Tag: Politics

Corruption? In the UK?

This article was originally posted on 99percent.org. We are all aware that in some countries – like Somalia, Venezuela and Afghanistan – corruption is endemic and hugely damaging. As Robert Zoellick, former President of the World Bank put it, “Corruption is a cancer that steals from the poor, eats away at governance and moral…

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Chatter #131 – Andrew Godsell on Whether NHS Privatisation Is A Real Threat

Express VPN 12 Months 35% off!! Andrew Godsell, author and NHS campaigner was my guest on today’s show. Andrew is author of numerous books including, Get The Tories Out, British History, and Europe United. We talked about his time campaigning to save the NHS, why and how the NHS is privatised, and if…

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The Weaponized Propaganda Machine – Chapter 5

Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. – George Orwell, 1984 As we’ve already seen, data gathered by companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter allows them to target adverts based on our every click. They can build detailed profiles about our personality,…

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Chatter #115 – Oli Dugmore on Memes, Journalism, and the Influence of Social Media on Politics

Oli Dugmore, head of News and Politics at Joe Politics, was my guest on today’s show. In this conversation we went deep on the power of the meme, the GameStop saga, and the power of social media to influence politics. We also covered a number of issues that I cover in my book,…

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Chatter #71 – Peter Geoghegan on Dark Money and the Corruption of British Politics

Peter Geoghegan, author of Democracy For Sale and writer at openDemocracy, was our guest on today’s show. I’ve been trying to get to sit down with Peter and have a chat about dark money in politics for quite a while, so after a short delay in the release of his book due to…

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How To Thrive Not Survive Post-Pandemic

“There is little doubt that another crisis will see us in the streets and squares once again, taking us all by surprise… These moments when the impossible seems suddenly possible are excruciatingly rare and precious. That means more must be made of them. The next time one arises, it must be harnessed not…

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