Hoax: The lost Amazonian tribe that wasn’t. They are the amazing pictures that were beamed around the globe: a handful of warriors from an ‘undiscovered tribe’ in the rainforest on the Brazilian-Peruvian border brandishing bows and arrows at the aircraft that photographed them. Or so the story was told and sold. — Huffington Post
Happy birthday, 1 tonne baby. Sixty years ago the “modern computer” was born in a lab in Manchester. The Small Scale Experimental Machine, or “Baby”, was the first to contain memory which could store a program. The room-sized computer’s ability to carry out different tasks – without having to be rebuilt – has led some to describe it as the “first modern PC”. — BBC
NT Intervention – One year on. Today should be the day that the Rudd Government and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin admit they made a mistake in backing the rushed approach taken by the Northern Territory Intervention. It is high time that they returned to the ALP’s core values and committed to an evidence-based community-development approach to Indigenous Affairs that respects human rights and empowers people. — Greens blog
Let’s talk about sex(ism) – New Yorker style. Fishbowl NY weighs into the New Yorker for a piece which claimed: “Competitions among grievances do not ennoble, and both Clinton and Obama strove to avoid one; but it does not belittle the oppressions of gender to suggest that in America the oppressions of race have cut deeper.” — Fishbowl NY
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