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The internet wars

by JBB — last modified Jun 03, 2019 12:06 PM
Rick Salutin | In the early days of the internet, politicians embraced digital utopianism. Now, governments are struggling to understand -- let alone regulate -- the inner workings of tech monopolies.

The Final Punishment of Julian Assange

by JBB — last modified Jun 03, 2019 12:04 PM
by Robert Fisk | CounterPunch | Those responsible for these atrocities should now be on trial, extradited from wherever they are hiding and imprisoned for their crimes against humanity. But no, we are going to punish the leakers – however pathetic we may regard their motives.

Unions vow to protect reproductive rights as fundamental rights

by JBB — last modified May 31, 2019 02:13 PM
CLC | Following a series of regressive abortion laws passed in several American states, Canada’s unions are expressing solidarity with advocates in the United States who are fighting to protect reproductive rights. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) further commits to protecting our own hard-won gains and to fill the gaps in access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada, including abortion.

How government 'help' could destroy journalism

by JBB — last modified May 31, 2019 09:30 AM
John Miller | Bill C-97, which would allow news outlets deemed "qualified" by an ostensibly independent panel to receive federal funds, is dangerous. But Canada's publishers are lining up at the trough.

Modi’s Escalating War Against India’s Forests and Tribal People

by JBB — last modified May 31, 2019 09:26 AM
by Jonathan Mazower | CounterPunch | The result of the biggest election in history, India 2019, is terrible news for tribal peoples in the world’s biggest democracy. Politicians with authoritarian nationalist inclinations like India’s newly invigorated Narendra Modi are in vogue around the world, and while many minority groups are feeling the impact of this surge to the right, the past year has seen an alarming escalation of the threat against tribal and indigenous peoples worldwide.
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