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by Oui on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 08:20:50 AM EST

Berlin WW2 bombing survivor Saturn the alligator dies in Moscow Zoo | BBC News |

by Oui on Sat May 23rd, 2020 at 09:22:26 PM EST
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Magistrate Says EU Courts Can't Hear Cases Against Group of Finance Ministers
"The power of the group, made up of finance ministers of the 19 EU countries that use the euro currency, is 'purely political,' Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzella wrote in his nonbinding opinion for the European Court of Justice."
by Cat on Fri May 29th, 2020 at 12:08:37 AM EST
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by generic on Fri May 29th, 2020 at 08:12:45 PM EST
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Does Finland show the way to universal basic income?
But for governments and politicians examining whether a basic income is worth it, how much the scheme might cost is still the factor they overwhelmingly focus on.

That's a point made by Professor Bernhard Neumärker, director of the Department for Economic Policy at the University of Freiburg and a supporter of universal basic income.

"When it comes to basic income, the science is a long way behind society," he says. "Politicians feel uncertain about it, so find easy arguments, such as saying everyone will become lazy or that there is no way to finance it. Then it's case closed, next topic."

But he argues increasing public pressure could force politicians to begin to think differently about the problem, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

by Bernard on Sun May 31st, 2020 at 04:12:29 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Jun 6th, 2020 at 09:13:38 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Jun 7th, 2020 at 09:38:02 PM EST
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by Oui on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 03:52:47 PM EST
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by Oui on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 at 06:15:17 PM EST
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Indro Montanelli: Statue of controversial journalist defaced in Milan - BBC
The statue of a famous Italian journalist who defended colonialism, Indro Montanelli, has been daubed with red paint and defaced with the words "racist, rapist" in Milan.

Anti-racism protesters claimed the attack and posted a video on Instagram.

They said the statue must be removed from the Milan park named after him.

Montanelli, who died in 2001, admitted having bought and married an Eritrean girl, 12, during army service in the 1930s.

He raped a 12-year-old girl. They built him a statue. - Giulia Blasi
Dismissing the experiences of women and minorities is quite literally the oldest trick in the patriarchal book. By turning the debate into one about public decorum and respect for a statue, Italy's male-dominated ruling class is avoiding the real issue: how the victims of Italy's deep-rooted racism and misogyny are systemically silenced through ridicule, shame or outright violence.

Montanelli's story sits at the intersection of politics, class, gender and race -- and it has never been more relevant than it is today, as activists across the world force uncomfortable conversations around discrimination and historical legacies of racism.

by Bernard on Tue Jun 16th, 2020 at 08:23:59 PM EST
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