Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!
Duncan Collins-Adams: The Real Winston Churchill
Churchill was no hero — he was a vile racist fanatical about violence and fiercely supportive of imperialism. (via Jacobin Mag, November 2018)
Jordan Junge: The nightmare of surveillance capitalism
What is surveillance power and why is it destroying the things we value? How have we allowed this to happen? Where will the resistance come from? (via Talking Politics, February 2019)
Duncan Collins-Adams: The EU looks like the Soviet Union in 1991 – on the verge of collapse
In May’s European elections, anti-EU forces will be on the rise. Those who want to preserve the union’s values must wake up. (via The Guardian, February 2019)
The cancer specialist and the neurosurgeon talk about treating cancer, writing and facing death in their own families. (via The Guardian, December 2017)
Jordan Junge: Here’s how normal people beat Jeff Bezos and Amazon
One of the most powerful companies ever just bailed on plans to build a headquarters in NYC. It didn't happen by accident. (via Vice, February 2019)
So Jung Rim: What will your digital legacy be?
How has social media changed the way we experience death? What will your digital legacy be? (via BBC Ideas, February 2019)
Are we sacrificing learning in our quest for productivity? (via TED, November 2018)