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While location surveillance is problematic at any time, the coronavirus crisis has led to a rapid uptick in its use; many measures to facilitate it have been passed by fast-tracked legislative procedures during national state of emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Kotecki) Views
International Proposals for Warrantless Location Surveillance To Fight COVID-19
Location surveillance comes with a host of risks to citizens’ privacy, freedom of expression and data protection rights.
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Emergency Cleanup Underway After Fuel Spill in Galapagos Islands Sparks Concern for Unique and Fragile Ecosystem
The islands have some of the highest levels of species found nowhere else on the planet.
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People march during a nationwide strike called by students, unions and indigenous groups to protest against the government of Colombia's President Ivan Duque in Medellin, Colombia, on November 21, 2019. News
'We Cannot Continue to Live Like This': Mass Protests in Colombia Latest in Latin American Uprisings
"What happened in Chile sent a forceful message."
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13 October 2019, Ecuador, Quito: Demonstrators cheer on the government's decision to withdraw the controversial increase in fuel prices. This was agreed by the government and the leadership of the indigenous peoples after lengthy negotiations. (Photo by Juan Diego Montenegro/picture alliance via Getty Images) Views
Protests in the Global South: Ecuador and Chile Facing an Uncertain Economic Order
Protests in the global south, particularly in Chile and Ecuador, appear to be the result of long range monetarist policies that suit the political class and fail large sections of society.
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With Assange on Verge of Extradition to US, Sweden Drops Years-Long Rape Investigation Into WikiLeaks Founder
From the start of the Swedish investigation, said the WikiLeaks Defense Fund, "Assange's expressed concern has been that waiting in the wings was a United States request that would be unstoppable."
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The only way to preserve the current social and economic order is by force. And when people have had enough, they meet force with resistance and resilience. (Photo: by Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Governments Beware: People Are Rising Up All Over the World
Free-market capitalism has proved time and again to be a failure. The promised riches are distributed far too unequally, and for most they never transpire.
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Popular Protest: Just How Effective Is It?
The uprisings are many, but are they enough?
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A Chilean protest movement has exploded and forced change in the country's neoliberal government, but for some reason U.S. media isn't paying attention. Views
The Revolution Isn't Being Televised
The media is uninterested in protest movements around the world.
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Demonstrators shouted slogans outside the national assembly in Quito, Ecuador on Oct. 8, 2019 following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices sparked by the government's decision to scrap subsidies. (Photo: by Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Ecuador: From The Middle of the World to the End of the World
Ecuadorian people are teaching the world a lesson: unjust power, no matter how strong, always comes with a vulnerable spot, a measure of injustice, and peaceful and organized resistance against it.
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 A man holds a sign against the International Monetary Fund during a demonstration in solidarity with Ecuadorian people at the Embassy of Ecuador on October 14, 2019 in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Camilo Freedman/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images) Views
The IMF Convenes in Washington, Deaf to the Suffering It Causes Across the Planet
What the people of the world want it clear: democratic control of their economies. The International Monetary Fund continues to stand in their way.
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