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When users of the Guardian website started to wonder at the way certain kinds of stories were handled in Guardian editorials the Peterloo Avatar campaign was born to try to open a dialogue with the editors. The definitive reply from the Guardian’s editor has made it clear they don’t prioritise the issues raised about the editorial policies and the moderation of user posts in its comment areas. I think the most eloquent response to this came during an email correspondence from a Guardian CiF user called Hyperlink I feel what you are doing is of great significance and should be supported by all those who believe in free speech especially – now as in the coming days/months the corporate players will be using ever more energy to stifle debate With the political debate dragged to the right by the likes of Murdoch, stifling any dissent to their particular brand of politics – it’s time to take back the media. Like this:
There are some things that need to be made clear first. These days, I’ve gone from not liking politicians to detesting them. In both Britain and America, those in or seeking public office seem to evoke a strong response in me. Disbelief that anyone so out of touch with reality could even think about putting themselves up for election. So my entry into the extraordinary silences around Presidential candidate Ron Paul is new, untutored and quite ignorant when it comes to the man himself.
Most people who quote Shelley’s famous lines from The Mask of Anarchy, although they will know that the poem was written as a response to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, will probably not realise that it was not published that year – not, in fact, until 1832, the year of the First Reform Bill. By that time, Shelley had been dead for ten years. He had mailed the ninety-one stanzas of the poem on 23 September 1819, to his London publisher, Leigh Hunt, for inclusion in his periodical The Examiner. But Hunt did not publish it. Why?
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A REMARKABLE email from former HM Revenue & Customs boss Dave Hartnett to senior colleagues reveals a major cover-up by Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office and the man trusted by parliament to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in Whitehall. The email poses serious questions over Morse’s suitability as auditor-general and Britain’s principal public spending watchdog. When the Eye exposed dodgy tax deals given by Hartnett to Vodafone and Goldman Sachs, MPs on the public accounts committee demanded answers. Failing to receive any from the stonewalling taxman, at the end of 2011 committee chair Margaret Hodge instructed Morse’s NAO to investigate five specific deals, including these two, with the help of retired judge Sir Andrew Park.
The peterloo memorial campaign has been set up to lobby for a PROMINENT, EXPLANATORY and RESPECTFUL monument to this profound event. Peterloo was a critical event not only because of the number of people killed and injured, but because ultimately it changed public opinion to influence the extension of the right to vote and give us the democracy we enjoy today. We've discovered that we are part of a long tradition, people have been demanding a fitting memorial for well over a hundred years! Let's make it happen. Currently the only public memorial is a plaque on the side of the Radisson Hotel, formerly the Free Trade Hall. An 1842 obelisk-style monument to the event in Ancoats once existed, but deteriorated so badly it was demolished by 1888.
A warm welcome to the latest arrivals on the CiF graph Rory Fbe Davis – cyan area koichan – green area jozilove – green area HoneyBadger90 – green area Conantheballbaering – green area Montana Wildhack – green area sociallyMikey – green area parrotkeeper – green area Lairdoflard - green area and ElmerPhudd – green area. Left view with names showing the Axis of Evil
First things first, I need control data for the axis of evil – to do this I’ve grouped some fairly black and white politicians and famous people and all you have to do is decide on their moral integrity . As to working on the cartoon comment section map it looks like my worries about 3D graphing were unfounded. I already have a passing acquaintance with Blender . The solution is simply to write a short python script that will create objects and use the data points to place the object in 3d space. Of course one of the advantages of using a real 3d app is you get to play with lighting rigs, rather than relying on image transparencies to fake shadows and highlights: A render of the initial model for the graph base – axis transparency test
A warm welcome to the latest arrivals on the CiF graph Rory Fbe Davis – cyan area koichan – green area jozilove – green area HoneyBadger90 – green area Conantheballbaering – green area Montana Wildhack – green area sociallyMikey – green area parrotkeeper – green area Lairdoflard - green area and ElmerPhudd – green area.
A warm welcome to bertand chorizo , hughpalmer , hyperzeitgeist , redphantom , ThamesSider , TROOCOST , Heather Mcdougall , TheOakster and RobertSnozers , who, according to the magic sorting hat , all belong in the green area. I’d also like to apologise to Heather Mcdougall, hughpalmer and TROOCOST for taking so long to add them. Side view of the latest additions to the CiF graph 13/10/11 with names indicatiing the moral/amoral axis Overhead view of the the CiF graph 13/10/11 mapping the new additions only Overhead view of the complete CiF graph 13/10/11 mapping the full trend The different areas by inhabitants:
As I’m a visual kind of person, I like visual methods of mapping abstract information. Which is pearltrees – part blog, part social media, part flow chart. It is made up of “nodes” (the pearls).
Grabbism: rebranding Freidman (click to visit/navigate the tree) So you know the deal during a debate you made some posts which you think you’d like to refer back to on CiF. What this normally means for me, is logging into CiF clicking on my profile, then the link to display all my comments and scrolling about. Depending on the amount of posts I’ve made in the interim, I may even have to use the search function to find the phrase I’m intending to repost or link to, while opening separate browser windows for any source docs I may have used. What you can see above is a screen grab of a sub-tree, where I’ve bookmarked each post, dragged them into chronological order and set their names to key phrases contained within, and I’ve also included some background docs. You can click on the image above if you want to navigate the tree in real time.
Rothschilds' influence on UK politics
New Conservative party logo proposal Given the latest poll results which are remarkable if only for mapping the drop in polarity for the Conservatives over the 2 day period that the poll was carried out just prior to the opening of their Manchester Grim Display of United Front Chatroom, I thought the Conservative party logo should get a retouch. Gone are the vibrant greens, in are the dying ones. Out go the blues in come the darkening skies of economic apocalypse, whose flickering shadows play across that brown and dessicated land.
In case anyone is spotting for them, below are the placard images I hope not1fish managed to take with her today: Friedman for Dimwits a "for public viewing" version of an earlier work Liberal monkeys
We have had the definitive answer back from Alan Rusbridger – here it is in full: Thank you for both your correspondence and for your patience in waiting for a response to your concerns about the Guardian’s stance regarding the Liberal Democrats. As I said in an open thread just before the 2010 election, the Guardian is the only national newspaper with no proprietor and is free from any party political allegiance. At the moment of an election we will nail our colours to the mast for what we think, based on the Guardian’s values, offers the best hope to the country (and since 1945, we’ve come out for all three main parties) but thereafter it’s our role to scrutinize those with power and influence and to offer the best analysis we can of their plans and actions.
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