EDITORIAL: Ars Notoria is a stone in the water …

… and we are going to make a splash! * It is fun to throw a stone into a pond and watch the ripples; to post an article on the Internet and then to see echoes of it later on – usually without any attribution. People find out about the subjects that interest them through […]

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The right to protest is under attack by Priti Patel …

… and Twitter and Facebook are ready to silence us. By Gordon Liddle Twitter is not your friend. Facebook is not your friend. Social media organisations are, for the most part, corporate monopolies. If ever the time arises when the great unwashed try and organise to save themselves, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google will […]

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So you want to be a journalist?

by James Tweedie So you wanna be a journo, and why not? Well, here are a few good reasons to let the dream die. The pay is rotten For a white-collar job with its own university degree course, journalism pays peanuts. A reporter for one of the big national newspapers or TV stations will get […]

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DEMOCRACY’S LAST NEWSSTAND

Was Labour’s 2019 Election Defeat a Grave – Even Terminal – Defeat for Democracy Itself? By Richard House Now the dust has settled over five months on from last December’s general election defeat for Labour and all the accompanying whirlwind of emotions and tribulations, it’s perhaps an opportune moment to take sober stock of the […]

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