Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Six of the Best 332

Mark Thompson exposes Nick Clegg's faulty logic in supporting secret courts.

One recent episode of Moscow’s see-through machinations involved a London-based lobby group Conservative Friends of Russia (CFoR). Launched in August 2012 - in the garden of the Russian ambassador to Britain, no less - and shut down in December." World Affairs dissects Vladimir Putin's strategy of influencing and infiltrating European political establishments.

Despite the urging of Laurie Penny, Normblog refuses to care that the SWP is on the verge of collapse.

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA - in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys". Watch his video on TED.

Movement for Liveable London has a guest post by Mark Stanley making the case for a traffic-free Soho.

"The film is more subversive perhaps than it initially seems. Though I’m a sucker for a romantic ending I also think that, in the real world, most of us can buy that not everyone gets a silver lining. It does seem though, that in the face of emotional distress, we can all get a psychiatric diagnosis." John McGowan on Discursive of Tunbridge Wells goes to see Silver Linings Playbook.

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