Podcast Episode: How Private is Your Bank Account?

Podcast Episode 108 Your friends, your medical concerns, your political ideology— financial transactions tell the story of your life in intimate details. But U.S. law has failed to protect  this sensitive data from prying eyes.  Join EFF’s Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien as they talk to Marta Belcher, one of…

Djokovic’s deportation: We must talk about Australia’s failing refugee policies

For nearly a decade, Australia has held vulnerable asylum seekers in offshore detention centres. Where is their media coverage? Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/djokovic-deportation-australia-refugee-asylum-seekers-offshore/

Welcome to the Public Domain, Winnie-the-Pooh

In 2019, for the first time in 20 years, U.S. copyright law allowed formerly copyrighted works to join the public domain. Works in the public domain are no longer under copyright, and anyone can republish or use those works in whatever way they want. The public domain is the default…

It’s Copyright Week 2022: Ten Years Later, How Has SOPA/PIPA Shaped Online Copyright Enforcement?

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, addressing what’s at stake and what we need to do to make sure that…

David Davis: MPs have last chance to save the UK’s freedom to vote

The government claims the Elections Bill is designed to protect our democracy. As a former Tory minister, I know this is nonsense Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/elections-bill-2022-david-davis-undemocratic-voter-id/

If I die at the hands of a man, I don’t want a vigil. I want a riot

I went to Ashling Murphy’s vigil this weekend. Every single woman’s murder, whether a teacher or a sex worker, at 3am or 3pm, is political Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/if-i-die-at-the-hands-of-a-man-i-dont-want-a-vigil-i-want-a-riot/

Pakistan’s wage struggle shows the fragility of progress in the global garment industry

Major fashion brands stay silent as devastating wage theft continues in their supply chains Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/beyond-trafficking-and-slavery/pakistans-wage-struggle-shows-the-fragility-of-progress-in-the-global-garment-industry/

If Martin Luther King were alive today his radicalism wouldn’t be celebrated

To honor King we should uphold his critiques of militarism, capitalism and racism and remember him for what he was: a radical Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/if-martin-luther-king-were-alive-today-his-radicalism-wouldnt-be-celebrated/

Refugees and racial hierarchies in Lebanon

How refugee protection policies in the country ignore the prevalent problem of racism Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/north-africa-west-asia/refugees-and-racial-hierarchies-in-lebanon/

Russia: One year after jailing, Aleksei Navalny and his associates in a “living hell”

Over the course of the last 12 months, the Russian authorities have unleashed an unprecedented campaign of repression and reprisals against wrongfully imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and his supporters, destroying all remnants of the rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International said today on the first anniversary…

France/Germany: Small businesses want EU to get tough on Google and Facebook’s invasive advertising – new research

YouGov poll reveals small business leaders are uncomfortable with Facebook and Google’s tracking-based advertising  Small business leaders in France and Germany want alternatives to Facebook and Google’s dominant tracking-based advertising, new research commissioned by Amnesty International and Global Witness has shown. Ahead of a key EU vote this week aimed…

How much has Bolsonaro changed Brazil’s role in the world?

The far-Right leader’s status as an international pariah masks some important points of continuity Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/democraciaabierta/bolsonaro-brazil-election-en/

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