Marietje Schaake, the EU's most tech-savvy MEP, writes, "Recently I launched a global campaign against the trade in digital
arms from the EU: stopdigitalarms.eu
It is unacceptable that EU-made technologies are still exported,
deployed and operated by European companies to third countries
Globally, citizens' digital freedoms are under threat of
mass-surveillance, censorship and hacking. So far the EU is
unwilling to take action.
In October 2012 the European Parliament adopted legislative
that would curb the export of digital arms.
So far the European Commission and Member States are unwilling to
meet Parliament's demand, so we need vocal public support.
The Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle writes, “We founded a credit union to build a new path after the banking debacle of 2008 and it’s been crushed by federal regulators. The regulators close 200-300 credit unions every year, and have been since their founding of the NCUA in 1970. Only a couple are allowed to start […]
A leaked recording made of a conference call hosted by the Edison Electric Institute, which lobbies for the power industry, reveals lobbyists for high pollution companies talking about how they can exploit the Syrian refugee crisis to get a rider inserted into a pending bill that would kill the EPA’s Waters of the United States […]
The barb in trade agreements’ tail is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system, which lets companies sue governments to repeal rules that interfere with their profitability. It’s let tobacco giants fight anti-smoking campaigns, and now it’s letting fisheries attack rules aimed at preventing the wholesale slaughter of dolphins.
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