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09 JUNE 2015

Artists Against TTIP

"The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP, pronounced tee-tip) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – largely in secret – between the European Union and the USA.

The scope of the negotiations is very broad. The stated goal is to reduce 'barriers to trade' between the EU and US. In practice TTIP would lead to a huge transfer of power from democratically elected governments to large corporations. The implications for public health, the environment, public service provision, financial regulation, labour standards and social protections are profound. On top of this, research produced for the European Commission estimates that TTIP will lead to the loss of 1 million jobs."

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Andrew Scott • Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)Australian Government • back door • banking regulations • bi-lateral trade agreement • big business • clinical trials • controversial policy • data privacy • environmental legislation • EU • EU REACH • EuropeEuropean Parliamentfinancial crisis • food safety • fracking • growth hormones • international treaties • Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) • Juliet Stevenson • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) • pharmaceutical companies • Philip Morrisprivacy rights • public awareness campaign • Quebecregulatory framework • Ruth Wilson • sovereigntytoxic substancestrade agreement • trade deal • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) • transnational corporations • TTIP • US farmers • USA • Vivienne Westwood

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
15 FEBRUARY 2014

Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes: Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right-Wing Ideology and Low Intergroup Contact

"Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right–wing ideologies (social conservatism, right–wing authoritarianism) and low levels of contact with out–groups. In an analysis of two large–scale, nationally representative United Kingdom data sets (N = 15,874), we found that lower general intelligence (g) in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology. A secondary analysis of a U.S. data set confirmed a predictive effect of poor abstract–reasoning skills on antihomosexual prejudice, a relation partially mediated by both authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact. All analyses controlled for education and socioeconomic status. Our results suggest that cognitive abilities play a critical, albeit underappreciated, role in prejudice. Consequently, we recommend a heightened focus on cognitive ability in research on prejudice and a better integration of cognitive ability into prejudice models."

(Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri, 2012)

Hodson, G. and M. Busseri (2012). "Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes: Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right–Wing Ideology and Low Intergroup Contact." Psychological Science 23(2): 187–195.

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2012 • abstract reasoning • abstract reasoning skills • abstract thinkingabstract thought • antihomosexual prejudice • authoritarianismbelief systems • bright minds • childhood intelligence • cognitive abilities • cognitive ability • cognitive profilingcognitive psychologyconception of abilityconservative attitudes • conservative ideology • dunce • general intelligence • Gordon Hodson • human behaviourintelligenceintelligence of mind • intergroup contact • interpersonal behaviour • Michael Busseri • orthodox practicesout-groupsoversimplificationpersonal valuespolitical compasspolitical ideology • predictive effect • prejudice • prejudice models • racismright-wingsocial conservatismsocioeconomic statusUKUSA

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Linda Carroli
24 OCTOBER 2013

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

"The Trans–Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi–national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement."

(Electronic Frontier Foundation)

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2011Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)Aotearoa New ZealandAustralia • Brunei Darussalam • CanadaChilecontroversial policycopyright • copyright measures • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) • draft document • DRM • due process • Electronic Frontier Foundationevolving needsfreedom of speechgeographical location • innovative technology sector • intellectual property • intellectual property enforcement • international rules • international treatiesJapanlaw enforcement • leaked documents • MalaysiaMexicoonline privacyopen webpatentsPeruprivacy policyprivacy rights • secretive • signatory countries • SingaporeTPPtrade agreementtrademarksTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) • US law • USAVietnam

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
15 SEPTEMBER 2013

ShortsTV: short film cable and satellite television channel

"ShortsTV is the global home to short film, where short stories come to life in stunning high definition. Available across the USA and Europe, the channel brings audiences captivating contemporary short form content from filmmakers across six continents. Following unprecedented growth in the demand for short films, it is now available to 40 million homes and is successfully entertaining over 11 million subscribers. ShortsTV is a world–leading short film media group, designed with movie enthusiasts and experimental 'lean forward' viewers in mind. Combining cutting edge short films with new spectacular HD technology, audiences of all ages can expand their viewing pleasure from the comforts of their own home, or on the move through mobile devices. ShortsTV obtains only high quality live action, animation, and documentary movies from the world's most famous film festivals and independent suppliers. Through the acquisition of these films, the channel offers professional short filmmakers an unparalleled commercial medium to develop their careers.

ShortsTV is owned and operated by Shorts International Ltd, headquartered in London with its US head office in Los Angeles. Since 2006, Shorts International has produced the OSCAR Nominated Short Film theatrical release, distributing it to cinemas across North America and Europe with its special global media partners. In 2008, Shorts International became one of the earliest iTunes movie partners, bringing hundreds of the world's best independent shorts to the iTunes audience, years before the iTunes Movie Store launched. The films are now available in 54 countries worldwide."

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2006Belgiumcable television • Chellomedia • commercial medium • East AfricaEuropefilm festival • film school shorts • filmmakerFrance • independent shorts • iTunes Movie Store • lean forward viewers • LondonLos AngelesLuxembourgmedia distribution • movie enthusiasts • Netherlands • NextGen Communications (Romania) • North America • Numericable (France) • Numericable Belgique • Numericable Luxembourg • professional short filmmakers • Romaniasatellite televisionshort film makershort films • Shorts International Ltd • ShortsHD • ShortsTV • Telenet (Belgium) • television channeltelevision programming • TTNet (Turkey) • Turkey • UPC Netherlands • USA • Zuku Amazing (East Africa)

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
08 JUNE 2012

David Lange: Nuclear Weapons are Morally Indefensible

"Most New Zealanders watched David Lange contest and win the 1985 Oxford Union debate, arguing the proposition that 'nuclear weapons are morally indefensible' with a mixture of pride and astonishment. After decades of knowing our place, and several years of government by homunculus, suddenly we had a Prime Minister who could stride the international stage with insouciance. And briefly, we seemed to matter.

Although New Zealand's nuclear–free policy did not become law until 1987, it was integral to early years of the fourth Labour government. The 1984 snap election that made Lange Prime Minister was called by Robert Muldoon when National MP Marilyn Waring withdrew her support for her party over the issue of nuclear ship visits. Labour won the election with a nuclear ban as a flagship policy.

The policy was popular among New Zealanders, but not without cost. Our relationship with the US deteriorated in the early weeks of 1985. On the same journey that took him to Oxford, Lange, four days before the debate, met with a US State Department official who outlined the retaliatory measures that the US would be taking against New Zealand. The ANZUS alliance of which New Zealand had been part since 1951 was effectively cancelled at that meeting."

(Public Address, 14 October 2004)

This is the introduction to the transcript of the Rt. Hon. David Lange's 1985 Oxford Debate. The transcript is copyright to Public Address. It was prepared by Russell Brown and Fiona Rae, with the consent of David Lange. Thanks are due to Radio New Zealand's Sound Archives/Nga Taonga Korero (File: Media Numbers T4705 to T4708), Infofind, the Parliamentary Library and Barry Hartley.

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1951198419851987 • alliance • ANZUS • Aotearoa New ZealandAustralasia • Australia New Zealand United States Security Treaty • cold warcritique • David Lange • destructionethicshistory • international stage • Jerry Falwell • Labour government • Marilyn Waring • mass destructionmilitary conflictmoral purposemorality • morally indefensible • New Zealanders • Nga Taonga Korero • nuclear • nuclear weaponnuclear weapons • nuclear-free • Oxford Union • Oxford Union debate • Parliamentary Library • peacekeepingpolicypolitical policy • political reform • postcolonialPrime MinisterRadio New Zealandrepresentation • retaliatory measures • Robert Muldoon • security treaty • sound archives • televised political debatetreatyTVNZUniversity of Oxforduranium • US State Department • USAweaponweapons

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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