Criticising that Independent article for offering no solutions to human rights violations. But such articles are worthwhile simply for bringing such violations to a wider audience. (via Preoccupations)
Mexican food watch: Chipotle coming to Europe.
Using TheyWorkForYou data to demonstrate Hazel Blears’ spineless voting record. “You create an impenetrable political monoculture, then moan that people don’t engage in politics.” (via Stef on Twitter)
Long, but really worth a read. (via Tom Taylor)
Simon Jenkins: Here’s proof. The innocent do have something to fear | Comment is free | The Guardian
“One of the few home secretaries who dominated his department rather than be cowed by it was Lord Whitelaw in the 1980s. He boasted how after any security lapse, the police would come to beg for new and draconian powers. He laughed and sent them packing…” (via Preoccupations)
@jamesb I've never been to Lift (or Reboot for that matter). Recommendations for either (or others) welcome!
While on the subject of conferences... anyone going to Lift? http://tinyurl.com/bfw66m
@antimega I'm considering Reboot, but the site seems to be about last year's still, apart from the title.