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Ex-MI6 counterterror chief urges caution in tackling ISIS threat

By IAN ALLEN | intelNews.org
Britain should not hurriedly change its laws to counter the perceived danger posed by homegrown militants that have joined the Islamic State, according to the former head of counterterrorism for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). 329 more words

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Response to Music #1: Vanity (1994) by Richard Barrett

Man, I love this work. I really really love this work. I wish I wrote it.

Richard Barrett, Vanity (1994) is a work for a super large orchestra (not Wagner proportions, but still pretty large!). 485 more words


KFS podcast

Four Knives Forks and Spoons poets Richard Barrett, Ryan Ormonde, Sarah Leavesley and Anna McKerrow, recently talked about their work on Resonance FM. The broadcasts have now been archived and you can listen to them via the Knives Forks and Spoons site,

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John Safran and Father Bob: published thoughts

Since he was in Grade Three, John Safran knew he was creative but was always stumbling about finding ways to how to apply this, be it making a Mad magazine, board games, skits, a hip hop band. 632 more words

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Young Brits join the jihad in Syria

Good overview in Macleans of the UK “terror tourists” but situating this in the broader context of Mid-East societies:

Terrorism, however, has been a real threat in the U.K., with the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland in the latter half of the 20th century and, more recently, the 2005 attack in central London, where suicide bombers killed 52 people.

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