Category: Global

Oscars 2019: all the nominations

There were few surprises during this year’s Academy Awards nominations ceremony, but at least one film made Oscars history. Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture, making it the first superhero movie to ever earn

I, Wobbly — a new cycle of the IWW

The IWW has been quietly organising couriers in cities and towns outside London, in the UK and Ireland, since January 2018. In that time, we’ve developed a presence in nearly every major city in the regions outside London. But we aren’t organising in the traditional way, of courting membership and getting membership dues. We’ve adopted

Trump Goes Off the Rails on 30th Day of Shutdown

With shutdown negotiations on life support, the leader of the free world spent the day on Twitter.

DJI says employee fraud will cost it up to $150 million

The drone manufacturer DJI has discovered millions of dollars worth of fraud committed by its employees, the company has announced (via Bloomberg). The company has said it expects the losses from the fraud to amount

‘More Work to Do’: German Economy Prepares for No-Deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit threatens to have a major impact on the European economy. Companies have long since begun making concrete preparations for an eventuality that is looking increasingly likely.

Israel just ‘lost Cronkite’ — the struggle for Palestinian rights at ‘The New York Times’

For more than a generation, Palestinian voices have been suppressed at the New York Times. But under the new publisher A.G. Sulzberger, 38, the paper is serving notice that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans who want open debate. This explains Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking piece saying it’s time to end the progressive silence over Palestinian rights.

India wants social media platforms to remove content it deems ‘unlawful’

The Indian government has proposed new rules aiming to stop the spread of fake news and misinformation in the country on social media — and local civil liberties groups aren’t happy. Late last month, the

Officer HN30: Insights into the spycop scheme’s final years

Research by the Undercover Research Group has found a tale told through notes released by the Undercover Policing Inquiry last year. In October the Undercover Policing Inquiry released several documents which give us greater insight into the last years of the Special Demonstration Squad. The nuggets of information were hidden in a risk assessment for HN30,

Hundreds turn out in solidarity with Russian anti-fascists

Hundreds of people turned out today for a solidarity demo organised by Plan C London in aid of Russian anti-fascists who have been facing a brutal wave of repression by the Kremlin — which saw

“This Was the Last Straw”: State Staffers Fume as Pompeo Backs Trump in Shutdown

“This is bullshit,” a senior State Department official messaged on Thursday, shortly after the Trump administration announced that all United States diplomats and department employees were to return to work next week, despite an ongoing

Sonos Beam is $50 off in time for the Super Bowl

If you want to improve on your television’s built-in speakers, which are likely to be terrible, there are a lot of ways to do it. The Sonos Beam soundbar is one of them, and starting

How chicken became the rich world’s most popular meat

IN A SHED on a poultry farm just outside Colchester, in south-east England, thousands of chickens sit on piles of their own excrement. The facilities will not be cleaned until after the birds are killed,

Britain’s Brexit Dithering: It’s Time to Let the UK Go

January 18, 2019  06:23 PM European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker repeatedly said that he didn’t want to devote more than five minutes a day to Brexit. The message was clear: Even if the British were

Irreconcilable Differences: A Divided Britain Faces a No-Deal Brexit

Can Britain still regain control? After weeks of power struggles and an historic parliamentary defeat for the prime minister, it is unclear if the UK can still agree on a Brexit deal. Or whether a no-deal departure has become inevitable.

Tlaib and Omar’s support for BDS is now a lightning rod for Republicans

BDS shakes up the House! Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s support for BDS “is inconsistent with our national values,” says a Republican congressman, while the Dems’ appointment of BDS-supporter Ilhan Omar to House Foreign Affairs shows “the days of the Democrats’ support-Israel-at-all-costs stance are numbered,” as the young Jewish group IfNotNow proclaims.

How to watch the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 this weekend

The first — and only — total lunar eclipse of 2019 is happening on Sunday, January 20th, and those who live in North and South America will have a front row seat to the whole

Budapest Raid: Football Leaks Whistleblower Arrested

Portuguese authorities have accused a 30-year-old of attempted blackmail and data theft. Authorities have demanded the detainee’s extradition to Portugal, a move his lawyers are seeking to prevent.

Conferences ditch UoL as lecturers show solidarity with cleaners’ struggle

The University of London (UoL)’s dispute with IWGB members over bringing cleaning contracts back in-house ratcheted up a notch today as a major history conference dropped plans to hold the event at UoL’s Senate House