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by Bjinse on Tue Apr 2nd, 2019 at 08:06:24 PM EST
UK to pay up to £200m in compensation to Windrush victims
The home secretary said there would be no cap on the fund, making it impossible to estimate how much money will eventually be paid to victims. Payments will not be restricted to people from the Caribbean but made to anyone who has been in the UK since 1988 who has been wrongly classified as being here illegally and as a result lost the right to work, access to healthcare and the ability to rent property.

The total number of those affected by the scandal remains unknown, but more than 5,000 people have been granted documentation by the Windrush taskforce in the past year, confirming that they have a legal right to live in the UK; 3,674 of them have been granted British citizenship.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 09:38:02 PM EST
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Gardaí to permit wearing of turbans and hijabs in diversity drive
"Although the number of recruits from different [Irish] cultural and ethnic backgrounds has been increasing in recent years, An Garda Síochána  remains in large part a homogenous organisation with most of its members from a predominantly ["]Irish Catholic["] background. However, a new recruitment campaign entitled 'The difference is you' aims to change that."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 4th, 2019 at 11:49:22 AM EST
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Twitter stops blocking French government's ad campaign
"The French government had planned to use the #OuiJeVote[,] or 'Yes I vote'[,] social media campaign to encourage voter registration and urge people to cast their ballots in the European parliamentary elections set for May 26. ... However, the government said Twitter refused the ads because it was unable to meet the new French law's transparency obligations and therefore banned all political ads in the country."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Apr 4th, 2019 at 07:05:06 PM EST
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... twitter were unwilling to meet legal transparency obligations. i.e. they might have to hire someone to check on their advertisers and file the paperwork. So they tried a cheap trick, to protect potential revenue stream, then backed down.

But their stance poses a problem : how can they dezcide if an ad is political or not, if they aren't capable of checking whether it conforms to the legislation?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 at 09:45:23 AM EST
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  • Low maintenance
  • High profits

That checks out.

  • High maintenance
  • Low profits

No way!

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 at 09:57:56 AM EST
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DW is funded in whole or in party by Germany government.

Protesters rally against 'rental insanity' in large German cities

Some 25,000 people were expected in Berlin. Other protests were planned for Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich.
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Expropriation [!] could cost the heavily-indebted city some €37 billion in compensation payments, according to Berlin government, though housing activists have estimated the cost to be significantly lower.

Organizers are collecting signatures for a petition that calls for a referendum on the expropriation of housing companies, demanding that companies with more than 3,000 apartments be taken over for public benefit. They'll need to collect 20,000 signatures within the next six months, then another 170,000 by February 2020 for the referendum to become a reality. The latest polls show a narrow majority of Berliners support the idea.Expropriation could cost the heavily-indebted city some €37 billion in compensation payments, according to Berlin government, though housing activists have estimated the cost to be significantly lower.

Article 15: ideological transformation, some rentier math
AP | Berlin housing activists lead campaign to fight rising rents
The group's main target is Berlin's biggest landlord, Deutsche Wohnen, a publicly traded company that has 111,500 apartments in Berlin with an estimated market value of about 15.2 billion euros ($17 billion) -- the majority of which were acquired from the city over the last decade or so as the capital struggled with debt. With those and the properties of several other companies, a total of about 243,000 apartments worth more than 36 billion euros ($40 billion) could be affected.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 04:44:56 PM EST
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Rent control makes a controversial comeback
The order brings into force legislation voted in November 2018 (known as the Elan law), which grants cities the right to impose rent control, under certain conditions, as a means to protect tenants and create more affordable housing. Because Paris's city council already approved a measure to reintroduce the practice in December, all that remains is for local authorities to set caps on how much landlords can charge.
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"It is also misleading for tenants. The loss of income will lead private landlords to flee [!] the market, which will be a disservice to housing seekers in the long term. In the absence of a strong, private rental sector, they will no longer be able to find housing."
m'k.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 at 12:29:17 AM EST
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Macron orders probe into France's role in Rwanda genocide
The announcement coincides with events in Rwanda commemorating the killings, 25 years on. Macron had ruffled feathers in Rwanda by saying that he could not attend this year.
Barack Obama gets rock star reception in Germany
The desire, it seemed, to remember a time when US leadership was less focused on nativism and alienating allies was palpable on Thursday night.
LEAK: Europe puts pressure on Beijing ahead of EU-China summit
Among their demands, Europeans want to include a reform of the World Trade Organisation rules to scale back subsidies and the forced transfer [?] of technology to China, as well as the elimination of all market barriers to European investors coming to the country.
Meanwhile in LIBYA ...
UN head 'shocked' by suffering at migrant camp in Libya
European Union cooperation with Libya has been credited with sharply reducing the number of migrants arriving from North Africa and the Middle East from a 2015 peak when Europe faced its worst migration crisis since World War II.
free uighurs

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 02:02:16 AM EST
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Greek police, migrants clash for third day
Several migrants, including children, have fainted amid the clouds of tear gas on Saturday. The protesters have lit fires to make the air more bearable, but fires have also erupted from exploding stun grenades.
Chinese investors dominate Golden Visas in Greece
The residence permits issued last year to citizens of countries outside the European Union who bought properties for at least 250,000 euros each grew 46 percent from 2017, according to the latest data from the Migration Policy Ministry.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 02:45:13 PM EST
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Migrants hoping to reach northern Greece leave Athens train station
"An effort is under way to make these people understand that the ["social media"] promises and reassurances they were given are not true. They stand to lose more than they hope to gain. We are constantly informing them and they are already starting to withdraw," general secretary of the Migration Ministry, Miltiadis Klapas, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA).

Trains leaving from Larissis station were canceled on Friday after dozens of protesters sat on the tracks. The refugees and migrants who bought tickets to travel to northern Greece were reimbursed, the ANA-MPA said.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 02:53:14 PM EST
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Ryanair strike fear eases with Portugal pilot deal
"Last summer, the airline was hit by 24-hour stoppages by cabin crew in Portugal, but insisted at the time that the industrial action had a limited impact on its operations."
Ryanair joins EU's top polluter club
"Responding to the news, Ryanair said in a statement that it 'is Europe's greenest and cleanest airline.'"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 11:31:41 PM EST
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hmm. Speaking of labor value theory, competition and "posting", ahh equilibrium and surplus...

Polish workers earn lowest [NE] wages, half of foreign workers come from the EU
Looks like conditions are kind of tough for undescended euros of the union.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 at 08:59:08 PM EST
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Trade and rights hit EU talks with China
"The intensification of EU diplomacy since March reflects frustration over China's reluctance to allow foreign companies to set up there without restrictions while taking full advantage of the EU's openness [?], EU diplomats say."

< yawn >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 11:34:06 PM EST
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Rwanda probe :
It's a bullshit whitewash
  1. Defense archives are declassified after 20 years, but not in the case of those referencing Rwanda
  2. Two historians with special expertise were recused from the inquiry by the government... I guess they know too much.

Macron ensures continuity with his predecessors of left and right, of denying that France has blood on its hands.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Apr 8th, 2019 at 12:33:12 PM EST
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Anglo-merican OVERSIGHT! is at lengths to bury the story.
French [?!] yellow vest protesters hit streets for 21st weekend
(Are there any other of which to speak? I won't be paying WaPo for its reportage)

SPUTNIK | LIVE UPDATE
cross-country twitter feeds of the weekend

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 04:03:26 PM EST
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Marseille, 6 Apr (FR), intermittent chansons de gestes, running time 00:24:00


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 04:12:44 PM EST
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French Yellow Vests stage `Act 21' of protests
"Protests also took place in Lyon, Dijon, Nice, Nantes, Montpellier, Bordeaux and Toulouse. Last week, Act 20 of the Yellow Vest protests saw 33,700 people take to the streets, according to the French Interior Ministry. In a Facebook posting however the Yellow Vest movement claimed 105,104 protesters took to the streets."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 at 12:32:58 AM EST
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alrighty then. Anglo-merican syndicated Macron PR development has rather quickly agreed on preferred placement, title, and metric-that-matters. Protest deflation continues in the manner of the closely-held calculatedriskblog.com FDIC "Unofficial Problem Bank" listing, 2009-2019 (389-78), sort of like the great Bank Holiday of '33 purge, but under management. You be the judge.

French 'Yellow Vest' Protests Largely Peaceful as Macron Wraps up Debate
"Turnout on Saturday was down sharply with 22,300 demonstrators nationwide, according to government estimates, compared with 33,700 a week earlier."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 at 02:31:26 PM EST
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