Last week comments from Sir Philip Alston UN Envoy on Poverty about inequality in the UK were widely reported. The Guardian summarised the main points But what are the facts? Read the actual press release from United Nations Office for Human Rights Office for National Statistics reports on families below average income. General information on personal income, debt and household […]
Lots of links on this subject. New York Times collected examples of misinformation over 4,000 were sent from social media. Other sources of fact checking and overviews of political accuracy include: Politfact has been checking claims made about the election by the President and other commentators Washington Post fact-checker Media Matters for America News coverage […]
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), along with the Disabled Person’s Organization (DPO) has developed an Election Access Observation Toolkit. The 122 page book sets out barriers to access, international and regional legal provisions/ instruments and guidelines for organising election access observations.
Recently launched, an official website which provides free access to non-confidential briefing papers and reports supplied to members of the US Congress. They are working to add back files. See the FAQS for details of inclusions and material that will be added. These are excellent for gaining an understanding of the US legislative process, they […]
The Library of Congress has just released a mass of themed web archive collections. In terms of the USA there are over 5,000 websites covered for state, regional and presidential elections from 2000 onwards. It is possible to browse or search the database. The web archive also has a number of other political themed collections […]
The UK web archive aims to preserve for posterity websites with UK domain addresses. It has a number of special themed collections. The Gender Equality section is subdivided into specialist sub-sections for body, gender identity, pay equality, suffrage, parenting, domestic abuse and equality in the workplace. 290 sites are currently being archived. It is possible […]
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Latest free collection from the library of Congress which includes private papers, letters and manuscripts from the president who served from 1913-1921. The collection includes Draft of Covenant for League of Nations, Peace Conference Correspondence Ending World War I. There are some fascinating maps on proposed borders following World War 1. The site also includes […]
From the LSE: From People’s Dissent to Royal Assent: Sylvia Pankhurst and the struggle for the vote. Recorded 8th May, Rachel Holmes who is completing a biography of Sylvia Pankhurst discusses Sylvia’s role in the suffrage movement.
The Influence Industry: The Global Business of Using Your Data in Elections. Tactical tech is monitoring these issues and will be releasing the following reports over the coming months: Maintaining power: how are data and digital influence techniques used in-between elections? What are the options for monitoring and controlling digital influence in political campaigning? Money, […]
The British Library has a digital copy of parts of the original Communist Manifesto – only 26 are believed to have survived worldwide! It also provides background information on its publication. The library website also has an image of Marx’s original British Library readers ticket. You can read his classic works, letters and writings free […]