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youth climate strike, climate protests, climate walkouts, strike for climate, Greta Thunberg, global youth protests

The global Youth Climate Strike will have its official coming out party this Friday, March 15, when tens of thousands of young people worldwide skip school to protest climate inaction.

In this week's special episode, we sit down with two women from Colombia to hear about the violence and oppression that they face, and the connection to US foreign policy and corporate malfeasance. Meanwhile, the Colombian president sets his sights on Venezuela

Brexit, Brexit failure, Irish border, Theresa May, UK borders, Leave campaign, second Brexit referendum

On Tuesday, U.K. Parliament rejected – by a whopping total of 149 votes – Prime Minister Theresa May's last-minute compromise plan with the E.U. on the proposed deal, possibly spelling the end of Brexit.

Amazon cloud storage, Rekognition, Amazon Web Services, facial recognition software, face collection, surveillance state, surveillance tools, FBI monitoring, dragnet

The potential abuse of this software for surveillance and data harvesting purposes is so troubling that some of Amazon’s shareholders have pleaded with the company to forgo selling its facial recognition technology to the government.

Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index, European parliamentary elections, European Parliament, Europe's rightward shift, right-wing parties, extreme right views, right-wing populism, populist parties

Right-wing authoritarian parties have grown at least 33% compared to 2018, with at least 26% of voters supporting them across the European Union, according to the latest findings.

billionaires, abolish billionaires, extreme wealth, wealth inequality, income inequality, tax the rich, wealth redistribution, wealth tax

America’s billionaires have suddenly realized they just may be facing an existential crisis: A good chunk of the American people, they now understand, would rather billionaires not exist.

youth climate strike, climate protests, climate walkouts, strike for climate, Greta Thunberg, global youth protests

The global Youth Climate Strike will have its official coming out party this Friday, March 15, when tens of thousands of young people worldwide skip school to protest climate inaction.

The top five countries most affected by threats were all found to be in south-east Asia. Malaysia was the most affected, followed by Brunei and Singapore. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

Scientists say that nearly a quarter of the animals they assessed globally were affected by threats across more than 90% of their distribution.

In this week's special episode, we sit down with two women from Colombia to hear about the violence and oppression that they face, and the connection to US foreign policy and corporate malfeasance. Meanwhile, the Colombian president sets his sights on Venezuela

Brexit, Brexit failure, Irish border, Theresa May, UK borders, Leave campaign, second Brexit referendum

On Tuesday, U.K. Parliament rejected – by a whopping total of 149 votes – Prime Minister Theresa May's last-minute compromise plan with the E.U. on the proposed deal, possibly spelling the end of Brexit.

young voters, lower voter age, voter access

Oregon may become the first state to lower the voting age to include youth in all local and statewide elections.

Posted 6 days 12 hours ago

In this week's special episode, we sit down with two women from Colombia to hear about the violence and oppression that they face, and the connection to US foreign policy and corporate malfeasance. Meanwhile, the Colombian president sets his sights on Venezuela

Posted 5 days 1 hour ago
Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept, Getty Images

The previously unreported Project Maven contract could be a boon for Anduril Industries, which wants to remake the defense contracting industry by incorporating the latest innovations of Silicon Valley into warfighting technology.

Posted 5 days 20 hours ago
Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index, European parliamentary elections, European Parliament, Europe's rightward shift, right-wing parties, extreme right views, right-wing populism, populist parties

Right-wing authoritarian parties have grown at least 33% compared to 2018, with at least 26% of voters supporting them across the European Union, according to the latest findings.

Posted 6 days 12 hours ago
Amazon cloud storage, Rekognition, Amazon Web Services, facial recognition software, face collection, surveillance state, surveillance tools, FBI monitoring, dragnet

The potential abuse of this software for surveillance and data harvesting purposes is so troubling that some of Amazon’s shareholders have pleaded with the company to forgo selling its facial recognition technology to the government.

Posted 5 days 20 hours ago

In this week's special episode, we sit down with two women from Colombia to hear about the violence and oppression that they face, and the connection to US foreign policy and corporate malfeasance. Meanwhile, the Colombian president sets his sights on Venezuela

young voters, lower voter age, voter access

Oregon may become the first state to lower the voting age to include youth in all local and statewide elections.

The top five countries most affected by threats were all found to be in south-east Asia. Malaysia was the most affected, followed by Brunei and Singapore. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

Scientists say that nearly a quarter of the animals they assessed globally were affected by threats across more than 90% of their distribution.

Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index, European parliamentary elections, European Parliament, Europe's rightward shift, right-wing parties, extreme right views, right-wing populism, populist parties

Right-wing authoritarian parties have grown at least 33% compared to 2018, with at least 26% of voters supporting them across the European Union, according to the latest findings.

Facebook, Google, Amazon, Big Tech, breaking up monopolies, antitrust laws, Big Tech breakup, Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidate

The presidential candidate's new plan to break up the world’s biggest tech firms provides the rarest sign that someone seeking power wants to use that power to weaken Silicon Valley.