Category: Politics

Big tech tries to derail EU AI policy with ‘warnings’ from US think tank

EU policymakers recently proposed a sweeping set of regulations called the Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA). If made law, the AIA would offer European citizens the strictest, most comprehensive protections against predatory AI systems on the planet. And big tech is terrified. Up front: The Center for Data Innovation published a report on Sunday titled “How […]

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Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn Testifies He’d Never Been Called N-Word In Uniform Until Jan. 6: ‘Is This America?’

NewsOne Featured Video U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn becomes emotional as he testifies on on July 27 before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. | Source: Pool / Getty Anybody doubting the racist motivations behind the Jan. 6 insurrection hasn’t heard from U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry […]

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Carlos Melconian: la “moneda del menudeo”, la “desconfianza” en el Gobierno y cuánto cree que valdrá el dólar

Captura de video Con las elecciones a la vuelta de la esquina, el dólar blue transita días de volatilidad ante una mayor demanda por cobertura. Para el expresidente del Banco Nación, Carlos Melconian , un tipo de cambio con presión al alza “muestra los desequilibrios de la economía”, la falta de horizonte, el desajuste fiscal […]

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I Said What I Said: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends Decision to Grant Exclusive Interviews to Journalists of Color

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Listen, Lori Lightfoot is a lot of things. She is the first openly gay, African-American woman to serve as Chicago’s 56th mayor. She is the first mayor to show up to a press conference dressed as “Rona Destroyer.” And she was the first political official to tell kids to stay […]

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U.S. Vaccine Diplomat Cajoles Producers to Support Low-Cost Off-Shore Vaccine Hubs

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The worldwide pandemic has made for some depressing times. Especially for those of us who believe governments must play a key role in safeguarding public health. First up – a point I’ll […]

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Johnson proposes hi-vis chain gangs as part of crime plan

Offenders guilty of anti-social behaviour should be in “fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs” publicly paying for their crimes, Boris Johnson has said. Launching the government’s crime plan, which has been criticised by campaigners for the extension of stop-and-search powers, Johnson also called the controversial tactic “a kind and a loving thing to do”. Among the proposals, designed […]

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The British government’s Covid strategy was never designed to manage the virus | Jana Bacevic and Linsey McGoey

Since the announcement of the removal of all Covid-related restrictions in England, experts have warned of disastrous consequences, from the inevitable spike in cases to new variants emerging. We can hope the government will eventually recognise the public health risks and put some of these measures back into place. However, power and cronyism – and […]

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Labour MP Wes Streeting recovers from kidney cancer

Wes Streeting, Labour’s shadow child poverty secretary, has fully recovered from kidney cancer diagnosed in May and is returning to work, he has said in a video message. The Ilford North MP, 38, said the treatment involved removing a kidney, but that he had not undertaken chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and was now “back at work, […]

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The Debt Ceiling Debate Is Congress at Its Dumbest

Increasing the debt limit is necessary to preserve the full faith and credit of the United States of America. Without an increase in this limit, our Government will face a choice between breaking the law by exceeding the legal limit or breaking faith with the investors by defaulting on the debt. Neither of those choices […]

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We’ll Never Fix Hospitals’ Price-Gouging If We Don’t Break Their Stranglehold on Congress

But what if the problem is the existence of “prices” at all? Why do we talk about the “price” of an appendectomy and a blood transfusion, but not about the “price” of one 40-minute math lesson for a fifth grader and a half-hour of detention after school? In the U.S. healthcare system, the “price” of […]

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Biden’s voting rights betrayal

In a July 13 speech delivered in Philadelphia, President Biden suggested that he finally grasped the severity of the GOP attempts to fundamentally alter the way elections are done in this county. The 30 new election laws passed by Republicans in states across the country that will make it more difficult for Black and Latino […]

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Andreas Malm Versus Property: ‘Because Nothing Else Has Worked’

Yves here. As much as Tom Neuberger is careful to make the point that he isn’t advocating Andreas Malm’s enthusiasm for destruction of property, in my view the fact that Malm is get attention supports the notion that the urgency of climate change and ideas like radical conservation aren’t getting the hearing they remotely deserve. […]

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MPs and campaigners alarmed at UK’s ‘discriminatory’ crime reduction plans

MPs and campaigners have sounded alarm at a series of proposals in the government crime reduction plan, including more frequent stop and search, a trial of “alcohol tags” and criminals undertaking “visible” community service cleaning streets. Liberty said the permanent relaxation of search powers would “compound discrimination in Britain and divide communities” and the former […]

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Michigan Republicans Used COVID Relief Money to Give Themselves Bonuses; Now They’re Giving it Back After Backlash

Photo: Viacheslav Lopatin (Shutterstock) COVID-19 relief money was meant to aid workers, small business owners and people who had lost their jobs or lost wages during the pandemic. It was meant for people who are financially struggling due to something they had no control over. Of course, if you happen to be a Republican government […]

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