Why Brazilian football fans are ditching the yellow jersey https://www.aljazeera.com/sports/2022/9/26/brazil-football-fans-ditching-the-famous-yellow-jersey
> “It was a symbol of victory. I used to wear it not only while watching matches but also on regular days. Now, I have stopped wearing it for political reasons. The current president, along with his supporters, turned the yellow jersey into a political campaign and a symbol of their political party. And as I don’t support their political ideas, I refuse to be mistaken as one of them.”
> Getting the ACCESS Act passed – and getting the DMA on track – will need lots of public support for the idea of interoperability as a way back from an internet composed of "five giant websites filled with screenshots of text from the other four"
The idea that cashless is mainstreamed without a publicly owned digital payment option is such a major problem. We are not angry enough that this is happening.
The @owncast project could really use some help! 🙏
At the moment the lead dev @gabek is having to handle an awful lot at once. The platform would be much more sustainable if there were more people on the team.
Everyone who wants to help is welcome, but of course there are some specific areas where help is especially welcome:
For those who don't know, OwnCast is a Twitch-style livestreaming and chat service for the Fediverse. You can follow OwnCast accounts from Mastodon etc and you will see a post in your timeline when the account goes live. There's a site about it at https://owncast.online and a directory of featured streams at https://directory.owncast.online
@mwalimu when these so called "democracy scholars" talk about liberal democracies, with France being listed there, do they include what these countries do beyond their borders?
@mwalimu It is the strange thing about these climate/conservation schemes engineered by greedy capitalists. Their argument is extract (destroy) and recycle/conserve (cover up).
@overflow64 I do not know the domestic responses to this but for neighboring countries that have borne the terror of Al Shabaab, this is an insult.
US ‘signs deal to receive UK police biometrics,’ pressures EU countries to follow suit https://www.biometricupdate.com/202207/us-signs-deal-to-receive-uk-police-biometrics-pressures-eu-countries-to-follow-suit
@overflow64 I wonder if there is a mining project that ever proceeded without human dignity violations. It seems the easier question to ask.
An interview with practitioners on the front lines of datafication | OpenGlobalRights
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Taxation in Africa from Colonial Times to Present Evidence from former French colonies 1900-2018
@mwalimu I am not sure this is even necessary. In fact too much of Mastercard centralization in ID and health and finance is dangerous.
> One of the reasons that tech companies have been so successful in perverting the original imitation game as a strategy for the extraction of capital is that governments are eager for the pervasive surveillance powers that tech companies are making convenient, relatively cheap, and accessible through procurement processes that evade democratic policy making or oversight.
Artifice and Intelligence https://techpolicy.press/artifice-and-intelligence/
Women Writing Africa: a catalogue of women scholars across the African continent from antiquity until the 19th century
Language of instruction in Tanzanian schools continue to draw debate.
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