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Aftermath of a crisis (Bregtje van der Haak, VPRO Backlight 2011)

VPRO International Shortly after the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008 sociologist Manuel Castells gathered a small group of international topintellectuals to ponder the crisis. While the crisis expanded, Castells named his group ‘The Aftermath Network’, a reference to … Continue reading

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Is English or Mandarin the language of the future?

Jennifer Pak BBC News English has been the dominant global language for a century, but is it the language of the future? If Mandarin Chinese is to challenge English globally, then it first has to conquer its own backyard, South … Continue reading

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Clouds of Secrecy

Source: Youtube In November, 2006, BBC East broadcast an InsideOut 30 minute special entitled ‘Clouds of Secrecy’. This investigated Porton Down’s 1960s BW spray ‘attacks’ on Norfolk (with the city of Norwich as the main target). It also revealed a … Continue reading

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Managing identity

Source: Northumbria University Researchers from Northumbria University are among a team of academics sharing in a £1.36million grant to examine future technologies of identity management. Professor Pam Briggs, Dean of the School of Life Sciences at Northumbria, will be involved … Continue reading

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Damn it or fear it, the forbidden truth is an insurrection in Britain

Source: John Pilger On a warm spring day, strolling in south London, I heard demanding voices behind me. A police van disgorged a posse of six or more, who waved me aside. They surrounded a young  black man who, like … Continue reading

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