Category Archives Politics

A small series of posts over the next week or so on the concept of "Type 1". These will be People, Planet and Challenges. Why? Simply put, my recent experience of public discourse and political debate in Australia (and those seeking public office) suggests we need to look closely for genuine intellectual honesty, strategic vision and coherent world views that can…

Fake News

The New York Times produced a three-part film series, “Operation InfeKtion” on Russian dis-information campaigns and the current world of 'fake-news'.

Obama

Even if I do say so myself! August 5th 2004 - A Senator Obama addresses the Democratic Convention... I suggested he would be the next Democratic President! Here [2004] and here [2009]

UN

70 years ago today. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1948 Dr Herbert Vere Evatt ( 'Doc') was elected President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the only Australian to have ever held the position.   He presided over the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the cornerstone of human rights protection throughout…

John Podesta Emails

The MIT Media Lab Macro Connections group, has done some stella work on visualising network associations over their time. You should visit the Global Language Network or the Human Development Index Tree [2010] They build tools to transform data into stories. The Clinton Circle, maps emails from Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and the DNC in the United States.. Certainly topical! The data…

Refugee

Amnesty International published the results of a survey of 27,000 people in 27 countries, finding almost everybody in Spain, Germany, Jordan and China would personally accept people fleeing war or persecution into their countries. Russia was at the opposite end of the scale with only 33 percent of respondents saying they would personally accept refugees into their country. Poland also…

Apparently, nope... Vision of Humanity is a strong proponent of the need to further study, advocate and act on peace. It groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on global peace which enjoy the support of a wide range of philanthropists, business people, politicians, religious leaders and intellectuals. It brings a strategic approach to raising the world’s attention and…

Australian Political Donations

Simply Outstanding Work. http://au.politicaldonations.info Australian donations to political parties visualised. Look closely at the starting state of the visualisation. Do they look like lungs to you? Of course, the phrase "tip-of-the-iceberg" comes to mind. The Political Donations visualisation website takes publically available data from the AEC and presents it in a graphical view to make visual analysis of the donations…

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