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Report and opinion from the protester occupation of the Place du Chatelet mall by Extinction Rebellion, Gilets Jaunes and other groups (Machine translation). …You will find Place du Châtelet only the logo of this association Extinction Rebellion. In all its forms and sizes. Clinging to trees, drawn in chalk on the ground or built in wood and illuminated with lamps, there is only that everywhere and this, no matter where your eyes will …Organizers, all dressed in orange safety vests, not yellow, not to risk mixing with the plebs of deep France. For these organizers, it is normal to constantly contact the police and the prefecture to find arrangements, without warning the people present. ...Read More
"On August 9, 2014 in Ferguson Missouri, Mike Brown Jr. was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department. His death and Wilson’s..."
“ Recent protests began after Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism published nearly 900 pages of leaked chats from the governor's private Telegram Messenger group. In them, the governor and 11 top aides and Cabinet members exchanged profanity-laced, homophobic and misogynistic messages about fellow politicians, members of the media and celebrities. In one, the former chief financial officer appeared to joke about those who died in Hurricane Maria.”
Four of the seven Google employees who organized a 20,000-person walkout in November have resigned from the company, including two women who claimed Google retaliated against them for their internal activism. Whittaker claimed Google had retaliated against her for her role in the walkout and her advocacy work on AI ethics through AI Now, a research institute she co-founded that has received funding from Google. She had already been told her AI ethics work was no longer a fit for Google’s ...Read More
"With potential for a devastating oil spill for two lakes and huge swaths of coastline, activists are taking a stand."
“Sudan's internet blackout has gained global attention, but it is not unique. Shutdowns are on the rise around the world”. Protestors toppled a 30yr corrupt tyrant by taking to the streets en masse for months, only to be undermined and sabotaged by the military who went on to egregious abuses ...Read More
Eyal Weizman on 'Dark Epistemology', 'Post-Truth', aesthetics and tech. "The attacks on traditional institutions and expertise that have so often been made in the context of the current nationalist, racist insurgency have never provided the basis for the production of counter-hegemonic knowledge." ...Read More
Continue to be amazed by the hero Greta Thunberg. " I just thought that scientists had things under control, that the politicians had things under control, but then I learnt they didn’t have anything under control, they don’t know what’s going on either. "
"Exclusive: Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called ‘black identity extremists’"
In fact, fascism — and the tendencies that lead toward fascism — pose a more serious threat now than at any time since the end of World War II.
"Documents obtained by The Intercept indicate that the FBI surveilled Black Lives Matter activists — and that the Department of Homeland Security drafted a mysterious "race paper.""