Missing Link Daily – Thursday 16 December

I’ve decided to start posting the Missing Link Daily Twitter production here as a daily digest. Note that I cover “alternative media” (non-MSM fairly loosely defined) as well as blogs. Feedback welcome.  Anyway I’ll be suspending it for Christmas in a couple of days.

  • Crikey roundup of Xmas Island sinking tragedy coverage;  Ken Parish on bastardry from both extremes
  • Clare Sambrook focuses on Britain’s punitive asylum seeker detention policies
  • Khalid Koser: Responding to Boat Arrivals in Australia: Time for a Reality Check (Lowy Inst)
  • Richard Farmer: Rudd’s conduct of foreign affairs is revenge served cold
  • David Alexander argues Australia has found politically viable way of keeping the state both fair and relatively small
  • Juan Cole: Fox News ordered journos to spin global warming; Fox also makes you stupid
  • Alex White: Essential climate graphs for dealing with your denialist uncle at Xmas lunch
  • Brendan O’Neill focuses on watering down of the criminal law double jeopardy rule in Britain
  • Overlawyered: Maccas subject of California class action over Happy Meals with toys
  • Wagner et al on tender-based alternative to emissions trading or carbon taxation
  • December edition of feminist blogging carnival (links to lots of feminist posts)
  • Kevin Donnelly on latest PISA international comparisons of literacy, numeracy of oz 15 year olds
  • Lucía Atehortúa: Farming in cities could help feed the world
  • Simon Grove: Forestry still getting a bum rap
  • Joshua Hammer: Nelson Mandela combined greatness with pettiness, compassion with coldness, altruism with selfishness

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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