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Ship of Fools Quentin Tarantino has written his resignation letter with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Opinion Updated yesterday at 5:34amSun 18 Aug 2019, 5:34am Television is everywhere in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. A movie producer (Al Pacino) sits in a restaurant in Los Angeles while an episode of the crime series FBI plays on a TV behind a bar. Across town, in the Hollywood hills, actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) tune in at the same time. Dalton is a guest star on the show as the villain of the week. First, in a popular 1950s western TV series Marshall Law and then in a string of films that certified him as a movie star (Dalton's career is inspired by Burt Reynolds). It's 1969, Hollywood's golden age of film studio dominance is coming to an end, change is in the air and there's no place for Dalton anymore. A letter of resignation Tarantino is an acolyte of cinema. Tarantino uses the Manson family cult to represent the change sweeping Hollywood. Tate, Polanski and Manson's cult aren't present for historical accuracy.

LENIN'S TOMB UK Indymedia The science behind why fake news is so hard to wipe out In the immediate aftermath of the October 1 night massacre in Las Vegas, Facebook and Google — the two largest distributors of news and information in the world — helped to spread misinformation. In its “top stories,” Google featured a 4chan forum — an anonymous message board notorious for fueling conspiracy theories — that misidentified the shooter as a Democrat with ties to leftist, anti-fascist groups, as BuzzFeed’s Ryan Broderick found out. On Facebook, “trending stories” featured articles about the shooter from Sputnik, a Russian propaganda outlet, a New York Times reporter noted. And that’s just the start: An untold number of other pieces of user-generated misinformation and hoaxes on the shooting spread freely on social media. The fringe conspiracy theory website Infowars ran a headline that suggested the killer specifically targeted conservatives. None of these stories checked out. Recent and historical work in psychology shows mere exposure to fake news makes it spread.

Neither advocate nor oppose - Communist Party of Great Britain Marshall Plan: was it bourgeois internationalism? In his recent two-part article on Keynesianism, Mike Macnair argues that (a) Keynesianism is inherently nationalistic, (b) it is internally incoherent, (c) it did not actually work during the post-war boom, (d) the conditions causing the post-war boom are not reproducible, and so (e) Keynesian policies cannot work today. [ 1] He concludes that Marxists should not support Keynesian solutions. Instead, he argues the need for the adoption of a set of minimum demands, and the rebuilding of working class organisations on a European-wide basis. Despite arguing that Keynesian/statist reforms cannot work, and that capital has no reason to concede them, he argues for raising demands for continued and expanded provision of things such as education by the state. Inflation and wages Mike says Keynes emphasised his agreement with the marginalists on the necessity to reduce real wages. In the depression, prices fell significantly. Failure? Nationalism

SchNEWS - Direct Action Newsheet Beating Up - A Report on Police Batons and the News Media at the World Economic Forum, Melbourne, September 2000, by Dr. Bernard Barrett, Historian Forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman, Victoria, 15 November 2000 Revised 28 November 2000 From 1977 until he retired in 1993, the author was the State Historian for the Government of Victoria, responsible for promoting research and public awareness about Victoria’s cultural heritage. Contents 1. In a Melbourne street, just before dawn on Tuesday 12 September 2000, television cameras recorded a significant event in Australia’s political history. The 50 civilians were sitting passively and quietly on the pavement at a vehicle gateway outside Melbourne’s Crown Casino. The police had given these 50 citizens no forewarning about this baton-charge and had not directed them to move. No police were injured in this incident but ambulance paramedics treated the injured civilians, sending some to hospital. The attack is also significant because the civilians included two members of the New Zealand Parliament. contents 2. 3. ACTIVISTS, POLICE BRACE FOR A RUCKUS (Sunday Age, 4 June). 4. 5. 6. 6.1.

New Page 1 The Ecologist Top 10 foods to forage Thanks to modern agricultural methods, foraging – once a part of the majority’s daily life – has faded away, replaced by regular trips to the supermarket instead. Recently, however, there has been a revival of interest in raiding nature’s larder thanks to increased awareness of the health benefits of wild food, not to mention the TV exploits of Bear Grylls, Ray Mears and co. But it foraging is about more than just food. But for the beginner, foraging should come with a health warning as it’s easy to mistake a deadly fungus for an innocent field mushroom. Mushrooms Neither animal nor vegetable, mushrooms are a type of fungi and the largest living organisms on Earth, some reaching three miles in length. Wild Garlic Wild garlic is a good all-rounder. Elder There are more uses for elderflowers than for any other type of blossom. NettlesAnother plant pariah, nettles tend to be avoided thanks to their well-known propensity for leaving painful welts on the hands of the picker.

Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook Adam Entous Reporter who wrote about national security, foreign policy and intelligence. September 24, 2017 This story has been updated with an additional response from Facebook. Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up call. For months leading up to the vote, Obama and his top aides quietly agonized over how to respond to Russia’s brazen intervention on behalf of the Donald Trump campaign without making matters worse. [Mark Zuckerberg denies that fake news on Facebook influenced the elections] Zuckerberg acknowledged the problem posed by fake news. Like the U.S. government, Facebook didn’t foresee the wave of disinformation that was coming and the political pressure that followed. [Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress] Sen.

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