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Uber loses court appeal against drivers' rights - BBC News
[ ANOTHER COURT IN UK SAID, UBER DRIVERS ARE EMPLOYEES.] Uber said there were two further possible stages in the appeal process - the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. &! Deliveroo - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41983343 - But the CAC found they were self-employed because of their freedom to "substitute" - allowing other riders to take their place on a job. &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41980922 - Handy gig cleaning app. and its policy acts causes social media row.
UK  Uber  Platform  1099  Self-Employment  gig  Economy  on-demand  working  poor  poverty  insecurity  Precariat  minimumwage  Mindestlohn  TaskRabbit  neoliberal  Exploitation  workers  rights  trade  union  neoliberalism  Capitalism  profit  maximisation  PAYE  NI  taxation  pension  scheme  bailout  welfare  state  recovery  Technology  totalitarianism  technocracy  Super  Rich  1%  Plutocracy  Oligarchy  evasion  avoidance  tax  employment  law  Deliveroo 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Roger Cohen on Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"To refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain 'the last best hope of earth' for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
Social media firms under scrutiny for 'Russian meddling’ - BBC News
Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers defended themselves to US lawmakers probing whether Russia used social media to influence the 2016 election.
The three firms faced hard questions at a Senate panel on crime and terrorism about why they missed political ads bought with Russian money. &! https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/10/30/social-media-democracy/ - Francis Fukuyama - This is not the situation that prevails in today’s internet world. There are not a variety of competing platforms with differing points of view; rather, there is Facebook, which has become a sort of global utility. [ creating for each their own bubble own world, enabling to reject, deny reality in spite of fact. Orwell on nationalism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notes_on_Nationalism - Indifference to reality ] ESPECIALLY when the user is the product, sold to corporates. Keep users more and more clicking = keep making more and more money. &! Displayed in their dedicated teams in-house support for Trump campaign! $85m. Client satisfaction and profit maximisation. --- https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/facebooks-2016-election-team-gave-advertisers-a-blueprint?utm_term=.ox8O6gxWY#.ji2Ngpmoz &! https://staltz.com/the-web-began-dying-in-2014-heres-how.html
Facebook  democracy  presidential  election  2016  Brexit  Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  AfD  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  Social  Media  Newsfeed  bubble  algorithm  filter  bias  Gesellschaft  Nationalism  Orwell  Orwellian  Patriotism  demagogue  Twitter  Google  monopoly  duopoly  monopsony  Amazon  antitrust  Francis  Fukuyama  totalitarianism  Capitalism 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Senior judge warns over 'shaming' impact of legal aid cuts | Law | The Guardian
Last year, Amnesty International said the cuts were far worse than anticipated and had created a “two-tier” system that denied the poorest people access to justice.
UK  Austerity  injustice  Justice  LegalAid  poverty  trap  Precariat  No  Representation  nasty  party  democracy  Brexit  totalitarianism  Corporate  GFC  bank  bailout  recovery  secular  stagnation 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
(3935) 35 Minutes on YouTube Demonetization - YouTube
Conservative corporate totalitarian times. Monopoly and monopsony. &! politics hit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkYR89SzXNc - J&N, The Young Turks // 'anti-liberal democratic people democracy' policing content
YouTube  Creative  Creatives  Creators  Culture  Advertising  corporate  totalitarianism  Consumer  Capitalism  advertisement  Facebook  Newsfeed  monopoly  monopsony  Google  anti-trust  Amazon  LGBTQ  Liberal  free  speech  democracy  Subscription  Patreon  PayPal 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
How Europe's far right fell in love with Australia's immigration policy | World news | The Guardian
Espersen has studied Australia’s Pacific solution in detail, so I pushed him: where would your Nauru be? “Morocco is a very good example of a country that would possibly do it for an amount of money,” he claims. And Danish staff could run the camps. “We would run the things ourselves and pay the Moroccan authority a fee. We would also make it possible for their local grocers or butchers to come and deliver goods … There will be excellent service, I can assure you.” In the Danish right’s offshore paradise, there would be education, too. Nobody will be “living in ratholes”, he promises. [...] As with Australia and its offshore centres, what happens in Libya stays in Libya while Europe washes its hands of responsibility. If the flow of migrants surges again during the next war or climate crisis, the clamour for offshoring will only grow louder. And if the Australian model is adopted more fully in Europe, then there will be no hope for legitimate refugees to claim asylum through legal channels, and more of them will seek illegal paths to Europe.
European  Union  refugee  war  crisis  Africa  Libya  Lybien  Auffanglager  human  rights  Germany  quota  btw17  AfD  Brexit  immigration  Australia  KZ  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  neoliberalism  corporate  totalitarianism  FDP  Austria  policy  capitalism  Exploitation  Foreign  Aid  Syria  Iraq  Afghanistan  Islamophobia  Turkey  Erdogan  Merkel  UN  Asylum  Asylbewerber  book  Klimakatastrophe  Climatecatastrophe  national  security  food 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Totale Kontrolle (ARTE Doku) - YouTube
"angriff auf das privatleben." // false feeling of safety. true criminals (not opportunists) are not fended off with personal surveillance installations. // Security is very wish wash and can not be easily defined. // False Flag organised crime, war on terror, ... to take step by step away some kind of remaining privacy and freedom. // NSA & Co sell their programs as reasonable and efficient (able to prevent X). No transparency. No accountability. // automatic verdaechdig // Chris Hedges & Noam Chomsky - Corporate State //
surveillance  state  Orwellian  Privacy  Internet  Privacy  human  rights  society  Stasi  2.0  Career  Politicians  Big  Data  democracy  abuse  of  power  False  Flag  vested  interest  interest  groups  Meta  Data  metadata  self-censorship  military–industrial  complex  NSA  Five  Eyes  freedom  bulk  collection  UK  USA  Europe  Germany  corporate  state  War  on  Terror  civil  liberty  Gesellschaft  National  Security  interest  Cryptopocalypse  cyber  encryption  Patriot  Act  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  GCHQ  BND  organised  crime  cyber  espionage  FISA  Court  Secret  Courts  Pentagon  Police  World  Police  Imperialism  Empire  Drone  Strike  Drone  Warfare  Totalitarianism 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Katar verurteilt Dichter Mohammed al-Adschami zu lebenslanger Haft - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Sie importiert all ihre Sachen aus dem Westen. Warum importiert sie nicht Gesetze und Freiheit?" - Mit diesen Versen endet ein Gedicht des Poeten Mohammed bin Raschid al-Dib al-Adschami aus Katar. Und genau wegen dieses Gedichts hat ein Gericht in dem Golfstaat den Dichter am Donnerstag zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt.

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Für die unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit tagenden Richter hatte der Literat damit die Grenze des Erlaubten überschritten. Sie erkannten ihn für schuldig, den Emir beleidigt und zum Sturz seiner Herrschaft aufgerufen zu haben.

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Der Fall wirft ein Schlaglicht auf die engen Grenzen der Meinungsfreiheit in dem Golfemirat. Zwar präsentieren sich Scheich Hamad und seine Gattin Mosah gerne als aufgeklärte Herrscher, die Kritik dulden und die Pressefreiheit fördern - doch nur bis zu einer bestimmten roten Linie. Diese wird vom Herrscherhaus vorgegeben und muss auch vom medialen Flaggschiff des Landes befolgt werden: dem Nachrichtensender al-Dschasira.
Syrien  Bahrain  journalism  Al  Jazeera  totalitarian  regime  Totalitarianism  Political  free  speech  Islamic  Law  Islam  Arabic  Country  Qatar 
november 2012 by asterisk2a

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