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As @TheEconomist gives Bannon a platform this morning at #OpenFuture for fascist thought, it’s important to have listened to @chrisinsilico tell them why he left Cambridge Analytica. And yes, it has something to do with “race realism.”
Also read Justin’s thread on why he is leaving his seat empty this morning at #OpenFuture
Things Bannon never gets asked about:
—Cambridge Analytica testing Trump’s slogans, Putin, “race realism” before working on campaign
—Gowdy’s assertion than an email from Cambridge Analytica partly justifies Mueller probe
—Incorrect visas for CA embeds during Project Alamo
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1/ As a former employee of @TheEconomist- I worked there on the publishing side for ~12 years- I bought a ticket to its #OpenFuture event, but am leaving my seat empty to join the @riseandresistny protest outside against Steve Bannon's role in the event.
2/ You can read @zannymb's statement on why the newspaper chose to host Bannon at this event. I know this statement was the product of a great deal of discussion and debate in the editorial department, and included perspectives from outside it.…
3/ But here is the reality- while The Economist is an important voice in world affairs- and for liberalism- it is tragically confused on this issue. Part of the reason is that almost no one there has anything personally at stake. Look at the masthead:
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This is an absolutely unacceptable doubling-down by the Economist, who are either foolishly getting exploited by providing a platform without any accountability, or are complicit in an awful agenda.
As I've stated before, the Economist needs to make clear its editorial policy on what attacks it will give a platform to.
I'm on the agenda, and given their doubling-down, I'm staying on the agenda, but not for the listed topic. I'll be addressing the consistent, immoral attacks Bannon has directed against the South Asian American community, from the Economist's stage.…
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I was honoured to be invited by @theeconomist to speak as part of their prestigious #openfuture convention - but I cannot in good conscience appear at an event which chooses to dignify a neo-nationalist like Steve Bannon. Unless this decision is reversed, I will not be attending.
@TheEconomist It looks like an otherwise wonderful event, and everyone needs to make their own decision, but I strongly encourage other attendees and speakers to consider doing the same. Freedom of speech does not require us to dignify bigots with the honour of a keynote. #OpenFuture
@TheEconomist I apologise to the hard-working team at @TheEconomist -I know how carefully you’ve put the panels together and it gives me no pleasure to make extra work for you like this. I hope you can understand why I felt it was necessary.
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A universal basic income, or UBI, is a regular, unconditional cash payment to every citizen instead of benefits provided only to some. This thread explores the arguments for and against #OpenFuture 1/15
As a benefit paid to all, a UBI removes the stigma of “being on benefits” and that can only be good for society, writes @NicolaSturgeon 2/15
A basic income would enhance freedom—people must be able to say no to oppressive and exploitative relationships, argues Guy Standing, an economist 3/15
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