take action collectively with others, you feel empowered and stronger together..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Osama is dead

After the death of Osama Bin Laden, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on the killing of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, and wonders what that has to do with justice or morality.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Science sceptics

Climate change deniers will likely be given more air time in the run-up to Copenhagen, detracting attention from the real issues at stake.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

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