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Photographer Tracks Down People He Snapped In His Hometown Almost 40 Years Ago To Recreate The Remarkable Images

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:48:14 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://designyoutrust.com/2016/11/photographer-tracks-down-people-he-snapped-in-his-hometown-almost-40-years-ago-to-recreate-the-remarkable-images/>

"Paramedic Chris Porsz spent hours walking around the city of
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Great Britain) in the late 1970s and 80s,
taking candid shots of punks and policemen, siblings and sweethearts,

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Canadian province to give every citizen $1,320 income boost to overcome poverty

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:47:09 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/canadian-province-to-give-every-citizen-1320-income-boost-to-overcome-poverty-a7411281.html>

"One in five children live in poverty in Canada, according to Unicef,
and a recent poll found two-thirds of Canadians open to the idea of
basic income"

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A New Home for Homeless Christians

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:46:13 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.redletterchristians.org/a-new-home-for-homeless-christians/

"Trying to mix Christianity with a political party can be sort of like
mixing ice cream with horse manure. It might not harm the manure, but it
sure messes up the ice cream."

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Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:44:42 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.splcenter.org/20150126/speak-responding-everyday-bigotry

"The Southern Poverty Law Center gathered hundreds of stories of
everyday bigotry from people across the United States. They told their
stories through e-mail, personal interviews and at roundtable

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14 Fascinating Color Photographs of Germany in the Late 19th Century

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:02:58 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.vintag.es/2016/11/14-fascinating-color-photographs-of.html

"All of these amazing color photographs of Germany were originally made by the
Photochrom process, a method of transferring black and white photographic
negatives to lithographic and chromographic printing stones which was popular

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Reclaiming My Power From White Women

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:01:57 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/@sarahailemariam/reclaiming-my-power-from-white-women-be847f2fe911

"Love is listening. Love is accepting, holding space, and maintaining your own
boundaries. Love is caring for yourself. Love is choosing honesty and healing,
compassion and empathy. Love is giving to yourself the acceptance you’ve been

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The war on boats: Let’s bring facts to national conversation

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:59:37 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-war-on-boats-let-s-bring-facts-to-national-conversation

"In this extended essay for Pursuit, Erika Feller, a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow
at the University of Melbourne and a former UN Assistant High Commissioner for
Refugees, writes that Australia’s refugee debate is deliberately or otherwise

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Deep Learning is Revolutionary

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:57:10 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/transmission-newsletter/deep-learning-is-revolutionary-d0f3667bafa0

"10 reasons why deep learning is living up to the hype"

Some very impressive work here.

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The Incredible Reason You Might Start Seeing Safety Pins Everywhere

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:05:54 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/safety-pin-trump-brexit_us_58251b53e4b0c4b63b0c11a9

"It’s a tiny gesture, but it speaks volumes."

Via Susan Stone.

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Autocracy: Rules for Survival

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:04:45 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/11/10/trump-election-autocracy-rules-for-survival/

"I have lived in autocracies most of my life, and have spent much of my career
writing about Vladimir Putin’s Russia. I have learned a few rules for surviving
in an autocracy and salvaging your sanity and self-respect."

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