Global Press Freedom – Virtually Available
Non-profit organisation Reporters Without Borders has built The Uncensored Library in the video game Minecraft to give gamers access to censored material.
— Read on www.dezeen.com/2021/08/17/uncensored-library-reporters-without-borders-minecraft-censored-books/
Which American States would be on this list by the numbers?
France and Iceland are among seven destinations added on Monday to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest risk category for travel.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/travel/article/cdc-very-high-risk-level-4-travel-destinations/index.html
Robert Crews, a historian at Stanford University specializing in Afghanistan and central Asia, tells CNN’s John Vause he believes the Trump administration’s 2020 deal with the Taliban played a role in the group’s takeover of the country.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/08/17/afghanistan-trump-deal-robert-crews-sot-nr-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn
Mehdi Hasan mocked Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo on Monday for pivoting from being “chummy” with the Taliban to trying to “rewrite history” about their role.
— Read on www.mediaite.com/tv/mehdi-hasan-rips-trump-and-tough-guy-mike-pompeo-for-trying-to-rewrite-history-on-their-afghanistan-record/
One year ago, the Donald released 5000 Taliban fighters in exchange for a cease-fire to help his flailing presidential campaign, despite strenuous objections from both the Pentagon and the Afghan government. President Ashraf Ghani warned that their release would be a “danger to the world.”
— Read on www.alternet.org/2021/08/trump-taliban/
The government is reviewing whether all so-called green tariffs are really good for the environment.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58222808
Biden is standing by his decision to pull out U.S. forces and contractors, but the Republican Party appears to be tiptoeing backward from Trump’s role.
— Read on theweek.com/afghanistan-war/1003748/gop-takes-down-2020-page-touting-trumps-historic-peace-agreement-with-the
The overthrow of socialism and the capitalist counterattack had a staggering impact on the working class globally.
— Read on peoplesvoice.ca/2021/05/28/cpc-centenary-the-end-of-history-and-the-struggle-against-liquidation/
Tucker Carlson is staging his Fox News program in Budapest this week, where he is celebrating Viktor Orban’s authoritarian regime. Orban offers a road map for how American conservatives could slowly turn the United States to an autocracy.
— Read on nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/08/tucker-carlson-has-seen-the-future-and-it-is-fascist.html
The Florida governor is taking on Ben & Jerry’s while his state grapples with record COVD-19 cases.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/ron-desantis-ice-cream-coronavirus_n_610a1f9ae4b064678eeed1ff
Solarpunk is art movement that imagines a world where technology is used for the good of the planet.
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/business-57761297
The medical community thinks the governor, who claims everything is fine despite the state being the biggest COVID-19 hot spot in the country, is a clown.
— Read on www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/08/report-florida-doctors-think-ron-desantis-is-a-national-embarrassment
Female journalists and activists say they had their private photos shared on social media by governments seeking to intimidate and silence them.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/i-will-not-be-silenced-women-targeted-hack-leak-attacks-n1275540
YouTube has suspended News Corp-owned Sky News Australia from its platform after accusing the news outlet of posting misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Read on www.thedrum.com/news/2021/08/02/youtube-suspends-sky-news-australia-videos-denying-covid-19-existence
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said Friday.
— Read on apnews.com/article/technology-europe-russia-election-2020-5486323e455277b39cd3283d70a7fd64
A New York federal court has ordered US craft store Hobby Lobby to forfeit an ancient artifact purchased at a 2014 auction that “originated in the area of modern-day Iraq and entered the United States contrary to federal law,” the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/07/27/politics/epic-of-gilgamesh-hobby-lobby/