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Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at … Continue reading

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How Twitter needs to change

Can Twitter be saved? In a wide-ranging conversation with TED’s Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discusses the future of the platform — acknowledging problems with harassment and moderation and proposing some fundamental changes that he … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Aral Sea? | Travel to Uzbekistan’s Worst Disaster

What happened to the Aral Sea? Once the fourth largest inland body of water in the world, it’s now nearly gone, leaving shipwrecks in the desert, lives destroyed and poisonous dust clouds spreading across the globe. Join Alex the Vagabond … Continue reading

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Art that transforms cities into playgrounds of the imagination | Helen Marriage

Visual artist Helen Marriage stages astonishing, large-scale public art events that expand the boundaries of what’s possible. In this visual tour of her work, she tells the story of three cities she transformed into playgrounds of the imagination — picture … Continue reading

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USDA Study Shows Significant Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Ethanol Compared with Gasoline – ScienceBlog.com

A new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study also states that when ethanol is refined at natural gas-powered refineries, the greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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London university calls for £100m slavery reparation BBC News

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent 25 October 2018   Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university … Continue reading

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The best Fallas of Valencia 2019

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Here’s what Jair Bolsonaro, Trump, and Putin have in common — Boing Boing

The first line of Jon Lee Anderson’s long-awaited profile of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro in the New Yorker is a real killer. “The authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace…” via Here’s what … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 in Brazil: Women Rise Up! — Global Justice Ecology Project

On March 8, women all over Brazil honor Marielle Franco and attack Bolsonaro Thousands of demonstrators took to the street in all states 50,000 gathered in São Paulo Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets this Friday, March 8th, to … Continue reading

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Connections and Combinations 2: Manchester 2017

In the second film in the series, Maurice visits ‘Cottonopolis’, as Manchester was known in the 19th Century, to explore its place in the history of the industrial revolution – as well as the evolution of the democratic movement.

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