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AA Gill obituary
The Guardian, by Stuart Jeffries
Date: 15th Dec 2016

The journalist AA Gill, who has died aged 62, less than a month after revealing he was seriously ill with cancer in his newspaper column, once shot a baboon during a Tanzanian safari.

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Fake Audiences Update
Bella Caledonia, by Mike Small
Date: 7th Dec 2016

We recently raised questions about the role of the ‘Audience Producer’ for BBC Question Time and her role in manipulating and manufacturing audiences (‘BBC Question Time – Fake Audiences?’).

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Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters
The Guardian, by Julia Carrie Wong
Date: 7th Dec 2016

The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, the army announced on Sunday, handing a major victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe after a months-long campaign against the pipeline.

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Do we need 1,000 social care bodies for 5.3m people?
Third force News
Date: 1st Dec 2016

Two weeks ago on the eve of the government’s deadline for paying all social care staff the Scottish Living Wage of £8.25 I spoke out about the challenges Enable Scotland faced meeting it.

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Scotland could trial giving each citizen a universal basic income
The Independant, by Lucy Pasha Robinson
Date: 1st Dec 2016

Scotland could roll out a universal basic income pilot after a trial won huge backing from anti-poverty campaigners. 

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Dr Denise Baden battles with the establishment view of Fidel Castro at the BBC
Youtube, by Steve Ennever
Date: 1st Dec 2016
Dr Denise Baden, an Associate Professor within the Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton UK, holds her own against the establishment, & insipidly monochrome "Fidel bad, West good" paradigm the BBC wants to portray.
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