Daily Archives: February 2, 2021

2021-02-02: News Headlines

Jonas Ecke (2021-02-01). The Appointment of Samantha Power is Bad News for USAID. counterpunch.org For all its faults, USAID — the US Agency for International Development — will be one of the most vitally important agencies of the Biden administration. The confluence of Covid-19, global warming, famines in the Horn of Africa, forced migration and a series of unending proxy wars in the Middle East is a perfect storm that

news.un (2021-02-01). Nicaragua: Amidst 'socio-political and human rights crisis', independent expert condemns environmental defender's death. news.un.org An independent UN human rights expert condemned on Monday the murder of an indigenous environmental defender in Nicaragua, calling for those responsible to be "duly investigated and brought to justice".

news.un (2021-02-01). Nicaragua : Amidst 'socio-political and human rights crisis', independent expert condemns environmental defender's death. news.un.org An independent UN human rights expert condemned on Monday the murder of an indigenous environmental defender in Nicaragua, calling for those responsible to be "duly investigated and brought to justice".

_____ (2021-01-31). Cellebrite: Israel's Good Cyber Cop Is Big Tech's Backdoor to Breaching Your Privacy. strategic-culture.org Israeli digital forensics company Cellebrite has been quietly providing law enforcement agencies with the tools to retrieve data from any device for years, but they want you to know they're on the right side of the law. | By Raul DIEGO | Privacy and security have long-been one of the top selling points for iOS devices in the interminable marketing fracas between Apple and its competitors, with fancy additions to their suite of protection features like fingerprint scanning and facial recognition. Android devices, by contrast, always seemed to lag behind in the personal encryption space, but have caught up fairly r…

Derrick Miles (2021-01-31). MMT and the Green Party: A GPWA Member Perspective. realprogressives.org Please join me in this exploration into the complicated relationship between Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the Green Party of the United States (GPUS), from my perspective as a member of the Green Party of Washington State. We will be investigating the contrasts between MMT and the current GPUS monetary reform platform position of "Greening the Dollar"; why MMT should be embraced in the GP platform in its place; and the importance for the framework of MMT to be understood by Green Party members. | To begin, it is of the utmost importance to understand that MMT is not an economic policy to be "implemented."