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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Linkage for Wednesday, 12th December 2012

Great analysis of divergent reports on Portugal's drug decriminalisation. Concludes the evidence is "largely positive":

Maureen Johnson, HALLMARKGATE: Or, A Lesson On How The Internet Works

The cost of ‘shares for rights’ | What You Can Get Away With - Nick Barlow's blog

Factcheck: QandA: The facts behind the drugs debate | Full Fact

Ewan's liberal musings: Cannabis should be legal BECAUSE it is harmful

Unpaid Internships: A Rite of Passage? « The Vibe

Today's easy question: Why won't minorities support right-wing parties? - Spectator Blogs

Stumbling and Mumbling: "Strivers" vs "scroungers": a false dichotomy

On drugs, the law lags behind public opinion - Telegraph

Editorial: The time has come to decriminalise all drugs - Editorials - Voices - The Independent

Are you ready for the 40-zettabyte year? • The Register

The most fascinating thing about comments under this Mail article on drugs policy is how vast majority want them legal:

Why we are calling for an end to the war on drugs | Julian Huppert | Comment is free | The Guardian

What You Can Get Away With (Nick Barlow's blog) » Blast from the past: Alarm Clock Britain

Lennon « Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!

Pret fires longstanding employee who attempted to unionise, asked for the London Living Wage for all employees - Boing…

Why are the Tories laughing? Because they've got away with it yet again | Deborah Orr | Comment is free | The Guardian

"Paul Dacre’s fight for press freedom may turn out like Arthur Scargill’s fight to save the pits"

It’s not just this Government that’s unpopular: it’s the idea of Coalition. Here’s what Lib Dems need to do about that.

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