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Anti-Semitism in Germany

Anti-Semitism in Germany

June 3, 2019

German police say anti-Semitic crime rose by 20% between 2017 and 2018. Many Jews in Germany no longer feel safe. And many must struggle with the question of whether to wear their traditional skullcaps in public. DW met a Jewish man living in Berlin who lives these questions every day

Facial Recognition Technology Ban for Police Is Important, but Not Enough

Facial Recognition Technology Ban for Police Is Important, but Not Enough

May 31, 2019

San Francisco, the ‘Silicon Valley’ city where facial recognition technology has been developed, is one of the first cities to recognize the risk to city residents of false recognition and over-reliance on technology

Tyrone West Would Have Been 50

Tyrone West Would Have Been 50

May 29, 2019

The sister of Tyrone West, Tawanda Jones, has been protesting for 303 weeks since 2013 to get justice for her brother who was killed by University and city police in Baltimore

Activists Push Back Against Conservative Threat to Safe and Legal Abortion

Activists Push Back Against Conservative Threat to Safe and Legal Abortion

May 22, 2019

With abortion rights under threat across the country and conservative anti-abortion bills gaining momentum, women and activists are taking their protests to the streets to defend their right to privacy and bodily autonomy

Laura Flanders Show: Dance as World-Changing Movement

Laura Flanders Show: Dance as World-Changing Movement

May 21, 2019

This week, two artists who expand our ideas about beauty, risk, mobility, and inclusion. Wheelchair dancer and esteemed choreographer Alice Sheppard, and MacArthur Genius Award-winning action architect Elizabeth Streb. What difference does art make? Should art-making be a human right? What will it take to disable the limits society puts around “normal”? These questions and…

Toronto Residents Face Off Against Google over Waterfront 'Smart City'

Toronto Residents Face Off Against Google over Waterfront ‘Smart City’

May 16, 2019

A subsidiary of Google wants to build a ‘Smart City’ on Toronto’s Waterfront. But with billions of dollars in real estate and infrastructure at play, residents are pushing back against a proposal that they say could have terrible consequences for public services as well as privacy

Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

Assange Arrest: Background and Implications

April 12, 2019
Our recent coverage of the arrest of Julian Assange
New York Sues Big Pharma for Opioid Crisis

New York Sues Big Pharma for Opioid Crisis

April 5, 2019

Sackler and PurduePharma profited from “suffering and death,” NYC AG Letitia James says. White collar criminologist Bill Black discusses the case

EU Clamps Down on Freedom of Speech in name of Copyright Protection

EU Clamps Down on Freedom of Speech in name of Copyright Protection

April 5, 2019

Julia Reda of the Pirate Party warns that the law does not protect creators, but large interest groups. Internet platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter will install filters and ban access to material individuals upload who do not buy the rights for everything they use

WitchHunt: Controversy Over Anti-Semitism and the British Labour Party

WitchHunt: Controversy Over Anti-Semitism and the British Labour Party

April 1, 2019

Filmmaker Jon Pullman discusses his film WitchHunt, about the suppression of critical voices in the Labour Party and the influence of the Israeli lobby