Tag: Corporate Media

Don’t Trust the Papers

Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.  Joseph Goebbels Mistrust in the mainstream media has been fuelled by allegations of bias and the spread of ‘fake news’. Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017 found that just over 40 per cent of people in the UK agreed with the statement,…

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Chatter Episode 24 – Red Pepper Magazine and Socialism’s Resurgence Within The Labour Party

Ruairidh Paton and Eleanor Penny from Red Pepper Magazine were our guests on this show. The Labour Party has undergone a fairly rapid transformation over the past two years, with the left of the party taking back a lot of control. We chatted about the journey from Ed Miliband to Jeremy Corbyn, what it…

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Chatter Episode 22 – Richard Barbrook On Digital Democracy and The Labour Party

Richard Barbrook was our guest on today’s show. He is about to begin some work with the Labour party on digital democracy and large-scale, crowd-sourced policy making. We chatted all about digital democracy, the Labour party, the general election, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, and much more! Resources https://thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-episode-14-bret-weinstein-evolutionary-implications-technology-modern-society/ https://twitter.com/richardbarbrook?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor http://www.imaginaryfutures.net/ https://www.opendemocracy.net/imaginary_futures_richard_barbrook https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/barbrook-richard http://news.sky.com/story/prudent-for-labour-to-war-game-for-power-says-partys-digital-guru-11054819 Music…

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Chatter Episode 17 – Sam Ancliff On The Conservative Party Conference 2017

Sam Ancliff of Activate was the guest on today’s podcast. We wanted to get Sam back on to discuss the Conservative Party Conference, the fringe events going on as well as the headline speeches, the tuitions fees freeze, the moral argument for free markets, Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson, and Theresa May’s closing speech….

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Chatter Episode 14 – Bret Weinstein On The Evolutionary Implications Of Technology And Modern Society

Today’s guest is Bret Weinstein. Bret is a former Evergreen State College Professor at the centre of a massive controversy and a tort claim (which he has just settled) surrounding a day of absence at the University, which you can read more about below. We got into numerous fascinating discussions about the nature and problems…

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Internet Censorship Is Not The Way To Combat Terrorism

During the lead-up to the 2017 General Election, the Conservatives mentioned proposals to heavily censor the internet in order to curb terrorism. They had already been vocal about their desires to prevent encryption on services like WhatsApp in an attempt to stop terrorists sending untraceable messages and in the wake of the Manchester…

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