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National Community Activists Network

August 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Hilary Wainwright outlines the radical case for independence.

There is today a political movement in Scotland that is quite beyond anything containable by or even comprehensible through the terms of conventional parliamentary, tick-some-scoundrel's-name-every-four-years politics. Many of us south of the Scottish border have had our political senses so numbed for so long by broken promises of change that it’s taken a long time for people to wake up to this fact – but wake up we…

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Added by joe taylor on August 26, 2014 at 22:30 — 19 Comments

The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Android Mobile App Permissions - Sam Fiorella

Facebook's Messenger App, which boasts more than 200,000 million monthly users, requires you to allow access to an alarming amount of personal data and, even more startling, direct control over your mobile device. I'm willing to bet that few, if any, of those using Messenger on Android devices, for example, fully considered the permissions they were accepting when using the app.…

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Added by joe taylor on August 16, 2014 at 22:12 — No Comments

Fair Trade Webinar - Recording

Here's the link to the recording of the webinar about Fair Trade, presented by Poppy Pickard from Traidcraft.

Added by joe taylor on August 7, 2014 at 9:15 — No Comments

On growing Communities

My friend Chris Abraham has a useful article up musing about some of his experiences in creating and growing various Communities. which I thought may be of interest.

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Your community, as it grows, is not really your choice. A lot of the decision as to who and what your community becomes depends on the initial members. Your first 10 members will define your 100 will define your 1,000 will define…
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Added by Peter Feltham on August 6, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

If Nuclear War Doesn’t Exterminate Us... by Paul Craig Roberts

What Obama meant in his White House Press Conference today (August 1) when he said that Putin should use diplomacy - which Putin has been using to no effect - is that Putin should hand Crimea, over the objection of Crimeans and the Russian people, to Washington's puppet government…
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Added by joe taylor on August 2, 2014 at 18:00 — 4 Comments

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