Tom DeFraine
Tom is working in the charity sector and has a keen interest in all things digital. He blogs about technology, gaming and the politics of the digital world.

Entries by Tom DeFraine

Malia Bouattia Will Restore the Beating Heart of the NUS

(11) Comments | Posted 30 April 2016 | (00:00)

When anyone is elected to a position of power by a democratic process you can expect a degree of trepidation. One of the most crucial aspects of democracy and freedom of speech is that by allowing people to speak their mind you shine a light on the darkest corners; exposing...

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Assange and the Left Divided

(0) Comments | Posted 23 August 2012 | (03:15)

The Assange case is suddenly about redefining rape - it is unearthing an ugly and dangerous misogyny in leftist politics that must be stopped

Suddenly and inexplicably the debacle surrounding the arrest, detention and possible extradition of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has become a chaotic scrabble to define or...

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The National Union of Students: the Rise of the Left

(4) Comments | Posted 24 April 2012 | (00:00)

As the NUS National Conference begins, delegates ultimately have a choice between the status quo and the rising left - a movement which will give the Union its power back.

I've been involved in student politics for thee years and I've seen some fascinating things, both politically and personally. Student...

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Anonymous: The New Internet Elite?

(9) Comments | Posted 14 April 2012 | (00:00)

As Anonymous add Operation Cannabis to their ever growing list of campaigns is it time to unmask the internet vigilantes before they become the elite they're fighting against?

When I first used the internet to browse a primitive website in the late 1990s I experienced a sense of giddy satisfaction...

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