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Lessons from the Jewish community for fixing #auspol

Lessons learned from the bare-knuckle politics of Jewish communal life can be applied to #auspol. There are ways forward. We just need decent, serious people – not dilettantes. And we really need decent media that reaches everybody. Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk Auspol weekly wrap up and welcome to my head cold. However…


Failures of Automation: Misunderstanding the Hierarchy of Evidence

Folks who are into methodological blood sports would be hard pressed to find a more engaging fight than that between the Cochraneists and the Clinicians over oseltamivir (Tamiflu). You may or may not remember the rush to stockpile this anti-viral drug after the bird flu pandemic of 2005. The stockpiling came on the back of…


The C word

This foul mouthed, inaugural Meta Meta conversation ranges from the C word and feminism, to the biological underpinnings of patriarchy, to how shit the 90s were and why Arabic pop is actually the best kind of pop! You heard me! Home We publish on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin…

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The Best of Twtitter All in One Spot! Enjoy our curated Twitter feeds that put the best of Twitter all in one spot. Asher Wolf – #auspol, privacy, good governance, & human rights Tweets by @Asher_Wolf Adam Jacoby – #auspol, direct democracy Tweets by @adamajacoby Denise Shrivell – #auspol, good governance, & human rights Tweets…

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  • Crystal Palace v Manchester City: Premier League – live! October 19, 2019
    Updates from the late kick-off at Selhurst ParkLive scores: the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeSend your thoughts to Rob here 6.06pm BST 37 min “Man City are modelling the first ever half and half kit,” sniffs Ian Copestake. If so, they’re playing more like Palermo than Brazil. 6.05pm BST 36 […]
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  • What does the Letwin amendment mean for Brexit timetable? October 19, 2019
    Will Boris Johnson still try to get his deal through – and will he ask the EU for an extension?What happens now the Letwin amendment has passed?The former Tory minister Oliver Letwin’s amendment passed 322 to 306. This means Boris Johnson did not get the clean yes or no vote on his Brexit deal that […]
    Kate Proctor
  • Almighty All Blacks lay waste to the side that inspired their rebuild | Liam Napier October 19, 2019
    Youthful exuberance was at the heart of a new-look New Zealand’s stunning quarter-final win over their recent nemesesSympathy is rarely felt for a rival rugby nation yet it was impossible to suppress pangs of exactly that emotion for Ireland. The cruel, crushing nature of this seventh World Cup quarter-final exit has never been so severely […]
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  • Erdoğan threatens to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish fighters refusing to withdraw October 19, 2019
    Turkey-US deal asks Kurdish forces to vacate designated ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria during five-day ceasefireRecep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish president, has said his country would “crush the heads” of Kurdish militants if they did not withdraw from a planned “safe zone” in northern Syria.On Thursday following an intervention from the US, Turkey agreed to […]
  • MPs put brakes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with rebel amendment October 19, 2019
    PM says he will press ahead with legislation next week, but is obliged to request extension Latest Brexit news - live updatesHow did your MP vote?MPs have inflicted a humiliating defeat on Boris Johnson by passing a backbench amendment withholding their support from his Brexit deal.Instead of backing Johnson’s agreement in a “meaningful vote”, MPs […]
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  • British MPs vote to delay Brexit deal decision in fresh blow for Boris Johnson October 19, 2019 House of Commons votes to postpone a decision on whether to back a Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into Government plans to leave the bloc by the October 31 deadline.The post British MPs vote to delay Brexit deal decision in fresh blow for Boris Johnson appeared first on theIndependents.
  • Turkey, Syria and the war that just gets tougher to report October 19, 2019
    On The Listening Post this week: The quagmire in Syria gets worse and the reporting gets much more confusing and difficult. Plus the long history of blackface in the Arab world.  Turkey, Syria and the war that just gets tougher to report Ceasefire or no ceasefire, Turkey's decision to alter theThe post Turkey, Syria and the […]
  • Turkey arrests Turkish-Mexican man in Cambodia over Gulen links October 19, 2019
    Multiple human rights organisations have raised concerns about the apparent arrest of Osman Karaca [Courtesy of Grace Lalrinmawii Karaca] Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Turkey's intelligence agency has arrested a Turkish-Mexican dual citizen in Cambodia and brought him back to Ankara, state-run media reported, as human rights groups urged PhnomThe post Turkey arrests Turkish-Mexican man in Cambodia […]
  • Thousands descend on London streets to protest Brexit October 19, 2019
    Two previous marches have attracted between half a million and a million people [Peter Summers/Getty] London, United Kingdom - Over a million people are expected to demonstrate in London on Saturday, on what is anticipated to be one of the most momentous days in the Brexit political dramaThe post Thousands descend on London streets to […]
  • 'Brave' new world as Japanese rugby blossoms October 19, 2019
    Japan's rugby team is aiming to make more history at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. The hosts have already beaten all challengers in reaching their first-ever quarter-final and now face a knockout against two-time champions, South Africa. Most Japanese had little time for rugby a few weeks ago, butThe post 'Brave' new world as […]

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