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Iceland passes world’s strongest freedom of speech laws

Props to Iceland for going ahead with plans to pass the world’s strongest freedom of speech laws.

Time to look for a new web host in Iceland.

Lip reading Star Trek

Hilarious. Click through for the video.

The Guardian’s new iPhone app

The Guardian has just released an iPhone app. It’s only available U.S./UK/Ireland for now but they’re working on other countries.

Food for thought

Channel 4’s Dispatches last night: Do You Know What’s in Your Breakfast? A reminder that, in capitalism, it’s not the job of the food industry to provide good healthy food. Their job is to make as much money by whatever means necessary, even if that means sneaking copious amounts of saturated fat, sugar and salt into your child’s diet.

Line fishing on an industrial scale

This is a clip from Fragile Paradise, the first in a series of documentaries by the BBC called South Pacific.

Guardian gagged from reporting parliament

Guardian gagged from reporting UK parliament:

The Guardian has been prevented from reporting parliamentary proceedings on legal grounds which appear to call into question privileges guaranteeing free speech established under the 1688 Bill of Rights.

Update: Trafigura drops bid to gag Guardian over MP’s question.

‘You are being shagged by a rear parrot’

Sirocco the Kakapo, a native parrot of New Zealand, gets frisky. An extract from Stephen Fry’s and Mark Carwardine’s new BBC documentary, Last Chance to See:

The truth about Amersterdam vs. Bill O’Reilly 2

Bill O’Reilly being called out again out on what can only be described as his feeble fact-free attempt to paint Amersterdam as a cesspool of crime and corruption.

You can watch the original Bill O’Reilly clip here, and the Roberwter’s first response here.

(via Russell Brown’s Hard News)

The three parts of news stories you usually don’t get

Mark Thompson, writing on his weblog Newsless – Time to stop breaking the news, and start fixing it:

I’ve come to the conclusion that there are four key parts to news stories, and we typically only get one of them, even though journalists possess all four, and the other three are arguably more important.

Cheney: an evil person for evil times

The Guardian: ‘Memoirs to reveal Dick Cheney thought Bush had gone soft on war on terror.’

Who knows what dark place we’d all be in if this man had become U.S. President.